The Acapulco Lite is a dirt-simple distortion Device inspired by the EQD’s Acapulco Gold. Feel the sound of the power section of a cranked vintage Sunn Model T, with its openness, clarity, and crunch.
Sometimes you can do a lot with less, and this super simple board is proof of that. The motto of the Acapulco Lite is “one button, one knob”. If you want more volume, just move the knob. Keep it simple, quit turning knobs, and play that guitar. Are you ready to enter the zone without any distractions?
We decided to keep the Acapulco Lite’s controls as simple as possible with a super compact design to fit in a 1590B Enclosure with only a pot on board. The footswitch turns the pedal on and off, and the knob controls the output volume so you can focus on your playing. But in this final version, we added the possibility of attaching a second knob that controls the Gain; It is all up to you. The board is ready to be wired as a true bypass.
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