About HomeToneBlog.com

Tone. At home. That’s what we’re all about.

The world’s full of folks with regular day jobs who play guitar purely for the pleasure of it. We’ll never be professional musicians, and in all honestly, we’re alright with that. Some of us get out and gig, but most of us simply play and (maybe) record at home.

This is our blog.

It’s a fantastic time to be a hobby guitarist.

There’s so many great guitars today, no matter what your budget. Pedals have become a whole industry in its own right, giving us endless variety on tap. Tube amps and digital modelling allow us to get great tone without needing a stadium to perform in. And home studios are now the norm.

Above all else, today we are the industry’s target consumer base. Most of the gear being made today is being bought by us. So let’s go and enjoy it while we can 😀

House Rules

This blog runs under The Captain’s Rules:

(To be clear: we’re nothing to do with Andertons, we just think that the Captain nails it with these house rules!)

  • Don’t be a dick.
  • We’re going to be covering a lot of stuff – as much as we can – and some of it might not be for you. Don’t waste your time and ours complaining about it. Plenty of other blogs to read, or videos to watch, if you don’t like what we do.
  • Real musicians are supportive of each other. They just want people to play music and enjoy doing their thing – no matter what skill level they have.

When we write about gear, tone techniques and so on, we’ll be sharing what works for us. Where there’s outright problems, we’ll discuss them, but most of the time, if something just isn’t for us, we just won’t write about it.

At the end of the day, we’re all about getting great tone out of gear at home, for fun. Because if it isn’t fun, what’s the point?