Acorn Amplifiers unveils the Peavey Decade-inspired Solid State preamp pedal, based on Josh Homme's "secret weapon" amp

Acorn Amplifiers Solid State
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Atlantan effects pedal builder Acorn Amplifiers has unveiled the Solid State – an amp/preamp pedal inspired by the Peavey Decade practice amp, which was recently revealed to be the secret behind Josh Homme’s Queens of the Stone Age tone.

Since Homme dropped the unexpected gear bombshell while in conversation on Apple TV’s Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson, a number of pedal builders have sought to put Peavey’s practice amp tones into a pedal – most notably Ten Years is a Decade, which built St. Vincent her own Peavey pedal.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.