DigiTech Whammy WH-4
DigiTech Whammy WH-4

Whammy WH-4, Octaver/Harmonizer/Whammy from DigiTech in the Whammy series.

moosers 07/07/2009

DigiTech Whammy WH-4 : moosers's user review

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The Digitech Whammy WH-4 Reissue is a digital effects pedal designed for use with electric guitar.  It has 1/4 inch connections and is powered by the power supply that comes with it.  It isn't a rackable piece of gear as it is a foot pedal and controller.


The configuration of the Digitech Whammy WH-4 Reissue is fairly easy to follow as it didn't take me long at all to understand everything that was going on with this pedal.  It has a slightly different make up when compared to the original WH-1 whammy and the WH-2.  The pedal has a knob for choosing between either harmony mode or whammy mode and also has a detune mode which is like a chorus effect.  That is pretty much all there is to this pedal and after playing around with it for a few minutes I'm sure you'd be able to get the hang of it pretty quickly.  The manual for the Digitech Whammy WH-4 Reissue is thorough and complete but isn't needed if you don't already have it.


While the sound quality of the Digitech Whammy WH-4 Reissue isn't as great as the original WH-1, it still has a great sound and is probably a little bit cleaner - it just lacks the vibe that the original has.  This being said I would bet that most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference unless they had both pedal next to each other and were comparing them.  I like using the octave up and octave down modes the best, but it is definitely cool to mess around with the harmony effects and the detune modes are surprisingly pretty great as well.  If you don't know about the great effects you can get with this whammy pedal, its time to treat yourself!


I've been using the Digitech Whammy WH-4 Reissue for about five or six years and it is definitely one of the most unique pedals out there.  This has become pretty popular over the last few years as it has been used by a lot of famous players.  While this is an effect I used sparingly as I find that if you use it too much it can become overplayed, when used in the right situation and with taste can produce some incredible effects.  If you are looking for a great pedal at a reasonable price that will give you endless hours of fun, I would definitely recommend the Digitech Whammy WH-4 Reissue.