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Cicognani Engineering Speciale DD 1959 Analog Tube Overdrive

Cicognani Engineering Speciale DD 1959 Analog Tube Overdrive

Brand: Cicognani Engineering

Regular price £282.00 GBP | Inc.VAT: £338.40 GBP
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Excellent new Tube Overdrive pedal – designed and built in Italy by Guglielmo Cicognani, the designer of the original Gurus Echosex 2 pedal and Gurus Amps.

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We liked the the criminally under-rated Gurus 1959 Double Decker pedal a lot so this reboot and update from the original source is very welcome. Read Tony's original post about the Double Decker for more about why we rate this pedal. There's a demo there as well - demos of this new version coming soon...

From Cicognani Engineering:

The SPECIALE DD1959 is an evolution of “Double Decker” project which is inspired by the legendary British tone of 1959. The two channels offer edge to super lead sounds (from blues to hard rock). SPECIALE DD1959 can be used with an amp or as a DAW where thanks to the new update a clean channel has now been added. In this mode we have three channels + solo.

The two overdrive channels integrate the gain and volume controls and a complete tone stack built in low impedance technology to better sculpt your sound.

The “Boost” is post effects loop in order to allow better functionality.

The FX loop is equipped with an analogue mixer in order to be able to adjust from series to parallel and in the case of parallel use from dry to wet.

The “Rec.out”, was designed in analog mode as it better preserves the sound details of the speaker simulator. (Sm57 in front of a V30 speaker in 2×12 “ Cab.)

When I designed Double Decker in 2015, I had in mind the sound I wanted to produce but the desire to do better and better convinced me to create an even more complete evolution of product while maintaining compact dimensions. The performance has improved thanks to an even better use of components and the redesign of many stages. Ch2 today has an “extra gain stage” that is useful for creating a sound richer in detail and dynamics. This allows you to range from a great rhythmic sound to a soloist. If we increase the gain level, enter the slight compression that helps us to play shredding.

This pedal requires a 12V centre negative power supply (not included).

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