#1
Do You Think that the Digitech Whammy Pedal is not worth the $200. Tom Morello is my guitar idol, and to play much of his music, a whammy pedal is required. Should I buy it?
#2
For 200 bucks, there are many greater options out there.

Try looking at Fulltone Wahs, Jim Dunlop Wahs, or VOX Wah's.

Either of those three companies seem to be of the best for that price range.

For what you are trying to play, a Dunlop wah may be you're best choice.
#3
Quote by Lastin
For 200 bucks, there are many greater options out there.

Try looking at Fulltone Wahs, Jim Dunlop Wahs, or VOX Wah's.

Either of those three companies seem to be of the best for that price range.

For what you are trying to play, a Dunlop wah may be you're best choice.


Those are wahs...

Isn't the whammy a pitch shifter?
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#4
Quote by Lastin
For 200 bucks, there are many greater options out there.

Try looking at Fulltone Wahs, Jim Dunlop Wahs, or VOX Wah's.

Either of those three companies seem to be of the best for that price range.

For what you are trying to play, a Dunlop wah may be you're best choice.

He's talking about Whammys not Wahs...

And if I were you, I would try getting it used, which is what I'm going to do soon.
I've seen it go for around $100 sometimes, which I would pay for a used one.
#5
Quote by darkarbiter7
Those are wahs...

Isn't the whammy a pitch shifter?

Depends on which whammy...if were talking about the Whammy IV, then:
One octave down - one octave up
Fifth down - Fourth down
Fourth down - third down
Fifth up - seventh up
Fifth up - sixth up
Fourth up - fifth up
Third up - fourth up
Minor third up - third up
Second up - third up

Shallow detune
Deep detune

Two octaves up
One octave up
One octave down
Two octaves down
Dive bomb - three octaves down
Drop tune - two semi-tones down
#6
they're a bit pricey yea so get it used and save some cash!! even if you have to buy it brand new, it should be VERY worth it if you do a lotta Rage type stuff. oh and yes, it is a pitch shifter.
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#7
Quote by Lastin
For 200 bucks, there are many greater options out there.

Try looking at Fulltone Wahs, Jim Dunlop Wahs, or VOX Wah's.

Either of those three companies seem to be of the best for that price range.

For what you are trying to play, a Dunlop wah may be you're best choice.

*facepalm*

I got one in a trade and its all right, but I think there are more useful pedals out there, but I don't play alot of rage against the machine.

Definitely buy used though.
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#9
I have the whammy built into my Digitech RP250 and I friggen love the effect. I could have spend $200 on just the whammy but since it came with a bunch of other effects for less of the price of the actual whammy, not sure if there's a huge difference on the RP250 than the actual Whammy.
#10
Lol.. multi-effects pedals are never as good as the real deal.
I've played on those digitech pedals and the whammy on there is nowhere near as good as the Digitech Whammy Pedal.. (no offense or anything) it's still a cool effect on the RPs.

but yeah, the 200 bux imo is worth it.. whammy pedals are sweet, if you know how to use them they can sound bad ass..
I saw this G3 vid earlier today of Joe Satriani playing with one.. it was tight as hell.
#11
Quote by chinkboy7
I have the whammy built into my Digitech RP250 and I friggen love the effect. I could have spend $200 on just the whammy but since it came with a bunch of other effects for less of the price of the actual whammy, not sure if there's a huge difference on the RP250 than the actual Whammy.



Ive own a digtech RP250 and trust me, the whammy feature is nothing compared to the acctual whammy pedal. the bad part of the RP250 whammy is when ever the pedal touches the ground, it puts the wah on, so it takes massive foot conroll to work it. the whammy pedal has many more features too, like the divebomb
dont get me wrong, i love my rp250, but its whammy feature isnt the REAL DEAL
#12
The Whammy is a nice pedal, but overpriced. The best sounds on there are the octave up/2 octave up settings, and the divebomb's quite useful sometimes too. The harmonisation is fairly good, but not great.

It's the kind of pedal that's fine to buy if

a) You really need one.
b) you already have all the more necessary pedals and want something fun to play with.
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#13
Quote by kluttz911
Ive own a digtech RP250 and trust me, the whammy feature is nothing compared to the acctual whammy pedal. the bad part of the RP250 whammy is when ever the pedal touches the ground, it puts the wah on, so it takes massive foot conroll to work it. the whammy pedal has many more features too, like the divebomb
dont get me wrong, i love my rp250, but its whammy feature isnt the REAL DEAL

Reset it, and recalibrate it so it takes more pressure for the wah to go off.

It's a great pedal, I've only played with a real one once, but it was very cool.
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#14
I own one, and I don't regret spending $200 on it at all....

Also, the RP-250 whammy effect doesnt compare..... the tracking and the tone through the Whammy is MUCH better, even though there are minor tracking issues with the whammy itself...

Get one used if you can, but if you can't, it's still well worth it..
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