The idea for a stand-alone Drag™ control
device came as the natural evolution of Drag control's
presence on several other Radial devices, such
as the JD7™
guitar signal splitter-reamper, the JDV™
direct box and SGI™
Studio Guitar Interface as well as the Tonebone
JD7 - first Radial device
with Drag™ control .
JDV DI with Drag.
Loopbone with Drag control.
The benefits of the Drag™ control on these
devices has been such that many players and engineers
were asking us for a way to get Drag added to
the guitar signal before wireless transmitters
and other buffered devices that cause the true
tone of the guitar to be compromised.
The trick was to get this Drag control into a
package that doesn't interfere with the player
using it on stage. It had to be small, light weight
and easy to attach to a guitar strap or belt.
Several prototypes were made and the final result
meets all of the design objectives perfectly.