Gurus Doubledecker MkII

A two-in-one overdrive that offers a wealth of options.

Designed between 2012 and 2014, and released in late 2015, The 1959 Doubledecker along with the Echosex 2°, were our flagship products. Our goal was to make a pedal that sounds like an amp, in term of dynamics, velocity, and harmonic content. The result is the latest iteration of the Doubledecker.


-Tube Preamp working at high voltage 150/300V

-Two independent channels (that can be used together)

-New tone stack made of Tone and Presence control

-Two separate on/off Footswitches

-True Bypass assisted by golden pin relays

-"Jose" Clipping mode switches on both channels

-4 input/output connectors

-Up to 10 different sounds.

-Small size: 3.5"x5"

-Size: the new enclosure make it one of the smallest double pedals on the market, considering it's a Tube powered pedal.. only 3,5" x 5"!!

-Connections: the smart double connections set, lets you use it as a standard pedal with one main input and one main output, or split to two separate pedals to be used into two different loops of your looper/switcher.. or even to invert the order of the channels chain for infinite boosting options.

-Switching: Now you have only 2 footswitches to handle, but the two channels can be stacked together and boost each other. Thanks to the Clipping option switch, plus the 4 controls of each channels, you can obtain a huge palette of colors for your tone, up to 10 different combinations.

-Engineering: It has been very hard work to design this innovative pedal, trying to make it sound like a real overdriven amplifier. We used a different approach from all other well known circuits that mimic the "Marshall Tone". We started from an Hi-Voltage (150-300Volts) Tube preamp section, assisted by our secret weapon Op-Amp to tailor the tone. The rich harmonic content, the dynamic and touch response, the velocity and richness of details is typical of a real tube amp pushed to its max. Plus we worked with some Artists who had the luck to have their amps modded by the famous Jose Arredondo., the popular "Jose Mod" used by big pro like EVH, Steve Vai, Doug Aldrich, Peter Frampton, Metallica, George Lynch and many, many others. We wanted to pay Jose a little tribute by adding two different Clipping sections to fine tune the sound when using the channels as two independent pedals, make everything easy to play and sounding great.

-Clipping: The two channels together sounds incredible without any clipping, however we wanted to give you options, we made two different clipping sections for the two channels, in order to expand the combinations for virtually infinite possibility: Germanium NOS Diodes for Floor1 channel, very suitable for all the soft OD stuff and mimic to perfection the behavior of a tube amp on the edge of clipping, LED diodes for the Floor2 in Symmetrical configuration for the smoothest, complex, and compressed amazing lead tone.

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Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. This month we’ll continue with our relic’ing project, taking a closer look at the front side of the neck and treating the fretboard and the headstock. We’ll work on the front side of the headstock in the next part, but first we must prepare it.

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• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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