ToneRite for Guitar

ToneRite for Guitar

For guitar, domestic 110-volt

Item # 0480
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For guitar, international 220-volt

Item # 0481
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ToneRite for Guitar

About This Item

The ToneRite® has the guitar world buzzing!
Simulates the effects of actual playing to bring out the best in your guitar.

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.


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5.0

It works!

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Must have piece of equipment for any guitarist who wants a better sounding guitar.

I was sceptical at first, but curiosity took the better of me and i decided to try it out.

I have been running it for about 120+ hours with no technical problems since I got it, whenever i'm not playing the guitar i'll put the TR on it. I also mix the power setting from low-med-high with excellent results.

My guitar is an Eastman E10-OM. IÆve had it for about 1.5 years and was contemplating upgrading this guitar as its sound isnÆt too great, kind of flat, didnÆt ring or sustain as much as IÆd liked it to. It sounded ok with new strings on it, but went dull pretty quick once the strings got old.
After TR treatment (at least 70hrs on high) I started to notice more volume and sustain, like its reverb knob had been turned up a couple of notches.
Then after another 70hrs, with low-medium settings it started to ring with rich harmonics and overtones, very responsive to the pick or fingers.

IÆve noticed the body vibrates A LOT more now when played, especially the top and headstock (I never knew the headstock could vibrate like that!), vibrations that I have never felt before prior to TR. These new vibrations results in more volume, more sustain, more harmonics, more overtones, more of pretty much everything in a good way.

I have had no issues with the nut, saddle or bridge as a result of TR treatment.

Only catch IÆve noticed is the strings do tend to wear out quickly if you have it running on the high setting for long periods. What I tend to do now is just have it on low-med, then once IÆm ready for a string change, IÆll have it on high for about a week to really wear the strings out. Then, swap over new strings and switch back to low-med until the next string change.

If lost or damaged, I would get another one without hesitation, a must have for me.

5.0

ToneRite

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Verified Buyer


You have some accoustic guitars you love to play? you have to have one of these. Livens up the instruments response + helps bring out the volume/ tone - It works on my Martin D18ge + Custom Bourgeois Braz' slope dread...they're getting better!

4.0

ToneRite is...Good

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Verified Buyer


Stew Mac shipped this baby so promptly I might have missed it if I had blinked. The jury is still out on the giz itself. I believe I can tell a difference after the minimum 3-day treatment, but it may also be wishful thinking on my part. I was disappointed to read, deep in the instructions, that the benefits wear off if you don't re-treat the instrument. I'm going to keep at it. The giz is not loud or intrustive, so, why not?

5.0

ToneRite

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Verified Buyer


Lately I got a ToneRite "Play-In Simulator". First I was quite sceptic of the results. It is recommended to use at least 72 hours though I used it 5 days on Versoul Swan Jazz Guitar, included here and also on Buxom Minor 6 String 12 Frets to Body Model. However I was quite impressed of the results since both guitars already have excellent tone, though both are quite new and not much played. The overall sound was improved indeed! The sound was more open and more dymanic! Each Versoul Acoustic will be "played-in" after this for sure!

5.0

Gobsmacked

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Verified Buyer


I plugged it onto my rebuilt 1954 Southern Jumbo ( new top, fretboard, bridge and finish )for 72 hours at the full setting and then gave it another 8 for luck. With trepidation I picked it up and strummed it. Gobsmacked- absolutly no change whatsoever, still sounded like a brand new constipated guitar, what a disappointment, what a waste of money. In desparation I stuck it back on again at the lowest setting for another 30 hours. Picked it up, strummed it and ------ GOBSMACKED,it sang it far exceeded all my expectations. Don't give up folks it works. Fantastic./

5.0

Awesome

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Verified Buyer


This device really works!!! Anyone who owns acoustic guitars should invest in a ToneRite - it's worth every penny.

4.0

I think it works therefore it works...

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Verified Buyer


Well I tried it on my Carvin Cobalt 12-string,which guitar has felt quite "stiff" since new. Ran the ToneRite for a solid week at varying intensities. Then changed the strings and tried the guitar.

The instrument "seems" to feel and sound better, has a more connected response and is generally a nicer playing experience. No science in my testing or use of the ToneRite, just plain feeling and hearing. I think it was quite worth the $$ and effort!

5.0

Works well. Improves the sound of  a guitar.

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Verified Buyer


The ToneRite has worked well for me by improving the sound of my guitars. One way to describe the change is to say that each one sounds more like itself. It also seems to "mellow out" the sound. I first used it on a hybrid archtop/flattop guitar which had a definite edge to the sound.

The Tone Rite mellowed it out and to me it sounds like it would after being played for many years. The second experiment was with a 1953 Gibson L7. I didn't think it could sound any better but I was surprised how good it sounds now. All in all I'd say it works as advertised. The changes are subtle but they are there.

One small nit. It only works on steel string guitars. Doesn't work on classical or bass guitars so you would have to by one for each instrument.

5.0

Tonerite 3G

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Verified Buyer


This thing does everything it says on the tin. I used it on my Taylor 512 which had not been played for about 6 months. The sound it produce after 72 hours on medium setting was nothing short of stunning! I am well impressed, money well spent with no regrets. Highly Recommended Product.

5.0

ToneRite

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Verified Buyer


When it arrived I put it to work on a mountain duclimer I'd just finished. Like others, I was amazed at what it accomplished overnight. Five days later was even more amazing. It works.

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