Whammy review by DigiTech

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Ease of Use: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.1 (163 votes)
DigiTech: Whammy
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Purchased from: Musicians Choice

Sound — 9
My setup is a Yamaha PAC-412V and a Ibanez GRG170DX run into a crybaby, the Whammy, Boss md-2, Behringer EQ and then to a Behringer GMX210 and Marshall MG30DFX. The Whammy has given a faint little hiss when bypassed but you can't notice it at all unless you hold your against your amp. The pitch shifting is quite accurate but my Whammy would give a slight tremolo when set up 2 octaves but a cable change fixed that. I can't really get that Tom Morello Whammy tone partialy because Tom has the Whammy 1 but the Whammy 4 comes extremly close to it.

Overall Impression — 10
I play metal to clasic rock and can achive the rare event of the Whammy showing up on a song pretty well. I have been playing for 2-3 years. If this pedal were stolen or lost I would not buy another one beacause it burns a hole in your pocket but if I had some cash I would definatly buy another. I love the drop tune or 1 octave down feature because I can go down to a certain tuning without tuning down. I hate though that you cant store presets without getting some sort of MIDI controller. I wish this had a three octave up/down a nd a mix where you van mix two presets together. Over all great pedal buy it if you want to experiment with effects.

Reliability & Durability — 10
Reliability of the Whammy is just wow. The first day got it I dropped it down a couple of stairs and it only has a little scratch on the side. I would gig without backup because it's not gonna break on me anytime.

Ease of Use — 8
Extremly simple to use, there is a rotsry knob that lets you select the octaves you want to go up, down, detune and the harmoney features. The Harmony section takes time to use because if you play 2 notes to fast they come out as a slur of notes. The manual was extremly easy to understand.

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    OttovanZanten
    Qaphela wrote: So can u use this thing as a whammy bar?
    i'm looking for that too. Maybe i shouldn't have chosen fixed bridge.
    Chickenfrmheck
    get an rp80, also digitech, but only 80 bucks and it has a full featured whammy setting...i have one it has every effect imaginable