- Two channels to switch or blend instruments
- Notch & resonance filters eliminate feedback
- Pre & Post Radial DI outputs for PA and monitors
- Power booster and mute for more control on stage
Powerful Control in a Box
The Radial PZ-Pre™ is a powerful acoustic instrument preamplifier. The magic lies in the combination of high performance 100% discrete class-A PZB piezo boosters, an ultra-quiet preamp circuit that will adapt to any pickup system and a host of connectivity options that will put you in total control. The PZ-Pre is equipped with two inputs for quick instrument changes on stage, or, for blending two pickups together. Powerful semi-parametric EQ and feedback eliminating controls allow the user to fine-tune their sound while eliminating troublesome frequencies. Offering both pre and post EQ direct box outputs, the PZ-Pre can be used send a dry signal to the house and performer tailored sound to monitors.
Using two acoustic guitars on stage
The PZ-Pre is the perfect stage partner for switching between two acoustics. You can have one for backup, alternate tuning or switch from 6-string to 12-string with ease.
Using upright and electric acoustic
Switch between contrabass and electric or acoustic bass with a simple foot stomp! The PZ-Pre's input is easily optimized to work with finicky piezo pickups for a deeper, more natural tone.
Using the PZ-Pre on violin and mandolin
Using the PZ-Pre with a piezo transducer will give you more gain before feedback than a microphone. You will be surprised at how good a piezo can sound when connected to a PZ-Pre!
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"It appears to have been designed by someone who has intimate knowledge of the problems faced by acoustic guitarists who rely on active or passive piezo-based pickup systems in their instruments... I can't think of any situation that I have come across on stage with my guitars that wouldn't have been dealt with by either the PZ-Deluxe or the PZ-Pre."
"The most essential piece of Radial gear we carry is the Tonebone PZ-Pre acoustic guitar preamp."
"The PZ-Pre's three-band tone control and notch filter, along with the low-cut switch, gave just enough flexibility to be useful, yet was still simple and straightforward enough to dial in a sound without having to tweak too much. The voicing of the tone controls was musical, smooth and relatively quiet, without a lot of unwanted noise or phasing issues."
Grammy winner - Zac Brown band
"The Radial PZ-Pre is the most natural sounding acoustic preamp we have ever used, not to mention its road-tested durability. Thanks Radial."
Grammy-winning roots and blues singer/songwriter/guitarist
"The Radial PZ-Pre is an absolute life saver for us. I can say in complete honesty that there is no way that we could produce the kind of quality acoustic show that we have been lately without the use of your fine products. It's made life on stage so much simpler."
Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker, Trisha Yearwood, George Jones, Alison Krauss
"I rely on my Radial PZ-Pre Acoustic pre amp and J48 DI for all live performances. They maintain the natural acoustic sound of my guitars and the PZ-Pre gives me plenty of EQ when I need it."
"Radial gear is the best. From the indestructible JDI, killer SGI, and the flexibility of the ToneBone PZ Pre, I rely on these amazing products every show. Everyone in Mother Mother uses Radial or Tonebone devices. These amazing products help to articulate our individual expression."
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