Brand Spotlight: DigiTech Guitar Effects Pedals

DigiTech is a company well known for embracing the more eccentric side of music creation, pushing guitar gear and effects towards strange new sounds. If you’re the type of player that loves to create unique tunes that think outside the box, DigiTech has plenty to offer. Below, we take a look at five of our favorite guitar effects pedals from DigiTech.




DigiTech Drop Polyphonic Drop Tuner

Digitech drop guitar effects pedalAs the name suggests, the main draw of the Drop is to instantaneously drop tune your guitar on the fly without having to turn a single knob on your instrument. Set up is simple – just plug in, set the amount of drop you want activated when hitting the switch (which can be anything from one semitone all the way to a full octave down), and you’re good to go. You also have the choice of two modes of operation thanks to the Momentary Switch. In the ON position, the footswitch will act as a momentary switch, allowing the effect to work as long as you have the footswitch held. With the switch set to OFF, the footswitch will work as your standard latching on/off switch. After you’ve wrapped your head around the slight learning curve of the Drop, you’ll be able to effortlessly create dynamic pitch shifts with the push of a switch.

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Digitech Obscura Altered Delay

obscura-01The Digitech Obscura Altered Delay takes delay to a whole different level, allowing you to push your echoes inside out, upside down and more. Featuring four unique delay types (Analog, Tape, Lo-Fi and Reverse) that can be distorted, darkened and degraded at will thanks to the stacked Tone and Degrade controls, the Obscura is perfect for players who love to lose themselves in their effects. Aside from the Tone and Degrade controls, the Obscura also features a unique Repeat/Hold control that let you further manipulate the character and sound of your delay. Throw in the useful Tap Tempo feature, stereo output and true bypass circuitry, all for less than $200, and you have a delay that's easy to recommend.

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DigiTech TRIO+ Band Creator

trio plus digitech looper effects pedalWhile it won’t replace the sound and spontaneity of an actual band, the TRIO+ Band Creator is the perfect pedal for crafting songs when you’re home alone and creativity strikes.  More than just a simple pedal with a drum machine, the TRIO+ automatically curates the bass and drum lines to fit your chords and rhythm. And of course, everything can be adjusted, from the tempo, genre, type of bassline (busy or simple, for example), type of effects, levels and more. Of the 12 genres included, each has 12 different styles to choose from, allowing you to dial in hundreds of combinations. It also comes packing a fully features Looper that you can use with the TRIO+’s band creator features or on its own. Add the ability to learn up to 5 different song parts (perfect for creating an intro, verse, chorus, bridge and outro), each of which can be recalled on the fly, you have a powerful creation device. Better yet, the TRIO+’s effects in jack allows you to add any effects pedal into the mix. And that’s no even everything the TRIO+ Band Creator can do. For more info, we highly suggest you check out the link below.

Click here for more information on the DigiTech TRIO+ Band Creator And Looper.



DigiTech Whammy Pitch Shifter (5th Gen)

whammy_5th_gen_6And how could we not include the legendary DigiTech Whammy on this list? As the first widely popular effects pedal that could do foot-controlled pitch shifting, the original Whammy allowed players to emulate the sounds created by a traditional whammy bar, albeit at a much greater range and without the hassles that come with using an actual bar (such as detuning). It has been used by countless artists and on hundreds of albums. If you’ve never heard it in action, just take a listen to Tom Morello’s “Sleep Now In The Fire” or "Like A Stone" solo for a small slice of what this pedal can do. The Whammy can easily make single notes scream, give an ambient feel to your licks and a whole lot more. If you want to introduce seemingly impossible sounds to your musical repertoire, add the DigiTech Whammy to your board ASAP!

Click here for more information on the DigiTech Whammy Pitch Shifter (5th Gen).



DigiTech Supernatural Ambient Reverb

supernatural_-_3While those who swear by pure, traditional analog reverb might want to look elsewhere, adventurous players searching for out of this world tones that love to experiment with all sorts of new sounds will find a lot to like from DigiTech's Supernatural Ambient Reverb. Packing seven authentic Lexicon reverb algorithm presets that you can tweak and control through the pedal's Mix, Liveliness, and Decay knobs, the Supernatural Ambient Reverb mixes both old-school tones and newer experimental sounds in one stylish reverb pedal. With it's truly eerie reverbs, good variety of settings and features, the Supernatural Ambient Reverb will definitely take your sound to strange new places!

Click here for more information on the Supernatural Ambient Reverb Effects Pedal. 



In Conclusion ...

While the five pedals above are just some of our favorites, there's a lot more than DigiTech has to offer. To check out our entire selection of DigiTech products, make sure to hit the link below. And if you have any questions regarding the purchase of the pedals above or any other piece of gear we carry, don't hesitate to chat with one of our friendly PAL pros by using the live chat feature below or by calling us toll-free at 1 877-671-2200!


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