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Radial Engineering JDX Direct-Drive Amp Simulator and DI Box Guitar Effects

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The Radial JDX Direct-Drive is a unique and powerful device that emulates the sound of a guitar amplifier while doubling as a direct box. Unlike a typical direct box that merely transfers the sound of... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 11-07-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

The Radial JDX Direct-Drive is a unique and powerful device that emulates the sound of a guitar amplifier while doubling as a direct box. Unlike a typical direct box that merely transfers the sound of the pedals to the PA, the Direct-Drive simulates the tone and feel of a real guitar amp, producing a much more realistic sound. In other words, with the Direct-Drive on your pedalboard, you can do a gig without carrying an amp to the club.

The design begins with a traditional .25 in. guitar input and passive thru-put to feed a stage amp. This is then followed by a dedicated tuner output that is buffered in order to eliminate loading on the pickup or noise from the quartz clock. The guitar signal is then passed through a series of carefully sculpted filters to create Radial’s signature JDX tone. This is modeled after the sound of a Shure SM57™ in front of a Marshall™ 4x12 cabinet. The Direct-Drive goes further with two more voicing settings: the first adds a vintage Marshall tube head character to the signal path while the second delivers a tone reminiscent of an early Fender Twin. The two amp tones can be further tailored using a presence switch for extra sparkle. The guitar signal exits the Direct-Drive via either a 1/4" guitar-level output or via a balanced XLR to feed the PA. The direct box output is outfitted with a 180° polarity reverse switch to help phase-align monitors with the stage amp along with a ground lift switch to help eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops. The Direct-Drive may be powered using a standard 9V power supply or typical pedalboard power brick.

As with all Radial products, the Direct-Drive is made to handle the rigors of professional touring with 14-gauge steel throughout. This not only helps prevent damage to the internal PCB, it also reduces susceptibility to noise from external magnetic fields.

FEATURES

  • Guitar amp simulator for pedalboards
  • Eliminates need to bring an amp to the gig
  • 4 x 12 half-stack and open back combo tones
  • Employs Radial’s popular JDX tone shaping
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90 day warranty on footswitch and tubes. One year warranty on all other products.


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Radial EngineeringJDX Direct-Drive Amp Simulator and DI Box Guitar Effects
 
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Uh, no thanks

By Dude

from United States

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Comments about Radial Engineering JDX Direct-Drive Amp Simulator and DI Box Guitar Effects:

Using this pedal as the manufacturer intended, I found it to be very not good. Sounds like a transistor radio. Definitely not a usable tone. Ew, horrible. Just, horrible.

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5.0

Love it!

By Ledjet

from Knoxvegas, TN

Comments about Radial Engineering JDX Direct-Drive Amp Simulator and DI Box Guitar Effects:

I tired several similar units with amp/cab modeling and the Direct Drive is the best. It does not sound quite as good as a quality tube amp, but with a couple od and modulation pedals it's great. My board is simple: ts9, ocd, Tim, trem, rev/delay, direct drive. The direct drive works best for me with the xlr to the pa and the thur line to a small tube amp. It sounds great on its own, and it's also an excellent alternative to carrying a backup amp, and putting a mic on a cab. Love it.

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