Acorn Amplifiers unveils slimmed-down Solid State preamp pedal, the company's latest take on Josh Homme's "secret weapon" Peavey Decade amp

Acorn's Solid State preamp pedal
(Image credit: Acorn Amplifiers)

Back in 2021, Queens of the Stone Age frontman and electric guitar player Josh Homme shook the gear world when he revealed that, of all things, the Peavey Decade practice amp was responsible for the menacing hard-rock tones of many of his band's best-known songs.

The revelation sent prices of the humble beginner's favorite skyrocketing, and even inspired St. Vincent to ask one of her techs to build a pedal based around the Decade circuit.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.