Whammy (4th Gen) FAQs
What is the Whammy 4? What does it do? What is the MIDI port used for on the Whammy 4?
The new Whammy is a modern version of the original red WH-1 Whammy introduced by DigiTech 9 years ago. The basic form has been maintained with only a few cosmetic changes to bring it up to date with the latest DigiTech look. But the performance and sound is reminiscent to that of the original Whammy every guitarist covets.
All the favorite Whammy settings of old are available again at the touch of a knob. LEDs indicate the current whammy setting and a heavy-duty vacuum cleaner style momentary foot switch enables and disables the effect.
A new addition to this Whammy is the MIDI In jack, allowing remote control of the Whammy effect via any MIDI controlling device. Both Whammy type and control are accomplished via MIDI program changes and CC messages respectively. Also new is the Dive Bomb Whammy type, giving the effect of a Floyd Rose whammy bar pushed all the way to the body of the guitar. The Wet Added and Dry outputs are standard outputs and the unit is powered by a PS750 power supply.
*; Original Whammy Performance
*; Original Whammy Types + new Dive Bomb
*; Rugged New Industrial Design
*; LED Indicators Display Whammy Type
*; MIDI In for Remote Control and Type Selection
*; Wet/Dry Outputs
*; PS750 Power Supply Included
What is the reset and pedal calibration for the Whammy 4?
- Disconnect power.
- Press and hold the silver footswitch.
- Connect power.
- Wait until the light blinks several times.
- Let go of footswitch.
- Move the pedal all the way through it's full range of motion.
- Press and release the silver footswitch again.
Whammy IV Expression pedal calibration
Start with the expression pedal in the Toe down position (pedal forward).