Bigfoot Engineering Thunder Pup Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
Bigfoot Engineering's founder & CEO, Rhys Stubbs, comes from a long line of inventors, musicians, artists, & audio engineers. Absorbing this knowledge & experience in his formative years was instrumental in shaping his fastidious and obsessive nature concerning all things audio. Rhys designs & builds all Bigfoot pedals by hand in the UK meaning each & every one gets his personal touch & seal of approval.
- Wiinner of Guitarist Magazine Choice Award
- Hand Built in the UK
- 2 Types of Classic British Overdrive Tone
- Buffered Bypass
- Rugged and durable lightweight enclosure
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The Thunder Pup is not an emulation. It contains two fully fledged analogue guitar preamplifiers, based on two classic British valve amplifier designs.
The toggle switch offers two distinct flavours: The Big Amp mode has a natural low frequency compression and power supply 'sag', combined with a muscular, forward sounding lower midrange push, typical of a 4x12 stack. The Little Amp mode has a faster attack in the low frequencies, with more air in the highs, and a spring to the mids that stays cleaner for longer, typical of a 2x12 combo.
The Thunder Pup's dials react in the same way as the preamp volume and master volume controls on a classic British valve amplifier. The Gain control will increase the presence and bite by exciting the high frequencies, while the Volume control will increase the energy in the low frequencies.
• Designed and built in England using all-analogue circuitry and the finest quality parts.
• Housed in a rugged and lightweight aluminium enclosure which is silk-screened by hand for a great looking finish that really stands out from the crowd.
• Each pedal is hand serial numbered and chronicled in our records to protect your investment.
• Built with the professional musician in mind, the pedal can be powered either by an industry standard 9vDC power supply, or a 9v PP3 battery fitted internally. With a current draw of >2mA, you'll have no problems leaving this one on.
• We ensure you don't lose any high frequency content from your guitar when the pedal is switched off by using buffered bypass wiring.