Greatest Whammy Bar Userszxm A lot of guitarists use whammy bar techniques but these are most famous for their whammy bar uses.
The Top Ten
Before I saw Blackmore on MTV, when he was with Rainbow, I didn't know a whammy bar even existed.
A massive Jeff Beck fan. - Metal_Treasure
Speed King is a good example of it. He used whammy bar in the early 70s. He used a lot of whammy bar. - zxm
Check out Jeff's whammy bar precision @ Jeff Beck Ronnie Scott live. He is the master of all time!
Jeff Beck is amazing and underrated - InsertCleverName
He popularized whammy bar uses more than any guitarist. Whenever you talk about whammy bar uses, he always comes first. - zxm
A very good and underrated guitarist - Metal_Treasure
He has some weird whammy bar techniques. Plus he uses it quite often. That's why he's in top 3. - zxm
Nobody whammys like the redneck king of guitar.
Dimebag Darrell is one of the greatest and most influential metal whammy bar users. Different techniques such as his dive bombs are quite famous. He used whammy bar in his solos. - zxm
Pretty good, but who did it at the end of Godd*** Electric, that sounded sick! - EliHbk
Unlike most other guitarists here Gilmour used good control of whammy bar. Could be called the most controlled whammy bar user. And he uses it quite often. - zxm
One of the greatest whammy bar users. His high pitched whammy bar techniques are one of the most unique whammy bar techniques. - zxm
His whammy bar uses in the song of Fly to the Rainbow is considered as one of the most powerful dive bombs ever recorded. Or simply the most powerful dive bombs. That's why I couldn't ignore him. - zxm
The Original metal whammy user in 70s. He pioneered that technique before every extreme metal guitarist have started using it as their signature part on their guitar playing from 80s and beyond. He is not only whammy bar user but a shredder too.
Sorry I forgot about him. I always remembered his great alternate picking skills. But at that time he didn't come on my mind. Anyway thanks for adding him. - zxm
How can you forget this badass guitar player? he did the stuff that Dimebag did way before him. Listen to Dissident Aggressor for examle.
Back in the late 70's Judas Priest redifined Metal and KK was a huge part of it. - IronMaidenFan666
He used quite a lot of whammy bar songs such as Surfing with the Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream etc. - zxm
Like his mentor he also uses whammy bar in his songs. He used whammy bar in songs like Master of Puppets, Enter Sandman etc songs. - zxm
Yes, his mentor was Joe Satriani. - Metal_Treasure
"Probably was ahead of his time? " Probably? He INVENTED the "dive bomb" and rolled it out at Woodstock.
He used whammy bars in the 60s. Probably was ahead of his time. - zxm
I heard some of his whammy bar uses in songs like Limelight, Spirit of the Radio etc songs. - zxm
Yes. Even Eruption has some. - zxm
No fkn horse sounds, just added the right amount to make it magical, he pretty much only used it during the 80s but still he did it great!
That guy can use a whammy bar
I don't think she ever used whammy bar. - zxm
Maybe Bob Odenkirk also should be here. He also used whammy bar in Better Call Saul. Didn't he? While playing Smoke On the Water riff. - zxm
He uses it very often - in almost every song and sometimes several times in a song with different whammy bar techniques.
Annihilator - Schizos (Are Never Alone) Parts I & II; Imperiled Eyes, Human Insecticide, Invite It - Metal_Treasure
Best whammy bar user have a look at motley crue the end concert film
The first whammy bar user in death metal before other guitarists in the late 80s. Every solo on Leprosy he plays are whammy bar techniques and with massacre. He also can do whammy tapping which is a very rare technique for a metal guitarist. Even Mick mars used that technique too on shout out the devil album songs like helter skelter cover.
How he hasnt been put on this list is a shame
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List StatsCreated 27 Jun 2017
Updated 9 Sep 2019
2 years, 142 days old
2. Ritchie Blackmore
3. Steve Vai