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Digitech Whammy 5 Polyphonic Pitch-Shifter Pedal

The classic pitch shifter pedal gets updated to handle polyphonic pitch bends!



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Product Description

The Digitech Whammy 5 is the latest update to one of the best loved guitar pedals ever made and certainly the first one on anybody's minds when thinking about pitch shifting. The classic expression pedal design still reigns supreme and frankly you'd be a bit hard pressed to tell it from the 4th Generation model. The give away is the Classic/Chords switch and that is where the magic happens! That's right the Digitech Whammy 5 is the first Whammy pedal to feature polyphonic pitch shifting! Other new features include True Bypass and automatic calibration

Here's what MI-Pro said about the Digitech Whammy 5

DigiTech has introduced the next-generation Whammy pedal. The latest version delivers the Whammy sound that guitarists have become familiar with over the last 20 years, with the addition of chordal Whammy pitch-shifting, extra Whammy intervals and true bypass. The Whammy lets guitar and bass players raise and lower their tuning by up to two octaves, to create pitch shifts from subtle to extreme and dramatic musical effects not possible with any other pedal. The unit now incorporates new pitch-shifting technologies that enable the player to bend entire chords up or down while keeping all the notes in the chord perfectly in tune. It also keeps its signature Classic single-note mode, along with nine Harmony 2-note interval settings and two Detune modes.

Offering true bypass means that the signal from the guitar is completely unaffected by the Whammy when it’s switched off, maintaining all the purity of the guitar signal when the player doesn’t want anything altering their sound. This can be especially important when using a lot of pedals on a pedalboard. It also includes 1/4-inch inputs and outputs, a MIDI input that allows control of the pedal from an external MIDI device and a nine-Volt DC power input. The Whammy employs high-quality 24-bit/96kHz analog-to-digital and digital-to analog converters for clean, smooth pitch-bending sound.

An on/off switch engages and disengages the Whammy effect and a Classic/Chords switch lets players select either mode. The Whammy is built to withstand the rigours of the road, with a rugged all-metal chassis, pedal and footswitch.

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Customer Reviews


15 reviews





Mr Andrew Fairlie16th Dec 2023

A must have for any musician, the harmony setting gives so much depth to your sound, and obviously you can pitch shift, giving you that Drop C sound with a standard drop-D tuning, or even lower!

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Tom Webb29th May 2023

The Whammy Pedal is a fantastic edition to my pedalboard. If you’re looking to buy one then you know what it does and it doesn’t disappoint. I love the Tom Morello and Matt Bellamy use the whammy and they were my inspiration for buying it but it does so much more than that and you can soon find your own voice with it. Very inspiring.

Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer21st Feb 2022

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer4th May 2021

Works great. No visible damage upon arrival.

Value 4Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

Oscar Williams2nd Sep 2020

While it seems like a strange and slightly glitchy pedal at first, it can add a very unique character to your sound that not many other pedals can achieve (unless they are of course as strange as or stranger than the whammy V). Although there are no rubber feet on the pedal so it does slide if you haven't velcroed it down to a pedal board.

Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer20th Jul 2020

Value 3Looks 3Durability 4Sound 4

Mr Patrick Hughes23rd May 2020

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr. Justin Clark3rd Feb 2020

Awesome, I'm Tom Morello!

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Steve Prescott6th Sep 2019

Bought as a birthday present for our son. He seems very pleased with the pedal.

Trusted Customer27th May 2019

Great fun indeed to play with Whammy 5

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