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    The web app looks like it has bars across the strings and in some cases only across one or two stings.

    Does this mean you can have individual settings for each string?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mantrarock View Post
    is the silent circuit integrated in the GC for configurations that are not noise canceling?
    Drew- that's what I'd love to know too. I realize you haven't even got these off the line yet and we're already asking to see under the hood ... but will it be possible to swap in other components in place of a coil, like the Silent Circuit, resistor, inductor, etc.?

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    Hi First time questioner long time poster....

    3 Questions for you guys when you get a sec?


    1.Can you tell me the UK RRP please?

    2. Will there be an 'offline' version or will you always need to be conected to the app for uploads/changes - thinking of being mobile for gigs...

    3. - Is there an epected lead time for shipping to UK/Europe?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Thanks Drew for taking questions.

    If you download a preset from the website and store it in your guitar, is it going to sound like the guitar the preset came from, or will it sound like the pup combination in the guitar in your hands?

    Said differently, suppose Albert Lee posts a pre-set and he's using a gamechanger Reflex with a maple fretboard and a pup combination that uses the middle single coil pup. Now let's say I download that preset for a gamechanger Reflex with rosewood fretboard and two humbucker pups. What sound will I get? How it sounds in his guitar with that pup and wood configuration, or how that preset pup combination sounds with the pups and wood combination of the guitar in my hands? Is that even possible since the guitar, theoretically in my hands, does not have a middle single coil pup?

    I hope that makes sense.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewbixcubed View Post
    There are no volume or tone settings are available. The Game Changer is all about pickup wiring, not volume/tone control/preamp settings.

    The math is quite complex, and I prefer not to prove it. However, noting that you can wire coils in combination of up to six coils in any order, in series or parallel, in or out of phase, the potential combinations increase dramatically with every coil added to the circuit. 4 coils results in about 9,000 presets; 5 coils results in about 250,000 presets; and 6 coils results in about 8.5 million presets.

    Just as an example, note how many combos there are with just these 3 coils (and there are more; underlined coils are "out of phase"):
    (1s2)p3
    (1s2)p3
    (1s2)p3
    (1s2)p3
    (1s2)p3
    (1s2)p3
    (1s2)p3
    1s(2p3)....
    (2s1)p3....
    2s(1p3)....
    (1s3)p2....
    etc....
    When you look at the possibilities of the combinations available, you can see some of the complexities of the calcs.

    Using just one example, using all 6 coils at once (as opposed to 3 out of the 6 etc) you can get almost 50,000 combinations just of in and out of phase.

    That's before you start including the combinations of series and parallel in and out of phase, which run into really big numbers.

    This is just so cool!
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    When is it coming out?

    Which guitar design is it going to be put into or is it going to have its own?

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    Yes, you can swap out pickups, but it will void your electronics warranty. Technically, it should be much easier to swap pickups on TGC rather than the normal 5 way switch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jocke View Post
    (Wohoo! My first post! I think it tells you how excited I am of this guitar!)

    When will it start shipping, will it ship worldwide and when will the website be fully unlocked and we get all the finishes available?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by mantrarock View Post
    Thanks for the quick reply!

    One more thing that I haven't seen answered anywhere directly. I'm assuming that the guitar will work without batteries in it (or when they run out). In this case, does the guitar go to the default wiring? Do both bank A and B work?

    This thread is a cool idea. I bet it could eventually become a FAQ in the GC website.


    Edit: Don't mean to abuse, but I thought of something else that was mentioned before: is the silent circuit integrated in the GC for configurations that are not noise canceling?
    The Game Changer does not work when the batteries die. This goes for the active and passive settings on the bass, as well as the passive guitar. There is a settings page on the web app which will show you accurate battery life readout. Not to mention, there will be an LED on the battery box as a low battery indicator.

    As of now, there is no silent circuit in The Game Changer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GHWelles View Post
    The web app looks like it has bars across the strings and in some cases only across one or two stings.

    Does this mean you can have individual settings for each string?
    The length of the colored bars has no significance to the sonic value of the preset. The vertical lines, which we call "The Grid" is simplest user interface we could come up with to allow the user complete control of all connections possible for up to 6 coils. For example, if you were to wire 6 coils in series, you would need 7 vertical lines.

    TGC has the ability to wire complete coils only, not individual strings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beej View Post
    Drew- that's what I'd love to know too. I realize you haven't even got these off the line yet and we're already asking to see under the hood ... but will it be possible to swap in other components in place of a coil, like the Silent Circuit, resistor, inductor, etc.?
    This is not recommended
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonT View Post
    Thanks Drew for taking questions.

    If you download a preset from the website and store it in your guitar, is it going to sound like the guitar the preset came from, or will it sound like the pup combination in the guitar in your hands?

    Said differently, suppose Albert Lee posts a pre-set and he's using a gamechanger Reflex with a maple fretboard and a pup combination that uses the middle single coil pup. Now let's say I download that preset for a gamechanger Reflex with rosewood fretboard and two humbucker pups. What sound will I get? How it sounds in his guitar with that pup and wood configuration, or how that preset pup combination sounds with the pups and wood combination of the guitar in my hands? Is that even possible since the guitar, theoretically in my hands, does not have a middle single coil pup?

    I hope that makes sense.

    Thanks in advance.

    The capabilities here are so mind-blowing. I can't wait to understand better the full extent of what it can do!
    The presets will only rewire the pickups accordingly, it will not emulate the sound of a different pickup, in a different location, on a different guitar. Also, you cannot load a 5 coil pickup configuration in a 4 coil guitar, for what I hope is obvious reasons.
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    I can gather so far that the Game Changer is powered by a 9v battery. Are two batteries required for guitars having another active circuit such as piezo preamp, or both the GC and the piezo are powered by the same battery?

    Also, what is the average life expectancy of a regular alkaline battery as a power source for the GC?

    Thanks!

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    Can the Gamechanger change the color of the guitar?

    Really though, does it have the EVH pickups?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DR5Guy View Post
    I can gather so far that the Game Changer is powered by a 9v battery. Are two batteries required for guitars having another active circuit such as piezo preamp, or both the GC and the piezo are powered by the same battery?

    Also, what is the average life expectancy of a regular alkaline battery as a power source for the GC?

    Thanks!
    Please review my original post
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