EffectsBay just published a testimonial from one of their subscribers and its all about the Thunder Knob. You can check it out here.
"Got that wonderful little box. Giddy, I opened the box, pulled out the new Lightning Boy [pedal], and hastily put it in my pedal line, (without thought, I might add). This thing cranks!!! I was leery of plugging my 5 string in. But I did…….the ground shook, and I actually felt wave pressure from the 15″ driver. Really cool accentuating the Corona Chorus pedal. The MXR compressor in front, really gives a nice weird distortion."
Lightning Boy Audio will be making our first public appearance (trade show) this coming weekend in Brooklyn, NY for the Stompbox Exhibit at Main Drag Music. Its free to attend, but you'll need to RSVP here.
I'm sending Jon off to represent LBA for the weekend. People are encouraged to bring a guitar to plug in with. Headphones will be provided by the event. All the pedals are run into amp simulators. We will have a pedal board with our Op-2 Comp, the stock Thunder Knob, and the premium version of the Thunder Knob. The Thunder Knob will also be featured on a mixed A/B board. That particular board features overdrive pedals from a variety of manufacturers. There will also be an isolation room with guitar amplifiers so you can plug either of our pedals directly into a real amp.
If you're in the greater NYC area, please stop out this weekend to experience the Lightning Boy sound first hand. More information on the event can be found here: http://pedals.thedelimagazine.com/brooklyn-stompbox-exhibit-2017/
Well, we ran out of Op-2 Comp cases. Not entirely a bad thing IMO. The only bad thing about that is on my end. Its expensive making more of them. Don't worry though, work is under way. I have received a number of requests/inquiries about the Op-2 lately. It has been regretfully unavailable for the past couple weeks due to our lack of Op-2 pedal cases. They are very expensive to produce and really can only be slightly economical when ordering in mass quantities. Blank cases have been ordered and the machine shop has been informed of our intentions. We are hoping to have Op-2 Comp pedals ready to ship by September 15th. I will update with a future blog post if anything changes. We are on track though. Thank you for your patience. Much love!
That's right. We're making our public trade show debut in NYC on September 9-10th for the Stompbox Exhibit (information here). To be honest, its a fairly small event when compared to conventions like AES, and NAMM. Nevertheless, we're really looking forward to this! Jon will be representing LBA for the event and he'll have with him a few of our new Thunder Knob pedals, along with an Op-2 Comp. If you're in the area around then, please stop by with (or without) your guitar and plug in for a first hand experience of the Lightning Boy sound!
It has been a time of top secret hush hush as I worked over the past couple months to develop what is probably the greatest FX pedal design I've mustered to date. From an electrical engineering standpoint, its pretty advanced. From a musician standpoint, well I'll let you be the judge of that. I give to you one of my proudest achievements, Thunder Knob!
For all orders in the USA, shipping is now free. Its not a sale or a limited time thing. This is something I plan to keep as a permanent fixture. Dig around the store section of this site. New lower price on the Flux Bender, thanks to the new revision A. Here's the new demo of that if you haven't seen it already:
Lower price on the Op-2 Comp "BLEM." Just $299 USD + Free Shipping while supplies last. We only have 2 of the blemished models left, so don't snooze on this deal!
This past Monday I started labeling the LBII pedals (inside cover) as Revision A. I'll list out the updates below:
Anyone who purchased an LBII pedal before May 15, 2017 can have their pedal updated to Revision A for $10. Owner is responsible for round trip shipping charges to LBA. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an update to your pedal.
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Mike Congilosi II, Inventor/Engineer