John Frusciante’s MXR Phase 90access_time First seen circa 1991
Used in the early days during the Mother’s Milk/BSSM era. During the recording of the Californication album, however, John borrowed an MXR Phase 100, but as the band went on tour, he seemed to have purchased a Phase 90 for himself and used it live from then on. It is unknown whether he used this phase shifter exclusively, but it seems to have been on John’ pedalboard most of the time during the Californication tour at least. During the By The Way tour, he seemed to have switched to a Moog MF 103 Phaser.
I have an Ibanez wah-wah pedal, because it has a wider range than the others. I use a Fuzzface and a Boss distortion pedal, and an MXR phase shifter, and that’s about it. [Guitar (UK), February 1991]