The Tonebone Classic is the most flexible Tonebone distortion pedal. With three drive settings and a variable drive control, you can dial in everything from dirt to drastic and everywhere in between.
The Classic's design is based on vintage overdrive sounds that started in the 1960's and 1970's and today remain some of the most sought after tones. The Classic is exceptionally dynamic and transparent and as such, is extremely adept at retaining your playing style and signature. Even at high distortion settings, you can turn your guitar level down and the Classic cleans up naturally and without the noise, hum or buzz that is common with most other pedals. At higher settings, every note remains distinct and the natural tone of the instrument shines 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, Radial Engineering 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, they 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.
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.
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.
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. Radial 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.