Jackson Audio El Guapo Mateus Asato Signature Overdrive Pedal

Jackson Audio El Guapo Mateus Asato Signature Overdrive Pedal

When it comes to equipping your guitar rig with high-end-boutique-style pedals, there are few makers that can outdo Jackson Audio - so if you're looking for a new Overdrive/Distortion circuit, then yo...
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When it comes to equipping your guitar rig with high-end-boutique-style pedals, there are few makers that can outdo Jackson Audio - so if you're looking for a new Overdrive/Distortion circuit, then you have certainly come to the right place.

Signature Pedal For Instagram Guitar Sensation Mateus Asato

With Jackson Audio El Guapo you get a complete 'Marshall-in-a-box' pedal, designed to meet the needs of Brazilian guitar sensation Mateus Asato.

This awesome pedal combines the kind of smooth Overdrive voice of a vintage Plexi with the high-gain Distortion circuit of a legendary JCM800 amp, and is packed full of fun features for the modern guitar player.

Modern Day Control Features

As one of the premier boutique effects makers, Jackson Audio are constantly at the forefront of effects-design innovation.

For this pedal they have included the Clipping Styles feature, which is a 3-band Active EQ to max-out the pedal's tonal flexibility, alongside their famous Gain Cycle circuit and full MIDI control.

This all comes together to help make El Guapo one of the most versatile Overdrive/Distortion pedals ever created.

Distortion Channel

As mentioned above, the high-gain, hard-clipping distortion circuit in this pedal is based on the legendary Marshall JCM800 amplifier.

This results in a very open, crisp tone that's awesome for playing 80s-style hard rock or modern high-gain metal.

In addition to this, there's an active 3-band EQ that offers incredible tonal flexibility, along with internal trim pots to make it fully parametric.

Overdrive Circuit

Complimenting the high-gain JCM800 sounds, there's also a soft-clipping circuit that's designed to recreate the smooth overdrive and touch responsiveness of a vintage Marshall Plexi.

This circuit features its own true bypass loop, and can be used separately from the Distortion channel, making it ideal for boosting the front end for even more gain.

4 Unique Clipping Modes

In any other pedal, those two circuits alone would make it a winner, but Jackson Audio have taken things a step further with the inclusion of four different clipping mode Styles.

Each of these modes can drastically alter the tone and feel of both circuits with settings such as 'Vintage Marshal', 'Classic Screamer', 'Asymmetric' or 'Symmetrical' clipping, making it the foundation of pretty much and distortion tone you could wish for.

Gain Cycle

One of the key features of this pedal is the awesome Gain Cycle, which divides the Gain knob setting into four equal, instantly accessible parts that you can cycle through by simply pressing both footswitches at the same time.

As with all of Jackson Audio's multi-option drive pedals, a unique circuit matches the output level of the pedal in its various clipping diode styles.

In other words, it makes no difference which of the four clippping options you're using, your volume level will remain constant, allowing you to alter how the pedal reacts with either your amp or any other pedal in your rig.

MIDI Control

As a sweet finishing touch, Jackson Audio have equipped with El Guapo with a MIDI control input socket giving you complete control over the pedal's various features with an external controller.

This function allows pin-point control over Clipping Styles, Gain-Cycle options, Drive EQ options, and even ON/OFF for both of the circuits, making this one of the most powerful and comprehensive analog drive pedals on the market today.

Jackson Audio El Guapo Mateus Asato Signature Overdrive Pedal Highlights

  • Analog 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
  • MIDI control
  • 4 Clipping-Diode Styles for both Distortion and Overdrive circuits, with drastically different sound characteristics
  • Output level matching circuitry - counteracts output level differences of various Clipping-Diode options
  • GAIN CYCLE circuit - for instant gain adjustment in 4 steps
  • Small footprint and top-mounted jacks - for ease of pedalboard mounting
  • Powered by 9 V DC PSU (centre -, 2.1mm, ~ 160 mA current draw)
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Manufacturer Jackson
SKU 307150
Shipping Weight (kg) 1.000000
Effects Overdrive and Distortion
Warranty 2 years


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