DigiTech Whammy WH-4
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DigiTech Whammy WH-4

Whammy WH-4, Octaver/Harmonizer/Whammy from DigiTech in the Whammy series.

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Audiofanzine FR 11/12/2008

DigiTech Whammy WH-4 : Recensione di Audiofanzine FR (content in English)

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(Originally written by charlou la fouine/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Everything has been already said: three effect categories, wheel, expression pedal, switch, 1 x in and 2 x out (one for a tuner), Midi out and PSU socket (not universal...).

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use: select, switch on and rock'n'roll!

SOUND QUALITY

When it comes to this point it's another story: the effect is fun, strange, etc.

But you can feel some latency when the switch is on and the pedal is not used: less attack, short delay... And it's impossible to play more than two notes simultaneously without getting a muddy sound.

As a summary, it's still a good effect and you'll find applications for it (specially the customizable octaver)...

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using it for three years and I still haven't made my mind up about this effect... It's not a bad pedal. i mean, it's great if you want to experiment, but it's not easy to use it properly within a song, and you tend to overuse it (like Tom Morello and Jack White do, IMO).

And this unit is expensive!!! A very expensive effect pedal...

Nevertheless I think I would buy it again because I'm beginning to use it more. However if you consider how difficult it is to control I'd probably have second thoughts...