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DigiTech Drop review

Drop it like it's hot

  • £129
  • €188
  • $249
The Drop specialises in down-tuning your tuning by as low as an octave

MusicRadar Verdict

We wish DigiTech would drop the price - you can bag a Whammy DT for not much more - but this is the most convincing, not to mention compact, drop-tuner we've used.

Pros

  • +

    Sounds great for baritone-style parts. Momentary mode is great for stuttering effects.

Cons

  • -

    Expensive.

Based on the Whammy DT, the Drop takes your guitar's tuning from one semitone to one octave down, and uses the Whammy's latest polyphonic algorithm for near-infallible tracking.

"The Drop makes a guitar in standard tuning sound colossal for baritone parts and seven-string-alike sounds"

The tones are convincing, and although there's a slight loss of treble the lower you go, if you kick your amp into overdrive, you won't be able to tell - the Drop makes a guitar in standard tuning sound colossal for baritone parts and seven-string-alike sounds.

Elsewhere, the octave + dry setting provides punishing single-note riffs, and the momentary mode makes for awesome rhythmic stutters.

We wish DigiTech would drop the price - you can bag a Whammy DT for not much more - but this is the most convincing, not to mention compact, drop-tuner we've used.

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).