DigiTech Whammy vs EHX Pitchfork – What’s the Difference?

When it comes to the debate between pitch-shifters, it seems as though the internet has decided between two pedals – the Whammy Pedal V and the Electro Harmonix Pitchfork. Both of them have their own advantages and perks that are worth discussing. They also have their downsides as well. As a longtime owner of a …

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Whammy DT vs Whammy V – What’s the Difference? [SIMPLE]

Since IVL Technologies first began with its pitch-shifting product in 1989, the Whammy pedal has been released in various iterations. Other companies have made their own pitch-shifting device too, but most people describe DigiTech as the main one. While DigiTech has released several models, users most commonly refer to the DigiTech Whammy IV, V, and …

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How to Fix A Whammy Bar That’s Too Stiff [SIMPLE]

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Setting up a guitar properly, especially one that has a Floyd Rose or a vibrato-style bridge, can be a challenge. Once you start getting into specificity and all of the little tricks and tips that you can do, it can get even harder. I’m not a guitar technician by trade either, however, I’ve learned a …

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Are Whammy Bars Supposed To Be Loose? [ANSWERED]

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Like most things, there is the most commonly traveled path, and then there is the lesser-known way that people don’t use as much. This idea applies to guitarists in many ways too, for example, on the topic of whammy and tremolo bars. If your guitar has a whammy bar – also called a tremolo/vibrato bar, …

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Whammy Pedal vs Wah-Wah – What’s the Difference? [ANSWERED]

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While whammy pedals and wah-wah pedals may look fairly similar to a beginner, they’re actually completely different. Yes, they both feature an expression pedal to rock back and forth on a given parameter, but how they’re made and their functions are separate. Both are incredibly useful devices that appear to have faded in popularity over …

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How to Use A Noise Gate/Suppressor Pedal [Dead Simple]

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Noise gates and suppressors are an essential device for any guitar player, but especially for those of us who stay in the high-gain realm. I’m thinking hard rock and metal guitarists, for example. But noise gates also have their place for clean and dirty players. If you’re using a lot of guitar pedals, it’s a …

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How to Calibrate A DigiTech Whammy Pedal [ANSWERED]

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If you already own one, you know the DigiTech Whammy Pedal is one of the greatest tools a guitarist can buy. They’re incredibly versatile pedals that allow you to create some pretty cool sounds and express sonic ideas. You can do even more with the upgraded version of the pedal, the Whammy Droptune. They’re definitely …

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The Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide to Guitar Pedals [EASY]

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It can be pretty frustrating when you’ve sunk probably thousands of dollars into your guitar rig, only for some pedal or maybe even several of them to stop working on you. It’ll probably happen right when you need them the most too, just because that’s how it goes. While I’m not a guitar pedal technician, …

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Whammy Pedal vs Whammy Bar – What’s the Difference? [EASY]

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Most people are familiar with the DigiTech Whammy Pedal due to Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello. Songs like “Killing In The Name” are a big part of how it became so popular for a time, although, it looks like that era has come and gone. Regardless, it’s not hard to understand why a lot …

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Do You Need A Delay Pedal? [10 Ways to Use A Delay Pedal]

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Delay pedals are one of the greatest things a guitarist can own, next to a looper pedal, in my humble opinion. I’ve owned a BOSS DD-6 Digital Delay for years and they’re a lot of fun to use. There are many types of delays as well. If you’re new to guitar playing, or maybe just …

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