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DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal   

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A legendary effect that's spanned 23 years and graced over 700 million albums.There is no doubt that the DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting guitar effect...Read More

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A legendary effect that's spanned 23 years and graced over 700 million albums.

A legendary effect that's spanned 23 years and graced over 700 million albums.
There is no doubt that the DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting guitar effects pedal is a pedalboard must have. Pitch shifting effects help a guitar performance stand out, and the Whammy pedal has been a core pitch shifting effect for influential artists for over 20 years. Whammy artists have won over 60 Grammys using the Whammy pitch shifting sound to enhance their music. Its songs echo the hallways of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and can be found on over 700 million albums around the world. The legendary Whammy pedal is the premier pitch shifting pedal for any guitarist's board, and it only gets better with classic single note Whammy bends, chordal pitch shifting and true bypass.


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SPECIFICATIONS

Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Converters: 24-bit A/D/A
  • Dimensions: 6.5" W x 2.5" H x 7.75" D
  • Weight: 3.6 lbs
  • Power Supply: PS0913DC
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DigiTechWhammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (8)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Compact (4)
  • Good selection of effects (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (6)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great addition to the Guitar Toy Box.

The Whammy 5 is a great addition to the Electric Guitar Toy Box. This is a Roller Coaster ride in a pedal. This is a really fun Toy to play with.
If...Read complete review

The Whammy 5 is a great addition to the Electric Guitar Toy Box. This is a Roller Coaster ride in a pedal. This is a really fun Toy to play with.
If you can play the Guitar and you have a great imagination, you will enjoy painting the air with audio cacophony with this modulating Swiss Army Knife. Great job Digitech.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Crazy pedal, tone sucking beast

I love how certain players use this pedal. Bucketed is the absolute master of the Digitech Whammy. I like Buckethead and got a whammy to try for myself. The only time I actually...Read complete review

I love how certain players use this pedal. Bucketed is the absolute master of the Digitech Whammy. I like Buckethead and got a whammy to try for myself. The only time I actually use it during performance as a ad-lib bit. The problem is that when its engaged it sucks the life out of your tone. Its like going from an all tube amp to using an iRig to play your guitar through your cell phones speakers. The effects are crazy awesome though. People that don't know gear that hear you play, bug out when they are trying to figure out how in the world you are getting those crazy sounds. The pedal needs recalibrate all the time. For no reason, even when you have the pedal on heel down, when you engage the unit the pitch will shift. The dive bomb effects are crazy for weird rumbling effects. All in all, typical of my experience with Digitech, they aren the best effects tonally. But if you want to go weeeee-ooohhhhh, weed-ohhhhhh a bunch for the fun of it, this is your pedal

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3.0

Crazy pedal, tone sucking beast

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from Washinton

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Pros

  • Responsive
  • Unique Effects
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Performances

Comments about DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

I love how certain players use this pedal. Bucketed is the absolute master of the Digitech Whammy. I like Buckethead and got a whammy to try for myself. The only time I actually use it during performance as a ad-lib bit. The problem is that when its engaged it sucks the life out of your tone. Its like going from an all tube amp to using an iRig to play your guitar through your cell phones speakers. The effects are crazy awesome though. People that don't know gear that hear you play, bug out when they are trying to figure out how in the world you are getting those crazy sounds. The pedal needs recalibrate all the time. For no reason, even when you have the pedal on heel down, when you engage the unit the pitch will shift. The dive bomb effects are crazy for weird rumbling effects. All in all, typical of my experience with Digitech, they aren the best effects tonally. But if you want to go weeeee-ooohhhhh, weed-ohhhhhh a bunch for the fun of it, this is your pedal

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5.0

This Whammy pedal delivers.

By 

from Madisonville, TN

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I was looking for a pedal that would give me that old tremolo sound of the 50's and 60's from a guitar that has no whammy bar. It sounds just like what I used to get on my strat. The unit is well built, too. So far, I'm very pleased.

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    5.0

    The Classic Whammy pedal

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    from Parkville, MD

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Takes Some Space

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Unique Solos

    Comments about DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

    You definitely get a great pedal at a great value. If you like to experiment with sounds often get one, if you're going to buy it for one song then you probably shouldn't because you'll get tired of it soon.

    For my playing it is something that inspires creation and experimentation in many different ways.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    You Want This Pedal & U Want It Thru MF

    By 

    from Williamsburg, VA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Great upgrade from previous models - true bypass, cleaned up/non glitchy tone, even on chords. The first pedal shipped to me was a mess. First off I had to recalibrate it, which is fine. Secondly, it produced a "kettle whistle" tone just by being turned on in front (and in the fx loop) of a handful of amps (except for the fx loop of my reverb pro for some reason). Digitech would've had me take it to a licensed repair person. MF simply emailed me a prepaid shipping label and sent me a new unit before I even sent mine back. The new one worked fine. No annoying whistling and no calibration necessary. MF for the win!!

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        WOW

        By 

        from Phoenix, AZ

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • 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 Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This pedal is just amazing! there are so many different things this pedal can do! and do well! the tracking on this pedal in classic mode gives you the same glitches as the older whammy models do, but in chords mode there are no glitches when playing chords whatsoever! The pedal itself is built really solid, not worried about it breaking at all. If you like playing Rage Against The Machine, White Stripes, KoRn, etc, then get this! you won't be disappointed!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Tough to beat!

          By 

          from Brooklyn, NY

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Robust, compact, excellent sound. I'm really impressed with the responsiveness of the expression pedal, a lot that I've used are too stiff or way too pliant, this one seems to find that happy medium. I really only got this pedal to emulate bass with my guitar, but I've since found myself playing extensively with the harmonic mode. Good stuff. Highly recommend

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            whammy pedal V

            By 

            from arkansas

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

              excellent pedal. It does all that the factory description says it does. Great octave drops and it tracks very well with chords.
              Harmony section is especially good !

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              (2 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              I don't see the appeal

              By 

              from Illinois

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Some Cool Sounds

              Cons

              • Not Responsive
              • Poor Sound Quality
              • Tracking Is Horrible

              Best Uses

              • White Stripes Covers

              Comments about DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I know a ton of people love this pedal, but I just don't get it. The tracking is terrible. It will NOT handle chords. The foot cotrol needs recalibrated constantly. It forgets which section it's in. The LED will say "octave up" but it will be playing an octave down. You can get some cool White Stripes and RATM sounds, but for the price it's just not worth it. Gimmick.

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              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              By far the best sounding Whammy Pedal

              By 

              from New York

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Great SoundVintage Look
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  By far the best sounding whammy pedal with Vintage look & design. Almost look like the original WH-1. Smaller size with impressive sound. Very warm & smooth sounding. The Whammy-V sounded great on both solid-state and tube amp.

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                  (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great addition to the Guitar Toy Box.

                  Pros

                  • Guitarist Funhouse

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • To turn heads

                    Comments about DigiTech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    The Whammy 5 is a great addition to the Electric Guitar Toy Box. This is a Roller Coaster ride in a pedal. This is a really fun Toy to play with.
                    If you can play the Guitar and you have a great imagination, you will enjoy painting the air with audio cacophony with this modulating Swiss Army Knife. Great job Digitech.

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