This revolutionary "play-in" simulator is based on the observation that the more an acoustic instrument is played, the faster it reaches its full sound potential (its "play-in" period).
The ToneRite applies direct vibration to a guitar at controlled frequencies, to simulate the effects of actual playing. Many players report increased volume and dynamic range in their instruments after using the device between playing sessions.
"The ToneRite® has made a dramatic difference in the tone of new instruments, and has helped to 'wake up' vintage instruments that haven't been played in years." —Eric Schoenberg, Schoenberg Guitars
"After one week with the ToneRite on the guitar, the voice of my LaVenezia opened-up beautifully!" —Bob Benedetto, Benedetto Guitars, Inc.
"All I know is the ToneRite works. It has caused several instruments in my shop to develop tone and response to a significant degree." —Michael Lewis, luthier
3rd Generation models are the newest and most advanced ToneRite:
New electronics for finer control of intensity and harmonic content
More efficient, better fitting Elastone™ feet
Can be used on steel or nylon string acoustics, archtops and hollowbody guitars
ToneRite fits between the strings of a steel-string, archtop, classical or acoustic bass guitar (up to 2-5/32" / 55mm string spread) and rests against the bridge. The special Elastone™ feet are designed to safely and quietly maximize energy transfer to the instrument. The intensity of vibration can be controlled by a convenient dial on the power cord.
The manufacturer recommends an initial usage of 72-144 hours. It will be the first step in achieving your instrument's top potential. Subsequent treatments will be required to maintain and further develop your instrument. The ToneRite is not designed to make a poor instrument great, it is simply designed to bring out the best in an instrument. Your instrument will retain its individual character, with enhanced balanced tone and playability.
Domestic model is a 110-volt AC electrical appliance, 60Hz. It has a U.S. standard Type A plug with two flat parallel prongs, ungrounded.
International model is a 220-volt AC electrical appliance, 50Hz. It has an international plug Type C (Europlug) with two round prongs, ungrounded.