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
CLASSIC-V9™ USING & APPLICATIONS
Like most other pedals, the Classic-V9 employs a standard 9 volt Boss®-style power supply (not included). You can also use your power brick to deliver power. Make sure the polarity is correct with center pin negative. Connecting to and from the Classic-V9 is done using standard ¼” coaxial guitar cables. Using high quality cables will help reduce susceptibility to noise. Before making any connections, make sure your amp is turned down or off. This will eliminate turn-on transients that can cause damage to your loudspeakers. Connect your guitar to the Classic-V9’s input and your amp from the V9’s output.
To start, set all of the rotary control knobs to the 12 o’clock position and the three 3-position switches to the middle (start position). This will let you better explore each function as we go through them. Turn on your amp and then bring up the volume slowly. You should always test at a low volume as this prevents loud pops from occurring should a cable or power supply not be properly seated. Set your amp to a clean tone. When ready, activate the Classic-V9 by depressing the footswitch. The LED will illuminate to let you know power is present.
Setting the distortion
There are two controls used to set the desired level of distortion. The first is a 3-position RANGE switch that lets you set the type of distortion you want. Unlike other pedals that are full on or off, the Classic lets you focus the distortion to suit your style of play. If you tend to be on the bluesy side of things, try setting the RANGE to low or mid and then fine tune the distortion using the DRIVE control. For fun, try reducing the output level on your guitar by turning down the volume. You will notice that the Classic-V9 reacts to this by cleaning up. This also allows you to dig into your notes to add dynamics and a greater degree of feel. If you prefer the heavy side of things, set the RANGE switch to the top position. This adds more distortion and harmonics.
Adjusting the tone
The Classic-V9 employs a super powerful post-distortion EQ circuit that affects both the tone and the output level. This delivers exceptional control over the tone and works tremendously well when tone shaping with your amp. Try adjusting the HIGH and LOW equalizer and you will quickly become aware of the power that is in these two controls. Radical EQ changes will also produce tremendous level changes.
There are two other switches that work in conjunction with the EQ. The MID-BOOST and the HIGH switch. The 3-position MID-BOOST can be used for a number of circumstances. If you are using single-coil pickups, you can use it to fatten up the tone. It is also great to add mid-range to your tone when soloing. This not only helps the guitar cut through, it also increases sustain without the need for extra distortion or a compressor.
The HIGH switch is used to set the V9’s overall tone. For instance, when using an overly bright amp like an old Marshall® or Ampeg®, taming the high end by setting the switch in the down position can dramatically improve the tone. Think of Jeff Beck… his tone is dark, yet unmistakably his. You can also brighten up the top end like a presence switch on an amp. This is often used to accentuate the harmonics when a greater degree of distortion is being used.
The last control is the LEVEL knob on the far left. This is used to set the final output. By combining the drive, EQ settings and LEVEL, you can set the Classic-V9 to integrate with any amp or pedalboard setup.
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