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GOO Limited Edition Pre-Order Buyers Progress Report

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We’d like to thank all Nels Cline GOO Signature Pedal buyers for their purchase of Nels’ Dream Distortion pedal!

We have had a few questions about the status of buyer’s orders and when the pedal is expected to ship.

GOO Is a Pre-Order:

  • As indicated on GOO’s product page and Nels Cline’s and our social media posts, GOO is a pre-order.
  • Only 250 pieces will be produced for 2016.
  • GOO will be manufactured during September and October with shipping expected to commence through mid-October.

Artist Pedals: Who Will Play GOO?

  • A number of artist pedals will also be manufactured at that time.
  • Look for some great players to start playing GOO!
  • Nels has curated quite a list!

Progress Reports for Buyers:

  • We will keep all pre-order buyers informed via email on the pedals progress on a regular basis.
  • Look for the first buyer’s email to arrive in your inbox during mid-September.
  • Some great surprises are coming!
  • Thank you for your support!!

Choice of GHS BOOMERS Strings?

Buyers will also be asked to decide on their preferred GHS BOOMERS Strings. Nels says “Try the 12s”!

That’s all for now.  Look for your buyers progress report emails soon!

GHS Strings supports Nels Cline’s ICON Series Pedal GOO launch with 250 Sets of GHS BOOMERS!

By | Artists, GOO, Press Release

ToneConcepts Inc. is thrilled to announce that GHS Strings is joining us in support of Nels Cline’s new ICON Series Signature Distortion Pedal GOO.

GHS Strings is generously providing 250 sets of GHS BOOMERS ® strings exclusively for GOO Limited Edition Pre-Order buyers.

Nels Cline uses GHS Strings exclusively, and GHS BOOMERS ® 12s specifically, on many of his guitars including his iconic 1959 Fender Jazzmaster.

Buyers of the GOO Limited Edition pre-order (only 250 pieces available) will receive a set of either “Nels Cline’s Choice” (GHS BOOMERS ® 12s) or “their choice” of (GHS BOOMERS ® 10s) courtesy of GHS Strings.

Nels says “Try the 12s!”.

About GHS BOOMERS® Strings:

“Ever since their introduction, GHS Strings BOOMERS ® have been THE POWER STRING, and continue to be the standard for musicians in every musical genre. The nickel-plated steel over a round core gives a bright tone with a powerful attack. BOOMERS ® are the ideal nickel-plated steel string for all of your musical needs.”

Website:  GHS Strings

Nels Cline Announces GOO at The Capitol Theatre with Wilco

By | Artists, GOO, GOO Videos, Videos | No Comments

Filmed in Port Chester, NY, during Wilco’s performances at The Capitol Theatre, Nels Cline announces and demonstrates GOO, his ICON Series Signature Distortion Pedal by ToneConcepts Inc.

GOO is a new ICON Series Signature Pedal developed in collaboration with guitar pioneer Nels Cline.

Learn More About GOO: http://www.toneconcepts.com/goo

Named by Rolling Stone as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” and best known as Wilco’s guitar hero, Nels Cline is a true virtuoso recognized for his versatility and improvisational skills. A walking encyclopedia of guitar effects and tone, Nels is a true pedal geek who has owned and used hundreds of iconic stompboxes.

“I wanted the most expressive, touch sensitive, and responsive distortion pedal I’ve ever experienced”, says Nels. “GOO will rock your socks off, and then its singing sustain will envelop you in sonic viscosity and consume you in creamy, dreamy distorted bliss.”

Nels’ first signature distortion pedal combines the best characteristics of his favorites along with a simple gig-friendly design. Its tube-like response gives players the freedom and flexibility to play everything from rock to alternative to jazz fusion to blues.

GOO’s Design:

GOO’s unique artistic design was inspired by the 1958 movie “The Blob”, and its graphics represent the movie’s jelly monster while the pedal’s three distinct glow-in-the-dark knobs capture its sci-fi vibe. GOO ships in custom packaging inspired by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and the Revell models of his “monsters”, originally issued in the 1960s.

GOO’s Features:

• Handmade and Built to Order in Toronto, Canada
• Simple Gig Friendly Design
• Large Glow-in-the-Dark knobs
• Custom designed GOO packaging
• Controls: Volume, Shininess (Tone), Viscosity (Gain)
• Power Specifications: 9V center-negative ground
• Limited Lifetime Warranty

GOO Limited Edition:

A special GOO Limited Edition of only 250 pedals will be produced in 2016 and is available for pre-order now.

The GOO Limited Edition includes an individually numbered and built to order GOO pedal, a Certificate Signed by Nels Cline, GOO Sticker Pack and Custom GOO Packaging.

GOO Product Page: http://www.toneconcepts.com/goo

Nels Cline Get GOO Live Performance Music Video

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In this short movie, Nels Cline’s performance unleashes his little tone monster, “GOO”, creatively showcasing the scary qualities of his signature guitar distortion pedal.

Named by *Rolling Stone* as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” and best known as Wilco’s guitar hero, Nels Cline is a true virtuoso recognized for his versatility and improvisational skills. A walking encyclopedia of guitar effects and tone, Nels is a true pedal geek who has owned and used hundreds of iconic stompboxes.

“I wanted the most expressive, touch sensitive, and responsive distortion pedal I’ve ever experienced”, says Nels. “GOO will rock your socks off, and then its singing sustain will envelop you in sonic viscosity and consume you in creamy, dreamy distorted bliss.”

LEARN MORE ABOUT GOO: http://www.toneconcepts.com/goo

Nels’ first signature distortion pedal combines the best characteristics of his favorites along with a simple gig-friendly design. Its sonic character and truly natural tube amp-like response gives players the freedom and flexibility to play everything from rock to alternative to jazz fusion to blues.

GOO’s unique artistic design was inspired by the 1958 movie “The Blob”, and its graphics represent the movie’s jelly monster while the pedal’s three distinct glow-in-the-dark knobs capture its sci-fi vibe. GOO ships in custom packaging inspired by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and the Revell models of his “monsters”, originally issued in the 1960s.

LISTEN TO GOO IN THIS LIVE PERFORMANCE:

From 0:00 to 0:22 – GOO is OFF = Clean Amp Sound
From 0:22 to 0:50 – GOO is ON, GAIN about 1:00 o’clock | TONE about 11.00 o’clock
From 0:51 to 1:48 – GAIN almost 4:00 o’clock = SUSTAIN! SUSTAIN! SUSTAIN!
From 1:49 to 2:23 – GAIN about halfway | TONE about 3:00 o’clock = CRUNCH!!
From 2:24 to 3:23 – GAIN about 2:00 o’clock | TONE about 1:00 o’clock

Equipment Used:

Effect Pedals:

1. “GOO” ICON Series Nels Cline Signature Distortion Pedal by ToneConcepts Inc.
2. “Belle Epoch” Delay by Catalinbread

LEARN MORE ABOUT GOO: http://www.toneconcepts.com/goo

GUITAR: 1959 Fender Jazzmaster
AMP: Studius “Moseley” 1×12 (21 watts)

Filmed at Big Sky Works (Brooklyn) by Nathan West assisted by Chris Clark
Light show by Drippy Eye (Brooklyn)
Edit by Bobby Berry

GET GOO HERE: http://www.toneconcepts.com/goo

ToneConcepts and legendary guitarist Nels Cline launch GOO!

By | GOO, Press Release

MEDIA RELEASE from TONECONCEPTS

For immediate release
July 21, 2016
ToneConcepts and legendary guitarist Nels Cline
launch GOO!

TORONTO, CANADA — ToneConcepts Inc. is pleased to launch GOO, a new ICON Series Signature Pedal developed in collaboration with guitar pioneer Nels Cline.

Named by Rolling Stone as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” and best known as Wilco’s guitar hero, Nels Cline is a true virtuoso recognized for his versatility and improvisational skills. A walking encyclopedia of guitar effects and tone, Nels is a true pedal geek who has owned and used hundreds of iconic stompboxes.

“I wanted the most expressive, touch sensitive, and responsive distortion pedal I’ve ever experienced”, says Nels. “GOO will rock your socks off, and then its singing sustain will envelop you in sonic viscosity and consume you in creamy, dreamy distorted bliss.”

Nels’ first signature distortion pedal combines the best characteristics of his favorites along with a simple gig-friendly design. Its tube-like response gives players the freedom and flexibility to play everything from rock to alternative to jazz fusion to blues.

GOO’s Design:

GOO’s unique artistic design was inspired by the 1958 movie “The Blob”, and its graphics represent the movie’s jelly monster while the pedal’s three distinct glow-in-the-dark knobs capture its sci-fi vibe. GOO ships in custom packaging inspired by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and the Revell models of his “monsters”, originally issued in the 1960s.

GOO’s Features:

• Handmade and Built to Order in Toronto, Canada

Simple Gig Friendly Design

• Large Glow-in-the-Dark knobs

• Custom designed GOO packaging

• Controls: Volume, Shininess (Tone), Viscosity (Gain)

• Power Specifications: 9V center-negative ground

• Limited Lifetime Warranty

GOO Limited Edition:

A special GOO Limited Edition of only 250 pedals will be produced in 2016 and is available for pre-order now.

The GOO Limited Edition includes an individually numbered and built to order GOO pedal, a Certificate Signed by Nels Cline, GOO Sticker Pack and Custom GOO Packaging.

GOO Product Page: www.toneconcepts.com/goo

GOO Media Files (Photos, Docs and Video Links): http://media.toneconcepts.com/

Nels Cline Live Performance “Get GOO”:  https://youtu.be/zwyHWYMsXRQ

Filmed in Brooklyn, NY, Nels Cline demonstrates GOO’s capabilities in “Get GOO”, a live improvised performance music video which includes a psychedelic oil projection by Brooklyn’s  “Drippy Eye”.

About Nels Cline:


Named byRolling Stone as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” the magazine called him “A true guitar polymath…”. Nels Cline has led various groups of his own, most consistently the avant-garde ensemble the Nels Cline Singers, and appeared as a guest or feature player on more than 200 albums. For the last dozen years, he’s been a full-time member of the acclaimed rock band Wilco leading bandleader Jeff Tweedy to claim, “Nels can play anything.”

Nels Cline’s forthcoming album Lovers (his Blue Note Records debut out August 5th) is a double-album featuring originals, standards and covers that offers an update on the ‘mood music’ idea and ideal while challenging our iconic notion of romance along the way. It was recorded with an ensemble of 23, and conducted and arranged by Michael Leonhart.

www.nelscline.com

About ToneConcepts Inc.:

Based in Toronto, Canada, ToneConcepts Inc. designs and manufacturers award winning musical instrument products in collaboration with some of the world’s most respected musicians.

For more information:

Seraphim Marcopoulos

seraphim@toneconcepts.com

Tel: +1 416-880-9370
www.toneconcepts.com
@ToneConcepts

Jim Campilongo “The Black Label” Signature Edition Launched

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When we set out on a path to develop the ultimate expression of the world’s best tone-shaping boost, our award winning “The Distillery”, we had four artists in mind for prototype development.  Starting in April 2015 we sent a prototype to Jim Campilongo, followed by prototypes to Nels Cline, Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos.

The result is “The Black Label”. Fine tuned and refined to meet the demands of some of the world’s most discerning players.  We are thrilled to collaborate Jim Campilongo on this very special limited edition, a true master of the Fender Telecaster and a player with a unique voice on the instrument.

The Jim Campilongo Signature Edition “Black Label” features:

  • The Ultimate Expression of the World’s Best Tone-Shaping Boost
  • Limited Edition of 25 pieces Worldwide
  • Personally Signed, Dedicated, Numbered in Brooklyn, USA, by Jim Campilongo
  • Includes “Last Night, This Morning” CD, D’Addario XL120 Strings, Fender 358 Picks
  • Prototypes tested by Jim Campilongo, Nels Cline, Bill Frisell and Pat Metheny
  • Hand Selected High Quality Audiophile Grade Components, Audio Grade Special Silver Solder
  • Build To Order:  Hand Made in Toronto, Canada.
  • $349.00 USD with Free Shipping in North America
  • The Black Label Regular Edition: $339.00 (100 Pieces Worldwide – Production in June 2016)
  • Includes Jim Campilongo’s CD “Table for One”.

Learn More and Reserve Yours: http://www.toneconcepts.com/shop/the-black-label/

Steve Lukather and TOTO play “Bridge of Sighs” Live 2016

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Great video from the TOTO Fan Club of Steve Lukather and TOTO playing Robin Trower’s “Bridge of Sighs” at 013 Tilburg The Netherlands Toto Tour 2016. You’ll hear Luke’s signature pedal “THE LUKE” throughout the video.

Did you know Steve Lukather has his innovative and powerful tone-shaping boost preamp “THE LUKEAlways ON!

Learn more: www.toneconcepts.com/the-luke/

ToneConcepts launches Canadian Guitar Players Program

By | Press Release

MEDIA RELEASE from TONECONCEPTS

For immediate release

May 17th, 2016

ToneConcepts launches Canadian Guitar Players Program

TORONTO, CANADA — ToneConcepts Inc. announces a special program that helps Canadian guitar players “Beat the Loonie” through exclusive discounts and promotions.

Canadian guitar players are paying significant higher prices for their gear due to the unfavorable CDN vs. USD exchange rate.  ToneConcepts’ “Beat the Loonie” program gives Canadians the chance to buy the company’s award winning products “at par” with the USD.

“Beat The Loonie” Program Details:

Canadian buyers are offered exclusive discounts of up to 28 percent along with fast free shipping via Canada Post.

Buyers with Canadian billing and shipping addresses who purchase a ToneConcepts product directly on www.toneconcepts.com will be offered an instant 15 percent discount and free shipping.

Buyers who “help spread the news” on social media will receive a special “at par” 28 percent discount. A personalized discount code will be sent to qualifying buyers directly.

Full program details are available at www.toneconcepts.com/canada/

About ToneConcepts Inc.:

Based in Toronto, Canada, ToneConcepts Inc. designs and manufacturers award winning musical instrument products in collaboration with some of the world’s most respected musicians.

For more information:

Seraphim Marcopoulos

seraphim@toneconcepts.com

Tel: +1 416-880-9370

www.toneconcepts.com

@ToneConcepts