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Marc published his first novel Becoming in 2010. It’s a kick-ass book with monsters and dreams and stuff, and you should buy it. Since then, he’s written thousands of articles for TheToneKing.com, many of which have been picked up for circulation by manufacturers and other news outlets. His next book, Drugs and Pancakes, should be available early 2014 if his alcoholic editor can find time to work on it in-between destroying his liver and screaming about punctuation. He graduated from Roosevelt University with honors, which means that he’s not as dumb as he looks. He’s been playing guitar for over 25 years, which is almost twice as long as most of his students have been alive.

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014: Randall RGOD

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014: Randall RGOD

When it came time to cap off TheToneKing.com’s 30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014, we knew we had to go out in style! For the last episode of 30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014, The Tone King previews Randall’s RGOD.

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014: Goodtime Music Beyond Overdrive

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014: Goodtime Music Beyond Overdrive

How did the GTM Beyond Overdrive stack up against some of the bigger names during 30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014? Let’s find out.

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014: Fuchs' Jersey Lightning, Pedal Pusher, and Double Plush

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014: Fuchs’ Jersey Lightning, Pedal Pusher, and Double Plush

We might’ve Fuched ourselves by taking on these three monster pedals for 30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014, but TheToneKing.com is up to the challenge.

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014: Red Witch Pedals Factotum Bass Suboctave Drive

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014: Red Witch Pedals Factotum Bass Suboctave Drive

Something about that Red Witch gave us an itch. On today’s episode of TheToneKing.com’s 30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014, we’re checkin’ the Red Witch Factotum Bass Suboctave Drive.

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014: Baroni Lab Wall Era Distortion

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014: Baroni Lab Wall Era Distortion

While many companies chase tones from classic pedals, Baroni Lab chases tone from classic artists. On today’s episode of 30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014, TheToneKing.com checks out the Wall Era Distortion.

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014: Uchi Mata Master Effects

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014: Uchi Mata Master Effects

When TheToneKing.com heard that there was a guy in Canada doing a building a name for himself making pedals in his house, we had to check it out. Master Effects Uchi Mata Distortion is on deck for today’s 30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014.

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014: Vein-Tap Little Horn Guitar Boost

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014: Vein-Tap Little Horn Guitar Boost

We here at TheToneKing.com did for 30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014, and we learned that sometimes the best pedals are the ones that do one thing right.

30 Pedals in 30 Days: The Whole Line of Budda Pedals

30 Pedals in 30 Days: The Whole Line of Budda Pedals

Usually, we keep it one pedal a day during 30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014, but today we thought we would do something different. We decided to cover every single pedal that Budda makes!

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014: P.o.B The "800" and ChokeHold Fuzz

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014: P.o.B The “800” and ChokeHold Fuzz

It’s not often that TheToneKing.com gets to check out a set of prototypes. For 30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014, TheToneKing.com had an exclusive look at P.o.B Pedals The “800” and the Chokehold Fuzz.

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014: Morley Pro Series II Distortion Wah Volume

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014: Morley Pro Series II Distortion Wah Volume

There aren’t many manufacturers that can boast having a name that’s synonymous with arguably the biggest rock effect in ever. For 30 Pedals in 30 Days 2014, we at TheToneKing.com got our feet rocking with the Morley Pro Series II Distortion Wah Volume.