PITCH PILOT is Like a Floyd Rose for a Select Number of Strings


Fewer innovations are as ingenious and absurd as those made in the world of guitar. For instance, when you need complete bending control over – erm, a string or two – the Pitch Pilot’s your go-to. Marketed primarily to Les Paul players, you can swerve over to dive bomb city on one string, maybe even two, as Guitar World’s Paul Riario demonstrates here.

I guess if you desperately need the bending ability of a Floyd Rose without having to A) heavily modify an existing guitar or B) purchase and carry around an additional guitar, the Pitch Pilot might come in handy for that one 2-second whammy trick in your set. Beyond that, I can’t do much but be totally honest: I don’t get it.

For real, though, there are some potentially interesting possibilities with it that the company points out here:

The sound created by Pitch Pilot is the sound of only 1 string changing pitch. Not only does it make a similar chorus effect within the guitar itself when used lightly, the interaction of the changing string and the strings beside it played together creates a myriad of interesting harmonies and overtones.

Fair enough. For more info, visit the creators here.

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Gear Gods intern Maxwell studied English at Cal Poly Pomona and has since realized life ain’t all about semicolons and syntax. He’s studying audio now, and will probably judge your music taste before your grammar.

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