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Will DiMarzio Take the Crown From Seymour Duncan?

Will DiMarzio Take the Crown From Seymour Duncan?

At some point, Seymour Duncan became the kings of OEM. Recently, there seems to be a change in the trend, and it looks like DiMarzio might be poised to steal Duncan’s crown

The People's Signature Guitar: The Story of Chapman Guitars

The People’s Signature Guitar: The Story of Chapman Guitars

Chapman Guitars has emerged to harness the collaborative power of the Internet and put players in this driver’s seat.

Breaking Up is Hard To Do: Behringer and Guitar Center Part Ways

Breaking Up is Hard To Do: Behringer and Guitar Center Part Ways

In what is slowly becoming a mass exodus for manufacturers, Guitar Center has lost yet another one. Guitar Center severed ties with Behringer right after Behringer said that they were putting GC on “business hold”

Fender Bender: What Is The Future of Fender Guitars?

Fender Bender: What Is The Future of Fender Guitars?

Ever since Fender pulled out of its IPO two years ago, they’ve been going through a ton of changes. Some of those changes have left us scratching our heads.

The Top 10 Places to Buy Gear

The Top 10 Places to Buy Gear

Memorial Day approaches. TheToneKing.com wanted to take a look at some of the biggest retailers so you know where to get your gear

New Guitar Day: Five Kinds of Guitars Every Guitarist Should Own

New Guitar Day: Five Kinds of Guitars Every Guitarist Should Own

The guitar is more than just an instrument; it’s a work of art. Check out these five kinds of guitars every guitar player should strive to own.

 Jailhouse Rock: Was that new pedal you just bought made behind bars?

Jailhouse Rock: Was that new pedal you just bought made behind bars?

Many corporations contract with companies that arrange prisoner labor pools within the U.S. Is your gear made in prison?

Trending: How Bands Like Nirvana Change Gear Trends

Trending: How Bands Like Nirvana Change Gear Trends

Among the aftershocks that came from that significant shift in the musical environment was the gear favored by the larger guitar playing community.

Overload: Has Guitar Center's Debt Come Due?

Overload: Has Guitar Center’s Debt Come Due?

Ares financial loaned GC a lot of money and is looking to take payment in the form of ownership of the company. Where I come from, that’s a job for the Repo Man.

Do Not Copy: Knockoff Amps Equal Knockoff Tone

Do Not Copy: Knockoff Amps Equal Knockoff Tone

The music industry is a very small place. And, let’s face it: The wheel was invented decades ago. Since then, everybody has been trying to re-invent it, and some killer pieces of gear have come along the way. Sometimes, though, a piece of gear comes along that is nothing but a blatant rip off.