Radial's Ryan Juchnowski holding the updated Tonebone BigShot EFX
Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the updated BigShot EFX, a true-bypass dual effects loop for pedalboards with new super-bright LED indicators.
Radial's Ryan Juchnowski had this to say: "Today, guitarists live for their pedalboards. Never before in electric guitar playing history have there been so many pedals to choose from. This not only opens the door to creative new tones, but also enables the guitarist to assemble new pedal chains to produce never-before heard sonic landscapes. Managing pedals is another matter altogether. For the pros, the high cost of baggage when traveling is forcing them to reduce the size of their pedalboards. For the weekend player, smaller stages are also forcing a reduced pedalboard footprint. There is also another ugly side to the equation: many of these really cool pedals are in fact very noisy, especially when used in conjunction with a high-gain amp. These challenges have spawned the need for a compact effects loop switcher that is easy to deploy and will not mess with the tone!"
The BigShot EFX is a true-bypass effects loop switcher that lets you set up two separate effects loops and insert them into your pedal chain. This means that noisy pedals or tone-robbing non true-bypass pedals that you 'love to hate' can now be used and taken completely out of the signal path when they are not needed. Better yet, while you are using the EFX loop-A, you can turn on and off a series of pedals with the EFX loop-B to prepare your next sound effect - and do so without affecting what is happening live. Then, with one foot-stomp, a whole chain of pedals can be activated! All of a sudden, your performance becomes seamless and professional - as if you had a custom-made switcher. Since both loops are in series, you can feed loop-A into loop-B to add even more creative options to your tone. Super-bright LED indicators turn on to let you know when he loops are activated or are off when on standby mode.
The compact yet ultra rugged design makes the BigShot EFX ideal for pedalboards where space is at a premium. Furthermore, because the audio path does not require any power to make it work, the EFX can be used with or without a power supply. Simply plug in and begin to play.
The BigShot EFX opens the door to professional pedal management and lets you do it all right at your feet!
The updated Tonebone BigShot EFX is now shipping.
MAP: $89.99 USD