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
When we set out to develop the Twin-City, we had several key issues that we felt needed to be resolved in order to bring a truly effective solution to market.
At one extreme - we already offered the Switchbone™, which by all accounts, is one of the finest ABY switchers ever made. Although terrific, the Switchbone is quite large, requires a special 15 volt power supply and has more features than most players need. At the other extreme – The BigShot ABY™ is a passive true-bypass switcher. Although great for the purist, true-bypass switchers introduce noise that can be very audible with high gain amps and can lead to hum and buzz problems due to ground loops. And since it does not require any power, it does not have any LED indicators that is important for some players.
In order to ensure the signal remains as transparent as possible, we chose to use the same Class-A buffer design that is found in the Radial Switchbone and JD7™. Buffering the signal enables longer cable runs without noise and enables us to add all of the other features that are built in. It is worth noting that Radial buffers are used by Carlos Santana, John Petrucci and Steve Vai and these guys know tone! The only difference is that the circuit has been miniaturized in order to fit inside using SMT technology.
Many purists do not like the sound of buffers, and this makes sense. It is like switching from a Fender pickup to an EMG active. Once the signal is buffered it tends to sound glassy. To compensate, we invented Drag Control load correction that lets you reintroduce the perfect load on the pickup so that it sounds natural. This set & forget control is 'hidden' and requires a guitar pick to adjust.
Both true-bypass and relay based switchers create a hard mechanical contact when they are engaged. This causes a click in the guitar amps that can be horrendous when playing through high gain amps. To eliminate the 'hard' turn-on, special electronic impulse switching (EIS) was developed that quietly does the job without mechanical failure.
When combining two amps, often times, you will get tremendous hum and buzz. This is caused by what is commonly known as a ground loop. Lifting the electrical ground is against the law and can lead to electric shock. The Twin-City solves the problem with an isolation transformer on output B.
When playing two amps, they can often be out of phase where one speaker is moving forward while the other is moving backward. This causes the tone to sound distant and wide, lacking bass and mid range punch. To solve this problem, a 180⁰ polarity reverse is engaged.
As more and more players are using pedalboards, we realized that the Twin-City had to be as small as possible. We also found that by moving the input and output jacks to the top, more pedals could be aligned for greater density.
9 volt operation
No one likes batteries or wall warts. The trend today is to use a multi-pedal power brick. To work within this arena, we chose to power the Twin-City using a standard 9V supply. This lets you power the Twin-City along side other 9V pedals without having to concern yourself with voltage or polarity issues.
There is no denying... having LEDs on stage makes it easier to know which amp is active on your stage setup and removes the guess work. To this end, we added full sized LEDs to make it easy to view the status on a busy stage.
All of this to say... the Twin-City was crafted around delivering a series of solutions to address the many challenges guitarists face when dealing with two amps on stage. Today the Twin-City has become one of our top selling pedals and is on tour with stadium size acts including Lamb of God. We are confident that once you try one, you will never play without it!
- PREAMPS & BUFFERS