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Gearnews Gear Giveaway Raffle Walrus Audio MAKO ACS1

Win a Walrus Audio MAKO ACS1 amp and cab simulator pedal!  ·  Source: Walrus Audio


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!


266 responses to “Win a Walrus Audio ACS1 premium amp sim pedal (closed)”

  1. VOLTR says:

    What an AWESOME add-on this Walrus Audio ACS1 would be to my gear list!!! I’ve just bought a new guitar but have no money left to buy an amp… 🙁

  2. mark says:

    Great pedal. Good luck to all

  3. I love this pedal! Combined with custom IRs it’s unstoppable!

  4. Bernard S. says:

    Your site is my favorite gear site.
    Thanks for doing such good work, and thanks for offering this giveaway!

  5. Malleteo says:

    Awesome! I’ve been looking for an Amp/Cab sim to finish my board. Good luck everyone!

  6. Florian Riley says:

    I am the walrus!

  7. AF says:

    Let me win! 🙂

  8. Tomasz G says:

    Me too!

  9. Christian Fortuna says:

    It could be a good present to me! 😀

  10. Sergio Rodrigo Meleán Quiroga says:

    Holy trinity!

  11. Terry Hiscock says:

    I’ll take it!

  12. I feel that Walrus is a gold for synthesizers.

  13. Daniel Almeida says:

    Great giveaway! I never used an amp/cab simulator and this one looks amazing 😍

  14. sergio badilla says:

    Oh Walrus Audio MAKO ACS1…Will you be my valentine ?

  15. Alan says:

    Yes, please!

  16. Just bought a guitar, this could help:)

  17. Niall says:

    Nice – count me in on this one!

    Would be a fantastic addition to my board as I’m about to start gigging again after a couple years out.

  18. Just bought an electric guitar, this could help:)

  19. Gabriel says:

    Great amp models.

  20. Erik Williamsen says:

    This pedal looks like fun. It could be great in some wet/dry recording setups.

  21. Daria says:

    This is the comment that wins the ACS1. Thank you in advance! 🙂

  22. Johannes says:

    I’ve been thinking about getting one for practicing at home. Would be great for this!

  23. Gareth Simpson says:

    Me please.

  24. JM says:

    I can boogie
    All night loooong

  25. Ian Riley says:

    Fingers crossed!

  26. Bogdan says:

    My guitar needs that!

  27. luke says:

    I am a poor musician! please ! I’m crying, you see !!!!!!!

  28. Christopher Grigg says:

    I want to win. This is the type pedal that is out of my price range.

  29. Ivan Principi says:

    … all’alba vincerò!!!

  30. Matt says:

    Walrus Audio’s output lately has been amazing. I’m keen on this one too.

  31. Joe says:

    Luck, dont miss me on this one! Fingers crossed!

    Stay healthy&safe everyone.

    Cheers from Slovenia!

  32. John says:

    It really is a very competent modeler from every bit of audio I’ve heard off of it. All in a compact floor pedal. The future must have finally arrived!

  33. Sebastian says:

    Gimme, gimme!

  34. Rob says:

    Nice one Walrus Audio, looks like a great pedal!

  35. Bogdan says:

    Would love to try one out! Thanks for the raffle!

  36. Anton says:

    I ever want to own a walrus… this is my chance! 🙂

  37. Tim says:

    Just the thing to kick the Feb blues. Nice one gearnews.

  38. vank says:

    Fantastic pedal and great giveaway!

  39. Wow. Looks amazing. I need a Walrus in my life,

  40. Gary says:

    Looks interesting

  41. Geraint Evans says:

    Would make a good home for this, I promise! Every Walrus pedal I’ve tried has been excellent.

  42. Panos Kostagiannis says:

    Good luck to all!!!!

  43. ASBM says:

    10 fun facts about walruses:

    1. They can weigh up to 1.5 tons.
    2. They can live up to 40 years.
    3. Their tusks can be as long as 0.9m.
    4. Their herds are usually segregated by gender.
    5. Atlantic walrus inhabit coastal areas of Canada and Greenland, and Pacific walrus are found in the northern seas off Alaska and Russia.
    6. The worldwide population of the walrus is estimated at 250,000. Atlantic walrus only make up about 20,000 of this.
    7. The Foxe Basin walrus herd (in Canada) is approximately 5,000 strong (that’s a lot of walrus!).
    8. Orcas and polar bears are their only natural predators.
    9. They can withstand freezing temperatures as low as -35°C!
    10. Walrus can dive up to 90 m and stay underwater for long periods of time – up to 30 minutes!

    (from arctickingdom dot com)

  44. Chris says:

    I’ll Mako good use of this!

  45. Fredrik says:

    Thanks for the chance guys!! It’d be awesome to win this!

  46. Philip E says:

    Let’s face it I would love one but can’t afford one!

  47. Andrew Hensley says:

    I like free stuff

  48. Adrian Wong says:


  49. David says:

    Yes please

  50. Domenico says:

    Ì would like to have one of this

  51. Stephen says:

    Koo koo kchoo

  52. Luis Santana says:

    In my wishlist since it came out.

  53. Al F says:

    Great pedals.

  54. Jefferson Weber says:


  55. Daniel Almeida says:

    Great giveaway! I never used an amp/cab simulator and this one looks amazing 😍. It would live happily next to my Walrus Slö 🎸🔥

  56. victor ugalde says:

    Good luck buddies!

    hope to get that great ACS1

  57. Jon Backman says:

    Walrus Audio make some fine pedals! I suspect this one is as well.

  58. Mariusz says:


  59. Niels Schenk Münster says:

    Wauw. Would be perfect for the upcoming guitar parts for my home-cooked album. Would love to win. But it’s alright if I don’t, I know someone else will have and will be absolutely overjoyed.

    Good day to you all!

  60. Robbie says:

    This would be handy for getting some AC tones when I’ve only got my Deluxe Reverb with me.

  61. frederic deheuvels says:

    Great pedal! thanks!

  62. Dawson Zinza says:

    I would love a car with the same finish as this pedal

  63. Chris says:

    Great pedal for anyone’s arsenal.

  64. Paul says:

    Wonder how this compares to an iridium

  65. Jay says:

    raffle, raffle!

  66. 300ms says:

    I can’t for the life of me figure out why I shouldn’t win this raffle.

    Good luck ppl!

  67. Husam AlSayed says:

    I identify as a Walrus.

  68. Cato Jørgensen says:

    OOooooohhhh!! I woukd really like to win this. 😀

  69. Marco Campinho says:

    Pick me please 🙂

  70. Tamás Ritte says:

    I am still thinking about switching my Strymon Iridium to this one. I prefer the sounds in this based on the online videos I checked out.
    Good luck everyone!

  71. Robin says:

    Good luck everyone

  72. Daniel Bakker says:

    Would love to own one of these!

  73. Phil says:

    I’d love to win this! I’d really like a silent option for recording.

  74. Winton says:

    Take me out

  75. c says:

    Good luck to ALL and thanks for a cool contest!

  76. Dom Greenaway says:

    Very cool!
    Good luck everyone!

  77. Paul says:

    This thing would be perfect for my studio.

  78. DS says:

    Amp me up :^)

  79. Gerhard says:

    Great pedal, great prize. Would love to win 😉

  80. Dale Somer says:

    Super cool pedal/amp … good luck everyone!

  81. Jamie Thompson says:

    Why did the Walrus go to the tupperware party?
    He was looking for a tight seal.

  82. Colter Parker says:


  83. Pedro says:

    Give me the pedal

  84. Adam says:

    This looks great!

  85. Lucas Capitelli says:

    Does this lovely tool can be shipped to Argentina if I win?

  86. Dave Case says:

    Exciting! Just got the R1 – very cool!

  87. Michael Perkins says:

    SO COOL, Quality pedal!

  88. Finindie Chan says:

    Need it for my Walrus M1,lol

  89. Luke Murray-Smith says:

    Having tried other Walrus products, this will no doubt sound awesome!

  90. Missed so many gigs due to Covid restrictions. Sold a lot if my gear to get by. This Walrus amp sim will get me up and running as clubs will be opening uo soon, I hope….

  91. Rob W says:

    Would love to win this!

  92. Roa Y says:

    The giveaway happens on 14 february… talkin’ bout a Valentine gift!!! One thing for sure, Gearnews knows what kind of romance guitarists really like. Too bad that like in every good love story, there’s only one winner…

  93. Maurice Healy says:

    Yes please

  94. Simon Oxblod says:

    Yes! This is good!

  95. Peter says:

    The best pedal of 2021.

  96. Alphonso Mango says:

    Worth an email address, surely.

  97. Lipi says:

    That sounds great!Good luck for everyone!

  98. Sean says:

    Love the site, thanx for the raffle

  99. Norman says:

    What a lovely “Fullerton” tone it gives…

  100. Michele says:


  101. James Hunt says:

    Yes yes please

  102. Bob says:

    I’d sure enjoy this!

  103. Sebastian says:

    Great piece of gear!

  104. Andreas Hjelle says:


  105. André C. says:

    Excellent! I’m in!

  106. Lawrence says:

    Holy strawberries Batman! We’re gonna jam!

  107. Alejandro says:

    I have never win any raffle… could it be this the one!!!

  108. Paris says:

    Make my day please

  109. Nick says:

    I’ll gladly take the burden off your hands 😉

  110. Luke says:

    Count me in! 😉

  111. Calvin Lampert says:

    Always happy to participate in these,

  112. Thomas Henman says:

    I would love this pedal!

  113. Alexander says:

    Well, let’s give it a try!

  114. Peter Van der Beken says:

    Looks great.

  115. Good luck to everyone <3

  116. Robert Hussong says:

    Very excited to check this pedal out

  117. Chris says:

    Nice one!

  118. Roman says:

    WOW, two of my Dreamamps in one Pedal (the Fender Deluxe and the AC30) Awesome!!!

  119. Natsuko says:

    Awesome giveaway, love walrus pedals!

  120. Mark McKeever says:


  121. Jody Simkins says:

    I would be thrilled to put such a great pedal on my board. Good luck everyone.

  122. Hugo Rodrigues says:

    Great giveaway! It seams a very well thought pedal as all of the Mako Series.

  123. Tomi Vilenius says:

    I’m in.

  124. Euan says:

    Winning this would mako me very happy

  125. Laszlo Haffner says:

    It’s mine, back off!!!

  126. Art B says:

    I am the eggman, they are the eggmen
    I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob g’goo goo g’joob
    Goo goo a’joob g’goo goo g’joob, g’goo
    Joob! Joob! Joob!

  127. Hans Walthaus says:

    That sounds like fun

  128. Julien says:

    What a dreaaam

  129. Samuel Barnes says:

    Wowsers!?! This looks awesome.

  130. Victor says:

    It has long been time for me to get an amp simulator pedal and I have desiring this one. Sure would be sweet to win it.

  131. M says:

    [Want!] [ACS1] [Want!]

  132. Tim says:

    Would be a valentines gift to remember!

  133. Joost de Jong says:

    Ah yes! This would be the answer to my question how to combine fatherhood and late night sessions in a superb way. Count me in!

  134. Matthias Hüsken says:

    Cool giveaway! I’d definitely like to win it 🙂

  135. C. Kemp says:

    In it to win it!

  136. Finn says:

    With a baby in the house the headphone option can come in handy. Too bad they were out of stock in the local shop.

  137. TB says:

    hey ho!I would really need that stuff for my acoustic bass – would be a great add. thanks a bunch!

  138. Jay Bird says:

    Sign me up, Scotty!

  139. L says:

    That pedal looks gorgeous.

  140. Justin says:

    Wish me luck

  141. Jun says:

    This comment box should of been at the top of the 120 scroll down !!!! 😛

  142. Justin Newman says:

    That pedal looks sharp!

  143. Seven says:

    Would love to have it and make great sounds with it 🙂 Thank you!

  144. Kristof Vanderstappen says:


  145. V says:

    Great pedal! I’m ready to win.

  146. Alexander says:


  147. Aaron says:

    Looks good on that mustard yellow too.

  148. João says:

    Very cool prize, would love to do some music with it.

  149. James says:

    Is it as good as my 385 overdrive?

  150. Ab. says:

    That’s a fantastic giveaway (and I’m missing specifically this type of effect in my chain so… fingers crossed)

  151. Niko says:


  152. EMIL says:

    Looks very nice.

  153. Andrea Bratti says:

    I love love love it!!!

  154. matthew mahoney says:

    That’s a sweet combo of amps in one device!

  155. metoo says:

    My two cents

  156. Vladislav Muzychenko says:

    Welcome my sun!
    Welcome…. to the machine!

  157. Giannis Chondrogiannis says:

    Thank you for giving us the chance to win this! Have a nice day everyone!

  158. Darren Scarce says:

    I’ve been saving for this pedal for ages. Watched so many walk throughs and shoot outs with all the amp sim pedals, and to me this is the best. I can’t have an amp at home, too loud, so this will be perfect. I hope the person who needs it most, wins. Thanks for the chance.

  159. I’ve been saving for this pedal for ages. Watched so many walk throughs and shoot outs with all the amp sim pedals, and to me this is the best. I can’t have an amp at home, too loud, so this will be perfect. I hope the person who needs it most, wins. Thanks for the chance.

  160. Allen Huish says:

    Love your site

  161. Alexis Zamidis says:

    That’s great giveaway! Would love to jam with it!!

  162. Alexey says:

    I usually try to comment on Facebook for these, but this time there’s no post about it? Anyway, I’m in.

  163. Cuprous says:

    Looks pretty awesome! Thanks for the giveaway.

  164. Justin Gaw says:

    Please pick me! I got two kids and this would help a lot to play quiet at night! Very cool pedal

  165. Gerrit says:

    Had my eye on one of these for a while since its more pedal board friendly than my CAB-M. Would love to win it!

  166. Pete Lalonde says:

    Who doesn’t want a Walrus in their studio or house.

  167. Mustafa Icil says:

    I had my eyes on this pedal since a long time. Count me in too. Let’s see if my luck will help me this time.

  168. Arthur Neto says:

    This will make a nice addition to my poor man studio /,,/

  169. Christian says:


  170. Mathias N. Seger says:

    Sweet rock n roll mama!

  171. Keith Aitken says:

    Wow – I’d love to win this!

  172. Steve says:

    This looks great!

  173. David Switzer says:

    Woot ,thanks for the contest (and the content)!

  174. Alexandre says:

    This would be amazing.

  175. Micah DesJardins says:

    Amazing Pedal!

  176. constantino ons says:

    im the eggman cucurucuchú

  177. Nathan says:

    This would work perfectly for a home board setup. Hope that the comp is open worldwide.

  178. Kyle W says:

    Well, it doesn’t hurt to try…

  179. Jonathan Evans says:

    Hurt it doesn’t to try enter.

  180. JR says:

    Here goes nothing!

  181. Chiel says:

    Pick me pick me pick me pick me pick me pick me pick me pick me pick me pick me pick me pick me pick me pick me please!

  182. Peter Westaway says:

    The time has come the Walrus said,
    To talk of many treats
    Of simulated amps and cabs
    You turns on with yer feets.

    Of amplifier sims

  183. Matt Dixon says:


  184. JM says:

    Awsome 😊 and perfect timing…

  185. Julian says:

    Awsome and perfect timing 😊

  186. Alexey Ashikhmin says:

    Walrus ACS1 blowed my mind. The sound of this pedal is exceptional. I want to sold my tube amps and play through ACS1 only

  187. Vlad says:

    Cool pedal. Good luck to all!

  188. Mariusz says:

    Awesome! Thanks!

  189. David says:

    Yes Please!

  190. Tomi Vilenius says:

    I’m in!

  191. I’ve been playing guitar without an amp for 3 years now lol. Maybe I should do something about that.

  192. Manuel Fernández says:

    I am the walrus

  193. Erwin Goossen says:

    Really cool pedal. Love to win this for our guitar player

  194. Donald barcelo says:

    just what I’m missing for the moment

  195. Michal says:

    Would perfectly color match my yellow studio desk 👍

  196. Wesly Mooij says:

    Goo goo g’joob

  197. Wesly Mooij says:

    Goo goo g’joob

  198. Dado says:

    Yes Yes

  199. George Mav says:

    Sound’s great!! Roll the dice!

  200. Cyril says:

    Oh yeah I want it!!

  201. Valkata says:

    That’s a lot of comments, but it’s not like you get a chance to win free gear every day!

  202. Ivan O'Donoghue says:

    Great pedal. Good luck to all

  203. Pierre says:

    Oh dear, what a beautiful thing !

  204. Maximilian Kaufman says:

    Use the pedal to play guitar in your car

  205. Justin Newman says:


  206. Stefano says:

    Great pedal Warlus is one best stomp producer

  207. Adam says:

    Very cool!

    A walrus’s tusks can help determine it’s social status. He (or she) who is well-endowed will often find themselves near the top of the social hierarchy.


  208. Robert says:

    Me like pedal 😀

  209. Tomek G says:

    Me too

  210. Willie W. says:

    Looks and sounds like an awesome pedal! Sure would like one!

  211. Quentin says:

    Fantastic, I’m in!

  212. ilker isikyakar says:

    Simply outstanding!

  213. Douwe says:

    Damn, sign me up 🙂

  214. G. says:

    would love to go ampless form time to time, but with great tone anyway … this pedal from Walrus would be perfect!

  215. Micah DesJardins says:

    Good luck!

  216. Tanner says:

    Team Walrus. Team GearNews. Good luck everyone!

  217. Hans-Olav Molde says:

    The Walrus stuff looks so cool! And thanks Gearnews for being such a great site!

  218. Jody Simkins says:

    Walrus Audio pedals are aspirational gear. Would love to own one.

  219. Michael Perkins says:

    Love it, Thanks

  220. Judicael Tribillac says:

    Fingers crossed 😉

  221. Niall says:

    I enjoyed ASBMs “10 fun facts about walruses” comment.

  222. CZ says:

    I would love to be the walrus!

  223. Johan says:

    Fingers crossed!

  224. Paul Spiteri says:

    Thanks for making this prize available. Fingers crossed as this unit gets great reviews.

  225. mocan catalin says:

    “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.”
    ― Mick Jagger

  226. Shun Yanaura says:

    Must try!

  227. Lloyd Simmons says:

    In for what would be my second pedal.

  228. Georgescu says:

    Let’s win this.

  229. S. says:

    Have been eyeing it, love the sound! Thanks for the opportunity.

  230. Faint Brouhaha says:

    I’m in.

  231. Roger says:

    Beautiful pedal!

  232. My studio would love this one!!

  233. Bart Rijnink says:

    My friends have always called me ‘the Raffler’ and I had no idea why but now it comes in handy ‘cause I can post this message.

  234. Alfonrock says:


  235. Jake says:

    Oh man I almost missed this! I’d love to give a proper amp sim a go, seems so ideal for recording.

  236. Francois says:

    The perfect amp sim pedal I need.

  237. Mariusz says:


  238. Piotrrr says:

    Holy moly! Hope to be the one 🙂

    Greetings from Warsaw everyone!

  239. Andrealentullo says:

    Good for my wurly!

  240. I’ve heard Walruses have beautiful singing voices, but there’s only one way to verify this! Flippers crossed join the Walrus club 😀

  241. Rio Dolmetsch says:

    I love this pedal so much, I’ve always wanted to be a walrus.

  242. Andrew Nabuco says:

    Please smile upon me pedal gods!!!

  243. Razvan Lazea-Postelnicu says:

    Hope the pedal finds a good home 🙂

  244. Fabio Gervasoni says:

    My mate Danny bought one of these, made me so jealous!

  245. Matthew Alani says:

    I’m in it to win it

  246. Evaorganism says:


  247. Rolf Hughes says:

    Three classic amps in a box this size – what’s not to like?! Slapping my clappy flippers to make Walrus Audio echo across the waves!

  248. Matt says:

    My journey leads to Fullerton, London and Dartford

  249. GEORGIOS Charalampidis says:

    Great pedal,as always

  250. Vladislav Muzychenko says:

    How many commentaries here… Wow
    I think i know why))

  251. Michael Haire says:

    Love it! I’ve played with one of these and the tones are incredible. Would love to own one someday.

  252. Martin says:

    Another great pedal from walrus. What a great job , good luck to everyone!

  253. Iain says:

    Very nice pedal, sounds good.

  254. Walter says:

    Well, here I am!!!

  255. Alan says:

    Sounds interesting…

  256. Bob Bronow says:

    Could be just what I’ve been looking for!

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