#1
Which would be the better choice, Digitech Whammy pedal or the BOSS super shifter?
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#2
probably the Whammy, you can do more with it.

Edit: but make sure you want the other features on the whammy, it's a little more pricey
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#3
probably a noob question, but how would go about doing harmonies on the whammy?

i.e. on the super shifter, just stomp and you have the effect, but on the whammy, would the expression pedal be involved?
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hippie: "no man, i'm a rejecter of the poisons of the world"

dad: "uhh, ok...how about whitesnake?"

hippie: "all creatures are equal in my eyes"
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#4
I've never used one personally.. but I'm pretty sure you could just set it where you like it and just turn it on to get to effect. like just leave it in place if you don't want the effect of 'whammying' it.
#5
ive toyed with one, but it was on the octave function.

im looking for harmonies and something to brighten up my solos a little bit, so i might end up going with the whammy
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dad: "uhh, ok...how about whitesnake?"

hippie: "all creatures are equal in my eyes"
#6
The Whammy is much better sounding and much more versatile. With the harmonies, you just hit the button and set the setting to whatever interval you wish to use. The expression pedal can be used to change between intervals. As in on the M3rd/m3rd setting, you leave the expression pedal heel down, it is a minor 3rd, push it toe down and you have a Major 3rd.
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#7
So basically they are the same thing, except the whammy has an expression pedal?
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#8
Not really, Whammy is much better and does the job more efficiently, plus it has more options.
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#9
The whammy for sure.
It's just better in every way, really.
Costs a bit more, but in the long run it'll be worth it.
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#11
Yes I can do that kind of stuff with mine.

But it sounds like if that's all you will use it for, see if you can get your hands on a HR-2 Harmonist by Boss, they are discontinued.

The Whammy is fine though.
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#12
whammy ftw. i could guarantee you wont just use it for the harmonizing....

after playing w/ the ocvtave settings, you'll be trying to make everything you play incorporate that thing.

i'm havin fun w/ mine, dig it big time
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#14
To slash_2005, the octave settings are the ****. I love my 2 octave up and oct down settings, plus the detune and dive bomb settings allow me to get some bizarre sounds that fit well into my music.
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#15
i tried a whammy at a store as a harmonizer, and it was nothing of what i expected.
there was a huge lag between the note i play and the harmonized note.
did i do something wrong?

then i saw this demo of the BOSS PS-5 that sounds much better than the whammy i tried
http://br.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy7n4WBUCis

it was just guitar - whammy - amp (clean)
#16
So I've come to the conclusion between the BOSS HR-2 harmonist and the whammy.

Still go with the whammy?
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it was like, "so...you like poison?"

hippie: "no man, i'm a rejecter of the poisons of the world"

dad: "uhh, ok...how about whitesnake?"

hippie: "all creatures are equal in my eyes"
#17
Well, the harmonist is quite good but the whammy is more versatile and can do more at a more efficient rate. I'd say try the Whammy at your store and if you don't like it, get the Harmonist. I will have to warn you though, the Whammy takes a while to get the hang of and you won't be good with it straight away.

I'm actually looking this that I rediscovered yesterday to replace my Whammy, the EHX HOG. Truly amazing effect, but the Whammy is better suited to your needs
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