I've been a huge fan of Walrus for years now... (this is actually my 10th walrus pedal). So when I was finishing up my Walrus board, I had to decide... finish my signal chain with my iridium? or give the ACS1 a try? And boy am I glad I did! They just KEEP delivering. One of the more compelling features I found with this pedal (over the iridium) is the ability to boost. This allowed me to drop my boost pedal from my board and add something a little more experimental.
I also love the fact that I can plug in my headphones and get amazing tone late at night (I have a 1 year old, so this was huge). The only downside I've experienced so far, is I wish the overall gain had a little more grit/drive to it. However, I haven't used this in my DAW or in a live setting yet, so I know there's plenty of experimentation to try.
Hey Jesse, Thank you for the kind words. We worked hard on this Amplifier and Cabinet in a box! Glad it is doing you some good. It does us good to know you are good! - Walrus Audio