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2016.07.19
The firmware of the TRI AVATAR has been updated to v1.1. Please download the latest latest firmware from here.
2016.05.17
We are pleased to inform you that we have renewed our English website.
We believe it will be easier to access and find any necessary information on the new website.
Thank you very much for your support of FREE THE TONE.
2016.02.23
MESA/Boogie Hollywood is now Free The Tone official Dealer in USA.
EGM Guitar Distribution is now Free The Tone official Distributor in Spain.
2016.01.25
We start shipping the TRI AVATAR Multi-Dimensional Chorus TA-1H to overseas customers today.
Please check out the product information here.
2016.01.11
The firmware of the FLIGHT TIME has been updated to v1.4. Please download the latest latest firmware from here.
2016.01.01
Happy New Year 2016!! We hope this year brings you all happiness.
Looking forward to your continued support of Free The Tone.
2015.12.10
NEW PRODUCT INFORMATION
We are pleased to announce a new product, the TRI AVATAR TA-1H Multi-Dimensional Chorus, which will be available on January 25, 2016. This is a next-generation chorus pedal with four signal paths for three individual chorus sounds (three phases) and one dry signal. It achieves a width and depth in its output and that simply outperforms conventional stereo chorus pedals. Please check here for further information.
2015.12.09
The software version of the FREE THE TONE ARC-53M will be upgrade to 2.0.
2015.11.04
Gitarhuset Trondheim is now Free The Tone official Dealer in Norway.
2015.10.21
NEW PRODUCT INFORMATION
We are pleased to announce new product, the Loop Box LB-2 will be available on November 20, 2015. Please check here for product information.
2015.08.01
As we will be closing our office from August 8 to August 16 for Summer holidays, our responses to your inquiries may be delayed. You can purchase our products through online store but our shipment will not be made during this period. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to you during this period. We thank you very much for your continued support of FREE THE TONE.
2015.07.31
The Sixth String Guitars is now Free The Tone official Dealer in Israel.
2015.07.06
The firmware of the FLIGHT TIME has been updated to v1.3. Please download the latest latest firmware from here.
2015.07.01
The Berkley Music Company in Michigan USA is now Free The Tone official Dealer.
2015.05.21
NEW PRODUCT INFORMATION
We are pleased to announce new product, MIDI CONTROLLER/MC-3 will be available on June 22, 2015. Please check here for detailed information.
2015.04.30
The software of FREE THE TONE ARC-3 has been updated to version 2.01. Please check here for further information.
2015.04.08
FREE THE TONE online store will be closed again from April 9 to April 13 for server maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience during that time.
2015.03.26
These Go To 11 is now Free The Tone official Dealer in Sweden.
2015.03.25
The Forvis Light Pedalboard Series -Pedalboard Bag- is now available. Please check here for detailed information.
2015.03.24
FREE THE TONE online store will be closed from March 30 to April 3 for server maintenance.
We apologize for any inconvenience during that time.
2015.02.27
NEW PRODUCT INFORMATION
We are pleased to announce new products, 4 Way DC Power Splitter CableCP-ML4/CP-FS4 will be available on March 2, 2015 and Forvis Light Pedalboard Series -Pedalboard Bag will be available on March 23. Please check the product page for detailed information.
2015.02.25
Lark Guitars is now Free The Tone official Dealer in the USA!!
2015.02.13
Distinctive Guitar is now Free The Tone official Dealer in the USA!!
2015.02.13
NEW PRODUCT INFORMATION
We are pleased to announce new products, 4 Way DC Power Splitter Cable CP-ML4/CP-FS4 will be available on March 2, 2015. Please check here for detailed information.
2015.01.16
Vision Guitars is now Free The Tone official Dealer in the USA !!
2015.01.01
Happy New Year 2015!!
We hope this year brings you all happiness. Looking forward to your continued support of Free The Tone.
2014.12.23
We will be closing our office from December 27 to January 4 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 5, 2015. 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.
2014.12.22
NEW PRODUCT INFORMATION
We are pleased to announce new product, the Junction Box JB-41S/JB-82S will be available on December 22, 2014. Please check here for detailed information.
2014.12.11
Southern Guitars is now Free The Tone official Dealer in the USA and also Tone Quest is an official Distributor in Korea.
2014.12.02
The firmware of the FLIGHT TIME has been updated to v1.2. Please download the latest latest firmware from here.
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.
2014.08.05
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.
2016.07.20
The Guardian, a British newspaper, posted "David Gilmour live at Pompeii – a photo essay" which was held at an amphitheater in Pompeii Italy, on their Instagram page.
You can see the FREE THE TONE Digital Delay FT-1Y in Gilmour's live setup in one of the pictures.
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/ng-interactive/2016/jul/14/david-gilmour-live-at-pompeii-a-photo-essay?CMP=share_btn_fb
2016.07.11
Yuki Hayashi went to Josh Smith's first live performance in Japan on July 8.
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2016.07.02
Yuki Hayashi met Jeff Kollman, who played at the last day of his Japan tour 2016 at Motion Blue in Yokohama on June 30. Jeff Kollman is known as a world-class guitarist in the rock and metal scene but he became popular in Japan as the guitarist for the Eickichi Yazawa tour since 2014 in Japan.
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2016.06.17
Yuki Hayashi met with Ramon Goose who everybody already is familiar with by now. Ramon tried out the AMBI SPACE reverb pedal which is still in development. He has a strong preference for reverb sound and is always looking for the best reverb pedal. It was a bit nervous to let him try it out but as soon as he heard it, he smiled.
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2016.06.16
Andy G Jones spent a long trying out the new AMBI SPACE (reverb pedal) which is still in development. While he was trying it out in different ways, he commented several times that he was amazed with the sound.
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2016.06.15
On June 13, Matt Schofield played at the Borderline, in London. At the sound check for the show, Matt tried out the new AMBI SPACE (reverb pedal) which is still in development. He liked the sound so much that we left it set up and he used it for his show.
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2016.05.30
This is Larry Carlton's live setup in Korea, by Rick Wheeler, as he explained in the Interview Part 3. The FREE THE TONE Flight Time Digital Delay and Tri Avatar Multi-Dimensional Chorus are used.
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2016.05.12
Interview with Rick Wheeler, long time guitar tech for Larry Carlton and Robben Ford!!
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2016.04.18
A review of the TRI AVATAR Multidimensional Chorus appears in Tone Report Weekly issue 123. Please check out the page 37 of the magazine.
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2016.04.05
A detailed review of the TRI AVATAR Multidimensional Chorus appears in Guitarist Magazine in the UK (April issue), and it won a Guitarist Choice award. Please check out the magazine or you can read it here:
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2016.03.14
Yuki Hayashi met Kirk Fletcher, who is now touring Japan for the first time with the show “THE MICHAEL LANDAU GROUP with special guest KIRK FLETCHER” at the Cotton Club in Marunouchi.
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2016.01.25
We exhibited at NAMM 2016 which was held from January 21 to 24 in Anaheim, California, USA.
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2016.01.18
A detailed review of the Tri Avatar Multi-Dimensional Chorus TA-1H was posted on Best Guitar Effects. Please check it out.
2016.01.12
Free The Tone Tri Avatar Multi-Dimensional Chorus Demo (Mono/Stereo) demo by BestGuitarEffects.com. Please check it out.
2015.12.11
The TRI AVITAR TA-1H is featured and linked-to as the Top “What’s New” on Premier Guitar Homepage today!!
2015.10.07
The HENDRIX DAY event was held in Poviglio, Italy on October 4th, 2015, and the FREE THE TONE official distributor in Italy, GUITAR SAUCE, exhibited there.
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2015.09.17
The Kindle version of Yuki’s book “System Construction Manual for Electric guitarists and Bassists” in English is finally available at Amazon.
2015.09.11
Jeff Kollman is now using the FREE THE TONE Flight Time and ARC-3.
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2015.03.05
Please check out the great review and demo video of FREE THE TONE FLIGHT TIME FT-1Y by Premier Guitar.
2015.02.25
FREE THE TONE HEAT BLASTER HB-2 was selected as one of "Six of the Best" new distortion pedals in Music Radar/Guitarist Magazine.
2015.02.21
Please check out the great reviews of the FREE THE TONE FLIGHT TIME FT-1Y by Gabriel Tanaka of Best Guitar Effects.
2014.12.13
Please check out the great review of the FREE THE TONE FLIGHT TIME FT-1Y by Tone Report, an online guitar magazine in the USA.
2014.12.01
The Red Jasper won a "Gear of the Year 2014" award in a special edition of Guitarist magazine (issue 388 on sale 14 Nov)!
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2014.11.08
FLIGHT TIME Digital Delay FT-1Y Demo by Mike Hermans of Pro Guitar Shop. Please check it out.
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.
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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!!
2014.08.17
MS SOV MS-2V is showcased at the top of the "What's New" section on the Premier Guitar website.
2014.07.29
Please check 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.
2014.06.08
Please check out the great reviews of the ARC-53M by BestGuitarEffects.com.
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
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!
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2016.07.22
We welcome Michael Thompson, a great American guitarist and songwriter, as our latest FREE THE TONE artist!
He is using the Silky Comp, Flight Time FT-1Y and Tri Avatar TA-1H.
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2016.07.18
We welcome Jeff Kollman, a great American guitarist, as our latest FREE THE TONE artist!
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2015.07.09
We welcome Kenny Wayne Shepherd, a great American blues guitarist, as our latest FREE THE TONE artist! He is now touring with Eddie Van Halen.
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2015.06.18
Jeff Schroeder, the guitarist of Smashing Pumpkins, sent us a great comment and his latest pedalboard photo.
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2015.03.25
We welcome Mark Lizotte aka Diesel, the talented guitarist in Australia, as our latest FREE THE TONE artist!
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2015.03.15
We welcome Jeff Shroeder, the guitarist for Smashing Punpkins, as our latest FREE THE TONE artist!
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2015.01.30
Josh Smith and Kirk Fletcher, two of the hottest guitarists in LA, are now FREE THE TONE Artists !! Welcome to the FREE THE TONE family.
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2014.10.10
Andrea Braido, an Italian guitarist, is now a FREE THE TONE Artist !! Welcome to FREE THE TONE family.
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2014.06.13
We would like to introduce Matt Schofield's latest gear at THE JAZZ CAFE in Camden, London.
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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.
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2014.05.17
Leni Stern is now a FREE THE TONE Artist !! She is using the Silky Comp and Red Jasper.
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