#1
I just bought a brand new Digitech Whammy 5, and I'm noticing a strange hum coming out of it. And I can tell that it's from the Whammy because it stops when I unplug the power to it. Here's my rig:

Guitar (Ibanez RG 7 string) -> Whammy 5 -> Boss V-Wah -> Boss MD-2 Distortion -> Boss TR-2 Tremolo -> Amp (Fender Mustang III)

It's a long drive to return it, so anything I can do myself is awesome.
#2
Maybe try a noise gate?
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Maybe try a noise gate?


If I'm going to Guitar Center to buy a noise gate, why wouldn't I just exchange the pedal? It's under warranty.
#4
AH, that's a good point. Maybe using a different AC adapter or a battery?
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EDIT: Wrong info, new model is different.

Try the separate supply as they can be rather power hungry, let us know if that solves the problem
Last edited by zero at Jul 19, 2012,
#10
DO NOT USE THE ONE SPOT WITH THE WHAMMY IN USE WITH OTHER PEDALS

It is a power hog. It needs a separate adapter from the daisy chain or it will be noisy. It sucks, but you'll survive.

This happens with my DT as well.

EDIT: So use the One Spot and the adapter the Whammy came with at the same time.
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#11
The Whammy is still an absolute PIG in terms of power consumption. Even though it only uses 265mA, that's still a large proportion of the OneSpot relative to other pedals. As well, the more pedals you run through the OneSpot, the noisier things will get.
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#12
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it needs 265ma of 9v DC current

That's a huge improvement over the 1.3A requirement of the 4!

I'm glad they have changed it as whammy's have always been a bitch to power, I seriously need to get myself a whammy 5.
#14
I might get the Whammy V and pair it with my Whammy DT. 2 Octaves up on the V and Dive Bomb on the DT while in Drop G.

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#15
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Over an amp? Wow.

probably not that much, maybe around 600-800ma. powered it fine with my cioks ac-10. still, AC pedals generally suck a shitload of current.
#16
Has anyone tried this with a molten midi 2? molten voltage havent returned my email, will buy one if it works, cant really see how it would though
#18
I want a Whammy with an auto return I don't need MIDI if I have auto return
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I might get the Whammy V and pair it with my Whammy DT. 2 Octaves up on the V and Dive Bomb on the DT while in Drop G.

Metal, bitch.

I've always wanted to know what happens if you pair up 2 Whammys.

Yeah, so thanks for the help there, using the separate supply worked out ay-ok.
Last edited by gateway01 at Jul 20, 2012,
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I've always wanted to know what happens if you pair up 2 Whammys.

Yeah, so thanks for the help there, using the separate supply worked out ay-ok.

No need for the edit, of course you can sig it
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#21
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I've always wanted to know what happens if you pair up 2 Whammys.


Its not actually quite as fun as it sounds, you have to keep in mind that the second is bending the wet signal from the first rather than the dry signal, so they kind of cancel each other out if used simultaneously and in opposite directions.

What is fun however is bending 2up on one, dropping the pedal slowly then once it levels out instantly dive bombing with the other foot - essentially one reeeeal long bend.
Last edited by zero at Jul 20, 2012,