Top Ten Songs With a Phasing Effect on a Guitar

Phasing (or phase shifting) is a type of guitar effect designed to give it a "swirly" or "warbling" type of sound. It is not to be confused with flanging; the two effects use different processes and have a different sound. The two most famous phasing effects units are the MXR Phase 90 and the Uni-Vibe. Feel free to add more examples, and give me some more information about them.

The Top Ten

1 Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1-5 - Pink Floyd

The famous guitar figure heard in Part Two uses a phase pedal. That part gives me goosebumps. - Gg2000

That’s a beautiful phasing guitar sound. - Userguy44

2 Anthem - Rush

You can hear the phasing in the verses. Alex Lifeson frequently used phasing in their early years. - Gg2000

3 Daydream - Robin Trower

Robin Trower frequently used a Uni-Vibe. His tone in this song is sublime. - Gg2000

4 Shattered - The Rolling Stones

You can hear the phasing on the main riff. They used it a lot on that album. - Gg2000

5 Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way - Waylon Jennings

Unusally for a country musician, Waylon used a lot of phase pedal in the 70s. - Gg2000

6 Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin

Jimmy Page used a Phase 90 on the intro. - Gg2000

7 Rudie Can't Fail - The Clash

Probably the most notorious example of theirs. - Gg2000

8 Young Americans - David Bowie

Listen to the short guitar break in the middle of the song and you will hear it. - Gg2000

9 Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd

You can hear phase pedal on the electric guitar in the verses. - Gg2000

10 White Man - Queen

You can hear the phasing most prominently in the first two verses. This is a very underrated song of theirs; it's very heavy-sounding. - Gg2000

The Contenders

11 Eruption - Van Halen

Definitely the first thing that comes to mind. If you consider it an actual song. - truckturner

12 Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
13 Back Chat - Queen

One of the guitar parts in the verses is played with the phase pedal on. It was played by John Deacon, who used the same trick on "Cool Cat" (another song from Hot Space). - Gg2000

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