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A Voice For The Ages: Nearly Sixty Years After It's Founding, Vox Continues to Power Musical Creativity

A Voice For The Ages: Nearly Sixty Years After It’s Founding, Vox Continues to Power Musical Creativity

Vox amps and pedals have formed the centerpieces of many top performing rigs every since Vox first hit the scene in the late 1950s, and nothing has changed.

How Sweet It Is: How Sweetwater Sound Separates itself From The Music Retail Pack

How Sweet It Is: How Sweetwater Sound Separates itself From The Music Retail Pack

Sweetwater definitely has something for everyone.

Across The Pond and Back: How Eminence Speakers Can Broaden Your Tonal Horizons

Across The Pond and Back: How Eminence Speakers Can Broaden Your Tonal Horizons

Eminence has been in the speaker business for nearly 50 years, so they know a thing or two about helping guitarists and bassists find the right speaker for their needs.

Still Ascending: Jet City Amplification Plots a Course for Long-Term Success

Still Ascending: Jet City Amplification Plots a Course for Long-Term Success

We here at TheToneKing.com are excited to see what Jet City has cooking.

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.