Radial Engineering has announced a major redesign and upgrade for the Tonebone BigShot i/o, a passive instrument selector that lets you select between two instruments using a footswitch.
From the company:
According to Radial's Mike Bauer: "Today, playing on stage is all about efficiency and maximizing performance. No one wants to compromise. If you are a bass player, you want to select between your active and passive basses quickly without having to adjust the volume on your amp after the changeover. The same applies to acoustic guitar, electric guitar or any other instrument. The changeover must happen fluidly. More importantly, if you change the output level from the instrument going to the amp, you invariably change the levels going to the PA and monitors. This means that the audio engineers must scramble to follow suit in order to maintain a proper balance."
"The BigShot i/o is a passive instrument selector that lets you select between two instruments using a footswitch. Input-B is equipped with a level control to pad down the input of the louder instrument to match the output. Should a passive instrument like an electric guitar be used, a separate 3-position 'bright' switch may be inserted into the signal path to compensate for the load and the effect of the cable capacitance. Full-size LED indicators give you immediate visual confirmation of the active input."
The Radial BigShot i/o is compact and an easy to use. Because the i/o is 100% true-bypass, it addresses the needs of the most demanding purist. The BigShot i/o is also equipped with a separate tuner output. With a simple foot stomp, the sound going to the amp is muted and diverted to the tuner for quiet on-stage adjustments. Compact, extremely rugged and 100% passive, the BigShot i/o does not require any powering to make it work other than for the LEDs. This means that if you forget your power supply or simply do not want to use it, the audio will pass without the LED indicators. This makes it ideal for all types of pedalboards and any size setup!
The updated Tonebone BigShot i/o is now shipping. MAP: $89.99 USD.
For more information, visit RadialEng.com.