Mr Black Gilamondo review

  • £139
  • $179

Going through an eight-stage phase

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Our Verdict

A new force in phasing - well worth the money.

For

  • Lots of useful features. Excellent filter sounds. Easy to use.

Against

  • Not much.
Buying options

The Gilamondo is not your average phaser: for starters, it has eight stages of sweep, which offers a thicker, smoother tone than your old Phase 90.

"It's a funky swirl, which gets hollow at the bottom and almost flange-like"

It's a funky swirl, which gets hollow at the bottom and almost flange-like with judicious use of the bonus (ie, regen) control.

However, take the width knob to its minimum and the phase frequency freezes, leaving the bonus knob to tweak the freq.

It's like using a Q filter, and running it after distortion creates honky tones that are perfect for recording. Bonus, indeed!

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Tech Specs

Battery/Adaptor Type9V Battery Nine-volt mains adaptor
FeaturesTrue bypass