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Thorpy FX Fat General

Fat General


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  • An advanced compression pedal and successor to the acclaimed OTC-201 compressor
  • Experience transparent sparkle and clarity, revealing the true essence of your playing
  • Achieve unparalleled sustain and balance, perfect for precise note articulation
  • "BLEND" mode blends dry and compressed signals in perfect harmony
  • Easy tone shaping and compression adjustment with intuitive controls
  • Evolution of OTC-201 compressor with cutting edge improvements for enhanced performance
  • Noise free operation ensures pristine sound without signal distractions
  • Meticulously hand built in collaboration with the renowned designer, Dan Coggins
  • Stunning stainless steel laser etched centre console adds an elegant touch to the design
  • Laser etched graphic of 4 stars symbolising the commanding rank of "General"
  • Convenient LED power indicator for easy visual confirmation of pedal status
  • True bypass design ensures a pure and unaltered signal when the pedal is off
  • Top mounted jack sockets and DC input for easy pedalboard arrangement
  • Enjoy peace of mind with a two year warranty


Introducing the ThorpyFX Fat General, a revolutionary evolution of the highly acclaimed OTC-201 compressor, born from a collaboration between ThorpyFX and the original designer, Dan Coggins. Taking compression to unparalleled heights, the Fat General delivers an extraordinary tonal experience that will leave you captivated.

With the ThorpyFX Fat General, you'll enjoy unmatched sustain and balance, all while avoiding any unnecessary noise or signal "pumping." It seamlessly adds a transparent sparkle and clarity to your sound, fulfilling the longing for a perfect tone enhancement. Once you've experienced its sonic prowess, you'll find it challenging to play without the Fat General by your side.

Crafted with unyielding durability in mind, the Thorpy FX Fat General is built like a tank. Its rugged design features recessed knobs and top mounted jacks, ensuring protection against accidental damage during gigs and travel. Fear not about sacrificing aesthetics for strength, as the Fat General showcases a stunning stainless steel laser etched centre console nestled within its robust baseplate.

Inside, the ThorpyFX Fat General houses premium components meticulously selected to sculpt your tone with finesse. Its custom engineered housing complements the internal circuitry, resulting in unparalleled sonic credentials that will elevate your musical expression.

The V2 version boasts a compact footprint without compromising on the sonic excellence found in its predecessor, the V1. Powering it up is effortless with a standard 9V supply, ensuring hassle free integration into your setup.

Embark on a sonic journey like no other with the ThorpyFX Fat General. Explore the possibilities of compression and discover a whole new world of musical expression, backed by the outstanding craftsmanship and innovation that define ThorpyFX products. Elevate your sound and embrace the future of compression with the ThorpyFX Fat General.


  • BALANCE: Find your perfect output mix. "JUICY" for volume control, "BLEND" for parallel mix
  • SUSTAIN: From fully compressed to subtle, sweet spot between 11 and 2 o'clock
  • TREBLE: Add sparkle, adjust for taste and guitar/pickup type. Experiment for ideal sound
  • MODE: Switch between "JUICY" (90% compressed, 10% dry) and Adrian Thorpe's favourite is "BLEND" mode

Components and Technical Specifications

  • Premium components for top tier performance and tonal excellence
  • Compatible with 9V centre negative power supplies
  • Battery operation is not supported
  • Current Consumption meter readings (mA) by Truetone:
    • 4 mA bypass
    • 5 mA maximum engaged

Enclosure Dimensions

  • Depth: 125 mm / 4.9 in
  • Width: 66 mm / 2.6 in
  • Height: 55 mm to 35 mm / 2.1 in to 1.4 in


  • 517 g
  • 1.14 lbs

Official UK Dealers

FX Pedal Planet Limited and FX Pedal Planet Online Store proudly serve as official UK dealers for ThorpyFX effects pedals. If we do not have the specific ThorpyFX pedal you are looking for, please reach out to us via the contacts page, and will order it on our next stock order for you at the best price and customer service.

Buy Today and Pay Over Time

To give our customers flexibility and a pleasurable shopping experience, FX Pedal Planet Online Store accepts Klarna, Afterpay, Clearpay and Google Pay.

Klarna is a smooth and safe way to get what you want today, and pay over time. Afterpay allows customers to pay in four interest free instalments, budget your spending and earn rewards when you shop.

UK Deliveries

For our UK customers, we provide FREE 24 hour DHL tracked and signed delivery, ensuring your order arrives swiftly and securely.

International Deliveries

International deliveries are dispatched with DHL, ensuring fast shipping and efficient processing through customs.

For more information on deliveries and charges, please refer to our Deliveries and Charges.

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