#1
Okay, so i just ordered a Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR. Maybe a stupid move since i play in a bunch of different tunings, but there are such tings as pitch shifting pedals/whammy pedals/harmoniser pedals where i can adjust the wet/dry mix...? I've looked at the Digitech Harmony Man, but its a bit more expensive than i'd like, since i only want to shift the pitch of my guitar, not fussed about harmonies.. is there a cheap/simple pedal that does this type of thing? For example if i setup my guitar to be in perfect D standard tuning with the FR, then i could just shift up a step for standard, or down as many steps as i need?

Thanks.

EDIT: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showpost.php?p=17878323&postcount=9
Last edited by TChosenPessimis at Dec 29, 2008,
#2
Is the Digitech Harmony Man the same thing as Digitech Whammy? Coz I've heard good things about that pitch shifter. Hear it in action in RATM, Buckethead and Mars Volta.
#3
the digitech whammy can shift a whole step down but it doesnt like chords, just single notes

simple answer is no
Get off this damn forum and play your damn guitar.
#6
wait... people actually purposely put themselves through whammy hell?

lol trade back the hellrasier and get the white fixed bridge version.
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#7
You can do it effectively with a TC Electronic G Major, but if you go that route you may as well go ahead and put together a Midi rig.
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#8
Bad move.
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#9
Quote by Kendall
You can do it effectively with a TC Electronic G Major, but if you go that route you may as well go ahead and put together a Midi rig.


...quick question about the g major. Can i just run a simple route like Guitar --> G Major --> Amp input? Or is it more complicated?

The manual mentioned a preamp in the chain... not sure why a preamp is needed?
#10
Quote by TChosenPessimis
...quick question about the g major. Can i just run a simple route like Guitar --> G Major --> Amp input? Or is it more complicated?

The manual mentioned a preamp in the chain... not sure why a preamp is needed?


Its talking about putting it in the effects loop. What amp do you have?
#11
yeah, pitch shifting chords presents a lot of problems. they won't sound right, because of the overlapping notes...a company called Celemony has a software plugin called Melodyne that will shift chords decently, but as far as I know it's not available as a piece of gear (yet)
#12
Quote by IbanezPsycho
Its talking about putting it in the effects loop. What amp do you have?


Err.

.... Line 6 Spider III 150W. Hate it.

IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA 2 YEARS AGO! XD

No FX channel, only an input, 1/8 jack mp3 player input, headphone out, and stereo outputs for a cab.
#13
take back the guitar and get a good amp

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#14
Nah, i almost have enough for a Peavey 6505/5150 combo new. If i don't end up with enough, i'll get one 2nd hand.
#15
Quote by TChosenPessimis
Nah, i almost have enough for a Peavey 6505/5150 combo new. If i don't end up with enough, i'll get one 2nd hand.


Then you should be set with the Major......
#17
Quote by TChosenPessimis
...quick question about the g major. Can i just run a simple route like Guitar --> G Major --> Amp input? Or is it more complicated?

The manual mentioned a preamp in the chain... not sure why a preamp is needed?

You can, but it's designed to accept a line level signal as opposed to an instrument level signal. At the very least I'd put some type of buffer between the guitar and the G Major.

As simple as I can make it: a preamp will turn an instrument level signal into a line level.

Quote by sixtwofive
yeah, pitch shifting chords presents a lot of problems. they won't sound right, because of the overlapping notes...a company called Celemony has a software plugin called Melodyne that will shift chords decently, but as far as I know it's not available as a piece of gear (yet)

Digital "detuning" programs work a lot better than things labeled as "pitch shifters". As such, the "Detune" function in the TC Electronic stuff can very effectively shift you up or down by a half step without any notable repercussions. On the downside their "Shifter" function can technically go up or down by 2 octaves but the quality suffers more the farther you move off center. Going more than about a step and a half will cause some issues when playing anything more complex than power chords.
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