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Winter NAMM 2017: Radial Headlight

Guitarists — how would you like to switch between four amps without unplugging a single cable or pedal? The Radial Headlight guitar amp selector toggles and stacks amps to provide all the experimentation you can... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: Radial North Star

You can coax an array of tones out of the Radial North Star pedal. Use it delicately for subtle chunk. Or crank it for singing distortion. It's all in there. Dial in the perfect balance of pedal overdrive vs. your... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: Radial Hot British V9

Harness the brute power of high-gain Plexi-style distortion with the Radial Hot British V9. Twist this distortion pedal's Drive control and experience subtle grit, scooped-out chunk, sizzling leads, and more. Use... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: Radial Texas Pro

Stomping on the Radial Texas Pro pedal conjures up all kinds of useful tones. A three-way Range switch varies between vintage, modern, and high-gain character. Dial in a subtle tube-like scream. Create an... Read more »

7 Tips for Guitarists Using In-ears

You're finally happy with the sound coming from your guitar amp, now it's time to mic it up and send it back through your in-ear monitors so you can hear it onstage. Somehow, though, from your amp to your in-ears... Read more »

Tuner on a Sidechain

For electric guitarists and bassists, one way to help tidy up and disaster proof your signal flow is to put your tuner on a sidechain. A sidechain is a separate signal path that feeds from your main signal path, in... Read more »

How to Reduce the Volume of a Guitar Amp Using an Attenuator

Many modern guitar amplifiers have very effective master volume controls that allow you to play a high-wattage amplifier at lower volumes and still get great tone. But a fair number of vintage amps don't have master... Read more »

Feed Switch on Radial Workhorse Cube

Q: What does the "Feed" switch on the back of the Radial Engineering Workhorse Cube 500-series chassis do? A: The Feed switch allows you to internally cascade the output from the first 500-series module (left-most... Read more »

Live from NAMM: Radial HeadLoad

The Radial HeadLoad is a a power attenuator for keeping your guitar amp's volume down, paired with a JDX direct out that features several types of speaker emulation, as well as a "dry" or unemulated JDX out. It also... Read more »

Live from NAMM: Radial Bassbone OD

Two switchable EQ channels, switchable overdrive, an insert effects loop that can be switched with the overdrive or separately, DI output, amp outs, blendable clean/overdrive...the Bassbone OD gives you everything... Read more »

Live from NAMM: Radial Space Heater

Eight channels of 12ax7 tube-powered warmth for your mixes and tracks, along with stereo summing and inserts on each input...that's the new Radial Space Heater. In the demo I heard, they dialed in everything from a... Read more »

Why Two Loops on BigShot EFX?

Q: I'm confused by the Radial BigShot EFX. Why would I want two loops? Can't I just turn my pedals on an off on my pedalboard? A: There are several reasons why a loop switcher, such as the Radial BigShot EFX, is... Read more »

M.I.P.A. Winners Announced

Each year, at the Musikmesse trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany, the world's journalists get together and present awards to the best products in a wide range of categories — the Musikmesse International Press... Read more »

Hands On: Radial Engineering FireFly

Looking for the ultimate direct-instrument interface? Whether "ultimate" means sound quality or functionality, you must check out the Radial Firefly. The Firefly just may be the most full-featured direct box I've... Read more »

GearTunes, Sweetwater, Orange, and Ibanez Present The Ultimate Speaker Demo

Want to hear what a wide range of guitar speakers sound like when used in a variety of musical styles? Then we've got an event you won't want to miss! Sweetwater, GearTunes.com, Orange, Ibanez, and gear demonstrator... Read more »

Hands On Review: Radial Engineering Workhorse Cube

The 500 Series format for mic preamps and audio processors has exploded in popularity — and for good reason! The 500 Series allows you to mix and match together small hardware modules from various manufacturers into... Read more »