* Switch between piezo and magnetic pickups instantly
outputs for stage amps and PA system
* Drag control load correction for
natural electric tone
* Perfect switcher for those that use electric &
acoustic on stage
The Radial PZ-Select is a feature-packed signal
switcher designed to work with today's new breed of hybrid electric guitars and
basses that employ both magnetic and piezo pickups. It is also perfectly suited
for players that need to switch between electric and acoustic instruments and
send separate signals to the on-stage amps and PA system.
The design begins with two separate channels: The first is dedicated for
electric guitar - the second is optimized for acoustic. Two easy access
footswitches allow the artist to effortlessly select between pickups for a
seamless performance on stage. The magnetic-electric pickup channel features
Radial's award winning class-A buffer for absolute signal integrity. This is
augmented with Drag Control (TM) load correction to counter the effect of the
buffer for a more natural tone. The piezo-acoustic channel features an
ultra-high 10meg-Ohm impedance that at once broadens the frequency response
while smoothing out the peaks and edginess that often plagues these transducers.
A built-in 3-position high-pass (low cut) filter helps eliminate excessive
bottom end which could cause the sound to be muddy and indistinct. When used
with an acoustic instrument, the filter works with the 180 deg polarity reverse
to help eliminate resonant feedback. A low-pass (high-cut) filter has been
included to help warm the sound of active piezo systems that can often sound
There are two outputs to choose from: A standard ¼" output to feed a stage
amp and a built-in Radial DI box to deliver the piezo-acoustic tone direct to
the PA system via a low-Z balanced XLR out. A dedicated effects loop on the
piezo channel lets you connect a series of pedals to feed both outputs.
Selecting channels is simply a matter of depressing the associated footswitch.
Bright full-sized LEDs provide visual clarity under stage lights to show the
selected channel. Even when off, the signal from both pickups are combined and
sent to the dedicated tuner out for quiet on stage adjustments.
The PZ-Select... a powerful switcher that lets you seamlessly select
pickups and instruments using the power of your feet!