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The Wonderful World Of Whammy & Pitch Shifting [A Very Basic Intro]

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Published 24 Mar 2023
Duration:
0:46:38

The world’s favourite pitch shifter gets Dan and Mick’d. Oh dear…

Welcome to the show! Get ready for 45 minutes of Dan being genuinely enthusiastic and me wanting the end to come with vengeance and burning hellfire.
The mental states of two middle-aged men notwithstanding, The Digitech Whammy is without question among the all-time classic guitar pedals, put to immense effect via artists as diverse as Tom Morello, John Scofield and Jack White. Its genre-defining pitch shifting initially delivered a glitchy, badly-tracking mess and while the ensuing years have brought a quantum leap in processing power, it is that idiosyncratically unnatural sound of the Whammy that has won it such a vast legion of devoted users.
With that in mind, we we start with a basic introduction to the Whammy before discussing some other ways to introduce real-time pitch shifting to your tones.

Enjoy the show…

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Pedals & stuff in today’s episode
• The Gigrig Three2One
https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

• TC Electronic Polytune 3 Noir
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/30GVcUn
Australia: http://bit.ly/348bMOY
USA: https://sweetwater.sjv.io/1redgm

• ZVEX Box Of Rock
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/3jlJuqA
Australia: http://bit.ly/2JbC5JS

• Digitech Whammy Ricochet
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/3YZJfq3
Australia: http://bit.ly/3n4skpl
USA: https://sweetwater.sjv.io/rQ4Ne3

• GameChanger Audio Bigsby
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/3JCz3hU
Australia: http://bit.ly/40jOCS7
USA: https://sweetwater.sjv.io/3eA0Od

• Digitech Whammy
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2CXVIUa
Australia: http://bit.ly/40jjuSF
USA: https://bit.ly/3oDUaqB

• Eventide H9
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/3p8kngN
Australia: http://bit.ly/2Eql13Q
USA: https://bit.ly/3oSvcUz

• Strymon Timeline
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2fzulGD
Australia: http://bit.ly/2pSEFKm
USA: https://sweetwater.sjv.io/k0g2bd

• Mission Engineering TGR-1 Expression Pedal
https://shop.thegigrig.com/tgr-1-expr...

• The Gigrig QMX6
https://www.thegigrig.com/quartermaster

The Gigrig Humdinger
https://www.thegigrig.com/humdinger

Interesting bits & go-to sections
0:00 Intro playing
0:57 What are we doing today?
2:20 Whammy then and now
4:10 Pitchshifting basics
7:38 Today’s amps
8:22 What does the Whammy do?
12:35 Mick tries Whammy
15:05 Minor & Major 3rd bends
17:18 Detune effect
21:12 Whammy Ricochet
24:13 Gamechanger Bigsby
34:22 Eventide H9
38:03 A normal delay pedal
40:50 All on? But of course…
43:35 Closing thoughts

Guitars in this video
• 1965 Fender Telecaster - Dan’s video here: https://youtu.be/EwBXaq72jQI
• Gretsch G5422TG Electromatic - Mick’s video here: https://youtu.be/3cBAu3M4Apc

Amps in this episode
• Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue with Jensen C12-K speaker
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/2G9OnFJ
USA: https://sweetwater.sjv.io/21k077

• PRS HDRX 20 with Burt Custom 1x12 Celestion Alnico Cream
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/3uwyJKe
USA: https://bit.ly/3TDM12g

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