#1
Just a quick kind of noob question for all of you. I was looking for a decent sound for like the solo of Killing in the name and I know a digitech whammy gives a really good close sound but I was curious if wah pedals pretty much do the same as a whammy like a dunlop cry baby. What is the main difference between a wah wah and whammy pedal? They both give pretty much the same sound so is there any real difference between them?
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#2
They are completely different, wah-wah pedals alter the tone of the signal, originally designed to mimick the human voice, the wah pedal itself cannot change the pitch of a note, whereas a whammy bar is designed to raise or lower the pitch of a note. You can get a pich changing pedal, David Gilmour uses one I believe, but wah-wah are completely different.
#3
Quote by ProgFripp74
They are completely different, wah-wah pedals alter the tone of the signal, originally designed to mimick the human voice, the wah pedal itself cannot change the pitch of a note, whereas a whammy bar is designed to raise or lower the pitch of a note. You can get a pich changing pedal, David Gilmour uses one I believe, but wah-wah are completely different.


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#4
Wah and Whammy sound nothing alike.

If you want the sound that Tom uses on Killing In The Name get a Digitech Whammy, since thats what he uses.
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#5
Just a hint: digitech whammys are reeeeeeally expensive and there are some multifx (like boss gt-8) that have a great whammy effect as well and you pay almost the same price but get tons of good effects with it...
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#6
Quote by derAlchemist
Just a hint: digitech whammys are reeeeeeally expensive and there are some multifx (like boss gt-8) that have a great whammy effect as well and you pay almost the same price but get tons of good effects with it...


Yeah I wasn't planning on buying one I was just curious.
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#7
Example of Wah, nearly every Kirk Hammet solo (I'm a kirk fan btw, no bashing), if you want tremolo, then look at some pink floyd stuff and steve vai
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