Category Archives: Things That Excite Us

C. 1964 Gibson LG0 Restoration Part 1

Yesterday Brent came in with his grandfather’s instrument, having acquired it some years ago. When he opened the case we could see that it would be no small task to bring it back to fitness, but I for one was … Continue reading

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Joshua’s Custom Built 5 String Electric Mandocello

Our new friend Josh came in a week ago to try out some of our fancy Strymon and Fromel pedals and ended up taking a few home. Before he left, we struck up a conversation centered upon this uniquely interesting … Continue reading

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’64 Fender Jaguar!

The other day we made a new friend: his name is Richard and he’s got some sweet guitars. He’s a stand-up guy with a farm full of horses and plenty of stories to keep your mindbelly fed and full. Richard … Continue reading

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Strymon News

The Strymon Timeline was released yesterday. Strymon gave a clue as to the release date. Note that all the pictures of the Timeline say 705ms for July 5. We are pleased to be the only Strymon dealer in the Pacific … Continue reading

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Sea-Tac Guitar Show 2011

We had a lot of fun at the 2011 Sea-Tac Guitar Show, meeting new friends and checking out all of the cool gear! Plenty of folks stopped by the Leading Tone/ Fromel Electronics booth, lured by the siren song of … Continue reading

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Leading Tone and Fromel Electronics at Seattle-Tacoma Guitar Show!

We’ll be at the 2011 Seattle-Tacoma Guitar Show tomorrow, so stop by and hang out with us! We’ll have Strymon pedals with us as well as the full Fromel Electronics line! We’re no mind readers, but we foretell an epic … Continue reading

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355 Party!

Our good friend Alejandro recently fell in love with the venerable Gibson ES-355, having spent some quality time with my personal guitar. He was smitten with the tonal versatility and retro-cool looks of the model and as luck would have … Continue reading

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Fromel modified Boss pedals now on tour with Blondie!

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Ventura Barney Kessel Copy

This is a late 60’s/early 70’s Ventura copy of Gibson’s Barney Kessel model belonging to Mike Ball. He’d acquired this guitar years ago on the cheap but it had some rather serious problems. Mike ended up replacing the fretboard, installing … Continue reading

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Leading Tone, A Poem

*Clears throat* A string wall, well-stocked; three guys on the clock. Amps and guitars and pedals and mods, tens of things you can own! If steppin’s your game, John Fromel’s the name. Glorious noise! I tell ya, my boys! The … Continue reading

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