#1
was wondering if there is such a pedal that shifts your guitar's pitch without affecting tone

cuz like i drop tone a lot and i only got 1 guitar...so i need something that'll make my guitar drop tune in an instant

is there such a thing???
#2
yeah a gibson robot les paul. good luck hocking up 3 grand

*edit: in other words, no
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#4
You mean like half-step down? A Digitech whammy can do that. If you want drop tuning then you need to use the tuning pegs.
#6
Do you mean different tunings?

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#8
digitech whammy does it, but you don't get as good of a sound compaired to when you tune yourself
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#9
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yeah a gibson robot les paul. good luck hocking up 3 grand

*edit: in other words, no

actually, if u look on the UG homepage, the featured contest is a GIBSON ROBOT GUITAR!!!
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#11
Yeah there are a few in production for relatively cheap prices. They're actually not all that uncommon, they are VERY useful.


They're usually called "tuners"

Google "Boss TU-2" or "Korg Pitchblack". Those are the most common ones.

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Yeah there are a few in production for relatively cheap prices. They're actually not all that uncommon, they are VERY useful.


They're usually called "tuners"

Google "Boss TU-2" or "Korg Pitchblack". Those are the most common ones.

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is this a joke? sigh..


Yes.


Is your thread a joke?

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#14
You're describing a pitch shifter, and all of them affect tone.

You could look into the EHX POG or HOG, but they're very expensive and don't have an expression pedal (although the HOG can hook up to one).

Best bet, IMO, would be a Digitech Whammy if you don't want to spend too much money.
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#16
its a terrible idea, it wont pickup chords well, and you'll just plain sound weird, especially if you cheap out. in other words, buy a tuner
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so conclusion.....no such pedal
got it

There are pedals, they just sound terrible. For the sake of sounding better and saving money, just tune it yourself.
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Quote by luyezi27
was wondering if there is such a pedal that shifts your guitar's pitch without affecting tone

cuz like i drop tone a lot and i only got 1 guitar...so i need something that'll make my guitar drop tune in an instant

is there such a thing???


No, anything you put between your guitar and amp will alter the signal in some way.

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You're describing a pitch shifter, and all of them affect tone.


Correct re: Pitch Shifter

EVERYTHING you put between your guitar and amp will "affect tone"

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You could look into the EHX POG or HOG, but they're very expensive and don't have an expression pedal (although the HOG can hook up to one).

Best bet, IMO, would be a Digitech Whammy if you don't want to spend too much money.


The best stuff for this are neither cheap, nor pedals, They are rack equipment and to do it properly will cost big bucks
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#20
Ive used the digitech whammy pedal for the drop tune feature before, and it just does dandy. True, the whammy isnt the best for pitch shifting effects and harmonies with chords and tracking and such, but the drop tune is fine. Trust me, and the drop tune doesnt make your tone sound different.
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Ive used the digitech whammy pedal for the drop tune feature before, and it just does dandy. True, the whammy isnt the best for pitch shifting effects and harmonies with chords and tracking and such, but the drop tune is fine. Trust me, and the drop tune doesnt make your tone sound different.



Of course it does. It doesn't just magically make your note appear to sound lower without actually changing anything.

Even just having a Whammy in your signal chain will alter your tone slightly, even if it's in bypass.


If all you want to do is tune down, then turn the little knobs on the end of your guitar. That's what they're for.

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#22
I have a Whammy Pedal, and there definitely is some noticeable noise when you use the drop-tune feature. Chords have a wobbly sound to them if you listen closely. It works fine for just practicing or playing along with songs, but for anything serious like gigging or recording, it sounds much better to tune the guitar down yourself.