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Tubesteader Releases the Lightkeeper V2

Tubesteader Releases the Lightkeeper V2

Tubesteader introduces a new compact version of the Lightkeeper, an all-tube preamp based on the clean channel of the Dumble ODS "HighPlate" design.

Featuring a 12AX7 vacuum tube, this preamp is all about bright clarity and articulation. Its got a vintage Fender vibe but with tighter bass and more prominent mids, thanks to the Dumble-refined tone stack, which takes a classic Fender circuit to the next level. In addition to a familiar array of control knobs – Gain, Volume, Treble, Mid, and Bass – the Lightkeeper features a pair of three-way Deep and Boost toggle switches, offering a wide range of tone tweaking. When set in the middle position, they can also be controlled by the on-board or external footswitch.

The Lightkeeper requires 12VDC@350mA, which is boosted inside the pedal up to 280VDC for optimal performance of the 12AX7 vacuum tube.

The Lightkeeper V2 street price is $279. It is available at select retailers and can also be purchased directly from the Tubesteader online store.

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