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Top 5 New Cabs & Speakers from NAMM 2018

Top 5 New Cabs & Speakers from NAMM 2018

This is no secret for any guitarist: regardless if we like tube amps, solid-state amps, or even digital amps, we generally need a cab with a speaker to use them. But somehow, that’s very often ones of the most overlooked elements in the whole signal chain when it comes to guitar tones. We will spend […]

Top 5 new Amps from NAMM

Top 5 new Amps from NAMM

If you believe there will never be too much Amps on earth, you’ll be happy to learn the 2018 Winter NAMM is not short of news — including new amps. To not miss anything, here’s the Top 5 new Amps from NAMM:   1) PRS – Mark Tremonti MT-15 If you read my Winter NAMM and […]

Some PRS Trivia for ya ...

Some PRS Trivia for ya …

So you know PRS do ya? Well, here are some trivia answers to the colors & birds.

PRS - NAMM'15

PRS – NAMM’15

here’s what’s new from PRS for Winter NAMM 2015

Five Les Pauls That Don't Say "Gibson"

Five Les Pauls That Don’t Say “Gibson”

Want a Les Paul without a second mortgage? Look no further …

The New Game: Manufacturers Brace Themselves For a Possible Guitar Center Implosion

The New Game: Manufacturers Brace Themselves For a Possible Guitar Center Implosion

It always starts at NAMM Depending on who’s doing the talking, NAMM 2013 was either the greatest it’s been since before the recession, or it was packed full of cautiously optimistic manufacturers that had nowhere else to look but up. TheToneKing.com’s own experience at NAMM was just as ambivalent. Amongst the deal making and the […]

On the Road: Paul Reed Smith Stops Visits Mom and Pop Stores to Demo PRS Amp Line

On the Road: Paul Reed Smith Stops Visits Mom and Pop Stores to Demo PRS Amp Line

After returning home from working NAMM 2013 for TheToneKing.com, I had an interesting conversation with my boss at Goodtime Music in Streamwood Illinois: “Paul is coming to the shop in a couple of weeks.” “Who the hell is Paul guy, and why the hell should I care?” “Paul Reed Smith, and you should care because […]

Made in ???

Made in ???

When the new 2012 G&L Legacy Tribute models walked in the door, everybody had to stare really hard at the headstock to make sure that the guitar wasn’t a USA model. When we compared it to a USA version of the same guitar hanging on the wall, the only thing distinguishing the cherry-red Tribute from […]