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 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-BLENDERCabbone
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-SelectTwinline
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-SelectDragster
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-BLENDERBUMPER
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 V2JDX 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
Anyone that knows Radial knows that our product development comes from meeting up with the technicians that make shows happen behind the scenes. As Radial company president Peter Janis often says: "We are a solution company. And like so many other products, the Shotgun was developed as a solution to a long standing problem."
The Shotgun story began after meeting up with two exceptionally talented guitarists: Colin James and Joe Bonamassa. Both of these players are heavily influenced by blues and use similar setups on stage. Colin uses two or three amps in mono plus a direct out while Joe uses four amps arranged in stereo.
In both cases, their guitar techs told us that before every concert, they spend hours battling against noise trying various options and more often than not, they simply give up and live with the horrendous hum and buzz caused by so-called ground loops. Ground loops seem to come from nowhere. Although most amps cause problems, vintage tube amps are most problematic due to their less than ideal grounding schemes and huge ground voltage discrepancies. When connected together, this manifests itself in the form of uncontrollable hum.
The first line of defence is to connect all of the amps to the same power bar. On the surface, this makes sense. However, if you consider most AC outlets in America provide 115 volts with 15 amps of current, and a 100 watt amp draws about 3 amps, if you are using 4 amps plus a bunch of pedals, you may exceed the circuit's current carrying capacity and blowing a fuse half-way through a show is not a good option. In Europe, a typical electrical outlet delivers 220V with 7.5 amps of current. The same rules apply. Using 50 watt amps do not fare much better while bigger amps exacerbate the problem. Invariably, more than one circuit is generally put to work and when two amps are bridged together, this is where the hum problems begin to manifest. One very dangerous solution is to disconnect the safety U ground. Never do it. What this essentially does is take away the only preventative measure you have from being electrocuted on stage. Musicians have died because of this. Disconnecting the electrical ground is not only illegal, it can be lethal.
The Shotgun solves the problem in another way. Instead of disconnecting the electrical ground, it is designed to allow you to disconnect the audio ground. This is achieved by introducing isolation transformers into the audio signal path. These innovative devices pass audio while blocking hum-causing stray DC voltages that upset the audio. This is supplemented with ground lift and polarity reverse switches to further eliminate noise and then phase-align the amps.
Another innovation is the way we have designed the architecture. It can be used in either mono or stereo to suit various stage setups. Today, it is common for artists to record every show and once in the studio, songs may be edited using a Reamp™ to fix a bad note or replace the track with a better guitar tone or as a means to eliminate stage noise. This is easily done under the more controlled environment of a studio.
Finally, the Shotgun was made as compact as possible to fit on or under a pedalboard and uses a standard 9V Boss-style power supply to make it as easy as possible to integrate into a pedalboard. Please note the power supply is not included as most musicians today employ a multi-pedal power brick.
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