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Radial Engineering Tonebone Classic Tube Distortion Pedal  

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The Radial Tonebone Classic Tube Drive Pedal is the perfect choice for players that want extra growl in their sound. From a light crunch to severe ov...Read More

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Big, fat, mega-searing tube tone without modeling!

The Radial Tonebone Classic Tube Drive Pedal is the perfect choice for players that want extra growl in their sound. From a light crunch to severe overdrive, the Classic offers tremendous flexibility. You get that natural, even-harmonic distortion only a tube can provide. From the sweet spot of a vintage tweed to hot-rod amps that smoke the blues, it's all here.

5 knobs and 3 switches make it easy to sculpt your tone the way you like. Level provides overall output level control to your amp. High and low EQ knobs let you fine tune the tonal character, while the filter knob provides a gentle roll-off for extra-bright amps. The drive knob adjusts the input level for optimum distortion. For switches, the Top End offers Bright, Flat, and Dark settings to shape the feel and overall tone. Mid Boost is designed with classic amp sounds in mind, and gives you a 7dB or 12dB boost so your solos cut through. Drive Gain sets the distortion range to low, medium, or high. The heavy-duty footswitch controls a true-bypass circuit and a bright red LED can be seen on any stage. Includes power supply.

FEATURES
  • Rich, natural tube sound
  • Extremely flexible tone shaping
  • Rugged, high-end build quality

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Radial EngineeringTonebone Classic Tube Distortion Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 25 reviews)

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5.0

Great tube tone even w/ solid state amp

Pros

  • Classic Rockblues Sound
  • Great tone
  • Many Sound Variations
  • Rugged Construction

Cons

  • Price

Best Uses

  • Vintage Hot Sound

Comments about Radial Engineering Tonebone Classic Tube Distortion Pedal:

Rugged construction, with a great sound. I love the hot bite and classic rock tone I get with this pedal. I use it through a solid state Marshall combo amp and it sounds better than I thought it would. I can't imagine it gets much better, unless played through a tube amp. But to get real close to the tone you're looking for without spending thousands, this is very close and worth the money. LOTS of variations with all the settings, too.

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5.0

Best Distortion Pedal EVER

By Sled Dog X

from Canada

Comments about Radial Engineering Tonebone Classic Tube Distortion Pedal:

I purchased the Tri-Mode model of this pedal (2 distortion channels + bypass). I was a little leary of spending the big bucks, but I found one that was on clearance and I am glad that I bought it. The descriptions of this pedal are true. Because of the tube, it does respond to your picking style and pressure. The dials and options take a little while to get used to, but if you cannot find the distorted sound you are after, then you never will. Read the User Manual from the Radial website if you truly are considering this pedal. Made in Canada was a bonus. I have purchased other Radial pedals that perform their particular functions just as well.

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5.0

Old Bones to Pick

By Tone Obsessed

from York, PA (nowhere)

Comments about Radial Engineering Tonebone Classic Tube Distortion Pedal:

I've owned and tried dozens of dirt boxes and the Tone Bone Classic is easily in the top three. There's plenty of tweek-ability on tap and the tone is warm and musical. The Bone works best with an overdrive in front of it (think OCD) and tends to be a bit flat with out a little extra signal push. It's built like a tank and sounds great with just about any tube amp (I've got a Marshall and a Fender and it sounds great through both). Enough gain for blues to harder rock, but metalheads will have to look elsewhere; this is strictly 60's and 70's territory here. Highly recommended.

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5.0

Tone Bonus

By MarkFromHawaii

from Pearl City, Hawaii

Comments about Radial Engineering Tonebone Classic Tube Distortion Pedal:

This little blue jem of a pedal is one of the best tube overdrive/distortion stomp boxes out there. And here's why: 3 touch-sensitive ranges of low, mid and high gain voicing at your finger tips. Need a warm, subtle clean boost to your rhythm or solo lines? It's there. How about setting the Tone Bone at mid gain, back off on your guitar volume for warm rhythm and then cut through the mix with a distorted, yet clear solo? It's there again. Santana Boogie Mk II sounds at high gain? Yup. In fact, I have a Boogie Mk II and use the Tone Bone instead of the amps high gain channel - call me crazy, but the Bone delivers the tone without compromising the nice clean settings on the rhythm channel. The key to dialing in just the right tone is to play with the filter control and mid boost switch to get either a scooped mid, flat or mid-boosted sound.And Radial's customer support is great. After a couple years' use I had an issue with the footswitch. I contacted Radial, telling them that if they sent me the part, I'd solder it. Done - free of charge within a week. That said, I've found their products to be very robust.I liked this pedal so much, I got a Hot British for scooped-mid high gain sounds and now both live on pedal board. These pedals aren't cheap but they're worth every penny.

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5.0

Bone With Your Tone

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Radial Engineering Tonebone Classic Tube Distortion Pedal:

I tried all the Boss distortion pedals and none of em cut it except for maybe the fuzz. So I looked elsewhere, tube screamer sounded good but I was lookin for something a little more versatile. Finally I got suggested the tonebone. It did cost me a pretty penny but boy was it ever worth it. First of all it has a freakin tube inside. Plus there are SO MANY sounds you can get out of this from a nice warm tube overdrive to a saturated distortion you'll love. The distortion is clean and not muddy and the pedal acts almost like an eq for those who want that tube sound out of a solid state amp. My only complaint is that the adapter is mandatory to run it, no batteries at all which makes it inconvenient for onstage without a pedal board. It does cost a lot but if you have the money, it's the best overdrive/distortion pedal out there I know of.

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5.0

HULGLBUHGLUBHLUHGLUHBLUH

By LeadHindenburg

from Albania

Comments about Radial Engineering Tonebone Classic Tube Distortion Pedal:

I got this little monster for Christmas. I went with my Fender AVRI Jaguar and took it to my friend's house, where I played it through his dad's vintage Fender DeVille. I was impressed thoroughly, it did everything I wanted it to, and I got the "tone in my head" to come out. I was in love.Then I went to the little "drive" switch. I flicked it up a notch. Pretty soon, I was playing Van Halen. I thought, "Awesome, this is great!"I flicked it up all the way, and the Rape of Nanking started coming out of all four 10" Jensen speakers.This is the Only Good Distortion Pedal.

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5.0

Cure for muddy distortion

Comments about Radial Engineering Tonebone Classic Tube Distortion Pedal:

I finally got the sound I was looking for, my amp's 2nd channel will never get used again. Very clear distortion, acts more like a second or third channel than a distortion pedal. Wish I had discovered it sooner.

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5.0

Awesome pedal

By Guitar Zero

from Oregon

Comments about Radial Engineering Tonebone Classic Tube Distortion Pedal:

I play a fender tele through a fender hot rod deville, and I was unhappy with the overdrive of the fender amp. Just doesn't sound great. I tried a Boss overdrive pedal and it was so noisy it was unusable. This pedal does the trick to perfection. So many voicings with this pedal, and it's built like a brick. If you've been looking for that pedal to give your licks just the right amount of crunch, get this pedal right now. I guarantee you won't regret it.

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5.0

yup... all 5s

By rocker747

from Boston

Comments about Radial Engineering Tonebone Classic Tube Distortion Pedal:

This is the best sounding and most versatile pedal I've ever used. I have tons of pedals. I have a EH Graphic EQ, British Muffin, Big Muff, Tube Screamer, DS-1 and on an on - but this one is just so easy to get lots of great tones out of. It's far above the rest.

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5.0

True Versatility

Comments about Radial Engineering Tonebone Classic Tube Distortion Pedal:

I have owned this pedal for over six months now, and it has become a key piece of equipment. This pedal gives you endless possibilities with tone, you can get anything from a Rolling Stones type slight overdrive to crushing Pantera. This pedal has extremely tight distortion. It took me some time to find the sound that I like out of this pedal because the slightest tweak to a single knob changes the tone significantly. My only concern about this pedal is that there is alot of extra noise when you add in the high frequency, this could change if I replaced the tube inside.

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