Radial Tonebone PZ-Deluxe 1-channel Preamp and DI for Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic Instrument Preamp with Boost, Piezo Booster, 4-band EQ, High-pass Filter, DI, Boost Footswitch, and Tuner Out with Footswitchable Mute
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An Acoustic Instrument Preamp!

Like its big brother, the Tonebone PZ-Pre, the Tonebone PZ-Deluxe is a feature-loaded acoustic preamp. Featuring a 4-band EQ, a direct box, and a low-cut filter, the Radial Tonebone PZ-Deluxe helps you dial in great sounds for magnetic and piezo equipped instruments. A mute/tuner footswitch lets you change instruments and tune in silence. A built-in power booster is perfect for making your solos stand out. Do your acoustic instruments a favor and add a Radial Tonebone PZ-Deluxe to your rig!

Radial Tonebone PZ-Deluxe Acoustic Instrument Preamplifier at a Glance:
  • A powerful acoustic instrument preamp
  • Footswitchable functionality
  • Rugged all-metal construction for durability
A powerful acoustic instrument preamp

The Radial Tonebone PZ-Deluxe acoustic instrument preamp is a musician's dream come true. A powerful 4-band EQ, highpass filter, and direct box all tuned for acoustic instruments makes performing easier than ever. A PZB booster stage changes the gain structure of the PZ-Deluxe to better suit high-impedance piezo transducers, making this the perfect preamp for violin, upright bass, mandolin, and other acoustic instruments.

Footswitchable functionality

Radial not only packed a ton of functionality into the Tonebone PZ-Deluxe, they made sure you can easily access what you need when you need it. Want to tune up quickly? Just hit the mute button and you and your tuner are the only ones who'll know. Solo time? Hit the boost switch and you'll get increased volume that's sure to cut through the mix.

Rugged all-metal construction for durability

Made from ultra-strong 14-gauge steel, the Radial Tonebone PZ-Deluxe was designed to last a lifetime. You won't need to worry about this preamp falling apart on the job. An extremely durable finish will keep your PZ-Deluxe looking great for years!

Radial Tonebone PZ-Deluxe Acoustic Instrument Preamplifier Features:
  • A powerful preamp designed for acoustic instruments
  • 4-band semi-parametric EQ to dial in your perfect sound
  • Mute and boost footswitches
  • Direct box to feed PAs and mixers
  • Ground lift on XLR output
Give your acoustic instruments the preamp they deserve with the Radial Tonebone PZ-Deluxe!

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Studio Preamp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number R800 7320 00

Customer Reviews

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Another PZ

I purchased a PZ-Pre and liked it so much (see my review for that product) I decided to purchase a PZ-Deluxe for a backup. Everything I said about the Pre can be said about the Deluxe. The Deluxe is simply a slightly simpler (one channel vs two channel), slightly less expensive version of the Pre, but retains all the other good stuff (per my review of the Pre) of the Pre.
Music background: a lover of guitar playing


This is hands down the best acoustic instrument preamp I have ever used. I have used LR Baggs, FIshman, and K&K pres and this beats them all. I use mostly K&K pickups but have also tried it with undersaddle piezos and my McIntyre resophonic pickup. I literally cannot find a pickup that this thing doesn't compliment! Works particularly well with my Breedlove mandolin(w/K&K pickup). In fact I would consider this the best mandolin pre out there. The ability to cut the lows helps a lot with ukes, mandolins, and parlor sized guitars. Built like a tank too! If you're looking for a preamp, look no furthur....this is it!
Music background: multi-instrumentalist/sideman

Best Acoustic Preamp I have ever used

I have used Taylor ES systems, Fishman, LR baggs, and most recently I have K&K pickups in my guitars and have been using the K&K Pure XLR pre which I have been satisfied with. I wanted to have a boost switch and a mute for tuning and changing guitars while performing. The Radial Tonebone PZ-Deluxe had everything I wanted in a foot switch based design. I was hoping it would sound as good as the K&K preamp. When I plugged it in I was blown away. It was dead silent, had lots of tone shaping control, adjustable boost, phase switch and sweepable mids to fight feedback and to top it off, it just sounded better than anything I have used before without coloring the sound. I would imagine this preamp will make any acoustic guitar pickup sound better. I can't think of anything I would change about it except for maybe the power supply. I was unable to test one out and even called up Radial Engineering about compatibility with the K&K pickups. They didn't really have much experience in that area but I decided to buy it anyway. This is a real quality piece of gear that I highly recommend. The only minor weakness is the power supply seems not that robust and it 15Volts and 400ma which is not a standard for pedal board power systems. Just buy it...
Music background: professional hobbyist who performs a couple times each month

Tonebone PZ-Deluxe

Tonebone PZ Deluxe works great. It's just what I needed to improve the sound of my acoustic with a piezo pickup.
Music background: Rock musician
See also: EQ Pedals, Radial, Radial Compressors and EQ, Radial Direct Boxes, Radial Preamps