The Lightning Boy II is modular in design, both inside and out. There is an 1/8" jack on the heel side of the pedal for connecting an LBA Sidecar Module (Gen II). At the same time as the LBII is released, we're going to also be releasing the CH2 Sidecar Module, which turns the simple 1 knob LBII into a 5 knob dual stomp multi-channel instrument preamp. The CH2 is a two channel box with gain and treble controls. The LBII normally has a fixed amount of gain with a master volume control. The CH2 allows one to manipulate the gain of the LB2, but also gives you two separate foot switchable channels. Each channel has a super cool treble boost knob, a unique design of my own. The boost utilizes a custom Cinemag inductor. The LB2's vacuum tube literally powers the EQ boost circuit. The CH2 is a $149 option.
International buyers rejoice! I developed an international power supply that works everywhere in the world. From the USA to Australia, to South America or Asia, it works everywhere. There's a side switch on the PSU to select the operating voltage. It works from 110-240V AC and 50-60Hz. Buyer supplies their own IEC power cord to connect it to the wall power in your country. For North America and Japan customers, we have a budget wall adapter which can be used instead, but the LBA PSU is superior in 3 ways. The LBA PSU is not just internationally flexible, but it also outputs less noise than the wall wart due to its improved power regulation from its toroidal transformer, fully shielded case, shielded twisted pair 12V wire, and onboard power conditioning. The LBA PSU outputs exactly 12.6v AC at 800mA, which is ideal for the Lightning Boy II. The budget wall wart adapter outputs 15.3v AC at 1A, which is high for the LBII, but works fine. 15.3v will run the tube filaments at 14 volts internally, shortening the tube life to about 7000hrs. The LBA PSU runs the tube filaments at 11.3v, or under the 12.6v spec, which increases the tube life to about 20,000hrs. The internal B+ of the Lightning Boy II is 115v with the wall wart, or 100v with the LBA PSU. The difference in sound is not a lot, but noticeable. The distortion is sexier sounding (and there's more) with the LBA PSU. There is more headroom with the wall wart, but a tad less distortion and a tad bit more noise. The wall wart is a $15 option. The LBA PSU is $39.