EarthQuaker Devices Acapulco Gold
- Vintage distortion pedal.
- Emulates the classic Model T amplifier.
- Simple one knob output volume control.
- Takes a 9v battery or power supply.
- Handmade in the USA.
A great fuzz / distortion pedal from EQD. It can get very heavy and very loud when cranked all the way up, but cleans up well into overdrive tones too. The main knob is basically a volume knob but definitely does add gain as it pushes your amp further. Despite the one knob, in conjunction with your guitar volume and tone knob you can still make good adjustments to your sound.
When we played around with it we found that it's perfect for QOTSA type tones - it also works equally well for bass. It's good for stoner rock too (Acapulco Gold is a strain of Cannabis).