DigiTech has introduced its next-generation Whammy pedal,
building upon one of the most iconic guitar pedals recognized by
guitarists around the world. The new Whammy features the classic
Whammy sound that guitarists have embraced for over 20 years, and
moves to the next level by introducing chordal Whammy
pitch-shifting, additional Whammy intervals, and true bypass.
For over two decades the Whammy pedal has been known as the
ultimate pitch-shifting pedal in the world, used by everyone from
Jimmy Page to Tom Morello and heard on songs like "Seven Nation
Army" by the White Stripes and the Black Keys' recent hit, "Lonely
Boy." The introduction of new possibilities with the Whammy pedal
reinforces its legendary status of the pitch-shifting
Rob Urry, vice president, HARMAN Professional Division and
general manager of Signal Processing and Amplifier Business Units,
told Amped "The release of the new Whammy is the latest chapter in
the pitch-shifting revolution. Bringing together the best of the
original Whammy with the latest developments offering both classic
and chord shifting modes, we are giving guitarists a reason to
rediscover the unrivaled tone that makes this pedal a legend in the
The Whammy lets guitar and bass players raise and lower their
tuning by up to two octaves, to create pitch shifts from subtle to
extreme and dramatic musical effects not possible with any other
pedal. The Whammy now incorporates new pitch-shifting technologies
that enable the player to bend entire chords up or down while
keeping all the notes in the chord perfectly in tune. The Whammy
also keeps its signature Classic single-note mode that has made the
pedal one of the most recognizable in rock and contemporary music,
along with nine Harmony 2-note interval settings and two Detune
Offering true bypass means that the signal from the guitar is
completely unaffected by the Whammy when it's switched off,
maintaining all the purity of the guitar signal when the player
doesn't want anything altering his or her sound. This can be
especially important when using a lot of pedals on a pedalboard.
The Whammy won't alter your sound - until you want it to.
The Whammy also includes 1/4-inch inputs and outputs, a MIDI
input that allows control of the pedal from an external MIDI
device, and a 9-volt DC power input. The Whammy employs
high-quality 24-bit/96kHz analog-to-digital and digital-to analog
converters for clean, smooth pitch-bending sound. An on/off switch
engages and disengages the Whammy effect, and a "Classic/Chords"
switch lets players select either mode. Digitech says that the
Whammy is built to withstand the rigors of the road, with a rugged
all-metal chassis, pedal and footswitch with a bold "Whammy" logo
For more information visit Digitech
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