Custom Tones
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 "Custom Tones"
Composed and Performed
by Thomas Tiberi,
aka Lil' Howlin' Tom. 
Ethos Overdrive into a Guitar Amp. Yamaha Guitar.
(see links pg)

"My second order
   was a no
   based on my previous          experience with the            outstanding build
   quality and tone
   provided by
   Custom Tones"

  Ty Long 2/18/2014

THIS is the product
that revolutionized       guitar tone

Jeff B. 5/23/2013
more on review page.

  "Serious Wings
for a

   Tone Freak
Richard Sales 6/2011
       more on review pg.

"Really loving the
Ethos AMP.

Been playing gigs
with no tubes,
first time in 30+
years of gigging,
never thought this
would happen."
Jim Mencotti 1/2013
Band: Jam-Art
See links page


  This Lil Pedal Amp
       is just
  Blowing my Mind!!!"
  Steve Kubojiri 6/2012

"...I received my Ethos TLE two days ago and I'm still in Shock.

This isn't a 'pedal' even though it looks like one. IMHO the Ethos TLE is one of the finest 'Musical Instruments' I've ever seen or heard.

The sonic purity, range of tone
& lush voice make it impossible for me to call this a mere 'pedal'.

It is one of those
rare instruments
that can inspire
you to new heights and has given this 'old dog' a much needed kick in the backside.'re a
genius in my book.
A tone guru of the highest order.
I mean every word...

Simply Amazing.

I tried the Ethos
direct into my PA today (Good sized Mackie 4 way system)
and again I was
blown away how it sounded. I know
now how it'll sound direct in a studio situation.

Kudos again for a superior product."

Thank you!!

Jim Henry, 7/12/08

"Thanks a million
for the Ethos Amp,
I am loving the tone
and sensibility
on the touch!!!!..."

Joe Volante,  1/28/2013

"...just fat,

single notes
and chimey,
Fender-y type
and full...
a very rich tone
that I became
addicted to

Mighty Guru 10/07
(more on review page)

"To have an

in such a
it's worth it."
Ben Fink 5/2012
more on review pg.

"...I have achieved
jaw dropping tone combinations that were totally unexpected..."

David, 1/9/08
(more on review pg.)

Ethos is defined as
"The distinctive spirit
of a culture
or an era."

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Product Overview

The Ethos Overdrive was inspired by one of the most sought after boutique guitar amplifiers ever made.  Extensive time and attention to detail were required to emulate the tone and responsiveness of this amplifier. 

The key to the Ethos tone, is its ability to transition from clean to overdriven tones just by the articulation of the guitar pick or guitar volume control.  The Ethos not only offers great tone and touch sensitivity, it also provides a high degree of flexibility in one compact package.  It provides two independent channels with an integral boost function resulting in 3 different foot switch selectable sounds. 

Ethos Overdrive Excels in Many Applications: 

  • 2 Independent Channels added to your guitar amp      
  • Direct Interface for PA, Studio, PC, Direct Recording
  • Preamp for a power amp/speaker combination

  • The Ethos Amp offers all of the above plus an integrated 30 watt power amp.   Compact, Flexible, Powerful, Lightweight. 
                    For more details please refer to the Ethos Overdrive User's Manual.   
News Board

      March 31st, 2014   

We are Currently Shipping New Orders within 14 Days!

  • Guitarist Magazine:  The 101 Best Stomp Boxes of All Time EVER!    #74 Ethos Overdrive. "If price isn't an issue, the Ethos is arguably the best and most versatile Dxmble-chasing pedal available.  With clean and drive channels, it'll do Robben, Larry, Santana..."     December 2010 UK issue #336, pg. 44


  • Mason Razavi, Accomplished Guitarist/Composer, plays Jazz through an Ethos Overdrive.  Video Clip

  • Congratulations to Joan Sebastian for winning the The Voice Award at the Billboard Mexican Music Awards!  His pedal steel player, Bob "Boo" Bernstein and guitarist, Alejandro Blanco, Both play through Ethos Overdrives.  See Photo Pg.

  • Excellent Rodney Gene Jr. video featuring the New song "Barefoot in the Bayou".  Written, performed and produced by Rodney Gene in Austin, Texas. He plays through his Ethos with Bass, Acoustic, and Electric Guitars. Set up: Ethos Overdrive Preamp, TLE Mode, non clean channel OD.  See links page for contact information.  Click Here

  • Steely Dan guitarist Jon Herington steps forward to showcase his brilliant soloing chops like never before, with his new release  "Time On My Hands" Jon used his Ethos while recording "The Bucket Song".  Purchase his album via our links page, itunes, and Amazon.

  • Awesome Patrick Yandall video: playing live though his Ethos, and  celebrating the release of his new album "Soul Grind".  (Purchase CD at  Click Here

  • Hot Country Style Guitar video demo by Rodney Gene Jr. See links page for contact info. Click Here


  • Tim Lerch has produced a New Instructional Video called:  "The Art of Two Note Accompaniment"  He used the Ethos direct to record the guitar.


  • Mike Pachelli used his Ethos while recording his Meeting Point CD.  His song "My Guitar will Say it For Me" is posted on our Preamp page.  More info about Mike on our Links page.


  • Bill Walker, Lap Steel Guitarist, used his Ethos while recording his new album "Fields and Fences"  A duo album with Turkish guitarist/composer Erdem Helvacioglu.  See Links page. 

Production Update: 
We are now shipping orders within 14 days! 

Our Primary Goal: is to ship your Ethos in a timely manner, while maintaining high standards in quality and workmanship.          

Thanks for the great feedback! 

Robbie Hall
Custom Tones, LLC


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"Thank you for designing this piece of jewelry, it sounds fabulous" 
Francois Carpentier, France, 1/19/2013

"...The Amp version is something I would never have dreamed would work so perfectly!"  Sampo Kantele, 9/2012 (more on review page)

"The Ethos AMP will buy me redundancy on the amp level as well as the
effects level. 
What a very useful piece of gear!"
  Bob Shimizu 4/2012 (more on review page)

"...I just love this pedal.  I've been waiting for something like this for 40 years!!!  Finally, great tones right out of the box.  I gigged with it recently and the comments
I got from my band mates were more than positive.  They just couldn't believe the improvement in my sound and apparently I played better!

So, does the Ethos make you a better player?  Well I'm here to say... it just might!  Fabulous work...

I've been in the MI biz for close to thirty years and have sold many different
products, but I have to say this is the only product I've seen worth every penny."

Brad Strickland, 1/23/2010

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