Tonebone Bassbone V2 Top View
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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
  • "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
Tonebone Bassbone V2

Bassbone V2™ Bass Preamp & DI Box

Part No. R800 7071
  • Two-channel bass preamp for 1 or 2 basses
  • Built-in Radial DI with low-Z balanced out for the PA
  • Combination power booster, effects loop and mute
  • Powerful EQ and level controls for each bass

Like the original, the second generation Bassbone V2 features the same award-winning audio circuit that has made the Bassbone a top choice for many of the world's most prominent bass players including Marcus Miller, John Patitucci, Rhonda Smith and Victor Wooten.

Simply stated, the Bassbone V2 is a bass command center. Connect any two basses and seamlessly toggle between them using a footswitch. Each channel has a separate level control to balance the two instruments and is augmented with a unique EQ that enables you to adjust the tone to match your bass amp. In fact, the passive-interactive EQ is so powerful, you can toggle between channels to emulate switching from a P-Bass to a Rickey using the same bass! A special PZB booster adds yet another dimension - allowing you to connect a piezo, such as used on an upright bass when doubling.

With the Bassbone V2, you get even more: A boost footswitch can be used to either engage a power booster for solos or can be assigned as a mute switch for quiet on-stage tuning. A third footswitch lets you activate the effects loop which is equipped with a wet-dry control to retain the tone of the original instrument and then mix-in as much of the effect as you like. The effects can be assigned to either channel or both. Once processed, you can send your sound to a stage amp, tuner and to the PA system using the built-in Radial DI box.

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. Comes equipped with 15VDC power supply.

"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
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Using the Bassbone V2 with two bases
The Bassbone V2 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 V2'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 V2 with one bass
The Bassbone V2 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!