Musikmesse 2016: Radial expands Tonebone line with Headlight and Bumper switching pedals

New line selectors offer guitar amp and instrument switching

Musikmesse 2016 Radial expands Tonebone line with Headlight and Bumper switching pedals

MUSIKMESSE 2016: Radial Engineering's line of switching solutions is quite, quite dizzying, but that hasn't stopped the company adding to its well-established Tonebone range with two new line selectors: the Headlight guitar amp selector and Bumper compact instrument selector.

Radial Tonebone Headlight

The Headlight gives guitarists the ability to sequentially activate up to four amps using a single footswitch, while a second footswitch mutes the signal for silent tuning or instrument changes - it can also be used to turn all four amps on at once.

Building on the Tonebone legacy, the Headlight packs Radial's Class-A buffer circuit, as well as Drag control load correction to maintain the instrument's natural tone; each output promises to be hum-free, too, with switchable ground lifts.

Radial's Tonebone Headlight is available soon for $169.99, and can be powered by any standard 9V power supply.

Radial Tonebone Bumper

Need to run four instruments into a single amp but lacking in pedalboard real estate? The Bumper is the answer, with a single footswitch for cycling between instruments.

Like the Headlight, the Bumper offers Radial's Class-A buffer circuit and Drag control load correction, but also features a buffered tuner output, volume trim pots and trim switches to adjust for passive and active instruments.

The Radial Tonebone Bumper is available soon for $169.99, and runs from any standard 9V power supply.