Radial Tonebone PZPRE Acoustic Instrument Preamp

This acoustic preamp is made to enhance the sound of any acoustic instrument from guitar to cello, while maintaining the natural tone of your instrument.

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.


- 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
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): R800 7085
Shipping Weight: 3.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): R800 7085

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 604-942-1001

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (16 ratings)
Submitted August 18, 2011 by a customer from tele2.se
"The one to have"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I would definitely get this again if I had to. In fact, if and when we install a pickup in my wife's OM23 we may well get a passive pickup and connect it via another pz-pre.
Very open sound, the pre eq signal to the mixer gets very positive responses from sound engineers. I use the filters to tame the excess mid on my Taylor. I now have it to the point where I am no longer in a hurry to do the ES upgrade.
The combination of excellent DI options plus eq filters is great. I have recently started exploiting the boost function more as I tend to play a lot of acoustic solos in the different bands I play in. The one gripe I have is that the eq applies to both channels, which means one has to tweak a little if different instruments have different needs, but to be honest this is a minor gripe.
Ease of Use
Well I'm a sound engineer in my day job so knobs and switches aren't a problem for me, I pretty much know what it going on without reading the manual, but the manual is very easy to follow, simple without being patronising!
This thing is built to military specs, and it feels like it would still work if you dropped it from the roof! I use it on the road and so far it has suffered no ill effects.
Manufacturer Support
To be fair, we deal with the swedish agent for Radial, but they're great!
The Wow Factor
Can only write 10 on the "I want it" option as that was what happened!
Musical Background:
sound engineer/semi pro musician
Musical Style:
folk, country, rock
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