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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ovibos, Nov 1, 2020.

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Is it a...

  1. Tremolo

    50.0%
  2. Vibrato

    29.5%
  3. Whammy bar

    36.4%
  4. Wang bar

    11.4%
  5. Wiggle stick

    6.8%
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  1. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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  2. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    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.
     
  3. matonanjin

    matonanjin New Member

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    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.
     
  4. DreamTheaterRules

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    Yep, it's unanimous.
     
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  5. GADonis

    GADonis New Member

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    When I'm feelling pedantic, which is quite often, I use vibrato. If I'm just "slangin" around, then Whammy.
     
  6. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    Agreed.

    And I find Tremolo effects pedals basically useless, unless playing a Smiths cover.
     
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  7. DreamTheaterRules

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    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). :)
     
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  8. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    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.
     
  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I don’t know if you know the program “Gavin and Stacey”, but this always makes me laugh!

     
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  10. DreamTheaterRules

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    So, a Floyd Rose is a Whammy Bar, and a PRS has a vibrato. :D
     
  11. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    'zactly
     
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  12. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Then who has the wang? And the trem and wiggle stick?
     
  13. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Duh.....Uncle Ted!!!!!!!

     
  14. DreamTheaterRules

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    Don't forget Sergio. He claimed that early on. So, Nuge and Sergio are the wang guys. No pun intended.
     
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  15. DreamTheaterRules

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    and the small print: Nobody has the trem, but lots of guys think they do. All guys have the wiggle stick. ;)
     
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  16. Gyakuto

    Gyakuto New Member

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    Tremolo is simply incorrect. Tremolo is a cyclical variation in amplitude not pitch. Whammy is onomatopoeic/descriptive and much cooler!
     
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  17. Ryan Tapley

    Ryan Tapley New Member

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    Slide lever!
     
  18. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    I actually heard one yesterday I’d never heard. Davy Knowles called it a “wobble stick”.
     
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