MGT Dirty Chorus Layaway Plan

Mark Gemini Thwaite is a true journeyman guitarist. Having played with The Mission, Mob Research, Peter Murphy, Ricky Warwick of Thin Lizzy, Tricky and many many others, MGT recently released his debut solo album “Volumes”. The first single, “Knowing Me Knowing You”, an ABBA classic featuring vocalist Ville Valo of HIM.

Mark has been a part of the Pro Tone familiy for the better part of a decade, the time was right for a signature pedal.

Having used the Raven Dirty Chorus since the earliest prototype days, Mark thought it fitting to update the circuit, and breathe some new life into the classic chorus made famous by Marks fallen bandmate Paul Raven.

The DRIVE circuit has been updated to closer emulate the break-up of a classic overdriven amp, while the overall frequency response has been voiced for guitar rather than the bass.

True to the original the “Chop Chop” switch remains intact- this gives the MGT Dirty Chorus the ability to convert the lush chorus into a slurred & wobbling vibrato unlike anything else available today.

  • Drive, Rate, Depth, & Chop Chop controls
  • Operates on a standard 9v BOSS style adapter
  • True Hardwire Bypass with grounded input for noise free operation
  • Stomp switch built to withstand years of hard stomping shows
  • Durable aluminum housing
  • Super-Bright LED for easy onstage identification
  • Proudly built by hand in the USA

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Paul Masvidal Signature Chorus Layaway Plan

Pro Tone Pedals is extremely proud to present the Paul Masvidal Signature Chorus Pedal.

Paul’s signature chorus was designed to help you recreate the lush tones found on Cynic albums such as Traced in Air or the seminal Focus.

The pedal is an all analogue design built around new old stock editions of the long out of production MN3007 BBD IC’s which provide a richer fuller sound than that of modern chip-sets.

The Paul Masvidal Signature Chorus includes the following features:

  • Mix, Speed and Depth controls
  • Operates on a standard 9 volt negative tip BOSS style adapter (not included)
  • True Hardwire Bypass with grounded input for noise free operation
  • Stomp switch built to withstand years of hard stomping shows
  • Durable aluminum housing
  • Super-Bright LED for easy onstage identification
  • Proudly built by hand in the USA
  • As these are hand crafted, the lead time is 6 weeks


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Dead Horse MKIII Overdrive Layaway Plan

In 2007 Dead Horse Overdrive was our entry into the Tube Screamer clone space. We modified the classic TS design to our liking,  gave it a tongue in cheek name, and its been such a huge success we’re on the 3rd iteration.

Introducing the Dead Horse MKIII

What’s new:

The addition of the Bass Frequency selection switch is a game changer. This 6 way switch, combined with the Bass foot switch,  gives you a total of 7 different settings to dial in the ‘voice’ of your overdrive by offering you unprecedented control over the bass frequencies being allowed to pass into the pedal. This unique feature that we’ve not seen on any overdrive pedal available today. The flexibility of the Bass Frequency switch can not be overstated: You can dial in the classic Dead Horse response, the traditional mid hump of the TS line, a more bass friendly curve for the 7 & 8 string players, or even the extreme bass cut found on our Attack Overdrive.

The 1st question that comes to mind- why a switch, why not a sweeping knob? Well… to perform a clean sweep would require several more components in the audio signal which, ultimately, detracts from the tone of the pedal in a significant way. Think of all the TS clones that added active EQs that have come and gone from the market- there is a reason they go- the active EQ destroys the tonal character you’ve come to know and respect.

To cure this, we have 7 frequency roll-off settings that require almost zero additional components to gum up your tone.

Another change in the Dead Horse MKII sees the removal of the DIODE switch. The vast majority of Dead Horse users never used it as a source of distortion- so the added flexibility the DIODE switch offered was purely academic.

Features:

  • Gain, Tone and Volume controls
  • Bass Frequency Filter Foot Switch
  • Variable Bass Frequency 6-way switch allowing you to control the bass frequencies cut off point
  • Operates on a standard 9 volt (negative tip) BOSS style adapter
  • Hardwired True Bypass with grounded input for noise free operation
  • Stomp switches built to withstand years of hard stomping shows
  • Durable aluminum housing
  • Super-Bright LEDs for easy onstage identification
  • Proudly hand-crafted in he U.S.A.

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Mark Holcomb Signature Delay Pedal Layaway Plan

Mark Holcomb’s signature delay pedal was designed to be an ambient style delay, like your favorite vintage tape echo… with gig-ready durability to last you decades without a $1000 price tag.

Features:

  • The Delay control offers a sweep of delay times ranging from 25 milliseconds to 450 milliseconds.
  • Repeat control runs from a single regeneration to infinite feedback-The longer settings introduces some slight note crunching similar to the vintage tape delay systems from decades long gone by.
  • Mix sets the level of delayed signal mixed with straight guitar tone.

The Haunted Delay was intentionally designed to work well with modern high gain amps as well as classics, offering the widest range of usability no matter what style you play.

I’m extremely happy with how unique and versatile this pedal turned out, and it’s been an inspiration merely jamming on it as of late. The intention here was to create something truly trippy – a pedal versatile enough to handle the soundscape-y material I’m drawn to, while at the same time having a very streamlined interface, making it easy to use as a songwriting tool – which is it’s main use for me.
-Mark Holcomb

Additional features include:

  • True Hardwire Bypass for noise free operation
  • Stomp switch built to withstand years of hard stomping shows
  • Durable aluminum housing
  • Operates on a standard 9 volt negative tip BOSS style adapter
  • Proudly built by hand in the USA

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Quit Bitching & Start Adapting Part 2

quit complainingIn my previous post I mapped out what exactly this meme means to me, and how I think we musicians miss some of the finer points.

This time I want to take an overhead look at some of the major problems and how we can start addressing them.

Let’s survey the surroundings and talk through a couple possible plans.

Albums don’t sell & record labels are vampires. Obviously there are a million other nuanced issues but we can all agree that these are the top 2 concerns for any musician that wants to be a career musician.

Problem: Albums don’t sell

Adaptation: Sell something else. The music is simply your introduction to an individual. They didn’t buy the album so sell them a concert ticket, a poster, a VIP experience, or a tee shirt. Make those shirts in all sizes, make multiple designs… limited editions… do whatever it takes, within reason, to appeal to them in a way that encourages them to support you.

Problem: Labels are vampires

Adaptation: DIY. Simple as that. You will run into more hurdles than you’ll be comfortable with, but you can release an album on your own. Labels bring an invaluable infrastructure you’ll most certainly not be able to match, but if you put a few friends and family members in charge of extremely specific job roles and you should be able to limp by. There are countless books on this topic, so I won’t bore you.

 

In my next post we’ll talk about how an individual can build and cultivate a following that you’ll need in place in order to make any of this possible.