The 9V Bones Hollywood Distortion Pedal from Radial Engineering is a high performance, dual-stage distortion pedal that delivers American-style tones in a compact and easy-to-use format. Thus, once your guitar is turned down, it can clean up like a real tube amp. It is configured for clean rhythm and lead playability for maximum on-stage efficiency. In Bypass mode, you get the natural clean sounds of your guitar. When this unit is activated, you can choose between 2 output drive circuits using the toggle footswitch. Each is equipped with a variable level control so that LEVEL-1 can be set for rhythm, while LEVEL-2 can be driven harder for lead. The second drive circuit is augmented in the mid-range to increase sustain and cut for solos. Features include a variable drive that lets you dial-in the appropriate amount of distortion, a powerful dual-band equalizer with passive-interactive tone circuit. A 3-position GAIN switch lets you adjust the drive range from a slight grit to extreme overdrive. A 3-position CUT switch lets you add extra mid-range drive or fatten up single coil pickups.
The Hollywood Distortion pedal employs the EIS (Electronic Impulse Switching) high-performance buffered bypass circuit. The EIS retains the tone performance of true bypass connectivity, while offering 100% noiseless switching and high durability without the challenges posed by mechanical switches. The EIS system presents your guitar signal with a high-impedance, class-A buffer, thereby ensuring all your tone is transduced, while the low impedance output enables it to efficiently drive long cables and other true bypass pedals without high frequency loss. When the pedal is bypassed, you get the natural clean sound of your guitar.
The Hollywood Bones is easy to use on your pedalboard and designed to operate on the standard 9V multi-pedal power supplies and external adapters. The compact design with the top mounted jacks allow the pedal to be brought close together for those wishing maximum pedalboard density.