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Radial Clasic Tube Distortion, 12AX7 Equipped, American Style Tones, Power Supply Unit Included

Product Code RACLASSIC
Manufacturer Radial

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The Tonebone Classic is a high performance 12AX7 tube distortion pedal that is designed to deliver the tone, feel and dynamics of a real tube guitar amplifier.

Following the vision set by Leo Fender in the 1950's, the Classic is based on the modified vintage overdrive sounds that emerged in the 1970's, matured throughout the 1980's & 1990's and today remain some of the most sought after guitar tones of all time. The Classic begins with a 3-position gain switch and drive control that lets you dial-in slight overdrive to high gain saturation and everything in between. Ultra sensitive passive-interactive tone controls let you contour your sound to accentuate the mids for solos or fatten up the tone when using single coil pickups.

Inside, the Classic combines two gain stages to create the distortion with a 12AX7 tube drive to deliver added warmth and harmonic content. And like a real tube amp, when you turn your guitar volume down, the Classic cleans up naturally - without the noise, hum or buzz that is common with most other pedals. Yet at higher settings, every note remains distinct. The Classic is so responsive and dynamic - your individual playing style shines through!

To ensure quiet on stage performance, the innovative true-bypass switching employs photocells that 'ramp-on' and 'ramp-off' the effect to eliminate clicking and popping. And when bypassed, the pure sound of your guitar reaches the amplifier without any tone altering buffers in between.

The Radial Tonebone Classic – the most dynamic and responsive tube distortion pedal ever!

Key Features

  • 2AX7 tube for natural overdrive tone
  • True bypass switching with photocells
  • Powerful EQ with amazing dynamics and feel
  • Cleans up like a tube amp when guitar turned down



Circuit Type: Hybrid tube / proprietary circuit
Tube Type: Standard 12AX7 vacuum tube
Input Impedance: 1meg Ohm at input jack
Output Impendence: 10K Ohm
Drive Gain:

Used in conjunction with the drive gain control. Drive switch selects the gain range of the overdrive circuit.

Low: Normal mode (+0dB Nominal)
Med: Medium distortion (+9dB)
High: High distortion (+20dB)
Drive: Used in conjunction with the drive gain switch, used to adjust the overall amount of gain to the overdrive circuit.
Mid Boost:

Three position switch to accentuate lead tone and sustain.

High: +12dB @ 620Hz
Medium: +4dB @ 390Hz
Bypass: No boost
Filter: Allows you to reduce the high frequency content and compensate for overly bright amplifiers.
Top End:

Three position switch sets the overall tonal character to best match the amp and guitar. Brighter amps are normally compensated with darker settings.

Bright: Boosts +6dB @ 10kHz
Flat: >No boost or cut
Dark: Cuts -6dB @ 1.8kHz
High & Low EQ:
Low: +/- 14.5 db @ 100Hz
Hight: >+/- 10 db @ 4.3kHz
Footswitches: True bypass with green on/off status LED Heavy-duty high-cycle switch
LED indicators: Large 3mm OD ultra-bright LEDs
Construction 14 gauge steel, baked enamel finish
Size 7"w x 4 1/4"d x 2"h (174 x 108 x 51mm)
Weight: 2.15lb (1kg)
Power Supply:

15VDC 400mA, center pole positive

Part # R800 9407 00 - 120 volt USA, Canada, Taiwan 
Part # R800 9407 01 - 230 volt Continental Europe
Part # R800 9407 02 - 230 volt United Kingdom
Part # R800 9407 03 - 100 volt Japan
Part # R800 9407 04 - 240 volt Australia

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