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The Specs of Pickups Most Likely Used By Jimi Hendrix

Fan of Jimi Hendrix? Chances are you love his Stratocaster® tone! While, it is true Hendrix played other instruments – like a flying V – his go-to axe was clearly a Strat®. In his day, Hendrix went through a countless number of Stratocasters. Whether he burned them, smashed them or collected them, Hendrix had plenty […]

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Planet Tone welcomes TTM Guitars

Planet Tone welcomes TTM Guitars to our family of builders! Makers of innovative and retro shred style guitars, TTM has been making guitars for over 20 years. Distributed worldwide, TTM has established itself with attractive guitars and an amazing roster of artists. In addition, TTM has common ties with Planet Tone with guitar greats Phoenix […]

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Catching up with Scott Abene of TSK & Flight

Prog Rock is alive and well thanks to guitarists like Scott Abene! Planet Tone has been fortunate to work with amazing talent through the years and one of those gems, no doubt, is Mr. Abene. Not only is he incredibly fun to chat with, he is a wealth knowledge, not just in music, and comes […]

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Tone Tips: Balancing The Output of Your Pickups

One of the questions we receive frequently is people wanting to know why one pickup sounds louder than another. You know, imbalanced pickup volumes. Perhaps you’ve experienced it or are dealing with it now. Some guitars have a pickup slightly imbalanced. The neck, middle or bridge pickups simply sounds louder than the rest. Or opposite, […]

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Southern Heritage: The Blues & Rock Humbucker

Southern Rock has captivated the hearts of guitar fans everywhere. It’s the clashing of three passionate components – rock, blues and the South. If you are a fan of Southern Rock, names like Duane Allman, Warren Haynes, Dickey Betts and Derek Trucks – just to name a few – are something special. Not only are […]

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Planet Tone Welcomes Jasio Kulakowski

Planet Tone is thrilled to welcome Jasio Kulakowski to our family of artists. Jasio is the force behind the lead work for heavy hitting Kobra and the Lotus (KATL). He is well known for his powerful rhythms and screaming lead work. It is not a secret that a fair portion of KATL’s success is due […]

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The Sanctorum Humbucker: Tonal Domination

Designed to provide shredders with articulation and power, the Sanctorum has quickly become a favorite amongst musicians from all types of genres. It is an extremely versatile pickup offering dynamics, a lush top end, punchy bottom end with a good mid-range boost. The pickup, or a variation of it, is used by a lot of […]

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Behind the Earth Pounding Riffs of Kent Stump and Wo Fat

We are excited to have caught up with Kent Stump, guitarist and mind behind the earth-pounding riffs of doom Wo Fat are known for. Kent, whether in the studio mixing, recording or on the road, is always very busy. So, we are very thankful for the time he took to share his thoughts on Wo […]

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Planet Tone Blues Heritage Humbucker Road Test by Julian Sas

The Blues Heritage humbucker by Planet Tone is a blues and rock players dream! The pickups are fueled by a passion for the blues and the tone that our heroes made famous! Giving tribute to greats like Albert King and Gary Moore, the Blues Heritage is a super warm, punchy, clear and dynamic pickup that […]

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“Terra Solus”: Mark Sayer and Sergeant Thunderhoof’s Third Dose of Psychedelic Tinged Heavy Grooves

Some of the best rock and fuzz is being laid down by incredible bands all over the globe. Sergeant Thunderhoof is at the fore front of this movement, leading out in this effort of moving fuzz forward as they eye the release of their third studio album, “Terra Solus”. As they are in the midst […]

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