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ToneRite now available in the UK via Gremlin Music

Release Date

Out Now

Product Type

string accessory

Manufacturer

ToneRite

Contact

https://www.gremlinmusic.co.uk/

Laura  Barnes
ToneRite now available in the UK via Gremlin Music

The ToneRite accelerates the play-in process by using a set of sub-sonic frequencies to simulate the same physics as long term playing.

Gremlin Music as added the ToneRite to its lineup of MI accessories.

The ToneRite claims to be “the world's most advanced and premier play-in device”. It is designed to significantly accelerate the play-in process of a stringed instrument to increase tone, playability and balance.

The ToneRite makes all of this available in a nearly silent, high quality, and portable manner.

“One of the secrets of great sounding vintage instruments is the fact that they have been played-in for thousands of hours,” said the makers.

The ToneRite accelerates the play-in process by using a set of sub-sonic frequencies to simulate the same physics as long term playing.  

By simply attaching the ToneRite whenever you are not playing, the makers say you can expect to hear a dramatic increase in resonance, balance and range after only a week's worth of use.  

ToneRite was started in 2007 by Agapitus Lye – known as Augi – a musician and electrical engineer who had been working on systems for unmanned intelligence drones at Prioria Robotics in Gainesville. When he bought a new cello, he realised he was too busy to break it in himself, and remembered a newspaper article about a museum in Italy that paid musicians to keep its priceless instruments in shape. Inspired, he began to tinker.

The rudimentary device he put together improved the instrument’s tone enough after a month that the cello’s maker, or luthier, encouraged Lye to patent and market it.

With the help of Ryan Frankel and Hans Yeakel, guitarists and engineers who also worked at Prioria, Lye has been refining his invention ever since. “You can’t take a cheap plywood guitar and turn it into a vintage Martin,” said Frankel, chief executive of ToneRite. “But the fullness and the warmth of a good instrument will really come alive.”

Any fine stringed instrument is built of precisely calibrated and meticulously joined wooden parts, all of which must “learn” to vibrate sympathetically. Frankel said he and his colleagues had experimented to pinpoint the frequencies to speed that process and how best to transfer them to the instrument.

For more information visit https://www.gremlinmusic.co.uk/

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