#1
Call me a noob, but I was looking at some Ibanez guitars and it looked like it had a whammy bar, but I Read the description and found out it was called a "tremolo bar." So what the f*** is the difference between that and a whammy bar?
#3
"whammy bar" is a "nickname" for "tremolo bar"
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#5
Quote by imnotinsane
Call me a noob, but I was looking at some Ibanez guitars and it looked like it had a whammy bar, but I Read the description and found out it was called a "tremolo bar." So what the f*** is the difference between that and a whammy bar?


One's called a "whammy" and one's called a "tremolo."

That's the difference.

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I wish this trend would die. Not because it's not hilarious, but because you CAN. It's called a neck bend.
#6
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One's called a "whammy" and one's called a "tremolo."

That's the difference.


I wish this trend would die. Not because it's not hilarious, but because you CAN. It's called a neck bend.

No that is called "FUCKING UP YOUR NECK! WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU? DO YOU WANT TO SEVERELY DAMAGE YOUR GUITAR? ARE YOU FIVE? MUST YOU BREAK EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH?"


That's what it's called.
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#7
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No that is called "FUCKING UP YOUR NECK! WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU? DO YOU WANT TO SEVERELY DAMAGE YOUR GUITAR? ARE YOU FIVE? MUST YOU BREAK EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH?"


That's what it's called.


idiot.
#8
Quote by ExtremeMetalFTW
No that is called "FUCKING UP YOUR NECK! WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU? DO YOU WANT TO SEVERELY DAMAGE YOUR GUITAR? ARE YOU FIVE? MUST YOU BREAK EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH?"


That's what it's called.

You tell 'em, ExtremeMetalFTW!

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#10
"Tremolo" isn't even the correct name for the effect. The proper term for the "whammy bar" is "vibrato arm". I don't even know why people called it a "tremolo", because that effect is a rapid fluctuation in volume, not pitch. So "tremolo" is a nickname that was erroneously handed to the vibrato arm, and, quite sadly, stuck. I prefer "whammy bar", seeing as the vibrato arm's function has evolved far beyond merely vibrato (as it was originally intended for).
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#13
Its not a tremolo arm.
Its a vibrato arm, tremolo is a fluctuation in volume, not pitch.
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#14
Originally Posted by ~Moby Dick~
you can whammy without a whammy bar

he's right, its a neck bend, and my friend whom has literally threatened to kill me if i scratched his guitar does it a lot, so i cant imagine it messes anything up too much
#15
Quote by travislausch
"Tremolo" isn't even the correct name for the effect. The proper term for the "whammy bar" is "vibrato arm". I don't even know why people called it a "tremolo", because that effect is a rapid fluctuation in volume, not pitch. So "tremolo" is a nickname that was erroneously handed to the vibrato arm, and, quite sadly, stuck. I prefer "whammy bar", seeing as the vibrato arm's function has evolved far beyond merely vibrato (as it was originally intended for).


according to Wiki you can blam Leo Fender on the reversed meanings.
#17
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But vibrato arm sounds much lamer than tremolo bar

It sounds cooler
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#18
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But vibrato arm sounds much lamer than tremolo bar

Which doesn't make it any more correct.

But of course, we live in a day and age where it's SO FREAKING COOL to say the wrong things, spell things incorrectly, and if you use proper grammar and spelling, you're OBVIOUSLY a loser who can't just get with the times and do anything cool. I hate our generation.
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#19
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Which doesn't make it any more correct.

But of course, we live in a day and age where it's SO FREAKING COOL to say the wrong things, spell things incorrectly, and if you use proper grammar and spelling, you're OBVIOUSLY a loser who can't just get with the times and do anything cool. I hate our generation.

lol
#20
Quote by travislausch
Which doesn't make it any more correct.

But of course, we live in a day and age where it's SO FREAKING COOL to say the wrong things, spell things incorrectly, and if you use proper grammar and spelling, you're OBVIOUSLY a loser who can't just get with the times and do anything cool. I hate our generation.



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#21
Quote by travislausch
Which doesn't make it any more correct.

But of course, we live in a day and age where it's SO FREAKING COOL to say the wrong things, spell things incorrectly, and if you use proper grammar and spelling, you're OBVIOUSLY a loser who can't just get with the times and do anything cool. I hate our generation.


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