Radial Engineering Tonebone Bassbone  

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

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Passive to active and back again with no hassle.

The Radial Tonebone Bassbone is a smart EQ/DI pedal that manages your bass signal with 2 separate channels and a powerful EQ that overrides the preamp's tone settings. The Tonebone allows switching between a traditional passive bass and a modern active bass during a gig without lengthy and awkward adjustments to the preamp, EQ, amp, and instrument level. This EQ and DI Box can also be used with a single bass to provide 2 separate signals finessed by its incredible enhancement capabilities. The integrated boost, variable gain, and effects loop can be used individually or together. A balanced XLR out sends the complete signal direct to the board for PA-only gigs and studio time. Added heft and punch to your tone is like a secret weapon. The Radial Tonebone Bassbone is powered by a 15VDC power supply.

  • 2 channels for easy bass switching or signal enhancement
  • Powerful 3-band EQ
  • Boost and gain controls
  • Effects loop
  • 2 - 1/4" ins
  • Balanced XLR out
  • 1/4" out to amp
  • 1/4" TRS jack for FX loop
  • 1/4" tuner jack
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  • Excellent Sound Quality


    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

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    An Essential Piece Of Equipment

    By RadianChalant

    from Northwest of Pittsburgh, PA

    Comments about Radial Engineering Tonebone Bassbone:

    I play one bass guitar (MusicMan StingRay 5) through a combo amp (Gallien-Krueger Neo 1001/212 Bass Combo Amp). The amp has only one channel and I need another one. The Radial Tonebone Bassbone gives me more options. I run my effects through the 2nd channel. I can turn my effects off and use the 2nd channel for a different sound. By the way, the 1st channel, I use for my regular bass sound. This device is solidly built. I have a Morley ABY and it does not give me what I need, plus it is passive. The Radial has active circuitry. If you use 1 or 2 basses, have a 1 channel amp and want options, this is an essential piece of equipment.

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    If you play 2 basses live , you need this!!!

    By Steve-n8WLJ

    from kansas

    Comments about Radial Engineering Tonebone Bassbone:

    Though a little pricey ( most of radials stuff seems to be that way) It is a solid quality built piece of equipment, there's no junk parts used in this piece of gear. Just the feel of the knobs tell you it'll last forever. The 3 year warranty from Radial is really nice also. I can now use my fretted and fretless through my SWR without messing with the amp. Just a great irem!!!

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    Depends on what you are using it for

    By LAGuy

    from Los Angeles

    Comments about Radial Engineering Tonebone Bassbone:

    Suppose you have to basses on stage and have a amp, you can get an A/B box and then change the setting on your amp when you change your bass. With the bassbone, you have two inputs. For one of the inputs, you have an EQ section; for the other channel, you only have three presets. So it is really an A/B box with 'sort of' eq for each channel. That said, it seems like a pretty expensive way to do it. It is not even a parametric EQ section, and, as I said earlier, one of the channels only has presets.

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