Update: The raffle is now closed and we’ve drawn the lucky winner – check your inbox!
Boutique pedal manufacturer Walrus Audio has built a great reputation for its many premium effects, and the MAKO ACS1 Amp and Cab Simulator is no exception. ACS1 combines three vintage amp styles with cabinet simulation into one compact pedal, with the option to run separate amp and cabinet combinations in the left and right channels, making for a versatile solution for guitar rigs. Now you can win your very own ACS1 – worth €417! – in our February Gear Giveaway! We’re raffling off an ACS1 for our readers – find out how to enter below.
Win, Win, Win!
We’ve teamed up with Walrus Audio and FACE Distribution (its exclusive pan-European partner) to offer our readers a superb prize for our Gear Giveaway Raffle: an ACS1 from Walrus Audio’s MAKO series. When we first heard about its release at NAMM 2021, we immediately requested a review unit to dive into the details of this little box and let you know our verdict. Asad took it through its paces and found lots to commend, including the stereo capabilities, sound quality and headphone output, among others. If you’re looking for a first-rate amp sim pedal for your rig, especially if you’re producing your tones at home or in the studio, this little box could be a game-changer for you.
The ACS1 is built around three amp models: Fullerton (Fender Deluxe Reverb), London (Vintage 60’s Marshall Bluesbreaker) and Dartford (1960’s VOX AC30). That’s a tour through three classic tube amp circuits in one place, so the ACS1 has loads of tones that will have you covered in many live and studio applications. When using the ACS1 in stereo, you can mix and match the amps and cabinets on the left and right channels with the L + R switch, a nice touch that adds to the versatility. The Walrus Audio engineers also included a set of factory IRs, but you can also store your own to the user-loadable cab IR slots. That’s managed via the USB port and a dedicated web app.
The ACS1 pedals controls are well laid out and simple. From the top: Bass, Mid, Treble for the EQ followed by Vol, Gain and Room. The latter controls the room size for the mic’d cabinet. Next come three sets of switches labelled Cab A, B and C, then the L+R switch for setting up your two virtual amp rigs and assigning them to each side of the stereo outs. Last comes the all-important amp selector switch labelled Fullerton, London and Dartford. If you’re practising at home, the headphone output comes in handy, too.
Enter the Raffle
Entering our raffle is easy: Just add a comment below this post, or our Instagram or Facebook posts announcing the raffle and we’ll pick a winner at random from all entries. Er, that’s it! Best of luck, everyone!
Terms and Conditions
Participation is, of course, free of charge.
The minimum age for participation is 14 years. Participation is only allowed once – attempted multiple entries per competition automatically lead to disqualification. This raffle is for a Walrus Audio ACS1 Amp and Cab Simulator Pedal.
To enter, participants are asked to leave a comment below this post, or under the Instagram or Facebook post for this raffle. A jury will pick a comment at random and the lucky winner will be notified by the Gearnews team. Employees of gearnews.com, the participating companies and their family members are excluded from participating in the competition.
Your data will only be stored within the framework of this competition and will not be passed on to third parties. Legal recourse is excluded and no cash alternatives to the prizes are offered. The prizes are not transferable. The prize for this raffle Walrus Audio ACS1 Amp and Cab Simulator Pedal runs from 4 February 2022 to Monday, 14 February 2022 (23:59:59 hrs CET). All comments received after this date are invalid.
By participating (submitting a comment) you confirm your acceptance of these conditions. Good luck!
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- Walrus Audio ACS1: Walrus Audio
- Walrus Audio ACS1 footswitches: Gearnews