Digitech Whammy Ricochet

The Whammy Ricochet wasn’t met with lots of excitement when it came out earlier this year, but it has slowly found its share of fans, also making the list of Tone Report’s the Best Pedals of 2016.

Considering that it’s about half the price of a regular Whammy, and for some popular applications works actually even better than the original, there are definitely reasons to be excited about it!

The pedal lets you transpose your pitch up or down with a “glissando” in controlled or crazy shifts, simulating a Whammy action without the imperfections of the human foot movement, thanks to a momentary switch and customizable independent rise and fall time selection.

It has seven pitch selections: 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, Octave, Double Octave, and Octave+Dry, as well as a toggle to select up or down for the selected pitch.

The Whammy Ricochet also has latching footswitch mode so you can rise or fall to pitch and stay there, and an LED ladder that shows your shift trajectory at all times.

Check out the demos below.

Digitech Whammy Ricochet, Builder’s Notes

pedal. The Whammy Ricochet takes the
popular Whammy pitch shifting effect and places it in a pedal with a small form factor. Instead of using a
treadle to manipulate pitch bending rate, such as those found on traditional Whammy pedals, the Whammy
Ricochet bends the pitch of the incoming note at a rate determined by the SHIFT and RETURN controls.
And thanks to a true bypass design, your tone remains unaffected when the effect is bypassed.
The Whammy effect can be turned on or off using the Footswitch, which can operate as a momentary
or latching switch. The TRAJECTORY LED ladder lights in sequential order to provide a visual indication
of pitch shifting rate and direction. The incoming note can be pitch shifted up or down by the following
• 2ND
• 4TH
• 5TH
• 7TH

To use the Whammy Ricochet pedal, select the desired pitch shifting interval with the PITCH control
then select the pitch direction with the RANGE switch. Set the Footswitch for momentary or latched
operation using the MOMENTARY switch. To audition the rise and fall rate of the pitch shifting effect, turn
the effect on/off using the Footswitch; adjust the SHIFT and RETURN controls so that the pitch effect
bends to and from the selected interval at the desired rate.


• Pitch Shifting of up to 2 Octaves Up or Down
• Ballistics Controls with Trajectory LED Meter
• Switchable Classic & Chords Modes
• Selectable Momentary or Latched Footswitch Operation
• True Bypass
• Compact Design
• Solid Construction