The ThorpyFX Peacekeeper is their take on the low gain overdrive.
Provides drive levels from just on the edge bliss through to blues style overdrive. With an ingenious arrangement of EQ controls, the Peacekeeper allows you to dial the pedal to suit any guitar/amp combo and remain clear, fat and warm as your tastes require.
The Peacekeeper is designed to exceed the tonal abilities of all low gain overdrives available and this it does in spades. An overdrive to suit all guitars and all amps whilst delivering the sweetest on the edge to crunch tones you have ever heard.
This is the V2 version, sonically identical to the V1 version but smaller because it is only powered using an external supply.
What is the Peacekeeper like?
Hyperbole aside, this pedal has some very cunning tricks up its sleeve. For instance, by combining a post gain active Treble and Bass circuit with a pre-gain Mids/presence control you are able to tailor the overdrive character and tonality to your exacting needs.
The pre-gain mids control allows you to move from a very smooth mid scooped gain type to a more pronounced mid humped gain with all the subtleties in between. Post gain the active treble and bass controls adapt that focussed gain stage to achieve the tonality you desire/need.
Used as a subtle boost into your amp (ala Klon style) or as an “on the Edge” overdrive, the PEACEKEEPER will make you wonder how you sound so good! This is what it is like
Aside from achieving fantastic sonic credentials the PEACEKEEPER is built like a tank with physical features such as recessed knobs and top mounted jacks.
Robust build does not have to come at the sacrifice of looks, the PEACEKEEPER uses a combination of a beautiful stainless steel laser etched centre console wrapped in a tough baseplate.
Immaculately built, the pedal uses 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 of the pedal. Unity (where the volume out matches the
volume in) is roughly at the 1 o’clock position.
GAIN: This control allows you to adjust the pedals character from a smooth clear “on the edge” overdrive
through to a bluesy more saturated overdrive.
PRESENCE: This control sits before the overdrive section in the pedal. This way when you adjust it, it
affects the character of the overdrive from smooth and warm through to mids focussed and present. It is
designed to give you that “Dumblesque” tone. Adjust this to suit your amp/guitar or mood!
TREBLE: This control is post the overdrive section of the circuit and adds or subtracts treble to your guitar
signal; adjust to taste as there is a lot of scope in this control.
BASS: This control is post the overdrive section of the circuit and adds or subtracts bass to your guitar signal;
adjust to taste as there is a lot of scope in this control.
POWER: The Peacekeeper is designed to work at voltages of 9V DC. This should be from quality centre
negative power supply. Do not attempt to use this pedal with other voltages or polarities.
Size: (W)65mm x(L)125mm x(H)53mm (top of Knobs)
Current Draw – 25mA