Thorpy have been teasing a new release for the last few days and while this isn’t the long awaited Flanger (that has been confirmed, no release date though) they did drop this pretty handy double boost pedal called Heavy Water. This takes the clean boost side of their previous release The Dane and pairs it with a new germanium dirt side. Full explaination from them below.
HEAVY WATER is a creation designed to meet the requests we were receiving to release the Boost side of the DANE as a standalone pedal. So not one to disappoint, we went ahead and did just that….but in typical Thorpy fashion it went one step further. Therefore, HEAVY WATER has two sides in one of the smaller sized enclosures – the same high headroom super clean boost from the DANE pedal on the right. On the left we tweaked the boost to provide more volume but with a grittier/dirtier character from the Germanium diodes lurking within. The pedal is designed so that each side can be used independently but they can also be combined to absolutely smash the front end of a valve amp into submission. Subtle, heavy or mental the options within the two sides will astonish.
Check out a couple demos below from Chris Buck and Danish Pete. Full disclosure these guys could make a DOD Grunge pedal sound spectacular so be mindful.