INFORMATION

  • 2014.11.21

    The MB-3 MIDI THRU BOX is not available in worldwide market. Please check out the product information here.

  • 2014.11.07

    We start shipping the FLIGHT TIME Digital Delay FT-1Y to overseas dealers today. For customers who have already pre-ordered, please look forward to receiving it soon.
    Please check out the product information here:

  • 2014.10.27

    NEW PRODUCT INFORMATION
    We are pleased to announce a new product, the FLIGHT TIME digital delay, which will be available on November 7, 2014. We really focused on the sound of the new digital delay. Also, there are two unique functions which have not been experienced before in a delay pedal. Please check here for detailed information.

  • 2014.10.23

    NEW PRODUCT INFORMATION
    We are pleased to announce a new product MB-3 MIDI THRU BOX. The MB-3 will be available on November 21, 2014. Please check out the product pages for more information.

  • 2014.10.15

    We would like to inform you that we will be stopping production of the current Junction Box JB-41 and JB-82 in October, due to a specification change. The new generation models will be available around December or January. We apologize for the inconvenience during the transition and thank you in advance for your understanding.

  • 2014.08.05

    We will be closing our office from August 9 to August 17 for Summer holidays. You will be able to order products from the Online store, however all shipments for orders placed during the holidays will be made after August 18, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to you during this period.
    Thank you for your support of FREE THE TONE.

  • 2014.02.17

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!
    Although the Matt Schofield Signature Model MS SOV SPECIAL was discontinued in December 2013, in response to an overwhelming demand from our customers, we are pleased to announce that this spring we will be issuing the MS SOV Standard model.Customers who were not able to get the MS SOV SPECIAL, please stay tuned !

  • 2014.01.06

    NEW PRODUCT INFORMATION
    We are pleased to announce a new Audio Routing System ARC-53M, which will be available on January 20, 2014 in worldwide market. Please check out the product page for more information.

  • 2013.12.24

    We will be closing our office from December 28 to January 5 for year end/new year holidays, so our responses to customer’s inquiries may be delayed. You will be able to order products from the Online store, however all shipments for orders placed during the holidays will be made after January 6, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to you during this period. Thank you very much for your support of Free The Tone through this year. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and the very best for 2014.

  • 2013.11.22

    NEW PRODUCT INFORMATION
    We are pleased to announce two new products, one is a low gain OD, RED JASPER RJ-1V, and the other one is a DC power supply PT-3D. The PT-3D will be available on December 7, 2013, and the Red Jasper will be available on December 20, 2013. Please check out the product pages for more information.

  • 2013.10.01

    We are honored to announce that Free The Tone will ship the Speaker Cable CS-8037 from October 21, 2013. For further information, click here.

  • 2013.09.10

    effektpedaler is now Free The Tone official dealer in Denmark/Scandinavia.

  • 2013.08.09

    We will be closing our office and online store from August 10 to August 18 for Summer holidays.
    We apologize for any inconvenience caused to you during this period.
    Thank you for your support of FREE THE TONE.

  • 2013.06.20

    We are pleased to announce that Free The Tone will ship the FORVIS LIGHT PEDALBOARD series.
    Please check here for more information.

  • 2013.05.28

    The Free The Tone English website and online store have been updated. The new image on the homepage was provided by guitarist and photographer Ian Gittler.

  • 2013.05.22

    Our online store will be closed from May 22 to 28 for maintenance.
    We apologize for any inconvenience during that time.

  • 2013.04.26

    Online Store Shipments
    Thank you for using the Free The Tone Online Store.
    We will be holding all shipments from April 27 to May 7 for Golden Week (Japanese national holiday week) at the online store.We apologize for any inconvenience caused to you during this period.

  • 2013.03.21

    Diffusion Audio is now Free The Tone official dealer in USA and Canada.

  • 2013.02.22

    We updated the Matt Schofield artist page.
    Click here for more information.

  • Deluxe Guitars is now Free The Tone official dealer in Australia.

  • 2013.02.15

    We are pleased to announce that Free The Tone will ship the instrument cable CU-6550LNG/CU-6550STD and the instrument link cable CU-5050. We are taking pre-orders for the cables and will start shipping from the end of March for the overseas market.

  • 2013.01.19

    We started taking pre-orders for the Matt Signature Model MS SOV SPECIAL (MS-1V) through our online store.
    Please check here for your pre-order.

  • 2013.01.18

    Davis Guitar Music Centre is now Free The Tone official dealer in Singapore.

  • 2013.01.10

    We are honored to announce that Free The Tone will ship a Matt Schofield Signature Model, MS SOV SPECIAL (MS-1V) overdrive pedal from February 5, 2013, to the worldwide market. For further information, click here.

  • Sound clips for the FINAL BOOSTER By Ramon Goose were added to the product page

  • 2013.01.01

    Happy New Year 2013!!
    We hope this year brings you all happiness.
    Looking forward to your continued support of Free The Tone!

  • 2012.12.27

    We will be closing our office from December 28 to January 6 for year end/new year holidays, so our responses to customer’s inquiries may be delayed. You will be able to order products from the Online store, however all shipments for orders placed during the holidays will be made after January 10, 2013.
    We apologize for any inconvenience caused to you during this period.
    Thank you very much for your support of Free The Tone through this year. Wishing you the very best for 2013.

  • 2012.11.21

    The product page of the Final Booster was updated.

  • 2012.11.17

    AUDIOMUSIK is now Free The Tone official distributor in Indonesia.

  • 2012.11.12

    Sound clips for the GIGS BOSON were added to the product page:

  • 2012.10.03
    We are pleased to announce two amazing new pedals, the GIGS BOSON overdrive and the IRON FOREST distortion pedal. We will start shipping these pedals from October 20, 2012
  • 2012.10.02
    The special price campaign for the solderless cable kit finished at the end of September.
    Thank you very much for your purchases. We started shipping the solderless cable kit in the official package from October 1st, 2012. We would very much appreciate your continued support of Free The Tone.

  • 2012.09.09

    Free The Tone Bass Blaster Now Shipping!

  • 2012.08.31

    We now have the following official dealers/distributors in China, Korea, UK, France and Italy.
    Nanmuxiu in China
    Elec Lemon in Korea
    Guitar XS in UK
    Guitars Rebellion in France
    Guitar Sauce in Italy

  • 2012.07.25
    We are now taking pre-orders for the Quad-Arrow Distortion and the Bass Blaster at our online store.
    Delivery will begin on August 31, 2012.
  • Free The Tone Solderless Cable Trial kit sales have started today.  Please check our online store.
  • 2012.07.17
    Online Store is now open !
  • 2012.07.02

    The Free The Tone English site went online on July 2,2012.

  • 2012.06.27

    Van de haar guitars and parts is now Free The Tone official distributor in Benelux.

  • 2012.06.01

    Free The Tone Custom SOV-2/Overdrive Now Shipping!

  • 2012.05.22

    Sound Sketch in Taiwan is now Free The Tone official distributor.

  • 2012.04.30

    Pedals’s Park is now Thailand Dealer for the Free The Tone.

HOT NEWS

  • 2014.11.08

    FLIGHT TIME Digital Delay FT-1Y Demo by Mike Hermans of Pro Guitar Shop. Please check it out.

  • 2014.10.10

    Andrea Braido, an Italian guitarist, is now a FREE THE TONE Artist !! Welcome to FREE THE TONE family.

  • According to an iBOOK ranking site, Yukihiro Hayashi’s book “System Construction Manual” is listed as ranking 1st in 10 countries as of October 9, 2014. Thank you to everyone who downloaded the book.

  • 2014.10.08

    Yuki Hayashi’s book “System Construction Manual” was introduced by Kevin Bolembach in Premier Guitar magazine. Please check it out !

  • 2014.09.25

    Please check out the great reviews of the FREE THE TONE MS SOV MS-2V by Phil Traina in COLLECTIBLE GUITAR, a guitar magazine in the USA.

  • 2014.08.17

    MS SOV MS-2V  is showcased at the top of the “What’s New” section on the Premier Guitar website.
    Please check here for the writeup.

  • 2014.08.21

    Yuki Hayashi, the owner and design engineer of FREE THE TONE, has written a book entitled “System Construction Manual for Electric guitarists and Bassists” and it has now been translated into English. You can now download it for $14.99 from iBooks or Amazon. If you want to learn how to make your pedalboard better, please check it out!!

  • 2014.07.29

    Please check here for the great review of the MS SOV MS-2V by Tone Report.

  • 2014.07.19

    The MS SOV and New Digital Delay Introduction video by UK Blues Guitarist Matt Schofield and FREE THE TONE president and owner Yuki Hayashi has now been published on the Guitarist Magazine YouTube channel.

  • 2014.06.26

    Please check out the reviews of the Red Jasper by RJ Thompson.

  • 2014.06.13

    We would like to introduce Matt Schofield’s latest gear at THE JAZZ CAFE in Camden, London.

  • 2014.06.10

    We would like to introduce MIYAVI’s latest systems including his amps and the equipment set up at the amp side, that he is now using for the world tour.

  • 2014.06.08

    Please check out the great reviews of the ARC-53M by BestGuitarEffects.com.

  • 2014.05.17

    Leni Stern is now a FREE THE TONE Artist !! She is using the Silky Comp and Red Jasper.

  • 2014.05.07

    The Red Jasper RJ-1V was featured in the May issue of the TOPGUITAR magazine in Poland.

  • 2014.04.26

    The FREE THE TONE Red Jasper was reviewed by Guitarist Magazine issue #380, a major guitar magazine in the UK. The review includes a demo clip. Please check it out!

  • 2014.04.08

    FREE THE TONE Red Jasper was introduced in the TopGuitar magazine, a major guitar magazine in the Middle-Easter Europe, printed in Poland.
    The review of the Red Jasper will be posted in the upcoming issue.

  • 2014.03.15

    David Barry, who is known as the guitarist for Cher and Janet Jackson, is now using the FREE THE TONE Audio Routing System ARC-3 for Cher’s tour. Here is a photo of David in full production rehearsals with Cher in Phoenix. For more information, click here !

  • 2014.03.11

    Here is a video message from Matt Schofield, the great British blues guitarist and FREE THE TONE endorser for a long time. Please check out his new album “Far As I Can See”.

  • 2014.02.25

    The dream live tour of two great guitarists, Larry Carlton and David T. Walker, started here in Japan on February 19. FREE THE TONE built the pedalboard that Larry Carlton uses for the tour. Here are some photos and comments on Larry’s sound check on the 19th at Sapporo Civic Hall.

  • 2014.02.18

    Today, Matt Schofield, the great British blues guitarist and FREE THE TONE endorser for a long time released his new album “Far As I Can See”. Please check here for further information.

  • FREE THE TONE prepared the pedalboard for Larry Carlton for his Japan tour with David T. Walker .

  • 2014.01.22

    Please check out the great reviews of the Red Jasper by BestGuitarEffects.com.

  • 2014.01.14

    Please check out the demo video of the FREE THE TONE SOV-2 Demo by Matt Bidoglia & Paul Audia.

  • 2013.12.24

    Please check out the demo video of the HEAT BLASTER by Matt Bidoglia.

  • 2013.12.11

    The New Red Jasper OD was introduced by MusicRadar (Guitar Techniques) site in the UK.

  • 2014.08.07

    Yuki Hayashi, the owner and design engineer of FREE THE TONE, has written a book entitled “System Construction Manual for Electric guitarists and Bassists” and it has now been translated into English. You can now download it for $14.99 from iBooks. If you want to learn how to make your pedalboard better, please check it out!!
    iBooks

  • 2013.12.11

    Jordan John, multi-instrumentalist in Canada, is now a FREE THE TONE artist !

  • 2013.12.07

    Please check out the demo video of the FREE THE TONE new low gain OD, RED JASPER, by Tim Lerch. We also posted sound clips by Ramon Goose on our product page on the website. The Red Jasper will be available on December 20, 2013.

  • 2013.11.23

    Shane Theriot is now a FREE THE TONE Artist! He is a solo artist and Studio/Live/Producer, and the Music Director for Hall and Oates.

  • 2013.10.16

    The Music China 2013 event was held from October 10 to October 13 in Shanghai China. FREE THE TONE products are exhibited there.

  • 2013.10.04

    Please check out the great reviews and demo videos of the Heat Blaster by BestGuitarEffects.com.

  • 2013.09.17

    Aynsley Lister, a finest British guitarist and singer/song writer, is now a FREE THE TONE Artist !

  • 2013.09.06

    BEST GUITAR EFFECTS reviewed on FREE THE TONE Solderless Cable kit. Please check it out !

  • 2013.08.30

    Please check out the great reviews and demo videos of MS SOV SPECIAL, GIGS BOSON and SILKY COMP by BestGuitarEffects.com.


  • 2013.08.17

    Tomo Fujita, talented Japanese guitarist, based in Boston, demos the Free The Tone MS SOV SPECIAL!
    Click here to watch the clip.

  • 2013.08.09

    The FREE THE TONE HEAT BLASTER HB-2 received a “Guitarist Choice” award from GUITARIST Magazine in issue #371.

  • 2013.08.07

    Matt Schofield’s gear was introduced in Guitarist Magazine issue #371.

  • 2013.07.31

    Free The Tone is one of the lead news stories today on PremierGuitar.com.
    The Gigs Boson Overdrive is showcased at the top of the “What’s New” section on the Premier Guitar website.
    Please check here for the writeup.

  • 2013.07.23

    We welcome Brian Allen, who is a bassist for Robben Ford, as a Free The Tone artist. He is using the Bass Blaster BB-2.

  • 2013.07.19

    We welcome Adam Douglas and Travis Carlton as Free The Tone artists.

  • 2013.07.01

    Justin Adams uses the GIGS BOSON on the Robert Plant and Sensational Space Shifters US tour. Check here for further information.

  • 2013.06.17

    Brian Allen, talented bassist and former MI instructor, now based in Nashville, demos the Free The Tone Bass Blaster BB-2
    Click here to watch the clip.

  • 2013.05.26

    Matt Schofield demos his own signature model MS SOV SPEVCIAL(MS-1V). Clike here to watch the clip.

  • 2013.05.15

    Francois Delfin, the number one Session/Studio guitarist in France, selected the Free The Tone Quad-Arrow Distortion! He said “Ca Fracasse!!!” (It rocks!). He is now on tour with Nolwenn Leroy.

  • 2013.04.27

    We welcome Rob Harris who is a guitarist of Jamiroquai as a Free The Tone artist. He is now using the GIGS BOSON.

  • 2013.03.18

    Through an amazing coincidence we were very pleased to make the acquaintance of Mr. Jonny Higgs, a British jazz guitarist and the son of Prof. Peter Higgs, the British theoretical physicist and emeritus professor at the University of Edinburgh who predicted the existence of a new particle, the Higgs boson, which was the origin of our pedal name GIGS BOSON. Please check here for further information.

  • 2013.03.10

    The interview with Yuki Hayashi of Free The Tone was posted in Guitarist Magazine from the UK (April Issue available on March 8), with some great color images. For more information, click here !

  • 2013.03.01

    Martin Cooper is now a Free The Tone artist. He is using the MS SOV SPECIAL.
    Clike Here for futher information.

  • 2013.02.27

    We welcome Justin Adams as a Free The Tone artist. He is now using the GIGS BOSON.
    Click here for further information.

  • 2013.02.22

    This is the MS SOV SPECIAL serial#1 which is mounted on Matt Schofield’s pedalboard.
    We received some nice comments from Matt Schofield. Click here for more information.

  • 2013.02.09

    Free The Tone products are reviewed by Guitarist Magazine in the UK!

  • 2012.12.05

    Guitar XS, Free The Tone official distributor in the UK, won the MIA “Best Small Supplier” Award!
    Click here for more information.

  • Free The Tone’s Facebook page reached 1000 “LIKE”’s today!!! Thank you so much for your support of Free The Tone. We will continue to develop many products that we’re sure you will like in the future. Please stay tuned.

  • 2012.12.04

    A review of GIGS BOSON and IRON FOREST by Jason Sidwell was posted on the Guitar Techniques website.

  • 2012.11.15

    The Free The Tone official distributor in Korea, Elec Lemon, exhibit at Korea Music Fair 2012.

  • 2012.11.05

    Pedalboard for Tomoyasu Hotei made by Free The Tone.

  • 2012.10.25

    Prashant Aswani, a rock fusion guitarist and Free The Tone artist, has announced his upcoming album Visions.

  • 2012.10.08
    We are honored to announce that Free The Tone is now developing a special Matt Schofield signature model overdrive pedal, the MATT SOV SPECIAL.
  • 2012.10.05
    Brett Kingman demos the Free The Tone Quad-Arrow Distortion.
  • 2012.09.26

    Prashant Aswani made a demo video of the Free The Tone Custom QUAD-ARROW DISTORTION.
    Please check here.

  • 2012.09.22

    Matt Schofiled, Free The Tone endorser, has been voted Best British Blues Guitarist for the 3rd year running at the 2012 British Blues Awards at Newark Blues Festival. Congratulations Matt for your great success.

  • 2012.09.08

    Yinan Jia, Chinese top guitarist, composer and producer, selected Free The Tone Custom SOV-2/Overdrive and the Quad-Arrow Distortion on his pedalboard for the tour in 2012 (EXISTENCE Wang Feng Concert tour China 2012).

  • 2012.08.10

    Ramon Goose, a UK blues guitarist, made a demo clip of the new Free The Tone Custom SOV-2/Overdrive.

  • 2012.06.28

    A review of the new Free The Tone Custom SOV-2 by Jason Sidwell was posted on the Guitar Techniques website.

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