Radial Tonebone Hot British 12AX7 Tube Distortion Pedal

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Product Ref: 16732

  • High Gain Double Stack Drive
  • Real 12AX7 Tube Built In
  • Powerful EQ for extreme tonal range
  • Triple Gain Stage for Ultimate Tone Shaping
  • Compact and Low Profile, Ideal for Pedalboards

Radial Tonebone Hot British 12AX7 Tube Distortion Pedal


The Tonebone Hot British is tube distortion at its best! Fashioned from a modified Marshall double-stack plexy, the Hot British delivers five decades of brute power for everything from scooped-out chunky rhythm to screaming sizzling hot lead tones.

Product Ref: 16732

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Based on high-gain amplifier designs, the Hot British employs a triple hybrid gain stage that combines the control and dynamics of solid-state with the warmth and harmonic generation only possible from a real 12AX7 tube. This unique design produces ultra-rich harmonic textures and full-on saturated tube settings without the mud or noise that is typical with other pedals. Listen and you will hear how each note retains its distinctiveness and clarity, right down to the lowest notes.

Switch on the Contour, dial in the interactive EQ and wham! Enter a world where huge, musically rich tones that you never thought possible magically come alive. No other pedal delivers more - no other pedal even comes close!


  • Gives you that mega-stack-on-eleven sound!
  • Tons of harmonic overtones
  • Works equally well for solo and rhythm
  • From chunk to metal to power solos


  • Built like a tank yet small enough to fit on a pedalboard, the Tonebone Hot British is the world?s most compact tube distortion. It is in fact a hybrid that combines the control of a triple-stage solid-state front end with the warmth and natural even harmonic generation of a 12AX7 tube. The tube is mounted on its side to keep the profile low for easy pedal action.

  • Power for the Hot British is provided by a external 15VDC supply and is regulated and filtered internally to eliminate hum and noise. To further reduce 'self noise', a unique ground plain circuit topology is employed, making the Tonebone Hot British one of the quietest pedals in its class.

  • Tonebone is also built tough - 14-gauge steel construction reduces stress on the PC board and a baked enamel finish will keep your Tonebone looking great for years!

Further Specs:

  • Circuit type: Hybrid tube / proprietary circuit
  • Tube type: 12AX7 vacuum tube
  • Input impedance: 1meg Ohm at input jack
  • Output impendence: 10K Ohm
  • MID BOOST 3-way switch: Used to fatten up the sound for more cut and sustain during solos. Also, will fatten up the sound of single coil pickups
  1. High: +12dB @ 620Hz
  2. Medium: +6dB @ 390Hz
  3. Bypass: No boost

* Drive control: Used in conjunction with the drive gain switch, drive is used to adjust the overall amount of gain to the overdrive circuit. VOICING * 3-way switch: Allows the user to jump to chunky scooped rhythms in the NOTCH position or huge solos in the FAT position. 1. FAT: Mid-boost - passive filter 2. bypass: Flat 3. NOTCH: Mid-cut - passive filter * Contour control: Used in conjunction with the VOICING selector switch, 'contour' dials-in the mid-center frequency with cut or boost with the switch in the NOTCH or FAT position. * TOP END 3-way switch: Switch sets the overall tonal character of the Classic to best match the amp and settings. Brighter amps are normally compensated with darker settings. 1. Bright: Boosts +6dB @ 10kHz 2. Flat: No boost 3. Dark: Cuts -6dB @ 1.8kHz * HIGH & LOW EQ controls: Unity gain to +15dB - Low: +/- 14.5 db @ 100Hz - High: +/- 10 db @ 4.3kHz * LEVEL control: Used to balance the output level between the input drive without altering any of the tonal characteristics. Works like the master volume on an amplifier. * Footswitch: True bypass with green on/off status LED - Heavy-duty high-cycle switch * LED indicator: Large 3mm OD ultra-bright status LED * Switching: Opto-coupler assisted, 5msec Rise time * Construction: 14 gauge steel, baked enamel finish * Size: 7"w x 4 1/4"d x 2"h (174 x 108 x 51mm) * Weight: 2.15lb (1kg)

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