The Cabbone is a guitar amplifier cabinet switcher that connects between an amp head and two cabinets to allow the guitarist to transition between say a Fender® 2x12" open back to a Marshall 4x12" slant while using the same amplifier head.
Cabbone uses high-performance, high-cycling, gold contact relays to switch the amp’s speaker output to either cabinet without adding color to the tone. To ensure safe, stable amplifier operation and smooth transitions, switching is controlled by a timer IC that manages a ramped connection overlap. This ensures a constant load on the output, a major concern with tube amplifiers. As a further safety measure, the Cabbone incorporates a power-off feature called SafeMode which automatically diverts the input signal to output-1 if the power supply is ever disconnected or turned off by mistake.
To reduce the ’cable spaghetti’ between the the amplifier, speakers, pedal board and back, Cabbone is equipped with a Slingshot input and output - Slingshot is Radial’s easy to use remote control system that allows any footswitch to toggle switching of remote devices using just regular 1/4" guitar cables. The Slingshot remote input can be controlled by either momentary or latching contact closure.
To add versatility, the Cabbone also incorporates a Slingshot output that can be used to remotely switch amp channels while switching cabinets. You could for instance connect the Slingshot remote output on the Radial Loopbone to toggle the Cabbone and go from a 2x12" open back to a 4x12" half-stack. Connecting the Slingshot output to the amp as well would allow you to change the amp channel at the same time, allowing each cabinet to have its own EQ and gain.
Add a Loopbone to the equation and with a single foot stomp you can introduce an effects loop, change speakers and change amp channels at the same time! Very cool! Now you can get those perfect tone combinations on stage quickly, and do it with one switch instead of a tap dance routine!
Like all Radial products, the Cabbone is built tough to handle the road: 14 gauge steel, baked enamel finish, high performance parts throughout. You get all of this in a compact enclosure that is ultra-quiet and completely transparent to the tone of your amp.
- Guitar amp speaker cabinet switcher - Lets you toggle between two speaker cabinets - Digitally controlled relays with ramping overlap - Slingshot remote-control switching - SafeMode failsafe protection