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Thorpy FX The Warthog

The Warthog


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  • Delivering the biggest range of tones of any overdrive pedal and distortion pedal on the market 
  • Capable of crystal clean boost through to distortion
  • Crushing distortion with fuzz overtones 
  • Provides a three dimensional and complex sound 
  • Immaculately built using crème de la crème of the electronics world 
  • Robust gold plated PCB and dust sealed potentiometers 
  • Beautiful stainless steel laser etched centre console 
  • Tough powder coated baseplate 
  • Hand built, wired and soldered 
  • Volume, Tone, Gain and Calibre 
  • LED power indicator on and off 
  • Space saving top mounted jack sockets 
  • Two year manufacturers warranty 


ThorpyFX The Warthog started off being designed to be the distortion to beat all others; however, it ended up being so much more.  Through minute tailoring of the circuit, ThorpyFX The Warthog delivers the biggest range of tones of any overdrive and distortion effects pedal on the market.  With an ability to go from crystal clean boost through to distortion, ThorpyFX The Warthog has sonic characteristics that match the military prowess of its namesake.

ThorpyFX The Warthog has its tonality firmly in the American camp with sparkling cleans similar to the best amplifiers in that genre.  With the calibre and gain controls cranked you get a crushing distortion with fuzz overtones at the very extremes of travel.   All settings are extremely addictive, with a three dimensional and complex sound that makes your playing jump from the fretboard.

Aside from achieving fantastic sonic credentials the ThorpyFX The Warthog is built like a tank with physical features such as recessed knobs and space saving top mounted jacks.  Robust build does not have to come at the sacrifice of looks, ThorpyFX The Warthog uses a combination of a beautiful stainless steel laser etched centre console wrapped in a tough powder coated baseplate.

Internally ThorpyFX The Warthog is immaculately built using premium 1% metalfilm resistors, Wima and Panasonic capacitors, Neutrik jacks and a Burr-Brown Opamp. These are the crème de la crème of the electronics world and when coupled with a robust gold plated PCB and dust sealed potentiometers the recipe is as good as it can possibly be.


  • VOLUME: Use this control to balance the output signal of the ThorpyFX The Warthog.  Unity (where the volume out is equal to the volume in) is approximately at the 11 o’clock position.  There is enough scope in this control to adjust the pedal’s output to “juice” the front end of your amplifier.
  • TONE: This control sweeps between a bass heavy signal (full clockwise) toa treble heavy signal (full counter clockwise).  The sweetspot for most amps and guitars will be between 11 o’clock and 2 o’clock.  Feel free to experiment though.
  • GAIN: This control allows you to adjust the pedals character from a smooth to clear overdrive through to a heavy distortion and onto fuzz territory.
  • CALIBRE: This control adds girth and thickness to the overdrive character.  Dialled all the way off the overdrive is clear and clean.  As you rotate the calibre control clockwise, the overdrive adopts a more complex harmonic response similar to the way a good tube amplifier responds.  For every guitar and amplifier combination, there is a sweetspot to be achieved where the drive seems fluid, complex and harmonically rich.  This control will make a whooshing noise when turned; it is designed to do so and is not faulty.

Component Listing and Tech Spec

When buying a ThorpyFX pedal, you can be sure that what you are buying is built with no compromise on quality.

ThorpyFX pedals are designed from the ground up to:

  • Sound as good as they can possibly sound.  During development ThorpyFX pedals are benchmarked against the leading competition and tailored to beat them in all areas.
  • Use only the best components available such as Wima and Panasonic capacitors, 1% metal film resistors, Audiophile grade Op-Amps and gold plated PCB's.
  • Use the best quality 3PDT footswitch available, rated for many cycles and with a smooth action.  These are costly to use but quality doesn't come cheap.
  • Use robust construction techniques such as off board wired (Neutrik) Jacks and Switches to remove physical stress on the PCB.
  • Integrate protection circuitry to reduce the potential for damage from incorrect power inputs.
  • Use a custom built, gig ready enclosure designed to look great and be built like the proverbial outhouse.
  • Be something you are proud to own and proud to use for many years to come.

ThorpyFX The Warthog includes:

  • 9V centre negative power 
  • Current consumption* 
    • 6 mA bypass 
    • 8 mA maximum engaged 
  • Battery: no 

*Current consumption checked with a Truetone mA meter reader 

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 


  • 524 g 

FX Pedal Planet Limited and FX Pedal Planet Online Store are proud to be UK dealers for ThorpyFX.  If we do not have the ThorpyFX effects pedal required, please message us via the contacts page and we will do our best to get the product in that you want at the very best price and service.

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