Xvive V6 Phaser King review

A phaser without a royal price tag

  • £46
  • €46
  • $88
The Phaser King recalls classic 10-stage phasers like the MXR Phase 100

MusicRadar Verdict

An extremely versatile effect on an extremely slim budget.


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    Versatile. Small footprint. Classic phase tones.


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    18V power supply.

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There are two unusual things about Xvive's V6 Phaser King...

"The manual claims 'it pours on the special sauce to take your tone into outer space'"

Firstly, the manual claims 'it pours on the special sauce to take your tone into outer space', and secondly, it takes an 18-volt power supply.

It's worth persevering with the power quirks, though, because the tone recalls the thick, chewy sweeps of classic 10-stage phasers, such as the MXR Phase 100 and Boss PH-2.

There's a huge speed range, too, from super-slow take-off-style sounds to vibrato-ish wobble, while the feedback knob adds extra throb for more vocal sounds.

Michael Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, 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.