Radial Headbone VT - Tube Amp Head Switcher

Tube Amp Head Switcher with 100-watt RMS Rating, Proprietary Electro-mechanical Circuit, 100% Discrete Class A Audio Signal Path, and Remote Control Port
Radial Headbone VT - Tube Amp Head Switcher image 1
Radial Headbone VT - Tube Amp Head Switcher image 1
Sweetwater Savings: $90.01 MSRP: $350.00
Or make 3 easy payments

Or just $11/month§ for 24 months

0% interest for 24 months*. 24 equal monthly payments required. Valid through 6/25/2017. Learn more

Or make 3 easy payments of $86.66/month!

Plus $10 processing fee. Use any credit card! Sweetwater's Flexible Payment Plan lets you get your gear now and stretch your payments over time. Plus, we won't charge interest! Learn more

Or we have a demo model for just $233.99 ! Learn more
In Stock!
Available for immediate delivery!

Share this with your friends:

Most popular accessories & related items...

Radial Headbone VT - Tube Amp Head Switcher
In Stock!

Two Tube Heads, One Cab, No Hassles

The Radial Headbone is a power tool for serious guitarists (at Sweetwater, we've got plenty of those)! Headbone is a purpose-built switching device that lets you toggle between two different tube amp heads while using a single speaker cab. With a Headbone in your rig, you can deploy, for instance, your Marshall head for rhythm and your Mesa-Boogie for solos. The Headbone rocks 100% discrete Class A circuitry for phenomenal audio performance, a transformer-isolated signal path to eliminate ground loops, and your choice of buffered or un-buffered inputs to optimize the signal path. If you demand maximum tonal perfection onstage and in the studio, the Radial Headbone is a must-have.

Radial Headbone VT Tube Amp Head Switcher at a Glance:
  • Works like magic (but it's not)
  • Peace-of-mind and convenience
Works like magic (but it's not)

Being a Radial product, Headbone does its job flawlessly, gig after gig. Seems like magic, but what's under the hood is simply solid engineering. Headbone's internal switching consists of a series of relays, opto-couplers and load resistors, all sequenced via a digitally programmed chip. When you hit the footswitch, Headbone cleanly toggles your guitar signal from one amp to the other, disconnecting the speaker and diverting the signal to a load resister, before reconnecting the speaker to the second head and turning your guitar signal back on - all in an instant.

Peace-of-mind and convenience

During a gig, you've got plenty to think about. That's why Headbone features Radial's proprietary SafeMode, which automatically switches off your guitar input in the event of a power interruption. And to eliminate messy spaghetti cables onstage, the Headbone is equipped with Slingshot, a remote control port that lets you switch the Headbone using a standard (optional) footswitch or MIDI-controlled contact closure - thus eliminating long speaker cables and improving system efficiency.

Radial Headbone VT Tube Amp Head Switcher Features:
  • Toggle seamlessly between two tube amp heads
  • Control the Headbone with optional footswitch remote (not included)
  • Proprietary Radial electro-mechanical circuit
  • 100% discrete Class A audio signal path
  • Input impedance:100kOhms (direct input); 10kOhms (bufferd input)
  • Switching type: Programmed PIC controlled relay
  • Relay type and capacity: Silver plated contacts - 10 million cycles
  • RMS rating: use with up to 100-watt tube amplifier heads
  • Switching time: 11.2 milliseconds
  • Outputs: Speaker out
  • Slingshot implementation: Slingshot remote-switching input
  • Footswitch: high-cycle, heavy-duty Amp-1 / Amp-2 toggle with status LEDs
  • LED indicators: Large 3mm OD, ultra-bright
  • Tour-tough construction: 14 gauge steel, baked enamel finish
Get the ultimate tube tone onstage, with the Radial Headbone VT!

Additional Media

Guitar Amp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Type Amp Head Switcher
Inputs 1 x 1/4" (Direct), 1 x 1/4" (Buffered), 1 x 1/4" (Amp 1), 1 x 1/4" (Amp 2), 1 x 1/4" (Remote)
Outputs 1 x 1/4" (Amp 1), 1 x 1/4" (Amp 2), 1 x 1/4" (Speaker Cabinet)
Height 2.12"
Width 6.85"
Depth 4.5"
Weight 2.2 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number R800 7082

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Write your review

Does the job well

Sturdy and reliable. Adds no noise I can hear. Best to place on top of amps and use remote as slingshot.
See also: Radial, Radial Miscellaneous Guitar Amp Accessories