Dave Mustaine thinks everyone has been using the whammy bar wrong – with two exceptions

Dave Mustaine plays a hardtail Gibson Flying V
Dave Mustaine plays a (hardtail) Gibson Flying V (Image credit: Medios y Media / Getty)

Dave Mustaine has said that most people do not really know how to use a whammy bar, citing only two exceptions to the rule – and you can probably guess who they are.

The Megadeth man recently sat down for a generously lengthy interview with Canadian DJ Jeremy White and discussed everything from working with Gibson, to his changing gear habits (musical and substance-based), plus his surprisingly stringent views on the use of whammy bars.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.