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post Dec 18 2009, 09:42 AM
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Here's my review of an (in my eye's/ears) outstanding pedal: The Digitech Whammy.

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post Dec 18 2009, 11:02 AM
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Very nice. I need to get one too.. I heard this since Satriani uses it immensly.

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post Dec 18 2009, 05:39 PM
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QUOTE (maharzan @ Dec 18 2009, 11:02 AM) *
Very nice. I need to get one too.. I heard this since Satriani uses it immensly.


Yeah, he does. It is really a weird piece of gear, it is like having one instrument extra to deal with, but it sure can produce som cool effects! smile.gif


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post Dec 18 2009, 05:55 PM
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Nice one Staffay!! I'll put it on the Gear page over the weekend!!!

For Alternative Weapons you could add some of the Zoom catalogue of gear. Anything Zoom with a Pitch Shifter can be operated with an Expression Pedal and turned into a Whammy type pedal! It's not as versatile as the Digitech but it'll give you up to an octave of 'Whammy'!!
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post Dec 18 2009, 06:49 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Dec 18 2009, 05:55 PM) *
Nice one Staffay!! I'll put it on the Gear page over the weekend!!!

For Alternative Weapons you could add some of the Zoom catalogue of gear. Anything Zoom with a Pitch Shifter can be operated with an Expression Pedal and turned into a Whammy type pedal! It's not as versatile as the Digitech but it'll give you up to an octave of 'Whammy'!!
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Ooh, I did'nt know that.. I'll check it out! :-) Thats what I meant bout using a harmonizer with a MIDI-pedal or such....

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post Dec 18 2009, 07:33 PM
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QUOTE (Staffy @ Dec 18 2009, 05:49 PM) *
Ooh, I did'nt know that.. I'll check it out! :-) Thats what I meant bout using a harmonizer with a MIDI-pedal or such....

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Yep, any Harmoniser + Midi should do it!
Most Zoom Multi FX have a Pitch Shifter built in, which if you use an extra Expression Pedal can make it like a whammy.

For instance with my old 9150 the patch selection is controlled by an 8050 foot controller. In the 8050 are 2 Jack Sockets to add 2 expression pedals. One for an Effect Volume Pedal and the other is assignable within a patch so can be used as a Wah or like a Whammy with the Pitch Shifter!
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The whammy pedal, is an amazing pieice of kit, in the right hands and used musically it is fantastic.
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Nice review, I didn't know about this gadget, seems cool smile.gif


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QUOTE (Fran @ Dec 18 2009, 08:53 PM) *
Nice review, I didn't know about this gadget, seems cool smile.gif


Nah, neither did I, I've always thought it was kind of a wah-wah for some reason.... ohmy.gif


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QUOTE (Staffy @ Dec 18 2009, 09:54 PM) *
Nah, neither did I, I've always thought it was kind of a wah-wah for some reason.... ohmy.gif


But isn't it a wah-wah???




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Great review as always man! I must have one of this pedals in the near future! smile.gif


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post Dec 19 2009, 10:33 PM
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great review, thank you!

Check in this video the realness of the octave up effect with the whammy



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Awesome review. I've tried this product before, very cool


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Great review Staffy. I tried Whammy briefly, and I didn't liked the unnatural sound of it, but what the pedal can do was really interesting.


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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Dec 20 2009, 03:16 AM) *
Great review Staffy. I tried Whammy briefly, and I didn't liked the unnatural sound of it, but what the pedal can do was really interesting.


Yeah, I can see Your point here, it's not really a thingy for everyday use (other than if You play experimental guitar), rather a tool for spicing things up sparse in some situations.

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QUOTE (Staffy @ Dec 21 2009, 01:29 PM) *
Yeah, I can see Your point here, it's not really a thingy for everyday use (other than if You play experimental guitar), rather a tool for spicing things up sparse in some situations.

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Yeah, it is a great effect nonetheless, expands the expressiveness of the instrument, and few guitarists made it famous, first one for me being Mr. Morello. When I was a kid, listening to his work with RATM, I was trying to do same riffs and solos as him without whammy, with some delay and autowah (didn't even know about whammy existence at the time) - you can imagine how that sounded laugh.gif


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Another great use of the whammy.

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Has to be my favorite whammy part ever.


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