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Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by All_¥our_Bass, Feb 17, 2013.
Preferably pedals with lots of varieties in intervals and direction of shifting,
What's "cheap-ish" for you?
Cheapest I can think of that won't die on you is a used Digitech Whammy.
Boss ps5 is a good 2nd hand option. I just sold one for $100 on eBay
Great shifter at that price
Just in case, pitch shifting is probably the hardest effect to produce cheaply. So if you get a cheap pitch shifter it may not work very well. There is a reason Eventide Harmonizers are so expensive.
The new digitech drop tune. Morpheus makes a pedal that does this too.
Both are polyphonic.
If you want very basic and dirt cheap (but decent quality) Mooer has a nice one, really small too.
The Digitech Whammy does all of this, and can be had for about 100 bucks used.
^ But if you want polyphonic you need to get the newest version which I think they renamed to drop tune.
Nah, it's the Whammy Gen 5 that has the polyphonic shifting.
I've messed with a Boss ps5 in my local guitar center and quite like it, but I wanted to know if there are other options out there, that I might not know of.
I know one can only get so cheap with shifters (100ish USD is a good price), but I wanted to know what else was out there, and asking a bunch of gearwhores like yourselves sounded like the best way to find out.
Behringer has a cheap copy of the PS-5. U600 or something like that?
As someone who owned one, it was a piece of shit.
I've also tried the micro and full-sized pogs.
Micro is nice and great if all you want is +/- one octave, the big one is awesome in sound, features and has a (rightfully) hefty price.
My problem here is features vs. price. Micro has too few, big one is more than I need and too costly.
I'm probably going with the Boss ps5.
I really like the whammy too but it's pretty big, and I don't need the expression pedal.
The DigiTech Whammy Pedal (normal one) works for the whammy-ness, octaves, fifths, fourths, and a couple other "fun" settings. If you want "intelligent pitch shifting" (harmonization) than the Whammy pedal would not be the way to go; it gets creative on the 3rd's and 6th's.
If you want intelligent pitch shifting the Digitech HarmonyMan is awesome. I use mine all the time.
Amazon.com: Digitech HarmonyMan Intelligent Harmony Guitar Effects Pedal: Musical Instruments
If you don't need an expression pedal, think about an EHX Ring Thing; it's billed as a ring modulator but it also has some pretty powerful polyphonic pitch shifting capabilities, and you can save presets if there are specific harmonies or shifts you want to pull up in a hurry.
EHX.com | Ring Thing - Single Sideband Modulator | Electro-Harmonix
I own the harmony man as well...pretty good pedal, i had no complaints with it. Just reminded me, i should probably throw it into my rig, it hasnt been connected since i bought a new amp.
I'm not too much interested by the pitch shifting function but this thing is AWESOME!
I've been looking to get a ring mod as well, this might be my ticket for both.