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Digitech Whammy. Worth it?

#1 Post by jemshredder1283 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:54 pm

Does anyone have one of these? if so, are they worth buying? I've been eying one but im not sure if its worth it. i havent really played on one either, like at a shop, but im dying to. any opinions?

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#2 Post by lydian7 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:43 pm

I've got one, and it's definately an invaluable addition to my arsenal. If you're a fan of Steve's sound (and lets face it, if you're posting on his message board chances are you probably are) then I think you should definately invest in this pedal. Midway Creatures, The Mysterious Murder of Christian Tiara's Lover and Fever Dreams are just a few recordings where Steve fully utilises the harmonisation and pitch-shifting capabilities of the pedal. No other brand does the whammy-effect like Digitech, and it will certainly add a whole new set of dynamic capabilites to your guitar tone.

Maybe this thread belongs in the gear section though?

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#3 Post by jemshredder1283 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:43 am

whoops, i shouldve put it in there. sorry about that, haha. but thanks for the advice!

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#4 Post by davester1234 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:18 am

definitely worth it, especially if you like to be creative. it opens a lot of new doors that, frankly, are impossible without it, or some rip off of the whammy

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#5 Post by Zebula77 » Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:06 pm

I loooooove the whammy pedal. There are so many things you can do with it, and not necessarily just go 'weeeeh' you know? I like using it for little nudges and grace notes too, which is difficult, but sounds really cool. Especially if you're going for more ethnic sounds, like I usually do.

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#6 Post by Guitarmiester » Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:25 pm

I've had my whammy for a while, one of the most creative pedals you can buy. I mainly use it for the up 1 & 2 octaves and the up a 4th/5th preset for some strange sounding solos. Joe and Vai both use the whammy very creatively, one of my most favorite riffs anyone has ever played using the whammy is in Vai's 'Touching Tongues'...the part with the whammy is unbelievable! Another amazing use of the whammy pedal is Satch's 'Rasberry Jam Delta V'. There are tons of other songs where Satch and Vai use the whammy, but those are my favorite by each of them...I just put in 'The 7th Song' CD just to listen to Touching Tongues...one of my favorite songs by Vai. Listen to it right NOW!!! The whole song is amazing, the whammy part comes in at 1:13, with the delay it sounds even better. LISTEN to it when you get a chance. Like I said, one of the most creative pedals ever made.

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#7 Post by jemshredder1283 » Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:46 pm

thanks for the feedback guys. im listenin to that song now, wow so good :D

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#8 Post by lydian7 » Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:21 pm

Guitarmiester wrote:Another amazing use of the whammy pedal is Satch's 'Rasberry Jam Delta V'
Raspberry Jam Delta V is awesome!

Cool #9 is perhaps the most tasteful use of the effect I've heard from Satch though, and the one song that turned me on to the Whammy pedal. I thought he was pulling off some amazing harmonic guitar trick when I first heard it back in '95, until I discovered what he was using. :roll:

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#9 Post by jemshredder1283 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:06 am

oh hey yeah I never noticed in the rasperry jam that part either. Cool. Hopefully today I'm gonna go test out the pedal at my local shop, along with maybe the bad horsie jem they picked up :o 8)

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#10 Post by Guitarmiester » Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:47 am

lydian7 - How could I not mention Satch's 'Cool #9'!?! That was the 2nd song of his I figured out, mainly because of how he used the whammy. I've been using my whammy very creatively lately, I'll post up some clips when I can.

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#11 Post by lydian7 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:28 am

Guitarmiester wrote:lydian7 - How could I not mention Satch's 'Cool #9'!?! That was the 2nd song of his I figured out, mainly because of how he used the whammy. I've been using my whammy very creatively lately, I'll post up some clips when I can.
Look forward to hearing them. :)

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#12 Post by jemshredder1283 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:20 am

Guitarmiester wrote:lydian7 - How could I not mention Satch's 'Cool #9'!?! That was the 2nd song of his I figured out, mainly because of how he used the whammy. I've been using my whammy very creatively lately, I'll post up some clips when I can.
cant wait to hear it as well. :D

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#13 Post by Guitarmiester » Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:11 pm

This might sound stupid, but how would I go about posting what I record online? I've recorded many times, so that's not the problem, I've just never put anything online. So, don't really know what to do once I record and want to post something up online.

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#14 Post by jemshredder1283 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:14 pm

well, u can join the world in the myspace and upload your music, or you can go to www.yousendit.com. you can upload any type of file on there and it'll last for a while. I lovel istenin 2 other people play, so yeah. sounds lame but it motivates me to play more and try to get better. :oops: 8)

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#15 Post by Guitarmiester » Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:26 pm

Thanks for the help, I'll let you know when I record a few of my riffs where I use the whammy. I've actually been pretty busy lately (which is unusual), so I'll record when I can.

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