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Volante Guitars: Custom Guitars That Give Back (Interview)

Volante Guitars: Custom Guitars That Give Back (Interview)

Passion is what David Volante describes as the impetus behind Volante Guitars. TheToneKing.com interviews David Volante about building custom guitars for less.

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.

U2 Can Play Guitar

U2 Can Play Guitar

Have you heard the one about the two members of U2 who were asked to be on Fender’s Board of Directors?

Exclusive: Diamond and Soldano Amps Join Forces to Give Players Better Access to Their Gear

Exclusive: Diamond and Soldano Amps Join Forces to Give Players Better Access to Their Gear

Diamond Amplification and Soldano Amps, two giants in the world of high-end amplification design, are about to join forces to make it easier for players to check out their gear.

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”

Best of Both Worlds: TSVG Slow Ride Fuzz Pedal

Best of Both Worlds: TSVG Slow Ride Fuzz Pedal

One foot stands firm in classic tones while the other takes a step into wild new territory. A difficult balance to master, but that’s what TSVG Pedals is all about.

Barrier Buster: TheToneKing.com Takes a Look at Peavey’s AT-200 Auto-Tune Guitar

Barrier Buster: TheToneKing.com Takes a Look at Peavey’s AT-200 Auto-Tune Guitar

Peavey had a choice to make. Do it the same way as everyone else, or do it their own way and really bring Auto-Tune technology to the next level at half the price.

Elegant Design: Jeff Diamant of DBZ/Diamond Guitars Talks About a Great Year and What’s Next

Elegant Design: Jeff Diamant of DBZ/Diamond Guitars Talks About a Great Year and What’s Next

  Most will scream in the face of innovation. Even subtle changes can scare some players, but many of us recognize that these changes are refinements that ultimately can create more elegant and playable instruments. And, that’s why DBZ/Diamond Guitars keeps moving forward. It’s been over a year since we here at TheToneKing.com talked to […]

Is Analog Dead?

Is Analog Dead?

If you’ve been following, you might’ve noticed that most of my articles lately have been of the what-ever-happened-to variety. That’s because the world of music is in a strange place for me. I’m old enough to remember a time when music took up tangible physical space on my shelf in the form of tapes, records, […]

Lace up for Hysteria: The Media Gins up Hysteria over Lacey Act

Lace up for Hysteria: The Media Gins up Hysteria over Lacey Act

Ever since the Gibson factories were raided, and then raided again, questions about how the Lacey Act is going to affect the guitar industry have been running rampant in music media outlets. TheToneKing.com wanted to take a closer look at the implications of this law and how the media seems to be going crazy train over it.