Scan code: LN110348 Manufacturer code: JKA-ELGUA

Jackson Audio 'El Guapo' OD/Distortion Effects Pedal

Jackson Audio 'El Guapo' Mateus Asato Signature Overdrive/ Distortion Pedal with MIDI

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Scan code: LN110348 Manufacturer code: JKA-ELGUA
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Mateus Asato Signature Overdrive/Distortion
Jackson Audio - 'El Guapo'

Jackson El Guapo

Analogue Overdrive / DistortionDeveloped in conjunction with Mateus Asato, a guitarist at the forefront of innovation today, Jackson Audio’s ‘El Guapo’ Overdrive/Distortion underwent a painstaking 2-year development process. Each detail was meticulously refined to ensure that both the Distortion and Overdrive channel would work in harmony together, to perfectly replicate the vibrant overdrive and the red-hot high-gain tones from which Mateus Asato has become so well known for!

Designed as a ‘Marshall-in-a-box’ stopmbox, Jackson Audio’s ‘El Guapo’ sports a high-gain distortion circuit which authentically replicated the nuances and harmonic overtones of the iconic ‘JCM800’, whereas the Overdrive channel delivers smooth, raw tones reminiscent of the classic ‘Plexi’. Classic tones indeed, but of course this is a pedal from Jackson Audio, and as such, boasts modern-day control features such as Clipping styles, an active 3-band EQ to squeeze every ounce of tone out of this incredible pedal. There’s even full MIDI control across all of the ‘El Guapo’s numerous parameters, which helps ensure this pedal is one of the most versatile platforms for drive tones available today!

Amazing Features • Analogue Overdrive and Distortion pedal
• Distortion circuit based on the JCM800 high-gain sound
• Overdrive circuit based on the smooth Plexi tone
• Active 3-band Parametric-EQ - for optimal tone shaping
• GAIN CYCLE circuit - for instant gain adjustment in 4 steps
• Powered by 9 V DC PSU
• MIDI control

El Guapo's Distortion Channel

Jackson El Guapo

3-Band Active EQThe Distortion channel found on the ‘El Guapo’ is a high-gain beast, a truly hard-clipping circuit that is based on the iconic ‘JCM800’. As a result, the resulting tone is extremely open, crisp and huge fun to play and covers everything from 80’s hard rock to searing high gain tones.

Last but not least, the Distortion circuit boasts a 3-Band Active EQ, based on the classic ‘Baxandall’ EQ and delivers magnificent tonal versatility which is tailored specifically for guitarists. Furthermore, through internal trim pots, it’s possible to adjust the frequency and Q of each band making the EQ truly parametric.

El Guapo's Overdrive Channel

Jackson El Guapo

instantly recognisable classic tonesMoving over to the Overdrive channel, the ‘El Guapo’ boasts a soft clipping circuit, carefully designed to replicate the smooth, instantly recognisable overdrive and touch responsiveness of the classic ‘Plexi’.

The circuit, which features a true bypass loop, is able to be used independently of the Distortion and is just perfect for pushing the front end of ‘El Guapo’s circuit for even more gain. There’s 4 styles of clipping modes too, each capable of drastically altering the tone and feel of the way the Distortion or Overdrive behaves and clips. With ‘Vintage Marshall’, ‘Classic Screamer’, ‘Asymmetric’ or ‘Symmetrical’ clipping, Jackson Audio’s ‘El Guapo’ really can make your distortion/overdrive dreams come true!

One of The Most Powerful, Versatile and Comprehensive
Analogue Drive Pedals Ever Made

Jackson El Guapo

four clipping optionsOne of our favourite features of the ‘El Guapo’ is its 'Gain Cycle', which divides the Gain knob into 4 equal parts. This makes them quickly accessible as steps to cycle through by just stepping upon both footswitches down simultaneously.

As found on all Jackson’s multi-option drive pedals, a unique circuit matches the output level of the pedal in its various clipping diode styles. Meaning, that no matter which of the four clipping options you settle upon, on either the Distortion or Overdrive, your volume level always remains constant and at a steady level. This assists in affecting how the pedal interacts with your chosen amp.

Consider also MIDI control over each of the Clipping Styles, Gain-Cycle options, Drive EQ options as well as ON/OFF of the Overdrive and Drive circuits and Jackson Audio’s ‘El Guapo’ is undoubtedly, without question, one of the most powerful, versatile and comprehensive analogue drive pedals ever made.

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Product Height 6.90cm
Product Width 6.80cm
Product Depth 12.30cm
Product Weight 0.32kg
Packed Weight (g) 27g
Voltage 9 Volts
Current 160 mA
Battery Compartment No
Output Channels Mono
Dimensions 68.58 x 123.82 mm (W x H x L)
Passive Pedal No
Additional Information
Scan Code LN110348
Model Number JKA-ELGUA
GTIN 600093087546

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Jackson Audio 'El Guapo' OD/Distortion Effects Pedal
Jackson Audio 'El Guapo' OD/Distortion Effects Pedal