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Rating and Reviews: Radial Tonebone Classic

This pedal offers a distortion reminiscent of 60s and 70s overdrive sounds. It has knobs for Level, High, Low, Filter, and Drive.

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"simple, solid, sweet" submitted December 19, 2006

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Musical Background: live/recording engineer, touring musician for about 15 years
Music Style: avant-rock, drone
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Sound: this box has made playing guitar at modest levels enjoyable again. It covers ground from a "classic" overdriven amp to pretty thick higher gain settings. I personally like playing chords with it in the low gain setting with the gain knob at around 2:00. this sounds natural, quite similar to every pedal manufacturer's proverbial "fully cranked vintage amp". Feature: the 15v powersupply is a little odd but necessary to get the proper voltage across the tube, sorry kids, no daisy chaining with a "one spot". Other than that it's pretty simple, like an old amp with a mid-boost and filter. the midboost is pretty cool for single note runs and the filter helps you find the right balance between the pedal and your amp. Not a bells and whistles machine, but it's got what you need. Ease of Use: if you can't make this thing sound good with the slightest bit of knob twiddling, i'd hate to eat your cooking. Quality: solid, these folks make roadworthy equipment that is made to last. Value: for about $20 more than a new tube screamer and much more versatile, this is a steal, solid, made by people who care about what they do and it sounds amazing. Manufacturer Support: i can't imagine a better group of people, prompt and informative email responses, a sense of humor and polite. The Wow Factor: i have it. what it lacks in "boutique pedal flash" it makes up for in sound, personally i think the "tone bone" name is a bit tacky, i never was one for "woman tone" and junk like that but guitar-speak aside, it's a simple great overdrive/distortion. Overall: the only thing that could make this more inticing to me would be to add another channel to it, oh wait that's the tri-mode. thanks radial.
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"simple and solid" submitted July 8, 2006

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Sound: once the 12ax7 warms up i could get it to sound comparible to a fender amp Feature: simple, nothing to lose sleep over, but effective Ease of Use: very simple and straight forward Quality: it is constructed well with metal not plastic Value: very good for what we're selling it for Manufacturer Support: cant really judge, i just use it at work The Wow Factor: i really do...in an erotic sort of way Overall: i like it
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