Radial Tonebone Plexitube Tube Distortion - Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
  Main Menu

Radial Tonebone Plexitube Tube Distortion

Departments > Guitars > Guitar Effects > Effect Distortion > Radial > Tonebone Plexitube Tube Distortion
Add to Wish List
SKU: # 249526
Model: #

R800 7025

Sale Price: $199.97 CDN
Original Price: $349.99 CDN

Online

In-Store

This two channel tube distortion pedal combines the natural warmth and harmonic generation of a 12AX7 tube with the control and saturation of our unique multi-stage solid-state drive circuit. This combination provides incredible gain with tons of overtones and, when combined with our unique passive-interactive EQ, produces four generations of Marshall Plexi tones worthy of a Shakespearian Ode.

Designed to enhance on-stage functionality, the Plexitube features two distinct distortion channels for on-the-fly transition between rhythm and lead settings. Channel-1 has been optimized for rhythm with chunk rhythm tones and scooped out mids for a thunderous wall-of-sound and complete world domination. Channel-2 is optimized to produce razor-sharp cut for solos and sustaining mids that are so smooth, they can make a grown man cry. This is augmented with an effects loop that can automatically turn your delay on for leads. No tap dancing!

When the Plexitube is off, true-bypass connectivity ensures the natural tone of your guitar goes directly to your amp without obstruction or a tone robbing load.

The Radial Tonebone Plexitube takes metal guitar one step beyond anything you have experienced so far. God save the Queen.!

grab one before they are out of stock0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
as close to marshall tone you`ll get. how it responds with a solid state amp I can`t comment, I no longer own any. tone shaping is unlimited. I had to trim for channel 2 all the way down and there is still more than enough distortion to play with. with the trim dial on the side at max it is new territory that is insane. I was fortunate to purchase this at their clearance sale price. where they are now discontinued. at full price I would not hesitate to make the investment. recently purchased the revv G-3. these two pedals IMO are the best available. haven`t run my compressor EQ or 808 with this yet. I expect better things to come. the only downside, starting with channel one with distortion set at its lowest setting it might be to much if you looking for sweet spot tube breakup. this unit can handle basically all distorted styles. maintains all tube tone and response in all of my heads and combos. it`s the grab and go with a light combo that turns you set-up into it can do it all. G.
Posted by G Erskine on Feb 28, 2019
Was this review helpful?    flag review

If You Can Handle More Distortion, This beast Will Deliver0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreEdmonton Whyte Ave., Alberta
I bought this pedal on the sheer reputation of Radial Engineering and their other quality products. I bought one, and had to return it because one of the level pots was a dud, but did pickup a replacement which was easy to do through L&M's excellent return policy. This second one rocks. In fact, I've had to use the 'trim' to tone down the distortion (the trim is set at about noon). The controls allow you to create or emulate nearly any distortion sound. And with the 12AX7 tube, it take a bit of time to 'warm' up, but the 'tube' sound is phenomenal and response well to your touch or volume changes. Also, if you're not happy with the 'tone' of the tube, you can experiment with changing it to either mellow out the distortion further, make it more 'round', or make it extreme -- depending on the tube you choose. I highly recommend this pedal if you're the type that likes to dial around, or if your the player that needs two distortions in one. The price may seem steep, but bear in mind you are getting two distortions in one and channel 2 does allow for an effects loop if you are looking to add a flanger/chorus/delay to your solos. Awesome pedal for any level or type of player.
Posted by Mike on Jan 22, 2013
Was this review helpful?    flag review

WOW0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
This pedal surprised me! Every setting I tried I thought, "I can use that"... Makes my amps sound loud and driven even at the lowest volumes. It could make a pocket amp sound like a cranking Marshall. Hard to make it sound bad. The drive is too much even on low if you only want a slight overdrive, BUT remember this is a distortion pedal, not an overdrive :) it sounds sooo coool...
Posted by B T on Jan 15, 2013
Was this review helpful?    flag review

This pedal has gain to spare!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
This was an impulse buy for me; I bought it after looking at some videos online and liked what I heard. I was NOT prepared for the sheer awesomeness that ensued when I plugged it in to the front my 18-watt tube head. If you play slug-rock, metal, shred-core, hard rock, classic rock.. it doesn't matter, this will not disappoint! The 2 channels are perfect for me, I no longer have a use for a seperate boost pedal or an a/b effects loop switch. The channel-independent mid eq profiles are tied to the "contour" knobs so that you can essentially move the "scoop" or "bump" in the eq (whatever you select from the profile switches) to find your amp's "sweet spot". I play it with a Gibson Les Paul Standard, and it LOVES humbuckers, however it can really fatten up the tone of your single-coil axe to give you the bite and the punch that you want. Overall, this pedal is essential to my tone, and it's staying right in the center of my board!
Posted by Mike on Jan 10, 2013
Was this review helpful?    flag review