Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Instruments > Gear Building & Customizing
User Name  
Password
Search:

Reply
Old 01-20-2013, 05:53 AM   #1
Viban
UG's resident bum
 
Viban's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Pitch shift make?

I'll keep this short, I want to make a pitch shift, I wanna be able to switch it down an octave in whole step increments, How doable is it?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by R45VT
Bastards.
Viban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 06:31 AM   #2
jthm_guitarist
"funny" but "unmemorable"
 
jthm_guitarist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: West Coast USA
I think you need to be a computer engineer.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thrashtastic15
when you sense an attack slap the sack

show
jthm_guitarist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 07:42 AM   #3
Telecaster7
Call me Leon
 
Telecaster7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Perth, Australia
Maybe look up kits? I imagine having that much control would be hard.
Telecaster7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 07:46 AM   #4
Viban
UG's resident bum
 
Viban's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
I found a couple kits, but for the most part they just don't go down low enough. The reason I wanna build it though is because I joined a deathcore band (I'm broke, don't judge me) and I really like the feel and sound of this .10-.60 set in E standard, and I'd like to set it up to play with these strings in this tuning, but I don't want to have to worry about fret buzz when I tune back down to play, and our other guitarist insists that we play in Drop G (which I ****ing hate BTW) but our other guitarist and I both hate the tuning so we're gonna try to get the tuning to a tolerable level hopefully.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by R45VT
Bastards.
Viban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 12:32 PM   #5
sic6505+
Registered User
 
sic6505+'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
It would be a good idea to see if anywhere near you stocks the commercially available drop tune pedals like Morpheus or even a Digitech whammy. Give them a try and see if you like the sound. A lot of pitch shift effects sound a bit too synthetic.

Honestly your best bet is to see if you can find a cheap guitar to string up with the bottom 6 from an 8 string set.
__________________
"It might be a bit strong, lets water it down with vodka!"

311's Bias guide
311's Bias guide part 2
When I am dead lay me in a mound. Raise a stone for all to see, runes carved to my memory.
sic6505+ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 01:29 PM   #6
Viban
UG's resident bum
 
Viban's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Well, I'm hopefully getting a seven string, I just don't have much money on tap. I still need a couple cabs, a new set of tubes, and a decent speaker cable, all of that is probably gonna run me another $500 or so, before I can get the seven string I want.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by R45VT
Bastards.
Viban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 02:37 PM   #7
whoomit
 
whoomit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
The pitch shift in the Whammy pedal sounds like fart when you play two or more notes together.

I don't know if all pitch shifting pedals are like that.
__________________
whoomit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 04:10 PM   #8
Speckled_Hen
Dr Monkey Pants
 
Speckled_Hen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: England
I'm not sure, but I don't think you can make a pitch shifter with analogue circuity. The digitech whammy is all digital anyway.

It might be cheaper just to buy one.
__________________
Was lacking a decent sig. Still is.
Speckled_Hen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 04:23 PM   #9
eddiehimself
Call me EH, eh?
 
eddiehimself's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Slowly changing my identity, one day at a time
I'm not even sure you can build an analogue pitch shifter pedal. Honestly, the prices that those sort of pedals go for, you'd be better off buying a new guitar anyway. They really don't sound that realistic, especially when you're going down as far as an octave. You can get some decent 7-string guitars for not much money these days.
__________________
EH

"Show me war; show me pestilence; show me the blood-red hands of retribution..."

Last edited by eddiehimself : 01-20-2013 at 04:24 PM.
eddiehimself is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 04:25 PM   #10
Viban
UG's resident bum
 
Viban's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
^I suspect you are correct due to the fact that pitch shifters use algorithms to double the length of the signal, then play it at double the speed(assuming an upward shift of double the wavelength), Which I suspect would be difficult(read: impossible) to do that with analogue circuitry.
I did find a decent looking 7 string for $200 on rondo, mahogany body and grover tuners, seems rather nice. The only thing that worries me is the LFR, however should I find it insufficient a block of wood will make a good substitute for the springs.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by R45VT
Bastards.

Last edited by Viban : 01-20-2013 at 04:27 PM.
Viban is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:59 PM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.