Gamechanger Audio launches the Bigsby Pedal

Gamechanger Audio Bigsby Pedal
(Image credit: Gamechanger Audio)

Gamechanger Audio first made its name back in 2017 with the Plus Pedal, an infinite-sustain stompbox that took its visual cues from a piano sustain pedal. Now, a few high-profile users and Jack White collaborations later, the Latvian effects innovators have focused their efforts on bringing another mechanical innovation into the digital realm: the Bigsby vibrato.

First sighted at NAMM 2020, the Bigsby Pedal uses a proprietary pitch-shifting algorithm focused on lower-interval pitch bends – this, combined with a spring-loaded foot controller, which uses custom-molded metal parts, promises to capture the famed vibrato’s feel and sound.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.