The Trimode™ tube distortion takes you from slight overdrive to full-on distortion. Think Mesa-Boogie in a pedal and switch instantly from rhythm to lead.Classic-V9
The Tonebone Classic-V9™ is an ultra-responsive distortion pedal that lets you precisely adjust and focus the intensity of the distortion to suit your playing style and develop your own musical voice.Hollywood
The Hollywood is a dual-mode distortion that delivers everything from slight overdrive to super-saturated solos. Think of it as a solid state version of the famous Tonebone Classic.Plexitube
The Plexitube™ delivers five generations of Marshall in a box. Triple gain stage delivers fat, harmonically rich tones that let you switch from rhythm to lead.Hot-British V9
The Hot-British V9™ is an updated solid-state version of the venerable Tonebone Hot British™ tube distortion pedal.London
The London is a super compact Marshall in a box. Features super rich, fat tones and dual-mode operation to seamlessly switch between rhythm and lead for soloing.Texas-Pro
The Texas-Pro is a compact but extremely powerful dual-function pedal, providing a versatile overdrive circuit as well as a high output signal booster.Regency
The Regency™ is a new type of pedal designed specifically to pre-emphasize the gain stage of today's high gain amps.North-Star
The North-Star™ is both an overdrive and a high-output power booster combined in one versatile and compact pedal.
The Vienna Chorus™ is vintage bucket-brigade chorus that delivers old-school analog tone. Dual-mode controls lets you switch from slow to fast choral effects like a Leslie.Vocoloco
The Voco-Loco™ is a foot-controlled effects loop that enables the lead vocalist, sax or trumpet player to incorporate guitar effects pedals into the signal path, just like an electric guitarist adds effects for soloing.MIX-BLENDER
The Mix-Blender™ is a multi-function pedal that lets you mix two instruments or effects together and then send the combined signal through a mixer-style effects loop for processing.
The Switchbone V2™ may well be the ultimate ABY/C guitar amp switcher. This device lets you switch and combine up to three guitar amplifiers without introducing distortion, switching noise or hum into the signal path.Loopbone
The Loopbone™ is a high-performance effects-loop switcher that enables the guitarist to insert, remove and combine pedals via two independent signal chainsHeadbone
The Headbone™ is a specially designed switching device that lets you toggle between two different guitar amplifier heads using a single speaker cabinet.Twin-City
The Twin-City™ is a class-A ABY switcher with Drag Control that delivers your guitar tone without introducing harsh sounding artifacts. Ground isolated to eliminate hum and buzz from gournd loops.MIX-BLENDER
The Mix-Blender™ is a multi-function pedal that lets you mix two instruments or effects together and then send the combined signal through a mixer-style effects loop for processing.Cabbone
The Cabbone™ lets you switch between two speaker cabinets using a single amplifier head. You will not believe how changing the cabinet can affect your tone!BigShot ABY
The Radial BigShot ABY™ is a compact ABY switcher that enables you to either switch between two amplifiers or combine the signal when you want both amps to play at the same time.BigShot EFX
The BigShot EFX™ is a true-bypass effects loop switcher that lets you set up two separate effects loops and insert them into your pedal chain at will.BigShot IO
The Radial BigShot i/o™ is an easy to use instrument selector that lets you quickly transition between any two instruments and send out the output signal to your amp.BigShot SW2
The BigShot SW2™ is a two channel universal remote control that can be used to replace the two amplifier foot switches and combine their main functions with a single pedal.PZ-Select
The Tonebone PZ-Select™ is a unique pedal designed to work with today's new breed of electric guitars and basses that employ both magnetic and piezo pickups.Twinline
The Radial Twinline™ is a unique device that enables a guitarist to share effects pedals between two amps when using the amplifiers' built-in (rear-panel) effects loops.Headlight
The Headlight™ is a unity gain guitar amp selector designed to easily integrate on a pedalboard and allow the artist to seamlessly switch between as many as four amps using a single footswitch.BigShot MIX
The BigShot MIX is an innovative pedal that lets you blend the original sound of your instrument with your effects pedals just like a studio mixer.
- PREAMPS & BUFFERSPZ-Pre
The PZ-Pre™ is a power-packed preamp that lets you switch between two acoustic instruments and feed the PA with a built-in Radial direct box. Piezo optimized for orchestral instruments.PZ-Deluxe™
The PZ-Deluxe™ is a studio quality instrument preamp that jam-packs a full array of features into a compact pedal for live stage use. Ideal for all acoustic instruments.Bassbone OD
The Bassbone OD™ is a bass preamp with two instrument input channels, each of which is fully equipped with a level control, super powerful passive-interactive EQ and a low frequency filter to help eliminate resonance.PZ-Select
The Tonebone PZ-Select™ is a unique pedal designed to work with today's new breed of electric guitars and basses that employ both magnetic and piezo pickups.Dragster
The Dragster™ is a super-compact load correction device that lets you adjust the load on your electric guitar pickup to make your instrument sound natural in the PA or when recording.Bassbone V2
The Bassbone V2™ is a power-packed bass preamp that combines on-stage efficiency, amazing tonal control and superb audio performance in a compact box. This makes it the ideal front end for both live and studio recording.ELEVATOR
The Elevator™ is a unique class-A multi-level power booster and buffer that provides the guitarist with a degree of customization to better match their playing style.BigShot PB1
The BigShot PB1™ is an ultra clean 100% discrete class-A power booster with Drag Control load correction and switchable mid-range boost. Likely the best power booster ever made.Stagebug SB-15
The Radial Stage Bug SB-15™ High Performance Signal Buffer lets you drive guitar pedals without added noise and also powers 15V Tonebone pedals.SHOTGUN
The Shotgun™ is a compact guitar-level signal buffer designed to drive up to four amplifiers simultaneously and fit nicely on any pedalboard.MIX-BLENDER
The Mix-Blender™ is a multi-function pedal that lets you mix two instruments or effects together and then send the combined signal through a mixer-style effects loop for processing.BUMPER
The Bumper™ is a unity gain instrument selector that lets you connect up to four instruments and progressively advance through each input using a sequential footswitch.Switchbone V2
The Switchbone V2™ may well be the ultimate ABY/C guitar amp switcher. This device lets you switch and combine up to three guitar amplifiers without introducing distortion, switching noise or hum into the signal path.JDX Direct-Drive
The Radial™ JDX Direct-Drive is a unique and powerful device that emulates the sound of a guitar amplifier while doubling as a direct box
Bassbone OD DEVELOPMENT
Since Radial launched the Bassbone a decade ago, it has become one of the most successful bass preamps on the planet, having been adopted by many of the world's top bassists including Marcus Miler, Victor Wooten and Tony Levin just to name a few. Over the years we have had many conversations with artists on how we could improve the Bassbone. Some of the requests we received included a mute footswitch for quiet tuning, the ability to have the effects loop active at all times, and the option to elegantly switch between passive, active and upright basses.
During this time we also had many conversations regarding the use of distortion on bass – including the type of overdrive bassists would like to use and more importantly, what typically does not work when applying overdrive or distortion to bass signals. We quickly discovered that in order to deliver a solid bass foundation and deliver the natural tone of the instrument, you have to maximize the frequency response, retain the dynamics and introduce the ability to 'mix in' the dry (original) bass signal with distortion. Once we got started... well, we kept on going until we got it right!
The Bassbone OD is a bass preamp with two instrument input channels, each of which is fully equipped with level control, a semi-parametric equalizer and low frequency resonance filter. Channel-A is equipped with a PZB booster that increases the sensitivity and load to 10 meg ohms to optimize it for use with piezo transducers as commonly employed on upright bass. Channel-B takes a different slant with Drag Control load correction to optimize the tone and feel when using a vintage passive instrument such as a vintage Fender bass. Radial's unique Drag control has become mandatory for those that truly want the ultimate in signal transfer.
Since the beginning of time – when Leo Fender introduced his first bass amplifier – every product on the market followed Leo's lead with a 1 meg ohm input impedance. No one ever questioned it. During the development of the Radial JD7 Injector, we noticed that magnetic pickups tend to sound bright and brittle when connected to a solid state amplifier, yet sound great with a tube amp. This led us to 'invent' Drag Control load correction which basically allows the artist to adjust the load to match the signal path for best tone. As we delved further into pickup interfaces, we noticed that piezo transducers are often described as being peaky, abrupt and lacking natural bass. Manufacturers always employed the same 1 meg ohm impedance. This led us to test various loads and discovered that when you elevate the impedance, the response broadens and tone becomes more natural. With a higher impedance comes the responsibility to fight noise. This in fact is part of the magic that makes the Bassbone OD so unique.
One of the unique features on the original Bassbone was the performance aspect of the pedal. This allows the on-stage performer to quickly switch between two instruments using a footswitch. The Bassbone OD augments the concept of two channels with a blend switch that enables both channels to be used at the same time. This opens the door to using dual-pickup instruments that combine a magnetic and a piezo via ¼" TRS connection.
Outputs include a ¼' instrument level output to feed the on-stage amplifier plus a balanced low-Z Radial DI box output to feed the PA system. The XLR output can be assigned pre or post effects to suit the engineer's preference. This way, the artist can incorporate effects on stage without having to necessarily send them to the PA system. To accommodate quiet on-stage tuning, a dedicated footswitch mutes all the outputs except the tuner out - which is on all of the time. All of the outputs are individually buffered to ensure quiet performance.
For bassists that employ effects, both input channels can share the same pedals via the built-in send & receive effects loop. The effects loop may be activated via the overdrive footswitch or left on all of the time if so desired. When routed via the footswitch, the loop passes through the wet-dry control allowing the bassist to retain as much of the original tone as wanted. A 180° polarity reverse on the effects loop ensures the phase can be matched between the wet and dry signals.
The OD of course means overdrive. The single biggest problem with applying distortion on a bass is that the instrument gets lost in the mix. Most overdrive pedals cause the bass frequencies to become mushy and indistinct. Our goal with the OD was to enable the artist to retain the original bass tone while mixing in just enough distortion to suit. You could for instance add just a touch of grit to replicate the tone of an Ampeg SVT being driven hard. If preferred, you can accentuate the harmonics by increasing the distortion and opening up the high-frequency tone control. We added a 3-position switch to assign the footswitch to activate the effects loop, the overdrive or both.
Finally, we decided to incorporate a headphone amplifier so that the Bassbone could be used for practicing when sitting on the bus between gigs. A dedicated 3.5mm mini TRS plus a volume control lets you quietly play while capturing the tone, overdrive and any effects that are plugged in.
The Bassbone OD is already in use by many of the world's most prominent bassists including Chuck Rainey, Rhonda Smith, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Doug Johns, Ric Fierabracci, Mark King, Danny Miranda, John Patitucci, Carlos Puerto, Benny Rietveld, Leland Sklar, Justin-Meldal Johnsen, Eric Holden, Dennis Crouch, Roscoe Beck, Michael Kroeger and many others.
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