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Marc published his first novel Becoming in 2010. It’s a kick-ass book with monsters and dreams and stuff, and you should buy it. Since then, he’s written thousands of articles for TheToneKing.com, many of which have been picked up for circulation by manufacturers and other news outlets. His next book, Drugs and Pancakes, should be available early 2014 if his alcoholic editor can find time to work on it in-between destroying his liver and screaming about punctuation. He graduated from Roosevelt University with honors, which means that he’s not as dumb as he looks. He’s been playing guitar for over 25 years, which is almost twice as long as most of his students have been alive.

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2015: Sweetwater Exclusive Wampler CataPulp Distortion

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2015: Sweetwater Exclusive Wampler CataPulp Distortion

Check out the vids below and remember to enter into our Randall Giveaway for some free stuff! Sweetwater is one of the biggest music retailers in the world. And, as far as online is concerned, there are none greater. So, as you can imagine, they have a pretty good idea what their millions of customers […]

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2015: P.o.B. Mighty Tiny Fuzz Version 2 and Caffeine Bass Driver

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2015: P.o.B. Mighty Tiny Fuzz Version 2 and Caffeine Bass Driver

P.o.B. is a pedal manufacturer so good that if they didn’t exist, we would have to invent them. For 30 Pedals in 30 Days 2015, we took look at the M.T.F. version 2 and the Caffeine Bass Driver.

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2015: Sonic Fusion Critical Mass Distortion Pedal

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2015: Sonic Fusion Critical Mass Distortion Pedal

If you’re planning on building a nuclear bomb, critical mass is important. For 30 Pedals in 30 Days, we caught up with our old friends at Sonic Fusion to see how much damage we could cause with their Critical Mass distortion.

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2015: AmpTweaker TightFuzz Pro

30 Pedals in 30 Days 2015: AmpTweaker TightFuzz Pro

AmpTweaker Pedals is the culmination of everything that James Brown has learned throughout the years working with the biggest manufacturers and biggest musicians. And, he’s got this new pedal to show us.

Killer Beauty: Panama Guitars Builds Amps that Look as Good as They Sound

Killer Beauty: Panama Guitars Builds Amps that Look as Good as They Sound

Deep in the heart of a tropical jungle, nestled on the side of Volcán Barú, Panama Guitars design their amps in the most metal way possible, on the side of a freaking volcano.

Less is More: The Loog Guitar Shows Players Something New

Less is More: The Loog Guitar Shows Players Something New

Keith Richards took over the world with five strings. Think of what you could do with three. Altered tunings, more strings, using a bow, some of the most killer ideas in music history came from players who took the instructions on how a guitar was supposed to be built or used and put them through […]

The Thrill is Gone: Remembering B.B. King

The Thrill is Gone: Remembering B.B. King

Personally, B.B. King has always been one of my go-to players.

In the Pocket: TheToneKing.com checks out Singular Sound’s BeatBuddy Drum Machine Stompbox

In the Pocket: TheToneKing.com checks out Singular Sound’s BeatBuddy Drum Machine Stompbox

Built to be the be all end all drum machine for players, the BeatBuddy is a dynamic, versatile, easy-to-use pedal that includes 200 beats in 21 different genres that can be played on 10 different drumsets.

More Dimension: The Tone King Checks Out the DigiTech Polara Reverb

More Dimension: The Tone King Checks Out the DigiTech Polara Reverb

For us at TheToneKing.com, it’s always the time of year for gear. And, DigiTech came through with the Polara and the Mosaic.

12 On the Floor: DigiTech Mosaic Polyphonic 12-String Effect Pedal

12 On the Floor: DigiTech Mosaic Polyphonic 12-String Effect Pedal

STOP! You don’t need to buy or lug a 12 string around anymore. New in from Digitech is a Mosaic 12 String Guitar pedal. With the push of a button, you can crank out Hotel California or More than a Feeling with ease! Check out the new Digitech Mosaic!