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Should I get a Bass Whammy

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by TaySte_2000, Apr 20, 2005.


  1. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    I might have the chance to get a bass whammy and it's quite cheap to, I'm all up for wierd and wonderful sounds but I'm not sure just how useful this would be, I do mainly play with my effect by myself so it might add a good texture but again not sure, what do you guys think of the whammy.

    Master help me please
     
  2. Heckxx

    Heckxx

    Nov 2, 2004
    Libertyville, IL
    i dont think u necessarily need the bass version of the whammy, the new red one works find on bass in my experience

    but anyways, im basing this "review" on the red one, but i found the harmonies to be abit useless, used the octave up and octave down features, which are great. i can imagine the octave down funciton can be quite useful for many bassists.
     
  3. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Erm I found a s/h bass one for about 1/2 the price of the new red whammy and I also might be able to trade a pedal for it not sure though yet but thats for the info.
     
  4. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    No.
     
  5. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Haha any reason why?
     
  6. Basstyra

    Basstyra Commercial User

    Apr 3, 2005
    France
    CTO @ Two notes Audio Engineering
    I have the same opportunity. My choice is made, I'm going to take it.

    Why ? First, I need a good octaver and it seems it does the job well. Secondly, I'm thinking of adding distorsion on a 5th up to add a voice during the guitar solo (only one guitar in my band), likethe Akai unibass does. THen, if I can find other ways to use it...

    And finally, I think I won't have any problem to re sell it if I'm not totally happy with it.


    Add to this that I prefer blue to red and you've got it ! :D
    And I like all that is "rare"...
     
  7. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I have never come across a time when I needed one.
     
  8. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Hmm, why wasn't i told about this? Is it Arrowhead?
     
  9. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    I was gonna ring you but because you didn't reply to my text I thought you might be busy
     
  10. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Phone broken, besides, you just did call me ;) Get eeeeeeeet!
     
  11. get it...even if you don't like it, the resale value is amazing for whammys