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
Shotgun™ Using & Applications
The following page describes how to use the Radial Shotgun. For more details, feel free to download the full manual by clicking the icon at left.
Before making connections ensure your amplifiers are either turned off or volume turned down. This will avoid unpleasant plug in transients that could shorten the lifespan of more sensitive components. Set all of the ground lift and 180° polarity reverse switches to the down position. Plug in your 9V power supply. This should be a standard 'Boss' type guitar pedal adaptor or 9V supply from a multi-pedal power brick. There is no power switch on the Shotgun. Once the power supply is connected, it will turn on and the top panel LED will illuminate to let you know power is on.
Connecting to and from the Shotgun is done using standard ¼" hi-Z coaxial guitar cables. Better quality, low-capacitance cables with 90% to 100% shield will improve signal-to-noise. Keeping cables as short as possible on the input side will reduce susceptibility to noise. Once the signal has passed through the Shotgun, longer cables may be used as the Shotgun will buffer the signal and lower the impedance to enable cable runs up to 15 meters (50') without appreciable noise. The Shotgun is a unity gain device. Whatever signal you put in, it will put out - producing the same relative output volume.
To start, test using one input and one output by connecting your guitar to input-1 and your amp to output-1. Note output-1 is the default output and should always be used. This output is not isolated in order to provide a safety ground to the guitar. It should be connected to an amplifier with a proper electrical ground. For safety, always test at a low volume before increasing the levels. Turn up the volume on your amp. You should be getting a nice clean signal. Add your second amp by connecting it from the Shotgun's output-2. If you hear noise, try lifting the ground by pushing the ouput-2 ground lift switch in the up position. Repeat for any additional amplifiers.
Using the 180° polarity reverse
Using amp-1 (output-1) as your reference and amp-2 as the comparator, the easiest way to check to make sure your amps are in phase is to point them at each other, face-to-face or speaker-to-speaker. When you play, if the sound is thin or distant, you are likely out of phase. Simply push the 180º polarity reverse switch in the upward position to bring the two amps in phase. Repeat for amps 3 and 4 – always using amp-1 as the reference.
Using the Shotgun in stereo
In setups where you may have a stereo chorus or multi-tap delay on your pedalboard, sending the output from the pedal to your amps will often cause hum and buzz due to a ground loop. This is because most pedals are not equipped with isolation transformers to prevent the noise.
Simply connect the left and right outputs from your chorus to the Shotgun's 1 and 2 inputs. Once connected to input-2, the Shotgun will automatically shift from mono-mode to stereo-mode. When in stereo-mode, input-1 is routed to outputs 1 and 2, while input-2 is routed to outputs 3 and 4. Connect output-1 to your left amp and output-3 to your right amp. You can also add two additional amps on each side for larger stages.
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