The Pitch Pilot allows whammy-bar craving guitarists a chance to experience tone-bending magic with their favourite axe. The Pitch Pilot can raise and lower the pitch of individual guitar strings by up to 10 semitones, and can be installed and removed easily with no damage to the guitar.
However, the device seems to disrupt palm-muting, as it protrudes out from the bridge towards the neck, making it seemingly difficult and awkward to get a reliable “chug” from your guitar. For pitch-bending enthusiasts, this trade-off might not be a dealbreaker; however, if you don’t own a Gibson or Fender guitar, you might be out of luck. The Pitch Pilot is only available on popular models from these two brands.
Is the Pitch Pilot a pure gimmick or a genius invention? Let us know in the comments below and check out the Kickstarter campaign here.