Lightning Boy Audio Bolt Bender
Lightning Boy Audio Bolt Bender

EQ/Enhancer/Booster for Guitar

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Lightning Boy Audio “Bolt Bender” Tube EQ

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Lightning Boy Audio (LBA) recently announced the latest addition to its pedal FX line, the “Bolt Bender”, Tube EQ.

“Bolt Bender” features a passive Baxandall EQ circuit with bass and treble controls.  The 4 paper in oil capacitors include a Lightning Boy Audio signature handmade “Thunder Cap”, and are driven by a NOS 12AU7 tube. 


For those looking for more EQ options, “Bolt Bender” is expandable with the addition of a LBA “Sidecar Controller”. By connecting an optional controller, a variety of different EQ circuits can be accessed. (Optional Sidecar is not necessary for normal operation)


The first LBA “Sidecar Controller” to be released at the same time as “Bolt Bender” is the “MikeyQ”. This three band inductor based passive EQ controller is subtractive only.  The controls include; volume, high, low, and mid cut, mid Q (bandwidth) and a two-way mid frequency selector. Each Sidecar module ships with a connector cable built with Mogami microphone cable and Neutrick 1/4" TRS connectors.


Pricing & Availability:

“Bolt Bender” is available for $249.00 (US) and “MickeyQ” for $89.00 (US) through the Lightning Boy Audio online store (

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