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
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Radial Headbone VT - Tube Amp Head Switcher
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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

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4.5/5

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