#1
Picked up a Whammy IV off the bay.
Have yet to receive it so...
I've watched a couple YouTubes of it.
Seems like a pretty cool unit.
Does it actually live up to the hype?
How good does it sound used as a detuner?
Anything worth mention?
Much thanks!
#2
It isn't ideal for permanent detuning in my opinion, not bad for a half-step or two but much beyond that and you may want to look at other options. Other than that it's a pretty fun pedal, I have a built-in "whammy" effect in my Helix, it's a blast to screw around with.
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#3
Sounds pretty good when Tom Morello uses it...
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#4
they for me are more 'fun' than 'useful'.

the detuning stuff that Digitech puts out has yet to impress me.
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#5
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I got a helix and still use my whammy. Id say anything past a fourth down it starts to lose its tracking.

The harmonies in the helix are good for single note stuff, but for chordal use its no where near as good as the whammy.
#6
I only really dig Whammies for single note pitchshifting (octave up is life) or intentionally not-great polyphonic shifting. May want to look elsewhere (especially on older models) for "permanent" pitch shifting.
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they for me are more 'fun' than 'useful'.

the detuning stuff that Digitech puts out has yet to impress me.
You've checked out the Drop?
#7
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I only really dig Whammies for single note pitchshifting (octave up is life) or intentionally not-great polyphonic shifting. May want to look elsewhere (especially on older models) for "permanent" pitch shifting.You've checked out the Drop?


yeah. i don't own one, but i sat down with it for a bit at GC a while ago. it would be passable, but i wouldn't ever gig or record with it. the farther down you go, the worse it gets.

whammys are fun as hell to mess with on single notes though.
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#8
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yeah. i don't own one, but i sat down with it for a bit at GC a while ago. it would be passable, but i wouldn't ever gig or record with it. the farther down you go, the worse it gets.
Yeah- I thought the tracking was pretty spot-on but I lost too much signal quality (treble/clarity reduction) to use it live or on record. I figured that would be okay for high-gain tones, which I think the pedal is more oriented for anyways- but once I noticed it I couldn't un-notice it.
#9
the TC g-maj two does better with intelligent pitch shifting than the whammy if you want to run a piece of rack gear ( i don't lol ) but that is why i just buy more guitars haha.
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