Whammy V price

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  1. znanjeiimanje

    znanjeiimanje TDPRI Member

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    A guy here locally is selling a Whammy V for 150$ in mint condition and I'm in the market for one.

    I tried using Reverb as a reference but the prices there seem messed up sometimes.

    Would this be an ok price for it?
     
  2. Jack Clayton

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    I've never bought one, but I've seen a lot come and go on local listings. I'd say this is pretty consistent with the pricings I've seen. The most common one being the v4 which tends to fall more in the 100-125 range. The 5 usually runs right around 150.
     
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    I just paid $185 from Musicians Friend for a new one so it seems like a good price to me. Especially if it's mint condition.
     
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    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

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    I agree!, I can’t remember which model it was may have been the IV or V but I bought one brand new around 2005-6ish and I think it was over 200 maybe 250

    Edit- I just looked it up it was the 4

    I wonder if the 5 still makes that terrible clicking sound/feel , that’s the only thing I didn’t like about the 4 is that the pedal was stiff and made a clicking sound when sweeping back and fourth
     
  5. Jack Clayton

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    I've played a few 4s, and haven't noted any clicking. Is it possible you were playing a defective unit?
     
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    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

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    It’s quite possible, I bought it when they first came out, it had a very stiff action and it seemed the parts were plastic under the treadle (which I thought accounted for the clicking)

    It was the only one I ever used, I don’t have it anymore or I would investigate
     
  7. Jack Clayton

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    I certainly can't account for it, but try another one if you ever get the chance to see if you feel the same. I've played the v1, the v4 and the v5, and while I have thoughts on all of them, I've never had that particular issue.
     
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  8. bricksnbeatles

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    That's a fair price. It's a great pedal... those harmony modes are where the real fun is
     
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