Review: Digitech Whammy Ricochet

Nick Reinhart comes swinging for the fences with the new Digitech Whammy Ricochet! Tom Cram at Digitech continues to amaze and give us musicians amazing tools to play music with. This is a really cool pedal to pitch shift with but as a bonus, there are a number of other cool things you can do too. Best thing...its way smaller than the Whammy pedal, which doesn't necessarily always make the pedalboard because of its large size.

Photo Credit: Digitech

Photo Credit: Digitech

The Ricochet is, essentially, the part of the octave/harmonizer part of the regular Whammy without the huge treadle. You can set the pedal as simply having the effect on or off, but you can also set it so that when the footswitch is pressed it acts as the treadle and you can go up and down the harmony's you set. I've seen people get lapsteel sounds, as well as subtle tremolo bar based vibrato. But we here at Pedals And Effects are more...extreme. 

Nick does an excellent and extremely comprehensive job at explaining the Whammy Ricochet in this video. He knows it because he loves what he can do with it and you can hear amazing results right in front of your YouTube!

This here Nick Reinhart will not steer you wrong, even if he looks like a gas station attendant from the 60's.  

This here Nick Reinhart will not steer you wrong, even if he looks like a gas station attendant from the 60's.

 

If I were you, I would watch this entire video on the Digitech Whammy Ricochet and the result will be a purchase on Reverb.com. I think this is a must have for your pedalboard and so does Nick. Oh...and he used it on the last Death Grips record!