Earthquaker Acapulco Gold

This noisy little pedal was built to be modeled after a Sunn Model T amp’s power section...with everything turned all the way up. This pedal takes that tonal footprint and allows you simply to turn the volume up or down. Good luck!

External Control: None
Cost: $

HornFX Review

Interface:  5/5
We love one knob pedals. This is as easy as it gets.

Versatility: 1/5
Usually with one knob comes one function. This pedal only does one thing, and the knob lets you choose how loud that thing is done.

Tonal Reproduction: 2/5
There is so much dirt and crunch that this pedal creates, that your tone can easily be left by the wayside. That being said, the pedal does give a nice warmth and strength to all the noise it produces.

Complexity: Simple

Complexity: Simple

Live application: 2/5
Sadly, this might not be a good live solution. The pedal models an amp with everything turned up to ten. That being the case, it will most likely have some serious feedback issues when using it live with a microphone.

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Product Information


Big Knob: The big knob sets the output level, sometimes known as Volume. 

PLEASE BE CAREFUL! The Acapulco Gold is extremely loud!


4.75″ x 2.50″ x. 2.25″ with knob


Our pedals take a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. Do not run at higher voltages!

Current draw is 30 mA.

Product info from the Earthquaker website