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

OBSESSED WITH DETAILS

There are no shortcuts to becoming a great musician. And there aren’t any shortcuts to producing musical tools for the world’s best guitarists.

In a world of copycats and pedals made with cheap generic components, we seek to make the best pedal for discerning and experienced players.

  • All of our pedals are designed and crafted by us to achieve maximum musical expression and tone.
  • Fine tuning a pedal is an art and turns into to a tool for musical expression. We only select from the best components and test in endless combinations until we optimize for the desired characteristics.
  • You don’t skimp on your playing. We don’t skimp on components. We hand select all the components and test everything for tight tolerances to ensure consistency and reliability night after night. Our pedals work as hard as you do.
  • Our pedals are hand soldered, feature high grade through hole components, audio grade silver solder, audio grade wire, point-to-point wiring where applicable, and are all true bypass.
  • We proudly hand craft our products in Toronto, Canada.

THE RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF TONE

You’ve invested years and thousands of hours practicing, and now it’s time to check out ToneConcepts. You’ve earned it.

You’ve played to empty rooms and full houses. You’ve gotten lost backstage and played on stages the size of a postage stamp. You’ve hired producers, fired producers, and ended up producing the darn thing yourself. You’ve made tough sacrifices along the way. All the while, you’ve been obsessed about your gear. An endless quest for that special guitar, amp, or pedal in the pursuit of your tone. It’s been a long journey, but you’ve arrived at the destination.

We share a vision with the artists that we work with, an uncompromising and relentless pursuit of tone. You’ve already made sacrifices to get to this point, now it’s time to reap the reward.

We design products, without compromise, that meet our exacting standards and those of our artists. Tone. Performance. Reliability. Musicality. Expression. Tools that inspire and liberate the artist to express their creative vision.

TONE IS IN THE HANDS

We believe, as do our artists, that tone is in the hands. (Call us old school.)

Like you, we are obsessed with the fine details, from picking dynamics, technique and position, to left hand technique and vibrato, through the bloom, twang, sustain and harmonics that a great guitar and a great player can deliver.

When we design and craft our pedals, our first priority is to preserve and enhance all of the subtle nuances and expressions that experienced players have spent years practicing to achieve.

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.

WHO WE WORK WITH

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.

MUSICIANS, DESIGNERS, INNOVATORS

Since 2008, ToneConcepts has collaborated 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, on their pedalboards, and through their amps.  We develop musical tools that meet the strict standards of the world’s greatest guitar players.

ToneConcepts was founded with the goal of providing musicians with exceptional tools that inspire their creativity. Want to chat about our pedals or do want us to make something special just for you? Send us a note.