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What does the post Brexit trade deal mean to customers & orders placed from outside of the UK

What does the post Brexit trade deal mean to customers & orders placed from outside of the UK

I thought it would be useful to put an article together explaining things regarding the post-Brexit trade deal and what effect it will have on any customers from Europe looking to place an order. Many of my customers are based across Europe and have built up a great relationship with many of you over the years, so do hope this info will help make things clearer in terms of costs. Truthfully, the the big mixture of info out there can be a bit confusing. I've spent some time double checking everything to make sure this will be correct and will hopefully help any of you from the EU looking to place an order know what to expect in regards to the costs involved now.
07 January, 2021 by James P Gascoigne
Product spotlight - The CTS Push/Pull pot & coil split wiring

Product spotlight - The CTS Push/Pull pot & coil split wiring

Push/Pull pots have been incredibly popular for guitarists for many years as they can help with alternative switching and tonal options without any real changes to the aesthetics of your guitar or the need to drill additional holes. They're regular pots but with an on/on DPDT switch mounted to the back casing allowing for some interesting wiring styles to be achieved.

If your control cavity allows (in regards to space available) then the CTS PCB Push/Pull pot is a superb, high quality option for your alternative switching needs. But does appear a little different to other equivalent push/pull pots on the market so I though it would be good to do a little spotlight on it and hopefully help explain those differences.
05 January, 2021 by James P Gascoigne
Descendant Vibrato arm tension adjustment & routine maintenance tips

Descendant Vibrato arm tension adjustment & routine maintenance tips

I have recently put together this little video on how to install and adjust the tension of the vibrato arm in your Descendant vibrato unit. The Descendant features a really cool locking and adjustable collet for the arm, which allows you to set the swing tension of the arm. From fully loose and swinging or stiff so it stays put (a little like a bigsby arm for example), whatever your preference it can be set and locked in position, but still be able to remove the arm easily without having to adjust every time.

But also, Descendant highly recommend some routine maintenance to the system to ensure it lasts well for many years to come. After all, we might clean our fretboards each string change, so why not also look after some heavy use components too. This video touches on that which might be helpful!
02 January, 2021 by James P Gascoigne

Ethos

Curated by James P Gascoigne, the 'Home of Tone' is a humble collection of guitars, parts & accessories that have been individually selected to be represented here for their quality, design and the brand in question's shared passion for the guitar.

I certainly don't consider the Home of Tone as re-writing the book on guitar store approach, but instead see this venture as writing my own book about what I love about the guitar; the instrument that has provided inspiration in numerous facets of my life from an early age.

All I hope, is that you find the Home of Tone a place share your passion for guitars with me. The stores name is a bit of fun ultimately, but the intention is from the heart and since the humble beginnings in 2015 it seems there are so many of you that can relate to the approach. For that, the least I can say is Thank You.

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