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DigiTech Whammy DT Drop Tune Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview
  • True Polyphonic Pitch Shifting and Whammy effects in a single pedal
  • Drop or Raised tuning by 7 half steps or an entire octave
  • Classic Whammy voicings
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The latest pitch shifting technology to retune your guitar, add whammy effects, and even hammer-on pull-off effects at your feet.

Digitech has taken the premier pitch shifting effects pedal added drop tuning and true bypass to bring you the ultimate Whammy pedal, the Whammy DT Drop Tune Guitar Effects Pedal. With the Whammy DT, you can modify your tuning without having to change guitars or pause awkwardly to make adjustments for the next song. Key changes are at the tips of your toes and take just moments, which is crucial when the audience is feeling your vibe.

Pitch shifting effects really help your guitar performance stand out and the Whammy pedal has been the core pitch shifting effect for famous artists for over 20 years. Now add full drop and raised tuning in addition to classic Whammy shifting to your effects arsenal and find out why the Whammy DT is the premiere pitch shifting effects pedal for every guitarist.

Step down or step up 7 half steps or an entire octave
The Whammy DT gives you the latest pitch shifting technology to retune your guitar without ever touching the tuning pegs. Step up or down in 7 half steps, or an entire octave with just one setting.

Whammy effects capabilities
With all the new tuning capabilities, you still have your true pitch shifting effects to sweeten up all moments of your gig. With over 20 years of leading the market in pitch shifting, Whammy effects give you the comfort of knowing the pedal you are using is a proven winner.

Momentary footswitch for “hammer-on” and “pull-off” effects
You can instantly create hammer-on and pull-off effects during your performance with the momentary footswitch. Hold it on for quick chord shifts or note changes during your solo or a gritty bridge.

Features
  • True Polyphonic Pitch Shifting and Whammy effects in a single pedal
  • Drop or Raised tuning by 7 half steps or an entire octave
  • Classic Whammy voicings
  • Momentary footswitch for Hammer-on and Pull-off effects
  • True Bypass
  • FS3X* input for hands-free selection of Whammy and Drop Tune settings
  • Classic style rugged metal Whammy chassis
  • Durable, road worthy metal footswitches
  • MIDI Input
  • ¼" Guitar Input
  • ¼" Output
  • 9V DC Power Adapter included

Who needs a capo or a whammy bar anymore? Order today.

 

Whammy DT Drop Tune Guitar Effects Pedal Specifications:

  • A/D/A: 24-bit Analog to Digital/Digital to Analog
  • Dimensions: 8.2” x 2.35” x 7.725” (W x H x D)
  • Unit Weight: 3.5 lbs
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DigiTechWhammy DT Drop Tune Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.0

(based on 17 reviews)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (7)
  • Excellent sound quality (6)
  • Good selection of effects (6)
  • Responsive (5)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (7)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Professional recording (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

WH1 scoot Over!! The DT has landed!

For years I always used my WH4 and I didn't realize that it could be so much better. I would try and use the WH4 and try to literally like it! I didn't get...Read complete review

For years I always used my WH4 and I didn't realize that it could be so much better. I would try and use the WH4 and try to literally like it! I didn't get it as to why it sounded so poor until I read up on the Whammy Models histories through forums and other people who laid it out for me. Then each time I would end up putting it back in it's box. I gave the WH4 bad reviews and complained to Digitech for leaving a WH1 and leaving us with a WH4! They came forward and answered my complaint with answers suggestions and facts with at least some understanding of the situation as they knew about it. So I tried this DT and am very pleased to say the least. I think I will look into getting the Footswitch for it. I also wonder if the WH1s I see on Fleabay going for $400.00 to $600.00 bucks are really new DT owners who now have no use for their WH1s? Now finally I can blow up stuff like Dime or play some melodies using the pitch shift the way Satch uses it. Not to compare myself with their achievements but you get my drift. To me,...this DT is a blast!
This DT Whammy has "True Bypass" The ability to Pitch shift whole chords even! A momentary contact switch for the Drop Tune Mode if desired. A external foot switch outlet for foot switching the different levels of Drop Tuning.....some very cool features in it's MIDI department as well just skimming through the Owners manual. Appears to have more features than any Whammy Digitech ever produced.
This is what used to be the problem in my WH4! Quality being tone and effect sound! I never knew the differences between the WH4 and the earlier sought after WH1s until I purchased a WH4 and learned the ropes of the Whammy regarding the reality from the WH1 that Dime and guys like Satch / Vai owned and made very popular. I tried to calibrate my WH4 many times and it wasn't until I complained to Digitech about it's poor performance going out of pitch!! and grumbled all up sound that I was taught by Digitech tech support how to properly calibrate a WH4 as they said that it's owners manual wasn't too clear on a few things. Then Digitech suggested their new DT model. I asked them if this was the same ole junk that would not produced the simple desired results that we rock N rollers want to get with that clean warm High Pitch Dime squeal action!? the quickly assured me that it was superior quality and that I could even pitch squeal whole chord and multiple note paterns! This started to get my attention. I also noticed the DT's cool vintage looks with it's pedal too in the cosmetic department, but my main concern would be how it would sound and feel. So I took a chance and bought this thinking that if it didn't produce I could not go wrong here with Musicians Friend and I could then email this guy back and tell him he was a liar right?! Well... it arrived and I took it for a quick test drive through my two EVH 5150IIIs and my large beautiful set up. Without calibrating anything I about fell out of my chair. With never owning a WH1 but only hearing about their long lost warmth in the Whammy World, I about dropped a load at this things quality and true bypass as I jammed around and hit the pedal to blow up notes and sound... and what did that dude tell me? Whole chords?... lets see... Yup Yup... whole chords blowing up nice and clean and warm sounding as opposed to being or throwing my guitar off pitch and sounding too wet or like doubled up junked! It is so decent and refreshing after struggles with my WH4, it did put a smile on my face in the Pitch department. And I also didn't even want this thing for Drop tunning modes. I didn't believe in that mode through a pedal effect probably because I come from the 70s and have never experienced an electronic effect that could convince me to use as opposed to another guitar tuned down for a given situation in the tuning department. All I can say is "Wow" when I checked this mode out. I will use this! I only wish it would drop tune certain strings as opposed to the whole guitar for multiple tunings but I realize this is pushing it....According to the DT's manual it will use an FS3X Footswitch conncected so it will let me then choose which Whammy and drop tune effects are selected when my hands are full of guitar. man I give this puppy a 10+
What can I say. I value this DT as a Keeper for life. Hope it never dies. Hope Digitech never stops making it or supporting it if it breaks. If they do leave it behind like the ole WH1s their value will only increase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

massive power required

Though I think this pedal needs serious upgrades in sound and power technology, I do admire digitech for making some stuff in America.
The feature set is like a dream on paper....Read complete review

Though I think this pedal needs serious upgrades in sound and power technology, I do admire digitech for making some stuff in America.
The feature set is like a dream on paper. I got this because I thought morpheus was a ripoff not putting both capo and droptune in the same unit- then here comes this one with everything! I thought they would surely put morpheus out of business... but they won't. Read on.
built sturdy and I never had any of the "calibration" issues I've heard of with the regular whammy models past. Quality of construction: excellent.
Quality of sound: not so great. No matter what you do with fast chips, there will always be a latency effect with this type of gizmo. However, the TONE- the tone is weakened, and the volume and sustain both drop noticeably to varying degrees, depending on how far you are bending the original note or notes. I wanted this for mainly for a virtual capo, but using a regular capo is easier than dealing with its technical and power limitations. Like so many digitech products, this thing takes 1300 miliamps of power- that is the entire amount of the highest power supplies. It basically needs its own outlet and wallwort, and the digitech wallwort is kind of underbuilt for the road. I already use (and swear by) the digitech vocalist live IV, and I just don't have anymore outlets to spare. C'mon, digitech- can't you make something with a little less power draw, like Boss does?
As for the harmonizer features- not intelligent, so kinda gimmicky there. In fact, this whole thing is kinda gimmicky, and the huge decrease in sound quallity made it not worth it for me.

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3.0

Good for drop tuning, not as a whammy.

By Damonrain

from Bridgeport, CT

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about DigiTech Whammy DT Drop Tune Guitar Effects Pedal:

    The pedal is good at down tuning. So you if you are playing songs that must be in say Eb tuning and don't want to have a second guitar for that purpose, this pedal does the trick, but has a mild draw from your tone, not too bad. That's why I bought it and have kept it. Its other features are not at all worth the money, very, very, poor quality and response. The whammy effect is a joke. It sounds awful as a diving whammy effect. And, as I just tried playing ,Killing In The Name Of, by Rage Against The Machine, solo, when you octave up the notes, they have no sustain and die off quick. And forget about doing those trills while in up octave, the pedal doesn't even respond. I tested the octave up/down versus my Boss GT-6, and the Boss works much better for that effect. It is better than the Boss for down tuning, thus the only reason I haven't returned it.

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    5.0

    Best in class pedal

    By GTR Player

    from Columbus OH

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Lack Of Foot Control

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about DigiTech Whammy DT Drop Tune Guitar Effects Pedal:

    First, my rig. I play a Gibson Les Paul Custom with several other rotating Gibson's as backup. I play through the DT -> CAE Wah -> TC G System -> Engl Invader -> Mesa Cabs. I am a tone fanatic.

    My previous band used a lot of drop tunings, so I bought the Morpheus pedal to at least make practices easier. It certainly helped, but the digital artifacts it added made me not want to use it live. I bought the Whammy DT as I had always wanted a true bypass Whammy pedal and liked the idea of the DT functions as a bonus. As it turns out, the DT functions are FAR more transparent on the Whammy pedal...enough so that for a half step to a step I would use them live. Yes, there is some tone suck and it increases the further you get from the original tone, but it is far superior to the Morpheus. The polyphonic Whammy capabilities make this pedal indispensable- I will never deal with a Kahler or Floyd Rose again.

    The only dropback is the difficulty in accessing all the functions with your foot. Switching DT steps or Whammy functionality requires either some serious foot dexterity with a knob or bending over. I wish I could toggle through the settings with my foot. That's it...otherwise this thing is amazing and a must have. Sure the tone suck could improve and likely will in time, and the controls could be better, but I would replace this thing in a heartbeat if it died.

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    5.0

    Incredible Pedal

    By Dave

    from Mooresville, NC

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about DigiTech Whammy DT Drop Tune Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Excellent for using for different tunings by just the turn of a switch. I already had a Whammy but bought the Whammy DT for the DT use. Couldn't play without it.

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      5.0

      This thing kills

      By David Lee Rob

      from Winnipeg, CA

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        Cons

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          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about DigiTech Whammy DT Drop Tune Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I love this pedal! I wanted a Morpheus but nobody has them, well, ebay. I got the DT and I'm amazed! I haven't tried it clean yet, but if you like drop tuning and metal, buy it. It tracks great and doesn't suck tone through my Single Rec. Creates on DT a bit of a sag and makes it sound a bit more like a dual. To me, it's the best pedal I ever bought in 30 years of playing, next to my MXR eq, I couldn't go without an eq through the loop. Buy it!

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          5.0

          Favorite pedal of all time!

          By jimmyb5

          from Cleveland, OH

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          Pros

          • Adds Flare To Solos
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Great Fast Drop Tuning
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Easy To Overuse
          • Pedalboard Hog

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Live Gigging Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about DigiTech Whammy DT Drop Tune Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This thing is so much fun. I bought a regular whammy a while ago and loved it. I then had a Morpheus for fast drop tuning. This is the best of both worlds. Sold those and got the DT. The drop tuning works great for gigs. Although it did lead to me getting irritated with my bass player because it took so long for him to switch basses. The whammy effect is sick. Turn an average solo exciting. Just don't overuse. Don't want to be a one trick pony. If you cover any rage, you'll definitely need this. Awesome pedal!

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          5.0

          Use with a TUBE AMP

          By ibanrocker

          from Saint Leonard, Maryland

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about DigiTech Whammy DT Drop Tune Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Use this pedal with a tube and It sounds amazing. It sounds too artificial with a solid state amp. The droptune function is my favorite.I wuse it to play Dream Theater and SLipknot! GREATTTTTT!!!!

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            (1 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Lesson Learned!!

            By Stanley Bridges

            from Exeter, CA

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            Pros

            • None

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality
            • Terrible waste painful

            Best Uses

            • Paper weight

            Comments about DigiTech Whammy DT Drop Tune Guitar Effects Pedal:

            The whammy part was a joke as was the rest of it. Changed the tone of my guitar using the drop tune side and the more steps I got away from natural the worse it got. Save your money, not worth it!!!

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing! Buy Restock!

            By JLaw22

            from Hoover, AL

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about DigiTech Whammy DT Drop Tune Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I bought this pedal for the left side. The harmony and wah effects are amazing. I also bought this item in restock, which was basically brand new and saved me 100 bucks! What really impressed me was the drop tune effects. I play a wide variety of tunings and with this pedal I really only use two guitars now. One in standard tuning, the other in drop D. I recommend this to any guitar player who really wants to try new tricks and make cool sounds. Fun to play covers of Rage Against the Machine with!

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                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Waiting for this for 20 years.

                By theedgeguitars

                from Surprise, AZ

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                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects
                • No warble sound
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about DigiTech Whammy DT Drop Tune Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    I've been playing guitar for 20 years and I'm a big fan of U2 and Van Halen. Unfortunately, they both play in E flat on almost all their songs. So I've either had 2 guitars in different tunings (since I love having a Floyd Rose) or tried other measures. I bought a new Tyler Variax which is okay but it's the same as a real pickup guitar. I've also tried the morpheus pedal which to me was a disaster. I just got the Whammy Pedal DT today and no warble sound or change in tone when using the detuner.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Whammy DT

                    By Mitch Baker

                    from Washington State

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Good Selection Of Effects
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Poor Sound Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about DigiTech Whammy DT Drop Tune Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    I love this pedal so much. It has replaced any need for any drop tuning, capos, whammy bars, harmonizers, chorus effects, 12 strings, and even basses.

                    The only thing I wish it has was an Auto-Return feature like the Cry Baby 95Q. It's a hassle when you just want to have a quick bend of a note and have to hit a switch next to the pedal before starting. You could say I could just keep it in the heel position, but when rocked back all the way it kills some of your low end and compresses your sound. You have to try it out yourself. I would just keep it on all the time if it weren't sucking your tone out. That would be solved by an Auto-Return feature because it would turn off once you let your foot off. That's one mod I would make, another having the Drop Tune/Capo on the left side of the pedal. My favorite crazy sound is going on the 2 octave up setting and bending natural harmonics while hitting the momentary switch on the DT side an octave down for some really crazy sounds when you pair it with fuzz/heavy distortion. However, I have to switch to my left foot on the expression pedal in order to do that, and personally, I would like to keep my right foot on the exp. at all times. I would make modifications, but otherwise, this is an amazing pedal. It's an instrument all on its own.

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