Jordan Honsinger uses Radial for stage and studio
It’s been a big year for Cold Creek County. They released the Homemade EP, made the front cover of Canadian Musician magazine, and were nominated for 2017 Group Of The Year at the Juno Awards and the CCMA Awards. Perhaps most triumphant of all, their multi-instrumentalist Jordan Honsinger has been added to Radial’s Tonebone artist roster.
"The PZ-Pre has simplified my life on stage and in the studio! It has super flexible routing options, sounds great with my banjo/acoustic guitar, and it’s built to endure all kinds of punishment!"
Keeping It Simple
Honsinger needed to streamline his live setup while maintaining a compact rig that could handle the rigors of touring, flying, trucking, kicking and screaming. All while sounding good doing it. For this, he imparts the Radial J48™ Phantom Powered Active Direct Box and BigShot I/O™ True Bypass Instrument Selector on his touring pedal board.
The Ultimate Acoustic Preamp
Additionally, Jordan uses the Tonebone PZ-Pre™ Acoustic Instrument Preamp which features an EQ with feedback-eliminating notch filters, a combination boost/effects loop, and multiple output options for the PA system, monitors and tuner.
When he’s not on the road with Cold Creek County, Jordan also writes, engineers and produces other artists in his home studio. There he uses the Bassbone OD™ 2-channel bass preamp from Tonebone, a Radial JDI™ Passive Direct Box, X-Amp™ Active Re-Amplifier, and an EXTC™ 500 Series Guitar Effects Interface for blending in guitar pedal effects into the signal chain.
Essential Studio Tools
Jordan Honsinger, Cold Creek County:
“The PZ-Pre has simplified my life on stage and in the studio! It has super flexible routing options, sounds great with my banjo/acoustic guitar, and it’s built to endure all kinds of punishment!”
For more information about Jordan Honsinger, please visit jordanhonsinger.com
Essential studio tools from Radial Engineering
Professional performers and artists like Jordan choose Radial and Tonebone for good reason, get in touch with our Pro Audio team today to find out why.
Acoustic Guitar and Bass generally sound better with a cleaner signal and more dynamic range than the overdriven, mid-range focused sound that is preferred for electric guitar. Tonebone builds a number of preamps tailored to each instrument.
The Tonebone PZ-Pre is the perfect match for acoustic guitar but also suitable for any acoustic instrument including banjo, violin, cello, mandolin, contrabass, bouzouki or lute. The magic lies in the combination of high performance 100% discrete class-A PZB piezo boosters, an ultra-quiet preamp circuit that will adapt to any pickup system and a host of connectivity options that will put you in total control.
The second generation Bassbone V2 features the same award-winning audio circuit that has made the original a top choice for many of the world's most prominent bass players. Featuring two channels, each with a unique EQ that enables you to adjust the tone to match your bass amp. A special PZB booster allows you to connect a piezo pick-up, such as used on an upright bass.
The Bassbone OD takes the features of the Bassbone V2 and adds a powerful on-board bass overdrive with control over the drive level and tone. A wet-dry mix lets you add slight grit similar to an Ampeg SVT or full on distortion depending on your mood. The OD footswitch may be assigned to the loop, overdrive or both.
Switchers & Splitters
Tonebone prides itself in offering a wide variety of switchers to address various needs such as selecting instruments, switching amplifiers, toggling between two heads using one cabinet or even switching between tow cabinets using one head. All of our switchers are hand assembled in Canada using the very best components.
The BigShot range are your entry point to switching simplicity: The BigShot ABY is a compact ABY switcher that enables you to either switch between two amplifiers or combine the signal when you want both amps to play at the same time. Set up one amp with your clean sound for sparkling chords and arpeggios and the other as your overdriven tone for monster riffs and solos.
The Twin-City is an active ABY switcher that upgrades the BigShot design, beginning with Radial's award winning class-A buffer for the most natural tone and Drag™ Control load correction that lets you reintroduce the natural load on the pickup as if connected directly to a tube amplifier. To eliminate hum and buzz from ground loops, the Twin-City is equipped with an isolation transformer on output B.