EarthQuaker Devices Acapulco Gold Distortion

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Product Ref: 71476

  • Simple and Unique Power Amp Distortion Device
  • One Knob Operation
  • True Bypass Switching
  • Based on a Fully Cranked Sunn Model T Amplifier
  • Bright White LED Indicator

EarthQuaker Devices Acapulco Gold Distortion

The Acapulco Gold from EarthQuaker Devices is the pedal that restores raw simplicity to the distortion effect. To say it only features one huge control knob, the Acapulco Gold offers a wealth of fuzzy, overdriven and of course distorted tones . Effectively all you have to choose is how loud you want to sound! With a tone based on a fully cranked vintage Sunn Model T Amplifier, this device really provides a roaring wall of noise unlike any other distortion unit out there.

Product Ref: 71476

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Never before has one simple, giant knob offered so much versatility. Unusually, when the dial on the Acapulco Gold is turned all the way down there's no sound produced at all, but as you start to notch it up a warm, fuzzy distortion begins to emerge. Beyond this point the sound begins to compress, but it doesn't become raspy or splutter like you might expect, it instead offers a smooth almost endlessly sustained tone you've only dreamed of before. When it's fully cranked prepare yourself for a huge roar of sound like an amp on the verge of sonic explosion. It's almost fuzz, but not quite. The Acapulco Gold is Loud.

More options are opened to you when you start fiddling with your guitar's volume and tone controls. At the lowest guitar volume settings, the Gold provides a hazy, Nashville-sounding spank to your tone. At just under full whack, the Gold turns into a crunchy, raunchy overdrive. And of course when the guitar volume is completely open, the pedal unleashes its signature roar. Apart from the big dial, the device only features a ¼" jack input and output, and a super-bright white LED indicator to make sure you're always in control. Requires a 9V DC power supply.


  • Size: 4 5/8" x 2 1/2" x 2.25" including knob
  • Power: 9V DC power supply, no battery option
  • Construction: Sturdy, handmade build