Tone Factor is Closing

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Valerus, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Tone Factor just posted on its Facebook page that the company is closing its doors.
    Tone Factor | Facebook

    You can use this coupon to get 15% items: APR15

    Kinda sucks that a reputable effects pedal distributor is closing its doors...
  2. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    That is a huge bummer. I have nothing but great things to say about Brad and Tone Factor.
  3. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I'm sure Brad won't be walking away from the pedal industry full stop and I know Mojo Hand will still be being produced.

    But yes sad times :(
  4. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    Wow... that's a bummer. Hopefully, Brad will land back on his feet in the industry.
  5. G.Bisson

    G.Bisson Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    That is a bummer. Even bigger downer that their website is having server errors so I can't take advantage of the coupon!

    oh well, another one bites the dust. Their youTube videos were pretty good, for not being bass :ninja:.
  6. fishtx

    fishtx Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Genzler Amplification/Spector Basses/Mojo Hand FX
    saw this on FB...bummer...
  7. irvinz


    Nov 23, 2006
    has too much gas
    sad times indeed.
  8. alec


    Feb 13, 2000
    Perth, Australia
    They and Prymaxe are my favourite stores! Great prices and super cheap shipping to Oz.
    They were super accomodating when I accidentally bought the wrong item on their eBay store and refunded my money.
  9. Jason!


    Nov 14, 2008
    GR, MI
    Yeah this blows, I've ordered from there before and Brad was a super cool dude.
  10. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    It is a brutal, brutal time to be in their line of business. Of course I wish them every good fortune, but grimly, truthfully, I'm not too surprised by the closure. For a small retailer with luxury products, competing in an oversaturated market, being undercut at every turn, it's like being in an underfed raggedy flock of wildebeests with hyenas all around, watching each other get picked off one by one.
  11. pantherairsoft


    Apr 22, 2009
    Derby, UK
    Harsh times & harsh news. Wish them well though.
  12. Funkinthetrunk

    Funkinthetrunk Registered User Supporting Member

    A luthier friend of mine says in these times, it kinda of hard to sell luxury items, when we don't have money for luxury items.
  13. jetofuj


    Jun 16, 2008
    Sad, indeed. It was my favourite on-line store!
  14. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Kind of a shame, I went there to see what it was and I'm really enjoying looking around there. He has a lot of pedals I haven't seen anywhere else.
  15. andvari7


    Aug 28, 2004
    I echo the sentiments of everyone here. Their service was fantastic, and they had things that nobody else carried. I will miss them dearly.
  16. Tone Factor will be missed for sure!
  17. Smurf-o-Deth

    Smurf-o-Deth Nothing to fret over. Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2007
    The state of denial.
    Low times in effectsville. Absolutely one of my favorite effects retailers. Vaya con carne, Tonefactor.
  18. rsmith601


    Apr 14, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Chairman, Source Audio
    Brad was great. Very nice folks. Sad news, indeed.
  19. NortyFiner

    NortyFiner Drunken Sailor Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Portsmouth VA USA
    Trying to look through the site for any pedals on my wish list, and having all kinds of server problems. Wonder if that's a contributing factor, or maybe just high traffic from the bad news. :(
  20. xray

    xray Guest

    Feb 15, 2009
    Kona, HI
    Excellent take - tough times indeed. They were one of the few etailers that always offered coupons. Thanks Brad.