#1
I made a spontaneous purchase today, an original Digitech WH-1 Whammy pedal from a local Guitar Center. I've never owned or used one before, but I've heard these are pretty sought after effects pedals.

It had been there for over a year, the sales rep said, and I was able to get the price down to $500, it was originally priced at $700, but it included the original box, power supply, manuals, etc.

Anyone have one of these? If so, any tips on dialing it in, i.e. settings for "Jordan" by Buckethead. I'm assuming that it should be used in front of the amp, like a Wah pedal, rather than through the FX loop.
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#2
do you realize that to play jordan you need a killswitch?
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#3
use it last in the daisy chain.
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#4
bucket uses a killswitch to switch from each pickup you cant do that with a whammy pedal you can do that if u mess around with a guitar port however
#6
Yes, I know I need a killswitch to accurately play "Jordan". I'm currently building a project guitar that I plan to install one in, but Buckethead uses the Whammy pedal in "Jordan" too - that's how he get's the high pitched squeel during the chorus - hence my question.

I like some of his songs and think he's a very talented guitarist, I just mentioned "Jordan" because it was the first song to come to mind that used the Whammy pedal that I know how to play (parts of it at least).
Kramer: 85 Baretta, 84 Pacer Imperial, 85 Pacer Imperial
Gibson 68 LP Custom Shop
Fender 69 Strat
Mesa Roadster 2x12
THD Hotplate
Digitech WH-1
Ibanez TS808
Dunlop 535QC
MXR: Distortion III, EVH Phase 90, EVH Flanger, 10 Band EQ, DC Brick
Last edited by monty_williams at Aug 1, 2007,
#7
bucket uses a killswitch to switch from each pickup you cant do that with a whammy pedal you can do that if u mess around with a guitar port however


Wrong. He installed a big red button which simply cuts off the connection from the guitar to the amp. Try recreating jordan with pickup switching, it just doesn't go fast enough.

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Yes, I know I need a killswitch to accurately play "Jordan". I'm currently building a project guitar that I plan to install one in, but Buckethead uses the Whammy pedal in "Jordan" too - that's how he get's the high pitched squeel during the chorus - hence my question.

I like some of his songs and think he's a very talented guitarist, I just mentioned "Jordan" because it was the first song to come to mind that used the Whammy pedal that I know how to play (parts of it at least).


Setting the pedal to go up one octave should work right, if not try two octaves up. Basically he just presses the switch down as he does 10-12-10 on string 5A.
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#8
Thanks *kas, I'll try 1 octave first.

For some reason, it seems that anytime Buckethead is mentioned, there's a bunch of replies basically stating the obvious - "it's a Killswitch." No kidding...I didn't ask about that.

Anyway, can anyone list other songs that use this pedal. I've heard Morello from 'Rage against the Machine', Dimebag, Hammett, EVh,etc use it but I can't think of songs off the top of my head, or either I'm not familiar enough with their work to know.
Kramer: 85 Baretta, 84 Pacer Imperial, 85 Pacer Imperial
Gibson 68 LP Custom Shop
Fender 69 Strat
Mesa Roadster 2x12
THD Hotplate
Digitech WH-1
Ibanez TS808
Dunlop 535QC
MXR: Distortion III, EVH Phase 90, EVH Flanger, 10 Band EQ, DC Brick
Last edited by monty_williams at Aug 1, 2007,
#9
umm try the solo to audioslave's "like a stone". i don't have a whammy pedal but i assume that solo is ridiculously easy to nail with a whammy pedal..and maybe some delay