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  1. #151
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    Hi JayDawg!

    As far as the reset is concerned, yes....if you hold the save knob down for about 10 seconds, you will reset the entire instrument back to factory settings.

    I'm not sure if I am about to blow your mind or not, but you have the ability to visually program anything you want on The Game Changer via our web app. All you need is a web browser and a USB cable (The Gamechanger)! You can also use our iOS app with an iOS midi device to do the same (The Gamechanger)

    More info, including FAQ, videos, etc... can be found here: The Gamechanger

    With regards to updates/upgrades, all of The Game Changers that have been made have the ability to be software updated as we implement new functionality.

    Enjoy!!!
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  2. #152
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    What ever happened to the Bluetooth adapter you guys demoed for this? I would love to have one for my gamechanger. Will there ever be a stand alone app for the PC ? Really need this badly. The web app is ok but the requirement to be connected to the web just doesn't make sense. Ipad has its own app. Please make a PC variant.

  3. #153
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    I was considering using a scheme where the piezo was selected to on in every pickup position, then just keeping the piezo volume at zero when I didn't need it, and rolling it up when I wanted it.

    Reason: I wanted to used the piezo in conjunction with the magnetics and if I ever change pickups it turns off the piezo unless it is selected to on in the new pickup position.

    Does this cause any difference in battery life?
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  4. #154
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    Question Help with Setup Height on Pickups Bridge, New Game Changer????

    Hello, I have had a MM Silhouette for a while, and I love it. Best playing guitar I have ever owned.

    And yesterday I received a new Game Changer.

    The problem with the Game Changer is low volume through my Amp (Mesa Boogie Excpress). The volume difference between the GC and the Silhouette is significant.

    I am a pretty decent guitar tech. And have been playing for 35 years. But these are my first MM guitars.

    So I started measuring both guitars and comparing. Action is fine on both, with a small truss rod adjustment.

    But I am a little stumped on the Pickup Height and Bridge Height. Here are my measurements...

    On the Silhouette, all 3 pickups are about 3/32 from the strings (fretting the 22nd or 24th fret). The string height at the bridge is 12/32nds (unfretted).

    On the Game Changer, the pickups are 5/32 to 6/32 from the strings (again fretting 22/24). (about double the distance of my Silhouette) . The string height at the bridge is 15/32nds (unfretted).

    So my initial instinct was to raise the pickups on the Game Changer. But as you know, they are screwed directly to the body, with no springs underneath.

    Also, the string distance from the body at the bridge seems a little high on the game changer at 15/32nds.

    So I guess I could put some springs or shims on the pickups to raise a bit. But I cannot find the specs for how close the pickups should be to the strings. Vintage fenders are about 3/32.

    I could also lower the bridge saddles, and then probably have to raise the action a bit.

    Can any of you all give me some guidance and/or point me to some more specs? I have read the faqs on the MM website, but maybe I am still missing something.

    Love the guitars and the flexibility. MM is years ahead of Gibson/Fender, and even my PRS.

    Thanks
    Greg

  5. #155
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    Hello, I have had a MM Silhouette for a while, and I love it. Best playing guitar I have ever owned.

    And yesterday I received a new Game Changer.

    The problem with the Game Changer is low volume through my Amp (Mesa Boogie Excpress). The volume difference between the GC and the Silhouette is significant.

    I am a pretty decent guitar tech. And have been playing for 35 years. But these are my first MM guitars.

    So I started measuring both guitars and comparing. Action is fine on both, with a small truss rod adjustment.

    But I am a little stumped on the Pickup Height and Bridge Height. Here are my measurements...

    On the Silhouette, all 3 pickups are about 3/32 from the strings (fretting the 22nd or 24th fret). The string height at the bridge is 12/32nds (unfretted).

    On the Game Changer, the pickups are 5/32 to 6/32 from the strings (again fretting 22/24). (about double the distance of my Silhouette) . The string height at the bridge is 15/32nds (unfretted).

    So my initial instinct was to raise the pickups on the Game Changer. But as you know, they are screwed directly to the body, with no springs underneath.

    Also, the string distance from the body at the bridge seems a little high on the game changer at 15/32nds.

    So I guess I could put some springs or shims on the pickups to raise a bit. But I cannot find the specs for how close the pickups should be to the strings. Vintage fenders are about 3/32.

    I could also lower the bridge saddles, and then probably have to raise the action a bit.

    Can any of you all give me some guidance and/or point me to some more specs? I have read the faqs on the MM website, but maybe I am still missing something.

    Love the guitars and the flexibility. MM is years ahead of Gibson/Fender, and even my PRS.

    Thanks
    Greg

  6. #156
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    You can download the specs from each guitar's page. But just wanted to let you know that I had the exact opposite experience. My silo has less output than my GC. The first thing I might suggest is going into the GC interface and setting the bank configurations to "active." (Doesn't make the pups active, but keeps the output level constant.) I don't think pup height should be an issue, based on my experience.

    Seriously, I bought a TC Spark Booster for my Silo because I needed to reset the amp settings every time I switched from Silo to GC.

  7. #157
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    Resurrecting this thread a bit (maybe)

    I just ordered a Majesty, and understand how the gamechanger works within it.
    Y question is -
    Can I use rechargeable AA batteries in the guitar? I found an old thread that said not to use rechargeable 9v batteries for the piezo, but maybe it's different with the AA battery??
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearlredburst View Post
    Resurrecting this thread a bit (maybe)

    I just ordered a Majesty, and understand how the gamechanger works within it.
    Y question is -
    Can I use rechargeable AA batteries in the guitar? I found an old thread that said not to use rechargeable 9v batteries for the piezo, but maybe it's different with the AA battery??
    I've been using rechargeable AAs without a problem for a year. I haven't heard anything about them being potentially damaging. Drew?
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