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
Note: Register your purchase at www.w-distribution.de/Warranty for an extended warranty of 4 years.
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  • Metal Off/On
  • Rock Off/On
  • Rock 2 Off/On
  • Stoner Off/On

Further Information

Overdrive No
Distortion Yes
Fuzz No
Metal No
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Amazing Sound - If You've Got The Rig For It
bepsi, 14.06.2021
Bought this fuzz box and had a blast trying it on a friend's valve amp - But on my own, much smaller amp, it doesn't sound so great, so I'll be returning this one for no other reason than that it doesn't quite work for my setup.
Using this in conjunction with a volume pedal made it far easier to handle, allowing me to adjust the input volume without needing to fiddle with the volume knob. These pedals could totally benefit from an input gain knob, but that sort of nuance seems out of character for this device. (And if you're feeling up for it, it's probably not a hard mod to do).
This pedal is very, very loud. The master volume only needs to be at 9oclock to reach unity, so everything on top of that is just pure volume boost. I found that turning it up too much caused the amp I was using to struggle to keep up, but it's great to have that gain on tap - and the huge knob makes it easy to adjust while playing.

All in all a great sound which benefits a lot from having the correct amplifier to get the most out of it. A little bit of a one-trick pony, but with smart gain staging and using it in conjunction with other pedals it can be surprisingly versatile.
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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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Great fuzz tone out of the box
an aspiring musician friend, 27.04.2021
This pedal is the equivalent of a "plug and play" device!

You only need to take this pedal out of its box, plug in your guitar and go straight to the amp. You will be amazed how huge the sound of this pedal is!

Imitating the sound of a cranked Sun Model T amp, you do not need anything more rather than the big volume knob (which I can adjust with my foot during live shows if I need to) to nail the stoner sound.

Disclaimer: if you turn this up, your neighbours will totally hate you.
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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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