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Cicognani Triple Decker 3-ch MIDI Guitar preamp + OD/Dist

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TRIPLE DECKER is an overdrive, evolution of the famous Double Decker. Our goal is to offer the best sounds in a compact format and size. The great experience and knowledge of Guglielmo (The Guru) decide to create not a simple “re-edition” of that fantastic “Overdrive” but an improved and more complete evolution.

Today TRIPLE DECKER maintains the same principles of Double Decker while offering even greater performance. It is inspired to the Plexi overdriven sounds and offers: Three Channels + Boost and Mute in a compact pedal size. It’s fully analog sound and is “easy to use” thanks to the internal “midi relay switcher” which allows you to recall and store some important functions. You can store on your favourite presets: 3 Channel, 3 Boost (one for each Channel) and the Mute.

TRIPLE DECKER can be used as a Pedal by connecting it to the amp-head input, or as “Preamp” connecting it to the final power amplifiers. You can also use it without amplifier, simply connecting the “Rec/Out” output to mixer or external recording devices.

- 3 Channels + solo in pedal or preamp mode; 3 Channels + solo in “Rec. out” mode.

- Extreme Audio Quality: great linearity of the signal designed with a a new valve preamplifier combined with a professional hi-Z IC. The sound has excellent benefit.

- It’s equipped with midi switcher controller and may be possible to store: Ch1, Ch1+Solo; Ch2, Ch2+Solo, Ch3, Ch3+Solo; Mute

- TRIPLE DECKER has increased the gain stages on Channel 2 in order to offer distortion typical of the best tube amplifiers with surprising dynamics. The choice to use a higher number of stages was chosen not to have greater gain but to get a greater wall of sound and better headroom.


- PEDAL: If you choose the “PEDAL” mode, your setting is designed to use TRIPLE DECKER at the input of an amplifier head where the “Clean” channel must be played by the amp. In this way the Ch1 becomes Bypass. The Ch1 Volume control will be at 0db when the knob indicator indicates 12 o’clock. The Ch1/Ch2 tone control is excluded with the knob indices 12 o’clock.
In Pedal mode, the Recording Out will automatically create the “Clean” channel in order to ensure complete and correct sounds to be sent to a recording unit, mixer or external device. Like all overdrive pedals designed to be connected to the input of an amplifier head, the output level is moderate.
- PREAMPLIFIER: If you choose this configuration it’s because you want to connect TRIPLE DECKER as a real preamp and so you can connect it directly to power amplifiers or on the “return” of amp heads. The Ch1 will become your Clean channel and the channel volumes will be able to drive even big final amplifiers because over 2Vpp of signal can be reached on the output.
In Preamplifier mode, the Recording Out will using your “Clean” channel setting in order to guarantee your custom sounds.

ATTENTION! If we connect the TRIPLE DECKER with pedal mode and press the “Preamp” button it will be normal to have a large increase in the output signal. This will certainly involve using the three channels and not 2Ch + bypass but…pay attention to the volume level of your amp.


  • Power In - 9 to 12VDC (Negative Tip)
  • Consumption - From 500 to Max 700mA
  • S/N Ratio - 58db
  • Max Gain - 99db
  • Boost - 0 to +6db
  • Input Impedance - <1M Ohm
  • Output Impedance - <100K Ohm
  • Send Impedance - <100K Ohm
  • Return Impedance - <100K Ohm
  • Rec Out Impedance - <47K Ohm
  • Serial Loop FX - 0db
  • Send Level - -4db
  • Max Return Signal - 1Vpp
  • Max Rec Out Signal - 0.6Vpp
  • Estimated Tube Life - Up to 3000 hours
  • Weight - 0.7Kg (1.5 lbs)
  • Dimensions - 220 x 130 x 50mm (8.6" x 5.1" x 1.96")
  • Connections: Main Power (DC 2.1mm)
  • Input Guitar (Jack mono 6.3mm)
  • Output to amp (Jack mono 6.3mm)
  • Send-Return-Rec Out (Jack mono 6.3mm)
  • Bypass Function: To CH1 (PEDAL mode)
  • Level: 0db at 12 o'clock Volume
  • Controls CH2: Max Gain (70db) Volume (+10db)
  • Tone Stack CH1/CH2:
  • Treble (6500Hz +/- 10db)
  • Middle (820Hz +/- 8db)
  • Bass (110Hz +/- 8db)
  • Controls CH3: 1/2 12AU7B Max Gain CH3 (100db) Volume (+10db)
  • Tone Stack CH3:
  • Treble (6500Hz +/- 10db)
  • Middle (820Hz +/- 8db)
  • Bass (110Hz +/- 8db)
  • Control Boost: Level (0/+6db)
  • Linearity (Full Range - post FX)
  • Rec Out Emulator - SM57 - 4X12" V30 SPK