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The Hook: The Wishbone Workshop Solution to Mic-ing Your Amp

The Hook: The Wishbone Workshop Solution to Mic-ing Your Amp

For those who need to mic their amps, it sometimes can be a challenge. Fortunately, the good folks at The Wishbone Workshop have the perfect solution and it’s called “The Hook”.

A History of Tone in the Palm of Your Hands: From Delta Blues to Modern Metal  Peavey's New MH Amps Have You Covered

A History of Tone in the Palm of Your Hands: From Delta Blues to Modern Metal Peavey’s New MH Amps Have You Covered

Thanks to the good folks at Peavey, two of the most renowned and enduring amplifier platforms to hit the guitar world have been “lunch boxed”; the 6505 and the Classic.

Whatever Happened To.... The Search For Some Brands That Disappeared

Whatever Happened To…. The Search For Some Brands That Disappeared

Here are five brands that flew coup, and caused or maybe have caused their respective exits from the scene. Some went out with a whimper, others came storming back, and others still may have one more card up their sleeves to play.

Gibson and Marshall's Wylde Ride Have Come to An End: Zakk Wylde Announces New Guitar and Amplifier Endorsement

Gibson and Marshall’s Wylde Ride Have Come to An End: Zakk Wylde Announces New Guitar and Amplifier Endorsement

BLS Berzerker-in-Chief Zakk Wylde had the guitar-oriented internet talking after he announced a new guitar and amplifier venture called Wylde Audio

The Guitar Collecting Cookbook:How To Choose the Right Ingredients For Your "Chopping Block"

The Guitar Collecting Cookbook:How To Choose the Right Ingredients For Your “Chopping Block”

One of the things I enjoy most about what I do at TheToneKing.com is sharing and and talking about some of the guitars in my collection.  Not only is it fun for me to talk about the specs and the tones but also the unique stories behind many of them.  From the ones that temporarily got […]

Happy New Year! You’re fired! : Guitar Center Just Laid Off 180 Employees

Happy New Year! You’re fired! : Guitar Center Just Laid Off 180 Employees

Guitar Center rang in the New Year by laying off 180 employees on Jan 28th. This follows what has been a shit-sandwich of a year for the music instrument retailer.

 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!

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.”

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.