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"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."

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David Abdo
(Bassbone OD Review)
  • "Mother of God!! What a frickin awesome pedal. Thank you Radial! What a killer overdrive sound! I've been jamming on it for days and haven't even bored myself yet. Great job!"

    Mark King - Bassist
    (Level 42)
    Mark King
  • "This is another amazingly useful and well-designed piece from Radial. You get the best of both worlds - modern beef with retro distortion!"

    Benny Rietveld - Bassist
    (Santana, Miles Davis,
    John Lee Hooker, Larry Coryell)
    Benny Rietveld
  • "I've always felt that using distortion on bass required a compromise. There was always something that you would lose in order to gain a little grit! Those days are over! Bassbone OD delivers great overdrive and you get to keep your sound. Brilliant!"

    Danny Miranda - Bassist
    (Queen - Paul Rodgers, Blue Öyster Cult)
    Danny Miranda
  • "I used the new Bassbone OD to record my German acoustic bowing parts for Jeff Beck's new album sans distortion. I just added a touch of EQ. Was nice and the bass sounded great!"

    Rhonda Smith - Bassist
    (Jeff Beck, Prince, Beyonce, Chaka Khan, Patrice Rushen, Justin Timberlake)
    Rhonda Smith
  • "The Bassbone OD is absolutely brilliant! The tone is so natural without sounding compressed. It is a bass player's best friend."

    Dennis Crouch - Bassist
    (Diana Krall, T-Bone Burnett)
    Dennis Crouch
  • "The dual EQs and Piezo option make it perfect for live switching from upright to electric bass while not sacrificing the subtleties of your tone. The Bassbone OD is my new go-to preamp, DI, distortion and AB... all in one box!"

    Eric Holden - Bassist
    (BoDeans, Five For Fighting)
    Eric Holden
  • "The Bassbone OD is truly an amazing pedal. As I went through all the different features I got so many flashbacks of different situations I have been in that I really could have used or desperately needed the Bassbone OD. Really clever and it sounds Amazing!"

    Victor Brandt - Bassist
    (Entombed)
    Victor Brandt
  • "The Bassbone OD is a game changer. Finally there is a bass overdrive that doesn't lose all the low-end when you really drive it! The controls are simple, but super effective. I don't want to give it back. It's just THAT good!"

    Mike Kroeger - Bassist
    (Nickelback)
    Mike Kroeger
  • "The Bassbone OD is a two channel preamp with full EQ, a 10 Meg input, effects loop, headphone amp, my FAVOURITE OVERDRIVE, a full featured DI and light enough to throw into a gig bag? Are you kidding me, I'm loving this thing!!!"

    Ric Fierabracci - Bassist
    (Chick Corea, Billy Cobham, Sir Tom Jones)
    Ric Fierabracci
  • "This is a Wonderful unit, with all the features and more than any player would need, Thank you Radial for all your amazing products."

    Carlos Puerto - Bassist
    (Chick Corea, Don Grusin,
    Herbie Hancock, John Williams)
    Carlos Puerto
  • "Radial's new Bassbone OD is great. Two excellent-sounding, tweakable channels give me everything that I need...with a cool headphone amplifier built-in, no less and Radial's stunning build quality. Rich, smooth, quiet and surprisingly smooth!"

    Justin Meldal-Johnsen - Bassist
    (Nine Inch Nails, Beck, Tori Amos, Macy Gray)
    Justin M-Johnsen

Bassbone OD 2-channel bass preamp

Part no. R800 7072
  • Toggle between any two basses with ease
  • Bass overdrive with wet-dry control for extra grit
  • Drag control load correction for vintage basses
  • PZB booster and 10 meg piezo input for upright

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. Channel-A is equipped with a PZB booster switch that increases the sensitivity and load to 10 meg ohms to optimize it for use with piezo transducers as commonly used on upright bass. Channel-B takes a different slant with Drag Control load correction to optimize the tone and feel when using a passive instrument such as a vintage Fender bass. Toggling between channels is done using a footswitch and both channels may be mixed together by depressing the blend switch, should a dual pickup system be in use. Outputs include a ¼' instrument level output to feed the artist's on-stage amplifier plus a balanced low-Z Radial DI box output to feed the PA system. The XLR output can be assigned pre or post effects to suit the engineer's preference. A separately buffered tuner output works with the mute footswitch for quiet on-stage tuning.

For bassists that employ effects, both input channels can share the same pedals by connecting via the built-in send & receive effects loop. This is augmented with an on-board bass overdrive with control over the drive level and tone. A wet-dry mix lets you add slight grit similar to an Ampeg SVT or full on distortion depending on your mood. The OD footswitch may be assigned to the loop, overdrive or both. Finally, a built-in headphone amp with 3.5mm output lets you use the Bassbone on the bus for those long drives between gigs. Comes equipped with 15VDC power supply.

The Bassbone OD... the world's most powerful bass preamp in a pedal.

BIGSHOT MIX

Wet-dry Effects Loop

TEXAS

Dual Mode Overdrive

SB-48UB

Phantom Power Supply with Instrument Output

Bassbone OD APPLICATIONS

Bassbone OD with two basses

Toggle between your favorite vintage bass and your active 5 string using the middle footswitch and send the signal to your amp. Mute the signal using the right hand footswitch for quiet on-stage tuning using the tuner out.

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Bassbone OD with electric and upright

Whether you play jazz, pop or orchestral works, the Bassbone OD lets you switch between a passive bass with magnetic pickups to an upright with piezo while optimizing the tone for each.  Add effects to the signal path using the built-in effects loop.

Combine two pickups and mix together

Connect the TRS (stereo out) from your dual-element bass to combine a magnetic pickup with a piezo using the blend switch. Set the levels and tone for each pickup to suit. The Bassbone OD acts like a mini 2 channel mixer!