#1
Okay, as we know, Digitech no longer produces bass whammy pedals. Do guitar whammy pedals do the same thing or does it sound crappy? Also, does anyone know how to install a whammy bar on a bass? if so, how?
#2
well i dont know how but i know you'd need some goddamn thick springs
#4
I believe you mean a wah pedal not a whammy. I could be wrong, but I also dont think it is actually possible to put a tremolo on a bass to use a whammy bar. as Tukk said, "You'd need some goddamn thick springs"
#5
There's bound to be someone else who makes a bass whammy pedal, alternatively look for a second hand one or try a guitar whammy pedal and see what you think. You CAN get tremelo's for bass but they're pretty rare these days, they were seen a bit in the eighties. I think Kahler(?) used to make one so have a look around. Google is your friend. If you do find one odds are that you're going to need to do some pretty serious body mods.
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#7
Kahler also makes bass tremelos.

And folks...don't double post. The edit button is there for a reason.
#8
On the point of trem bridges- minimal top routing is required, and that's it for the Kahlers. They're still very much in production. Bass trems are different from guitar trems AFAIK. Rare? Barely.

And a wah pedal =/= a whammy pedal. They're similar, but not the same. A wah affects tone, a whammy affects pitch.
#9
I figured it out but thanks for your help Ippon
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#11
big thanx to Ippon and anarkee. Victor Wooten(god of bass guitar) uses Kahler. Any more info on guitar Whammy pedal usability will be deeply appreciated.
#12
The regular digitech whammy will work, but it does struggle on the lower notes. The tracking can get pretty glitchy.
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#13
When I was playing on a Warwick thumb at the local music store I hooked up a whammy IV just to see what it was all about, having read all these reviews on it stating that it had problems tracking/wasn't as good as the bass whammy etc. But for someone just wanting to have a go with the whammy sound it would be perfect. The tracking issues where only really evident below the 5th fret on the E and when playing chords, so if you stick to elsewhere it would be fine. I would also look at getting the xp100 whammy second hand, looks mighty good and the reviews say it functions as well as any Whammy IV.
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#14
well i say try the pedal out just because others say it is ok doesnt mean you liek it. Also a trem on your bass is bad idea really, it will send your bass out of tune easily because you cant get a locking nut and it costs a fari bit of money. For the amount one would use this bass trem it is a waste imho
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The regular digitech whammy will work, but it does struggle on the lower notes. The tracking can get pretty glitchy.

It might be able to be modded to work better with bass.
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It might be able to be modded to work better with bass.


The trouble is they are far more complex than most pedals. There is no realistic way to are going to know which components you need to change, of they are even big enough for you to see.
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^ Sperzel locking tuners and a Graphtech Trem Nut will sort you there. With guitar or bass, it is my honest opinion that if you're getting a trem, you're almost obliged to get everything you need to keep it in tune.

yes but you have to route the locking nut slot pay for that and the tuners its really not worth the money and that still doesnt insure it will stay in tune
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Les claypool's main 4 string bass has a trem on it, but do keep in mind that it is a short scale instrument (32 inches) which will make it easier to use due to the lower string tension.

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I've heard that they can't do the dramatic pitch changes that guitar trems can do....I don't think it would worth it for most people.
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I've heard that they can't do the dramatic pitch changes that guitar trems can do....I don't think it would worth it for most people.

yes they are bui;t like strat trems pretty much
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big thanx to Ippon and anarkee. Victor Wooten(god of bass guitar) uses Kahler. Any more info on guitar Whammy pedal usability will be deeply appreciated.




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yes but you have to route the locking nut slot pay for that and the tuners its really not worth the money and that still doesnt insure it will stay in tune


It isn't a locking nut. It's a standard sized nut that's made with a material that allows the strings to slide back into proper place.
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sort of. There was a limited edition Washburn bantam with a whammy, as mentioned above, but those are no loner made. Warmoth will make one for you, but extra routing and trem cover. BTW, would a trem cavity (and of course a trem that actually makes use of it) increase the range of the trem? Also, what's the difference (functionally) between the Kahler forward saddle, the rearward saddle, and hybrid trems?
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It isn't a locking nut. It's a standard sized nut that's made with a material that allows the strings to slide back into proper place.

oo intresting should check into that. sorry i assumed it was a locking i just basicly read through fast at saw nut for trem and just thought locking. Still i wouldnt pay the price
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