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 An Open Letter To Fender: Effortless Revenge

An Open Letter To Fender: Effortless Revenge

Fender: If you’re curious as to whether Gibson can take a joke as well as they can dish it out, we kindly offer the following suggestions for the second volley in what could turn into the most epic prank war in the history of the music trades.

Three Ideas To Help Jumpstart Your Playing...and Your Tone

Three Ideas To Help Jumpstart Your Playing…and Your Tone

In the last couple of years, I’ve had some major revelations about playing music that have made a tremendous difference in my guitar playing. I hope one or two of them work for you and help you get the most of your gear!

Guitar Center Liquidates $13 Million From Musician's Friend

Guitar Center Liquidates $13 Million From Musician’s Friend

Anybody who’s ever been in a sinking ship will tell ya, “If it ain’t nailed down, you throw it overboard.” That’s why when The Music Trades reported that “GC Blows Out $9.0 Million in Inventory,” I got a sinking feeling myself. Intrigued, I obtained a list of the inventory that was being liquidated to get […]

Volante Guitars: Custom Guitars That Give Back (Interview)

Volante Guitars: Custom Guitars That Give Back (Interview)

Passion is what David Volante describes as the impetus behind Volante Guitars. TheToneKing.com interviews David Volante about building custom guitars for less.

Interview: Guitarist Scott Rolaf Talks About His Signature Benson SR62 Pickups

Interview: Guitarist Scott Rolaf Talks About His Signature Benson SR62 Pickups

TheToneKing.com interviews guitarist Scott Rolaf about his Custom Benson SR62 Pickups

PEDALS: HEAR TO STAY, GONE TOMORROW

PEDALS: HEAR TO STAY, GONE TOMORROW

For the next few minutes TheToneKing.com will serve as your pedal-shopping “noise-gate,” so you don’t spend a lot of money just to make “the same old noise and nobody can hear the difference.”

Mesa Boogie Mark Five: 25 Head and Cabinets are Here

Mesa Boogie Mark Five: 25 Head and Cabinets are Here

Mesa/Boogie has finally released details about their new Mark V:25 head and cabinets, and boy, it’s a doozy.

Two For the Road:  Double Your fun with These Killer Two-In-One Pedals

Two For the Road: Double Your fun with These Killer Two-In-One Pedals

For those TheToneKing.com readers looking to tap into the stacked overdrive magic while saving space on their boards, here are some killer pedals to get you started.

Wind 'Em Your Way: TheToneKing.com Checks Out Benson Custom Pickups

Wind ‘Em Your Way: TheToneKing.com Checks Out Benson Custom Pickups

Don’t Wait For Vai, Satch, or Yngwie To Figure It Out…Build Your Own Tone with Benson Custom Pickups

An Open Letter to G&L Guitars: Get Your Head Out of Your Ass!

An Open Letter to G&L Guitars: Get Your Head Out of Your Ass!

The outstanding product that you produce as a guitar manufacturer is belied by your terrible mismanagement as a company.