Custom Tones, LLC
Home of the Ethos Overdrive

"...I have not slept
the whole night.
It was 10 hours
of constant playing.
Your Ethos
Clean Fusion Amp
is a Charm,
and it is the best
purchase I ever made,
although I have
many good amps..."
Neno Vucemilovic, Croatia
more review on Clean pg.

"...The Ethos Clean
with the Fusion Boost
is mind blowing.
The tonal palette
is unreal
and every
knob and switch
has beautifully
precise impact..."
Chris Wirth, Boston
Full review on Clean pg.

"Love the Ethos CLEAN!
With the Fusion Boost,
this thing is far
more versatile
than I had expected
 it to be!...
I had never imagined
it could pull off so many different archetypes
so well.
It's a true
Swiss Army Knife..."

Alexander Entrekin

"...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.
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 will sound direct
in a studio situation.

Kudos again for a
superior product."
Thank you!!
Jim Henry

" We just received
the Ethos Amp.
What can we say
...hmmm...We were completely floored.
What an exciting amp.  How many directions
you can go with it!!!

and we have here
16 vintage amps... 
It is a killer...!!!

The extra eq is so good (already have an Ethos Overdrive for years that
I use with our amps)
Many many
for this.
Gosia, Gosia Guitars, Belgium

 "I have been playing for 30+ years
and this is
the best tool
I've ever purchased
for tonal expression.
I suddenly hear the tones of the great players in my hands.  It's an
incredible pedal  though the word
doesn't even
do it justice.
Lindsey James Williams,

"...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

Ethos is Defined as the
"Distinctive Spirit
of a culture or an era."

                       Ethos Overdrive Guitar Pedals 
                        ALL Clean & Clean-Fusion Pedals Now Offer HRM EQ option! 
          CLEAN Amp Stacks & Preamps

                         Ethos Overdrive Preamp

                                 Ethos Power Amp

                  Ethos Overdrive AMP

                        Ethos Active FX Loop Mod

                     Ethos HRM eq Mod

             Order/ Contact Information

               Customer Feedback/Published Reviews

                    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.
  • Designed and Assembled in the USA.


                 Production Update

                  ALL CLEAN & CLEAN-FUSION Pedals
offer HRM eq option!

                                CLEAN Preamps ship within 30 days.
                                CLEAN-FUSION Pedals ship within 45 days.
                                Ethos Overdrives & Amps ship w/in 45 days.
                                Ethos Power Amps ship w/in 20 days.

Our Primary Goal is to ship your Ethos in a timely manner,
while maintaining high standards in Quality, Workmanship & Customer Service.  Ethos Pedals are designed and assembled in the USA. 

Thanks for the great feedback! 
Robbie Hall
Custom Tones, LLC



Rodney Gene Jr
"Jump Swing Blues"
Ethos CLEAN /Soft Drive
Direct to Computer

      Craig Wagner
      Ethos CLEAN Demo
      w/Buscarino Guitars

Barbie Almalbis
Recorded Direct

Tim Lerch
"Round Midnight"

Tim Lerch 
"I Remember Clifford"

Mason Razavi 
"Darn that Dream"

Rodney Gene Jr.
"T-Bone Boogie"

Rodney Gene Jr.

Upright Bass run through


Barbie Almalbis


Video 2 

Matt Marshak

Single Coil Rhythm

Custom Tones
Sound Clips


Jon Herington
Steely Dan Guitarist 
performs from his new release
"Time On My Hands"
Jon used his Ethos while recording

"The Bucket Song"

Tim Lerch 
Studio Performance
Lollar Pickups>Ethos Direct>Pro Tools.

Mats Nermark
"Double Blues"
Tyler Classic guitar>>Ethos HRM


Steve Langemo
Performs with his Ethos OD in
Colin Trusedell's new music Video
"Quartet of Jazz Death"
Rodney Gene Jr
 Performing Rockabilly

Rodney Gene Jr.
  Performing his song
"Barefoot in the Bayou".
Ethos >Bass, Acoustic & Electric Guitars. Set up: Ethos Overdrive TLE Mode, non clean channel OD

Vinnie Zummo
Joe Jackson Band Guitarist
Performs his own song
"It's Amazing"  
Steinberger>>direct into the Ethos TLE>>compressor>>Pro Tools

 Mason Razavi 
Accomplished Guitarist/Composer
Jazz Performance 

Mats Nermark
"Mail From Sue"
 Collings I-35LC>>Ethos HRM Speak Sim>>Clean Channel

Matt Marshak
 Performing live in Germany 
Ethos Pedal Clean mode>Fender Twin>Boss Delay.

Mike Pachelli 
Performing his song
"My Guitar will Say it For Me"


Thomas Tiberi

 (aka Lil' Howlin Tom)
Composed and performed the song
"Custom Tones"
Ethos Overdrive> Guitar Amp> Yamaha Guitar.

Shane Riling
Tele w/Duncan design pickups>>Ethos OD TLE mode w/ boost on El Capistan>>Direct to Logic.



Christian Schilli

Active Switch on, Clean mode, Boost off, Ethos>>Mesa Boogie Mark 1 Head/ 1973.


Patrick Yandall
 Playing live though his Ethos,
Celebrating the release of his new album
"Soul Grind"

Matt Marshak
 "Little Diddy Blues"
Ethos TLE >recorded direct into MAC computer.
No guitar amp used. 
Sound Clip page)


Information about  Artists on LINKS page

Rodney Gene Jr.

Studio Performance
Hot Country Style Guitar


News Board
  •  Tim Lerch interviewed in Vintage Guitar Magazine, June 2015 Issue!  
  • Visit Buscarino Guitars at the Chet Atkins Guitar Show in Nashville on July 8th.    Guitarists Craig Wagner and Rory Hoffman will both be at the Buscarino Booth! Craig Wagner plays Buscarino Guitars through Ethos CLEAN: Click Here


  • Rodney Gene Jr & his band "Fire in the Barn" released a 3 song live demo. The Upright bass was run through the Ethos CLEAN.  Click Here

  • Mason Razavi played through his Godin 5th Ave Jazz and his Ethos OD pedal on the new Robert Kennedy Trio album called "Big Shoes"; featuring Hammond B3 Organ, Guitar, and Drums.  See links page for contact information.


  • The Tim Lerch Trio has released a new Album called "The Carriage House Sessions Vol 1" See links page for contact information.

  • Barbie Almalbis's new solo Album "My New Heart" IS COMING SOONHer new album entitled "Radical Love", with the band Victory Worship, was no. 1 on iTunes Philippines this week! She used the Ethos Direct.  see photo & link pages. 


  • Mason Razavi's new Album "Quartet Plus" is now available.  All of the electric guitar on the record was performed through the Ethos OD pedal going into a Mesa Boogie Studio Caliber Amp.    see links page for contact info.


  • Matt Marshak has a new Album "Lifestyle". The main guitar sound is from the Ethos Overdrive Pedal>Fender Twin Amp>Rode NT1a mic in front. see links page.

  • Mats Nermark's Album "My Other Love" is now available.  He plays through the Ethos on his song "My New Ride" (sound clip on Preamp page). Edwards SA-118 guitar recorded direct through a Boss GS-10 >> Ethos Overdrive.  see links page.


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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