Keeley Electronics is 18 years old now. Legally an adult right? What sound fits the coming of a new phase? The sound that fits in my mind is the tone-throbbing swirls of dancing equalizers. Two, four or six stages of phasing give you the most musical sound for orbiting around a tonal center of gravity. The slippery slope of the low frequency oscillator in the phaser gives you that wave like sound to the tonal trajectory. Phasers create peaks and valleys in the spectrum of your guitar’s output. As those little “bands of EQ” wander through your sound, they create filter sweeps that are very appealing to the ear. Little twinkles of light slip into the deep and dark depths of space. You can further control how deep those EQ settings are, by way of the Depth control. Low and Slow is always the way to go, but if you need to go Fast and Deep, we’ll help you power through it. The Rate control gives you all kinds of range over the hertz. Feel free to sit and spin as fast and deep as you need. As for Feedback, we all need a bit of it. Feedback sends some of the output back to an earlier stage near the input. Lush waves of tone fold back inwards to get recycled for the next turning of a phase. After 18 years of building over 100 different pedals, this phaser is the perfect celebration of tone-crafting. Set for stunning, the tone of the Keeley Electronics XVIII Series Phaser is one you’ll enjoy for many, many years.