Bassbone OD

BASSBONE OD

Guitar Interactive Magazine
"It's hard to envisage the player who wouldn't be able to get everything he or she needed out of a Bassbone, it's so well thought out and spec'd... It's a brilliant piece of kit for so many reasons that I'd say it's a must-have."

By Dan Veall
Sound on Sound
"The Bassbone OD, from highly regarded Canadian gizmo-builders Radial, combines a preamp, overdrive, equalizer, DI box and switcher/combiner, which can accommodate a broad range of signal types. As you'd expect from Radial, the build quality is excellent: it's reassuringly weighty, and all the knobs and switches have a solid, consistent feel..."

By Chris Korff
Premier Guitar
"The right mix of the Bassbone's overdrive and EQ is capable of producing a variety of sick sounds that will satisfy anyone from Jesse Keeler fans to Billy Sheehan wannabes."

By David Abdo

Bassbone V2

BASSBONE V2

Bass Player
"The Bassbone V2 is Radial's second take on its popular Bassbone, released over a decade ago; it incorporates a few new features based on response from its big pro user base..."

By Jonathan Herrera
Bass Guitar Magazine
"It's obvious that the designers have thought about users' real-world needs."

By Joel McIver

Bassbone

BASSBONE

Jazz Times magazine
"Clean signal path, smart friendly design..." "There's no wonder why a professional player the caliber of John Patitucci keeps a Bassbone in his rig."

By Russell Carlson
Fuzz magazine
"The channel switching feature is good but the really smart thing is the boost switch. A switch marked 'Boost Assign' lets you choose the boost switch action. Your choices are Boost, Loop or Both. If you, like me, enjoy pedals the loop will be of good use. The Bassbone can act as a master switch for a chain of pedals. The whole caboodle can be switched in or out with a single step. Very practical!"

By Av Lars Arvidsson
Bass Player magazine
"The channel switching feature is good but the really smart thing is the boost switch. A switch marked 'Boost Assign' lets you choose the boost switch action. Your choices are Boost, Loop or Both. If you, like me, enjoy pedals the loop will be of good use. The Bassbone can act as a master switch for a chain of pedals. The whole caboodle can be switched in or out with a single step. Very practical!"

By Av Lars Arvidsson

Classic

CLASSIC

Guitar Player
"This is one of the most versatile and best sounding pedals I've heard in a long time. It sounded great with every combination of guitar and amp, and it's dynamic response, impressive chord definition, and extremely quiet operation made it a joy to use."




By Barry Cleveland
Guitarist
"The Tonebone Classic offers easily the most comprehensive palette of tones of all units here" "We heartily recommend the Classic on the basis that it's by far the most versatile of all five pedals reviewed... name almost any player and their trademark drive tone is locatable here; rock tones are a given, but the strident 'Fendery' SRV lead tone? Oh yes."

By Guitarist staff writers 
Vintage Guitar
"The tonal variations this pedal produces is unbelievable." Hot British™..."Wow! Talk about British Tone! We easily dialed in the famous Cream-era Clapton sounds, to a tee.... If you want to capture that 'British tone' you'll not find a better pedal!" Switchbone™..."We were able to switch between amps with no ground loops or hum. We tweaked the Drag control, and were pleased to hear it deliver as promised... this could well be the best A/B pedal on the market."

By Bob Tekippe / Phil Fester/ Ward Meeker 
The ToneQuest report
"Both Tonebones are thoroughbred, well-built rock pedals that deliver authentic tube distortion and well designed, versatile controls for shaping lows, mids and highs as well as distortion intensity, harmonic feedback and sustain. if you like to rock, we think you'll find a permanent spot on your pedalboard or studio for these great tube distortion pedals made in Canada."

By the Editors
Canadian Music
"Rest assured, they are among the best distortion pedals you are likely to find. Both pedals have phenomenal build quality and feature true bypass as well as a single 12AX7 tube to give the unmistakable tube signature that makes these such good units." ... "Both pedals are great additions to your arsenal of distortion tones and, in all honesty, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them."

By Mike Turner
Guitar World
"Low gain settings produced incredible blues drive and a warm tube grind that was easily controlled with the guitar's volume. With the gain increased, the top end set to bright and the filter tweaked for natural treble, I was able to mimic Jimi Hendrix's untamed Monterey Pop distortion. Dimming the drive, backing off the filter and dialing up the level evoked the violin-like tones of Eric Johnson. This is simply the finest American-style distortion pedal I've played."

By Eric Kirkland
Guitar One magazine
"Rumor has it that Eric Johnson is fond of this pedal, and understandably so. Plugging in my Strat, I was easily able to emulate Johnson's 400lb violin tone by switching in the 7dB mid-boost..." "For sheer versatility as well as well as quality distortion, the Tonebone series rates a 'Guitar 1 Award'."

By Michael Ross

Dragster

DRAGSTER

Recording
"Radial calls the Dragster a "pickup load corrector", and that pretty much sums up what it does: it lets you dial in an impedance match between your guitar and whatever gear you have it hooked up to, so if you're running your signal into something other than an amp, like a wireless transmitter an effects processor, or a computer interface that wasn't optimized for guitar use, you can make your guitar respond as if its plugged directly into your favorite amp."

By Mike Metlay
Fuzz magazine
"A guitar signal with high impedance doesn't go too well with the input on a sound card or a mixer that has high impedance - the purpose of the Dragster is to provide the guitar with an input it "likes" before the signal goes on to a wireless system. I connected the Dragster between my guitar and my DI-box and got both better sound and playing feel when using Sek'd Amplitude and such like. I also noticed improvement with the Dragster in front of a Boss GS-10 and PODxt. Not the least when playing electric bass." "The Switchbone has a Dragster circuit built in if you want it all in one package. A Dragster is recommended to all users of digital modelers."

By Mats Nermark

Elevator

ELEVATOR

Tone Report
"The Elevator is one of those pedals that you might not think you need, but will quickly wonder how you ever lived without it. The amount of boost has a very nice sweep, offers clean volume increase, and is great for helping you stand out in the mix, especially with the additional midrange boost options."

By Ian Garrett
Guitar World
"The good folks at Radial have built their company around producing ingenious all-in-one utility solutions for musicians' and recording engineers' common applications. Now they have introduced a stomp box that combines clean and midboost functions along with several useful features that let guitarists dial in tonal perfection with optimum, professional quality signals levels."

By Chris Gill

Headbone

HEADBONE

Vintage Guitar
"This go-round with the Radial 'Bone' pedals reinforced what we found in our previous tests; they deliver as promised, giving a player extremely usable switching and effects options that simply haven't been previously available. By combining the Loopbone with either the Cabbone or Headbone, the options are numerous. Giving your rig the ability to achieve the perfect amp and effects setup, as these pedals do so well, is priceless."

By Bob Tekippe

Hot British

HOT BRITISH

Vintage Guitar
"The tonal variations this pedal produces is unbelievable." "Wow! Talk about British Tone! We easily dialed in the famous Cream-era Clapton sounds, to a tee.... If you want to capture that 'British tone' you'll not find a better pedal!"
"We were able to switch between amps [using the Switchbone] with no ground loops or hum. We tweaked the Drag control, and were pleased to hear it deliver as promised... this could well be the best A/B pedal on the market."

By Bob Tekippe / Phil Fester/ Ward Meeker 
The ToneQuest report
"Both Tonebones are thoroughbred, well-built rock pedals that deliver authentic tube distortion and well designed, versatile controls for shaping lows, mids and highs as well as distortion intensity, harmonic feedback and sustain. if you like to rock, we think you'll find a permanent spot on your pedalboard or studio for these great tube distortion pedals made in Canada."

By the Editors
Canadian Music
"Rest assured, they are among the best distortion pedals you are likely to find. Both pedals have phenomenal build quality and feature true bypass as well as a single 12AX7 tube to give the unmistakable tube signature that makes these such good units." ... "Both pedals are great additions to your arsenal of distortion tones and, in all honesty, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them."

By Mike Turner
Guitar World
"Low gain settings produced incredible blues drive and a warm tube grind that was easily controlled with the guitar's volume. With the gain increased, the top end set to bright and the filter tweaked for natural treble, I was able to mimic Jimi Hendrix's untamed Monterey Pop distortion. Dimming the drive, backing off the filter and dialing up the level evoked the violin-like tones of Eric Johnson. This is simply the finest American-style distortion pedal I've played."

By Eric Kirkland
Guitar One magazine
"Rumor has it that Eric Johnson is fond of this pedal, and understandably so. Plugging in my Strat, I was easily able to emulate Johnson's 400lb violin tone by switching in the 7dB mid-boost... "For sheer versatility as well as well as quality distortion, the Tonebone series rates a 'Guitar 1 Award'."

By Michael Ross

JDX Direct-Drive

JDX DIRECT-DRIVE

Musico Pro
"La JDX Direct-Drive brinda una solición portátil y duradera para el músico activo que no quiere transportar equipos pesados y voluminosos. Su sonido es lo suficientemente cálido para usarse en tarima, sin importar el escenario o el estilo que se esté ejectutando."

By Cosme Liccardo
Guitar Player
"The Direct-Drive is a fantastic tool for fly dates, studio sessions, and impromptu gigs where you can't grab your rig. It's also a Saviour Machine, because if my amp ever goes down for whatever reason, I'm going to be thankful the Direct-Drive can be plugged right in to save the show."

By Michael Molenda
Premier Guitar
"It's a highly rugged DI for recording and a worthy backup for when those tubes hit the skids in the middle of your gig... Radial is known for making heavy-duty boxes that tend to simply make your life easier. The Direct Drive is a worthy heir to that tradition."

By Jason Shadrick

Loopbone

LOOPBONE

Better Guitar web zine
"The Drag™ control lets you adjust the buffered signal to reintroduce a load on the pickups sound. Simply set up your FX loops and adjust the Drag until your signal sounds the same through the FX loops as it does when you are playing directly into your amp with no pedals... the more I used the Loopbone, the more possibilities I began to envision..."

By Mark Starlin
Vintage Guitar
"This go-round with the Radial 'Bone' pedals reinforced what we found in our previous tests; they deliver as promised, giving a player extremely usable switching and effects options that simply haven't been previously available. By combining the Loopbone with either the Cabbone or Headbone, the options are numerous. Giving your rig the ability to achieve the perfect amp and effects setup, as these pedals do so well, is priceless."

By Bob Tekippe

Mix-Blender

MIX-BLENDER

Vintage Guitar
"The Mix-Blender is a 9-volt-powered multi-functional tool designed to open a range of tonal possibilities, serving both as a mini-mixer and an effects loop. It should prove especially useful to any guitarist gigging with multiple guitars with different outputs..."

By Tom Guerra
Electronic Musician
"Mix-Blender does its job flawlessly and is built to last. What more could you ask for?"

By Barry Cleveland
Guitar Player
"I tried using the Mix-Blender in every way I could think of, and in all cases it worked well and never compromised my original tone."

By Barry Cleveland

Plexitube

PLEXITUBE

Better Guitar web zine
"Having a distortion pedal with with so much firepower is an almost giddy joy, and the Plexitube's ballsy tones and versatile tweakability earn it an Editor's Pick Award."

By Michael Molenda
Guitarist
"Hugely flexible and full of surprises... It's difficult to find a bad tone from this pedal; we found a range of new possibilities every time we plugged in and started a new tweaking session."

By Adran Clark

PZ-Deluxe

PZ-DELUXE

Guitar Interactive Magazine
"Appear[s] to have been designed by someone who has intimate knowledge of the problems faced by acoustic guitarists who rely on active or passive piezo-based pickup systems in their instruments... I can't think of any situation that I have come across on stage with my guitars that wouldn't have been dealt with by either the PZ-Deluxe or the PZ-Pre."

By Bob Thomas
Acoustic Guitar
"The unit packs an impressive amount of functionality into a small, easy-to-use package. Plug your guitar into the 1⁄4-inch mono input, and the PZ Deluxe produces a low-impedance balanced XLR output suitable for a mixing board, as well as outputs that can route your signal to an amp and a tuner."

By Doug Young

PZ-Pre

PZ-PRE

Guitar Interactive Magazine
"...Appear[s] to have been designed by someone who has intimate knowledge of the problems faced by acoustic guitarists who rely on active or passive piezo-based pickup systems in their instruments... I can't think of any situation that I have come across on stage with my guitars that wouldn't have been dealt with by either the PZ-Deluxe or the PZ-Pre."

By Bob Thomas
FOH
"The most essential piece of Radial gear we carry is the Tonebone PZ-Pre acoustic guitar preamp..."

By David Morgan
Vintage Guitar
"The PZ-Pre is a single-channel preamp and direct box for acoustic instruments. It incorporates a raft of features..."

By Phil Feser

Regency

REGENCY

Sound On Sound
"It comes as no surprise at all to me that Radial have produced yet another pedal that does exactly what they claim, and does so with a lot of style and finesse. They pay great attention both to their circuitry and their metal enclosures: like their other pedals, this one delivers quality sound and is built to last."

By Paul White

Shotgun

SHOTGUN

Vintage Guitar
"Incredibly easy to use, the Shotgun drives up to four amps at once without the hum and buzz that sometimes occur via ground loops in the signal chain. It can also be a stereo-imaging device if a stereo signal is the initial input source, allowing the user to power up to two amps on both the left and right channels..."

By Tom Guerra
Guitar Player
"A versatile signal splitter for feeding a guitar signal into multiple amps or mixer inputs. Quiet and roadworthy."

By Barry Cleveland

Switchbone

SWITCHBONE

Guitar Player Magazine
"This battle-tough AB-Y box delivered whisper-quiet switching between two amps — I 'mated' Marshalls and Fenders, Voxes and Victorias, and other combinations with nothing but stunning results..." "...Radial has found a way to make switching sexy... the Switchbone seduces itself an 'Editors Pick' award."

By Michael Molenda
Vintage Guitar
"The tonal variations this pedal produces is unbelievable." "Hot British... Wow! Talk about British Tone! We easily dialed in the famous Cream-era Clapton sounds, to a tee... If you want to capture that 'British tone' you'll not find a better pedal!" "Switchbone... We were able to switch between amps with no ground loops or hum. We tweaked the Drag control, and were pleased to hear it deliver as promised... this could well be the best A / B pedal on the market."

By Bob Tekippe / Phil Fester/ Ward Meeker 
Fuzz Magazine
"A guitar signal with high impedance doesn't go too well with the input on a sound card or a mixer that has high impedance - the purpose of the Dragster is to provide the guitar with an input it "likes" before the signal goes on to a wireless system. I connected the Dragster between my guitar and my DI-box and got both better sound and playing feel when using Sek'd Amplitude and such like. I also noticed improvement with the Dragster in front of a Boss GS-10 and PODxt. Not the least when playing electric bass..." ... "The Switchbone has a Dragster circuit built in if you want it all in one package. A Dragster is recommended to all users of digital modelers."

By Mats Nermark

Texas-Pro

TEXAS-PRO

Guitar Player Magazine
"The overdrive sounds are dynamic, meaty, organic, articulate, and mighty. There's not an unusable tone in this box... You can definitely get from Texas to Britain and beyond on the "overdrive menu". I was also impressed by how "alive" the overdrive tones sounded. They roared right out of my amp as if aching for a brawl."

By Michael Molenda

Trimode

TRIMODE

Guitarist
"Adding the various EQ options opens up a huge range of tones – more than you'd imagine would be possible" ... "Even at the middle setting on the drive gain switch, there's plenty of gain available for most rock and blues purposes; pushing the switch up to the highest position makes for a lovely, thick, saturated distortion." ... "The price isn't the lowest... but it's not unreasonable... in this case you really do get what you pay for." Awarded five stars out of five for sound.

By Adrian Clark

Twin City

TWIN CITY

Guitar Player
"The ABY Switcher performed its functions admirably even when switching between very different types of amps, without the popping, humming, level leaps, and other gremlins that frequently plague the dual-amp user."

By Barry Cleveland

Vienna Chorus

VIENNA CHORUS

Músico Pro
"El nombre "Radial" es quizá el más conocido cuando se trata de cajas directas (DI), tanto pasivas como activas. Sin embargo, esta empresa basada en Vancouver, Canadá; también produce pedales de efectos, interfaces, separadores de señal, cables, y demás..."

By Rodrigo O. Sánchez