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
North-Star™ USING & APPLICATIONS
The North-Star is a new pedal capable of lending itself to a variety of overdriven tones, from country to rock. The overdrive circuit begins with a Drive control which sets the input level and the amount of distortion applied to the signal, which is complimented with a Level control for setting the output to your amplifier. You can tailor the overdrive to match your guitar and amp settings with the Tone control, as well as with a 3-position Range switch that boosts or cuts high frequencies. Additionally, the North-Star includes a Class-A power booster, which provides up to +24dB of clean gain when you need it. The Boost and overdrive functions on the North-Star are engaged via individual footswitches, with the Boost footswitch also activating a built in effects loop to add chorus and delay pedals for soloing. True-bypass switching retains your pristine tone when not in use, using gold-contact sealed relays and heavy-duty 6-pole switches. Please click on the link on the left to download the manual for further details on the North-Star.
Before you connect to the North-Star, make sure to turn your guitar amp down or off to avoid loud turn-on transients that can cause damage to your amplifier. There is no power switch on the device, you simply connect to a 9V supply and the unit will turn on. You can check that it is receiving power by depressing one of the footswitches to see if the LED illuminates. The North-Star does not come with a power supply as most players will use a multi-pedal power brick on their pedalboard. You can use a standard Boss® style 9V adapter for power, with a 2.1mm barrel connector wired for center-pin negative polarity. The power cable can be affixed to the pedal using the cable lock provided, preventing accidental disconnection. Use a hex key to unscrew the cable lock, pass the cable through the cavity, and then retighten.
Start with the LEVEL and TONE controls at 12 o’clock, and the DRIVE control set to 9 o’clock. Next, turn your amp on and the volume up, and depress the DRIVE footswitch. Test out different settings on the LEVEL control to get an idea of the range of the overdrive, as it can provide a lot of gain to your signal. Now you can experiment with the TONE and DRIVE settings. The TONE control will add more high frequency content as you turn it clockwise. All three of these controls interact, so increasing the DRIVE will also increase the overall output level.
The 3-position RANGE switch has three settings: Low, Normal, and High. This will adjust the high frequency output of the overdrive, allowing you to compensate for overly bright or dark amplifiers. Use in conjunction with the TONE control to fine tune your sound.
Start with the BOOST level down at 7 o'clock. Turn off the overdrive, engage the BOOST footswitch, and listen as you increase the volume. You can use the BOOST function for high-output soloing, or to push the front end of your amp harder. When the BOOST is activated, it will also engage the effects loop, bringing your effects pedals into the signal chain after the overdrive section and before the BOOST.
The Effects Loop
The built-in effects loop allows you to connect a series of pedals that are brought into the signal chain when you engage the BOOST footswitch. This allows you to simultaneously activate the Booster and a delay or chorus pedal, giving you a more streamlined and professional transition for soloing. The effects loop employs standard ¼" guitar cable connections.
You can also use the effects loop in other creative ways:
Connecting a tuner
You can connect a tuner to the effects SEND jack and when the BOOST is engaged it will shut off the signal going to the amp, for quiet on-stage tuning.
Connecting a second amp
You can also connect a second guitar amp using the effects send; however, as this output is not isolated, you may experience a ground loop. To minimize the possibility of noise, make sure both amps are connected to the same electrical circuit using a power bar. Also make sure both amps have a proper U-ground attached for safety.
Connecting a second guitar
You can connect a second guitar to the North-Star by using the effects RETURN jack. This will bypass the overdrive circuit and feed directly into the Booster when activated.
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