The Tone Traveler V2 offers the most advanced set of instrument play-in tools ever offered in one package. The Tone Traveler V2 uses the fundemental notes and corresponding overtones of your instrument to improve it’s tone, not just subsonic vibrations. It actually simulates playing your instrument.
The Tone Traveler includes 5 individual interfaces designed to condition the following instruments: Guitars, Mandolins, Banjos, Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses and just about any other instrument/tuning with the inclusion of the new Notes page that allows the user to select from 7 octaves of tuned frequencies.
Included in your Tone Traveler package:
- A Tone Traveler speaker and speaker clamp
- A specially designed tablet that seamlessly pairs with your speaker unit and runs the Tone Traveler application
- The Tone Traveler Application pre-installed and configured. The Tone Traveler is a plug and play system.
- All required charging cables
How it Works:
Thousands of musicians, including us, collectively believe that the more an instrument is played, the better it sounds.
The string tones and corresponding overtones develop a relationship with the wood of your instrument. Over time the wood opens up to these frequencies and learns to resonate in tune with them, highlighting the nodes of musical frequencies throughout the instrument causing the frequencies of the instrument to become more focused. The result is a more pure fundamental tone, clearer more defined overtones, and more of a lively feel in your hands.
The Tone Traveler delivers a set of fundamental tones and corresponding overtones that have been meticulously engineered to condition the wood of your instrument, unlike any of its predecessors. As the Tone Traveler begins to open up your instrument it becomes clear that the Tone Traveler adds the same clarity and focus that only hours of time spent playing an instrument can reproduce. Unlike any other device on the market, The Tone Traveler is a musically tuned poly-phonic system, the first of its kind in the world of instrument play-in devices.
What happens when a new instrument is not played? Many builders, players, and collectors believe that when an instrument has just been made it is primed to receive the tonal information that will determine its voice for the rest of its life. New instruments that do not get “played in” miss a once in a life time opportunity. Most of the older instruments that have never been played are lacking when compared to instruments that show obvious signs of use. Based on the fact that the wood of a new instrument is still drying and settling, the instrument is in a fugue state that is directly affected by how much the instrument is played. As time passes these factors become significantly harder to change (though not impossible) as the instrument’s voice begins to settle. These first months and years are formative; the wood of an instrument is making the change from being a tree to a guitar, a violin, or a dinning room table.
Tuning an old well played instrument causes it to jump in volume when all the strings string hit standard pitch. This jump in volume is proof that the guitar has become more resonant to these frequencies and is a perfect example of why the play in process is important.
Hopefully you are one of the few folks that are able to play for 10 or 12 hours a day, if not the Tone Traveler allows you to hear your instrument’s true voice within your lifetime.
Important information if shipping outside of the USA:
Please note: To help insure the future availability of certain materials used in the construction of this instrument, additional fees and/or documentation may be required when shipping this item outside of the USA. This is due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl. If you purchase this item to be shipped outside of the USA, we’ll determine whether the regulations apply to your order, and will contact you with more information if necessary
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