Dragster - Pickup Load Corrector


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    R800 7075 - Overview

    The Radial Dragster is a super-compact load correction device that lets you adjust the load on your electric guitar pickup to replicate the sound as if connected directly to a tube guitar amp.

    When a guitar is connected to a guitar amplifier, the pickup and the amp join together to form a circuit. But as soon as you introduce a buffer in between the pickup and the amplifier, the natural relationship is lost. The pickup only 'sees' the buffer and the tone changes. This is the fundamental reason why guitarists hate the sound of wireless systems and non-true-bypass pedals. The Dragster solves the problem by restoring the full rich tone you lose when you plug your guitar into a wireless transmitter or other types of buffered inputs such as effects pedals, mixing consoles, sound cards or all-in-one recording systems.

    The Dragster is plug & play easy to use. You simply connect your guitar or bass to the Dragster using one of the ¬" inputs and then exit the Dragster using the other. Set the thumb wheel to the sound you like and you are set to go! The compact design makes it easy to fit on any pedalboard while the built-in mounting flanges make it a breeze to attach to a guitar strap. And its unobtrusive size and light weight won't slow you down. Few guitar accessories offer the tremendous 'bang-for-the buck' of a Dragster.

    The Dragster - a load correction device that sounds so good, you will use it on everything.

    Recording with the Dragster
    Connect your bass or electric to the Dragster and use it to get a more natural tone when recording. This can be particularly useful if you plan to Reamp at a later stage. (see pic 3 above)

    Warming up your pedal chain
    The active buffers inside your pedals change the clean tone of your guitar going to your amp. The Dragster reintroduces the natural tone and feel as if connected directly to your amp by letting you adjust the load to compensate.(see pic 4 above)

    Using the Dragster on a wireless system
    The buffer inside a wireless system is rarely optimized for a magnetic pickup. The Dragster lets you adjust the load on the pickup for a smoother more natural tone. Simply connect your guitar to the Dragster before you send the signal to the transmitter. (see pic 5 above)

    • Features:

      • Stand-alone Drag control load correction
      • Pickup impedance load for wireless systems
      • Regains your guitar's full natural tone
      • lightweight aluminum construction
      • Bracket for guitar strap or pedalboard attachment
      • Adjusts the load on magnetic pickup for a natural sound
      • Warms up the tone of harsh sounding active buffers
      • Helps improve the sound of your wireless system
      • Compact and lightweight, can be used anywhere!
    • Specifications:

      • Audio circuit type 100% discrete class-A FET with tube drive
      • Frequency response: 20Hz ~ 20kHz
      • Gain: 20dB (Maximum)
      • Signal to noise ratio: 85dB @ +4dB
      • Dynamic range: >100dB
      • Noise floor: -98dB at unity gain
      • Equivalent input noise (EIN): -101dB
      • Maximum input: Variable from -12dB ~ +20dB
      • Total harmonic distortion: 0.15% from 20Hz ~ 20kHz
      • Inter-modulation distortion: 0.3%
      • Input impedance - Drag On: Variable 22k ~ 500k
      • Input impedance - Drag Off: 3.9 meg-?
      • Output impedance: 150? (nominal)
      • Inputs: Selectable A or B with standard hi-Z 1/4" connectors
      • Input pad: Variable
      • Mute: All outputs except tuner, requires JR2 footswitch
      • Low-cut filter: Variable from 5Hz ~ 500Hz @-3dB
      • Drag Control: Load correction fro magnetic pickups
      • Aux output: Hi-Z buffered, pre or post tube & effects insert loop
      • Insert loop: 1/4" TRS insert wired tip-send, ring-return
      • Polarity: 180°
      • Ground lift: Pin-1 at the XLR
      • XLR configuration: AES standard: pin-1 ground, pin-2 (+), pin-3 (-)
      • Power: 5-pin XLR, +/-16V & 48V, 1600mA
      • Construction: 14 guage steel
      • Finish: Durable powder coat
      • Size: 5.75" x 8.25" x 1.75" (2.75" with handle) 146mm x 210mm x 45mm (70mm with handle)
      • Weight: 3.95lbs. (1.80kg)
      • FCC approval Complies with section 15 of the FCC Rules
      • Conditions: For indoor use at temperatures between +5° c and +40° c
      • Warranty: 3 years, transferable
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