Digitech The Drop

Electric Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Pitch Shifter
  • Polyphonic drop algorithm from the Whammy DT
  • Can be transposed down from a semitone to one octave + octave/dry mode
  • Toggle switch for switching between momentary or latching mode
  • True Bypass
  • Metal housing
  • Status LED
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 121 x 73 x 45 mm (includes sockets and controls)
  • Weight: 360g
  • Includes 9V DC power supply

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  • Metal 3 Notes Down
  • Solo 1 Oct Down
  • Stoner 5 Notes Down

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Curto, 20.01.2018
I love this pedal! I've used it to "transpose" a song on the fly when the singer decided to change keys at the last minute. Super easy! Took all the guess work out around the faster chord changes. Yes it changes your sound a bit, but not really that noticeable in the mix. It would be almost completely unnoticeable if you were using other FX (like overdrive or distortion or a thick chorus ... etc) in conjunction with The Drop.
I've also used it as a drop tuner with my 4 string. Just set the switch to momentary and when you want a lower D or C or B or whatever ... just stomp and hold. Not as crisp as playing a 5 string but a handy alternative to a 4 string with a Hipshot D-tuner.
And I've also used it as an octaver pedal - which I really like the sound of. I've found the TC Electronic Sub'n'Up coloured my sound too much. This is a octaver with your clean tone 50/50 mix. Very thick and tidy.
So used as an octaver - fantastic!
A sparingly used "5th string" addition / Hipshot D-tuner alternative - very useful!
And entire "transposed" songs - doable. You might be the only one who notices the change in your tone.
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Best pedal I've ever bought!
SebKell, 10.02.2020
This great little pedal allows me to switch between different tunings within seconds. I like to play heavy music and play songs of different bands who use different tunings (As I lay dying, Parkway Drive, Slipknot, ...). I never have to switch guitars, I only have to turn one knob.

The sound stays very clear and true when you droptune up to 3 or 4 steps. The pedal is very easy and intuitive to use. The build quality is great (complete metal casing).
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Perfect for the lazy guitarist who does not want to downtune
Pete-plays-guitar, 17.01.2021
Having owned a few pitch sifters over the last years (many years) I was a little bit dubious on the quality of the pitch shift and expected it to be a bit glitchy. However, this unit maintains a clear sound and digital-sounding-free (well at least to about 4 or 5 semitones. Lower does start to sound a bit weird, but I never go that low. So for drop E flat or drop D (or even C at a push) it sounds great in both clean or in high gain. Actually in high gain no-one would have the slightest clue that your sound was being dropped digitally.
Actually more than just lazy, it is actually it has a permanent place on my pedal board, as it is just so damn easy to move to a drop key with out having to tune the whole guitar again and possible adjust the truss rod. I have never used the momentary function, I just keep it set at the desired drop. The display is quite nice that it is not just a rotary knob with the text around the knob there is an LED for each semitone drop, do a super clear indication of of the drop setting you have selected. This pedal is also very useful for a clean octave drop. Really can't fault it.
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guitarman97, 15.12.2017
This pedal is a big time money saver. For a bedroom player like myself it's a must have unless you have deep pockets and can afford to buy many guitars assigned for different tunings. So don't be intimidated by the price of something like this. Think of it like a guitar money saver. You'll basically save a great amount of money on this pedal. Dropping a semitone is as easy as turning the knob on the pedal to dictate where the red LED light goes to whichever semitone option. There is also an octaver in this pedal too which very cool indeed.

Of course for people who gig there is the money saving perk too and also very convenient for not having to switch between songs as long as its a standard key and drop type tuning. For open tunings etc you'll have to figet with more than one string as this is a polyphonic type effect pedal,

Its easy to use with no noticable latency issues AT ALL since I got it but I haven't played anything passed the 4th semitone. Drop A is as far I'll go but the only bad thing about this pedal which is understandable for this kind of early technology is a noticable deterioration in sound clarity when you get to about 4 semitone onwards. Especially starting at the 5th semitone for people wondering depending on how low they get to in their style of music. Another thing to note is I'm using a budget solid state amplifier worth less than 200 euro so a lot of other amplifiers may be able to handle it better at the lower semitone settings.
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