#1
what is the difference between whammy and wah (if there is any) and what would you all rather use, pedal or bar
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#3
you dont get the same sound with your whammy bar as with a wah-pedal?
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#4
Yeah man completely different.

Wah pedal alters the tone of the guitar.
Whammy pedal does detuning effects with its pedal.
Whammy bar moves to change the pitch of the guitar.
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#7
a whammy bar stretches or (the opposite of stretches) the strings. A wah pedal does something else
#8
yea, whammy(or trem for that matter) streatches or releases the strings, a wah pedal acts the the tone knobs...
#10
the whammy (tremelo) is a bar
the wah is a pedal.
but there is also a pedal made by digitech that is called the whammy pedal... it simulates wut a whammy would do. correct me if im wrong
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#11
Whammy = Pitch
Wah = Tone

A whammy pedal alters the tone of the note you play on the guitar. It might harmonize it, kick it up a few steps, etc.

A whammy bar alters the pitch too, but is on the guitar, and does so by loosening or tightening the tension on the strings, thus lowering or raising the pitch. It's like turning your tuners really fast one way or the other.

A wah pedal is like the tone knob on your guitar, but more drastic. Say you play a note, we'll use C. When you play the C, and rock the wah pedal backwards, it gives it a bassy sound, but the note is still a C. When you rock the wah pedal foward, you get a more trebly sound, but the note is still a C. It may sound like the pitch is goin up or down, but it's not.
#12
a wah pedal does the same thing as turning the tone knob on your guitar except more drastic, a wammy bar and wammy pedal are the same except the wammy bar raises or lowers the pitch, and a wammy pedal doesnt get exactly the same sound but also has the ability to do octaves, harmonies, or dutune your guitar
#14
Quote by Mr. Raw
the whammy (tremelo) is a bar
the wah is a pedal.
but there is also a pedal made by digitech that is called the whammy pedal... it simulates wut a whammy would do. correct me if im wrong

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#15
Wah pedals affect the levels of treble and bass. The top part of it is on a hinge so that you can use your foot to rock it back and forth to create a "wah" sound. This happens because when the back of top part of the wah pedal is touching the back of the wah pedal, also known as the heel position, there are high bass levels, and when the front of the top part is touching the front of the wah pedal, there are high treble levels, and going from high bass to high treble and vice versa creates the "wah" sound. Wah pedals are used by countless guitarists, but a very well known song that features a wah pedal is Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix in the intro.




Whammy pedals can lower or higher the octaves of notes played by depressing the moving part of the pedal forward with your foot. To select how many octaves you want to raise or lower, use the selector knob to the right corner of the pedal. A Whammy pedal is used on Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes to lower the octave of Jack's guitar, so it sounds more like a bass guitar than a regular six string. Dimebag Darrell used a whammy pedal on some of the later Pantera work to higher the octaves to make a squealing sound. You can hear it put to use in Becoming as well as Suicide Note Pt. II.

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#16
I think we've answered his question quite well.
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