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Mateus Asato teams up with Jackson Audio for hugely versatile El Guapo Signature Overdrive/Distortion

Jackson Audio has collaborated with Mateus Asato on the El Guapo Overdrive/Distortion
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We’ve reported on plenty of Mateus Asato news lately, including his rumored new solo album and recent jam with Brazilian metal legends Oficina G3. Now, the ever-busy Instagram fave has collaborated with Jackson Audio on a new drive pedal, the El Guapo Overdrive/Distortion.

Promising Asato’s signature “soulful overdrive and liquid high-gain tones,” the El Guapo was designed as a Marshall-in-a-box, with a high-gain distortion circuit based on the famed Marshall JCM800 amp and a Plexi-like overdrive channel.

These vintage stylings are complemented by Jackson Audio's modern-day control features including four clipping diode styles (Vintage Marshall, Classic Screamer, Asymmetric, Symmetrical) for both circuits, an active three-band parametric EQ based on the Baxandall EQ, and full MIDI control over all of the pedal’s parameters.

Additionally, a Gain Cycle circuit allows for instant gain adjustment by taking the gain knob setting and “dividing” it into four equal parts, making them instantly accessible as steps to cycle through by pressing both footswitches simultaneously.

The El Guapo is available for $349. To pick one up, head to Jackson Audio.