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ThorpyFX The Fat General Compressor Mini Pedal

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Product Description

The ThorpyFX Fat General is an intuitive compressor that contains controls you won't find on any similar pedal. The stompbox has been redesigned to reduce its footprint to fit perfectly on a Pedaltrain board. 


It can be used as a straight-up compressor in Juicy Mode or switched to parallel on Blend mode. This means that the compressed signal is blended 50/50 with your dry signal, so you retain plenty of dynamic range while taming your guitar's attack and adding plenty of punchy goodness. 

Founder Adrian Thorpe MBE has also made sure that the parallel mode functions without any phase issues, meaning that it's great for using with bass. It'll ensure your low-end stays pronounced while adding tightness and clarity to your tone. 

The Fat General also has a treble control that can be used to either boost or cut the high-end frequencies of your signal. Crank it high for a hot, biting quality, or roll it off to smooth out the tone but retain plenty of resonance. 

Premium components

ThorpyFX pedals are built to last. The unique recessed look protects the dials from breakage and the dangers of touring. Its metal casing ensures the delicate circuit is well housed.   

Only the very best electronics have gone into building the Fat General. 1% metalfilm resistors, Wima and Panasonic capacitors, Neutrik jacks and a Burr-Brown Opamp deliver a crisp effect.

Key Features:

  • Two modes: Juicy and Blend
  • Three simple controls
  • Treble control for boosting/cutting high frequencies
  • Rugged metal enclosure
  • ThorpyFX signature chrome finish
  • Size: (W)70mm x(L)145mm x(H)60mm =(2.75"x5.7"x2.36") designed to fit perfectly across two Pedaltrain spars.

Customer Reviews


6 reviews





Ian26th Oct 2022

Sustain less than expected, but overall very good sound.

Value 3Looks 5Durability 5Sound 4

Trusted Customer18th Jan 2022

The best compression pedal I have ever owned

Value 5Looks 4Sound 5

Steve Shaw6th Oct 2020

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Paul Stead30th Aug 2020

Value 4Looks 5Sound 5

Johannes de Wit23rd Nov 2018

An extremely nice, and crispy-clear compressor. Very useful for Bass. In Juicy-mode old fashioned Squish, but still the same overall sound-spectrum of high's and low's. In Blend mode even more useful ;-). I really do like the treble-knob.

Trusted Customer23rd Nov 2018

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