Aug 28, 2017

Canadian manufacturer Radial found its niche in specialized pedals and DI boxes created with very specific tasks in mind. However, they have always released more “regular” stompboxes under the Tonebone series, which has grown considerably in the last few years with the addition of a new series of dual gain stage effects. Here’s a ProGuitarShop of their Boost +OD Texas Pro Overdrive.

This pedal recently won a Guitar Player Editor’s Pick.

From the manufacturer’s website:

The Texas-Pro is a compact but extremely powerful dual-function pedal, providing a versatile overdrive circuit as well as a high output signal booster. These two features can be used on their own or in combination, giving you a wide range of tonal options, with the power to cut through when soloing or hit the front end of your amp harder for natural sustain and harmonics.

The overdrive section is equipped with a three-position Range switch, which tailors the response to produce vintage, modern, and high-gain overdrive tones. This allows you to choose between bluesy textures similar to an Ibanez TS9®, a modern rock feel like a Fulltone OCD®, or aggressive in-your-face saturation. Individual Drive, Tone, and Level controls allow you to further dial in the settings that best suit your guitar and amp setup. The Overdrive is followed by a 100% discrete, pure Class-A Boost circuit with a variable level control that can provide up to +22dB of clean gain. This can be used to let your solos sing out or to push the front end of a smaller amp harder, causing it to prematurely break up. Both the Overdrive and the Boost utilize true-bypass switching, which ensures that you retain the pure tone of your guitar as if it were plugged directly into your amplifier. For additional functionality, a built-in effects loop provides the ability to connect delays or other pedals, activating them when the Boost footswitch is engaged. This makes transitioning from rhythm to lead quick and efficient, with just a single foot-stomp required. – More Info here.

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