#2
It changes the pitch of the string. If you press the bar towards the body of the guitar, the strings should get more slack making the pitch much lower. If it's not doing anything your whammy bar is probably not set up.
#3
Its a metal arm that screws into the bridge (the thing that holds the end of the strings) that is used to lower the pitch of the note made by the guitar by pushing on the arm and tilting the bridge.



it does not change the sound or tone, but that pitch.
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#8
Quote by nebno6
Pah, you don't need a whammy, none of the good guitarists like Buckethead use it.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=2OONnAVIQ3I&feature=related


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Quote by nebno6
Pah, you don't need a whammy, none of the good guitarists like Buckethead use it.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=2OONnAVIQ3I&feature=related



Oh man, Thanks for linking to that video. That is the single best thing I've seen in months of searching youtube for something worth watching. Well, that and Chuck Vader.
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#11
Quote by Shnrub
Yeah because people who use a whammy bar suck right.

Hendrix
Steve vai
Joe Satriani
John Petrucci
Dimebag

just to name a few of those crappy guitarists

All those guys are garbage. They all need moar slash


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#12
all those guys rape slash cuz dey shr3d s0 fuking h4rd OMGZ
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#13
Quote by devit
all those guys rape slash cuz dey shr3d s0 fuking h4rd OMGZ


nononononooooooooo. Slash > everybody. Thats not to say those other guys dont totally rock as well. Music = not always a competition. Definately not a rape competition. Wtf @ rape competition. Do you get points for quantity only? Bonuses for weird places and ppl maybe?

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#17
god wuts with people and slash? he isnt very great at all. you people here welcome to the jungle and sweet child o mine and this gnr is the ****. idiots.

i can name plenty of great guitarists who use whammys...

-brian haner jr (synyster gates)
-kirk hammet
-eric clapton
-EDDIE VAN HALEN!!
-joe satriani
-Dimebag Darrell (R.I.P.) =(
-Jeff Loomis
-Jimi Hendrix

ok thats not many and i copied some of them from the other people but who cares. look at all of them!!
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#18
Quote by devit
alexi laiho
kirk hammet
chris broderick
Jeff Loomis
MAB
the list goes on and on


He said GOOD guitarists like buckethead he didnt say Great guitarists.
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#19
Slash > Synyster dude...

Slash isn't the best, but Gates is nowhere near as good...
I like both, but still...don't put him above all others b/c he's your favorite.
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#20
its funny how people flame on like, guitarist questions
but when someone asks what a whammy bar is there all nice..
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#21
I dont think a7x is that good really they wear more makeup then my wife and jeans of an 11yo girl. now Zakk wilde plays a les paul and dosnt need a whammy tho someone of that kind of greatness dosnt need one, Ehh slash is so/so his sound isnt that origonal .
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#22
I like A7X ok, but I hate when people put Synyster Gates > all other guitarists...
This ends now, eat the goddamn beans!
#23
Whammy bar=change pitch

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