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Mr Black Gilamondo review

Going through an eight-stage phase

  • £139
  • $179
The bonus knob acts a bit like a Q filter

MusicRadar Verdict

A new force in phasing - well worth the money.

Pros

  • +

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

Cons

  • -

    Not much.

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!

Michael Brown
Michael Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).