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post Apr 20 2013, 05:33 PM
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Does anyone use these types of pedals?
I was looking at the Morpheus one, kinda looked cool. Do these types of pedals sound okay when playing chords?




Also, I dont suppose there are any VST's that will drop your tuning? I have a sub octave one within pod farm but its rubbish when you play a chord, sounds okay when you play lead though.




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post Apr 20 2013, 06:18 PM
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I tried one of these a while back, for down-tuning a half or a whole tone, it sounds great (chords and everything). Slight delay between playing but nothing unmanageable.

Obviously the further down you go, the worse it gets. But you can definitely use this live as long as you don't push the pedal too hard.


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post Apr 21 2013, 09:49 AM
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Yes, I got one. I think you'll like it.

The only thing is, it's better when playing on a real amp or through your headphones. The your guitar tone needs to drown out the ambient sound of the strings being strummed, because that discrepancy is a little weird.

So, if you're playing with a band or by yourself at band volume, or are using headphones, it works great!

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post Apr 22 2013, 06:59 PM
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Cool, it does sound like my sort of thing. Definitely top of my list of stuff to get now biggrin.gif





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post Oct 24 2013, 07:43 PM
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hi bleezz check this i saw the demo in you tube and sounds great...


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post Dec 25 2013, 03:27 PM
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Hey guys Im in the market for a Whammy DT pedal. if anyone happens to notice one on sale over the festive season please give me a shout smile.gif
The cheapest Ive seen at the moment is 184 GBP but I thought I'd hang back just incase one ends up in an xmas sale! probably wont but ya never know rolleyes.gif




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post Dec 25 2013, 04:43 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Dec 25 2013, 03:27 PM) *
Hey guys Im in the market for a Whammy DT pedal. if anyone happens to notice one on sale over the festive season please give me a shout smile.gif
The cheapest Ive seen at the moment is 184 GBP but I thought I'd hang back just incase one ends up in an xmas sale! probably wont but ya never know rolleyes.gif




Hey Bleez your link didn't work...although I looked it up and couldn't find it an cheaper than that price.


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post Dec 25 2013, 06:05 PM
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QUOTE (Headbanger @ Dec 25 2013, 03:43 PM) *
Hey Bleez your link didn't work...

thanks dude, my bad. fixed it now smile.gif


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post Dec 26 2013, 05:16 PM
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I heard about these drop tuning pedals before, thanks for that demo. It does sound promising to my ears. I think such pedal can be extremely useful for home practicing to avoid drop tuning your guitar too often, if stuff you practice depends it. However, I don't see much use of it in record as it is obviously better to just downtune the guitar for that purpose. For live playing - that is a bit questionable too. I think it would be usable, depending on the scale of the gig (local school gig, bar, festival etc). The bigger the gig - the better onstage gear and sound is favorable. In smaller gigs the PA systems etc are not good enough to reproduce all the details in your sound so you can easily get away.

I think it is an exciting trend with these pedals that detect pitch (even when chords are played) - TC electronic polytune pedal for example feels very useful.


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Exactly. To me, this are fun toys, but someone will come out with something 'better' in 6 months. I think it would just be better to buy a new guitar and dedicate it to a drop tuning.

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I heard about these drop tuning pedals before, thanks for that demo. It does sound promising to my ears. I think such pedal can be extremely useful for home practicing to avoid drop tuning your guitar too often, if stuff you practice depends it. However, I don't see much use of it in record as it is obviously better to just downtune the guitar for that purpose. For live playing - that is a bit questionable too. I think it would be usable, depending on the scale of the gig (local school gig, bar, festival etc). The bigger the gig - the better onstage gear and sound is favorable. In smaller gigs the PA systems etc are not good enough to reproduce all the details in your sound so you can easily get away.

I think it is an exciting trend with these pedals that detect pitch (even when chords are played) - TC electronic polytune pedal for example feels very useful.



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