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
What is a 'true bypass' pedal?
The term 'true bypass' means that when a pedal is turned off, the guitar signal will pass without it being buffered or affected by the pedal in any way. Guitarists often prefer the sound of true-bypass pedals over active or buffered pedals. This has to do with the quality and design of the buffer being used.
Are there different types of buffers?
Yes. Most pedal manufacturers employ ICs or integrated circuits to buffer the guitar signal. These low-cost chips are designed to produce lots of level without noise, and make it easy to manufacture at a lower price. The down side is they tend to sound harsh. This is why most guitarists hate the sound of buffers. The Loopbone is different. It employs 100% discrete (full –size) electronics and features a class-A circuit for optimal signal flow. This is taken a step further with Drag Control load correction.
What is a class-A circuit?
A class-A circuit is an old school circuit design that employs a single gain stage to amplify the full wave. Class AB circuits are newer, more efficient circuits that employ a different gain stage for each half wave. This introduces anomalies such as zero-cross distortion and off order harmonics. Audiophiles prefer the sound of Class-A circuits as they do not exhibit these problems.
Can you explain Drag™ control?
When a guitar is connected directly to an amplifier, the guitar pickup and the amplifier form a circuit. It is the relationship between the amp and the way that it loads down the pickup that creates its distinct sound. With buffered circuits, you are essentially inserting a pre-amplifier in between the pickup and the amp and this compromises the natural relationship between the pickup and the guitar amp. Drag control allows the guitarist to reintroduce a corrective load into the signal path and bring back the natural relationship (tone & feel) that would otherwise be lost.
How many effects can I drive in each effects loop?
Since the Loopbone buffers the signal to drive the pedals, you can use as many pedals as you like. The only issue is noise. The more pedals you put in a chain, the more susceptible to noise your pedal chain will be.
Why does the Loopbone use photocells instead of relays?
Relays are a good solution as they are, in fact, remotely controlled mechanical switches. The problem with a mechanical switch, however, is the transient switch noise caused by the contacts arcing as they make electrical contact. Photocells are basically optical coupling devices that ramp up the connection gradually to eliminate the turn on transient. These are more expensive, but do not introduce clicking or popping.
Can the Loopbone be used as an ABY for my amp?
Not really. To properly perform ABY switching, one should have some type of isolation such as built into the Radial Switchbone. Keep in mind that amplifiers can often be floating several hundred volts around their circuitry and if not connected properly, can lead to an electric shock or introduce severe ground hum & noise.
Can I use the tuner out to drive an amplifier or another effect device?
You could, but there is no control over the signal – thus it is always on.
Can I use the tuner out for Reamping a clean track?
Yes. Simply connect the tuner output to a direct box like the Radial ProDI and you are set to go!
Can I drive long cables from the Loopbone to my amp?
Yes. The Loopbone incorporates a low-impedance Class-A buffering circuit, therefore you can drive much longer cable runs with less noise than if you are connected directly from the guitar to the amp. We recommend a maximum distance of 50 feet.
Will the Slingshot™ remote switch work on all amplifiers?
Most amplifiers will work with the Slingshot as it is equipped with both latching and pulse outputs. But there are surely some amp designs that do not follow convention. If you are not sure, consult your dealer or have a technician look at your amp to see if it can be adapted.
How do I know if my amp will be Slingshot™ compatible?
If your amp employs a footswitch with a ¼" jack, it will likely be compatible. If it employs some type of multi-pin connector or telephone style jack, it probably will require a custom made adaptor cable.
Is there a way to set the Loopbone up so that it can mute for tuning?
Yes. Insert a simple on-off footswitch like the BigShot i/o into one of the loops – then when you want to tune, hit the switch before you activate the loop.
Does the power booster affect both loops?
Yes! The power booster in the Loopbone will boost the guitar signal passing through both loops. This makes it ideal for soloing.
Can the Loopbone be used in the effects send & return of my amp?
Yes. Most guitar amp effects loops are designed for use with pedals. Simply check the amplifier owner's manual to be sure. If it says you can use guitar effects - you are good to go.
Will the Loopbone work for bass?
Yes! The Loopbone will work well on bass! And the class-A buffer will deliver the full sound without cutting off the low end.
Can I use one of the loops as a DI send to split the signal between my amp and the PA?
Yes. Simply connect a DI like the Radial ProDI to loop-1 and the thru from the DI as the return. This would enable you to 'turn on' a signal to the PA system whenever that loop is selected. If you do not want to hear the on-stage amp, then do not connect the thru cable. This will cut the signal path off so that it only will be heard going to the DI and PA system. This works great for acoustic guitars!
Why does the Loopbone require 15V?
Because it employs a class-A buffering circuit. This requires more power to get the desired headroom, but ends up sounding so much better!
Are there any manufacturers that make multi-power supply bricks for Tonebones?
Yes; The Cioks DC10 and AC10 both have 15V outlets for Tonebone pedals.
Can I use the 16V or 18V output on my power brick?
Yes, but this will cause the Loopbone's internal regulator to heat up which will shorten the lifespan. This may for instance reduce the life from 20 years to 15, but this is impossible to predict as it depends on daily usage, power fluctuations and other possible unknowns.
- PREAMPS & BUFFERS