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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ovibos, Nov 1, 2020.
I use both...frequently. When assisting others, we "block their trem"...and I have helped a few fit the correct "Whammy Bar"...
So definitely both.
I voted "Wang" only because I just watched an interview with Neil Young and that's what he called it. I had never heard it called that until then. But if Neil calls it that I have to.
Yep, it's unanimous.
When I'm feelling pedantic, which is quite often, I use vibrato. If I'm just "slangin" around, then Whammy.
And I find Tremolo effects pedals basically useless, unless playing a Smiths cover.
Yes, what does the tremolo on a classic fender amp do? Volume manipulations - swell/fade/swell/fade. The vibrato bar bends the pitch, flat to return or even sharp. Wiggling it creates vibrato, not tremolo.
p.s. Tremolo also quite useful for Money (Floyd).
I used to say whammy bar, but maybe due to my reduction in divebombing I have switched to "trem" or "tremolo". Even though technically it should be vibrato.
I don’t know if you know the program “Gavin and Stacey”, but this always makes me laugh!
So, a Floyd Rose is a Whammy Bar, and a PRS has a vibrato.
Then who has the wang? And the trem and wiggle stick?
Don't forget Sergio. He claimed that early on. So, Nuge and Sergio are the wang guys. No pun intended.
and the small print: Nobody has the trem, but lots of guys think they do. All guys have the wiggle stick.
Tremolo is simply incorrect. Tremolo is a cyclical variation in amplitude not pitch. Whammy is onomatopoeic/descriptive and much cooler!
I actually heard one yesterday I’d never heard. Davy Knowles called it a “wobble stick”.