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Matt Schofield

Matt Schofield was one of the first endorsers of Free The Tone Custom Products and has been using our products for many years. The early production of the Free The Tone Custom SOV-2/Overdrive (serial #22) has been on his pedalboard for over 5 years as his main overdrive pedal until he replaced it with the new MS SOV SPECIAL.
We received some nice comments from Matt.

“I am honoured to put my name to the limited edition MS-SOV Special Overdrive Pedal. The SOV overdrive has been a consistent and vital ingredient in my live and recording set up for many years now. It stands without peer, unchallenged, and unrivalled for it’s place in my rig. An extremely musical overdrive, that is fat, rich and warm, but at the same time always open, dynamic and touch responsive. I would go so far as to say that the SOV, and Free The Tone, have been a important component, and constant musical partner, in my on going journey to develop my own unique sound. We based this new signature model on my personal favourite original Free The Tone version. An early production SOV, serial #22, that has been on my pedal board for over 5 years. And with the new HTS buffer/bypass circuit added to the MS-SOV my whole rig sounds better than ever with the pedal turned on or off! Thanks Yuki and Free The Tone for your vision, support over the years, and dedication to the search for great musical tone!”

Here are the evolution of the SOV that Matt has had been using in the past:

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Adam Douglas

Adam Douglas

“Admittedly, my expectations were high when plugging in the pedal for the first time (having used Yuki’s tone machines in the past), and the GIGS BOSON did not disappoint. Subtle, warm, and musical – it is henceforth something I will step on regularly. Thanks Yuki! And thanks FREE THE TONE!”
… Adam Douglas
Andrea Braido

Andrea Braido



Official Website
http://www.andreabraido.it/
SILKY COMP: This compressor’s quality is very similar to many well known rack models yet occupies the space of a pedal! Adjustments are very sensitive and allow a very wide range of sounds which are also very clean!

HEAT BLASTER: The Heat Blaster allows a rich, smooth sound of sustain with amazing quality! Great sounds can be obtained by working on the tones and trims for the highs and lows by simply inserting the amplifier’s clean channel before returning to a clean sound or to tackle a Solo or a rhythmic Surrounding.
… Andrea Braido
Andy G Jones

Andy G Jones



Official Website
http://andygjones.com/
“The Flight Time delay is remarkable. Yuki has combined analog and digital technology to create a pedal that just sounds better than the competition. The addition of modulation, high and low pass filters really add to the appeal but for me the ability to save a different overall pedal output (as well as delay level) for each individual patch is a game changer.
The MS SOV pedal is amazing – really dynamic and very adaptable – it sounds great with just a little dirt or with the gain cranked. I could go out with just this pedal for drive. This is unlike all other pedals – Yuki is obviously doing this stuff differently. There’s nothing to touch it!!!”
… Andy G Jones
Avi Bortnick

Avi Bortnick

“The SOV-2 is really great – both as a completely transparent clean boost (…with drive all the way down, and tone set to the middle, there is no tone difference between on and off) and as a great-sounding, natural overdrive.And the Iron Forest is super heavy. It will be great for recording sessions.”
… Avi Bortnick
Aynsley Lister

Aynsley Lister

“ I love the FINAL BOOSTER!! It went straight onto my pedal board next to my Klon Centaur and it was switched on for the whole gig…. I never used the Klon!!
What I like about the FB-2 is when you switch it on with the dial at zero, there is NO tonal change whatsoever – it only adds to what is already there which is exactly what I want. It’s also very quiet too with very minimal noise – GREAT!! “
… Aynsley Lister

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Brett Kingman

Brett Kingman



Official Website
http://brettkingman.com/

Brian Allen

Brian Allen

“The BB-2 is the first distortion pedal for bass that I’ve ever loved. It maintains all of the low end and adds sensitivity to harmonics that I’ve never heard before. I believe that the bass blaster has set the new standard for bass overdrive pedals. It records great and sounds amazing live. I truly couldn’t be happier with it!”
… Brian Allen

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Fredrik Pihl

Fredrik Pihl



Official Website
http://www.fredrikpihl.com
“Free the tone cables are very reliable and extremly easy to use. No longer do I need to be afraid of cables or plugs breaking during a gig. My pedal board has never looked or sounded better! ”
… Fredrik Pihl

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Jason Sidwell

Jason Sidwell

“I tend to be quite fussy and subjective with overdrive pedals as I want single notes to sing a little when sustained, octaves to sound quite fat and three or four string chords to sound mildly crunchy but still clear, especially for extended or altered voicings. This being the case, I have favoured one overdrive pedal (now discontinued) for several years as it helped me achieve this well. While the FTT SOV2 was outstanding, it was the FTT MS SOV2 with it’s tone options and smooth overdrive (plus a wonderful buffer!) that convinced me I would be making a pedalboard improvement if I used this instead. I had a similar experience with a pedal I used for distorted lead work – it was my preferred choice for two years but after several comparison sessions on gigs switching between that and the FTT Gigs Boson, I concluded a change would be the best choice. The breadth of gain, the way it colours picking and legato articulations and the even tone for low and high notes, makes single note playing a real joy with the Gigs Boson."
… Jason Sidwell
Jeff Kollman

Jeff Kollman



Jeff Kollman Official Website
http://www.jeffkollman.com
“I'm proud to announce my endorsement with Free The Tone. Yuki san worked tirelessly to create the perfect pedalboard for my new setup that has been in the works for the last year. Note the Tim Jauernig- Zhing Whand, the single channel Kollmanation pedal and the Free The Tone flight time delay. A MAGIC combination!!”
… Jeff Kollman
Jeff Schroeder

Jeff Schroeder



Smashing Pumpkins Official Website
http://www.smashingpumpkinsnexus.com/
“I really love this delay pedal. I’ve been searching for a non-rackmount delay that sounds like this and now I’ve finally found it. I will use this pedal both live and in the studio.”
… Jeff Schroeder
Jordan John

Jordan John

“I had a chance to quickly try the SOV-2 last night and it sounds AMAZING! A perfect and welcome addition to my pedal rig! ”
… Jordan John
Jordi Martinez

Jordi Martinez

“The ARC-53M is the most powerfull and cleanest switcher that I ever owned, in the smallest and safety package. It´s designed thinking in the real live of pro musicians. I love the feel and “the logical order” that was built, it´s easy to handle with it, and maintains all the tone from my beloved amps intact. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.”
… Jordi Martinez
Josh Smith

Josh Smith

“I’ve been using Free The Tone instrument cables for the last few months exclusively and couldn’t be happier. They give me everything I want and nothing I don’t. No exaggerated frequencies, just flat natural response and tone. I also really love the plug ends. They just feel and sound right in all the ways I want a hi end cable to. Its gets out of your way which is a good thing. I’ve also been using the Silky Comp as my main compressor for all sessions. it has blown away every other compressor in my arsenal. By far the most versatile and tuneful compressor pedal I’ve ever owned. It stays up against rack units 10 times its cost.”
… Josh Smith
JP Glovasa

JP Glovasa

“Once I plugged into the Gigs Boson, I know I was on to something special. Each Free The Tone product I’ve played and has been nothing short of inspiring. I haven’t looked back ever since.”
… JP Glovasa
Justin Adams

Justin Adams

“I have just done some demos using the GIGS BOSON, and I loved its warmth and the richness of the harmonics, as well as the broad range of sounds I can get from it.”
… Justin Adams

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

“New cables arrived today for the pedal board and my guitars. Free The Tone makes some amazing stuff if you want the best signal path for your rig.”
… Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Kirk Fletcher

Kirk Fletcher

“The Flight Time Delay is so inspiring to play, hands down one of the best delays I have ever played”
… Kirk Fletcher

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Leni Stern

Leni Stern

“The amazing Red Jasper my favorite smooooooooth distortion pedal.”
… Leni Stern

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Mark Lizotte (Diesel)

Mark Lizotte (Diesel)

“I’m loving them, they are truly “artisan” that is to say they sound every bit as good as they look and feel, I’m using the the Silky Comp and Flight Time today at the APRA(Australian Performing Rights Association) awards”
… Mark Lizotte
Martin Cooper

Martin Cooper



Official Website
http://www.thorntreeband.com
“I’m currently using the ARC-3 routing system, CU416 cables and plugs and the Heat Blaster pedal on my pedal board. It all sounds great – I’m using the ARC-3 for all my amp channel and pedal switching and the purity of the tone is fantastic. The cables are very easy to put together and the Heat Blaster can go anywhere from a smooth Blues tone to full on Rock.”
… Martin Cooper
Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson

“I LOVE my Free the Tone pedals!!! The comp is smooth and very quiet...the delay is the best that I have ever heard - great, analog signal path...the chorus sounds fantastic stereo into two amps...thank you Free the Tone!!! Best, MT”
Mick Hayes

Mick Hayes

Flight Time Delay is the perfect solution to my constant need for a studio quality delay on stage. I have been relying on vintage units until now and I can thankfully leave them behind”
… Mick Hayes

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Nate Sapian

Nate Sapian

"The Gigs Boson is a versatile overdrive pedal that offers everything from a low-gain boost to a mighty driven tone. Since finding it in the heart of Tokyo, the Gigs Boson has become my signature sound. I love the way it makes the guitar feel under my fingers. It holds a harmonically rich and dynamic tone that has taken my playing to another level. I have also been using the Free The Tone cables exclusively for sessions, live performances and my own recordings and these have totally transformed my sound. These cables maintain the integrity of my guitars like nothing else and improve the quality of my sound tremendously. I keep a few other Free The Tone pedals in my arsenal and they are all magnificent. I am honoured and humbled to be part of the Free The Tone family, a wonderful company doing wonderful things."
… Nate Sapian

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Piotr Wójcicki

Piotr Wójcicki

“I am a really happy with the SOV-2 Overdrive. It enriches my sound and adds a great, noble spice to my sound. It perfectly suits the both configurations of a single coil pickups as well as humbackers. It’s certainly not my last purchase in Free The Tone.”
… Piotr Wójcicki
Prashant Aswani

Prashant Aswani


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Ramon Goose

Ramon Goose

RJ Thompson

RJ Thompson

“I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few years searching for an overdrive pedal that sounds natural and reacts perfectly to the dynamics of your playing. I stopped searching when I bought the SOV-2 Custom Overdrive. I liked it so much that I now use several Free The Tone products… the FINAL BOOSTER, the instrument cables and the solderless pedalboard kit. Yuki and the team are at the very top of their game!“
… RJ Thompson
Rick Wheeler

Rick Wheeler

“Free the Tone products are sonically world class and brilliantly designed. As a guitarist, they enhance my artistry. As a technician, I use them to help bring out the best of some of the world’s finest guitarists and their gear.”
… Rick Wheeler
Rob Harris

Rob Harris

“The Gigs Boson immediately went on my main pedal board. I love it.”
… Rob Harris
Rodney Gene Junior

Rodney Gene Junior

"Free The Tone makes world-class gear, period..." " Simple, cool and musical! The FT-1Y Flight Time Delay - studio quality delay that STAYS on my number one board. Innovative delay and clearly amongst the best sounding in the world. Over the past year of use it has become 'the sound' of my personal tone in terms of delay. My recent week long studio session using the TA-1H Tri Avatar chorus pedal has totally reunited my love for chorus. Lush, rich, natural but clear. Another innovation that inspired a ton of new music and gave me a fresh track to run on as an artist" … Rodney Gene Junior
Ruben Röh

Ruben Röh



Official Website
www.rubenroeh.com
“The Flight Time’s sonic quality is stunning. It delivers top-shelf studio delay sounds with all the features a working guitarist needs and none that he doesn’t, all while meticulously preserving your dry tone. Unlike every other unit I have tried, it passes what you spent hours dialing in, taking nothing away!
The ARC-53M is the perfect compromise between functionality and board space, packed in a sturdy, elegant enclosure. Setup is a total breeze – it took me literally 5 minutes to learn even the advanced menus.”
… Ruben Röh

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Shane Theriot

Shane Theriot

“Both the Heat Blaster and the SOV-2 have become an important part of my studio and live setup. The build quality and sonic capabilities of Yuki’s pedals and designs are very impressive.”
… Shane Theriot
Stephen Down

Stephen Down



Official Website
www.stevedownmusic.com
Steve Stevens

Steve Stevens


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Tim Lerch

Tim Lerch



Official Website
http://www.timlerch.com/
“The Red Jasper is a very good sounding pedal and is definitely something that gives me a sound I can use in my style. It is pretty touch sensitive and cleans up nicely with touch and volume control. The “high cut” nob is effective, I’m not sure “high cut” is the best name for this function since usually high cut would cut highs as you turn the nob up and this one acts more like a conventional treble control with boost above 12 o clock and cut below 12 o clock. For me there is a sweet spot that sounds nice just below noon that seems to work well with my pickups. The gain has a musical quality, with plenty of high mids and a smooth low end. I would love to have a mid nob to further sculpt the tone but as it is, it sounds good. The Final booster is also very nice I will certainly find a good use for it. Again very quiet and musical sounding booster, my amp liked it very much. ”
… Tim Lerch
Travis Carlton

Travis Carlton

” I’ve spent the afternoon nerding out on overdrive pedals…and the Bass Blaster wins BY FAR !!! WHAT A GREAT PEDAL !! I always have to a/b and turn knobs and see which one does what well. but the BB-2 pretty much blew away the competition. Thanks you guys sooooo much. You just made me sound better! ”
… Travis Carlton

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Yinan Jia

Yinan Jia