TTKs Holiday Party 2011

Ho Ho Ho, Happy Holidays from The Tone King!

Boys & Girls, December is upon us.  And in the spirit of giving for the holidays,  The Tone King has teamed up with a select bunch of manufacturers (Z.VEX, TWA & Line 6), that want to stuff your stockings with some guitar goodies!


Congratulations to the following winners, who were announced on TTK’s Live Webcast.

  • FIRST PLACE : yeena4567 – Best Overall Impersonation
  • SECOND PLACE : jungleboy67 – Best Overall Gear Review
  • THIRD PLACE : mjamgochian – Best Overall Parody

Congrat to everyone who participated!  You all ROCKED!

Note regarding Polls

To all who have participated in the poll & voting : I am sad to announce, that I have verified that there has been questionable activity around the polls, and at this point, based on a thorough analysis of the server log files, I am confident there has been tampering w/ the voting system.  Therefore the poll has been shut down.  This is based on a numerous amount of POSTs to the poll script itself (, from such proxy services as,,  I suspect the people using these services, didn’t realize that their source IP would show in the server logs, and those source IP addresses map directly to the poll script itself, over and over again, even though the proxy services allowed them to continue voting.  With that said – I want to be clear that I can’t map an IP address to a user, so I am not pointing fingers to any single person or entry, and as far as I’m concerned – all entries will remain in the running.  However, because the poll system has been compromised, the winner will be selected by TTK on the Live Webcast on Friday December 30th.  TTK will personally pick his favorites.  If you’d like to leave your comment below, on your favorite – please do so!  I will read all comments, inputs & suggestions, and it would be nice to see some agreement on who you all think should win this contest!  Lots of luck to everyone who participated. See you all on the webcast!  (And, don’t worry – if you can’t make the Webcast, that’s okay!). The winners will be posted on the site, and contacted thereafter. 

3 winners will be selected from the finalists below.  Included is my own .02 on their performance!  Leave a comment below, letting us all know what you think!

  • ameritechdj1 – early bird gets the worm – first to participate!
  • cks5000 – mad props for the costume change-up!
  • jungleboy67 -all around good video, and nice demo too!
  • freemusiclessonz – good, wholesome, down to earth video review.  nice job!
  • toolbass24 – pretty trippy, got some LOLs in there.
  • jimstudios – loved the intro (LOLd the yawn), and nice performance on the mandolin!
  • yeena4567 – probably my favorite video.  he nailed it from top to bottom!  great job!
  • dillionmcannel – nice job, grass roots style demo – what youtube is all about!
  • den1svengeance – nice review, and props for his tone lounge!
  • peterjcruzmusic – like yeena, pretty close to my style of review! nice job & great looking axe & review.
  • mjamgochian – nice parody, and nice getting busted by your mom.  LOL



ZVex is giving away one of their trademark pedals, the Fuzz Factory!

“This is a five-knob fuzz using two new old-stock sixties germanium transistors. The circuit is not modeled after any classic fuzz design, but should have been around when Leary was still lucid. Although the five knobs are named for the parameters over which they seem to have the most control, please don’t hold me to it. They are controls for various operating levels and biases, and basically shape you a personalized fuzz.”

Click here for more on Z.Vex

Line 6

Line 6 is giving away their swiss army knife of Stompbox Modelers, the M5.

“M5 Stompbox Modeler delivers 100+ incredible effects, one at a time – just like the originals. Get gain-defying distortions, lush choruses, scintillating reverbs and other expressive effects in a single-pedal-size stompbox. Step through your favorite 24 presets on the fly.”

Click here for more on the M5.


TWA (Totally Wicked Audio) is giving away one of their Triskelion Pedals.

“The Triskelion uses vintage Synth technology to re-shape the harmonic structure of the input signal, adding punch, clarity and depth to any guitar tone.  The Triskelion’s specially designed filter can create glassy clean tones, boost midrange for throaty solos, or tune your rig to any room for a wall of singing, resonant feedback. Massive amp sounds, explosive lead-breaks, infinite sustain, and downright nasty, energy-intense tones are just a few of the uses for the Triskelion – the possibilities are almost limitless!”

How Can I Enter?

Video Reply to the Official TTKs Holiday Party Video ( and give us your best ‘TTK’ impersonation.  It could be in the form of a parody, an impersonation, your favorite TTK lick, or whatever else you can muster up!  The goal is to have fun for the holidays … so I’m putting myself out there for you to all poke fun at & enjoy!  Let’s enjoy some good laughs for the month of December.  If you haven’t watched any of The Tone King’s videos – you better start now!!!

How Can I Win?

TTK himself will go through each video reply and pick his favorites.  Then, on December 25th, a poll will go live on this page.  At that point, you’ll have until December 30th to vote for your favorite video.  First place winner can select the pedal of their choice (from the list above).  Second place winner will be able to select from the remaining 2 prizes. Third place winner will win the 3rd pedal.  Stay tuned for coverage on all 3 pedals during the month of December, so you can start thinking about the pedal you like the best!


  • Video reply only on YouTube, to the Official Video (link also above).
  • Give us your best TTK impersonation &/or parody.  Make it fun for the holidays!
  • Put in the title of the Video : TTK’s Holiday Gear Give-Away Party – Video Response
  • On December 25th, poll will go live on this page (The Official Holiday Party Gear Give-Away Page); at which point no more video replies will be regarded.
  • You all vote for your favorite!
  • During December’s Live Webcast (12/30), the poll will be closed, and the winners will be announced.
  • First place winner will have their choice of the 3 pedals.  Second place will be able to choose from the remaining 2.  Third place winner will receive the 3rd pedal.
  • Please be 18 years of age or older, or get consent from your parents or legal guardians.