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  • "The Radial PZ-Pre is an important front-line piece of gear for anyone who switches instruments on the fly. Radial really got this one sorted out right!"

    Jerry Douglas
    (Alison Krauss and Union Station)
    Jerry Douglas
  • "The Radial PZ-PRE is the absolute top with my violins for the road as well as in the studio."

    Jean Luc Ponty
    (Violin - Frank Zappa, Elton John, John Mclaughlin, Al Di Meola)
    Jean Luc Ponty
  • "The Radial PZ-PRE is the most natural sounding Acoustic preamp we have ever used, not to mention its road-tested durability. Thanks Radial."

    Zac Brown
    (Grammy winner - Zac Brown band)
    Zac Brown
  • "With the Radial PZ-Pre on James Taylor's guitars, the result is a substantial sonic improvement imparting a rich, natural and open sound. Thanks to Radial for creating this elegant tool."


    David Morgon
    Engineer for James Taylor
    James Taylor
  • "Radial PZ-Pre is just amazing! It sounds killer and is very convenient and helpful. The EQs are very efficient and musical. This is the very best preamp I found so far!"

    Antoine Dufour
    (Amazing fingerstyle guitarist - Candyrat Records recording artist)
    Antoine Dufour
  • "Before the Radial PZ-Pre, the sound quality of my acoustic guitar would always vary from venue to venue. The PZ-Pre allows me to dial-in my acoustic once, and now my guitar sounds great. I'll never do a show without it."

    Javier Colon
    (Solo Artist)
    Javier Colon
  • "The Radial PZ-Pre is now a staple in my palette. It gives me a full, clean, and dynamic response, and authentically translates my banjo sound in any stage situation. I'm never worried about my sound with the PZ-Pre."


    Ryan Cavanaugh
    (Banjo - Bill Evans, Sam Bush, Victor Wooten, Bela Fleck, Robben Ford)
    Ryan Cavanaugh
  • "The Radial PZ-Pre is an absolute life saver for us. I can say in complete honesty that there is no way that we could produce the kind of quality acoustic show without the use of your fine products."


    Keb' Mo'
    (Grammy-winning roots and blues singer/songwriter/guitarist)
    Keb' Mo'
  • "I rely on my Radial PZ-Pre Acoustic pre amp and J-48 DI for all live performances. They maintain the natural acoustic sound of my guitars and the PZ-Pre gives me plenty of EQ when I need it"

    Guthrie Trapp
    (Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker, Trisha Yearwood, George Jones, Alison Krauss)
    Guthrie Trapp
  • "As soon as I tried the Radial PZ-Pre, I was amazed at how warm and musical it sounded. It is clean and present, but not bright and delivers my guitar tone like a pickup should."

    Keith Sewell
    (Ricky Skaggs, Lyle Lovett; Dixie Chicks, Kentucky Thunder; Sam Bush)
    Keith Sewell
  • "The PZ-Pre elevates the sound of my guitar to a more powerful sonic level while retaining the acoustic DNA. It sounds warm, full and transparent. Thanks to Radial, I am a happy man."


    Pierre Bensusan
    (Guitarist - Dadgad Music)
    Pierre Bensusan

PZ-Pre ACOUSTIC Instrument Preamp

Part no. R800 7085
  • Two channels to switch between instruments
  • Notch & resonance filters eliminate feedback
  • Pre & Post Radial DI outputs for PA and monitors
  • Power booster and mute for more control on stage

The Radial Tonebone PZ-Pre™ is the most powerful acoustic preamplifier ever to be put inside a pedal. And when we say acoustic, we do not just mean acoustic guitar - we mean ANY acoustic instrument including banjo, violin, cello, mandolin, contrabass, bouzouki or lute. The magic lies in the combination of high performance 100% discrete class-A PZB piezo boosters, an ultra-quiet preamp circuit that will adapt to any pickup system and a host of connectivity options that will put you in total control.

The PZ-Pre is equipped with two inputs for quick instrument changes on stage. These can also be combined to blend two pickups together if you so desire. Features include a powerful yet warm sounding semi-parametric EQ to tailor your sound, feedback eliminating controls including a dual-Q notch filter to surgically remove feedback, a high-pass filter to cut low frequency resonance, and a phase reverse switch to eliminate hot spots on stage. It is also equipped with a host of outputs: a ¼" hi-Z instrument out for an on-stage amp, a pre-EQ balanced XLR output for the PA system and a post EQ XLR out for stage wedges or in-ear monitors. A dedicated tuner out with mute switch lets you quietly tune on-stage. There's even a combination power booster - effects loop to add sizzle and dynamics to the performance and extra presence when soloing!

Compact and easy to use, the Radial PZ-Pre packs in all of the features you need to take your acoustic instrument from home to studio and club to concert.

SB-48UB

Phantom Power Supply with Instrument Output

PZDI

Orchestral
Instrument DI

BigShot I/O

True Bypass Instrument Selector

pz-pre APPLICATIONS

Using two acoustic guitars on stage

The PZ-Pre is the perfect stage partner for switching between two acoustics. You can have one for backup, alternate tuning or switch from 6-string to 12-string with ease.

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Using upright and electric acoustic

Switch between contrabass and electric or acoustic bass with a simple foot stomp! The PZ-Pre's input is easily optimized to work with finicky piezo pickups for deeper more natural tone.

Using the PZ-Pre on violin and mandolin

Using the PZ-Pre with a piezo transducer will give you more gain before feedback than a microphone. You will be surprised at how good a piezo can sound when connected to a PZ-Pre!