Two heads are better than one!
This amplifier head switcher is specifically designed to allow you to switch between two solid-state amps while using the same cabinet. How clever we hear you say! The Radial Tonebone Headbone TS Solid State head switcher employs a series of photocells to assure noise-free guitar-to-head switching and a series of high-cycle relays that switch between the 2 heads and the speaker. A digital programmable interrupt controller receives commands from the on-board footswitch or the Slingshot remote switching system and controls the transition between equipment to ensure proper amplifier loads are always maintained.
Here's what Radial say about the Radial Tonebone Headbone TS Solid State head switcher:
The Radial Headbone is an advanced amplifier switching device that allows two different guitar amp heads to be used with a single speaker cabinet. With the Headbone, one head could be used for rhythm while a second head could be used for soloing. With 100% discreet Class-A circuitry and choice of either buffered or un-buffered inputs, the Headbone will be of particular interest for players that demand the utmost in tonal performance.
The Headbone's internal switching comprises a sequence of relays, photocells, and load resistors, all of which are controlled via a digitally programmed chip. Hit the footswitch and the Headbone toggles the guitar signal from one amp to the other, disconnects the speaker and diverts the signal to a load resister, reconnects the speaker to the second head and turns on the guitar, all in quick succession. The Headbone features SafeModeT whereby even when power is disconnected; the Headbone will automatically default to a 'head-1 to cabinet' status, ensuring a constant load on the amplifier.
To eliminate running guitar and speaker cables to-and-from the amplifier and the pedal board, the Headbone is equipped with SlingshotT, an easy to use remote control system that employs a standard foot switch to toggle the Headbone's status from a remote pedal board.
The Headbone is available in 3 models: The VT for two valve-tube heads; the SS for two solid-state heads; and the TS for Tube to solid state switching. Headbone. another Radial 'power tool' for serious guitarists.
- Switch 2 heads using one speaker cabinet
- Choice of direct or buffered input
- Digital micro-controlled relays for fail-safe switching
- Slingshot™ remote-controlled switching input
- Models for tube amps (VT), solid-state (SS) or both (TS)