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THE BIGSBY PEDAL

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The BIGSBY Pedal has a 1/4” Unbalanced TS input, a 1/4” Unbalanced TS output, a 1/4” TRS expression output combined with TS FSW input, and a 3.5 mm TRS MIDI out (3.5 mm TRS cable to 5 pin DIN MIDI included).

The BIGSBY Pedal operates as a mono in / mono out effect.

Gamechanger Audio doesn't provide a free power supply with a BIGSBY Pedal.

The BIGSBY Pedal can be powered only with a standard pedal power supply - a center-negative polarity with 9V DC and at least 250mA. Barrel plug - 2.1 x 5.5 mm. Using power supplies with a higher voltage (V) will damage the effects unit. No options to insert batteries.

Like other Gamechanger Audio products, the BIGSBY Pedal can be powered only with a standard pedal power supply - a center-negative polarity with 9V DC and at least 250mA. Barrel plug - 2.1 x 5.5 mm. Using power supplies with a higher voltage (V) will damage the effects unit. No options to insert batteries.

The BIGSBY Pedal is a digital device that uses a powerful SHARC chip to process audio and achieve a real-time vibrato arm effect using a patent-pending algorithm.

The BIGSBY Pedal operates with a buffered bypass with A/D D/A Conversion of 48kHz 24bit bits as it is a digital device.

In a classic manner, we suggest placing the BIGSBY Pedal as close to the beginning of the signal chain as possible. That way, the algorithm will operate flawlessly! Placing it just right after a compressor pedal may benefit the smoothness of the pitched sound.

Otherwise, if placed after other effect pedals, the algorithm may be challenged by artifacts created by effects in the chain before. If you're willing to explore that realm, experiment!

Definitely! Gamechanger Audio BIGSBY Pedal was designed with guitar, bass, keyboard, and synth players in mind - operating in full EQ spectrum and maintaining all unique characteristics of any instrument.

You can adjust the bend/drop from a single semitone to a full octave in both directions. 

If you wish so, you can have one interval to bend down, and a different one to bend up—for example, a minor third down and a perfect fourth up. This is totally up to you!

It is possible! Set the DEPTH when you're in the white layer for down bend intervals and in the red layer for up bend intervals.

It is possible! A single toggle switch next to the MIDI in will offer that option.

  • Can I use the BIGSBY Pedal to drop tuning?

You can! Use an external footswitch to engage the selected settings on your BIGSBY Pedal immediately. The tuning of the BIGSBY Pedal can range from a single semitone to a full octave.

The BIGSBY Pedal isn't a harmonizer; thus, it can pitch any sound at any frequency given. So - it'll work for you perfectly no matter the tuning or pitch!

For that, you'll need a TRS cable. 

First, insert the TRS cable into the pedal you want to control, then into the BIGSBY Pedal. 

!!! Doing the other way around, you can engage the LATCHING MODE on BIGSBY Pedal. That can happen when you've inserted the TRS into the BIGSBY pedal first and by accidentally touching the BIGSBY Pedal's tailpiece or another pedal’s metal body.

In that case, the engaged LATCHING MODE will be indicated with an LED light on the left side.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Input Type1/4” Unbalanced TS
Input impedance1MΩ
Maximum input level9 dBu
Output type1/4” Unbalanced TS
Output impedance100 Ω
Maximum output level9 dBu
Expression Input Type1/4” Unbalanced TRS (Exp out) / 1/4” Unbalanced TS (FSW in)
Input impedance (ring)100 kΩ
Output impedance (tip)220 Ω
Max input level20 dBu
Max output level20 dBu
MIDI Connector3.5 mm TRS (mini jack), Type-B
TypeOptically isolated input, RF filtered
Frequency response20 Hz to 20 kHz (±1 dB)
Signal to noise ratio90 dB (A weighted)
Operating temperature0º to 50º C
Power Supply Connector Type9V DC, center negative 2.1 x 5.5 mm plug
Input voltage9V DC
Input current220 mA
Power consumption2 W
Product DimensionsWLH 220 x 110 x 86 mm (8.6 x 4.3 x 3.3 in)
Product Weight960 g (2.11 lb)