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  • "The Bassbone sounds great and I use it consistently. It lets me EQ the highs for the right slap and rounds out the low end to give me the deep rich tone of a traditional bass. With my Bassbone, I get the sound I want and send it to the PA the way I like it."

    Chuck Rainey - Bassist
    (Steely Dan, Barbra Streisand)
    Chuck Rainey
  • "Talk about accentuating the positive! The bassbone lets me dial in the "sweet spot" to get the sound I want. Simple and straight ahead, the Bassbone works. Whether I'm in the studio or playing live, I'm never without my Bassbone!"

    Will Lee - Bassist
    (Letterman Show band, Billy Joel, Donald Fagan,George Benson, Bob James, Dave Matthews, Spyro Gyra)
    Will Lee
  • "I have to say – the Bassbone is one fabulous little gizmo! It can be modern or a little edgy, dirty and even woofy! It lets me record straight from the 'bone to ProTools! Works great on guitar too. Well done!"

    Benny Rietveld - Bassist
    (Santana, Miles Davis, John Lee Hooker)
    Benny Rietveld
  • "I'm impressed when using the Radial Bassbone & DI in my bass rig. Not only does it improve my sound, it's essential for me to easily switch between acoustic and electric basses while matching both instrument levels. Thanks, Radial!"

    Rhonda Smith - Bassist
    (Jeff Beck, Prince, Beyonce, Chaka Khan, Patrice Rushen, Justin Timberlake)
    Rhonda Smith
  • "The Radial Bassbone gives me 2 channels so I can use my electric and acoustic basses while using only one channel on my amp. Finally, my sound gets sent to the PA system by a clean, built-in DI that sounds consistently great!"

    John Patitucci - Bassist
    (Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, 2 Grammy awards - 9 nominations)
    John Patitucci
  • "My two basses have significantly different output levels and witching them live used to be a hassle. Not anymore! With the Bassbone it's seamless. I really, really love the Bassbone"

    Alex Webster - Bassist
    (Cannibal Corpse)
    Alex Webster
  • "The Bassbone is just what I have been looking for...I can maintain the integrity of two instruments on stage or in the studio with control over the balance and keep my high standards for my low notes!"

    Nathan East - Bassist
    (Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Michael Buble, Celine Dion, Usher)
    Nathan East
  • "I love the Bassbone! It makes switching instruments and having a maximum of tonal control on stage easy. Plus it fits in a gig bag. The DI sounds great as well! Thanks Radial!"

    Kevin Smith - Bassist
    (Dwight Yoakam, Willie Nelson)
    Kevin Smith
  • "Just to say that the Bassbone is fantastic. I really can't remember the last time I plugged in a foot-pedal and immediately thought "Well, this one's staying in the set-up..."

    Mark King - Bassist
    (Founding member and bassist - Level 42)
    Mark King
  • "The Bassbone is extremely versatile: The two inputs let me drive active and passive basses, theres a simple, effective EQ—it reminds me of my favourite Ampeg SVT amp— and the adjustable boost is great for solos."

    Steve Bailey - Bassist
    (Victor Wooten, Bass Extremes, Willie Nelson, Jethro Tull, The Rippingtons)
    Steve Bailey

Bassbone Bass Preamp and DI Box

Part no. R800 7070
  • Two-channel bass preamp for 1 or 2 basses
  • Built-in Radial direct box with low-Z balanced out
  • Combination power boost and effects loop
  • Powerful EQ and contour control for each bass

The Radial Bassbone is a power-packed bass preamp that combines on-stage efficiency, amazing tonal control and superb audio performance making it the ideal front end for both live and studio recording.

Designed as a bass command center, the Bassbone lets you connect two basses and seamlessly toggle between them using a footswitch. Each channel is equipped with a separate level control to balance the two instruments. This is augmented with a unique EQ that enables you to adjust the tone for each instrument to match with your bass amp. In fact, the EQ is so powerful that you can toggle between channels to emulate switching from a P-Bass to a Rickey using the same bass! For added stage control, a second footswitch engages a power booster for soloing. This works double duty to turn on an effects loop.

The Bassbone's highly acclaimed audio circuit features full sized discrete electronics for optimal signal flow to deliver the sound of your bass to your amp with minimal distortion or artefact. Outputs include a ¼" instrument output for the stage amp, separate always-on tuner out, and a built-in Radial direct box to feed the PA or recording system.

The Bassbone ... finally a pedal that gives you control and great tone in one.


Effects Loop Controller


ABY Amp Selector


Coming Soon


Using the Bassbone with two bases

The Bassbone is designed to let you switch between any two basses. Use channel-1 and your amp's EQ to set you primary tone. Use channel-2's ultra powerful EQ to compensate so that each instrument sounds its best.

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Switching between upright and electric

The Bassbone's high performance preamp is well suited for all instruments including upright bass. This lets you toggle between electric and acoustic and optimize the tone going to your stage amp and the PA system. Add effects pedals using the built-in effects loop.

Using the Bassbone with one bass

The Bassbone is the ultimate front end for any bass. Channel-1 can be set flat or augmented with two modern presets. Channel-2's 3 band EQ is so powerful that it can turn your P-bass into a Rickenbacker!