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Akron, OH, 44307
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Grandma Cyclops

THIS DEVICE IS NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION.

 
 

Acapulco Gold™: Grandma Cyclops Ltd. Edition

What!? What are these pedals??? Well,in celebration of the May 28th Akron, Ohio opening of MYOPIA, EarthQuaker Devices has collaborated with artist and DEVO co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh on two limited edition pedals!

Grandma and Grandpa Cyclops are limited runs of our Acapulco Gold and Tentacle Devices with new artwork by Mark Mothersbaugh and sold exclusively through the Akron Art Museum as a fundraising effort.

This pedal will only be available during the run of the Akron Myopia exhibition and will no longer be sold after August 28, 2016.

The Acapulco Gold is a dirt-simple power amp distortion device that's based on the vibe of a cranked Sunn Model T. You know what's awesome? Vintage Sunn Amplifiers. You know what else is awesome? Simplicity. One button, one knob. How loud would you like it? Just move the knob. This is the spirit of rock and roll. Quit turning knobs and play that guitar like you mean it.

While playing, you may want to try ignoring our suggestion and try fiddlin' with your guitar's volume and tone knobs as these can drastically affect the sound of the Acapulco Gold. The volume knob on your guitar cleans up the pedal nicely, but not too clean. At minimum guitar volume settings, the Gold imparts a hazy, Nashville-sounding spank to your tone. At just-barely-backed-off, the Gold turns into a raunchy overdrive. And of course when the guitar volume is completely open, the Gold roars like a Model T on the verge of explosion. It's not quite fuzz, but so close.

Each Acapulco Gold is made part by part, wire by wire, giant knob by giant knob with real, live humanimal hands in our gilded manufactory located in gray olde Akron, Ohio, USA.