#1
Is it a good pedal to buy just in general?

And whats its most useful functions?
Gear.

Ibanez Iceman IC400.

And Daron Malakians custom triangle pick.



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#2
You can have loads of fun finding the right sounds for the harmonizer, and if you set it to deep de-tune and pull the heel back on the pedal, you get a really nice sound with a clean setting. like half way between a phaser and a flanger. And the octaves are good for solos (confuse people to think you're sliding up and down the neck) and the drop tune's good if you have it in drop d and wanna play a song in drop c, although the dive bomb could be improved. but it's all good =]. Get it if you like playing around with effects.
#3
How does it compare with the original in terms of quality?
Gear.

Ibanez Iceman IC400.

And Daron Malakians custom triangle pick.



Thats all you need to know.
#4
If you don't know what it does, you probably don't need it.

Anyway, it has pitch shifting, a fake divebomb function (for those without a FR), harmonizer, detuning et al.

"In general" you have absolutely NO NEED for this pedal. If you, on the other hand, would like to be able to some of the stuff that Dime did, Korn has done, and sometimes Vai and other guys have done, and in general play around with picthing and harmonizing, this might be the pedal for you. Be aware that a lot of people will say that you should try to find a first gen instead, as those are considered to be better, but I have two of these, and they do the job just fine.
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#6
Quote by SinnaSatan
If you don't know what it does, you probably don't need it.



I knew what it does...


I was asking its most USEFUL functions.
Gear.

Ibanez Iceman IC400.

And Daron Malakians custom triangle pick.



Thats all you need to know.
#7
Quote by Psycho4SOAD
I knew what it does...


I was asking its most USEFUL functions.

See the rest of my post
Electrics:ˑˑˑˑˑˑˑˑˑˑˑˑˑˑAmps:
Jackson DKMGFFˑˑˑˑˑˑˑˑˑˑRandall RG100SC G2
Washburn DIME 333ˑˑˑˑˑˑˑRandall RH200X / RA412 2x Half-Stacks
ESP LTD EC-1000 STCB
Dean From Hell CFH
#8
Its fun, thats all i can say.
The octave functions are the most useful on it.
Its not a necessary pedal, but its good to have.

The octave up functions just plain fun, get some crazy sounds by moving toe down and up quickly. Its my favorite pedal on my board.
#9
its good for a lot of rage against the machine stuff.
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#10
It's fun, but it's the kind of thing you buy as an expensive novelty when you don't really need anything else.
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#11
jack white uses it to make his guitar "scream"
really good for going an octave down and sounding like a bass.
its definitely not a novelty either by any means, its one of the most versatile pedals ever made. some of the harmony stuff sounds good, while some of it doesnt, but 1 octave up and one octave down can be a lot of fun.
i like to throw it an octave up and then through a Big Muff for soloing, really makes her scream
If you can afford it and you dont need any other pedals or other pedals bore you, then its a very wise purchase.
#12
better off with a POG cuz you can harmonize chords, wheras the whammy doesnt track very well

unless you really really want the jack white/matt bellamy/tom morello solo business

you WILL get bored of it though
Get off this damn forum and play your damn guitar.
#13
^ Wow, those just happen to be 3 of my favorite guitarists. Now I have Whammy GAS.

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#14
I believe the bloke from Battles runs his vocals through a whammy on Atlas.

It sounds like a possessed gnome, but so awesome.
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#15
Quote by stevo_epi_SG_wo
better off with a POG cuz you can harmonize chords, wheras the whammy doesnt track very well

unless you really really want the jack white/matt bellamy/tom morello solo business

you WILL get bored of it though


I've had mine for a long time, and I still haven't gotten bored of it...

And to Psycho...

It's not something that you use a LOT of.. Like someone mentioned earlier, it's kind of like a novelty addition...

It can really add a dynamic quality to your music, but it's something that really needs to be used tastefully....

The functions I use the most are the octave harmonizer function, detune, the one octave up, or two octave up.
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