whammy bar


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whammy bar

n.
A narrow bar attached to or near the bridge of an electric guitar that is depressed or raised to lower or raise pitch by changing the tension or length of the strings. Also called tremolo arm, tremolo bar.
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It has a whammy bar and scratch disc that enhance fine motor skills and add cool sounds--plus a microphone so youngsters can amplify their voice and sing along.
Bristling with high-octane fuzz, the instrumental sagged and wobbled as Mike waved the whammy bar and pulled aggressively on his strings.
"Jimi Hendrix exploded our idea of what rock music could be: He manipulated the guitar, the whammy bar, the studio and the stage," said Grammy-winning guitarist Tom Morello in the magazine, citing Hendrix's "Purple Haze" and "The Star-Spangled Banner" as key tracks.
Think Telstar, Joe Meek and Hank Marvin kicking it with garage punks The MC5 and a whammy bar loaded with dynamite and you're part way to describing their stunning sonics.
Instead of carrying a mighty hammer or swinging a swift ax, Beck totes a whammy bar. You can appreciate Beck's artistry, but you wish he would just let it rip, so we can bask in the almighty power of his finger-dexterity glory.
As the summer of 2006's biggest party song, "Shoulder Lean was a hard act to follow, which is why Rubber Band Banks was all but completely ignored, The video never quite made it past its premiere on countdown shows, and most DJs just avoided it, which wouldn't have been such a crime if not for some flawlessly understated whammy bar work and trumpet hoots spritzed underneath Dro's dizzying verses.
All of the game's features - right down to the whammy bar and 'rock power' functions - have been squeezed onto the DS.
Floyd Rose invented the whammy bar in the 1970s and helped guitar players produce new sounds from their electric guitars.
Used as a guitar, kids can strum the strings to add guitar sounds to melodies and mix in cool sounds with the whammy bar. A couple of twists reveals the drum and cymbal, while the keyboard is at the bottom.
Think Telstar, Joe Meek and Hank Marvin kicking it with garage punks The MC5 and a whammy bar loaded with dynamite and you are part way to describing the stunning sonics the band spark.
Think Telstar, Joe Meek and Hank Marvin kicking it with the MC5 and a whammy bar loaded with dynamite.
Slide Elmo's hand up or down the neck of the instrument to activate a solo, or slide Elmo's other arm, which doubles as a whammy bar, to play riffs.