Digitech Whammy IV Review

Digitech Whammy IV Review

The Digitech Whammy changed the sound of the electric guitar since its release in 1989, opening up new sonic possibilities in octave and harmonization. Famously the pedal is used by the likes of:

  • Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine & Audioslave)
  • John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers) 
  • Jack White (The White Stripes) 
  • Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) 
  • Matthew Followill (Kings of Leon)

And can be heard working in the opening riff of My Iron Lung by Radiohead on the +1 octave toe down setting, as well as the opening riff of Audioslave's song Cochise in the -2 octave toe down setting as Tom Morello builds up the tension.

The Digitech Whammy IV pedal has now been replaced by the fifth generation model boasting updated features and a cleaner sound. Prices for this model range between £150 - £200 and can be bought from these websites:




Forth generation Digitech Whammy pedals can still be found on Ebay and other used guitar equipment websites!

The guitar equipment review video thanks to Pro Guitar Shop & Photography Jason Burmeister.

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