Whammy bar or pedal?


kick the baby
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kick the baby
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10/14/2008 12:09 am
I was thinking about getting a Floyd Rose for my Epiphone SG G-310, but I don't really want to ruin the sound if drilling does ruin the sound. Should I get a Floyd Rose and drill it in, or would I be better off getting a Whammy pedal?
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Superhuman
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Superhuman
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10/14/2008 8:24 am
Getting a gutiar routed and fit with a whammy bar is a major understaking - not just a matter of drilling in on - you have to scoop out a cavity at the front and at the back. If it's slightly out then the guitar will never be set up correctly. Unless you know a luthier who is going to do it for you I would say forget it. As for the difference between whammy bars and whammy pedals goes - it is huge. The effect they produce is totally different. A whammy pedal won't allow you to recreate ANY of the effects you get from a whammy and likewise, you could never make a whammy bar sound like a whammy pedal.
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kick the baby
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kick the baby
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10/14/2008 7:59 pm
K, when I have enough for a better guitar, I'll get one with a whammy bar already in, thanks!
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