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
Product designers are very much like musicians. On one hand you have years of training and practice, and on the other a creative spirit that continues to drive your very soul. And much like writing a song, your senses immediately tell you when you have a hit on your hands. The same is true when designing a product. You plug it in and it inspires you to play. The Elevator is one of those products. And as simple as it may seem from the outside, it actually took well over two years to develop and several renditions made before we got it right.
The core of the Elevator is the same 100% class-A circuit that is employed in the Radial JD7 Injector. The JD7 is a multi-output buffer that lets you drive up to 7 guitar amps without messing with your tone. You can be sure that if Carlos Santana, John Mayer, Neil Schon, Steve Lukather, John Petrucci, and Steve Vai use it when they record or play live, rest assured this thing is real.
What makes the JD7 and the Elevator unique is both the circuit design and amazingly quiet performance. Class-A circuit designs are preferred by audiophiles as they do not color the signal like their more efficient class-AB counterparts. The use of discrete parts or individual transistors as opposed to integrated circuits also means that we can apply gain where it is needed and eliminate the use of signal-degrading negative feedback at all stages. This produces a much more natural tone and clarity beyond compare.
Setting the stage for a great booster
Anyone that has played a small vintage amp at 10 knows how wonderful these amps can sound. When you push the limits, the richness of the harmonics sing like angels and the sustain soars like an eagle in flight. The Elevator lets you to drive the input side of the amp into natural saturation without the use of an overdrive or distortion pedal. It is purity at its best. By being able to add extra mid range, sustain is increased and solos stand out without tearing off your ears.
In fact, this design is not new. We first introduced this type of booster when we launched the Radial Switchbone. If you go on line and read the guitar chat rooms and forums, you will find plenty of references where players boast about the Switchbone's amazing tone. The next generation Radial booster was the BigShot PB1. The PB1 has also gained notoriety – primarily by Nashville Pickers – as one of the most amazingly pure boosters ever made. During a discussion with Hellicaster legend Jerry Donahue, Jerry said he loved the PB1 so much, that he never wanted to turn it off. In other words, he wanted to use two of them on his guitar so that he could set a baseline tone with a bit of boost and then elevate the boost again for soloing. This is how the concept of a multi-level booster originated and the Elevator came to be.
Deciding upon the levels
For many guitarists, true-bypass performance is crucial to their tone. True-bypass means that when the guitar pedal is turned off, the signal passes through the pedal without any load or coloration. To take care of the purist, we had no choice but to make this the ground floor.
Although true-bypass circuits are cool, they are not without concerns. With high-gain amps, true bypass circuits are much more susceptible to switching noise. And since they do not buffer or drive the signal in any way, noise from power supplies and other pedals can more easily find its way into the signal path. Level-2 introduces a buffer that lowers the impedance, reduces susceptibility to noise and helps eliminate power-up transients.
As you surely know, many guitarists hate the sound of buffers. There is good reason for this: 99% of all buffers employ integrate circuits that first amplify the signal using hundreds of transistors and then use tons of negative feedback to bring the boost back under control. The Elevator employs individual transistors to minimize the use of negative feedback.
Level-3 lets you adjust the load on the pickup for the most natural tone. During the Radial JD7s development, we came to the realization that loading a pickup with 1 meg-ohms sounds great on a tube amp, but can sound harsh and glassy with a solid state buffer, Drag Control lets you dial in the load to replicate the tone and feel as if connecting directly to your amp. In other words, you get the tone of true-bypass connectivity without the usual problems.
Level-4 lets you then push the 'baseline' boost level so that you can drive the input stage of your amp just a tad harder. This kicks up the distortion and grit and sounds as if you are driving a small amp hard. The 'set and forget' level control is adjusted using a guitar pick.
Once the baseline is set, you can then rise to level 5 by stomping on the power booster and drive the amp even harder. For clean amps, you get more gain and a bit more saturation. For dirty amps, you power-up the front end for more harmonics and sustain. Level -6 opens the door to a 3-position mid-boost switch which lets you increase sustain, just like the old Switchbone!
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