It's been a decade since the Whammy™ was introduced and now it has a permanent place on every professional's pedalboard. This is what has made the Whammy® a legend. Hit after hit, performance after performance, the Whammy™ not only adds to your pl...
At 6:31 in this "Rig Rundown" video, Zacks (painted blue) Whammy 4 is shown on the end of his Pedalboard. He says: "I just like how you can interact with it, you control exactly what it does" And when asked why he uses a Whammy instead of a Wah, he answers: "I never liked having to click 'em (Wahs) and then work 'em, but with this thing (Whammy) is always on, so I touch it and it'll go. Its also super versatile" Later on he also explains that the Whammy 4 is the effect used on the intro of (2011 Single) "Busy Bein' Born" contrary to belief that it was the sound of detuning, rather than an effects pedal.more
In [this article](http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan13/articles/dan-deacon.htm) by Sound on Sound, Dan talks about his pedals, including his Digitech Whammy, saying, "A Digitech Whammy Pedal pitch-shifter starts the chain, and that goes into an Ibanez PM7 phase modulator." In one of the sidebar pictures, it can be seen that the Whammy Pedal is a Digitech Whammy 4.more
This photo, posted to Giraffes? Giraffes! [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/giraffesgiraffes) is captioned, "New set up! Boss TU-2 > Digitech Whammy > Zinky True Grit > Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde > Electro-Harmonix Nano Muff Overdrive > Line 6 FM4 >Boss DD3 > Boss TR2 > Ernie Ball VP JR > Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Plus > Akai Headrush > Boss RC-20"more
An information sheet detailing El Ten Eleven's stolen gear in 2013 identifies their equipment. As they were covered by insurance, these pedals may have been replaced, perhaps even with an identical model. There may be an error in this sheet - the accompanying photo shows a Digitech Whammy 4th Generation, but the model name indicates it should be a Digitech WH-1. In this case it has been decided that the photo overrides the model name.more
It's been a decade since the Whammy™ was introduced and now it has a permanent place on every professional's pedalboard. This is what has made the Whammy® a legend. Hit after hit, performance after performance, the Whammy™ not only adds to your playing, it creates new sounds, feelings and textures.
The Whammy™ is simple -- Take your guitar's sound and pitch shift it using a special algorithm, then control that pitch with an expression pedal. So easy and so expressive that it takes your playing to a new world of quirky squeals, monster dive bombs lower than any whammy bar and bends that can only be found on other instruments. It's no wonder why this single pedal is legendary.
When you have a fully functional Whammy, no one in your pedalboard does its job better. Harmonics, dive bombs, you name it, you got it. Be careful for this red devil: Use it wisely or it will ruin your song. And learn how to control its power, too.
The harmonies on the whammy are very clean compared to an analog octaver. Great for jazz solos and crazy pitch bending effects. The chorus on the whammy is pretty underrated.
At the end of the day, this is the Digitech Whammy. It is THE pitch shift pedal. Only didn't give tis five stars as the 'Version 5' is better with chords which makes that pedal the five star pedal and ultimate pitch shift pedal.
So many great sounds, and so many great ways to use them! Even the digital tracking provides a pleasing crackle, used to great effect in Radiohead's "My Iron Lung." And you don't have to be Tom Morello to put those whistling octaves to good use; I like to use them like bells, chiming in for some new wave flavor. My favorite though is just a slight and subtle detune, cloaking your tone in satiny chorus.