A Harman International Company

A Harman International Company
A Harman International Company
For your protection, please read the following:
Water and Moisture: Appliances should not be used near water
(e.g. near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet
basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.) Care should be taken so
that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the enclosure
through openings.
These symbols are internationally accepted symbols that warn of potential
hazards with electrical products.The lightning flash means that there are
dangerous voltages present within the unit.The exclamation point indicates
that it is necessary for the user to refer to the owners manual.
These symbols warn that there are no user serviceable parts inside the unit.
Do not open the unit. Do not attempt to service the unit yourself. Refer all
servicing to qualified personnel. Opening the chassis for any reason will void
the manufacturer’s warranty. Do not get the unit wet. If liquid is spilled on
the unit, shut it off immediately and take it to a dealer for service.
Disconnect the unit during storms to prevent damage.
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Operation is subject to the following conditions:
•This device may not cause harmful interference.
•This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
•Use only shielded interconnecting cables.
•Operation of this unit within significant electromagnetic fields should
be avoided.
Power Sources: The appliance should be connected to a power
supply only of the type described in the operating instructions or as
marked on the appliance.
Grounding or Polarization: Precautions should be taken so that
the grounding or polarization means of an appliance is not defeated.
Power Cord Protection: Power supply cords should be routed so
that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed
upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
Servicing: To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, the user
should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described in
the operating instructions. All other servicing should be referred to
qualified service personnel.
For units equipped with externally accessible fuse receptacle: Replace fuse with same type and rating only.
nufacturer’s Name:
nufacturer’s Address:
clares that the product:
Product Name:
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Digitech Electronics
8760 S. Sandy Parkway
Sandy, Utah 84070, USA
All (requires a Class II power adapter that conforms to the requirements of
EN60065, EN60742, or equivalent.)
nforms to the following Product Specifications:
EN 60065 (1993)
IEC 65 (1985) with Amendments 1, 2 & 3
EN 55013 (1990)
EN 55020 (1991)
pplementary Information:
The product herewith complies with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive
73/23/EEC and EMC Directive 89/336/EEC as amended by Directive 93/68/EEC.
Vice-President of Engineering
8760 S. Sandy Parkway
Sandy, Utah 84070, USA
Tel: 801-566-8800
Fax: 801-566-7005
Effective February 15, 2000
ropean Contact: Your Local Digitech Sales and Service Office or
Harman Music Group
8760 S. Sandy Parkway
Sandy, Utah 84070, USA
Tel. 801-568-7638
Fax 801-568-7642
e at Digitech are very proud of our products and back-up each one we sell with the following warranty:
1.The warranty registration card must be mailed within ten days after purchase date to validate this warranty.
2. Digitech warrants this product, when used solely within the U.S., to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service.
3. Digitech liability under this warranty is limited to repairing or replacing defective materials that show evidence of defect, provided the product is
returned to Digitech WITH RETURN AUTHORIZATION, where all parts and labor will be covered up to a period of one year. A Return Authorization
number may be obtained from Digitech by telephone.The company shall not be liable for any consequential damage as a result of the product's use in
any circuit or assembly.
4. Proof-of-purchase is considered to be the burden of the consumer.
5. Digitech reserves the right to make changes in design, or make additions to, or improvements upon this product without incurring any obligation to
install the same on products previously manufactured.
6.The consumer forfeits the benefits of this warranty if the product's main assembly is opened and tampered with by anyone other than a certified
Digitech technician or, if the product is used with AC voltages outside of the range suggested by the
7.The foregoing is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, and Digitech neither assumes nor authorizes any person to assume any obligation
or liability in connection with the sale of this product. In no event shall Digitech or its dealers be liable for special or consequential damages or from
any delay in the performance of this warranty due to causes beyond their control.
OTE:The information contained in this manual is subject to change at any time without notification. Some information contained in this manual
y also be inaccurate due to undocumented changes in the product or operating system since this version of the manual was completed.The
ormation contained in this version of the owner's manual supersedes all previous versions.
ncluded Items
he utmost care was taken while your Whammy™ was being manufactured. Everything should
e included and in perfect working order. Before you get started, please make sure that the
ollowing items have been included:
Whammy™ Pedal
PS750 or PS913 Power Supply
User’s Guide
Warranty Card
anything is missing, contact the factory at once. Please take a moment to complete your
warranty card. It is your safeguard should a problem arise with your Whammy™.
User’s Guide
Congratulations on the purchase of your new Whammy™ Pedal.When DigiTech invented the
Whammy™ pedal, it was the most revolutionary and innovative pedal to hit the guitar since the
he wah wah. Nearly a decade later, in response to your demands, we have gone to painstaking
engths to bring back the original Whammy™. Every last detail was considered as we recreated
his classic pitch bending effect. However, we strengthened the rugged steel chassis to endure the
erils of the stage better, the addition of a MIDI input provides more flexibility, preset LEDs proide a visual indication of your selection, and the Dive Bomb setting bends your signal a full 3
ctaves down.We are proud to bring back this pedal, and we’re proud that you wanted it.
Although the Whammy™ has an extremely intuitive user interface, this User’s Guide will help
ou understand the Whammy™ functions and allow you to get the most out of your purchase
or years to come.
Guided Tour
Detailed Descriptions
1 2
. Preset Knob - This knob is used to select the Whammy™ (bend), Harmony intervals, or
Detune range controlled by the treadle.
. Bypass LED - This LED lights to indicate the effect is on.
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. Bypass Switch - This switch turns the effect on and off.
. Input - Connect your instrument to this jack.
. MIDI In - Connect any external MIDI device to this jack for the purpose of controlling the
Whammy™ remotely.
. Power - Connect the provided power supply to this jack. Do not use any power supply other
than the supplied PS750 or PS913.
. Dry Output - This jack contains your dry guitar signal only. No effect is present at this
.Wet Added Output - This jack contains a mix of your dry guitar signal, and the pitch shifted
signal produced by the Whammy™.
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.Treadle - This Pedal is used to bend the input note, bend between harmony intervals, or mix
detuning with your input signal.
Making Connections
he Whammy™ pedal is extremely easy to set up and use. Simply follow these steps and you be
. Connect your instrument to the Whammy™ input.
. Connect from the “wet added” output to a your favorite distortion pedal or to your amplifier.
. Connect from the Whammy™ Dry Out to a guitar tuner if desired.
. Connect from the MIDI Out of a MIDI controller to the MIDI In on the Whammy™ if desired.
. Connect the power supply between an AC outlet and the power jack on the Whammy™.
.Turn on you amp and adjust the volume to a desired level.
. Rotate the Preset knob to select the desired effect or interval.
AC Power
Dry Out
Wet Added
Distortion Pedal
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he Whammy™ pedal contains 17 Presets which are selected by rotating the Preset knob. An
ED will light to indicate which preset has been selected. Each Preset will fall into one of three
roups:Whammy, Harmony, or Detune.
Whammy - This group of Presets will bend your incoming signal either up or down depending
pon the Preset you have chosen. As the treadle is rocked back and forth, the signal will bend
om the original input pitch, to the pitch specified by the selected Preset.Whammy Presets
2 Oct Up - Bends your input note two octaves up.
1 Oct Up - Bends your input note one octave up.
1 Oct Dn - Bends your input note one octave down.
2 Oct Dn - Bends your input note two octaves down.
Dive Bomb - Bends your input note three octaves
Drop Tune - Bends your input note two semi-tones
down with a reversed pedal action.
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About the Whammy™
Harmony - This group of Presets adds a harmony to your incoming signal. Both the harmony
ote and the input signal are mixed together as if two guitars were playing simultaneously. As you
ock the pedal back and forth, the harmony note bends between two intervals specified by the
elected Preset but the input signal remains unchanged. Harmony Presets include:
2nd Up/3rd Up - Bends the harmony between a second (toe up)
and a third (toe down) above the input note.
Min 3rd Up/3rd Up - Bends the harmony between a minor third
(toe up) and a Major third (toe down) above
the input note.
3rd Up/4th Up - Bends the harmony between a third (toe up) and a
fourth (toe down) above the input note.
4th Up/5th Up - Bends the harmony between a fourth (toe up) and
a fifth (toe down) above the input note.
5th Up/6th Up - Bends the harmony between a fifth (toe up) and a
sixth (toe down) above the input note.
4th Up/7th Up - Bends the harmony between a fourth (toe up) and
a seventh (toe down) above the input note.
4th Dn/3rd Dn - Bends the harmony between a fourth (toe up) and
a third (toe down) below the input note.
5th Dn/4th Dn - Bends the harmony between a fifth (toe up) and a
fourth (toe down) below the input note.
Oct Up/Oct Dn - Bends the harmony between one octave below
(toe up) and one octave above (toe down) the
input note.
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Shallow - The copied signal is shifted slightly out of tune from the
original pitch.
Deep - The copied signal is shifted substantially out of tune from
the input signal.
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Detune - This group of Presets creates a copy of your input signal, slightly shifts the pitch of the
opied signal and mixes it back with the original signal. As the treadle is rocked back and forth,
he level of this detuned signal is changed.With the pedal in the toe up position, only the original
ry signal is heard. As the pedal is rocked forward, the detuned signal is mixed with the dry
gnal.The Detune Presets include:
MIDI Functions
A new feature found in this incarnation of the Whammy™ is a MIDI input. MIDI messages can
elect a Whammy™ Preset, engaged or disengaged the effect, and control the pedal position.
MIDI Channel
he Whammy™ MIDI channel is used for receiving incoming MIDI data only.The Whammy™ can
eceive MIDI messages on any, or all MIDI channels.The following steps outline the procedure for
ccessing or changing the MIDI channel:
. Disconnect the the power from the Whammy™ pedal.
. Press and hold the footswitch while reconnecting the power. One of the Preset LEDs will
begin to flash indicating the currently selected MIDI channel.
. Using the reference chart below, rotate the knob to select the desired MIDI channel.
. Press the footswitch again to exit the MIDI set up menu.
Chnl 16
Chnl 15
Chnl 14
Chnl 13
Chnl 12
Chnl 11
Chnl 10
Chnl 9
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Chnl 1
Chnl 2
Chnl 3
Chnl 4
Chnl 5
Chnl 6
Chnl 7
Chnl 8
MIDI Program Change #
active bypass
MIDI Program Change #
active bypass
User’s Guide
MIDI Program Changes
he Whammy™ uses MIDI Program Change commands for preset selection. Presets can be
elected in either an active or bypassed state.The following list outlines the program change
ommands recognized by the Whammy™, and the corresponding Whammy™ preset.
MIDI Continuous Control
he Whammy™ is capable of remotely adjusting the treadle position, as well as turning the
Whammy™ effect on and off through the use of MIDI continuous control commands.
MIDI CC11 adjusts the treadle position. A value of 0 on MIDI CC11 corresponds to a toe up
osition and 127 corresponds to a toe down position.
MIDI CC0 is used to turn on and off the Whammy effect.Values from 0 through 64 on MIDI
CC0 will turn the Whammy™ effect off, and values from 65 through 127 will turn the effect on.
Calibrating the Treadle
n the unlikely event that the treadle pedal does not respond properly, or that the note does not
end or return to the correct pitch, it may need to be recalibrated.The following steps outline
he procedure for treadle recalibration:
. Disconnect the power from the Whammy™ pedal.
. Press and hold the footswitch down while reconnecting the power. One of the preset LEDs
will blink indicating that you are in set up mode.
. Rock the treadle fully forward and fully back.
. Press the footswitch again to exit the set up mode.
his completes the treadle calibration procedure.
User’s Guide
A/D Conversion:
D/A Conversion:
Max Input:
Max Output:
Pitch Bend:
46.875 kHz
20 Hz to 20kHz
20 Hz to 12kHz
Greater than -95dB (A weighted); ref = max
level, 22 kHz bandwidth
0.006% (1kHz); ref = 1dBu w/ unity gain
24 bit
24 bit
+8.8 dBu
+8.8 dBu
+2/-3 Octaves
-4 to -30 cents
8” (L) x 6.3” (W) x 2.5” (H)
3.5 lbs. (1.6 kg)
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Sample Rate:
Frequency Response Dry:
Frequency Response Wet:
Signal to Noise Ratio:
DigiTech and Whammy are trade marks of the
Harman Music Group Inc.
8760 S. Sandy Parkway
Sandy, Utah 84070
Copyright Harman Music Group
PH (801) 566-8800
Printed in the USA 02/00
FAX (801) 566-7005
Manufactured in the USA
International Distribution
8760 S. Sandy Parkway
Whammy Owners Manual 18-6363-A
Sandy, Utah 84070 USA
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