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
Right out of the box, the Elevator is one of the easiest pedals to use ever! The following page describes the basic functionality. For more info, feel free to download the manual by clicking on the icon at left.
Nothing could be easier! However... before you make connections, it is a good idea to set your amp to standby or turn it off. This will avoid power-up and connection transients that could harm more sensitive electronic components. There is no power switch for the Elevator. As soon as you plug in the power supply, it will spring to life. Note: the Elevator does not come with a power supply nor can it be powered by an internal battery. You will need to purchase a Boss style 9V supply or use a multi-pedal power brick as a power source. Connecting to and from the Elevator is done using standard coaxial guitar cables with ¼" connectors.
Approaching the Elevator
The best way to approach the Elevator is by thinking in terms of levels in a building. Each level is designed to perform a task.
LEVEL-1 True Bypass
Many guitarists prefer to bypass all pedals when they are not in use. This 'true-bypass' approach basically means that all of the electronics are removed from the circuit – as if the guitar is connected directly to the amp. This has the benefit of a clean signal path, but tends to introduce switching noise when used with high gain amps. The Elevator gives you the choice by setting the 3-position baseline switch to the left – TRUE BYPASS position.
LEVEL-2 Buffered Input
A signal buffer is basically a unity gain amplifier that is designed to lower the impedance and amplify the signal so that you can run longer cables without noise. High impedance (non-buffered) signals are more susceptible to radio frequency and magnetic field contamination caused by power supplies, transformers and light dimmers. This generally limits the cable distance to about 8 meters (25'). Lowering the impedance and buffering the signal will typically allow 16 meter (50') runs without noise when using good quality coaxial cables. Setting the 3 position switch in the middle position activates the unity gain buffer (no amplification).
LEVEL-3 Drag Control
Many guitarists do not like the sound of a buffer. This is because most buffers are designed using ICs and tend to load the pickup with a very high 1 meg-ohm impedance. This causes the guitar to sound glassy. Drag Control load correction allows you to dial in the load to replicate the sound of the guitar connecting directly to an amp with an 8 meter (25') cable. Simply set to 12 o'clock and adjust to taste. Rotating clockwise will sound brighter.
LEVEL-4 Baseline Drive
For those that want t push their amps a little harder, setting the 3-position switch to the right activates a boost circuit. This can be adjusted by turning the recessed baseline DRIVE control clockwise for more boost. This control is recessed (set & forget) so that it will not be disturbed once set. Adding this extra drive to your signal chain will push the front end of your amp harder and add a bit more punch to your tone.
LEVEL-5 Power Booster
Using the footswitch will activate the power booster. This can deliver as much as 18dB of gain for added loudness, sustain and distortion, depending on how your amp is set. Rotating the control clockwise increases the boost. For clean amps, you will get a clean boost. For slightly dirty amps, you will increase the level, add distortion and sustain. For amps that are already saturated with distortion you will increase sustain. Adjust to suit.
LEVEL-6 Mid Boost
The power boost circuit is equipped with a 3-position MID BOOST switch that lets you increase the mid-range content in the signal. Keep in mind that guitars live in the mid range. By boosting the mids, you will increase sustain and increase your presence in the mix. This can be particularly useful with single coil pickups that are not as fat sounding as their humbucker counterparts. Left is off, middle adds a bit of mid, to the right – you get lots!
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