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Joey Sturgis Tones Toneforge Jason Richardson Review

Joey Sturgis Tones Toneforge Jason Richardson Review

The Joey Sturgis Tones Toneforge Jason Richardson plugin has been sitting in my collection for a while now. I’ve been meaning to try it out, but with the constant stream of new amp sims being released recently poor old JR had been sadly overlooked. Well, it’s time to put that right!

Enter The Forge!

The layout is pretty standard for a JST Toneforge plugin. There are Gate, Input and Output controls along the top along with your preset manager. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear Reviews
JST Gain Reduction 2 Review

JST Gain Reduction 2 Review

Joey Sturgis Tones Gain Reduction was a hugely popular plugin for vocalists. The ease of use was a huge selling point so will adding more features in Gain Reduction 2 make it better or worse?

Let’s take a look and see. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Gear, Guitar Gear Reviews
JST Bassforge Rex Brown Review

JST Bassforge Rex Brown Review

Joey Sturgis Tones have teamed up with Rex Brown to develop a plugin to help you to recreate his classic bass tones. Rex Brown might not have received as much attention as other members of Pantera but, in my opinion, he was absolutely vital in giving the band their legendary sound. In fact, it’s hard to find a more solid bass player in metal music. Dimebag’s tone wasn’t pretty but it was effective, however, it needed a great bass tone behind it to really give it some warmth and weight. Rex Brown found the ideal tones to do just that and add an extra dimension of his own.

Can the same great tones be found in a plugin? Let’s find out. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Gear, Guitar Gear Reviews
JST Bus Glue Joel Wanasek Review

JST Bus Glue Joel Wanasek Review

The Joey Sturgis Tones Bus Glue Joel Wanasek is a series of bus glue compressor plugins created by Joey Sturgis Tones in collaboration with Joel Wanasek. Each compressor has been designed to be quick and simple to use so you spend as little time as possible tweaking controls.

The collection includes Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Gear, Guitar Gear Reviews
JST Toneforge Menace Demo

JST Toneforge Menace Demo

I got the JST Toneforge Menace plugin last night so I thought I’d give it a quick test before I write a review and make a proper demo video next week.

The sound you hear is pretty much the default settings with minimal tweaking. It’s very tight so should be great for something more metal. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Gear, Guitar Gear News
Joey Sturgis Tones Toneforge Misha Mansoor Review

Joey Sturgis Tones Toneforge Misha Mansoor Review

When Joey Sturgis Tones teamed up with Misha Mansoor, they created one of the hottest plugin releases of the year. Developed by JST and Misha to get his signature guitar sounds, it has proven to be a hugely successful plugin. Let’s take a look and see why it’s so popular. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Gear, Guitar Gear Reviews