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Radial Engineering Tonebone Hot British Tube Distortion

Item #: MC.R8007020

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by Radial Engineering

Distortion Effects Pedal. Made by Radial Engineering. (MC.R8007020)

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Switch on the Contour, dial in the interactive EQ and wham! Enter a world where huge, musically rich tones that you never thought possible magically come alive. No other pedal delivers more - no other pedal even comes close


  • A high-gain double-stack 'plexy-in-a-box'!
  • Real 12AX7 tube for natural overdrive
  • Powerful EQ for extreme tonal range
  • Retains note clarity even at high gain
  • Compact & low profile to fit your pedalboard

The Tonebone Hot British is tube distortion at its best! Fashioned from a modified Marshall double-stack plexy, the Hot British delivers five decades of brute power for everything from scooped-out chunky rhythm to screaming sizzling hot lead tones.

Based on high-gain amplifier designs, the Hot British employs a triple hybrid gain stage that combines the control and dynamics of solid-state with the warmth and harmonic generation only possible from a real 12AX7 tube. This unique design produces ultra-rich harmonic textures and full-on saturated tube settings without the mud or noise that is typical with other pedals. Listen and you will hear how each note retains its distinctiveness and clarity, right down to the lowest notes.

Features and Specifications

Built like a tank yet small enough to fit on a pedalboard, the Tonebone Hot British is the world's most compact tube distortion. It is in fact a hybrid that combines the control of a triple-stage solid-state front end with the warmth and natural even harmonic generation of a 12AX7 tube. The tube is mounted on its side to keep the profile low for easy pedal action.

Power for the Hot British is provided by a external 15VDC supply and is regulated and filtered internally to eliminate hum and noise. To further reduce 'self noise', a unique ground plain circuit topology is employed, making the Tonebone Hot British one of the quietest pedals in its class.

Tonebone is also built tough-14-gauge steel construction reduces stress on the PC board and a baked enamel finish will keep your Tonebone looking great for years!

Using the Hot British

Connecting and using the Tonebone Hot British couldn't be simpler. Plugging in the tonebone's 15 Volt DC power supply turns the unit on. The Hot British starts up in 'true bypass' mode with the guitar signal routed directly to the output; your amp's 'clean' setting will be pristine and pure because there is nothing between you and your amp.

The Hot British lets you click in rich tube distortion tone, with carefully designed controls for tone sculpting, drive and level. These controls make it easy to quickly reproduce tones you have used in the past. The level control makes it easy to match output level to the amp to get a smooth, professional transitions between your distorted and clean (bypass) tones.

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