Impressed by that double Whammy pedal footage? Jennifer Batten did it first

Jennifer Batten – one of the first guitarists to experiment with two Whammy pedals
(Image credit: Jim Steinfeldt / Getty)

Guitar Instagram has been alight in recent months with footage of Sean Long’s innovative double-whammy technique – a dual-footed approach that uses two Whammy pedals at once to serve up some epic pitch-shifted tones.

However, as we mentioned in our coverage of Long’s excellent clips, he’s not the first guitarist to experiment with the possibilities of using two Whammy pedals simultaneously. That honor (as far as we can tell, anyway) belongs to Jennifer Batten, the virtuoso who at various points was Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck’s go-to guitarist.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

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