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 PB1 USING & APPLICATIONS
This page describes how to use the BigShot PB1 with a typical guitar setup. For more details, we invite you to download the full manual by clicking the icon at left.
Make sure you turn the signal levels down on your guitar and amp before making any connections. This will prevent plug-in and turn-on transients from damaging sensitive components such as speakers and tweeters. Powering the PB1 is done using a standard 9V Boss®-style power supply or a multi-pedal power brick. These are readily available at most music stores and is not included with your PB1. As soon as you plug in the power, the PB1 will spring to life.
Connect your guitar to the PB1 and the output to your amplifier using standard coaxial guitar cables. Check to make sure the PB1 is off (LED off). Set the Drag™ Control and the Boost gain to 12 o'clock. Turn up the volume on your guitar. Slowly turn up the volume on your amp to make sure signal is passing. Always test at low volumes. If signal is passing, you are now ready to adjust the Drag™ Control.
Adjusting the Drag™ Control
The Drag™ Control is used to adjust the load on a standard magnetic pickup as found on a typical Fender or Gibson guitar. It will have no effect on active pickups such as those made by companies like EMG or if it is placed after other non-true bypass pedals. The ideal position for the PB1 in pedal chain is right after the guitar.
Set the Drag control to 12 o'clock. Turning it clockwise will increase the load which will have the effect of brightening the tone. Turning it counter-clockwise will darken the tone. If you like, try comparing the tone of your guitar connected directly to your amp and then compare using the PB1 and the Drag at various settings. Find the one that suits your desired tone and playing style. This is recessed so that it may be adjusted using a screwdriver or guitar pick. The 'set & forget' arrangement prevents accidentally changing the settings before a gig.
Using the BigShot PB1 as a Buffer
As mentioned above, placing the PB1 right after the guitar enables you to set the Drag Control for optimal performance. After the Drag, the signal is then buffered by the PB1's class-A electronics, at once lowering the impedance and reducing susceptibility to noise. This makes the PB1 particularly useful when driving high impedance circuits and multiple pedals which can end up being noisy. Once connected, the PB1 will easily drive 15 meters (50') cables without a problem.
The BigShot PB1 Power Booster
Depressing the PB1 footswitch engages the power booster. This can deliver up to +15dB of gain – more than enough to overload most amplifier input stages! Merely set the power boost GAIN using a screwdriver or guitar pick. This control is once again recessed to prevent it being accidentally nudged during a show. You will notice that when you activate the booster, the mid range will also be enhanced. This is done to add sustain and increase the guitar cut for soloing.
Recording with the BigShot PB1
The PB1 is well suited as a front-end for recording dry tracks and later Reamping. Simply plug into the hi-Z input of your recording systems and set the Drag Control as needed. This will sound much more natural and warm than going straight into the desk as the impedance will be properly matched to your system. Once the dry track is recorded, you can then use your favorite plug-ins or send the recorded track out to your amp using the Radial ProRMP, X-Amp and Reamp JCR.
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