2 amps, one guitar ” no problem!
The Radial Tonebone JX¢2 Pro Switchbone is an exceptional AB-Y switcher. It allows you to drive 2 guitar amplifiers at the same time without introducing noise, hum, or coloration and to switch between amplifiers w...
"This pedal I used to use as my splitter. It's a great pedal. It does a lot of things. But I used to use it as a splitter when we had only two amps. It has such a warm boost that I have in there now just for the boost so that when we use that, which is something we kick on very often, it's not like a lot of other boost pedals that add a lot of top end to them. This keeps kind of a transparent sound," explains Dan Auerbach's guitar tech about the Tonebone Switchbone JX-2 Pro.more
00:49, at 2010 Tour in Russia. Full routing ============ * Boss Chromatic Tuner, * T-Rex Luxury Drive booster then the signal goes to the pedalboard, apparently to Overdrives/distortions: * Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808, * Digitech Bad Monkey Tube Overdrive, * T-Rex Møller. Chorus/Phasers/Flangers: * T-Rex Twister Chorus & Flange above Reverbs/Delays: * Boss FRV-1 '63 Fender Reverb by his side, * Boss Digital Reverb RV-5 below, * Electro Harmonix Holy Grail reverb by his side, * Line6 DL-4 Delay Modeler outside the pedalboard. Amp switcher: * Tonebone Radial JX-2 Switchbone AB amp switcher + booster. As he seems to select which amp he goes to (there's the both option too; maybe he just uses it as a final boost for both amps), I imagine he doesn't use the effects loop of the amps, or maybe the reverb/delays part goes through the effects loop of only one of the amps? After going crazy I found this great work by a japanese that saved me from searching the Holy Grail (don't think I'd had identified it) and the Delay: http://garymoore.blog.fc2.com/blog-category-25.htmlmore
> The Radial Switchbone is a fantastic addition to my rig. It allows me to run my two favorite amps at the same time without compromising my tone. The mid boost is the coolest feature. I turn it on when I need a lead to sing and sustain without thinning out my sound. If only I had this pedal 20 years earlier!more
"The main thing I love about the Switchbone is it's full of great features, and it's totally easy to use at the same time. That's because all the things it does are innovative, sensible and most of all, really useful. It's on my live pedalboard on every tour I do and has been for years. " - Freed about Radial Switchbonemore
At 7:43 in this Rig Rundown for G.E. Smith of [Moonalice](https://equipboard.com/band/moonalice), [Saturday Night Live Band](https://equipboard.com/band/saturday-night-live-band), [Hot Tuna](https://equipboard.com/band/hot-tuna), and [Hall& Oates](https://equipboard.com/band/hall-oates), displayed is a Tonebone Switchbone JX-2 Pro.more
At 5:20 In this video interview from Premier Guitar, Robert Randolph talks about his ToneBone JX-2. “The ToneBone kinda helps you get the whole polarity thing going, then allows you to be able to create this midrange over here. You see you can get into that and then you can get gain on the midranges, which for pedal steels, it’s important to have the high mids and the mids-mids. It’s really what it’s all about. Derek Trucks figured it out so that’s why he’s sly, he gets the creamy sound when he’s got his amps tweaked out too.”more
> The Switchbone has been the heart and soul of my rig for years. The phase reverse and ground lift switches are invaluable since I always use two amps. Radial continues to design the most useful and intuitive gear of anyone. They know what we need. Dickinson about his Radial Switchbone.more
2 amps, one guitar ” no problem!
The Radial Tonebone JX¢2 Pro Switchbone is an exceptional AB-Y switcher. It allows you to drive 2 guitar amplifiers at the same time without introducing noise, hum, or coloration and to switch between amplifiers without problems. It employs the class-A circuitry from the acclaimed Radial JD7 Injector for exceptional audio performance. The compact pedal has been optimized for maximum, yet simple, performance.
The Switchbone incorporates a simple yet extremely effective power booster with variable gain control and gain boost, mid and gain boost, and mute. The mute turns off the amp outputs while still sending signal to the tuner out.
The innovative Drag Control feature allows the user to re-introduce a load on the pickup, which fools the pickup into thinking it is connected to an amplifier.
This ABY box does its job perfectly. The Radial 'drag' control really lets you tune the buffer circuit (used to not halve your volume between amps) to sound just like your guitar straight in. The switches are sturdy and roadworthy. The boost/mid-boost function sounds awesome in any of the settings. In mute mode the boost button is hand for putting your tone-sucking Boss TU-2 (or 3 or whatever) on the tuner out and still having silent tuning. The only problem with this bad boy is the odd-voltage/current power supply! The Radial wall wart is not sturdy. I have destroyed 3 of them. No one else makes a power supply that will sub in. You cannot hook the Tonebone pedals to your multi-pedal power supply either, they need too much current. If I toured with the Radial again I would make sure to travel with at least 2 radial wall warts.