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I'm very excited to bring this pedal to the community. Forever, the original Way Huge Aqua-Puss has been on John Mayer's board and continues to be on his boards. Before the 2010 flood in Nashville, Brad Paisley rocked the original Aqua-Puss as well. FINALLY we can add this pedal circuit to our pedalboard. Attached is a video that shows the difference of the Mk1 vs the Mk2. Some of my notes compared to a Mk2:

  • Repeats are "warmer" (less treble-ly)

  • Repeats are longer

  • A lot more bottom end preserved in the mix

    • The Mk2 always sounded sterile to me.. The Mk1 is way better at preserving the original signal​

  • Overall, this analog delay adds slapback without sterilizing the original signal. (A++)

I've carefully selected parts that are equal to the original Mk1. All capacitors are the same type as the original (film, ceramic, etc) but with tighter tolerance. This does not change the tone at all but ensures consistency for every build I make. I barely have to calibrate the circuit because the components are so tight to the calculated values. Real XVive MN3005 and I have a pile of NOS ('93) NE570N Philips compandors to use until I run out. AGUA-PALS because Agua = Water (Spanish) and Pals = More than one & SLAP spelled backwards :-)

One of my customers compared his real Mk1 to my clone and left the following review:
"Great clone! Sounds exceptionally close to my original aqua puss... way closer than the Mkii does!

October 24, 2017 by John D."

I retrofitted the Mk1 cloned circuit into a Mk2 enclosure. To make it also bomb proof, I hot glued down the board so there is zero movement from the circuit board making this absolutely gig worthy. The stomp button is painted black and will likely flake off eventually. Because of the retrofit, the use of a battery is disabled. Happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Each of these pedals takes me ~3 hours to build, silkscreen, and assemble by hand. Feel free to reach out with any questions. I attached a picture of the parts I selected to go into this build. The YouTube video is of my Mk1 clone compared to the Mk2. 

Happy to ship to other countries on a case-by-case basis. Message me and we can work something out.

For more on my pedals and rundowns of rigs, check out my site

ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • The Tone Geek
  • Original Aqua Puss Mk1 Clone
  • 2017
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  • United States

The Tone Geek

Collinsville, CT, United States
Joined Reverb:2017

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