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
BiGSHOT MIX DEVELOPMENT
Here at Radial, we have been messing around with distortion pedals for about 40 years. Our first tube distortion came in around 1976 and we often joke how bad it was. But this was the beginning that set the stage for the Tonebone Classic and Hot British, two of the most successful tube distortion pedals of all time.
During our quest to find the ultimate distortion for bass, we discussed the problem with a number of world class players including Billy Sheehan. Known for his work with Steve Vai and Mr. Big, Billy became the undisputed champion of adding distortion to the bass signal. During these discussions we found out that traditional guitar pedals took away all of the natural sound of the instrument and reduced the frequency response. For example, when you turned on a distortion pedal, the mids sounded great but the bottom end was gone.
The reason for this is simple: guitar pedals are designed for guitar. When you try to distort a bass, the sound energy shifts from lows to mids and highs as harmonics are generated. You lose the distinctiveness of each note and you end up with a swarm of bees.
We asked ourselves... what if we could build a pedal that worked more like a mixing console where you could actually blend in the desired amount of effect to suit? The Mix is basically that... a single channel effects send & receive bus for hi-Z instruments.
So, how does this work?
The BigShot MIX lets you send the original 'dry' signal of the bass or guitar to the amp and then lets you blend in the desired amount of distortion from your pedal board. A special wet-dry circuit was created that lets you adjust how much of the wet signal you would like to introduce into the dry signal path. In other words, it is not merely an on-off switch like a traditional loop, but a wet-dry blend function more like what you would use in a recording studio.
To properly mix two hi-Z instrument signals together, you must buffer the signal. To ensure the natural sound of the instrument is maintained, the MIX employs the same buffering circuit that is used in the award winning Radial JD7 Injector which is used by artists as diverse as John Petrucci, Carlos Santana and Buddy Guy. As a unity gain buffer, whatever signal goes in will come out at the same level.
Another important feature we added to the MIX is the 180⁰ polarity reverse switch. What few people realize is that when you plug guitar pedals into each other, the relative phase is often reversed. In other words, pedal manufacturers rarely pay attention to absolute phase and to be honest, why should they? Most guitarists plug into a pedal, then another and then another without worrying about phase cancellation as there is only a single audio path. But when you mix two audio paths together – as with the MIX – you may be mixing an 'in-phase' signal with one that is 'out of phase'. Everyone knows that combining +1 with -1 = 0. By adding a polarity reverse on the effects return path, we can bring the offending circuit back into phase.
The latest buzz these days in studio recording is parallel processing. How this works is simple: You take a signal, split it into two stems, process each one separately then mix them back together. Imagine taking a lead vocal, adding delay and reverb to the main body while adding a touch of distortion to the top end.
With guitar, bass or electric violin, you can use the MIX to do the same thing. You can setup a series of pedals such as reverb or delay on your main signal path and then add other effects such as maybe a fuzz via the Mix's wet-dry effects loop. You can then combine the two 'in parallel' to create something totally unique. This is the real magic that is hidden inside the MIX.
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