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Radial Tonebone Hot British Tube Distortion Pedal

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Product Description

The Tonebone Hot British is distortion at its best! From fat hot-wired Marshall tones to the huge scooped out mid sounds, the Hot British is blistering brute force extraordinaire! Based on high-gain amplifier designs, the Hot British is tailored to extract ultra-rich harmonics and full-on saturated tube settings without the mud or noise that is typical with other pedals. The powerful EQ settings truly allow the player to dial in to the type of tones that create everything from chunky rhythms to sizzling lead solos. Best of all, even when pushing the Hot British beyond the limits, your natural dynamics and feel still shine through.

Welcome to a world where Tone reigns supreme, where dynamics live and breathe, and where uniqueness and individuality shine through. Welcome to Radial Tonebone.

Over twenty years ago, we started developing tube amplifier and tube pedal technology with a single goal in mind: To create devices for professional musicians that would combine exceptional sound quality with straight ahead functionality. In other words, build products that are intuitive and musical. Ultimately, we believe that these 'tools' will have achieved their goal by spurring on the creative process.

Radial products are used by many of the world's most notable professionals. These include Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Seal, The Rolling Stones, k d lang, Celine Dion, Nine Inch Nails, Journey, I Mother Earth, Randy Travis, The Barenaked Ladies, Tony Levin, Faith Hill, Janet Jackson, The Yellowjackets, Alain Caron, Al Demiola, The California Acoustic Trio, Any Difranco, Will Lee, Def Leppard, Styx, Santana, and so many others.

Over the next while, the Radial Tonebone line will expand with many new products for guitarists and bassists. We invite you to check back with us and send us your thoughts and comments, especially if you have an idea for a new device or even a twist on something old. The best and most innovative ideas always come from our friends and users!

Radial, True to the Music.

Tone.... Ask any professional guitar player and they will tell you that nothing is more important than tone. The Radial Tonebone is rich in harmonics and huge in its tonal range. From fat, cutting-edge rhythms to powerful screaming solos, the Tonebone has it all. Two Tonebones to chose from: Classic and Hot British.

Tonebone Classic
The Tonebone Classic is inspired by American guitar tradition. The natural distortion of the original Bassman, the sweet-spot of a Vintage Tweed, to those hot-rod amp tones that that smoke the blues and whistle Dixie all night long. They're are all in the Classic.

Tonebone Hot British
The Tonebone Hot British sweeps you from Liverpool to London, from the sound of a 4x12 double stack to the power-chord mayhem of metal thrashing over barbed wire. Tube distortion for those that want extreme.

The Magic Lantern!
Look inside and you'll see a warm glow; Tonebone uses tube driven circuitry to achieve a natural even harmonic saturation that's just not attainable with transistors and modelling. Move a knob and you know you have entered a world where control is all powerful and tonal range extreme. Every control is there for a reason... Tone. Even in the bypass position, Tonebone's 'true-bypass' give you the sound of your guitar, pure and real.

Built like a Tank...
Compact to fit on a pedal board and strong enough to drive over, Tonebone is made of 14-gauge steel throughout with a baked enamel finish to handle abuse. Our heavy-duty foot switch is designed to handle thousands of cycles to provide years of trouble-free performance.

No 'pretty boy' modeling here!
You wont find that 'pre-packaged and 'slicker than frozen-dinner' sound in Tonebone. We designed Tonebone to allow 'your natural stylings' to shine through. The worlds greatest guitar players got that way cause they found their own sound. This is their signature. This is what Radial Tonebone is all about: Tone, Dynamics and Individuality.

Product Specifications

Details & Specifications

  • Level control: Adjust the output level without altering any of the tonal characteristics
  • High & low control: These are post distortion active tone controls. Boost or cut from 12 o'clock position
    • Low: +/- 14.5 db @ 100 hz
    • High: +/- 10 db @ 4.3
  • Filter control: Balance the ratio of high frequencies between amplifier and unit
  • Drive control: Adjust overall amount of gain and overdrive
  • Top End switch:
    • Bright: +6 db @ 10 khz
    • Flat: Amp's bright switch is on)
    • Dark: -6 db @ 1.8 khz (Bright inputs)
  • Mid Boost switch:
    • +7 db @ 390 hz
    • +12 db @ 620 hz
  • Tube: 12AX7 vacuum tube inside (used in distortion stage)
  • Footswitch: True by-pass with red in/out status LED
  • 15v Power Adaptor Included
  • Weight: 3 lbs / 1.35 kg
  • Warranty: 1 year
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  604-942-1001 Warranty:  3 Year Transferrable
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