I bought this after seeing a demo video, it might not be for everyone but to me it is the best phaser I've ever heard. It's not harsh at all, rather it's quite practical and very usable. It can be set to fully wet if you want a strong phaser but I prefer to use it more subtly. The Stage Toggle lets you change from 4 to 6 stages, 4 being what most phasers sound like and 6 being a more complex phaser setting. The pedal is built very well, I have no complaints whatsoever. The only thing I'd change about it is the art work but it's fine, just not my style. I'll never buy another phaser, this is as good as it gets in my opinion.