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Monday, September 21, 2009

ToneFreq's Daily Pedal: Tone Box’s Skull Crusher

3D Effects in a Skull Crushing Stomp Box

Tone Box’s Skull Crusher takes on the competition by bringing 3D effects to the arsenal of musicians around the world.

Destined to create more than just another effects pedal, Tone Box, Inc. sets out to break the mold of traditional stomp box shapes and tones adding a new dimension to every musician’s on-stage performance. Co-founded by industry veteran, Kasha and special effects creator, Shawn Crosby, Tone Box officially unveils its first product, the Skull Crusher. Kasha and Crosby saw the need to kick the pedal world into overdrive when they noticed, as Crosby states - “the current market selection was simply boring in their appearance and presentation on stage. We wanted something that adds a visual third dimension to the musicians playing and tone.” Aligning themselves with ‘A’ List rock stars and utilizing the production services of Rockmodules, Skull Crusher has opened the doors on what is only the beginning of a promising line of pedal effects.

“The Skull Crusher Drives my amp like no other pedal. Its revolutionary 3D design and technology blew me away. As a bass player, I especially loved the harmonic overtones and smooth growl still keeping my notes upfront and musical sounding. I’ve reserved a permanent spot on top of my classic SVT and know that this pedal will always deliver what I’ve always wanted in tone. It is the best looking and sounding pedal I’ve ever had the privilege to play.”- Robbie Crane (Bassist for Ratt)

Like a fine jeweler or a portrait sculptor, Crosby approached the housing of a stomp box with a different, but very skilled eye. He saw beyond the utilitarian tin can encompassing the electronics and seized an opportunity to enhance the musicians playing and tone by creating a visual third dimension that both inspired the musician and entertained the audience. Design and construction of the Skull Crusher is hand sculpted to the finest detail by trained artists, then molded and finished to the highest grade of finish. Enhancing the stainless steel body are red and blue LED’s that illuminate when the pedal is activated, achieving an eye-stunning effect. Production models are available in four finishes: gun metal, stainless steel, aged and ancient. Also available are custom precious metal models in 24k gold and sterling silver.

"Not only is this the coolest looking pedal I've ever seen in my life, the 8 voices it generates are astounding. It's like 4 killer overdrive pedals in 1. From slight tone enhancement, to over-the-top/are-you-kidding-me/ mac-truck-between-the-eyes blistering tones with clarity so every note cuts through. I'll take 2 please." – Phil X (Guitarist for Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, Tommy Lee, Daughtry)

To compliment its captivating appearance, The Rockmodules technology inside of the Skull Crusher was designed after the Kasha Amplifiers Rockmod sound. It is the world’s first overdrive pedal with eight distinct analog voicing’s and can be used with guitar, bass or any other musical instrument. On the back of the head you will find the VOICING, TONE and GAIN controls to give the player flexibility like no other overdrive pedal. The voicing knob allows the musician to select from four presets labeled as CLEAR (3dB up), ICE (11 dB up), CHAINS (15dB up) and BODY (18 dB up). Combine these four with the 10 dB BOOST and the artist now has eight voices to create his wildest dreams.

In addition to the four production models, Tone Box will be accepting limited custom orders on a first come, first serve basis and pricing will very per order depending on the availability and requests of the customer.

Tone Box is actively seeking domestic dealers and international distributors. For more information, please visit their website at

Base Models start at $399.00 USD

About Tone Box
Tone Box, Inc. mission is to provide the most innovative professional guitar effects ever seen, heard and played. We want the musician to love our products and have fun playing them on stage and in the studio. We will build our 3D effects product line using the musicians and designers in the music industry and will the change the way guitar effects look like and sound like for the most musical and entertaining experience possible for years to come.

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