Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Tonebone Bumper™ is now shipping.
The Bumper, a compact instrument selector, lets you connect up to four instruments to a single guitar amp and select between them using a single footswitch. According to Radial's Jay Porter: "Today, playing music is all about options. One song may require a Les Paul®, the next a Strat® or even a Dobro®. This is the beauty of the world we live in. Music lovers are enjoying so many styles and they are merging together like never before. The Bumper is a tool that we developed specifically for those who must quickly change between instruments on stage. It works with electric guitar, bass and of course all kinds of acoustic instruments too! You plug in, advance the selector footswitch to the desired input and you are set to go! Super bright LEDs follow your every move to let you know which input is ready for use. The Bumper is super compact to fit on any pedalboard and automatically self-configures for the number of instruments you are using."
The design begins with Radial's coveted Class-A buffer circuit for the most natural tone. Each instrument can further be tailored with Drag™ control load correction to compensate for the buffer and replicate the tone and feel as if connected directly to an amplifier. When combining active and passive instruments, high output active ones can be adjusted using the trim control to reduce the sensitivity. This allows quick changeovers without having to adjust stage amp volumes or settings on the PA and monitors. In addition to the stage amp out, there is a separately buffered tuner out for quick on-the-fly adjustments.
The Bumper is perfectly suited for both electric and acoustic guitar, bass or may be combined with a Radial DI for use with a mandolin, dobro, violin or any other instrument.
For more information on Radial's Tonebone Bumber.