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EarthQuaker Devices Acapulco Gold Power Amp Distortion Pedal

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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!

Since tone is in the hands, the controls of the Acapulco Gold are 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 guitar's 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!

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Controls:
• Big Knob: The big knob sets the output level, sometimes known as Volume. PLEASE BE CAREFUL! The Acapulco Gold is extremely loud!

Specifications:
• Dimensions: 4.625 x 2.5 x 2.25 inches
• Power: EarthQuaker pedals take a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. Pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies are recommended. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. Do not run at higher voltages!
• Current draw: 30 mA.

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 the hamburger capital of the world.

The Acapulco Gold uses silent, relay-based soft-touch switching. Audio will not pass without power.

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this thing is a one trick pony and it's a trick it does perfectly. it's one nasty, gnarly, massive distortion, with a master output volume to match the level. works great for bass too. don't get it if you want something tweakable, this is a specific tool for a specific job. step on it and instant gnar.
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This pedal is simple. The sound of everything on your amp cranked, without destroying your ear drums. It's fun and definitely sounds awesome for lead lines.
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EarthQuaker Devices Acapulco Gold Power Amp Distortion

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