It appears to make some difference? Can you hear the difference?
It's not more fun than playing your guitar, but you can still play your guitar while giving it the Tonerite treatment. You take the Tonerite off, play it, then put it back on when you're done. Unless, that is, you've figured out how to play 24/7 for a week (please share your secret ). I found it helped the guitar sound better and I have several guitars I can play at any given time, so if one is getting treatment, I won't lack for something to play.I've never tried one. Maybe it makes your acoustic sound better. Can't imagine it being more fun than just playing your guitar. There are so many other gear related items I'd rather spend my money on before something like this.
So if you leave it on your guitar for 3 or 4 days, trying to get your guitar to sound better thats 3 or 4 days I could have been just enjoying how my guitar sounds now.
Appeal to tradition is a logical fallacy. We also got along "just fine" for generations without antibiotics, cars and running water .There may be some value to it, but I generally play the crap out of new guitars when I get them so I don't really require artificial means. Most of my instruments hang on the walls, exposed to every vibration and sound wave that happens here (stereo, TV, lessons, recording, the rumble of trucks passing by...I mean, when I sneeze every instrument starts ringing) so though it may be more gradual an affect, if it does indeed help mature the tone, then I don't need a Tonerite. Years ago some folks would advocate setting their guitars in front of their stereo speakers for the same purpose.
We got along just fine for generations without, and all those classic guitar tones were achieved without. Not that we shouldn't experiment mind you, but my instincts tell me that aging a guitar should be like aging wine.
But it couldn't be just any old sneeze. Mooh, would have to teach you how to sneeze in tune.What a great line. I might steal that for a love song...
"Baby when you sneeze, every instrument starts to ring..."
Thats how I feel. Loved the sound of my guitars on day 1 and would be fine with them sounding that way from now on. The sound of a guitar maturing has to do with how much its played and the wood getting older. Technologies like the Toneright and wood torrefication try to accelerate this process and there will always be those of us that do not buy in to it or don't care. I'm not motivated to buy a device to play my guitar but I'm not saying that it doesn't work. I just don't care enough to find out for my self. If I get curious enough to find out for my self one day I'll buy one.My D18 felt tight when I first got it and it seemed to get played in over maybe a year or less but it also sounded great to begin with so no big deal. I have 3 other decent dreads and everyone of them it was "that guitar sounds great I have to buy it right now" so if all of them stayed the same as when I bought them I'd be OK with that.
That was the impression I was left with after listening to the video as well.To me it killed the briteness in the video. After the Tonerite it sounded dark and muddy which the freq analyzer backed up. Maybe it was an improvement in real life. On the video it sucked.
The pick manufacturers will love you for this post and you are right.That was the impression I was left with after listening to the video as well.
It also seemed to me that a greater difference in tone could be had by just changing the weight/material of the picked used.