EarthQuaker Devices Acapulco Gold V2

Effects pedal

  • Power Amp Style Distortion Pedal
  • Based on the power amp distortion of the Sunn Amp Vintage Model T
  • Severe distortion up to the 'Fuzz'
  • Reacts very dynamically
  • 1 unlabeled output volume control
  • Bypass footswitch
  • Noiseless relay-based soft-touch circuit
  • Status LED
  • Front-side 6.3 mm mono-jack inputs / outputs
  • Metal housing
  • Power supply via 9 V battery or 9 V power supply (2.1 mm x 5.5 mm hollow plug, polarity (-) inside, not included)
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 128 x 66 x 57 mm
  • Power consumption 30 mA
  • Hand-made in USA

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  • Metal
  • Rock
  • Rock 2
  • Stoner

Further Information

Overdrive No
Distortion Yes
Fuzz No
Metal No
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Devastating. Mix of fuzz and distortion
Dynok, 11.06.2019
I would describe the sound as something between a fuzz and a distortion. It's insanely loud, has a ton of low end, huge wall of distortion, but it's somehow still tight enough so that you can do palm-muted stuff with it. This is where most fuzz pedals fall short IMO.

I use this in my doom/stoner metal project, and IMHO it fits there just perfectly! I would imagine that for less extreme styles this pedal is too much.

I like how well the pedal responds to my amps EQ settings and the guitar's volume control or a volume pedal. The pedal only has one knob, but it works so well with amp and guitar controls that you can color the character of the drive really using those. Dial back the volume using your guitar's controls or a volume pedal, and you get a more mellow overdrive. Change the tone using the EQ on the amp etc.

Only con I can find is that there is generally a really narrow area in the one control knob, where the sound is usable. The minimum setting sounds garbage and maxed out it's just fart sounds.
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Absolutely insane
DarkGerald, 06.04.2019
I cant be happier works nicely in front of the amp and also in the effects return, sound is great, simplicity is top; but i would add tone control which could probably be a quick win

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I also tested it directly in the sound card and with torpedo WoS and works great!
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Kind of one-trick pony. But very good one!
vladg, 28.07.2017
The pedal has only one big output volume control. You can adjust the amount of gain using your guitar volume knob. With humbuckers equipped guitar you have that modern stoner, sludge, doom sound from the box! The pedal works well with low tuning too. The built quality of the pedal and especially its big knob is top notch.
I found this pedal very useful in minimalistic configurations, this pedal to clean amp or even this pedal to power amplifier directly (using the pedal as some kind of preamp). I didn?t find good usage with another pedals, boosters or dirty amp channel.
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