new digitech whammy....WH-5?

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  1. NakedInTheRain

    NakedInTheRain Member

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    just saw this on premier guitar's facebook...

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    "You heard it here first: We just visited DigiTech in Sandy, Utah, and they gave us a sneak peek at their upcoming, super-cool new Whammy pedal—which features true-bypass switching and a toggle for switching between Classic and polyphonic Chords mode. Look for a review in the coming weeks!"

    this looks awesome. hopefully it retains MIDI.


    EDIT: more details from a digitech rep at HCFX.

    very very very excited now. :D

    edit: current draw is not as low as expected, but still okay.

    edit: video up! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmbBpYg_PGM
     
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  2. ZeroChan

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    Kinda interested. I had the Whammy IV before, and use an M5 now for pitch shifting.
     
  3. jb4674

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    Looks closer to the original aesthetics of the WH-1.
     
  4. Bartimaeus

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    I'm really excited for this! I wish it was smaller, but the addition of true bypass is amazing, since Whammy is one of the worst tone-ruiners I've ever heard. The chords mode is really cool as well, I've been putting off getting a MicroPog because I didn't want two pitch shifters, now I can have both!
     
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    Wow!
     
  6. dave12

    dave12 No commericals! No mercy! Gold Supporting Member

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    Still too big IMO...I wish they'd release one the size of the WH-1

    I don't think digitech gets it. When I think Whammy, I think crazy awesome bit-crushing sounds, not polyphonic octave stuff (i.e. POG/POG2). They just seem to keep missing it for me.

    To me, TB is just not that big a deal
     
  7. NakedInTheRain

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    it is for the whammy. it has such a shite buffer...
     
  8. dave12

    dave12 No commericals! No mercy! Gold Supporting Member

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    yeah, but for not much money (<$30), you can just use a TB looper instead of forking out more money for a new Whammy
     
  9. JayNo

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    I agree, the Whammy is a good effect, but it takes too much real estate to justify keeping it on a board.

    I have a PS-5 Harmonist, although I don't use it as much, the size and amount of features doesn't bother me.
     
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    Polyphonic & true bypass are great improvents.
    Hopefully the treadle assembly is much beefier than the last version.
    3 of those fell apart on me with normal use. I've since switched to an EX-7.
     
  11. NakedInTheRain

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    i got my WH-4 modded for true bypass for the same amount. a TB looper is more hassle with that, with the extra cables and real estate and whatnot. however that's not the main reason for my excitement. the polyphonic option and the extra whammy options (+4th, +5, -5, -4, -2) and the possibility that it's DC powered (like the DT whammy) are getting me wet. however, if it's DC powered, hopefully it doesn't require a stupid amount of ampage like the DT whammy does.
     
  12. standingzero

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    interested.... was thinking of getting a micro pog and being done with it, now I have to wait and see
     
  13. JRC4558Dude

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    Except it still has that cheap-ass flat finish paint! The originals had a nicer looking finish.

    Silly aesthetic considerations aside, I'm excited to check one of these out!!
     
  14. analogmike

    analogmike Gold Supporting Member

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    what about the Whammy DT, it already does all that and more, but bigger.
     
  15. NakedInTheRain

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    exactly. very few people are fans of the size. and not everyone needs the drop tune function or the momentary switch. it's basically taking the best parts of the DT and putting into the WH-4 chassis.
     
  16. R_S_G_7

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    Yep the size of the DT is a complete joke... its a pedal board in its self...

    Will be getting this. was about to buy a iv.
     
  17. MHermans

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    Finally. I'll get one
     
  18. jazzphan89

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    Guess I sold my WH-2 at the right time, so glad to see the TB switching and options I can use.
     
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    I wish they would put a volume control on the new one
     
  20. NakedInTheRain

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    OP updated with more information.
     

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