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What Can Nickel Do For You?  How a Set of DR "Pure Blues" Strings Can Refresh Your Tone

What Can Nickel Do For You? How a Set of DR “Pure Blues” Strings Can Refresh Your Tone

Pure nickel strings are favored by players for clean and dirty vintage-styled tones, but they can also bring a lot to gain-y, modern sounds

Speaking to the Masses: Whatever Tone You Want, Eminence Can Deliver

Speaking to the Masses: Whatever Tone You Want, Eminence Can Deliver

We decided it might be fun to give you, dear reader, a bit of a taste of Eminence’s home cooking with a quick sampling of some of the cool speakers Eminence is making.

Dial "T" For Tone: Dialtone Pickups Put A Whole New Level of Control at Your Fingertips

Dial “T” For Tone: Dialtone Pickups Put A Whole New Level of Control at Your Fingertips

Dialtone makes what might very well be the world’s most versatile pickup. Not “range of pickups.” Pickup. Singular. One. Single. Pickup.

Don't Be Afraid Of No Ghost: Experience Fearsome Tone With V-Pick's Ghost Rim

Don’t Be Afraid Of No Ghost: Experience Fearsome Tone With V-Pick’s Ghost Rim

A new V-Pick convert, I wanted to tell TheToneKing.com community about another cool V-Pick that has won my heart: the Ghost Rim.

Tonal Bliss has a New Name: Visual Sound is Now Truetone

Tonal Bliss has a New Name: Visual Sound is Now Truetone

Weil’s company is ringing in its 20th year of bringing smartly engineered pedals to the guitar-playing universe and commemorating it with the new name Truetone.

TTK NAMM Picks: Strung Out In Nashville

TTK NAMM Picks: Strung Out In Nashville

Here are three string makers that put great tone at your fingertips.

TTK NAMM Picks: The Big Pick-ture

TTK NAMM Picks: The Big Pick-ture

The Only Thing Between You and Great Tone Could Be Your Pick

Picking Through The Rubble: How An Archaeological Expedition in my Gear Stash Turned Up Some Cool New Tones

Picking Through The Rubble: How An Archaeological Expedition in my Gear Stash Turned Up Some Cool New Tones

This isn’t a shootout or a ranking of better or worse, just an informal look at all the different ways the size, shape, and material a pick is made of can effect our tone and playing.

After All These Years: Washburn Continues To Show How It's Done

After All These Years: Washburn Continues To Show How It’s Done

It’s been 132 years since Washburn hit the scene and they simply haven’t let up.

Parlez-vous Tone? Bring Some European Styling to Your Rig with Lâg Guitars

Parlez-vous Tone? Bring Some European Styling to Your Rig with Lâg Guitars

For many of our North American readers, Lâg guitars is definitely something new and different.