Lightning Boy Audio Introduces the 'Bolt Bender,' Tube EQ

Published 8 years ago on December 24, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Lightning Boy Audio Introduces the 'Bolt Bender,' TubeEQ -

Lightning Boy Audio (LBA) recently announced the latestaddition to its pedal FX line, the 'Bolt Bender,' Tube EQ.

'Bolt Bender' is the ultimate in transparent equalization forelectric instruments.  It features a passive Baxandall EQcircuit with bass and treble controls.  The 4 paper in oilcapacitors include a Lightning Boy Audio signature handmade"Thunder Cap", and are driven by a NOS 12AU7 tube for the mostorganic sounding equalization ever offered in an instrument FXpedal.

For those looking for even more EQ options, 'Bolt Bender' isexpandable with the addition of a LBA 'Sidecar Controller.' Byconnecting an optional controller, a variety of different EQcircuits can be accessed, turning "Bolt Bender" into a completepowerhouse of tonal manipulation. (Optional Sidecar is notnecessary for normal operation)

The first LBA 'Sidecar Controller' to be released at the sametime as 'Bolt Bender' is the 'MikeyQ.' This three band inductorbased passive EQ controller is very unique in that it issubtractive only; quite a different approach to equalization thanwhat is currently available in other EQs.  The controlsinclude; volume, high, low, and mid cut, mid Q (bandwidth) and atwo-way mid frequency selector. Through the use of inductors andpaper in oil capacitors, 'MikeyQ' delivers ultra-transparentmastering-grade equalization with very low signal loss. EachSidecar module ships with a connector cable built with Mogamimicrophone cable and Neutrick 1/4 TRS connectors.


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