ThorpyFX Fallout Cloud
The ThorpyFX Fallout Cloud allows you to achieve some of the best Muff style fuzz tones you’ve ever heard.
The Fallout Cloud is fuzz built to provide a classic triangle era fuzz tone but engineered to remove the inherent compromises of that design. From the outset the Fallout Cloud was designed to beat a particularly sweet vintage triangle muff. This was achieved with thorough analysis of the vintage pedal and some lateral thinking about the tonality of that pedal.
Fallout Cloud design?
A number of vintage pedal enthusiasts I know asked me to design the Fallout Cloud based on Triangle era style pedal.
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.
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.
VOLUME: Use this control to balance the output of the pedal. Unity (where the volume out
matches the volume in) is roughly at the 12 o’clock position, depending on your guitars pickup
SUSTAIN: This control allows you to adjust the pedals character from smooth lower gain fuzz
through to a more saturated and aggressive fuzz.
TREBLE: This control adds or cuts Treble to the Fuzz. Fully counter clockwise removes treble
and fully clockwise boosts treble. This control is very interactive with the bass control.
BASS: This control adds or cuts Bass to the Fuzz. Fully counter clockwise removes Bass and
fully clockwise boosts Bass. This control is very interactive with the Treble control. Adjusting
the Bass and Treble control allows you to tailor the tonality of the fuzz to match your guitar and
POWER: The Fallout Cloud works at voltages of 9V DC. This can be from a
quality centre negative power supply such as the Gigrig Generator or Voodoo Lab Pedalpower
Plus 2. Do not attempt to use this pedal with other voltages or polarities.
COMPONENTS: To ensure consistency, reliability and tonal supremacy the Fallout Cloud is
made with extremely high quality components. 1% metalfilm resistors, WIMA and Panasonic
capacitors where possible and robust through hole plated PCB’S. In short, all of this means you
won’t have to worry about your pedal and it should give you many years of inspiring tonal bliss
Size: (W)65mm x(L)125mm x(H)53mm (top of Knobs)
Current Draw – 20mA