Radial cooks up Hot-British V9 distortion pedal

Radial Engineering has announced the latest version of its Hot-British Plexi-voiced distortion pedal, the Hot-British V9.

The new incarnation shrinks the stompbox’s enclosure and offers 9V power supply compatibility (as opposed to previous versions’ unusual 15V), while doing away with the originals' 12AX7 tube.

Three tone-shaping stages offer a wide range of gain, while contour, low and high knobs, plus three-position mid boost and top-end switches, tweak the drive.

A Class A buffering circuit is also onboard to drive longer cable runs and retain the natural tone of the source guitar signal.

Radial’s Hot-British V9 is available now for $169.99. See Radial Engineering for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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