red whammy as octive down?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by th30nlyAket, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. th30nlyAket


    Sep 24, 2010
    I know it has the feature but is it good enought for a an occtive down on bass or should I spend the money on a real octive down pedal
  2. peddles


    Sep 5, 2011
    Palm Coast
    I think it isn't that great as an octave down, I use it a lot and never too happy with the sound.
  3. Andy Will

    Andy Will

    Apr 11, 2003
    London, England
    I'll give an opposite opinion on this one ;) , the Whammy IV is my absolute favourite Octave down for my Basses.

    Check my previous gear list to see what equipment it has beaten over the years.............

    However the famous OC2 and Octamizer style analogue octavers that a lot of people swear by are also awesome, but a different tonal octave. :)
  4. WaldoNova

    WaldoNova Having fun yet?

    Jun 14, 2009
    Mt Vernon, NY
    I would spend the money on a separate octave down pedal. With the Whammy you are going to lose the nuances of your sound and it will sound sterile. At least with an analog octave down you get some cool artifacts and tones. The tracking won't be as good as the Whammy but it will sound so much better(IMHO and YMMV and all that!!!!) Anyways good luck with that. Next you'll be needing that perfect fuzz and Filter to get that synthy octave down sound. BTW try an OC2 1st. They are very inexpensive and all of the other good octave pedals are somewhat similar( I have an MXR BOD that I like but its usually more expensive than the OC2). Good Luck!!!
  5. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    Using a Boss LS2 with the Whammy allows you to blend the Whammy and dry tones together. Fuzz box that steals bass? Same remedy.
  6. G3Mitch


    Feb 8, 2011
    New Zealand
    If you already have the whammy by now, the above post is a good solution. Blend pedals are my saviour with dirt pedals. However, for octaves you can do the same thing with out a blender with a Micro Pog, or Pog2. It's digital, so the tracking is decent, ime you always need some clean signal there.