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muddy 17th February 2003 08:31 AM



muddy 9th December 2003 10:34 PM

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it's comin' this week! here's the info:


Radial Introduces Dragster Load/Impedance Correction Device

Radial Engineering manufacturer of the popular Radial Tonebone distortion pedals and the Radial line of direct boxes, has introduced a new product called the Radial Dragster.

The Dragster is a compact device that is designed to correct the loading and impedance of the guitar pick-up that is lost when the guitar passes through a buffer such as those found on wireless systems and effect pedals. According to Radial President Peter Janis: "For years, guitar players have been complaining that when they connect their guitar to a wireless system, the guitar sound changes. For this reason, many players have resisted going wireless. This problem was one that we encountered when we developed the Radial JD7 Injector. This device allows one guitar to drive several amplifiers at the same time. The problem is that the guitar and the amp no longer are directly linked. The sound passes though a buffer. This makes the guitar sound edgy and overly bright. We invented Drag control to compensate for this and guitarists love it! Hence we decided to offer a stand-alone version that we call the Dragster."

"What the Dragster does is allow the player to correct the loading and impedance that becomes skewed. This is done with a single dial. Full clock-wise, loading is off. Turning the control counterclockwise bring in the desired level. Best of all, the Dragster is completely passive!"

The Dragster is a simple device that features an input 1/4" jack for the guitar, a 1/4" output that goes to the wireless or pedal board, and then a single Drag control that allows the user to dial-in the desired amount of Drag. The Dragster is extremely compact at less than 1" high, 2" wide and less than 2" deep. It has a perforated bottom plate that allows the unit to be fixed to a guitar strap or screwed down into a pedal board. Made from aluminum and steel, the Dragster is light-weight and is finished in a distinctive bakes blue enamel. The Dragster retails at USD$69.

For more information, visit their web site at

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muddy 17th December 2003 06:13 AM

got the dragster today, & only had an hour to muck around, but i'll have some more time tomorrow to have a proper play (& give it the strat test!). i played the sg today, & played around with patching pedals in various orders, when i noticed an EXTREMELY AMAZING thing. there was NO NOISE!! the sound was MUCH better defined. & this was with my fmr really nice compressor patched in (it's a -10 unbalanced box, meant for a console insert!), & everything was playing really nice with each other. no more howling or hum from various things like hi gain & a wah pedal. i don't think it intervenes with a buffer driving your cables through pedals; it just corrects the loading so that you essentially get to dial back in the tone you get when the guitar's plugged directly into an amp's input. it's bloody magical! it really works. and it's SO bloody cheap! i can't wait to get back to it & explore it's potential!


Jules 17th December 2003 12:37 PM

I might get one to put in front of my PCP distro!

LCS.Productions 3rd October 2010 12:33 AM

Any More feedback on the Radial Dragster Say with an Audio Interface and Amp Sims???