Welcome to GrailTone.com
Musicians Friend is blowing out iStomps for $39.99.
Digitech iStomp $39.99
Source Audio has released a programmable EQ with Midi in a stomp box.
Source Audio Source Audio Programmable Eq
Line 6 has just released the M9 which is a smaller version of the incredible M13. I plan on replacing my pedalboard with
the M9 for use with my Egnater Mod50.
Line 6 M9 Stompbox Modeler Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal
Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Guitar Multi Effects Pedal
Great article by Bob Bradshaw on building a pedal board including some new CAE products. Check it out at
Custom Audio Electronics web site.
Musicians Friend and Guitar Center now have the new Egnater amps.
Egnater Products Rebel 20 20W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black And Beige
Egnater Products Rebel 112X 1x12 Guitar Extension Cabinet Black And Beige
Egnater Products Tourmaster Series 4100 100W All-Tube Guitar Amp Head Black/Beige
The new Line 6 POD X3 is now available. My bass player has replaced his Bass POD with the new X3 Live, look for a review soon.
Line 6 POD X3 Guitar Multi Effect Processor
Line 6 POD X3 LIVE Guitar Multi-Effect Pedal
The new Digitech modeler in a 1U rack is now available as well. The Digitech GSP1101 has some interesting routing capabilities where you can insert your amp or
preamp after the stompbox modeling and before the modulation, delay and reverb. You can even move the modulation to before or after the preamp. The other neat feature
is you can switch between your amp/preamp and the amp models on the GSP1101. Look for a full review soon
DigiTech GSP1101 Guitar Effects Modeling System
And finally... I just added a Rocktron Xpression to my rack so look for a review soon.
Rocktron Xpression Multi-Effects Processor
Epiphone Valve Junior (all tube head for $99) review now available
Just added Boss pedals to the effects setting database. Current pedals include the Boss Digital Delay (DD-2, DD-3, DD-5 and DD-6) pedals. Please use the
feedback form to request new pedals be added.
As promised we have launched our amp settings database system (Amp Tone Settings) which currently features Mesa Boogie,
Peavey and Marshall products. Leave feedback on which amps you would like to be added in the
Your search for great guitar tone is over!
We seek the Grail…
A common thread among all guitar players regardless of style or musical tastes is the elusive search for
the Holy Grail of tone. Players like Stevie Ray Vaughn (SRV), Eric Clapton and Eddie Van Halen (EVH) have often been referred to as having
found that tone Grail. For some players it can be Clapton's "Woman Tone" or for others it is EVH's "Brown
Sound" but no matter how you describe it guitar players have been searching for that Holy Grail of tone
since the beginning of electric guitar time.
Our goal at GrailTone.com is not to provide the specific gear that the guitar Gods are using but to
document great guitar sound that can be achieved through commonly available products. The use of
stompboxes and basic rack gear will be used heavily.
One thing that is noticeable is the heavy Rockman influence and while engineering guru Tom Scholz
changed the way rock guitar sounded in 1976, a lot has been learned by de-Bostonizing the Rockman
rock modules in order to achieve great guitar sounds. Here we'll use the lessons learned by
Rockman and other gear and apply it to the more standard guitar-to-pedal-to-amp approach used by
most guitar players.
In this day of digital effects one cannot ignore the amps and devices that model the great amplifiers and
effects of the past. The Line6 and Johnson products come to mind most frequently and where appropriate
these products will be included in our quest for Tone.
Finally, the long range plans include a way to document how you achieve your favorite guitar sounds. This
will include not only an input and display mechanism but also the ability to search for certain
sounds/tones and specific products being used.