#1
ive heard great things about this product but does it just do the job of a whammy bar? also if any of u have one please tell me if its worth the £160+ price tag

#2
It's wild. Have you ever heard the "Like a stone" solo by Audioslave? Or any solo by Rage Against the Machine? Tom Morello is a master of the whammy pedal. There is a feature similar to using your whammy bar on the guitar. It's no where near the sound you'll get from the pedal though. You really have to know how and when to use the thing though. I rarely use mine and paid an arm and an ass for it! It's all good though. Does that answer your questions?
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#4
Yeah, just pitch shift all the way an octave or 2 down with the expression pedal.

The thing can do a ton of things:
emulating whammy bar type divebombs
pitch shifting
harmonizing
probably some other stuff in there too
#5
the best Whammy pedal song Imho is Joe Satriani's "searching" its animal! but, a real whammy bar would do the job alot better in terms of ease of use, but its can dive on rise far further, quicker, more stable yada yada . . . and wont put your guitar out of tune!
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#6
a quick note, notice how guitar players such as Satch, Vai and Dimebag have FR bars aswell as the whammy pedal.

just something to keep in mind
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#7
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the best Whammy pedal song Imho is Joe Satriani's "searching" its animal!

#9
I agree with the above statement
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#10
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Fun to have and experiment with? Yes

Worth the money....not at all IMO...you can live without it....invest in more important parts of your rig first.

Not if you're in a hip-hop band like I am. My guitarist has one which he loves, for the same reason Morello does; it makes him sound less like a guitar and more like a...well, we don't know, but its cool.
#11
I've gotta go with Ibanez on this one. Get the Whammy pedal once you have all the other pedals you want and have some money to blow.
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#12
it does the job of a whammy bar, but u need to learn to use it properly just like a whammy bar. Heres my recount: Bought it, hated it, learnt to use it, love it. Do some research and make the guitar shop match the price though.
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#13
Check if you can find the Whammy 2 or whatever it's called on Ebay. I believe it's what Tom Morello uses and it's got all the features of the modern Whammy and a Wah feature... I think?
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#15
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^No, Tom uses a Vox wah.


isn't it a Dunlop? something about him preferring the sweep...

anyway...isn't there something about the older Digitech Whammys being better than the reissue?
#16
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a quick note, notice how guitar players such as Satch, Vai and Dimebag have FR bars aswell as the whammy pedal.

just something to keep in mind

But, at the same time, Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead does a lot of work with the Whammy and uses a fixed bridge Tele most of the time. So, one really isn't indicative of the other. Anyway...

I have a Whammy. It'll take a lot of thought/practice with it to work it into your music, but the thing does so much... Detune (a chorus-type effect, drops your tuning a half step), shift up one or two octaves, shift town one, two, or three octaves, and then harmonizing in any interval you can think of. I don't really use it that much (hardly ever), but I've kind of shied away from effects over the years.
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#17
I bought it on a whim and used it all the time at first. Then eventually I never, and I mean never used the thing. It cost frikkin 200 bucks too. I traded it in and got $100 for it.
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#18
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isn't it a Dunlop? something about him preferring the sweep...

anyway...isn't there something about the older Digitech Whammys being better than the reissue?

I don't know, he uses one of the two wahs.

And isn't the old everything better than the new one? By the way, what does the MIDI port do in the new Whammy? I know what MIDI is, but I can't figure out how it works on a Whammy.
#19
Morello has always used a Crybaby, he has it outside of his effects loop. You can tell its a crybaby, it dont sound anything like a Vox. But i know its definitely a crybaby he uses. And no, there is no wah effect on any of them. Theres whammy, harmonizing and detune.
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