The Tonebone Classic Trimode is Radial's most progressive pedal ever! Trimode gives you instant access to superb clean, rhythm and lead tones without tap dancing. Based on the heritage of America's finest tube amplifiers, the Trimode delivers five generations of tone from the slight overdrive of early rock & roll to blistering power tones of today's high gain amps.
Following the award-winning Tonebone Classic, the Trimode combines the warmth and even harmonics of a 12AX7 tube with unique dual-stage drive for the natural dynamics and response of a vintage tube amp.
As the name implies, Trimode has three settings:
'True Bypass Clean Mode' for the natural tone of your guitar - direct to your amp;
'Rhythm Mode' with input drive, output gain and Radial's unique Interstage drive to precision-tune the mayhem you are about to unleash; and
'Solo Mode' with its own input drive, output gain, and mid boost for days of sustain.
Trimode goes even further with a built-in effects loop on the solo channel that lets you instantly engage a delay or pedal chain with a single foot action.
Trimode: 3 modes, huge tone and amazing dynamics finally, a pedal that sounds and feels like a real tube amp!
- Review Review by Tri-Force
Quality Features Value
Negatives: Extreme Distortions (high and low)
It's always great to have a true bypass pedal and should definitely be the standard in pedals nowadays. Some things I noticed, the pedal only truly sounds at it's best when the gain is set somewhere in the middle. Maxed out distortion doesn't sound too great and neither does light distortion.Also, you'll have to be patient to find your tone due to the massive amount of settings, not necessarily a bad thing.
I've also read that people have issues with one of the switches not correctly working, so watch out for that. I haven't come across this issue but be on the look out.
Overall it's a good pedal for what I need it for, but I can see it not being for everybody. I'd recommend trying it out at a local music store before purchasing. (Posted on 8/3/2012)