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Understanding ABY Switchers

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ABY switchers are primarily used to feed two guitar amps from a guitar.  The AB designates the ability to switch between amplifiers while the Y means that both amps can be turned on at once.  Using an ABY switcher is easy. You connect your guitar or the output from your pedal-chain to the ABY, and…

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Electronic Musician says the “Mix-Blender does its job flawlessly and is built to last”


Electronic Musican magazine recently reviewed the Radial Tonebone Mix-Blender™ in their July 2016 issue. The Mix-Blender is a multi-function pedal that lets you mix two instruments or effects together and then send the combined signal through a mixer-style effects loop for processing. Designed to work with guitar, bass and keyboards, the Mix-Blender begins with two high-performance Class-A…

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Future Friday – The Tonebone Classic V9


The new Tonebone Classic V9 is essentially a new pedal. Yet its roots run deep. Denis Rozon (designer) and Peter Janis (visionary) started collaborating almost 40 years ago when Peter was a performing musician and Denis an electronic technician with a passion for guitar tones. Over the years, these two friends have collaborated on hundreds…

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Recording Mag reviews the Radial Headload


This review was originally written by Alex Hawley in the July 2016 issue of Recording Magazine (Volume 29: 10). Radial Engineering is known for nearly bulletproof durability, overall reliability, and a unique line of products that cover just about any I/O setup imaginable. Based in Vancouver, Radial features products such as recording interfaces, 500 Series…

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Now Shipping: The updated Tonebone BigShot i/o™

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Vancouver, BC – Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce a major redesign and upgrade for the Tonebone BigShot i/o – Radial’s popular instrument selector. According to Radial’s Mike Bauer: “Today, playing on stage is all about efficiency and maximizing performance. No one wants to compromise.  If you are a bass player, you want to select between your…

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Now Shipping: the updated Tonebone BigShot EFX™

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Vancouver, BC – Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the updated BigShot EFX, a true-bypass dual effects loop for pedalboards with new super-bright LED indicators! Radial’s Ryan Juchnowski had this to say: “Today, guitarists live for their pedalboards. Never before in electric guitar playing history have there been so many pedals to choose from. This…

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Radial Backstage at The Lumineers


When The Lumineers visited Deer Lake Park in Burnaby, Radial’s Jim Rhodes met up with the crew to show them some new products and see how they were incorporating the Radial SGI™ and other boxes into their rig.

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