Sep 26, 2018

From its moniker, the Thorpy FX Team Medic sounds like a pedal you might need if your tone suffers from some kind of disease. Indeed, the manufacturer lists the symptoms this box can fix:

It can help EQ a badly EQ’d pedal. It can give you a frequency bump in the mids to cut through or it can match your pedalboard to an unknown hired backline.

Designed to work with both guitar and bass, this stompbox is a high end tone enhancer with…

…switchable Class A buffer (switchable to true Bypass), a 3 Band Active EQ (Bass, Mids, Treble) enough gain on tap to boost your amp into submission and then a foot switchable option to add even more boost on top, sending your amp into creamy overdrive.

Its high headroom makes it ideal for all pickups from low gain single coils all the way to high gain active units, and the double boost configuration is a boon for those not-so-rare guitarists who need shifts in dynamics within the same song.

Mike Hermans certainly enjoyed it in this video:

The TEAM MEDIC is designed to be the most versatile pedal around. It is designed to suit all guitars including Bass guitars and deliver you a real enhancement to your tone.

Hyperbole aside, this pedal has some very cunning tricks up its sleeve. It combines a switchable Class A buffer (switchable to true Bypass) with a  3 Band Active EQ (Bass, Mids, Treble) enough gain on tap to boost your amp into submission and then a foot switchable option to add even more boost on top, sending your amp into creamy overdrive. It also has an internal power arrangement designed to give the highest headroom possible so the pedal works really well with all pickups from low gain  single coils all the way to high gain active units. I designed this pedal as a tone enhancer, it can therefore push your guitar sound from excellent to astonishing. It can help EQ a badly EQ’d pedal. It can give you a frequency bump in the mids to cut through or it can match your pedalboard to an unknown hired backline. In all these situations the TEAM MEDIC excels and crucially you sound like YOU, only better.

Aside from achieving fantastic sonic credentials the TEAM MEDIC 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 TEAM MEDIC uses a combination of a beautiful stainless steel laser etched centre console wrapped in a tough baseplate.

Internally the pedal is immaculately built using premium 1% metalfilm resistors, Wima and Panasonic capacitors, Neutrik jacks and  Burr-Brown Opamps. 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.