This latest edition of the magazine features;
Joe Bonamassa - Michael Caswell comes face to face with a Blues legend in the making + career profile by Gary Cooper.
Bruce Welch - The man who drove the Shadows! They were the world's biggest guitar band and created a million players. Lee Hodgson meets the inspirational Bruce Welch OBE.
Guthrie Govan – The king of the fretless guitar! Guthrie talks about his fretless Vigier Excalibur and Patrice Vigier explains the birth of this astonishing instrument.
Past Master - Roy Buchanan. He invented the pinched harmonic and was possibly the best ever on a Telecaster. So why have so few heard of Roy Buchanan? Gary Cooper profiles.
The Listening Room - John Stix listens while top players discuss their influences.
Video Gems - John Stix treats us to a lesson from The Allman Bros.
THE QUIET ROOM REVIEWS TECH SESSIONS COMPETITION FEATURES CONTENTS
The original Digitech Whammy is now seen as a classic among pedal
collectors. And now there's a brand new version capable of some
astonishing tricks. Jamie Humphries gets ready to play with all
things pitchy and bendy..
whammy pedal in
the early 90’s. It
capabilities from a
wah style pedal, also worked as a
harmony pedal and even included a
'dive bomb' setting - ideal for use with
fixed bridge guitars. As well as this,
the pedal also included chorusing,
or 'detune' as it's described on the
casing. The pedal gained huge
popularity with the release of the first
Rage Against the Machine album,
with Tom Morello using the Digitech
to create his ground breaking
soundscapes. Many artists followed,
including Joe Satriani, Steve Vai,
Jonny Greenwood and Matt Bellamy.
I have an original Digitech Whammy
myself, bought it in 1992 for £80
brand new! I’ve been offered some
pretty silly money for it in the past,
which shows you both how good and
sought-after the original was.
Digitech Whammy DT
Digitech have released several
versions of this pedal since, but with
some of the new features on the
Whammy DT, I think this one is by far
the best yet.
If you already know the
Whammy, the left side is going to
look very familiar, with all of the
regular Whammy settings enabling
you to pitch up or down by certain
intervals, and everything in between.
This side of the pedal also includes
the harmoniser sections and once
again different intervals are set
depending on the position of the
pedal, plus all the micro tonal
intervals in between, if that’s what
you’re into. The pedal also includes
detune, either deep or shallow, which
is basically chorusing. The intensity
of the chorus depends on how far
down the pedal is pressed. Also
included is the dive bomb setting,