Gadget makes your guitar sound old

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  1. Crowbar

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    Here is a gadget that makes your guitar think it being played all the time and keeps it broken in. I wonder if it works.
    http://tonerite.com/
     
  2. Lance

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    That looks like that greatest money-maker since the Freakish Blues Alpha Drive.
     
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  3. kugelblitz

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    If only they made one to break in my new cables as well.
     
  4. Cleet Mongaire

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    Those guys can keep that device and use it on themselves so they'll "think" they're getting my money. Should work as effectively as they advertise.
     
  5. Jon C

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    many many threads on this, results vary from guitar to guitar but it does what it says and on some guits the results are remarkably good. IMO/IME it is not snake oil - I was very skeptical but I know what I've heard and it's not imaginary. Whether it's worth it to you is up to you ... ymmv.
     
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    Man, I really want to scream snake oil. The only thing that has me perplexed is they have quotes from Bob Benedetto saying it made improvement he could notice in his own instruments. I don't think of Bob as a shill for questionable products, he doesn't need the bread. Maybe it is worth a look, but only if you need to store and suddenly retrieve for work a vintage instrument, or possibly to give a new high end acoustic instrument a more mature ring.

    Still seems kinda funny, but playing in has often been described as the way to make an instrument better. :dunno
     
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    I wish I had that back before I sold my D-35. That thing was tight as a drum, and I just didn't have the time to devote to making it open up.
     
  8. Jon C

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    ^^^^

    it also works great on newer or 10-20 yr old guits (or any) that don't get played a lot ... they "wake up" before you play them instead of taking a bunch of your time to get things going. If you've ever seen the finish sunk into the grain of an older guitar that has a top that vibrates more freely you know what I mean. I have no connection at all w/ the company or anyone who sells it ...
     
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    Not snake oil!! It worked well on my Eastman OM. Used it for a week and really increased the bottom end on the guitar.
     
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    Any before and after recordings?


    The testimonials are impressive, kinda scary if that list of folks is hearing things.
     
  11. Cleet Mongaire

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    I think Muddy Waters would laugh his a$$ off.
     
  12. the floyd

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    I took a look at their ad copy... some terms I like are:

    "this process of de-dampening"
    "efficiently and safely transfers energy into the instrument"
    "tension natrually gets worse due to entropy"
    "naturally relieve some of this tension and our instruments start to resonate"
    "how can that energy be efficiently transferred, such that the smallest amount off loss occurs via sound and heat?"
    "proper advanced mechanical engineering"
    "crystalline structure of wood"

    I'll order it as soon as my $200 vibration-reducing wood feet for my CD player come in.
     
  13. mockoman

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    I need one attached to my brain...
     
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    petrified brings the toan!
     
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    Let me know when the website has an evidence section.
     
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    You guys do know that this idea is nothing NEW, right?
     
  17. Rockledge

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    I already have a gadget that keeps my guitars broken in.
    It is called an "Rockledge".
     
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    A guitar only has so many notes in it. I don't want to wear mine out prematurely.
     
  19. Warren Mendonsa

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    .....or you could just play your guitar everyday : )
     
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    I just met a guy who says he has a really cool bridge to sell me cheap! My very own bridge! Yes!
     

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