Digitech Whammy 5

Guitar Effects

  • Effects: Harmony, Detune and Whammy
  • 9 Harmony Bend presets
  • 6 Whammy presets
  • 2 Detune presets (Shallow & Deep)
  • Bypass, presets and effects can be switched via MIDI
  • True Bypass
  • Sturdy metal housing
  • Includes an AC/DC power supply (PS 913 DC)

Note: Register your product at www.w-distribution.de/Warranty to extend the warranty to 4 years.

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  • 3rd/4th
  • 4th/5th
  • Oct down
  • Oct Up/Down
  • Shallow

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Effect Types Harmonizer

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Money can totally buy happiness
Anders Madsen, 17.08.2020
This is without question the most fun I've ever had with a pedal—just pure, unadulterated fun.

Ever since I first heard Tom Morello's solo on Killing In The Name back in the mid-'90es, I've wanted to have a Whammy. Since then I've seen numerous others, including MonoNeon and Thundercat, use it, so the desire to have one blushed back up now and again.

Now, some 25 years after first encountering the pedal I finally realized that it's perfectly alright to buy a pedal just because it's fun, so I did... Even if you're not necessarily producing anything useful with it, just fooling around doing wonky stuff is absolutely worth the price. Not to mention finally living out the dream of playing the solo from Killing In The Name correctly. My 14-year-old self would have been absolutely awestruck. Money can totally buy happiness.

Only minor annoyance is its pretty aggressive power consumption (1300 mA). It's not likely that your existing power supply on your pedal board will be able to power it. But apart from that, the build quality is top notch, the pedal feels very robust and it doesn't feel like they've skimped on anything building it.

You'll need to use your hands to change program on the program dial (unless you set up midi to control it), so unless you stick to one setting, then you'll be reaching down pretty often.

Other than that, it's smooth sailing. Obviously, since it's a modulation pedal, it has a few tracking issues now and then, but I figure that's impossible to avoid when modulating in real time.
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It blows my mind
Nigel ST, 07.09.2020
I've always wanted one and finally I bit the bullet and bought one.

I couldn't really tried it yet, as it was sent with the wrong power supply set and I don't want to risk losing the warranty, as Thomann sent it with an adapter which the manufacturer didn't approve and it is clearly not suitable for safe use. I checked that the exact same pedal can be shipped with two different sets of heads and power supply depending on the market, I don't understand why Thomann took the risk to sell me a pedal with the 2 pin head, when the manufacturer has a proper set with the 3 pin head and Thomann knows that in the country where I reside the official sockets are the UK type ones (they added a cheap adapter to the shipment).

I will edit my review, once this is sorted out properly, until then my pedal is waiting in the box.
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Great update.
12.03.2014
This pedal is great upgrade from Whammy 4. Finally the pedal is true bypass and when it's on, it doesn't suck your tone. There are also now two modes for single notes (classic) and other for chords. In chord mode the pitch shifted chords are relatively well in tune as where as on Whammy 4 you got weird wobbly effect. In single mode (classic) you have the Whammy 4 wobbles and single note tracking should be faster. The difference is quite small. Another improvement is that finally this pedal works with typical 9V adapter.

In addition to most used octave up and down pitch shift this pedal many interesting interval combination for you to try.

The option to control the pitch interval and amount by MIDI is really great in recording process as you can program the movement of the expression pedal in your DAW and send it to Whammy. It will save you from many takes as you need to only concentrate on your playing.

I think this is the best version yet, in future I would like to see even more thoughtout MIDI possibilites with thru and out options.
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The effect everyone should have in its pedalboard
01.04.2016
My first contact with this pedal was when I first listen to Radiohead's OK Computer and U2's Achtung Baby - I instantly got curious about that mesmerizing pitch-shifting effect that made guitars scream in the mix of the album. Curiously the effect sounded really crude (when I first heard it alone), due to the phase shifting latency, like a guitar trough a broken chorus pedal - but thats the nature of the effect.

This unit you see here it's the latest (fifth) version. It has two main effects - Harmony and Whammy - the first one creates a note on the interval that's selected in the pedal along with the original one you're playing. Whammy simply "slides" your note up or down in the interval. You have a detune effect too which is a kind of chorus. You even have a MIDI input if you want to control your effects via and external device. You can choose between chords and classic mode, too. It defines if you sound is pitch-shifted together when playing harmony or solo - I first used it to help me change between tunings at the moment I was pleaying so I choosed chords mode. But it depends the way you want to use it.

The cherry at the top of the cake? True bypass, zero colour to your sound!

One of the most versatile and unique effects out there in the market, this is a must-have top-quality pedal that has some history. The box itself is really surdy, it does seem that you could pass a car on the top of the pedal and it would stay intact.
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