#1
I'm looking to buy a pitch shifter. I didn't buy the mxr classic distortion so I still have the money. The boss ps5 sounds digital to me. The digitech wammy sounds like bells instead of guitar notes. What are good harmonizers/pitch ****ters under $150
#2
another guitarists.


but if you must get a harmonizer

Boss HM2, and the PS5 are both very good.
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#4
if you go used you can get the boss HM2 harmonizer.

the PS5 is good but there are lots of bells and whistles

The whammy is overrated
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#5
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if you go used you can get the boss HM2 harmonizer.

the PS5 is good but there are lots of bells and whistles

The whammy is overrated



(it's HR 2 harmonist BTW)

Under 150$, the Boss ps 5 is pretty much the best
Last edited by Sguit at Jul 29, 2009,
#6
Yeah I might want to get a used hm2. What would a good price be. Could this do iron maiden type harmonies? If would rather buy another brand buy If boss is the only one I'll get it. I just want to try some new brands and add some variety to my pedal board.
#7
used digitech whammy maybe?
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#8
If you're looking for just pitch shifting, then the Digitech Whammy probably is your best bet, though I agree with you that it's not the most natural sound.

The Eventide PitchFactor is supposed to be very nice, though I believe that's quite a bit over what you want to spend.

I own a Digitech HarmonyMan, which I think makes some pretty nice sounding harmonies. I think it tracks quite a bit better than the Whammy too, though it lacks an expression pedal, and it's still got a fairly digital sound to it. Still, it can do some nice three part harmony; I'd imagine you'd be able to get some pretty decent Iron Maiden sounds out of it. It's got an Input/Output in the back for just your distortion pedals, so it can get register the pitch based off of the clean signal, and then add the shifting post distortion, which I think sounds pretty nice. Anyway, you might want to check it out. All the list prices online say its $300, but I got mine for $190 at Guitar Center... don't know if they slashed its price by mistake or something but...
Gear:
Gibson Les Paul Studio (Wine Red/Gold Pickups)
Vox Wah
Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone
Boss DS-1
Digitech HarmonyMan
EHX Small Stone Phase Shifter
Digitech TimeBender
Boss RC-2
Fender Blues Jr. (Brown/Tan)