Randall Van Dyke is the founder of Tone Specific. He is very private & does not spend much time online. Randall’s Linkedin profile is about 15 years old, but until recently it remained private, for only his close business associates to see.
Randall is credit with several innovations in the guitar pickup industry that have been applied to Tone Specific Pickups, including Virtual Stagger Technology, Dynamic Magnetic Response, Infinite Bridge Technology and Harmonic Sustain Capture. He is actively pursuing improvements in the area of acoustic/resonator pickup technology as well as acoustic amplification.
If you are here, reading this page, chances are you are already one of Randall’s growing army of customers. If this is your first encounter with Tone Specific, you should head over to youtube to hear Randall’s professional clients produce some of the most amazing guitar tones you’ve ever heard.
This webpage page is your chance to connect with Randall. You can leave a review or comment by scrolling to the bottom of this page. If you want, you can even ask a question, and we’ll try to get him to answer it for you. Randall advises a few dozen session and touring pros on everything guitar & now he can advise you too.
We encourage you to watch the short video at the top of the page about Randall Van Dyke. Still want to know more? Check out the links below that feature information about Randall.
Although he’d never admit it, you can tell really appreciates reading positive reviews. If you have a moment, let him know how much you appreciate the dedication to his craft, by scrolling down to the bottom of this page.
6 thoughts on “Randall Van Dyke, Founder of Tone Specific. Discussion Page.”
Randall, I can’t begin to thank you enough. I’ve been at this for 30 years & your pickups are life changing. You’ll go down as one of the all-time greats. If there was a Mt. Rushmore for guitar gear gurus, you be up there with Leo Fender, Jim Marshall & Howard Dumble.
I have 6 different sets of your pickups, everyone has its own distinctive capabilities. They are touch sensitive and easy to find there sweet spot. I also own some of the high end pickups that your’s will do anything they can. Thank you
Thank you Randall, your pickups are alive and kickin and warm and sweet when they need to be. The 65’s are addicting. After watching the video with all the dynamics of what goes in to them , you can understand the tone and life that these pickups bring. Thank you again!
“The 65’s are addicting. After watching the video with all the dynamics of what goes in to them , you can understand the tone and life that these pickups bring. Thank you again!” said Dee Cairoli
TS reply – We’ll pass on your kind words. Keep an eye on our youtube channel, we’ll be posting more videos about the shop, build process and design process for each set we make.
Just wanted to commend you on your excellent work. I bought a set of Deluxe 57/61 PAFs a while back and just in the last week or so I had them installed in a new guitar that I built. I must say that the videos on your website do not do justice to the quality of the sound of these pickups. I have to say I am astounded. By far the best-sounding that I’ve ever played in 30 years. In fact I’m super tired because the last three nights I haven’t been able to put the guitar down and I haven’t been getting any sleep because of it. It just sounds so frickin’ sweet. I don’t know how you do this, but bravo Guys! How’s it feel to be the best in the world at your craft? Seriously, you guys deserve some sort of innovation award. Amazing. -Alan
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“How’s it feel to be the best in the world at your craft? Seriously, you guys deserve some sort of innovation award”, said Alan Cosens
TS REPLY – Its an honor just to be nominated. Seriously though, it makes our day knowing that you will be enjoying the tone from our pickups for many years to come.