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™ Using & Applications
The JDX Direct-Drive™ is a unique device that emulates the sound of a guitar amplifier while doubling up as a direct box. In other words, with the Direct-Drive on a pedalboard, you can do a gig without carrying an amp to the club or record silently using all your favorite pedals. The design begins with a ¼" guitar input and passive thru-put to feed a stage amp plus a dedicated tuner output. The signal then passes through a series of filters to create Radial's signature JDX™ tone. This is modelled after the sound of a Shure SM57™ in front of a Marshall™ 4x12 cabinet. This is augmented with two amp settings that add the character of a Marshall JCM™ head or Fender Twin™ combo to the mix. These can be further tailored using a presence switch to add extra sparkle. The amp tone signal exits the Direct-Drive via either a ¼" guitar level output or via a balanced XLR to feed the PA. The Direct-Drive may be powered using a standard 9V power supply or typical pedalboard power brick. (PDF download).
Before making connections, it is good practice to turn your PA or recording system down as this will prevent connection and power-up transients from damaging more sensitive components such as tweeters. Plug a 9V power supply into the Direct-Drive. You can use any standard Boss-style PSU or power brick to supply power; the power supply is not included. Once plugged in, the LED will illuminate to let you know power is being received. A cable clamp is available should you wish to lock in the power connection. Simply loosen the screw, pass the power adaptor cable through the hole and re-tighten.
Set the four top-mounted switches to the off or bottom 'start' position. To test, connect your guitar directly to the Direct-Drive input and the XLR output to your PA or recording system. Begin playing as you slowly increase the level on your audio system. Try the VOICING switch by changing the amplifier tones.
- Bottom: JDX
This emulates the sound of a 4x12 cabinet with a mic. It tends to have a fair bit of mid-range and works very well to cut through the mix.
- Middle: STACK
This will bring out a ton of bottom end to produce a big fat tone. Try adding a bit of top-end using the bright switch. This works like a presence switch on an amp.
- Top: COMBO
This creates a brighter more open tone. It sounds great on cleaner signals using a delay and chorus. If you want more upper shimmer, try using the bright switch.
You are now ready to add your guitar pedals. For fun, plug your guitar into your overdrive, chorus and delay. Now go back and retest the amp settings using distortion and effects. This is where the Direct-Drive truly comes to life!
Rear Panel 1/4" Connections
There are four ¼" connectors on the rear panel along with the balanced XLR out:
Used to connect your guitar or signal chain from effect pedals.
Bypasses all amp simulation and sends an untouched signal to your stage amp.
Used to connect a tuner – keeping it out of the signal path.
Used to send the wet amp tone to recorder or second amplifier.
Rear Panel Balanced Output
This active output is used to feed a PA or recording system. This follows the AES standard with pin-1 ground, pin-2 (+) and pin-3 (-). It is a mic level output and thus should be connected to a standard mic input on a mixer or studio preamp. The XLR out has two top panel functions:
This toggles pins-2 and 3 at the XLR output and is primarily used as a creative tool to phase correct the direct output so that it better aligns with a microphone in front of an amp. This of course assumes you are using the 'thru' out to feed a stage amp and will be combining the two channels. It can also be used if interfacing your Direct-Drive with an older vintage preamp that may not follow the AES standard.
This disconnects pin-1 on the XLR to help reduce hum and buzz caused by ground loops. Hum often finds its way into audio systems due to voltage discrepancies within the power system. Lifting the ground disconnects the audio ground in between the Direct-Drive and the PA or recording system which can often alleviate noise. If you hear buzz, try pushing the switch upwards.
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