Maiden

arrow New V2 Overview

The Maiden V2 is now shipping. All of the original features of the V1 Maiden (see below) are still included. New features include the addition of a second footswitch for accessing either the mid boost, the EQ lift boost function, or both. 

The Maiden is a tube preamplifier in a pedal format. It is suitable for running directly into a power amplifier, running into the effects return of an amplifier’s effects loop, recording direct when combined with a cabinet/power amp simulator or for use as a booster/second clean sound when plugged into the front end of another guitar amplifier.

There are two models available: the Maiden BF, inspired by the classic Fender blackface design and the Maiden D, based on the clean channel of a Dumble ODS type amplifier. These preamplifiers are primarily about clean tones but can also be set for edge of breakup sounds.

The single Tungsol 12ax7 runs at high voltage for a full, rich and dynamic tube sound. The 9VDC power supply (provided) is converted to both 6VDC for the tube heaters and 275VDC for the tube plates.

arrow V2 Features

The Maiden V2 features controls for Volume, Master, Treble, Middle, Bass and EQ Lift, as well as a 3-way bright switch, a mid boost switch and an EQ Lift Boost footswitch.

New V2 Features include:

A second footswitch is incuded in the same size enclosure, giving the option of accessing two features of the circuit by footswitch:

- EQ Lift Boost. Lifting the EQ results in a large volume boost and a general fattening of the tone. The amount of volume lift and tone fattening is set by the EQ Lift pot. This feature was available on the V1, but only with the addition of the external EQ Lift Boost pedal (sold separatley).

- Mid Boost. On the V1 Maiden the mid boost was activated with a push-pull pot switch. On the V2 this is replaced with a 3-way mini switch. In position 1 the mid boost is off. In position 2 the mid boost becomes footswitchable with the second footswitch. In position 3 the mid boost is on (regardless of the second footswitch status).

This second footswitch can be used to select either the Mid Boost or the EQ Lift Boost or it can access both features at once. If the user wants to use the footswitch for Mid Boost only, set the Mid Boost mini switch to position 2 and turn the EQ Lift pot to zero. To access the EQ Lift Boost alone (with the mid boost turned off), set the Mid Boost mini switch to position 1 and turn the EQ Lift pot to the desired boost amount. To access both the EQ Lift with the Mid Boost already on, set the Mid Boost mini switch to position 3. To access the Mid Boost and EQ Lift at the same time, set the Mid Boost mini switch to position 2 and set the EQ Lift pot to the desired boost amount.

Measurements: 3 7/8” wide x 4 ¾” deep x 2.56" tall

Power requirements: 9VDC @ 500mA, center negative, 2.1mm jack

Weight: 1.27 lbs (575g)

arrow V1 Overview

 

The Maiden is a tube preamplifier in a pedal format. It is suitable for running directly into a power amplifier, running into the effects return of an amplifier’s effects loop, recording direct when combined with a cabinet/power amp simulator or for use as a booster/second clean sound when plugged into the front end of another guitar amplifier.

There are two models available: the Maiden BF, inspired by the classic Fender blackface design and the Maiden D, based on the clean channel of a Dumble ODS type amplifier. These preamplifiers are primarily about clean tones but can also be set for edge of breakup sounds.

The single Tungsol 12ax7 runs at high voltage for a full, rich and dynamic tube sound. The 9VDC power supply (provided) is converted to both 6.3VDC for the tube heaters and 250VDC for the tube plates.

 

arrow V1 Features

 

The Maiden features controls for Volume, Master, Treble, Middle and Bass, as well as a 3-way bright switch (labeled Mode). In addition, pulling up the Midrange pot activates a mid boost.

Measurements: 3 7/8” wide x 4 ¾” deep x 2.56" tall

Power requirements: 9VDC @ 500mA, center negative, 2.1mm jack

Weight: 1.27 lbs (575g)

 

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