Radial Headload review


A guitarist’s ‘Swiss army knife’ with switchable attenuation, EQ-able direct cab-sim outputs and more. Huw Price gets loaded The Headload is many things, but first and foremost it’s an attenuator. Many will already be familiar with the process of plugging powerful valve amps into an attenuator, then cranking up to optimise your tone at More...

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