EarthQuaker Devices Acapulco Gold V2 Distortion
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EarthQuaker Devices Acapulco Gold V2
The EarthQuaker Devices Acapulco Gold is a straightforward, all analog, true-bypass distortion pedal inspired by the vintage Sunn Model T. Consequently, the pedal boasts all the characteristic sonic raunchiness of a dimmed tube amp in a single, compact enclosure.
The pedal’s front panel controls are devastatingly simple: the giant knob governs the output volume while the foot switch activates/deactivates the pedal. That the pedal’s functionality is exclusively optimized for these two controls means that one must use other elements in their system to influence change. For example, adjusting the overall tone would require an adjustment of one’s tone control, not the Acapulco.
Sonically, the pedal achieves markedly different results at different volume settings. At minimal settings, the pedal exhibits a clouded, stoney tone. At mid settings, it becomes a gloriously grimy overdrive. At maximum, it thunders like a Model T with nothing to lose.
Acapulco Gold V2 Features
- Simple one-knob distortion
- Based on the Sunn Model T
- Responds to your guitar tone and volume settings
- True bypass
- Power: 9V DC (center negative) 2.1mm barrel
- Current Draw: 30mA
- Daisychains not recommended
- Rugged Aluminum Case
- Hand built
- Dimensions: 4.625" x 2.5" x 2.25"