Fool's Gold PCB

- EQD Acapulco Gold -

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5 €
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Step by step build document to build your pedal easily!

You can also find a full detailed tutorial on how to build it here!

The Fool's Gold is "inspired" by the Earthquaker Devices Acapulco Gold, which aims at reproducing the sound of a cranked Sunn Model T. I think it is not very close to it (The Coda Effects Black Hole will do a better job), but is is a very nice distortion for doom and stoner rock afficionados.

It is a heavy distortion with lots of bass, with one simple volume control. It is possible to mod it to have a gain knob control (presented in the build doc). The PCB is made for 1590B Hammond enclosures.

High quality PCB:
  • Gold-plated pads
  • Double sided FR4-TG circuit boards
  • Spaced pads for easier soldering
Acapulco Gold PCB Fool's Gold

It is a very good pedal for starting: it is really easy to make and has a low part count.
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Do you happen to know the dimensions of this PCB? My bass's onboard effect went out and am looking to replace it with this, but I need to know if it'll fit in the cavity.


Have you experimented with a second gain pot on the second 386 chip?