Radial Tonebone Switchbone ABY Switcher

£278.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 72832

  • High Performance ABY Amp Switcher
  • 100% Discrete Class-A Signal Path for Exceptional Audio
  • Exclusive Drag™ Control Pickup Load Correction
  • Variable Power Booster with Mid Control for Added Cut
  • Transformer Isolated Output to Eliminate Ground Loops

Radial Tonebone Switchbone ABY Switcher

The Switchbone ABY from Radial Engineering's Tonebone range is a premium, high performance ABY guitar amp switcher. With this unit you'll always be able to deliver the natural tone of your instrument to whichever amplifier you choose, with none of that unwanted noise or distortion. The Switchbone also offers an integrated 3-position mid boost for when you need that razor-sharp edge for those face-melting solos! This is the best, most natural ABY switcher that money can buy.

Product Ref: 72832

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To make it as easy as possible for you to get the gear you want, we offer a range of instant finance options. If you spend £250 or more online, you can choose to pay over 48, 36 or 24 months. The majority of decisions are given instantly, so you could get your new gear sooner than you thought!

Representative Example

To help you understand how our finance options work, the examples below are based on a total order value of £250:

Finance APR Deposit to Pay Payments Total Payable
Classic Credit 48 Months 14.9% 14.9% No Deposit 48 months: £6.83
Final payment: £6.83
No settlement fee
Classic Credit 36 Months 15.9% 15.9% No Deposit 36 months: £8.65
Final payment: £8.65
No settlement fee
Classic Credit 24 Months 18.9% 18.9% No Deposit 24 months: £12.41
Final payment: £12.41
No settlement fee

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Applying for finance couldn't be easier - if your order totals £250 or more, simply proceed through the checkout as normal, then select Pay by Finance on the payment page, then click the orange APPLY FOR INSTANT FINANCE button. This will start your application with V12 Retail Finance, our finance partner, and completing this form should take approximately 10 minutes.

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Please note: This is only available on orders placed via the website and is not available in store or via phone currently.

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"The Radial Switchbone sounds great! It is the best ABY box that I have used and the transformer isolation makes it easy to combine any two amps without noise." - Allan Holdsworth

Superior Audio Quality with Class-A Circuitry and Mid Boost

The Tonebone Switchbone features the same 100 discrete class-A buffering circuit as the critically acclaimed Radial JD7 Injector for an unparalleled sonic performance. Its top panel holds three footswitches:

  • Switch 1 selects between amps A or B
  • Switch 2 allows the combination of both amps
  • Switch 3 is a built-in power booster
The power booster has a variable level control, and a 3-position mid boost switch to give you that razor-sharp edge you need when soloing. The boost can also be bypassed and converted to a mute switch for quiet on-stage tuning between songs. The Switchbone ABY's photocells ensure perfect noise free switching, even between high gain amplifiers, its second output is 100 isolated to eliminate all signs of hum and buzz, and you'll always be able to keep both amps in phase by toggling the easy access 180° polarity reverse switch.

Augmented with Drag™ Control Load Correction

The Tonebone Switchbone ABY features Radial's Drag™ control load correction, so your pickups always detect the correct impedance load, just as if it were plugged directly into an amp. This means your guitar will always produce its rich, harmonic tone and no unwanted frequencies will be emphasized no matter what it's plugged in to next. It also allows longer cable runs of up to 15m (50') without noise.

Stage Ready and Rock Solid Durability

The Switchbone is constructed from 14 gauge steel along with the entirety of the Tonebone range, meaning you can silently switch between amps gig after gig with no damage or loss of quality. Its smart flashing LEDs mean you stay in control, letting you know which amp was selected last, and along with the option of silent tuning, makes the Switchbone the ideal selector to accompany you on the stage.


  • Circuit type: 100 discrete class-A, hand inserted parts
  • Input impedance: Variable with Drag™ control
  • Output impendence: 10K Ω
  • Drag™: Load correction circuit for pickups
  • Output-1: Class-A buffered, direct
  • Output-2: Class-A buffered, transformer isolated
  • Power booster: Unity gain to +15dB
  • Mid boost: +9dB @ 800Hz, +5dB @ 1kHz
  • Tuner output: Buffered always-on ¼" jack
  • Switching: Photocell assisted, 5m-sec rise time
  • LED indicators: Large 3mm OD ultra-bright LED's
  • Ground lift: Lifts ground at Output-2
  • Polarity reverse: 180° (phase) reverse at Output 2
  • Construction: 14 gauge steel, baked enamel finish
  • Size: 6.9 x 4.25 x 2.1" (175 x 108 x 54mm)
  • Weight: 2.35lb (1.06kg)
  • Production: Made in Canada
  • Power supply: 15VDC 400mA, center pole positive