A simple, yet effective tone enhancer, preamplifier and booster, with a NOS black glass germanium OC transistor (Phillips/Mullard) at its heart, the Gold Class is one of AA’s most popular selling pedal.
“Most of the Early AA pedals were associated with , heavy metal or punk distortion, but for a long time, id been lusting for a glassy clean/not clean/verge of breakup tone.” – JC
Early prototype/pre-produciton (3)
“after testing on various gear, from budget to high end…i knew i had struck gold, and begun to hoard as many of these transistors as i could get my hands on. unfortunately they are becoming harder and harder to come by… ” – JC
The release of the Gold Class also coincided with AA securing distribution throughout Japan…
GOLD CLASS “BLACK/HOT” EDITION
A limited run with hotter spec NOS black Glass transistor.
These Black/Hot edition Gold Class were only offered to the AA facebook group due to a tragic and unforseen personal circumstance. Thankyou to everyone who purchased one, as all funds were able to be put towards allowing a group of close long time friends to say good bye and celebrate the life of a loved one. RIP J.B 1982- 2017