Thorpy FX BC108 Fallout Cloud Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal, Pumpkin Spice Latte
This product has been discontinued.
Why, the BC108 Fallout Cloud? It’s our 8th anniversary and whilst not a massive decade based milestone, its a massive deal for us. So we wanted to celebrate a little. Initially I wanted to do a special run colour, a candy orange sherbet finish for pumpkin spice latte season…. But here’s the thing, as much as I love the limited edition colour and knob choice, I’m never satisfied with anything and so I got experimenting…
And that’s why we are here, the change in the transistors keeps the fundamentals of the FALLOUT CLOUD in place, it offers the same flexibility, same strong EQ and at extremes of gain it maintains the same articulation despite being a crushing fuzz. At lower gain settings it is a different beast entirely. This BC108 NOS transistor version is calmer at low gain settings. It has slightly more sag and feels smoother under the fingers. It’s a subtle change but for those after a Fallout Cloud that sits more in the Vintage camp… here you are, for a VERY short time only and only because we want to celebrate.
And if you aren't familiar with the Fallout Cloud:
I was asked to create the FALLOUT CLOUD by a number of vintage pedal enthusiasts I know. They were after a Triangle era style pedal that would work with a variety of guitars (Humbucker and singlecoil's including P90's) and amps and be bombproof so it could be gigged. The brief was simple, make a triangle era Fuzz that could beat their original 1971 Triangle fuzz pedals when placed head to head.
The brief was simple, the task was not, however after many prototypes and a bit of lateral thinking the FALLOUT CLOUD was born. This pedal has the ability to beat any four transistor fuzz you have heard (including the best vintage units). By adjusting the perfectly voiced EQ you can achieve fuzz tones from silky smooth through to doom laden whilst maintain the ability to cut through.
Check out the video in the video section if you'd like to hear it in action.
Internally the pedal is immaculately built using premium 1% metalfilm resistors, Wima and Panasonic capacitors, and Neutrik jacks. 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.
Size: (W)65mm x(L)125mm x(H)53mm (top of Knobs)