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.
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)
Check out the Maiden on "That Pedal Show":
...also in the "Slide Guitar with Ariel Posen" episode:
Maiden plus other Kingsley pedals into the Seymour Duncan PowerStage 700 power amplifier: