Radial Engineering Hot British
Radial Engineering Hot British

Hot British, Distortion from Radial Engineering in the Tonebone series.

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MGR/sebastian's review"Radial Tonebone Hot British"

Radial Engineering Hot British
iv been playing for a while know im 13 and i like guns n roses,nirvana,led zeppelin,pixies,aerosmith etc.

ive been looking for the perfect distortion peddle and ive found it.they had it at the amp shop in shermen oaks on the corner of vanoen and woodmen it was 219 bucks but man it was sssssssssssssooooooooooooooooo worth it.

its simply perfect not one flaw with it. you could adjust it to sound like aerosmith or take it all the way down to the misfits. its range of different music goes on forever, and perfect clean sound.

nothing at all.

super durable,long lasting,clean sound.

its great if you like classic rock and a little jazz i advise everyonbe to get this

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warlus1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The large heavy"

Radial Engineering Hot British
Distortion with a lamp (12AX7)
volume, treble, bass, contour, drive
3 eq knobs used as: a curve for the treble, one for the medium, for the last boost.


In use:
The box is metal (solid) but the switch on / off required a replacement (at the same time, a new switch is € 20 max)

It was on a sound: the gain of 2 to give her an ACDC, from 7, it is up, the rest of the race has no effect (and frankly, it's already out of 5 huge). To give you an idea, it is the distortion of "Enter Sandman" by Metallica.

Treble and bass knobs are effective and to define the sound you want.

The eq section is very well: it does not alter the sound of the pedal, it "adds" of sound:
eq acute:
bottom: one is the "muffled"
center: the normal foot
Up-bee adds to the distortion, you get to the register of metal.

Eq medium:
Bottom: curve of the linear equalizer
center: in the low midrange (the metal)
top: bump in the medium (the rock)

Eq Boost:
bottom: no boost
Center: 7 db
top: 12 db

Note that the button "contour" acts on the positioning of the center of the curve of the medium but is not as effective as the "outline of a fender amp (for example). Its effect is more like a tone knob.

The race of the buttons exceeds that of the visual cues (it's going to the 13/10)

I never use the boost but for those who use it, it lacks a switch to activate or not useful for a solo boost.


Knobs and buttons change the sound very well but we always recognize the sound of the pedal.

To make his "modern" consider adding an EQ pedal after.

If the sound becomes "runny" it has that certain frequencies eat up the other, consider changing the lamp.

Test your amp as an amplifier to another, the sound is very different (sometimes bad!)


I had already done a review (Warlingham) but I make a new account ... Since I changed the lamp and its defects have disappeared. Know that there is a circuit "analog", so it's not a pedal "full light" (we understand).

I was looking for a tube distortion and I'm not disappointed.

123thierryv's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Radial Engineering Hot British
For all the features already stated below: http://www.tonebone.com


the possibilities are endless which makes carving his own sound even if it takes time ... especially note these settings!


Principal for my leave:
to use this pedal and get its true sonic potential, I replace the tube 12AX7 home by SYLVANIA NOS purchased from Bestubes, it speaks for itself it must simply listen to the difference is a vamp !
Sylvania 12AX7 or Mullard and pedal gives its maximum ....!


I've had a year and the recent change in eect tube (3 days)
I had a lot of distortion pedals, rack and tube amp lamp
I like everything because it is comprehensive and plugs into any amp even bad by making a great sound
you can buy new pedals for a change of texture, but it remains to me a reference in the sense of taste very good sound.

malade's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Radial Engineering Hot British
Yes c is perfect

The edition of the sounds is very specific and varies


Very nice distortion, the lamp filled with a good job (I'll change it for such a best)
I play on a series guitareIbanez I plug the S on my Tonebone BOSS VF 1 which is connected to two combo amp Peavy Bandit 112 Sheffield Transtube stereo c is the total I go from blues to heavy as anything


Over the past year
other tube pedals have s very rare in-store
it happens to mention a Boss not hold a candle to a Tonebone
Well a little expensive but I regret it is $ 200 Canadian a c pedals Quality

john_wardis's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Radial Engineering Hot British
Distortion used by Kirk Hammett of Metallica
Pedals lamp (one 12AX7)
Input and output jack guitar standart and 15 volts power supply (sold)


Manual can be useless except for beginners who can not not connect!?
We get a killer sound at once the equalization could not be easier
We're going to solo sound fuzz distortion big edge
Look carefully you can easily find the sound we like
She sounds English (see the name is not hard to understand) according to the settings, useful for jou AC / DC for example


I play with an Ibanez RG and a micro EMG ESP LTD
Play preferably with tube amp for better sound quality and equipped guitar micro active
Even when the sound is clean with low-end hardware


Used for 10 days
I try a variety of distortion pedals before the one and I regret not having discovered before
A little expensive but nine argus can easily find something
For those who doubt the qualitbr /> TRY IT!!

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Radial Engineering Hot British
Comes in a beautiful box with non-slip pads, stickers, and adapter classes.


The manual is useless, turn and rings.


Houlallalalala. A shuffled saturation and subtle fuzz, perfectly contrlable, a headroom Etton. Brief sounds in rhythm as a solo.
Test with different strata and a Lag Roxanne, it sounds in all cases. I tried a Line6 amp all rotten and a Fender Twin Reverb.


I use it for one month, the only criticism he can be is to have a channel, I buy a replacement soon as possible to vary the sound.
The grain is amazing, the lamp is not for show. What I like with this is that with an adjustable pedal, I can play ryhtmique and solo with his monstrous.
APRs have tried everything that was done in distortion at Boss, Ibanez and Hughes & Kettner PDAL I bought this with eyes closed without even cost the DMOS telling me that I could return, result she never leaves my set.
I had many prjugs of distortion pedals on, well I'm not.
Tonebone is my Discoveries of 2007!

jm_pro2000's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Radial Engineering Hot British
That big sound
Lamp Ruby 12AX7


Easy to use


The massacre


1 month ago
No ngatif points

fredlaf's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Radial Engineering Hot British
Distortion pedal lamp (12AX7) supplies 15V (adapter included)
an input and an output jack, meaning you everything simpler and more common.


There are many possibilities of adjustment. This allows a pallet sound pretty amazing. Each movement of the knobs bring a new son.Il there are not many pedals that have an equalization as effective. (Sometimes too), and the contour potentiometer really adds richness
The manual is succinct trs (but-you one really need a manual for this kind of material?)
typical settings are donns, but do not hesitate to make his own experimentation.


So the sound ....
a true massacre! I have rarely seen such EHJV, this dynamic, and such harmonics in a pedal. We can bring the grain to that of a marshall who has the preamp section in 2203.
It allows you to get out of a mix with an extremely easy and incredibly, while the settings (even the most extreme) are exploitable. It escapes the noise boiled until almost the totality of the race of the gain (and what there are of winning!)


It's been a little less than a year since I use it.
I had the opportunity to used in a lot of config materielle either guitar or amp (Ibanez rg550ex, roxanne RP2000, cheap guitar, fender twin, VS100, peavey classic 30, the loop WP6. ..)
It's a pedal that has a specific personality (one always finds its grain) without altering its surroundings (amp, guitar, microphone position ....)
I tried a lot of pedal in this price range (VOX bulldog, Maxon ROD881 ....)
and I do not regret my choice (even if the maxon am still trying to level the grain)
I got about a 210.Meme if it is expensive, the price quality ratio is rather interresting because the hot british allows both to have a good distortion on an amp that has a good clean or else to add a channel on a good amp.
I will refer to choices with no real hesitation