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Radial ToneBone PZ-Select Pickup Selector

Radial PZ-Select
Radial PZ-Select
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Product Code: 9999-13448


Radial ToneBone PZ-Select Piezo & Magnetic Pickup Selector

Radial ToneBone PZ-Select Piezo & Magnetic Pickup Selector

Radial ToneBone PZ-Select Piezo & Magnetic Pickup Selector Details

The Radial ToneBone PZ-Select Piezo & Magnetic Pickup Selector is a unique pedal designed to work with today's new breed of electric guitars and basses that employ both magnetic and piezo pickups. It allows the artist to quickly select between pickups using the onboard footswitches.

There are two channels: one for electric and one for piezo. The PZ-Select will accept either a stereo ¼" TRS or two mono ¼" connectors. The magnetic pickup channel is class-A buffered and equipped with Drag Control load correction for optimum signal transfer. This innovative feature allows the user to adjust the load on the pickup so that it sounds 'true-bypass' as if connected to an amp without the usual pops and noise associated with true-bypass pedals. The electric channel is equipped with its own stage amp output and on-off selector switch.

The piezo channel begins with three position high-pass (lo cut) and low-pass (hi-cut) filters to tame the often brittle tone that is associated with piezo transducers. For greater control, the piezo channel also features a dedicated effects loop to allow an EQ or reverb to be added without affecting the electric guitar signal path. Since many artists employ a dedicated acoustic amp on stage, the piezo channel has a separate stage amp output plus a balanced low-Z direct box output to feed the PA system. Each of these is equipped with a ground lift switch to help eliminate buzz and hum caused by ground loops. The XLR out is also equipped with a polarity reverse to help phase align the PA, monitors and on-stage sound.

Selecting channels is simply a matter of depressing the associated footswitch. Bright full-sized LEDs provide visual clarity under stage lights to show the selected channel. Even when off, the signal from both pickups are combined and sent to the tuner out for quiet on stage adjustments. The flexible design also allows it to be used as a simple on-stage instrument selector for those that want to switch between an electric guitar or bass and an acoustic or upright. Made 'Radial tough', the PZ-Select features 14 gauge steel construction for maximum durability and is finished in a rugged baked enamel finish. Powering comes from the included 15VDC supply.

The Radial PZ-Select is a compact pedal that delivers efficient control of your guitar and lets you quietly feed on your stage amps, tuner and the PA system at the same time.

Radial ToneBone PZ-Select Piezo & Magnetic Pickup Selector Features

  • Designed for guitars with magnetic and piezo pickups
  • Footswitch control over pickups for on-stage efficiency
  • Individual stage amplifier outputs for each pickup
  • Built in Radial direct box for piezo to feed sound system
  • Always 'on' buffered tuner output for quiet on-stage tuning

Radial ToneBone PZ-Select Piezo & Magnetic Pickup Selector Specifications

  • Circuit type: Proprietary class-A active circuit
  • Magnetic input impedance: 22kOhm to 1MegOhm with Drag control variable input impedance
  • Piezo input impedance: 10meg Ohm at input jack
  • Magnetic output: ¼" Phone unbalanced, 10k Ohm output impedance
  • Piezo output: ¼" Phone unbalanced, 10k Ohm output impedance
  • Tuner output: Buffered ¼" Phone unbalanced, 10k Ohm output impedance
  • XLR DI output: Balanced 600 ohm mic-level (AES standard - pin-1 gnd, pin-2 hot [+], pin-3 cold [-] )
  • EQ
    • Low-cut - 3 position switch
      • Position a: off
      • Position b: 75Hz (6dB slope)
      • Position c: 220Hz (6dB slope)
    • High-cut - 3 position switch
      • Position a: off
      • Position b: 2.8kHz (6dB slope)
      • Position c: 7.2kHz (6dB slope)
  • Grounding options
    • Ground lift at ¼" piezo stage amp output
    • Pin-1 ground lift at XLR-M output for PA system
  • Effects send & receive: -10dB
  • FX loop impedance
    • Send: 1k Ohm
    • Receive: 15k Ohm
  • Polarity: 180° switch (absolute phase reversal)
  • Connections
    • Input-1: ¼" unbalanced
    • Input-2: ¼" unbalanced
    • Insert Send/Receive: ¼" unbalanced
    • Amp output: ¼"unbalanced, Hi-Z, 1k Ohm
    • Tuner output: ¼"unbalanced, Hi-Z, 6.8k Ohm
    • Pre-EQ output: XLR balanced mic level 600 Ohms
    • Post-EQ output: XLR balanced mic level 600 Ohms
  • Footswitches
    • Electric (magnetic) pn-off toggle
    • Acoustic (piezo) on-off toggle
  • LED indicators: Large 3mm ultra-bright LED on-off indicators for both electric and piezo channels
  • Construction: 14 gauge steel, baked enamel finish
  • Size: 6"w x 3.875"d x 2"h (152 x 98 x 51mm)
  • Weight: 1.75lbs (.8kg)
  • Warranty: Radial 3-year limited transferable warranty

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Front End Audio rocks!! March 12, 2013
Reviewer: Terry Moody from Kents Store, VA United States  
I purchased a Mark Kelly Hybrid Special guitar & was researching quality y-cables as this axe has both humbuckers and a Fishman piezo-electric setup. My search led me first to Rapco Horizon cables, then to Front End Audio. I contacted FEA & received a response in just a couple of hours. They offered a few different choices for the rig that I wanted to create, then delivered quality merchandise at a very competitive price. I couldn't be happier with the quality of both the Radial PZ-Select switch & the Rapco Horizon cables. The PZ-Select is built like a tank, provides the capability to foot-switch between my electric & acoustic channels (or blend the 2), & I haven't had the slightest amount of hum or buzz from this rig. Alan & Ryan - you guys rock!! I won't hesitate to purchase from or recommend you guys again. Thanks for everything!

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