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
Loopbone USING & APPLICATIONS
The following page describes how to use the Loopbone in a typical setup. For more details, we invite you to download the complete manual by clicking the icon at left.
On quick view, the Loopbone is a very simple effects device controller designed to fit on the pedalboard and give the user control over two effects loops. The two effects loops are connected in series enabling the first set of pedals to feed the second set.
There is no power switch on the Loopbone. Connecting the Loopbone's power adapter turns the unit on. Plug in your guitar, amp and effects and you are pretty much set to go. The LEDs will indicate which of the two loops is active and if the power booster circuit is turned on. Always test at low volumes before turning up!
Taking a closer look
Following the block diagram from left to right shows you the actual signal flow. The guitar connects to the Loopbone where the signal is buffered to lower the impedance and reduce noise. The class-A buffer is accompanied by Drag Control load correction. This recessed 'set & forget' control lets you adjust the load on the pickup to replicate the tone and feel as if connected directly to a tube amplifier.
Right after the input buffer is a second buffer that feeds the tuner. This separately buffered output is always on, making it easy to quickly adjust the tuning on your guitar at anytime. The buffer also stops any of the clocking noise or unwanted loading that your tuner could introduce.
Then come the two loops: each loop is equipped with separate ¼" send & return jacks to connect to your pedal chains. There is also an LED indicator for each loop, letting you know when a loop is on. (A contact from the switch also serves to drive the Slingshot remote control.) Once the signal is processed by the two loops, it then passes through the power booster. This built-in variable booster lets you increase the output for soloing. Simply adjust the desired gain boost via the recessed 'set & forget' control on the back side.
Using the Loopbone
With two loops, you can set up the Loopbone to suit your particular playing style and personality. For instance, you can set up Loop-1 with all of your distortion and fuzz pedals and then set up Loop-2 with your delay, reverb, chorus and other time based effects. This way you can combine all of your effects by type and change the setup to suit the moment. Alternately, you could create two 'presets' whereby in Loop-1 you have a couple of distortion pedals, a phase shifter and a delay while Loop-2 could be arranged with a fuzz, flanger and reverb. This way, you could prepare the sound before it is needed and have all of the effects turn on with a single foot stomp. Experiment using the Loopbone with various setups and you will quickly come to find the best one for your particular style.
The built-in power booster
One of the cool extras built into the Loopbone is the Radial power booster. This class-A boost circuit is situated after the two loops and is arranged to give you tons of extra output for soloing. Simply adjust the 'set & forget' booster control using a guitar pick, and stomp when rocket fuel is required!
Adding Slingshot to your setup
A powerful feature built into the Loopbone is the Slingshot remote control. This ¼" jack enables you to send a contact closure command to another device such as a guitar amp so that it changes modes at the same time as you turn on a loop. You could for instance turn on loop-1 with a chorus and a delay and have your amp change channels to an overdrive lead tone at the same time. This yields the same type of professional stage switching that is usually only made possible with a high-end custom switcher.
The Slingshot output can be configured to work with older guitar amps using a standard contact closure or be set with a pulse to work with today's electronic switching systems. You can also use the Slingshot to turn on a multi-effects processor or connect it to another Slingshot equipped pedal like the Headbone or Cabbone and have it automatically switch heads or cabinets when you select a loop. A top mounted 3-position switch lets you assign the Slingshot to work on either Loop-1, Loop-2 or both and is compatible with both standard ¼" and TRS type cable connections.
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