EarthQuaker Acapulco Gold V2 Power Amp Distortion Pedal
Hey there, treasure hunters! The Acapulco Gold is a dirt-simple distortion Device based on the power section of a cranked vintage Sunn Model T, bringing the openness, clarity, and crunch that only a dimed tube amp can provide, at a fraction of the size, and without expensive maintenance costs!
- Highly tweakable otherworldy reverberator
- Can act as both a glitchy, cascading delay or a vast ambient reverb machine
- From short reflections to endless spaces, it’s all there and then some!
- True bypass soft-click switching
- Top-mounted jacks - for effortless pedalboard implementation
Since tone is in the hands, we decided to keep the controls of the Acapulco Gold as simple as possible. The footswitch turns the pedal on and off, and the giant knob controls the output volume. That's it. The rest is at your fingertips. Want less gain? Turn down your guitar's volume knob. Need a darker rhythm tone? Roll back your guitar's tone control. Easy, right?
With your guitarÕs volume all the way up, the Acapulco Gold roars like a wide-open Model T on the verge of explosion. At just-barely-backed-off, the Gold becomes a raunchy overdrive. At minimum guitar volume settings, the Acapulco Gold delivers a hazy, Nashville-sounding spank to your tone.
How about this? If your guitar has separate volume and tone controls for each pickup and a three-way selector switch, this little one-knob banger becomes a three-channel tone monster at the flick of your wrist!
The Acapulco Gold is all-analog, true bypass, and built one-at-a-time by a wandering expedition of prospectors and speculators in dusty Akron, Ohio, USA Ð the hamburger capital of the world.
The Acapulco Gold uses silent, relay-based soft-touch switching. Audio will not pass without power.
No upgrades available
I play fuzzed out doomy riffs in lower tunings and this is perfect for that style. Lots of clarity without your tone turning to mush. Excellent build quality and it looks amazing on my pedal board.
Sweet tone monster.