BC: Radial ToneBone introduced.
BC Canada - Radial Engineering, (The electronics division of J.P. CableTek
Electronics Ltd) is pleased to introduce two Radial ToneBone Tube Distortion
Pedals; the ToneBone Classic and the ToneBone Hot British.
in a compact foot-pedal enclosure, Radial ToneBone distortion
pedal features a hybrid 12AX7 tube and transistor circuitry that combine
to provide both tonal range and natural tube warmth.
to company president, Peter Janis: "We started playing with tube
distortion pedals in the late 1970s and over the past 20 years, have
refined the process to what many believe to be the finest distortion
pedals made today. In fact, even though the range is huge, it is almost
impossible to get a bad sound! Plug into the Tonebone pedals and
you will find a huge array of tonal textures all of which are rich in
harmonics while retaining the punch and dynamics of the instrument."
are offered; the ToneBone Classic derives its tone from amplifiers
used in the 60's and 70's while the ToneBone Hot British brings
forth the more aggressive sounds that have become popular in the 80's,
90's and 2000s!
feature a drive and output controls to set system levels, low and high
frequency active equalization, filtering, tone shaping and boost switches.
A heavy-duty foot switch is employed featuring 'true bypass' operation
that allows the guitar to pass through the pedal without artifact. The
ToneBone pedals come equipped with a 15V power supply to drive
"Most tube distortion pedals are one trick ponies: They are good
at one sound but only one sound. Our goal in developing the ToneBone
was to provide the guitarist with a range of sounds so that when playing
live or in the studio, one could extend the tonal palette beyond the
those that truly understand the intricacy of electronics, these pedals
are quite fantastic. Usually, when the guitar is turned down, the pedals
starve and become listless. Not so with ToneBone! It is as if
you are connected directly to the amplifier. The guitar interacts with
the same 'feel' as playing with an amplifier which is a subtlety only
truly appreciated by very serious players. Furthermore, we drive the
12AX7 tube with a full 12 Volts and do so by using a more powerful 15
Volt supply. This ensures the tube will not starve."
information contact Radial Engineering, #114\-1585 Broadway, Port Coquitlam,
BC V3C 2M7 Tel; (604) 942-1001 Fax; (604) 942-1010 or visit www.radialeng.com
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