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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!

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.

5 Fuzz Pedals That Will Put Hair on Your Face

5 Fuzz Pedals That Will Put Hair on Your Face

In this installment, TheToneKing.com takes a look at some of the pedals that are bringing their A-game to the fuzz market

Five Classic Stompboxes That Every Guitarist Should Own

Five Classic Stompboxes That Every Guitarist Should Own

The Tone King is here to help you spice up your rig some of the effects that have set the standard for guitar effects design and tone today.

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.