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The Braw Cast - With ThorpyFX | Episode 59 (2021)

Episode Summary

Billy tonight is chatting with Adrian Thorpe MBE from ThorpyFX After finding a love for music and the tech side of music in the British Army he founded ThorpyFX & was producing the best sounding, most robust and most beautiful guitar effects available with unique pedals and more for everything for discerning guitarists. Adrian chats about creating, reinventing and what it means to make some bloody good music.

Episode Notes

This week Billy is joined by Adrian Thorpe MBE, owner of ThorpyFX. 

ThorpyFX is a brand new entrant into the boutique effects pedal arena. Founded in 2014 and releasing its first product in 2015, the company aims to deliver on its promise of producing Superior Fidelity Tone Machines for the Electric Guitar. 

After a full career in the British Army, Major Adrian Thorpe MBE was encouraged by his wife Georgia to follow his manic passion for building effects pedals and make his amazing creations available to the public. Initially Thorpy built pedals as a form of relaxation that allowed him to have pedals better than anything available to buy on the market. These pedals were built with an attention to detail that bordered on the obsessive, this obsession over details is the foundation for how ThorpyFX designs its pedals. 

ThorpyFX pedals are designed from the ground up to: 

Sound as good as they can possibly sound. During development ThorpyFX pedals are benchmarked against the leading competition and tailored to beat them in all areas. Use only the best components available such as Wima and Panasonic capacitors, 1% metal film resistors, Audiophile grade Op-Amps and gold plated PCB's. Use the best quality 3PDT footswitch available, rated for many many cycles and with a smooth action. These are costly to use but quality doesn't come cheap. Use robust construction techniques such as off-board wired (Neutrik) Jacks and Switches to remove physical stress on the PCB.

 Integrate protection circuitry to reduce the potential for damage from incorrect power inputs. Use a custom built, gig-ready enclosure designed to look great and be built like the proverbial outhouse. Be something you are proud to own and proud to use for many years to come. ThorpyFX is a family run business located in Wiltshire, England. 

The team is made up of Adrian, Georgia and Oppenheimer the dog. Oppie' provides encouragement and just loves a bit of six string action, he is a real tone hound! 

This episode was recorded live and remote because of the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

Season 2 is here, with Billy Kirkwood taking over hosting duties. We're going to be talking to Braw athletes, Braw Beard ambassadors, people who attend the Braw Beard and Moustache Championships and interesting individuals from all walks of life. 

Still giving beard care tips with fantastic insights into the brand in this lifestyle podcast while having a few laughs along the way. 

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