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
For years, guitarists have been using AB boxes as a means to fulfill their tonal desires and switch between two different amplifiers to achieve very different tones. As many guitarists know, dual-amp set-ups are absolutely wonderful but carrying two full 4x12 stacks to a gig is not always convenient. This challenge led us to switching heads and speaker cabinets as a solution. The Headbone head-switcher was the first to be developed. We then looked at switching speakers. During preliminary tests, we soon realized that using the same head and switching the speaker cabinets could produce some pretty spectacular tones. Radial President Peter Janis explains: "I have this old red knob Fender Twin from the 1980s and although it is loud, it really does not have the warmth or character of my '65 Twin reissue. But when I plugged it into a 4x12 cabinet, I was astounded. It sounded huge! This experience solidified my resolve to make a cabinet switcher and this evolved to become the Cabbone we have today."
Solving the problems
Although the concept of switching speaker cabinets seems pretty simple, one look inside the Cabbone and you will see that there is a lot more to making this work than a simple toggle switch. In fact the footswitch does not switch the signal at all; it sends a toggle command to a PIC or programmable timing chip that in turn, sets the whole switching process into action. Why not just a simple switch? Well… if it were that simple, there would be speaker switchers everywhere.
Consider the big picture first: The Cabbone requires you to connect one speaker cable from the amplifier head, and connect two more speaker cables from the Cabbone to each of the two speaker cabinets. On a big stage - it is both impractical and inefficient to run long speaker cables to and from a pedal board. This meant that we needed some type of remote control. Next problem – tube amplifiers need to see a load at all times or else they will self-destruct. If they do not have a speaker connected to them when in use, all kinds of problems can develop including blowing the output transformer and significantly reducing tube life. Final challenge – power handling and tone preservation. Switching the output of a 100W head is serious business! The power has to be 'managed' in such a way as to ensure the electrical contacts do not arc while ensuring the amp sees a speaker load even if disaster occurs. And of course messing with the tone is simply out of the question. With the Cabbone… It must sound right and the show will go on!
The inside scoop
Look inside a Cabbone and you will see that it is absolutely stuffed with components including two high power relays. When you hit the Cabbone's footswitch, it sends a change command to a PIC (programmable interrupt controller) which sends a command to each of the relays, turning speaker out-2 ON and then moments later, turning speaker out-1 OFF. A carefully timed overlap ensures the amp head sees a constant load, thus protecting it from damage. Furthermore, in the unlikely event that the Cabbone's power is shut off, a default setting we call 'Safe Mode' springs into action that connects the amp to speaker output-1. This provides your amp with a safety net. (Yup – Safe & Smart!)
A huge benefit with using relays is that in addition to being controlled by the Cabbone footswitch, they can be remotely controlled using a contact closure or external switch. We call this function Slingshot. Slingshot is an easy to use remote control system that is based around standard footswitches and ¼" guitar cables. With choice of latching or pulse modes, just about any footswitch or MIDI controller can be used to remotely toggle the Cabbone's speaker outputs. The Cabbone's Slingshot circuit is equipped with both an input and an output. This lets you use a footswitch to toggle the Cabbone's speaker output while it simultaneously changes channels on your guitar amp. With a single foot action – two completely different worlds of tone emerge.
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