For nearly ten years, The Tone King has been bringing you reviews and information from the world of rock and metal guitar. The online guitar community is evolving faster than ever, and we want to continue our efforts to bring you some of the best content, reviews, interviews, and observations in the world of guitar gear.
When we’re not working at our full-time gigs or hanging out with our families, we’re working hard on new reviews and content for the The Tone King community, planning our next NAMM trip, or checking out the guitar community to see what’s on people’s minds when it comes to gear and music. We’d certainly love to make TheToneKing.com a full-time endeavor; who knows, maybe we will some day. But whether it becomes a world-dominating media empire or remains a rewarding way to engage with gear nuts everywhere, we’ll always be happy to devote the time and energy needed to make it a great experience for everyone.
How Your Patronage Will Help The Tone King
TheToneKing.com is sustained by relatively modest income from three sources:
- Advertising and special project revenue;
- YouTube revenue;
- Good, old-fashioned elbow grease.
Our passion for guitars, gear, and music and sharing it with the world motivates us to make the most out of resources we have on hand. But as the online guitar community, particularly the YouTube community, continues to grow we want to be sure we grow along with it. So we’re reaching out to you with a humble request to help us continue developing quality content. The funds received from TheToneKing.com patrons will primarily be used in the following ways:
- Supplement travel costs to events like Summer and Winter NAMM and GuitCon;
- Supplement updates to webcast and video production equipment (4K-capable cameras and equipment, state-of-the-market video processing and editing equipment, etc);
- Supplement special projects and content (special offers, special gear and industry coverage, branded merchandise, etc).
UPDATE: New Patron Levels!
TheToneKing.com would like to thank each and everyone of our patrons. Even the smallest amount makes a difference and we are eternally appreciative of your support. Our sincere thanks!
We have also really enjoyed the Patreon exclusive webcast we've had to date. The amount of gear knowledge and information within our community is amazing! Understanding that times are tight for many, TheToneKing.com has decided to reduce the patron reward levels so that more people can join in the fun. If you enjoy the regular monthly webcast but want more opportunities to discuss the topics of day at length, see and talk about new gear we have on hand for review before it hits the channel, and take advantage of the amazing collective knowledge in TheToneKing.com community, there's never been a better time than now!
So What’s In It for You?
First, no matter what level you pledge you'll always have our gratitude for consuming our content and sharing your own passion for gear with us.
$1 to $9 per month: Community Level - Our sincere thanks and appreciation.
$10 to $19 per month: King’s Court Level - King's Court-level patrons will have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive, private webcast (in addition to the normal webcast that's open to everyone). In this webcast you'll get exclusive previews of upcoming gear reviews, as well as the opportunity to discuss the latest news in gear, music, and YouTube in an unfiltered, no-holds-barred setting.
$20 and up per month: King’s Roundtable Level - Roundtable patrons will receive the King's Court-level reward, as well as an additional invitation to help shape TheToneKing.com coverage and content. We'll solicit your particular ideas and input on where the site should head next.
Thank You For All Of Your Support!
Whatever your level of support, our commitment to quality content that will never change. We sincerely hope that find The Tone King a worthy cause to support! We appreciate everything our viewers, readers, advertisers, and friends and partners in the industry have done for us…here’s to another ten years of gear!