The Game Changer is a FV-1 based modulation kit. Its an incredibly unique polyphonic organ emulator. It has a warm and very analog feel with a hint of Leslie warble. It is simple to dial in and tracks chords as well as single notes perfectly all over the neck on both guitar and bass, or any noise making device! It’s even been used to add flavour to vocals. Nothing is off the cards with our Game Changer. There are 6 controls which are Choir, Tone, Lag, Up, Down and Mix. Therefore you will have endless fun with this versatile, impressive DIY project.
There are also two different difficulty levels, if you have experience soldering surface mount parts then this kit is fairly straight forwards. If you dont then the FV1 chip is a challenge. At present they are only offered de-soldered. I recommend ordering yourself a very cheap surface mount practice kit from ebay or similar to test yourself with. The FV1 is a very expensive part itself, so you do not want to practice on it.
The FV1 and EEPROM work together, the EEPROM contains the individual programmes that the FV1 reads. So both are required to enable this project to work. Therefore the minimum option to choose is the PCB, EEPROM and FV1 option, should you not have any.
When complete, the project is everything you could wish for in a top quality modulation pedal. It provides excellent ambience. Its feature packed, versatile and enhances whatever you feed into it and adds various different tonal flavours to your mix.
The board is spaced for PCB mounted toggles and pots. It fits in one of our JP125B cases.
These projects are as new to me, as they are to you. Therefore I am learning as I go. I will test all EEPROMs work before I send them to ensure accuracy with the progamming. FV1's are already being cloned and fakes exist. Ours are from a legit source as you would expect. The programmes have been supplied by Dimitris_D, thanks bud!
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