DigiTech Whammy 5 Pitch Shift Pedal

Whammy Guitar Pedal Pedal with MIDI In
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Have Whammy, Will Dive

It may look like the original Whammy pedal that shook up the guitar world over two decades ago, but this latest unit packs a whole new bag of tricks! First off, the DigiTech Whammy delivers the same incredible effects and functions that made the original a must have for guitarists. But they've been updated and enhanced, offering you a fullness and depth that will take your sound to the next level and beyond. The Whammy now also includes chordal pitch shifting and classic single note bends for more functionality than ever. All the cool Whammy settings are instantly available at the touch of a knob. Get a DigiTech Whammy today!

DigiTech Whammy Expressive Pitch Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal at a Glance:
  • Bring the Whammy to your pedal board
  • True bypass switching preserves your tone at all times
  • MIDI compatibility for ease of use
Bring the Whammy to your pedal board

From Steve Vai to Jack White to the Edge to Tom Morello, the Whammy has been a part of modern music form over 20 years. The DigiTech Whammy brings you the same hair-raising "dive bomb" effects, gripping pitch bends and lightning harmony shifts you are looking for plus a few new twists. Bend entire chords with the new chordal pitch shifting setting, and execture classic single note bends. LEDs indicate the current Whammy setting and a heavy-duty momentary footswitch enables and disables the effect. There is only one Whammy, add it to your board today.

True bypass switching preserves your tone at all times

What are your pedals doing to your sound when they aren't in use? If you're rocking a DigiTech Whammy, then your guitar tone is safe. That's because the Whammy features true bypass circuitry. True bypass circuitry means that when you disengage your Whammy, your guitar signal passes cleanly through the pedal, unaffected by any of its background circuitry. This eliminates signal loss and noise, while simultaneously reducing the effecting length of your signal path, reducing the effect of RF and EM noise in the environment.

MIDI compatibility for ease of use

Full MIDI connectivity allows you to hook the DigiTech Whammy up to any MIDI device and send or receive pitch-bend information. This lets you control the Whammy from any MIDI controlling device. You can put the pedal in your rig and control it from your keyboard, MIDI foot controller, or almost any MIDI device.

DigiTech Whammy Expressive Pitch Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal Features:
  • The whole bag of tricks from the original Whammy, plus some
  • All new single note Whammy bends and chordal pitch shifting
  • True bypass switching to keep your tone uneffected while not in use
  • Won't force you to retune your axe between songs
Get an updated version of the classic Whammy pedal with the DigiTech Whammy!

Additional Media

Whammy 5 Pitch Shift Pedal User Manual

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Pitch Shifter
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 2 x 1/4" (Dry, Mix)
Height 2.5"
Width 6.3"
Depth 8"
Weight 3.5 lbs.
Power Supply Included Yes
Manufacturer Part Number Whammy-U

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Ummmm.... Wow!

Just buy it! Its so rad!!!

If your 'thinking' of ordering this pedal from Sweetwater, you're over-thinking

I 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!
Music background: live performer for 26 years

Amazing Pedal and OUTSTANDING Customer Service

The pedal itself is extremely impressive and loads of fun during jam sessions. Just the sounds I was looking for! The customer service team is AMAZING and will go out of their way to make sure you are happy at every step of the way. I will definitely be a repeat buyer! Thanks, Sweetwater!
Music background: Guitarist (Hobby)

the whammy pedal

to 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
Music background: guitar player and songwriter i have played for 30 years


I 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.
Music background: Who cares?
See also: Harmonizer Pedals, DigiTech, DigiTech Harmony Processors