Vince Gill

“Great tone starts in the hands and
with a great guitar and amp. As
guitarists, we search our whole
lives for something to make things
sound better. The Distillery enhances
my sound while still allowing the true
character of my guitar to shine."

 

Dweezil Zappa

“I like to think of The Distillery as having volume knobs for the feel and character of sound. As the name suggests, The Distillery will help extract the purest fundamental elements of your guitar and amp tone and allow you to musically enhance them.”

 

Alex Skolnick

“It makes the whole rig sound better. It’s like moving to
heavier strings, the sound becomes fuller and more
responsive. And the built in overdrive is very tasteful.
The Distillery is perfect for rock, metal, blues or any
other tone with a high gain.”

 

Nels Cline

“Strong Tones! Excellent Sustain! The sounds achievable are great! “Guts” is killer! It really IS like an amp in a box that produces a lot of varied and appealing tones and that it has OOMPH, too. I’m seriously excited about the thing!”

 

Los Lobos

David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas & Louie Perez play The Distillery

 

Steve Lukather

"The Luke is my secret weapon that helps me sound great onstage and in the studio. And it will do the same for you."

 

Jim Campilongo

“The Distillery makes my amp sound
like it was on legal steroids!
Thank you ToneConcepts,
you’ve done it again!”

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We design and develop tools in collaboration with some of the world’s greatest guitar players.

TOUR TESTED AND ARTIST APPROVED

We work with many iconic musicians to develop our pedals. While other companies pre-design gear then seek a musician to endorse their product, we design, craft, produce, and test our gear with artists throughout the development process.

  • We receive extensive feedback from the artists and develop new prototypes.
  • Our prototypes are tour tested in the demanding environment of some of the world’s great stages and are used in recordings sessions before they’re commercially released and shipped.
  • We only release equipment when our testing artists are thoroughly satisfied with tone, performance, and reliability after months of touring.

ARTISTS WE WORK WITH

Artists using our brands include: Doyle Bramhall II, Jim Campilongo, Zane Carney, Nels Cline, Bill Frisell, Billy F. Gibbons, Vince Gill, Dallas Green, Warren Haynes, David Hidalgo, Eric Johnson, Julien Lage, Jonny Lang, Steve Lukather, Pat Metheny, Phil X, Louie Perez, Lee Ranaldo, Robert Randolph, Cesar Rosas, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Alex Skolnick, The Slide Brothers, Brad Whitford, Dweezil Zappa and more. If you an artist that is interested in using our products, contact us for more information.

ARTISTS STORIES AND CASE STUDIES

ToneConcepts Inc. designs and manufactures guitars, effects and amplifiers for professional guitar players and discerning tone hunters that deliver the tone, dynamics, musicality, quality and bullet-proof reliability demanded by the world’s greatest guitar players.  Since 2008, we have tested and developed gear with some of the world’s leading guitar players on the stage and in the studio. We’ve put new and vintage tones into their hands, under their feet and through their amps. Starting in early-2013, we collaborated with several key artists to develop a tool that addressed a common need and desire. The Distillery was the result! A new class of pedal that makes them sound great on stage and in studio, all while retaining the true character of a great player, guitar and amplifier combination.

Designed and manufactured by ToneConcepts Inc. in Toronto, Canada, The Distillery was the first in a series of products developed in collaboration with some of the world’s best guitarists. This innovative new line addresses the needs of professional touring and recording musicians.

COMING SOON.

COMING SOON.

COMING SOON.

COMING SOON.

COMING SOON.

“I like to think of The Distillery as having volume knobs for the feel and character of sound. As the name suggests, The Distillery will help extract the purest fundamental elements of your guitar and amp tone and allow you to musically enhance them.”

Dweezil Zappa

“The Distillery does for my Tele what Wes Montgomery’s thumb did for his L-5; it adds body and character while surrounding the tone with a sugary, natural sort of air. It’s one of the first gain stages I’ve used that fully supports me when I’m improvising instead of forcing me to come up with ideas to suit the pedal. I love that it follows my lead and lets me play anywhere on the fretboard without sounding muffled or ice-picky. It’s a new mainstay.”

Zane Carney  

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