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
PLEXITUBE USING & APPLICATIONS
Think of the Plexitube as two more channels on your amp. In other words, it is not merely a distortion, overdrive or boost. It is, in fact, a very powerful front end for your amp that can be used in many different ways. The following page describes how to use the Plexitube along with how you can maximize the performance when you add it to your setup. For more information, feel free to download the complete manual by clicking on the icon at left.
The Drive Circuit
Next is the 3 position mid boost control. This is designed to increase the mid range or body of the signal to fatten up the sound. It is often used on single coil or soap-bar pickups to increase the bottom end and round out the tone. The guitar signal is then split off to the two channels with CHAN-1 typically used for rhythm and CHAN-2 for lead. Both channels can be used for either rhythm or lead or for both and have been designated to improve comprehension.
The Plexitube is equipped with a set & forget inter-stage drive control that lets you fine-tune the amount of distortion going to the channel-2 lead channel. It is best that you start by using the Plexitube and get used to it before messing around with this control. It is factory set at 12 o'clock. Increasing the drive will of course increase the distortion on the lead channel for added sustain.
Adjusting the tone
Both channels are equipped with their own 3-position VOICING switch and CONTOUR control. These very powerful controls work together like a parametric EQ whereby the switch sets the boost and cut while the contour selects the middle frequency. On the rhythm channel-1, the voicing switch has 3 positions with a deep V scoop tone for those huge metal tones where the mid range is scooped out, a moderate V scoop tone that adds a bit more mid range, and a FAT position that boosts the mids for in-your-face cut. Adjust the CONTOUR control to find the sweet spot or center frequency that will best match your amp and guitar. The lead channel-2 is set slightly differently whereby the 3 position switch goes from bypass, to standard scoop or fat. The intent here is to retain the mid range so that the solo can better cut through the mayhem on stage.
The signal then passes through a passive interactive tone control circuit that is used to shape the distortion. The HIGH and LOW EQ controls are very powerful! So if they are set to less than 12 o'clock they will reduce the distortion and if set above, the drive will increase significantly. Try them at various settings to get a feel as to how they work. You will be amazed at both the great sound and how easy the Plexitube is to use. The signal can then
be further shaped using the 3-position TOP-END switch. This sets the overall tone shape of the Plexitube to compensate for overly bright or overly bassy amps. Set to DARK it creates more of a Jeff Beck tone. Set to BRIGHT and you reach into Eddie Van Halen territory.
Finally, there are two output LEVEL controls, with one for each channel. These controls set the output level for clean, rhythm and lead operation. Depressing the toggle footswitch selects which channel will be activated and the corresponding LED indicator will illuminate.
To add versatility, channel-2 is equipped with a ¼" TRS insert jack that works just like the ones found on a professional mixing console. This lets you introduce effects pedals like a delay into the lead signal path so that when the lead channel is selected, the delay will automatically go on. This makes transitioning from rhythm to lead seamless and professional.
Easy to see full size LEDs on the front panel make it easy to view your settings and once you get started, you will find the controls to be intuitive and easy to use.
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