Is this a Digitech Bass Whammy?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Jjango, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Jjango


    Nov 16, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    This is a very brief, bass-only clip of the Beastie Boys song Gratitude, recorded in 1992.

    I love the pitch-bending effect - is it a Digitech Bass Whammy? If not, do you know what it is?

    (I did do some Googling, but couldn't find an answer about the pitch shift - the fuzz is a Univox Super-Fuzz)

    Link to audio --> Bass

    Many thanks in advance!
  2. fasto


    Mar 4, 2007
    Amsterdam, NL
    i don´t think this was done with a pedal ... maybe string- or neck bending?
  3. J.D. Detroit

    J.D. Detroit Guest

    Nov 12, 2015
    Blackcat Super Fuzz was used on the recording, has a two stage octave doubling circuit.
    Modeled after the 70s Univox Superfuzz.

    Live the DNA Analogic Bass Dragger was used.

    Sound like he's just bending, sliding and possibly backing the tuner off then bringing it back to pitch on that one part.
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