Order today, collect from The Guitar Show 2024!
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by James P Gascoigne
1w ago
Are you attending The Guitar Show 2024 in Birmingham? I've just added an option to the website/checkout that will provide you with the option to collect your order in person at the show! This might be particularly useful if you're concerned a particular item might sell out at the show, or want a specific pre-wired harness and would like to collect it whilst you're at the show. Selecting this option at the checkout will mean I will prepare your order in advance and have it bagged up and ready to collect in person from my stand at the show! Once an order is placed with this option selected, I w ..read more
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Introducing Tesi Switch to the Home of Tone! Quality kill switches specifically designed for guitars
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by James P Gascoigne
2w ago
Tesi Switch are a Nashville, USA based guitar supplier and electronics company for superb quality and useful guitar kill switches. I am now proudly an authorised UK dealer for their products, and here you’ll find a popular selection of kill switches and the range stocked will continue to grow! So if Tesi Switch make a kill switch you are particularly interested in, but you don’t see it listed on my shop currently/yet then do please just let me know and I’ll see what I can do to help obtain it for you on my future, regular stock orders. In the meantime the range offered so far are the kill ..read more
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Offset bridge solutions! - StayTrem, Mustang, Mastery, TOM, Descendant & Buzz Stop
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by James P Gascoigne
3w ago
This article has been one of my most viewed/read on my blog, so a quick thank you to everyone who has visited the website via this post. I thought it was good time to update a few outdated points discussed in this post (that was originally written 8 years ago to this point!) so hopefully it continues to be relevant to readers looking at the subject. There are now even more options available in the market today, safe to say we're now well and truly spoilt for choice for quality upgrades/replacement solutions to the offset bridge/vibrato quirks. Each of which have their benefits, I unfortunately ..read more
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My first, and honest look at the 2023 reissue Tom Delonge Strat
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by James P Gascoigne
1M ago
Note: Article originally written August 2023 I'm of the generation where a number of my formative years were spent loving pop punk bands, namely of course the band that defined the genre for so many, Blink 182. I loved the original Tom Delonge signature Fender model, something I have wrote about on the blog before. Needless to say, even just for the nostalgia, it was great to see Tom and Fender join forces again and reissue his iconic stripped back punk rock Strat amidst the Blink 182 Reunion shows and tours.  Summary, announcement, price and addressing the QC Thankfully one of my regul ..read more
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Home of Tone at The Guitar Show 2024
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by James P Gascoigne
1M ago
It's approaching that time of year where prep has well and truly begun for this year's Guitar Show. This is a superb show, no doubt in my mind that it's the biggest and best show in the UK and I'll proudly be there again! Right in front of the main public entrance to the main hall, you'll see me! I'll be bringing along a great selection of all of my stocked brands, and you'll of course have chance to check out the gear in person, see some of the current guitar stock, try out pedals and more. Look forward to seeing you there! THE GUITAR SHOW | MARCH 2ND & 3RD 2024 | CRANMORE PARK | B90 4LE ..read more
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Mikey Demus of Redbeard Effects slaying That Pedal Show!
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by James P Gascoigne
1M ago
Featured on the always popular 'That Pedal Show' YouTube channel alongside Dan and Mick, was good friend of the Home of Tone, Mikey Demus of Redbeard Effects. As you may already know, I have proudly stocked Mikey's great selection of pedals for a few years now, I'm a big fan of his pedals and is always such a good guy to deal with. Very cool to see him, his pedals and his music spotlighted on the show and highly recommend that you check it out if you haven't already! For more info on the Redbeard Effects pedal range, please do check them out on my website, where I carry stock of the entire r ..read more
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Christmas final shipping dates / opening dates
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by James P Gascoigne
2M ago
Here are my opening dates over the Christmas/New Year period, as well as the final shipping dates as per guidelines shared by my carriers such as Royal Mail and DPD. For Royal Mail my main services used are 1st Class Standard, 1st Class Signed for and Special Delivery. Royal Mail's guideline for final shipping dates pre-Christmas for these services are as followed -  Wednesday 20th December - 1st Class Standard and 1st Class Signed for Thursday 21st December - Special Delivery For DPD courier, their drivers are out and collecting right up until Thursday 21st December. This year has alr ..read more
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Introducing Etwood Guitar Straps to the Home of Tone!
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by James P Gascoigne
3M ago
I have been following Adam and his work creating Etwood Guitar Straps for a while, and admired the strive for creating something unique, whilst ensuring quality was top of the agenda too. We connected and kept in touch, and very glad to say I am now proudly stocking his work here at the Home of Tone! Etwood Straps are made in the UK, using materials sourced within the UK from chosen for their high quality tannery and fabrics, commitments to sustainability, and being good companies all round. So the quality begins right from the material sourcing, all the way to the end strap. With beau ..read more
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The Signature Series / Ground Bug deal!
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by James P Gascoigne
5M ago
'Ground Bug' deal!Looking forward to installing your new pre-wired harness/wiring, but a little worried about making the ground connections to the pot casings? First time soldering and hear the horror stories of frying pots, or just simply want to neaten up your installs? Then the awesome 'Ground Bug' will help with any of these concerns, beginner or pro modders alike. The Ground Bug is a pot washer that fits between the pot casing and the pickguard/body and has a number of lugs (much like with the main signal connections on the pot for example) to which you can very easily solder your ground ..read more
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How-to guide - Shielding a '72 Telecaster Custom
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by James P Gascoigne
7M ago
In this article I'm going to feature how to correctly apply copper foil shield a Telecaster Custom (but the same methods/rules apply for shielding any guitar so I hope this helps you even if you aren't doing this to a Tele Custom!). I hope to briefly also touch on some of the finer details too so that hopefully you're not just copying how to do it, but instead learning about the parts and how they're working too. Always good to have some understanding of how your instrument works I think! I will be following this article up with a part 2, which will be showing you how to make a wirin ..read more
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