DigiTech Drop Polyphonic Drop Tune Pitch-Shift Pedal

Compact Polyphonic Drop-tune Pitch Shifter with Momentary/Latch Switching and True Bypass
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Drop Your Tone, Not Your Action!

Get quick and precise pitch shifting from the DigiTech Drop guitar effects pedal. Rather than dealing with flabby strings that rattle against your fretboard and clatter on your pickups or futzing with your tuners between songs, all you have to do if step down on your Drop pedal to get the tuned-down chunk you crave with the playing action you demand. Nine settings give you 1-7 semitones of polyphonic down tuning plus settings for one octave down with or without dry signal. One thing about the Drop pedal that the effects nuts here at Sweetwater really dig is the mini toggle switch, which lets you set the footswitch to momentary (Tap) or latch (Hold). That gives you a ton of great ways you can use the DigiTech Drop pedal to use in your rig.

DigiTech Drop Pitch Shifter Guitar Effect Pedal Features:
  • A polyphonic, multi-mode downward pitch-shifter guitar effect pedal
  • Settings 1-7 provide 1 to 7 semitones of downward pitch shifting
  • 2 additional settings provide octave down shifting with or without dry signal
  • Hold/Tap switch lets you select momentary or latching footswitch operation
  • True-bypass switching preserves your tone when the effect is bypassed
The DigiTech Drop pedal lets you get the sound you want, without sacrificing playing feel!

Additional Media

Drop Polyphonic Drop Tune Pitch-Shift Pedal User Manual

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Pitch Shifter
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Height 1.75"
Width 2.875"
Depth 4.75"
Weight 0.36 lbs.
Power Supply Included Yes
Manufacturer Part Number DROP-U

Customer Reviews

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The Pedal You Didn't Know You Needed

I had never heard of this pedal, but I saw a demo on sale one day and the concept blew me away. I absolutely love going down to C Standard to play some Stoner Rock or some real heavy metal, but tuning to that is a total pain, that is, until I bought the DigiTech Drop. The conversion is perfect, it's not off at all. Going down in half steps is really a great feature, just a few clicks and I'm ready to play some Black Sabbath or Electric Wizard just fine. The best part? No absurdly floppy strings. I use this pedal with the PC game Rocksmith as well and that makes it all the easier. Seriously, this pedal is essential if you find yourself going down even a half step every once in a while.
Music background: Recreational Player

Nice Pedal

In my band we would have to change guitars a lot because some of what we played would be in standard, and some songs would be a half-step down. My guitarist (I play bass) bought this pedal to try and minimize guitar swaps. It worked great for him so I decided to try it. It has worked great and now changing from standard to half-step is fast (like a marsupial). But seriously, for a bass I would not drop more than 2 steps. Otherwise the lower notes start sounding messy. My guitarist has gone further down with it still sounding OK. I have not noticed any latency either. Also, I have noticed that when the pedal is on, the sound is actually a little better. It seems to have a slight chorusing effect, making the guitars sound "fuller." I like the sound myself. Also, make sure the pedal is first in line. Otherwise some of your other effects may not sound like you want them to.
Music background: Playing 30+ years


Having played many harmonizers and pitch shifters I've yet to find one that's simple and straight forward to use until this one. It's so transparent with no tracking issues, you'll actually think you are playing a de-tuned instrument. Five stars, very impressed. Worth every penny!
Music background: Guitarist in a modern Country band.

Goodbye to carrying multiple guitars for drop tunings!

Ok, i bought this pedal after only reading a few articles (all with the same info basically) and seeing the only (at the time) video demo on youtube. It looked super promising, but i got mine today and i'm blown away. My band plays in standard tuning, drop D tuning, and drop B tuning.... standard to drop D is a simple on stage adjustment, but drop B requires a whole different guitar with the correct tuning. With this pedal i'm able to take my drop D guitar and with a simple click of the pedal, drop it down to drop B with no problem. it tracks incredibly fast and doesn't have any of that "warbly" sound. It plays chords and single notes just beautifully! There may be a tiny bit of tone coloration, maybe a little lost off the top end, but i've only played with it for like 30 minutes, but need to do more extensive testing. This could just be the fact that i had the guitar drop 2 full steps and so it's naturally just a lower tone, I tried playing the same chords with and without the drop tuning and for the most part, they sound identical. This is the best "live" tool ever. I would still continue to use multiple guitars to do different tunings in a studio situation, but live, you can't beat this. Its fast, it sounds good, and now, i don't have to carry as many guitars.
Music background: Semi-Pro Musician

Great Pedal Addition

I wasn't quite sure what to expect. The reviews have been generally very good, but the number of reviews low. Plugged it in and love it. I typically switch from a PRS Custom-22 (standard tuning) and an Epiphone Les Paul Ultra-III (D# tuning). The LP is ok, but I love my PRS. This pedal gives be the ability to play an expanded song list without playing a second guitar and allows me to play my preferrred guitar. Also, when I play away from my home studio, I don't have to haul a second guitar.
Music background: Weekend Guitar Player
See also: Harmonizer Pedals, DigiTech, DigiTech Harmony Processors