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
JDX Direct-Drive™ Development
It takes years for a product to achieve ‘industry standard’ recognition. Radial has had the good fortune to gain this level of support for products like the Radial JDI™ and J48™ direct boxes. These are primarily used on bass and acoustic to deliver the pure tone of the instrument with minimal distortion and artifact. In other words, they do not color the sound.
More recently, the Radial JDX 48™ has begun to turn heads by delivering the opposite to the PA system. Instead of sending a pure signal to the PA, the JDX 48 employs a series of filters that color the tone so that it better replicates the sound of an electric guitar going through an amp and guitar cabinet. The reason for this is simple: guitar amps typically employ 12” speakers. They do not employ high frequency drivers or tweeters as these tend to sound harsh and ‘buzzy’. The JDX 48 filters emulate the sound of a Shure SM57™ microphone in front of a Marshall™ 4x12 cabinet. What makes the JDX 48 all the more interesting is that when it is connected in between the amp and cabinet, it also captures the reactive load from the amp and back electro-motive force from the cabinet. This creates a more realistic tone. Is it perfect? No, of course not. There is no substitution for standing in front of Marshall™ stack and moving around to get feedback or just enjoy the sheer power. But with more and more top artists and sound engineers now using the JDX 48 instead of a mic, you can certainly count on it as being good. In fact, very good.
But the JDX 48 has one big problem: It is designed to work with an amplifier. You cannot plug your favorite overdrive into it and do the gig. This is one of the requests that we hear most often. Guitarists do not necessarily want to bring an amp to every gig and in the studio, they often prefer to record quietly instead of blasting out at volume 10. This was the impetus for developing the JDX Direct-Drive.
The Direct Drive basically takes on the challenge where the JDX 48 left off, by simulating the effect of playing through a guitar amp. The advanced filter gives you three options along with a bright switch for options 2 and 3:
- Basic JDX sound
- Half stack
- Open back
Critical to the sound is the way the Direct-Drive emulates playing through a guitar cabinet, while playing through wedge monitors, powered speakers or in-ear monitors. Is it perfect? No, but once again it is very, very convincing and best of all; it will get you there instantly. You just plug in your favorite pedals, select the amp and cabinet tone you like, and presto!
Establishing the feature set was straight ahead. We wanted the Direct-Drive to be super easy to use. So it has a guitar input and a balanced line output to feed the PA system. We then added a thru output that sends the input signal to a guitar amp. This allows the guitarist to use his stage amp while the FOH engineer can capture both the amp and the Direct-Drive signals. He can then mix them together as needed. This output is outfitted with a polarity reverse for phase-aligning the direct sound with a mic, and a ground lift to help eliminate hum and buzz from ground loops.
We then added a tuner out so that we can keep these nasty devices out of the signal path. Finally, we added an AUX out that produces the same signal as the balanced XLR out. This, we felt, could be used to feed a recording system, clean power amp or maybe some special effect. In other words, the Direct-Drive gives you tons of connectivity options. Finally, we arranged the power so that it could employ a standard 9V supply for easy integration into a pedalboard.
The JDX Direct-Drive may well be the first realistic sounding analog amp simulator to ever grace a pedalboard!
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