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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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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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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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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Batteries in Guitar Pedals vs Power Supply – Which Is Better

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There are really just 3 ways of powering your guitar pedals: batteries, single power supplies, and then brick power supplies. For years, I used either a battery or a single 9V AC to DC adapter, and I found both of them annoying and inefficient. I would argue that a single power supply is much better …

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What Guitar Pedals Sound Better With Dying Batteries? [EASY]

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If you’re unfamiliar with how electrical components work, figuring out the difference between pedals and how they’re powered can get confusing. I recently learned that some prefer to use batteries in the guitar pedals because of the direct current they provide. As a result, manufacturers like Voodoo Labs and MXR have created power supplies that …

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Where Should The Whammy Pedal Go In The Signal Chain? [EASY]

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Once you’ve gathered more than 4-5 effects pedals, getting them in the right order can be a challenge. After you’ve discovered how important the order of effects is for getting the desired sound, it can feel overwhelming because of all the possibilities. Not only that, but a lot of people argue with you about the …

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What’s the Difference Between Gain and Drive? [ANSWERED]

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These two terms mean separate things but often have similar effects. Knowing how they can affect your sound matters because, in order to properly get the effect you’re looking for, you need to have a clear understanding of what to do. Understanding the difference between drive and gain can be confusing because the terms are …

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