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Radial Tonebone Switchbone ABY Switcher – New Radial Boost Distortion Guitar Effect Pedal

£502.80

Take your tone to the next level. The Switchbone ABY from Radial Engineerings Tonebone range is a premium high performance ABY guitar amp switcher. With this unit youll always be able to deliver the natural tone of your instrument to whichever amplifier you choose. Theres no distortion or noise. The Switchbone also boasts an integrated…

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The Radial Tonebone Switchbone ABY Switcher is in New condition and made by Radial , it is a great Boost Distortion Guitar Effect Pedal – Take your tone to the next level. The Switchbone ABY from Radial Engineerings Tonebone range is a premium high performance ABY guitar amp switcher. With this unit youll always be able to deliver the natural tone of your instrument to whichever amplifier you choose. Theres no distortion or noise. The Switchbone also boasts an integrated 3-position mid boost for when you need that razor-sharp edge for those face-melting solos! This is the best most natural ABY switcher that money can buy. . Available from Just Pedals for only £ 502.8 Stage ready and rock solid durability Just like the whole Tonebone range. The Switchbone is crafted from 14 gauge steel. This ensures itll be ready to endure the bumps and knocks synonymous with live performance. Youll free free to effortlessly switch between amps show after show without worrying about damage to your speakers or degradation of signal quality. The innovative LED lights allow you to easily see which amplifier is selected. Thanks to silent tuning this is the ideal choice to accompany you on stage. Specifications Circuit type: 100 discrete class-A hand inserted parts Input impedance: Variable with Drag™ control Output impendence: 10K Ω Drag™: Load correction circuit for pickups Output-1: Class-A buffered direct Output-2: Class-A buffered transformer isolated Power booster: Unity gain to +15dB Mid boost: +9dB @ 800Hz +5dB @ 1kHz Tuner output: Buffered always-on 1/4″ jack Switching: Photocell assisted 5m-sec rise time LED indicators: Large 3mm OD ultra-bright LEDs Ground lift: Lifts ground at Output-2 Polarity reverse: 180° (phase) reverse at Output 2 Construction: 14 gauge steel baked enamel finish Size: 6.9 x 4.25 x 2.1″ (175 x 108 x 54mm) Weight: 2.35lb (1.06kg) Production: Made in Canada Power supply: 15VDC 400mA center pole positive Product Code: R800-7081-00

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About Radial

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Radial Engineering Ltd., commonly known as Radial, is a prominent manufacturer of audio equipment and accessories, including guitar pedals, direct boxes, signal processors, and audio interfaces. Founded in 1991 by Peter Janis, Radial has earned a reputation for producing high-quality, durable products designed to meet the demands of professional musicians, engineers, and audio technicians.

Among Radial’s lineup of guitar pedals, the Tonebone series stands out, offering a variety of effects pedals designed to enhance tone and performance. One notable pedal is the Radial Tonebone Classic distortion pedal, which delivers classic overdrive and distortion tones with versatile controls for shaping the sound. Additionally, Radial offers a range of other pedals, including boosters, compressors, and switchers, designed to provide musicians with reliable tools for achieving their desired sound.

In addition to pedals, Radial is known for its direct boxes, such as the popular Radial JDI passive direct box, which is widely used in professional recording studios and live sound applications for its transparent sound and robust build quality. With a commitment to innovation and quality, Radial continues to be a trusted name in the audio industry, offering a wide range of products designed to meet the needs of musicians and audio professionals worldwide.

  • Boost
  • A “boost” pedal, also known as a “clean boost,” is a type of guitar effects pedal designed to increase the volume of the guitar signal without adding significant distortion or coloration to the tone. Boost pedals are used to amplify the signal level, allowing guitarists to achieve higher volume levels or to push their amplifier into overdrive for increased saturation and sustain.

    Boost pedals typically feature a simple interface with controls for adjusting the level of boost, often represented by a single knob or a toggle switch. When engaged, the boost pedal increases the gain of the signal passing through it, effectively amplifying the sound. Unlike overdrive or distortion pedals, which introduce clipping and saturation to the signal, boost pedals aim to provide a clean and transparent volume increase.

    Boost pedals are versatile tools that can serve various purposes in a guitarist’s rig:

    1. **Volume Boost**: Boost pedals can be used to increase the volume of the guitar signal, allowing players to stand out during solos or to compensate for differences in volume between guitars or pickup settings.

    2. **Overdrive Stacking**: Boost pedals are commonly used to push the front end of an overdrive or distortion pedal, resulting in increased saturation and sustain. By placing the boost pedal before a drive pedal in the signal chain, guitarists can achieve higher levels of gain and distortion without sacrificing clarity or dynamics.

    3. **Amp Pushing**: Boost pedals can also be used to drive the input stage of a tube amplifier harder, causing the amp to naturally overdrive and produce a more saturated and harmonically rich tone. This is particularly useful for guitarists seeking to achieve classic tube amp breakup at lower volume levels.

    4. **Tone Shaping**: Some boost pedals feature EQ controls or tone shaping options, allowing guitarists to tailor the frequency response of their signal. These pedals can be used to boost specific frequencies or to shape the overall tonal characteristics of the guitar sound.

    Overall, boost pedals are essential tools for guitarists looking to enhance their tone, increase volume levels, or drive their amplifier into overdrive for added saturation and sustain. Whether used as a standalone effect or in combination with other pedals, boost pedals offer versatility and flexibility in shaping the guitar sound.

  • Distortion
  • A distortion pedal is a type of guitar effects pedal used to add gain, saturation, and harmonic distortion to the guitar signal, resulting in a more aggressive and gritty tone. Distortion pedals are widely used across various music genres, particularly in rock, metal, punk, and alternative styles, to achieve heavier and more intense guitar tones.

    Here are the key features and functions of a distortion pedal:

    1. **Gain (or Drive)**: The gain control adjusts the amount of distortion applied to the guitar signal. Increasing the gain setting increases the level of saturation and overdrive, resulting in a more distorted and aggressive tone. Lower gain settings produce a cleaner sound with less distortion.

    2. **Tone**: The tone control adjusts the frequency response of the distorted signal, allowing you to tailor the tonal characteristics of the distortion effect. Depending on the pedal, the tone control may boost or cut specific frequency ranges, such as bass, midrange, or treble, to shape the overall sound.

    3. **Level (or Output)**: The level control adjusts the overall output volume of the distorted signal. This allows you to match the level of the distorted signal with the rest of your effects chain or amplifier, ensuring consistent volume levels when engaging the pedal.

    4. **Mode (or Voice)**: Some distortion pedals feature multiple modes or voicings that offer different types of distortion or gain characteristics. These modes may include options such as “Vintage,” “Modern,” or “High Gain,” each providing a distinct tonal flavor and level of saturation.

    Distortion pedals offer several benefits and creative uses for guitarists:

    – **Increased Gain and Sustain**: By adding gain and saturation to the guitar signal, distortion pedals increase the overall volume and sustain of the instrument, allowing notes and chords to ring out longer and with more intensity.

    – **Tonal Shaping**: Distortion pedals often include tone controls that allow you to shape the frequency response of the distorted signal. This allows you to dial in the desired amount of bass, midrange, and treble to suit your playing style and musical preferences.

    – **Emphasis of Harmonics**: Distortion pedals emphasize the harmonics and overtones present in the guitar signal, resulting in a richer, more complex tone with added depth and character. This can make lead lines and solos stand out and cut through the mix more effectively.

    – **Versatility and Flexibility**: Distortion pedals come in a wide range of styles and voicings, from mild overdrive to high-gain distortion. This versatility allows you to choose a pedal that best suits your playing style, musical genre, and tonal preferences.

    Overall, distortion pedals are essential tools for guitarists seeking to achieve heavier, more aggressive, and saturated tones. Whether used subtly to add warmth and edge to clean tones or used more aggressively to create crushing distortion, distortion pedals can enhance your guitar tone and bring new dimensions to your playing.

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