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Old 18-08-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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Whammy - Anybody else just suck at it?

So, every now and then I plug in my Whammy all ready to rock out, forgetting that I pretty much suck at any kind of treadle action.
Mostly I use it on a fixed harmony setting, (in truth mostly just 1 octave down). I just feel like the sweep is a bit wrong, it seems to spend too much time in the middle 'out of tune' part of the sweep, if that makes sense. It's not a calibration issue or anything like that, It's the same with the XP100, I think I just don't get it.

So, is it just me?
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Old 18-08-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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Yeah I sort of get what you mean. Do you find wah pedals to be the same then?(since you said ANY kind of treadle action)
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throw enough delay on and you get away with anything!
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Old 18-08-2013, 09:19 PM   #4
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throw enough delay on and you get away with anything!
That's pretty much my approach!

I'm ok with wah's I actually like a nice wide sweep then!
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Does it help if you 'sing' along with what you are trying to achieve? Perhaps you can create some sort of kinetic memory that way to improve your playing.
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So, is it just me?
Nope, me too.

Easy enough to deal with on slower "sweeps" but on faster more rapid ones it gets that out of tune sound more than anything else. I like the Whammy, but not the action of the treadle. That said, it's better than the one on my Boss ME-50 by a mile.
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Old 19-08-2013, 08:20 AM   #7
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you suck at your whammy? Impressive

No, I dunno, I like it, I'm using it on bass though, usually octave up blended with dry, I like to whammy.
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Just improvise. When I play Supermassive, the part when Matt uses kaoss pad, I use the whammy pedal and you just fuck around soloing while using whammy, still sounds good whatever you do
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