DigiTech Whammy Reviews4.7/5.0 based on 7 customer reviews
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from Ayden, NC
May 8, 2013Music Background:
live performer for 26 years
If your 'thinking' of ordering this pedal from Sweetwater, you're over-thinkingI preface this with i am a very picky guy when it comes to purchasing anything from anyone-especially online, but I am very satisfied with this!
We're all entitled to an opinion, but I don't see how anyone doesn't love this pedal! It does EXACTLY what is says and does it perfectly! The various modes it has will keep you engrossed for hours and when playing live, your fans ears will pique when this pedal is engaged! Love the true bypass. The ONLY critique is that you physically have to change the modes with your hand, though if you can master the foot roll (kinda like driving with your knees) to change modes then no worries. I use the two octaves up for swells with my looper or for soft delicate solos because it transforms your sound into an almost synthesizer effect that is very cool!
Also, if you're a phan of Trey Anastasio and the crazy swell loops he does live then THIS IS YOUR PEDAL.
I'll close with you should order this pedal/or any other gear for that matter only from the people at Sweetwater! I know no one who works there and have no affiliation to them but have been VERY satisfied with their service! I'm the guy with the worst luck ordering anything technical on line (always get the dud or something better comes out as i order something) but Sweetwater really goes above and beyond to help you custom your purchase to what you need! They offer the best price, offer continual tech service/advice, and are quick in their delivery)
Basically, there is no other pedal for 'whammy' effects or company to order it from than DigiTech and Sweetwater!
December 3, 2012Music Background:
IF YOU WANT TO SOUND LIKE TREY ANASTASIOI originally purchased this pedal in the hopes to emulate Phish's song "First Tube" as I found out that all the astonishing effects that were performed weren't so much his skills at guitar but the technology of effects pedals. Now keep in mind you'd need a Boomerrang Pedal as a looper (or use a flashback they get good ratings) but pitch shifting provides a plethora of possibilities and lets your imagination run wild. I can't get enough of it. Especially when you put it in your signal chain as to where the other pedals are effected by the Whammy pedal. You can have so much fun with it. I highly recommend being a guitarist for over 20 years that you will LOVE this pedal.
from philadelphia pennsylvania usa
August 20, 2012Music Background:
guitar player and songwriter i have played for 30 years
the whammy pedalto whom it may concern i owned a whammy pedal years ago i had forgotten how great a whammy pedal is i love the powerful chorus and of course i love the various octaves of the whammy pedal i thank all of you at sweetwater as without you easy payment plan i woul not have been able to purchase the dgi tech whammy pedal and i thank sweetwater and all of you at sweetwater peace
from SF, CA, 'Murica
July 16, 2012Music Background:
Awesome Whammy Pedal!This pedal absolutely rocks! So much fun can be had! Very sturdy, looks cool, all around awesome. Makes you feel like Tom morello or Jack White! I would recommend this pedal to anyone.
January 14, 2013
Great pedalIt works as advertised. True bypass and great features. It is better than the previous version
June 14, 2012Music Background:
Neat update to a classic pedalI received my pre-ordered Whammy 5 from Sweeter today and am very happy with it and plan to keep it permanently connected to my setup, unlike my Whammy 4 which muddied the through sound.
Yes, it is true (mechanical switched) bypass, if you disconnect the power the bypass sound remains.
Chord (multi-tone) mode is very neat and sounds good with arpeggiated chords, for example in Harmony Oct Up/Oct Down mode. Personally I plan to keep it in Chord mode all the time, even for single note stuff.
Classic Whammy mode Octave sounds are there and tracking is very good.
Pitch shifted sounds are tonally different to input, but still sound good.
Although 9V power standard has been adopted, current on case says 1300mA, so you will probably need AC adapter provided; adapter is pretty quiet, I did not have any hum problems when I put it in my pedal-board.
Pedal action was very stiff when it arrived so I got out the toolkit drive socket set to to loosen pedal screw and added tiny amount of lubricant to plastic bearing.
Case is solid, switches and jacks seem sturdy and unit is made in USA.
July 19, 2012Music Background:
20+ years Hobbyist Guitar
Ohhhh yeah!!!If you are trying to decide between this and the Whammy DT, my advice is to get this and save a hundred dollars.
The only advatages to the DT are the fact that you can drop tune and use the whammy effects on top of that. But the chords mode on this pedal is the same algorithym as the downtuning side of the DT and it is not good enough to really replace a downtuned guitar, there are other products that do that better. The DT also has a momentary switch that is pretty cool but a momentary line selector is still cheaper than the difference in price between the Whammy and DT and you can use it with other pedals as well.
This pedal rocks! The sound of the effect is classic whammy just like you are used to hearing and using but when you turn it off, it does not sound like you threw a blanket over your cabinet.
The detune feature is a great mono chrous! Shallow for more common chorus sounds and deep for the Small Clone sound. A lot of people who have never used one do not realize that.
The chords mode was the only dissapointment. I could have done with out it. They should rename it slightly less glitchy mode because it is still NOWHERE near the level of the POG or Morpheus. If you are looking for that level of preformance you will need those pedals, this one will not do it.