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The New Game: Manufacturers Brace Themselves For a Possible Guitar Center Implosion

The New Game: Manufacturers Brace Themselves For a Possible Guitar Center Implosion

It always starts at NAMM Depending on who’s doing the talking, NAMM 2013 was either the greatest it’s been since before the recession, or it was packed full of cautiously optimistic manufacturers that had nowhere else to look but up. TheToneKing.com’s own experience at NAMM was just as ambivalent. Amongst the deal making and the […]

Enter NAMM: Behind the Scenes of TTK's NAMM Coverage: Day 2

Enter NAMM: Behind the Scenes of TTK’s NAMM Coverage: Day 2

    After a breakfast of Cheerios and vodka, I made my way to Anaheim Convention Center early to get the lay of the land. After roaming around a bit, I made note of private rooms from manufacturers like PRS, Gibson, Fender, Godin, and Taylor. Fender had already started with an exclusive early tour for […]

NAMM Gallery : TTKs iPhone Pics

NAMM Gallery : TTKs iPhone Pics

Jimmy Vivino & Dr. Epiphone Interview : Interview : MUST SEE !!

Jimmy Vivino & Dr. Epiphone Interview : Interview : MUST SEE !!

A great interview w Jimmy Vivino (Conan Music Director). He has a tremendous talent for artists, artist associations, and music

TTK & CHAPPERS : Hanging Out @ Winter NAMM 2013

TTK & CHAPPERS : Hanging Out @ Winter NAMM 2013

I’m happy and proud to call Chappers a friend. He and I started out, right at the same time (2008)

TTK & PHIL X : Jamming @ Winter NAMM 2013

TTK & PHIL X : Jamming @ Winter NAMM 2013

PHIL X and TTK Jamming by Fretted Americana, Live from the floor of Winter NAMM 2013 !! Special thanks to

TTK's 40th Birthday Webcast! You're all invited !!!

TTK’s 40th Birthday Webcast! You’re all invited !!!

www.ustream.tv Join me for a live webcast, kicking off Friday Feb1st at 2 minutes to midnight (NEW YORK CITY TIME).

MI AUDIO MEGALITH : NAMM 2013 : 6 & 7 String Demo!

MI AUDIO MEGALITH : NAMM 2013 : 6 & 7 String Demo!

Here’s something new & exciting, from Sydney Australia : The MI AUDIO MEGALITH GUITAR AMPLIFIER! MEGALITH !!!! Detailed Specs here

RADIAL PZ-DI for Piezo Pickups to Mixing Board! NAMM 2013

RADIAL PZ-DI for Piezo Pickups to Mixing Board! NAMM 2013

Some love for acoustic guitars! From the pro’s at Radial Engineering … here is the new RADAL PZ-DI. Check it

Gibson Guitars w Appearance from Zakk Wylde : NAMM 2013 (Epiphone & Kramer)

Gibson Guitars w Appearance from Zakk Wylde : NAMM 2013 (Epiphone & Kramer)

Here’s a glimpse into the Gibson / Epiphone / Kramer room from Winter NAMM 2013. Special appearance from Zakk Wylde.