How's that for six spaces of tasty analog? You're looking at my electric piano live effects station, half-way completed. Still a ways to go, but I'm fairly pleased with the results thus far. I was a little hesitant about the phaser, but now that I have it, I'm impressed with its range of tones. It doesn't have as much juice as a Bi-Phase, the only other 6/12 phaser I'm intimately familiar with, but it has a much broader pallette. The LFO goes up to 250Hz, which is well in to audible (and thus ring-mod-ish) territory.
Has anyone but me noticed the difference in build quality between the older Big Briar pedals and the newer Moog ones? The LPF and Phaser (both Big Briar, as you can see) seem to be made of much sterner stock than the ring mod. The pots are firmer, and they just feel more solid. Of course, all three are built like tanks, but the Big Briar models seem to be more tankish.
In any case, now I have to get a CP251 and the rack tray for same. A couple little things go in the empty spot on that tray, and we're 2/3rds done. I still need to pick up an A/D/A for the whole fiesta, but that's easy enough.
UPDATE: Amos from Moog sez on MatrixSynth the following:
The part number and supplier are the same on the new Moog 'foogers as the Big Briar ones... lifespan of the pots is the same, but the turning resistance and smooth, damped feel have totally changed over the last couple of years. Moog have been in a fight with CTS for the last year over this issue, with CTS insisting they are delivering the same pots as before. Clearly they are not... hopefully this will be remedied soon. Note that newer Moogerfoogers such as the MuRF and Bass MuRF have the solid, smooth-turning pots you would expect.
Good enough explanation for me. I mean, it's not like the pots are bad or anything; it's just that the older ones feel better.