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DigiTech The Drop Polyphonic Drop Tune Pitch-Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal   

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The DigiTech Drop is a dedicated polyphonic drop tune pedal that allows you to drop your tuning from one semitone all the way down to a full octave. ...Read More

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Drop your tuning without switching guitars or touching your tuners.

The DigiTech Drop is a dedicated polyphonic drop tune pedal that allows you to drop your tuning from one semitone all the way down to a full octave. Get down-tuned chunk without having to change guitars! The Drop also features a momentary/latching switch. With the switch set to momentary, you can turn the Drop into a true performance pedal. Fast trills and roller-coaster pitch dips are at the tip of your toes.

Controls
Effects Selector Knob - Selects which of the Drop effect settings is used when the effect is active.

Momentary On/Off Switch - Selects how the effect footswitch will operate. Setting this switch to "ON" will cause the footswitch to act as a momentary switch (the effect will be enabled or disabled only as long as the footswitch is pressed and held). Setting this switch to "OFF" will cause the footswitch to act as a standard latching on/off switch.

FEATURES
  • Advanced Polyphonic Drop Tune Algorithm
  • Drop From 1 Semi-Tone to a Full Octave
  • Momentary or Latching Mode
  • 9VDC Power Supply Included

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DigiTechThe Drop Polyphonic Drop Tune Pitch-Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (12)
  • Responsive (10)
  • Excellent sound quality (9)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (15)
  • Home studio (8)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pretty cool

make sure to put this effect right after your guitar, before compressors, boosters, overdrives, and all that. I tried it before and after my effects chain, and if you put it at...Read complete review

make sure to put this effect right after your guitar, before compressors, boosters, overdrives, and all that. I tried it before and after my effects chain, and if you put it at the end of your chain you experience latency, chorusy, glitchy type stuff. right after the guitar it is useful down to about 4 semitones, or two steps. any further than that and you get into some chorusy glitchness. it is incredibly fun to play with, making all your old riffs sound fresh, and opens the door for creative expansion. playing the old A minor pentatonic in B standard is absolutely brutal! I use it in front of a 6505+ with a dean ml with the dimebucker.. I do believe it would sound great with the clean fender type amps if it can handle all this gain. your pinch harmonics come through just fine, speed picking is spot on. if your guitar is not properly intonated it will be blatently obvious the further you go down. i was really concerned it would mess up my epic modern tone but it does not.I love this thing...just wondering what to do with all of these guitars now

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Drop On Bass Guitar

Bass Players Only.... I'm A Bass player in a cover band and all of our songs we play are dropped down a half step. I was looking for a solution to rid...Read complete review

Bass Players Only.... I'm A Bass player in a cover band and all of our songs we play are dropped down a half step. I was looking for a solution to rid my self of those loose/sloppy feeling of the strings especially when we play songs in drop C#.

This pedal works best when using a guitar cord plugged directly into your amplifier. The Latency started to show up when I was using my Wireless system and then you will be able to hear the delay in response especially on the Low E string.

This a great unit and does exactly as specified and you could use this for live performances and get away with it. If you were recording I would just recommend tuning down your bass guitar. I ended up selling the unit.

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5.0

Meets my needs

By Jrmckin3

from Roanoke, Alabama

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about DigiTech The Drop Polyphonic Drop Tune Pitch-Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

    As an old guy playing classic rock, the voice just can't quite reach some of the notes anymore but I generally only need a step or half step down. This works very well.

     
    5.0

    Works Great

    By Wikked 1

    from New Jersey

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about DigiTech The Drop Polyphonic Drop Tune Pitch-Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Got this a couple of weeks ago and I love it. Makes down tuning super easy...the 2 lower settings sound more like playing a bass but you still have many options. Only thing is it is so expensive...cost twice as much as my Peavey amp but you don't need another guitar so....

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great!

      By steelman

      from Hampden Ma.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about DigiTech The Drop Polyphonic Drop Tune Pitch-Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Love it!

         
        4.0

        Not quite latency free

        By Septemfluous

        from Norman, OK

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design

        Cons

        • A little bit of lag

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about DigiTech The Drop Polyphonic Drop Tune Pitch-Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I'm a 7 string bassist. I have gone through great lengths to get exactly the string tension balanced with my setup to get a low action with no fret buzz. So, when I get into a situation where somebody wants me to tune down, I run into some problems.

        This pedal works alright. Going a half step isn't too bad. From everybody's comments, I thought I wouldn't experience any latency until about a 1.5 steps, but I notice it at the half-step setting. It's not bad, but it is noticeable. Other than that, this pedal works fine and will do what I need it to.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I does what it says it does.

        By Bassman Bryan

        from Michigan

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

        • a tone adjustment would be nice.

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about DigiTech The Drop Polyphonic Drop Tune Pitch-Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

        this really works! I tried and returned two other units. I wanted true bass sound with a flattop guitar and this did it.

         
        5.0

        Very Useful!

        By BeeZee

        from Chesapeake, VA

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • No more alt-tunning
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Avoiding Changing Guitars
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about DigiTech The Drop Polyphonic Drop Tune Pitch-Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I've been an avid Digitech fan for a while now and with the "Drop," I've completed my pedal collection (at least this particular one - mainly because I ran out of space). It elevates the options from the Digitech RP1000 (which pretty much gives me more effects than I can choose - I like that) There is no lagging in the sound, and you can really explore many more options to your performance just by turning a knob. It is great just playing/exploring alternate lower tuning, without changing guitars or worst having low tension strings feed. I am not sure how to explain it, but there is a bit of a difference as you go to the lower registries (or higher the number on the pedal). It is not bad, it actually is musical enough to keep the character of the instrument. Then again, I am not used going that low. Bottom-line, it is a great addition and I am glad I got it! I've played with my acoustic guitars and it is great as well... the only recommendation is to have your speaker loud enough so it does not sound weird up close (two different turnings). Definitely a must have!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fun, Useful Tool

          By Waffle

          from USA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Build Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances
            • Practice
            • Recording

            Comments about DigiTech The Drop Polyphonic Drop Tune Pitch-Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Does its job well. As a couple others have said, lower than 4-5 semitones you start to notice the latency. There is also a slight tone change, but not bad sounding. Fun to use. Awesome tool for any bands that need to down tune quickly. Recording sounds good. Might seem a little expensive, but I think it is worth it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Better than expected

            By Gtrjunior.

            from Providence, RI

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about DigiTech The Drop Polyphonic Drop Tune Pitch-Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Having owned the Morpheus pedal and being less than satisfied with it, I was pleasantly surprised with the digitech drop. It tracks MUCH faster than the Morpheus and even though there is a slight coloration to your tone, it still retains 95% of the original character. I only use the digitech to drop 2-3 semitones, after that the latency begins to be more pronounced. But in a cover band situation it allows you to play a wider variety of songs a LOT easier. I gig with a standard tuned guitar and one tuned 1/2 step down then use the digitech to go even lower. It works well for me in this way. It's built sturdy and I expect many years of use from it. Overall it does a great job and I would reccomend it....just keep in mind that no pedal of this type is perfect, but this one ain't bad..

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              tracks very well excellent pedal

              By Ty

              from Rochester new york

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Responsive

              Cons

              • No cons

              Best Uses

              • All Applications

              Comments about DigiTech The Drop Polyphonic Drop Tune Pitch-Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

              great pedal tracks well drop tuning in a flash

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Drop On Bass Guitar

              By Al

              from Chicago

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Sturdy Pedal

              Cons

              • Latency
              • Tone Slightly Darker
              • Volume Reduced Slightly

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about DigiTech The Drop Polyphonic Drop Tune Pitch-Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Bass Players Only.... I'm A Bass player in a cover band and all of our songs we play are dropped down a half step. I was looking for a solution to rid my self of those loose/sloppy feeling of the strings especially when we play songs in drop C#.

              This pedal works best when using a guitar cord plugged directly into your amplifier. The Latency started to show up when I was using my Wireless system and then you will be able to hear the delay in response especially on the Low E string.

              This a great unit and does exactly as specified and you could use this for live performances and get away with it. If you were recording I would just recommend tuning down your bass guitar. I ended up selling the unit.

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