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 v2 FAQ
Is the audio circuit on the Bassbone V2 the same as the original Bassbone?
Yes. We have faithfully reproduced the same award winning tone, yet have been able to add features by incorporating new generation parts.
Can I use any two basses with the Bassbone V2?
Yes, the Bassbone V2 is designed for use with all types of basses. You can use both active and passive basses, fretted or fretless, upright and so on.
Can I plug my upright bass directly into the Bassbone V2?
Yes. The Bassbone V2 is equipped with a PZB booster that optimizes the input for piezo transducers by first increasing the impedance to 10 meg-ohms and then by boosting the input by 10dB.
Can I use an instrument mic with the Bassbone V2?
Most mics that attach to the instrument are condensers or electrets that require between 12V and 48V phantom to work. As the Bassbone V2 does not generate phantom power, simply add the Radial StageBug SB-48UB phantom power generator and you will be set to go.
Can I use the Bassbone V2 with other instruments?
Yes. Like any good preamp, you can use it for a multitude of instruments. You can use the Bassbone V2 with a guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro, cello and banjo! It is merely optimized for bass performance.
Do I still need a direct box with the Bassbone V2?
No. The Bassbone V2 has a Radial DI built-in! Simply connect the balanced XLR to send your sound to the PA system or recording workstation.
Will the Bassbone V2 alter the tone of my bass?
Using channel-1 with the contour switch set to 'Flat' will bypass the EQ so that the original tone of the instrument will pass through the Bassbone V2 unaltered. If you want, you can of course add as much EQ as you like to suit your needs.
I use an active and a passive bass. Which should be used where?
Both will work in either channel. If you are a purist, you may want to have your passive bass in channel-1 and set it flat. This would allow your amp to control your EQ for this bass. If you want to beef up your passive, then channel-2 will give you more control.
Can I use the tuner out to drive another amp or effect?
You could, but as the tuner output signal is tapped before the EQ, there is no tone control on this output. Also, when using two amps, ground loops can introduce noise. Do some testing before setting this up on stage.
Can I use the effect loop 'send' to drive another amplifier?
Yes, but we do not recommend it. We produce several ABY switchers that are designed to do this properly. These are equipped with an isolation transformer that will eliminate noisy loops while the Bassbone V2 does not. This is particularly important when using older vintage amps that are not equipped with proper U-grounds and could cause an electric shock. Please consult a qualified technician before combining amplifiers.
Can I use a 16V or 18V power supply brick with the Bassbone V2?
Although we recommend using the 15VDC supply that we provide, you can use a 16V or 18V power supply as long as there is sufficient current. The Bassbone V2 has built-in regulators that will bleed off the excess voltage as heat. Be careful and make sure the polarity is correct so as not to damage the Bassbone V2.
Are there any manufacturers that make multi-power supply bricks for Tonebones?
Yes - the Cioks DC10 and AC10 both have 15V outlets for Tonebone pedals.
Is the Bassbone V2 a true bypass pedal?
No, the Bassbone V2 is a preamp. Specially designed buffers are used to manage the audio signal. These enable the Bassbone V2 to drive the two preamp channels, the EQ, the power booster, the tuner and the effects loop with no signal level loss.
Is the Bassbone V2 DI output Active or Passive?
The Bassbone V2's DI output is active and is similar to the popular Radial J48 direct box.
I noticed a slight drop in volume when compared to plugging my bass direct into my amp. Is this normal?
Yes. The Bassbone V2 is designed in such a way to ensure minimal distortion at all settings. Because the EQ is so powerful, when set to full, it increases the output tremendously. We chose to back down the output on the Bassbone V2 to compensate. Simply adjust your amp volume level to suit.
Can I use 48V phantom power to supply the Bassbone V2?
No. 48V phantom only produces around 5 to 10 milliamps of current while the Bassbone V2 is actually a preamp that requires 400 milliamps to make it work. Without current, we do not get sufficient headroom and the result would be severe distortion.
Will turning phantom power on harm the Bassbone V2?
No. The Bassbone V2 is equipped with blocking capacitors on the XLR to protect it from 48V phantom and other DC currents that could otherwise cause a problem.
Can I use the Bassbone V2 as a preamp and plug directly into a power amplifier?
The Bassbone V2 produces an instrument level output that is between -30dB to -15dB depending on the output of the instrument you are using. Most PA type power amplifiers are designed for line level -10dB or +4dB input levels which may not make the Bassbone V2 suitable. Some amps are however equipped with instrument level inputs that can be used.
Can I send the stereo line output from my computer to one of the channels on the Bassbone?
Yes. Just keep in mind that the Bassbone input is mono, so you will have to make up a stereo to mono cable. Further, since these analog outputs are designed to feed ear buds and generally quite 'hot', you may have to turn the level down in your laptop to avoid distortion.
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