Steve Lukather was an early tester of ToneConcepts’ award-winning pedal, “The Distillery”, which quickly became an essential component of his sound and earned a permanent place on his pedalboard.
“The sound wizards at ToneConcepts blew me away with “The Distillery”, so I went straight to them to develop an enhanced version for my first-ever custom pedal,” says Lukather.
“The Luke” is an innovative and musical tone-shaping preamp boost with unparalleled power, transparency and tonal flexibility that takes any guitar and amp combination to the next level of musical bliss.
”The Luke is my secret weapon that helps me sound great onstage and in the studio. And it will do the same for you,” says Lukather.
Extensively tested by Lukather, “The Luke” features hand selected components for an open and refined sound. The new pedal also features an improved control layout with custom pot tapers resulting in improved control, fine tuning and usability whether you’re playing in a garage or a stadium.
“The Luke” is housed in an octagonal pedalboard-friendly roadworthy case that features a unique cartoon by ‘Astro’. From subtle enhancements to drastic tonal changes, “The Luke” unleashes your guitar’s range of possibilities.
A New Class of Pedal
Since 2008, ToneConcepts Inc. has tested gear with some of the world’s leading guitar players on the stage and in the studio.
In early-2013, ToneConcepts approached several artists with a few simple questions: What’s missing? What haven’t you found? What problem needs to be solved? Pro guitarists wanted a pedal that would help them shape their tone through their own rigs or rented backlines and that could make any amp sound better. All while retaining the true character of a great player, guitar and amplifier. The Distillery is the result!
Designed and manufactured by ToneConcepts Inc. in Toronto, Canada, The Distillery is the first in a series of products developed in collaboration with some of the world’s best guitarists. This innovative new line is aggressively priced and addresses the discerning needs of professional touring musicians.
What The Distillery Does
The Distillery gives players up to 20dB of pure flexible power that sounds completely transparent. Whatever cables and pedals you run though, The Distillery will make you sound as if you’re playing your guitar straight into your amp. We’ve also developed a sophisticated tone-shaping circuit that can give your humbuckers a singlecoil edge and your single coils some humbucker body & punch.
The Distillery has been tested and approved by some of the world’s best tone-wranglers:
- Jim Campilongo
- Nels Cline (Wilco, Nels Cline Singers)
- Zane Carney (John Mayer)
- Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
- Vince Gill
- Buddy Guy
- Julian Lage
- Sean Lennon
- Los Lobos (David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Louie Perez)
- Steve Lukather
- Robert Randolph
- Kenny Wayne Shepherd
- Alex Skolnick (AST, Testament)
- Dweezil Zappa
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