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Guitar Effects

  • Effects: Harmony, Detune and Whammy
  • 9 Harmony Bend presets
  • 6 Whammy presets
  • 2 Detune presets (Shallow & Deep)
  • Bypass, presets and effects can be switched via MIDI
  • True Bypass
  • Sturdy metal housing
  • Includes an AC/DC power supply (PS 913 DC)

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Effect Types Harmonizer
Item number 284585
£125
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Money can totally buy happiness
Anders Madsen 17.08.2020
This is without question the most fun I've ever had with a pedal—just pure, unadulterated fun.

Ever since I first heard Tom Morello's solo on Killing In The Name back in the mid-'90es, I've wanted to have a Whammy. Since then I've seen numerous others, including MonoNeon and Thundercat, use it, so the desire to have one blushed back up now and again.

Now, some 25 years after first encountering the pedal I finally realized that it's perfectly alright to buy a pedal just because it's fun, so I did... Even if you're not necessarily producing anything useful with it, just fooling around doing wonky stuff is absolutely worth the price. Not to mention finally living out the dream of playing the solo from Killing In The Name correctly. My 14-year-old self would have been absolutely awestruck. Money can totally buy happiness.

Only minor annoyance is its pretty aggressive power consumption (1300 mA). It's not likely that your existing power supply on your pedal board will be able to power it. But apart from that, the build quality is top notch, the pedal feels very robust and it doesn't feel like they've skimped on anything building it.

You'll need to use your hands to change program on the program dial (unless you set up midi to control it), so unless you stick to one setting, then you'll be reaching down pretty often.

Other than that, it's smooth sailing. Obviously, since it's a modulation pedal, it has a few tracking issues now and then, but I figure that's impossible to avoid when modulating in real time.
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A classic pedal
Archion 15.10.2021
As I don't have a tremolo on my guitar and I'm too lazy to deal with setting it up, I decided many years ago to buy a pedal for my divebombs and stuff. Yeah, I know, it's not the same compared to the real whammy bar, but the benefits outweigh the costs for me. Also, when played with a higher gain distortion, it becomes more difficult to notice the difference. And yeah, I don't have to worry about getting out of tune! The tracking is also pretty good, but if you miss those bubbling sounds the older versions make, your needs are covered as well, as there's a classic mode included.
To be honest, I haven't used the pedal for many years, as I kind of grow out of the divebombing and the heavy use of the whammy. Also the pedal is quite bulky, but that doesn't retract anything from the pedal it self and is clearly a problem of mine. :)
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Great update.
Anonymous 12.03.2014
This pedal is great upgrade from Whammy 4. Finally the pedal is true bypass and when it's on, it doesn't suck your tone. There are also now two modes for single notes (classic) and other for chords. In chord mode the pitch shifted chords are relatively well in tune as where as on Whammy 4 you got weird wobbly effect. In single mode (classic) you have the Whammy 4 wobbles and single note tracking should be faster. The difference is quite small. Another improvement is that finally this pedal works with typical 9V adapter.

In addition to most used octave up and down pitch shift this pedal many interesting interval combination for you to try.

The option to control the pitch interval and amount by MIDI is really great in recording process as you can program the movement of the expression pedal in your DAW and send it to Whammy. It will save you from many takes as you need to only concentrate on your playing.

I think this is the best version yet, in future I would like to see even more thoughtout MIDI possibilites with thru and out options.
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Quality is expected of the Digitech Whammy 5. It doesn't disappoint.
AkuNoHana 17.03.2021
Even comes with an adapter for the power, as the machine is US power only. If your board's power brick has an AC input, make sure you use that input for this pedal, but if you're going straight into the wall, via the power pack, Thomann kindly supplies a converter plug for you. Classy from Thomann customer service, Thank You !

Put it early on in your chain preferably, so that other fx don't muddy the signal.

Loads of options, even unlisted or unofficial user made effects from this wizard of a machine. Check youtube for crazy players' great ideas to get even more out of the machine than is listed in the manual.

Sturdy as a tank. Everything super solid and STRONG. For what it does, the price is kinda fantastic. Just remember to put it into an AC input on your power brick !
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