Digitech The Drop

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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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available since September 2014
Item number 343716
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Effect Types Harmonizer
139 €
Including VAT; Excluding 19,90 € shipping
Available at short notice (usually 2-5 days)
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687 Customer ratings

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Bass Player review
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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A must for guitars with tremolo
JFerenc 27.04.2022
For a bedroom guitarist this is a must have. Its the single most useful effect pedal. If you are like me, who loves learning songs for fun, you know how frustrating it can be when you want to learn a song but its in a different tuning, and now you either mess with your tremolo guitar for 10-30min to re-tune it and set it up or you just don't learn the song/riff... even if you have a fixed bridge the string tension will change so it wont be as good as whatever tuning your guitar is set up to.
This pedal is a game changer! It basically like having 5-6 guitars at once, because you can instantly de-tune your guitar with one click.

Now if you are in standard E you can de-tune all the way to A standard, but at that tuning i would say the sound quality is not that great. The lowest I can go that still sounds good is C# , I used that in a live setting and it was alright. Some will probably say that they can tell its de-tuned by an effect, but I still, i think its alright. If you just go to D# or D its basically impossible to tell that its de-tuned by a pedal.
However its still good for practicing, I often use it in B standard when i want to play some amon amarth songs, its great.

Its also great if you write a riff and you want to try how it sounds in different tunings.

One thing to note, is that if you use it for practicing at home, you still want the amp to be relatively loud because if its too quiet and you can still hear the natural sound of the strings, it can mess with your hearing.

In a nutshell, this pedal is a must have if you like practicing in different tunings even if you think the sound quality is not good enough for live playing.
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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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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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