ThorpyFX Warthog

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Thorpyfx Warthog is Awesome!  (By Bob)
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The warthog is in fact a versatile dirt pedal worthy of the price tag. Build quality is very nice and the sound is very stout. Has a wide spectrum of sounds from light dirt to full stoner. Only downfall, clean up with volume knob is lacking for sure. Also to my ears the warthog is voiced darker, but not muddy so when rolling off the guitar volume it becomes even more so. This can be mitigated to some degree with tone controls but one fix creates more issues. That said, its a keeper. I like it gain, volume and caliber on 11 o'clock tone at noon for dirty rhythm sounds or gain at 2 o'clock for getting the LED out ;) I'm playing though a zwreck and humbucker equipped guitar. (Posted on 5/24/16)
Keeping this one  (By bob)
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I'm a big fan of distortion and have bought and sold quite a few pedals. I often find them difficult to dial in for more than a single application. They sound massive on one set of pickups and fuzzy on others. So I part with them.

Andy's demos of Thorpy pedals has cost me. I own the Gunshot and the Muffroom Cloud and love them both. Andy once again motivated me to try the Warthog.

The controls are forgiving. I've been switching between heavier rock and blues for the past couple days and just realized I've only had this pedal and just a touch of tape echo (Strymon Deco) on.

What surprised me is that there is no narrow band where the pedal works. I've got the pedal sitting somewhere to the right of middle with gain a little higher and just using my volume knob.

I really like this pedal. When I turn if off, I think, "wait... something's missing."

A bit pricey. Built well.
Oh... now that I own 3 Thorpy pedals, do I have to try the 4th in the lineup?

I've got a great idea... Stop watching Andy demos. (Posted on 4/11/16)
True Boutique  (By Lui Sutil (Subtle System))
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Thorpy does it again... I'm after all 4 and I have to say, That even with my super high expectations with anything Adrian Thorpe makes... I was still highly impressed by is distortion... I'm more of a fuzz guy, at least now, I use mild overdrives and mostly fuzz boxes, so this box is right up my alley since at maximum gain has a very fuzz like voicing...
I used to play metal, I do appreciate a good distortion box. And I know most metal players feel frustrated that most distortion pedals are crunchy but they rarely achieve extreme heaviness... They are a few good ones, but I've noticed how a lot of people get frustrated with distortion pedal reviews because they usually never dial in all the gain . But Andy knows when to bring the thunder :p always showing the range of the boxes and man, does this one goes from mild overdrive to the heaviest harmonically saturated sweet distortion you've ever heard...
I still need to get the Gunshot, I feel very complete with all the pedals I have but I just wont be satisfied until I have every thorpy box... Every single one is just at the top of their class...
I recommend this pedal, you will appreciate the high end device, with attention to detail down to the wrapping. I play 2 Bugera 333's in stereo. It's a mediocre amp at best... I put good tubes on them, I have eminence swamp thangs for my 2 cabs, and since I got Thorpy Fx , I can put my tone against anybody in my town... Xotics SP compressor and the Thorpys make those amp feel like boutique amps themselves... Anyways, if you are a fuzz guy, I recommend the Muffroom cloud, although it has a very muff like voicing obviously, if you like distortion get this warthog, you wont be sorry, and you get a little fuzz with it too.. if you prefer nice harmonic overdrive get the Gunshot. And finally if you want a subtle transparent drive, the peacekeeper is the best overdrive in my opinion... It replaces my b.k butler Tube Driver... These boxes feel very amp like anyways, without the tubes...
(Posted on 3/28/16)

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ThorpyFX Warthog Distortion

Many ideas begin in the abstract, but the Warthog project began as a simple mantra: “Be better than everything else.” That’s an awfully bold starting point, especially in the current age of distortions aplenty. However, the challenge was met. Enter: the Warthog.

Too often, distortion pedals boast some such nonsense about the range of distortion available. Most of the time, the controls range from “distorted” to “more distorted.” The Warthog bucks this convention and between two controls—Calibre and Gain—players can cop anything from a light, velvety sheen to a full-on audience-leveling gain beast.

The Calibre control is a pre-gain push control, which drives the op-amp into distortion. When the control is turned all the way down, it leaves the distortion to the op-amp, a configuration that already possesses plenty of range. When this core is overdriven, look out.

A master Tone control is carefully voiced to be usable throughout its entire range, unlike almost every Tone control on any pedal. From the careful, high-quality part selection, immaculate engineering and stunning, yet utilitarian looks, one might assume that Mr. Thorpe has a military background. Guess what? He does. The man is a former British military explosives expert—he knows the value of a bomb-proof design and his knowledge in the field pays dividends for you. This is one pedal on which your great grandkids will be wailing away.

ThorpyFX Warthog Distortion Features:

  • Huge range of distortion tones, from clean to over-the-top
  • Calibre control acts as a pre-gain boost to push the gain into full saturation
  • Rock-solid construction, hand-made in the UK
  • Standard 9v center-negative power operation (adapter not included)

warranty

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  • Hassle-free warranty replacement.
  • Fast turnaround.
  • We kick them, stomp on them, toss them and play them hard. They can take it. But on occassion a pedal may break down on us. PGS offers a One-Year Platinum Replacement Warranty that covers all new pedals purchased with us from manufacturer defects. Any manufacturer's defect in your pedal within one year of purchase will result in the replacement of that pedal free of charge. Units returned defective due to user error or incorrect powering resulting in a non-functioning pedal are not covered under our replacement policy.  In this case please contact the manufacturer for repair.

    Please contact us for more details on this policy or if you would like to use this policy on an item your purchase with us in the last year. (503) 670-4949.

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  • Buy with confidence.
  • Hassle-free warranty replacement.
  • Fast turnaround.
  • We kick them, stomp on them, toss them and play them hard. They can take it. But on occassion a pedal may break down on us. PGS offers a One-Year Platinum Replacement Warranty that covers all new pedals purchased with us from manufacturer defects. Any manufacturer's defect in your pedal within one year of purchase will result in the replacement of that pedal free of charge. Units returned defective due to user error or incorrect powering resulting in a non-functioning pedal are not covered under our replacement policy.  In this case please contact the manufacturer for repair.

    Please contact us for more details on this policy or if you would like to use this policy on an item your purchase with us in the last year. (503) 670-4949.

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