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Best Polyphonic Pitch shifter pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Darknut, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. Darknut

    Darknut Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2009
    The guitar player in my band & myself are looking for a pitch shift pedal that will allow us to tune up & down a half step & retain as close to the original sound as possible.

    We don't need it to do whammy stuff ... just change the tuning & the smaller the better.

    I've been looking .... the EHX Ring Thing & Slammi seem to sound the best (on youtube vids at lease) from what I've seen so far.

    Any suggestions.
  2. LSMFT6

    LSMFT6 Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    A lot of people like the Ring Thing's pitch-shifting, but I find that its latency makes unusable for most serious applications (note: I LOVE how the pedal sounds otherwise, it's been on my board for years and I have no plans to dump it.) The new Whammy V (and the just announced Bass Whammy) both have excellent polyphonic tracking and drop-tune capabilities.

    Can't comment on the Slammi but the design just doesn't appeal to me.
  3. 4StringsEnough


    Mar 9, 2008
    Although it will do a lot more than you need, the DigiTech Whammy DT is the only pedal that will do what you want. AFAIK the Morpheus Droptune is discontinued.
  4. Adamixoye

    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right?

    Apr 9, 2012
    Occasional Beta Tester for Confusion Studios, Singular Sound, and Source Audio
    I can vouch for the Droptune being pretty great on guitar when it's distorted. Latency is unnoticeable and tone is great. Clean tone is not as great but better for smaller increments. The tone isn't really acceptable on bass.