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re: digitech whammy and Fripp

>>I use the Whammy II (the jprices are dropping) and it has many uses ... 
the price (less than $200) it does not do a bad job of on the fly
harmonizing and pitch shifting within preset parameters ... but with the
pedal one can get in between various setting, create some interesting
... and do some other neat things ... shifting pitch one and two octaves
higher just before a good reverb unit and feeding it a good tone, makes
some sweet lines.


Calling all loopers
>     Does anyone out there have an experience good or bad with the Whammy
>     Pedal?
>     It appears to be something I could use, but just a shade expensive in
>     the UK. I'm mainly concerned with sound quality. Do its 
>     `warble' (as my Zoom pedal already does!) or is it (relatively)
>     stable?
>     Cheers
>     David<<

I use the Digitech RP-6 multi-effects pedal  (I  got it for $319) which
has the Digitech Whammy as one of many effects.  Might be worth
the extra bucks if you don't have a lot of gear already)
I've been  very happy with this unit.   (if it only had more
delay I wouldn't have got the Jamman) It's great for
adding a fifth or third (or whatever you want) above a
note for cool ebow harmony effects.  

As for the recent review of "Blessing of Tears" posted here,
 I would say maybe it doesn't progress or resolve alot but I think
it works as atmosphere and for emotional content.  I really like
"Midnight Blue"  I also have Radiophonics but I've 
not listend to it as much.  I prefer the textures of "Blessing"
(also Fripp/Eno's "Evening star " lie in a dark room with
this on to cure bad headaches. works for me) 

I saw Fripp solo looping at Georgetown University last fall.  
He played some pieces similar  to "Blessing " and 
some like "Radiophonics".  One piece sounded like
angels singing harmony.  What a player