Prime Vibe was kind enough to send one of their tone enhancing products for me to test on several instruments for them. I am going to do so as soon as I can. It is similar to the Tone Rite product in some ways, except the Prime Vibe must be used with the instrument laying down. Then the product itself is an 8 watt amplifier that utilizes two speakers that lay on the top of the instrument while it plays music that comes from an MP3 player that you provide and attach to the Prime Vibe.
I have not used the Prime Vibe yet, so my comments are not related to the function or success of the system itself. My reflection at this moment is that it is a bit of a pain to use right out of the box. While nicely packaged, you have to provide the MP3 player, which I don't have. I have to get one someplace. While this is not a complicated issue in general, it requires a shopping trip to buy this item and the cord to attach it to the Prime Vibe. Then, even more time consuming, I have to load whatever music I want in the MP3. That too is not terribly complicated, but it is time consuming.
So, before I can test the product I have to buy something else that I would otherwise not buy, take time I don't have to load the MP3 and then proceed with the test. This does not reflect on the quality of the product as much as the pre marketing. It may be better to package it with an inexpensive MP3, even if the price were a little more out front. It would certainly save time for the user.
I am interested in using the product. I am open minded about it and am only reporting my initial opinion to date. The people behind Prime Vibe are very nice and trying very hard to get their product on the market. I will hopefully get an MP3 tomorrow and see if I can begin the experiment in the next couple days. I will post my results on the Prime Vibe just as I did with the Tone Rite. Just in case anyone thinks otherwise, I have no financial interest in either of these products and I don't make a single sale one way or the other on the outcome of these tests. It is just a service to the manufacturer and the mandolin public. I do not sell either of these products and have never met the people involved that I know of. Thank you.