I just bought a whammy pedal, and it hasn't arrived yet, so I was wondering if anybody could tell me if, with a pitch shifter, a single string or a double stop could almost sound as deep and full as a power chord. The only reason I ask is because it's a lot faster/easier for me to solo/riff without having to worry about hitting a powerchord, and plus I don't particularly like power chords because they're so overused, I much prefer double stops. I read somewhere that on Blue Orchid, Jack White used a whammy pedal and just hit single strings rather than powerchords, which makes sense because to play it it with p.c.s you would have to be very fast and accurate, something I haven't really noticed in White's playing. Thanks.
Yes, the whammy pedal will give you harmony with the fifth tone so you can play "power chords" only using one string.
I doubt all pedals are like that.Yes, the whammy pedal will give you harmony with the fifth tone so you can play "power chords" only using one string.
Anyway, try it when your pedal arrives.
BTW, a 2 note powerchord is a doublestop.