Age old question. Digital vs Analogue

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  1. mtm105

    mtm105 Well-Known Member

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    If my board is all analogue and I hook up a digital pedal with true bypass, is it still all analogue when digital pedal is off?

    What kind of Whammy is DigiTech anyhoo? How different is it from a Morley Wah?

    Wah? Whammy? Wah? Whammy?

    Is 4th Generation Whammy good bargain for $100?

    Why Whammy? Kid's toy..

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    Sapient Well-Known Member

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    The signal is always analog; it's just that if the digital pedal is on the signal gets "digitized", but is not digital. More simply put, if you are in true bypass nothing at all digital should be happening.
     
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    lespaul339 Well-Known Member

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    Not a fan of the whammy pedal.
     
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    You would have to ask Tom Morello about the Whammy pedal.
     
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    The whammy is pretty cool.
    But just like most things, it's not made to last.
     
  6. RLW59

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    "How different is it from a Morley wah?"

    Whammy isn't a wah, at all.

    It's a pitch shifter. You can use it like a guitar's vibrola to bend notes. You can use it to add harmony notes alongside the notes you're playing. You can use it like a capo to transpose keys. You can make your guitar sound like a synth, or like a DJ scratching on a turntable.

    Besides Tom Morello/Rage Against The Machine, Dimebag Darrell used a Whammy frequently with Pantera.
     
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    mtm105 Well-Known Member

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    I knew that but I forgot.

    I have BOSS ME-50 does a lot of that. Whammy is a toy IMO.

    ME-50 has Wah too. Not a bad sweep, either.
     
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    A whammy is manually operated , note Uli Roth’s over sized bar and in the 2nd one “This is my Song” His Thunderbird has a single coil in the bridge . For reference a real whammy :
     
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    Morpheus is another drop tuner. You would be surprised at how many well-known metal bands use them. Some just for the divebomb alone.

    They are great for what they do and true bypass but have one big drawback. They have a huge footprint on any pedalboard.
     
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    zachman Well-Known Member

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    I LOVE Uli's Phase Jet Phaser tone
     
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    Digital and analog does not matter so much unless you pull the valves/tubes out of the equation. That is all I have to say about that.
     
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    Uli uses one of those whammy pedals nowdays...
     
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    I didn’t see it but he does have a lot of red pedals .
     

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