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Gamechanger Audio Bigsby Pitch Shifter Pedal

A reproduction of the legendary Bigsby tremolo arm in pedal form! Featuring polyphonic pitch shifting.



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    Product Description

    The Gamechanger Audio Bigsby is a faithful reproduction of the legendary Bigsby tremolo arm, in a compact pedal form! The Bigsby accurately reproduces the string bending and vibrato effects made famous by the Bigsby tremolo arm and other traditional tremolo systems. In fact, the Bigsby's unique detune algorithm emulates the imperfections and properties of mechanical string-bending hardware so accurately, it's almost indistinguishable from a traditional Bigsby!

    The Bigsby's specially developed hybrid algorithm delivers smooth polyphonic pitch-shifting in real time and at low intervals. It has been painstakingly tweaked to preserve the natural timbre and sound of electric and acoustic string instruments, including, guitars, basses, baritones, mandolins and banjos. Featuring a unique spring-loaded pedal design, the Bigsby seamlessly incorporates pitch bends into complex picking patterns and melodic lead lines for a uniquely expressive playing experience. Better still, you won't have to keep tweaking your guitar's tuning, which is often the case when using vintage tremolo/vibrato systems!

    In addition to being packed with tonnes of vintage vibrato sounds, the Bigsby also boats plenty of features for the modern player. With full MIDI functionality and PC control over all parameters, you can easily save and recall presets, making it a great asset on the stage or in the studio. The Blend control unlocks some incredible chorus and harmoniser sounds whilst the expression output lets you take control of other audio gear either in conjunction with or separately from the pitch shifting.

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    Key Features

    • Polyphonic pitch shifting and a reproduction of the BIGSBY tremolo arm string bending and vibrato effects.
    • A spring loaded rocking foot pedal for upwards and downwards pitch bending movements.
    • High quality buffered bypass and seamless transitions into and out of bypass.
    • Multi function LED lit knobs. LED colour and intensity are indicators of the selected parameters and values.
    • AUTO mode, with an LFO controlling the pitch bend rate and the foot pedal controlling pitch bend depth.
    • Up to 12 semitone pitch shifts in both directions. The pitch bend range can be set separately for both directions.
    • Foot pedal and pitch shift direction invert switch. BLEND control for mixing in the DRY signal to achieve harmonizer or chorus sounds.
    • DETUNE control for emulating the tuning instability of hardware tremolo systems.
    • Full MIDI PC and CC control over all parameters and extended functionality. A 3.5 mm TRS to 5 pin DIN MIDI adapter is included.
    • 10 user preset slots accessible via MIDI PC.
    • Expression output for controlling other gear with the spring loaded dual direction foot pedal, with adjustable expression depth and centre position offset controls.
    • Latching mode is accessible via an external footswitch. The BIGSBY Pedal is compatible with both momentary and toggle type footswitches with a TS ¼ inch jack. A “KNOB LOCK” option to prevent accidental parameter adjustment during performances.
    • Powered by a standard 9V DC centre negative power supply with at least 500 mA. Power supply is not included.

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    • Connector Type In: 1/4” Unbalanced TS
    • Input impedance: 1 MΩ
    • Max Input Level: 9 dBu
    • Connector Type Out: 1/4” Unbalanced TS
    • Output Impedance: 100 Ω
    • Max Output Level: 9 dBu
    • Connector Type Exp: 1/4” Unbalanced TRS (Exp out) / 1/4” Unbalanced TS (FSW in)
    • Input Impedance (Ring): 100 kΩ
    • Output Impedance (Tip): 220 Ω
    • Max Input Level: 20 dBu
    • Max Output Level: 20 dBu
    • Connector MIDI: 3.5 mm TRS (mini jack), Type B
    • Type: Optically isolated input, RF filtered
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±1 dB)
    • Signal to Noise Ratio: 90 dB (A weighted)
    • Operating Temperature: 0º to 50º C
    • Connector Type Power Supply: 9V DC, centre negative 2.1 x 5.5 mm plug
    • Input Voltage: 9V DC
    • Input Current: 220 mA
    • Power Consumption: 2 W
    • Dimensions (LxWxH): 220 x 110 x 86 mm / 8,6 x 4.3 x 3.3 in
    • Weight: 960 g / 2.11 lb

    Written by Chris Toft

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    Customer Reviews


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    Trusted Customer12th May 2022

    Faulty. Product was quite heavy and looked very well made but would not power up. Returned.

    Looks 5

    Mr Simon Dickenson11th May 2022

    It is a smidge expensive. However, once you get past that it is an excellent tool. Does exactly what I wanted and what I hoped it would do too. I have it set for a whole tone drop so it feels like a real one but also an octave up which is ridiculous fun

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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