Fishman ToneDeq Review

May 23, 2023
David Sunnyside

fishman tonedeq review

The fishman tonedeq is the complete performance solution for acoustic musicians that combines a high quality preamp, dual effects section, tone controls, a compressor, level booster and a balanced DI all in one device. The pedal has a variety of effects that are broken up into two different sections; one for ambience effects (delay and reverb) and the other for modulation effects (chorus, flanger and tremolo). The various effects are controlled via separate buttons and can be boosted with their own boost control.

The heart of the ToneDEQ is a crystal-clear Class A instrument preamp that was designed to get the full sound from your acoustic guitar pickup. It features quality discrete Class A signal conditioning created by the leader in instrument preamp design. The ToneDEQ’s flexible outputs include a 1/4 inch amplifier output and an XLR DI output that is compatible with all standard studio power supplies. The DI features automatic ground-lifting and selectable pre/post EQ settings.

With a focus on tone-shaping rather than adding loads of unnecessary effects, the ToneDEQ uses multi-band compression and saturation to add punch and warmth to your acoustic guitar’s natural sound. It’s a great choice for those who prefer to leave their guitar unplugged and just use the pedal to add a little extra dimension to their sound. It also works well with other pedals that put more emphasis on effects and can be used as a catch-all for your acoustic guitar rig.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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