Chasing Tone - Guitar Podcast About Gear, Effects, Amps and Tone

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 Oct 30, 2021
Awesome, funny, informative, interesting podcast.

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Welcome to the Chasing Tone Podcast! Join Brian Wampler, Blake Wyland, Richard Oliver, and other guests as they talk about guitars, guitar pedals, amps, and other guitar gear, answer questions, and discuss all things guitar related as well as how to get the most out of your gear to get the best guitar tone. There will be a healthy dose of off-topic nonsense as well as a look at all things happening in the world of guitar, music, our work at Wampler Pedals, and the music industry in general. If you suffer from G.A.S. or just simply like to listen to gear podcasts, you'll love Chasing Tone.

Episode Date
385 - Adele's Spotify commandments and Wampler Guitars
2964

Brian, Blake and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

Brian has found a new 335 style semi-hollow, and he is dreaming about buying one, but it's not in stock and he is not happy. His search continues, and Richard mentions an off-the-wall brand for him to try but Brian is hanging on to his pedal bucks. So the guys talk about Brian's DIY skills and his levels of desire to build his own guitar line.

Richard's favorite female crooner, Adele, has changed the way we listen to music on Spotify and this sparks some debate. Blake is not a big Spotify user and has some good reasons for this including their streaming royalties. He also made a different dinner for Thanksgiving and tells us all about it whilst Brian looks on in wonderment.

Brian has played a gig and he had a fantastic time and the guys chat about it and rapidly discover Brian may have forgotten one or two significant details...but it is not really an issue as the amount of joy in Brian's voice is palpable and wondrous.  He took his 335 too just to be extra punk and no one buys it. The guys then chat about Country music and Richard shows his complete lack of knowledge despite watching a documentary and getting Kenny Rogers mixed up with Willie Whatsisface...

Blake's lighting arrangement, Thrice plugging, Xbox naming hassles, Unpopular Guitarpinions, Tater guitars, Brian and the Unknowns...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!

We are on Patreon now too!
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Dec 01, 2021
384 - Brass Against and Boomer Bends - Well that's one way to gain fame and notoriety I suppose
3038

Brian, Blake and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

Blake tells us all about his pirate fantasy as we delve back into the world of tone chasing once more and he talks about an interestingly housed pedal from an eco friendly source. Richard has seen the new Fender Player Acoustasonic and he still wants one but he feels he isn't ready to spend that much money. Brian on the other hand is not interested unless it's made by Charles Whitfill and diverts the conversation into the painful world of pedal naming.

It's the 2 year anniversary of the launch of the Wampler Terraform and the guys talk about how much they love that particular tiny little bundle of modulation goodness. Richard also drops some hints about some products that Wampler have been working on.

There was some news this week about the lead singer of a band called Brass Against - you may have already heard about them in the news - and their lead singer's now infamous stunt at a festival. Was it a travesty or was it marketing cunning at its finest - we are certainly all talking about it and Brian considers the pros and cons of this type of approach to marketing.

Tim Henson and boomer bends, Brian's Shuttle, Dr. Hook, Rubber asphyxiation suits, the return of the Wamp stamp...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!

We are on Patreon now too!
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DIY mods:
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Nov 24, 2021
383 - Introducing Tater Shwift and is there a new music revival happening?
3026

Brian, Blake and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

The guys have some technical issues as they go to record and this makes Richard 5% more angry and so Brian and Blake take it upon themselves to audition their British accents.  Richard nearly bought a new pedal but was confused by the wording in the specs. Luckily Brian pointed out how stupid he was being (well, actually he lets us into a little industry secret) and all was well in the world. 

There is an untypical serious moment as the guys look at the tragedy that occurred at the Astroworld festival and some interesting views are shared. It is not a subject that gets the normal lighthearted treatment, and there is a lot of speculation as nobody knows the full details,  but the guys felt it needed to be discussed.

There's a gorgeous looking new Wah pedal on the market which the guys look at before complicating matters with scurrilous rumors. Industry experts have made a large prediction about the state of the industry which the guys discuss before looking to the aforementioned Taterson "Shwifty" Shwift.  

Cheese Donuts, Techno Viking, Exposure bucks, Ad rants, The James Bond chord...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!

We are on Patreon now too!
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DIY mods:
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Nov 16, 2021
382 - Batweiser beer, Fender shopping, and Analogman fakes
3737

Brian, Blake and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

The guys reflect on last week's guest appearance from the GristleMeister Greg Koch and Richard has already ordered a beanie. The guys then talk about the news from Chase Bliss and Cooper FX and Blake has some insights into the origins and back story of the deal - some of which sound very familiar to the situation Brian found himself in.  Brian then gives us some insight into the inner workings of a pedal company and the things that excite him about the business. 

Fender have bought Presonus in a move that brings them firmly into the world of DAW software and hi tech music production hardware so the guys talk about what this may or may not mean before flying off on a total tangent.  Brian then tells us about a video that Mike from Analogman posted showing him destroying fake King of Tone pedals which caused some controversy on the internet.

JHS bought out their take on the classic RAT circuit with their new multi rat pedal and Brian gives us a view on the technology with a wry look at some of the criticism that has been unfairly piled on JHS. Richard then imagines an ultimate fighting competition between Josh and Brian and it just gets very silly.

Robot Tuners (AGAIN), Internet Armchairs, Wampler bedspreads, Wish suggestions, the 27 club...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!


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DIY mods:
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Nov 10, 2021
381 - Greg Koch - The King of Gristle!
3283

Brian, Blake and Richard are joined by special guest Greg Koch this week with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

Disturbing and glorious! This episode opens at full speed and doesn't let up - so strap yourself in and prepare for the journey. Greg gives us a vast number of cool insights into his background and musical career whilst keeping us all hugely entertained with his trademark sense of humor and gristle based panache.

Greg has some signature pedals - including the Diabolical Gristle Tone Manipulator -  so Brian asks a little bit about them and how they came to be before the inevitable conversation about food leads on to a little talk about Greg's journey to his current tea(coffee)-total state via Keith Moon's biography...I did say it would be a wild ride.

There are some serious points raised when Greg raises his own unique personality traits and how they defined the beginning of his life - he speaks pretty candidly and doesn't shy away from the truth. He also gives some great advice about how to get started in the music business, what it takes, what it doesn't take, and how he made it through all of the pitfalls that were placed in his way. You are definitely not going to want to miss this one!

We had a great time recording this show, Greg was a lot of fun and we definitely enjoyed our brief trip to electric gristleland so sit back, pour yourself a coffee, and enjoy this week's Chasing Tone!

Check Greg's website out and buy some cool merch:
https://www.gregkoch.com/

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Nov 02, 2021
380 - How to stop your pedal battery from draining rapidly
3740

Brian, Blake and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

Would you buy a Brian Wampler action figure ? Of course not because you are not deranged, but if you did, what accessories would it ship with? What about super cheap pedals? Are you into those? The guys have their say on a new range of ultra budget pedals that have just been announced. 

Brian has one simple trick to make your battery last longer in your pedal - you don't want to miss this stunning revelation. There have been more guitar related crimes (and not just Richard's playing) but there's a nice twist in this story, which leads us into a fascinating mini history of a surprising custom shop that made some interesting guitars. 

Richard attempts (very unconvincingly) to hoodwink Blake into believing there are bizarre fashion related rules in the UK and fails. The guys then talk about playing a guitar with a bow and it turns out Brian has already bought something...

Opaque pedals, Hillbilly Dentistry, 90s Styling, Action Figures, The green taint...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone! 


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Oct 27, 2021
379 - Did we just get cancelled?
3491

Brian, Blake and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

Brian woke up one day to find the Wampler Instagram account had disappeared. What happened to it ? Did Richard's memes cause more offence than normal? Did Brian's singing cause some form of sonic weapon based activity which resulted in a ban? Or was it just a hideously horrible random incident? The guys chat about the incident, the major annoyance it caused, and how they resolved it with some assistance from Blake and some other utter legends.  

Whats the longest you've gone between starting to learn and finishing to learn a guitar solo ? Richard had a mental block over something relatively simple but set himself a challenge to fix a multi decade laziness issue.  Blake cannot remember when he last learned someone else's solo and the guys chat about learning other people's work and the concept of finger acrobatics versus playing music. 

Do you have a nice acoustic guitar? Brian maybe entering his new age hippy period and he's thinking about a new acoustic so the guys have a little chat about it before exploring the capitol city of pedal builders. Google have included a guitar tuner in their search page and it works pretty well so the guys check it out as well as some new tube based pedals.

Follicle related challenges, Blakealikes, Brian speaks yoof, SMS stylings, VR Headsets, The Vibrating Oscillation ...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!


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Oct 20, 2021
378 - Can you shred with a pedal built into your guitar?
3467

Brian, Blake and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!


Blakes been to Nashville and has eaten his entire bodyweight in biscuits and gravy and various animal products  - he may have also bought some new toys. Brian has taken note of some new guitars with built in Chase Bliss effects and the guys chat about how it might work for them and Brian offers to become fully sponsored by Chase Bliss as long as he can wear his Wampler brand Boxer shorts.


Was Elvis Presley a Spy for Richard Nixon? At the peak of Beatlemania, it is alleged that Richard Nixon asked Elvis Presley to go and spy on John Lennon and report back on how the Beatles were destroying the youth culture of the innocent American children. The guys chat about this and why Elvis possibly wasn't the best choice of undercover spy...


How do you get started as a small band? And how do you make money? A lot of musicians have had to take side jobs to create a stable income on top of gig money and the guys talk about the challenges of playing and earning in 2021.  


Brian's Romantic tales, The Original JHS, Social Media downtime conspiracy theories, Buzz Aldrin, Nerding out over Hard Drives, James Bond...it's all in this weeks Chasing Tone!


We are on Patreon now too!
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Oct 13, 2021
377 - Vintage Guitars, Fiery Bebop, Travis Feaster, and Richard is a !*$£@!
3751

Brian, Travis and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!


This week we are joined once again by the legend in his own lunchtime, Travis Feaster,  who immediately raises the tone by discussing his wife's Tik Tok activities and Richard doesn't notice that he was using his room mic for the first 10 minutes and berates himself muchly. There are some beeped swears.  The guys chat about other long running podcasts in the same space and touch a little on the history of the Chasing Tone podcast and gear podcasts.


How good are you with a bottleneck / slide on an electric? Richard has been practising and realised he has a long way to go, and the guys chat a little about Derek Trucks and slide technique in general.  Do you like sunburst finishes? Apparently John Mayer doesn't and this also becomes a point of discussion. Travis uses this as an opportunity to mention his '64 Strat which makes small parts of Richard very envious. Ok all of him. 


Do you visit your local Guitar Center while high? No of course you don't - you are not that guy from Chattanooga...or are you? Travis introduces us to his new invented word and the guys chat about various substances and immediately regret it.  He then gives us some valuable insight into how to find the vintage guitar of your dreams - you wont want to miss this bit as he gives a clue about the next bargain collectable guitar. 


Tik Tok leggings,  Weird Al Yankovic,  Knockoff mics, Influencers in the wild, MGK vs Slipknot pt. 2, The Sopranos...it's all in this weeks Chasing Tone!


We are on Patreon now too!
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DIY mods
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Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com

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Oct 06, 2021
376 - Who's Roger Waters?? Dave Kilminster joins us for a chat...
3692

Brian, Blake and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!


We have a bit of a different episode this week as we are joined by the insanely talented Dave Kilminster, a musician who has come from the mean streets of Bristol, UK (very similar to Indiana according to Richard - but he mixes up two Wurzels songs so what does he know?) via Keith Emerson, Steven Wilson and Roger Waters. Thats not a bad CV and we haven't even touched on half of it!


Starting out with a catastrophic injury that would have finished many people off before they started guitar wise, Dave went on to win a UK competition and had an established music teaching career before playing with some cast iron UK legends and he tells us about his early influences and the musical journey so far. There is a fair bit of Pink Floyd content here (I wonder who is to blame there), and he talks extensively about emulating David Gilmour, but there is also a whole load more and Dave gives us some very cool insights into touring and playing to a global stage. 


We touch on Dave's Gear of course, and we learn some of the secrets he has learned about Gilmour's tone, and Richard fails massively to not be awestruck or convince Brian of his need to listen to more Floyd.  He may be convinced to buy a Tele with a Whammy bar though. We talk about pickups and we talk about Dave's solo work and his upcoming album where he gets to be himself and how starting off listening to diverse musical styles really helped hone his skills.  Blake is not to blame for the rise of streaming and tells us so pretty concisely. 


Black Sabbath,  Dave Grohl,  How to audition properly, Electrocuted finishes, Dub side of the moon....it's all in this weeks Chasing Tone!


We are on Patreon now too!
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DIY mods
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Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com

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Sep 28, 2021
375 - Bedroom Guitarists, the new Wampler pedal, Brian fights Robbie Williams
3721

Brian, Blake and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!


Have you ever foraged for mushrooms? No, not the ones that make you see faeries, the ones that offer sustenance...Blake has and tells us about it. Richard has listened to a podcast where Jo Wood, the former wife of Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, interviews some  of her fellow celebrity UFO fans, and he tells us the story that stuck in his mind about Robbie Williams before Brian tells us about his schoolyard fighting days.


Whats the largest concert you ever went to? The guys talk about some ridiculous numbers Richard found out about whilst looking into some of the world's biggest concerts. This leads Brian to worry about the practicalities and then discuss bass guitar heroes including the bass player Darren Wall who stopped a shooter and is our Hero of the Week. Someone stole some instruments from one of Blake's friend’s bands (Kaonashi) and he is mad...and rightly so! In terms of thievery, almost nothing is worse than stealing someones tools and stopping them from working. 


Some people use the term "Bedroom Guitarist" as an insult to the level of skill a guitarist has, but the guys do not agree.  However you make your music, as long as you enjoy it, it is all good.  What if you work with guitars for a living - is it still fun? Find out what the guys think in this episode. Richard has one of Brian's new prototypes and it has surprised him despite his familiarity with the architecture...


Crowds of millions, Inverting Op-amps, Joe Perry, Studio toys, 1972 Plexi amps, Tremelo pedals, Smokey amps, Investing in guitars ... It's all in this week's Chasing Tone!

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Sep 22, 2021
374 - Its not a phase mom, Blakebob Squarepants, Iron Maiden's Secret Chest, Click tracks
3278

Brian, Blake and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!


Support Woes! Brian is feeling mega-ranty because he doesn't understand why internet induced impatience has led to people asking social media for support first instead of  contacting the company's support. Hear him seethe as Richard and Blake poke the bear with a big stick.  He does have a point though.


Brian is finding the internet a stressful environment currently and Richard suggests some relaxation techniques. One of them involves Bacon and Ice cream. It didn't quite have the desired effect on Brian but he says he will try anything once if bacon is involved. But not if cookies are required. Richard teases us with the next Wampler release but is typically coy, and he also has a page turner for when he practices learning Tab but he feels he also needs a big cape for his keyboard solos.


Should Brian downsize his guitar collection? No of course he should not. Blake and Richard reassure him that 16 is the very bare minimum he can live with. How do you decide how many you should keep? Do you get emotional with guitars as art pieces? And what about rotating them in your playing - do  you like to swap out your playing guitar regularly?? By the time you answer this we may have all been transported to Proxima Centauri to reseed the human population with Bruce Dickinson anyhow...


Ratsbane, Zuckerspammary, Punching koalas, Angry answerphone messages, Superbrian, Neon green guitars, Portishead... It's all in this week's Chasing Tone!


We are on Patreon now too!
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Sep 14, 2021
373 - Dumble Jam, The Woodshed Guitar Experience, Electric Cars
3321

Brian, Blake and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!


Brian's been to the Woodshed Guitar experience in Nashville and relays the event's happenings. He was not happy with his initial choice of accommodation but it was probably all forgotten about as soon as he discovered the ancient art of drunken trampolining. Are you a high maintenance individual? Turns out Brian might be...listen in on his outrageous demands and his morning routine nuances and caffeination expectations. Oh he also jammed with Brent Mason and (virtually) salivated over Robben Ford's Dumble.


Brian has secret Jazz leanings and this has blown Richard's mind. Its not just cabbage related but maybe there is a a reference point. Can Richard influence Brian with more random prog rock? Probably not, but he tries, and discovered Brian knows his 80's pop! We also discover that Brian played another instrument in the past...


Blake has had a go in a Tesla and he liked it...he liked it a lot. So much so that Brian really, really wants one. But he hates driving! He wants something totally autonomous that drives him around his estate in style so he can just kick back with a craft IPA and his crispy new balance shoes. Did you know there were Eggs hidden in the Tesla ? And not the chocolatey type either.


Are pedals the baseball trading cards of the music world? Brian laments over his new revelation, possibly formulated under the influence of excess caffeine, and the guys talk about the concept of collectables. Richard has opinions, some of them make vague sense, the rest are just his normal ranty outbursts.


Angry Englishman, Some artists are terrible people, Brian's Flippage, a terrible dad joke, Redbull bike festival, Horse dancing ... It's all in this week's Chasing Tone!


We are on Patreon now too!
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DIY mods
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Sep 08, 2021
372 - Pummelling phasers, Replacing pickguards, Capacitors and Resistors
3160

Brian, Blake and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!


Is Brian the Larry David of the pedal world? He certainly resembles him according to Richard and the guys chat about some TV before Blake notices Brian isn't paying full attention. Strymon have released a new Phaser with an interesting name and Richard loves the look of it. Brian is not yet convinced but the guys chat about it and whether or not you need that many options for a phaser before Blake waxes lyrical about the depths of modulation he wishes to reach before the guys talk about pedal aesthetics and minimalism.


Fender have announced the new Player Plus range and they are going to sit right at the top end of their "Made in Mexico" line with some colors that got leaked. This causes Brian to go to an Italian website and he becomes confused by cookies. Mmm...Cosmic Jade...and is Dark Night the Antigua burst of this generation of Fender guitars?


Richard has attempted the simplest piece of guitar modification possible - and it went horribly pear shaped - so he tells us about exactly what went wrong and why you should listen to the advice of others. Except him. He's one of the top three stupidest people on this episode. The guys try and sell him on the benefit of a decent soldering station. Yes, it got nerdy as hell at this point.


Is there anything nicer than a sea-foam green guitar? What about a sea-foam green guitar back scratcher? How about one branded by Joe Bonamassa? Yes, we have sent our hard earned dollars to the Joe B marketing machine and the guys perform a "live" review.  At the time of recording Blake was preparing to talk to Misha Mansoor of Periphery and the guys look a little at his music and his business.


Maximum Self Oscillation, Nu-X or Nux, The Hot Tub of manly diseases, The Geriatric Eagles, Disgusting plastic wrap, Soldering stations... It's all in this week's Chasing Tone!


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Aug 31, 2021
371 - Daniel Steinhardt from The GigRig and co-host of That Pedal Show
3398

Brian, Blake and Richard are back and joined by Daniel Steinhardt in an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!


This week we are stoked to have Daniel Steinhardt from The GigRig.com and That Pedal Show joining us for a lengthy chat about capacitors and resistors. He tells us a fantastic story about Yoshi from BOSS and his origins in engineering, and then spins off into telling us all the story of how he went from a touring guitarist to running his own electronics company. It's sounds very much like it has been quite the awesome journey so far!


Brian get's to test his hillbilly Englo-stralian accent on a real Australian, and Dan talks a little bit about his early influences and the music scene down under before he had his first quasi-religious experience with a classic pedal.  It sparked a lifelong love of pedals and that certainly comes across with a natural passion that shines through in Dan's stories. 


Dan also tells us a lot about his amazing relationship with industry legend and his partner in crime Mick Taylor, and the guys find out about how That Pedal Show came to be. He also tells us about the work that goes into that show before breaking down his dream rig - and Dan has definitely played played through one or two pieces of kit in his time.  He's even given Brian some more food for thought and perhaps a new purchase looms on the horizon? 


We all take a different musical journey in life, and Dan's video last year made us all think about our own love of the instrument, of music, and the circles we keep as we make our own way through this journey and our own connections to creativity. The podcast may get deep at some points so strap yourself in for a ride it's not your usual episode...


The Last Blockbuster, Elgar's beard, Hear the guys all say 'wow' like Owen Wilson, Roger Mayer, Natural feel for pedal order, Brians RF Chicken coop ... It's all in this week's Chasing Tone!


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Aug 24, 2021
370 - Onlyfans (of electronics), Dave Grohl Pranks, Snake Theory, Parts Shortage
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Brian, Blake and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!


Something has happened to Brian and Blake - they've started to talk all polite and well mannered - has Richard infected them with a dose of Britishness? Did you catch Dave Grohl trolling some mean folk? The guys chat with reverence and awe over his amazing prank delivery and the concept of a mobile stage, arial guitar licks, and paintball guns.


Is Brian wearing any pants? Are they underpants or overpants, it's all very confusing for him, and becomes doubly so when the conversation moves on to the famous actor Idris Elba who Brian has never heard of. Logan Paul? Different story...Remember last week when Brian found a four inch snake? Well this week he encountered a relative and had to dispatch it humanely. He expounds on his theory about snakes, you wont be disappointed by it before he and Blake ponder life on the road.


Brian has come up with a new circuit! Its got him all excited and he drops a hint about what it may be...#itdefinitelyisntametalzone. Meanwhile, the gear industry is suffering from a major parts shortage, and we find ourselves bidding against major companies and governments for precious  OpAmp chips.


Theres a special jack socket out that makes a bold claim about its advantages. The guys chat about this and the marketing of it and then a little bit of schooling on jacks and TRS connectors. Brian's off to this years Woodshed Guitar Experience and gives us a little preview.


Smoking caffeine, Richard's rumored water bong, Frog / Centipede horrors, Digi-der-oos, Mojo by the gallon, Never fix your bosses sons' laptop... It's all in this week's Chasing Tone!


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Aug 18, 2021
369 - Imminent Tube Shortage, Brad Paisley, G.A.S. is about the chase
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Brian, Blake and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!


Do you think the best part of Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S) is the chase? You know, that period when you have ordered something but it is yet to come and you soak up everything the internet has to offer? Its Blake's birthday and he has ordered a special guitar and is almost ready to graduate to long trousers, Brian is contemplating giant displays, and Richard is shaking his fist at a cloud...before some rude person with a clipboard angers the resident canine alarm system. 


Greta Van Fleet have turned a series of humorous memes aimed against them into marketing success via TikTok so the guys give us their views on the platform before breaking down some old fashioned marketing trends versus more modern personality based marketing. Blake hasn't taken to TikTok as much as Brian but maybe this is about to change.


Is there about to be a tube shortage? Mike Matthews' latest prediction may not be all its cracked up to be and Richard shows off just how stupid he is before professor Brian Google schools him...and what about tube based pedals, how will it affect those and how in fact do they do what they do so darn well?


Brian took a trip to see Brad Paisley and hung out back stage. He may drop a hint or two and may have accidentally played one or two guitars that perhaps he shouldn't have...


RIP Dusty Hill, Dirty Honey, Tiny snakes, Giant monitors, Frogs... It's all in this week's Chasing Tone!


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Aug 11, 2021
368 - The Magnetosphere, Gibson Records, Artists and Social media, Wah-stash
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Brian, Blake and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast! 

Gibson has announced that it intends to launch a record label and the guys chew this over before pondering the idea of the Mega Music Corporation. Will this be a positive move? Will they take over the world? Is Joe B flying to space in a Gibson Rocket? Brian is a fan of the idea, and wonders if he can start something similar and Blake talks about the "New Artist Model" that is prevalent. Do you care about the views of artists you love ? Richard doesn't always, and  believes that social media has made everyone a critic / journalist and not always with great results...


Richard tells us why he hates websites that autoplay music, especially loud music, and doubly especially when an advert plays in a window he cant find, and the one time he was asked to make a website in Comic Sans. It nearly ended his career and it then turns his ranty boomer mode up to 11. 


EHX's Mike Matthews has posted up a cryptic page on his website that talks about how he is planning to tap into a massive free energy source that could solve energy problems for all of us on planet earth. Will it work or not? Who knows, but if anyone can save us, it is Mike Matthews. Or perhaps this is a sinister plan to take over the worlds via a mesh network of Big Muffs?? 


Have you ever found something inside a pedal that wasn't supposed to be there? One of our listeners sent in a picture of a Wah pedal that had clearly been used for someone's stash...


Greasy chicken, Glenn Medeiros, Big Pharma, Hendrix plays a Gibson Strat, Brian has a new guitar, toys for idiots,  Podcast-B-Gone... It's all in this week's Chasing Tone!


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Aug 04, 2021
367 - Summer NAMM, Aluminium necks, Digital v Analog, Rick Beato, and Jeff Bezos' rocket
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Brian, Blake and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast! Brian trolls Richard expertly before telling us about his experiences at Summer NAMM and it’s not like any Summer NAMM he’s been to before so he gives us a run down of the show before literally almost performing a different kind of run down as he tries to take out the competition. He’s also been checking out some new music…well new for Brian anyhow….and Richard attempts to educate Brian on early German Power metal. Brian then speculates about Winter NAMM and the attendance levels that may or may not manifest themselves. 

IK Multimedia, the creators of Amplitube, have come out with some cool looking pedals, and the guys chat about the concept and the large footprint IK have chosen. This brings up the subject of digital versus analog pedals and then the guys talks about how digital sounds different to different people and how age affects hearing. Taste and hearing loss have varying effects on our chase for tone as mentioned by one of our listeners, so the guys chat about it. 

Rick Beato has had some copyright issues with an episode about “The Cars” and Brian discusses it before smoothly transitioning into the newly stoked up debate about streaming which has gone as far as the British parliament. Will the men in glitter be round? Blake admits he likes Wham and Richard discusses the generosity of George Michael.

Brian wants to move to Nashville, Woo-girls and pedal cars, Dodgy rocket designs, Aluminium necked guitars, it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!

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Jul 27, 2021
366 - Jazz Cabbage with the Philologist Rockmen
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Brian, Blake and Richard are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!
 
The guys talk about the Rockman and a meme that Richard made about a number of requests Wampler have been getting to make their take on it. Blake and Brian educate him a bit about the history of the Rockman, Tom Shultz, Boston, and the sounds it can make before reflecting on price gouging and rare fuzz.

Brian suffers from temporal goat non-remembrance and Blake has a new Tolkien inspired pedal that brings him much joy. The guys then realise Brian may not be up to date on his Tolkien when he crumbles under mild interrogation and Richard struggles to keep it together.

It's new amp day for Bri! Find out all about his new "dumble" inspired amp and why he had to buy it. He's also off to Summer Namm and the guys discuss the glittery outfit Amanda needs to make for Brian as he struts his stuff in the summer heat.

Brian wants to go to space, and predicts he will do one day, and the guys discuss flat earth theory, UFOs, and the myriad alien races that control the planet earth.

Dungeons & Dragons, Knob matching, Breaking into cars, the Brijazzle, Speeding Cameras, Brian's cunning disguise, Fuzzy Worms, Richard Branson, it’s all in this week's Chasing Tone!

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Jul 20, 2021
365 - Sleeping is a logistical nightmare for Brian
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Brian, Blake and Richard are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!
 
Brian is tired, so very tired, and has been burning the midnight oil on his travels to see Josh Scott from JHS Pedals in Kansas City, Missouri. He and Blake swap sleep accessory tips before Brian is forced to remove his headset as Blake tells an awful story. Richard discusses his sleeping superpower before Blake points out it may be a legitimate medical issue. 

Blake and Brian compare notes about the amazing setup JHS have and we learn a little of the professional media environment Josh has put together with his team. From broadcast tips to jamming with the guys, Brian breaks down his experience and how much he enjoyed it, and there was no mention of a giant ham but some mention of Dave lee Roth’s alternative career as a Paramedic. 

Does a popular piece of free audio software have spyware embedded? The guys chat around this controversial issue. This leads into a conversation about Ai generated music and the specific concept of bringing artists back from the dead using new technology. 

Originality is something that is often discussed in the pedal world, even though we know they are all basically tube screamer clones, and Brian has some views on this but most importantly has discovered a truly unique and original guitar pedal. We then discover a shocking dark secret about Richard's Epiphone 

Epoxy Guitars, Bone Saws, Van Halen, Custom 335s, Joe Bs Salty Vee, New Fenders, Crossroads (the movie), it’s all in this week's Chasing Tone!

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Jul 13, 2021
364 - Brian knows his onions
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Brian,  Blake and Richard are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

Brian suffers from permanent timezone confusion and so the guys talk about universal time before they drift off onto AI powered tractors, lawn mowing meditation, and why Richard’s dad is not the lead guitar player in Saxon. Brian reveals he off to Kansas to see JHS, and will be going live with Josh this week, lets see what comes out of that meeting of minds…

Blake tells us all about his new Orange cab and was surprised by the head he found he liked the best with it. He got some interesting information direct from Orange and shares his findings with everyone. 

A meme has been circulated relating to 3 stereotypical podcast hosts. Apparently all podcasts have the same three hosts and the guys wonder which apply to them. Sadly Brian doesn’t watch movies so has no idea what this means. But he has confessed to liking some Pink Floyd. Or has he?  The guys then discover that if you draw a Venn diagram to figure out where the common musical thread between them is it ends up with a surprising result.

Brian has a rant about people who unnecessarily fiddle with trim pots inside their pedals. It is not something he approves of (to put it mildly).  Richard invents the Scissor-Lift pedalboard (tm) and performs a fascinating radio mime to describe this. Is there a shortage of guitar strings? Blake has insider knowledge and Brian taps him up for his unique requirements, and the guys discuss coated strings.

Metallica covers, Blake and Brians impersonation of the St Anger snare sound,  Canadian Les Paul purchasing, Peaches, Headless guitars, Epiphones, the dark art of truss rod tweaking, its all in this week's Chasing Tone!


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Jul 06, 2021
363 - Rockin’ all over the world
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Brian,  Blake and Richard are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

Brian bemoans the software industry as he has technical issues and it fires him into rant mode. Wampler made a pedal once that people thought was too weird for us, Brian tries to relate this to cars, and the conversation drifts into hillbilly territory…

Richard discovers that Brian, and Blake, have never heard of stadium dad rock giants, Status Quo, and is audibly shook by this telecaster based injustice. We discuss the infamous telecaster mods of Francis Rossi and then Brian reveals that the team have been working hard on some new products before he fantasises about breadboarding in Starbucks.

Blake gives us an update on his Rickenbacker to vintage Orange cab trade, Richard admits he not really into vintage amps so the guys pour well deserved scorn on his silly views.  They then have a little bit of a look at Orange as a brand and Brian lowers the tone and reveals why he is the worst medical doctor to have. 

How do you approach learning? Do online methods and apps work better for you than say traditional sheet music or tab ? The guys have different views on how they take in info and which learning style works for them. Brian then declares victory on the music taste front when Richard confesses to downloading Skid Row and Dokken.

ASMR for electronics nerds, mean comments, Dad metal, Bigsby and Grunge pedals, did we mention Patreon? It’s all in this weeks episode of Chasing Tone!

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Jun 29, 2021
362 - Seven Year Anniversary Bonanza!
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Brian and Blake are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast, and this week they are joined by Travis Feaster. 

Blake's conundrum - Should he swap his 6 String Rickenbacker 360 for a vintage Orange cab? The guys discuss how Rickenbacker manufacture their guitars and Travis shares some insider info on their production process. Travis describes his haggling nature and the guys talk about gear trading in general. 

Travis taps into Brian's hip and happening nature with a question about impulse responses and the guys have an in-depth discussion about IRs and Amp simulations…and then concludes what we all know, that the SLO 30 is the greatest amp on the planet.

Brian also has a conundrum with mixing again and has been to Youtube university to learn a bit more so the guys have a chat about mixing while Blake becomes increasingly nervous about his vintage cab falling into the hands of someone who wont love it as much as him.

What are the two biggest factors in an amplifier's sound ? You may be surprised to hear it isn’t the tubes…

Blake gets angry with realtors, Travis plays “older” country gigs, Magnetic arm foolishness, it’s all in this weeks episode of Chasing Tone!


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Jun 23, 2021
361 - Solid Memery
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Brian, Blake and Richard are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. 

This week Richard learns about the wood shortage and rising prices of wood as a result whilst Brian once again avoids talking about capacitors and resistors, and Blake explains his totally legitimate theory of how to make playlists make him money whilst he sleeps....ok maybe it is slightly dodgy...

Is vegan jerky just dried bell pepper ? Perhaps rope is as tasty ? Brian and Blake are not convinced...really, Richard just needs to try Blake's Backyard Burgers and BBQ.

Spotify Premium vs Apple Music and streaming services in general - whats your preference ? Richard uses both but has some logic for why. Brian tried to listen to some of Bowie's seminal 1972 album "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust..." and is not a fan. He fails to guess what American thrash band Richard loves and then goes off on a debate with Blake about what is thrash and what is not. 

Brian is not happy with the stacked hum-bucker he installed in his Tele style Friedman guitar - he is disappointed with the lack of beef...and potentially crispiness...and then he sees an Epiphone with 3 P90s and needs some private time to reflect. The guys also touch on a little bit of the history of Bigsby too.  Brian also examines a facebook rant about pedal cloning and discusses his industry insider take on this.

John Mayer does Toto, Ninja weaponry, Aliens in 1987, the Mandela effect returns, Pedalboard Monopoly - it's all in the latest episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast! 


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Jun 16, 2021
360 - Wampler is on Fire
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Brian, Blake and Richard are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. 

The guys discuss the horrendous news that happened prior to recording - the factory where our pedals are built was damaged by a severe fire. It has caused some temporary delays, and a lot of "fun" issues, but we were absolutely bowled over by the support shown by some industry legends including Robert Keeley, Jamie from Earthquaker, and a number of other super cool folk. Meanwhile, Brian dreams of hotdogs...and attempts to explain the content of S'mores to Richard.

Blake is opening up an Only Fans account, his bodybuilding finally pays off, and the fellers also debate the newly release UAP / UFO footage. We also take a look at the marketing genius of Joe Bonamassa and his new range of gardening accessories. 

What is the difference between a regular pedal and pedal for Bass guitars ? Brian explains some of those differences before becoming wildly enraged by the sticker on his new Squier Bass. The guys also chat about the latest spat between Roger Waters and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd and draw an analogy with pro wrestling.

Pedalboard shoes, Brian sings Spongebob, then he learns to swear in English, Blake ponders Goat Yoga, Richard wants to make foot shaped shoes and regrets his chilli choices, a horrible butt shaped guitar... It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast!


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Jun 09, 2021
359 - Eurovision Spectacular
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Brian, Blake and Richard are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. 

Blake has been accused of fabricating the truth a little, so the guys explore why this was not the case,  and put the world to rights. Richard observes that the full moon may have created undue amounts of internet stupidity and then promptly puts his (size 13)  foot right in it.

Brian falls victim to multiple incidents of this stupidity and wonders why people are anti-tuner, why people think Jimmy Page didn't like pedals, and why people keep offering him "adult cuddles" in return for gear...

Richard attempts to explain the Eurovision song contest and fails miserably but does spot a Longhorn bass on stage with the Italian winners so that's ok. 

Guitars made from ammo, special edition pedals and guitars, Facebook is spying on us again, Shazam, Lasers, the Matrix - it's all in the latest episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast! 
  

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Jun 02, 2021
358 - We are playing basses now?
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Brian, Blake and Richard are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. 

The guys muse about their bass guitars and bass guitars they are wanting to acquire and talk about the difference in playing techniques from the guitar.

Mooer has released the GTRS intelligent guitar. Does a guitar need bluetooth and USB connectivity? The opinions are strong.

If you could choose a ten year (not necessarily a decade per se) period of music, what would it be? The guys talk about the eras that inspire them.

When did the guitar die? Some say that there seems to be a resurgence lately. The discussion takes a look at the idea.

Meatless pizza, the Unge pedal, DOD pedals and the guys have all been made into Lego-like figure.. It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.



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May 25, 2021
357 - Gearbox release day
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Brian, Blake and Richard are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. 

Wampler has done it again with the release of the Andy Wood signature pedal. The Gearbox has some interesting features and Brian explains how some of them work.

Have you heard about the optical hum buckers? It is based on LED technology and the guys have some thoughts on them.

Remember the Presidents of the United States of America? The band? David Dederer, guitarist for that band, posted a comment on one of Brian’s YouTube videos. That leads to a look back at the Band and their music.

Andy Ferris, Jason Isbell's new signature telecaster, the shirt, and the guys talk about one ugly a** guitar. It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.



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May 18, 2021
356 - The Epiphones are taking over
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Brian, Blake and Richard are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. Brace yourself, there is something in the air on this one. 

Richard’s Epiphone is in and Blake’s is on the way. Richard shares the excitement of what he has discovered with the new axe.

Guild guitars have released a new model. The T-Bird has raised some eyebrows. The trio give it mixed reviews and talk about some of Guild’s other offerings.

Blake picked up an Boss HM-2 pedal that  is one of those pedals that lends itself to the “this version is so much better than that version” Brian shares his frustration with that line of thinking and the guys talk about some of the tones that come out of that classic stomp box.

The last Blockbuster Video on Earth, Larkin Poe, and Richard has a fan? It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


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May 11, 2021
355 - The Pedal Movie
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Brian, Blake and Richard are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Reverb.com’s “The Pedal Movie” was released this past week. The guys welcome Michael Lux and Daniel Orkin, the creative minds behind the documentary. 

Hear about the origin of the project, the heart behind it and some of the behind the scenes moments and some of the cool stuff that they could not fit into the final cut.

It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

See The Pedal Movie Here:

Google Play

Vudu

Apple TV


DIY mods:
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books

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May 04, 2021
354 - Release the Kracken!
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Brian, Blake and Richard are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Blake is back from his visit with Josh and JHS. He talks about his appearance on their show and his trip.

Richard has finally found an Epiphone 335 and had a little prompting to buy it. He talks about what got him there.

Playing through digital gear can produce latency and it can have an affect on ones playing. The guys talk about their experience with the issue.

TikTok has come out and admitted that they are driving what music is going to go viral. it leads to an interesting discussion

Victory Amps have released the V4 The Kracken pedal preamp. Richard is in love with the artwork and Brian looks into some of it’s features.

Plant based food, Reverb data leak, and Brian has an iMDB page.  It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


DIY mods
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


Find us at: 

https://www.wamplerpedals.com/


https://www.instagram.com/WamplerPedals/


https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/


Youtube:

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Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com




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Apr 27, 2021
353 - Travis Feaster guest hosts, and has fashion tips!
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Brian and Richard visit with our old friend and Chasing Tone Alumni Travis Feaster.

Catch up on Travis’ latest ventures and what he has been up to. He talks about gigging during a pandemic and his new gig in the gear world.

Logic is a pretty popular DAW and Richard recently did a deep dive into a project that stretched his skill levels on the software. This started a conversation about recording platforms and their evolution.

Brian is starting to warm up to strats and now he is eyeing some new guitars. The guys talk about the choices and their pros and cons.

Travis saw a ghost, 420 day and Abe Lincoln playing guitar.  It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.



DIY mods

https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


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https://www.instagram.com/WamplerPedals/


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Apr 21, 2021
352 - New amp day!
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Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode.

Brian finally pulled the trigger on a new Marshall Amp he has had his eye on. He takes a look at some of the features and it opens a conversation about some of the guy’s dream gear.

Is three amps really two amps too many as Richard says? Blake has been using a three amp setup and shares how he makes the magic happen.

There is a new app out for guitar players. It is a great tool to organize your gear and setups. The guys talk about it.

Alligator meat, recording studios, Richard wants to be an astronaut, and is Brian’s telecaster getting jealous? It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.



DIY mods
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


Find us at:
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https://www.instagram.com/WamplerPedals/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/


Youtube:
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Contact us at: 
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Apr 14, 2021
351 - Just relax and enjoy guitar
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351 - Just relax and enjoy guitar

Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode.

Dan from That Pedal Show released a video about not needing to be the worlds greatest guitar player. It opens a great conversation about not taking yourself so seriously.

Changing strings can be tough, but on a Floyd Rose rig it can melt your brain. The guys talk about it and you will enjoy Richard’s methodology.


Seafood, the funk bunker, Blake made a demo….video, and were you suckered on April Fool’s day? It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


DIY mods

https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


Find us at: 

https://www.wamplerpedals.com/


https://www.instagram.com/WamplerPedals/


https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/


Youtube:

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Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com



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Apr 09, 2021
350 - Do something different!!
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Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode.

There has been a meme floating around about the age old question of where the tone comes from. It opens the door for a great conversation.

A new piece of gear came out that was a bit “clonish” and it kind of struck a nerve with Brian. Find out why it got under his skin.

Richard asks which British band is better? Led Zepplin or Black Sabbath? it brings some interesting responses.

Chicken sandwich wars, Blake’s Ibanez 7 Series obsession, and investment advice you should ignore. And mini Boss pedals? It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


“I time corrected Van Halen” Video

https://youtu.be/p9rVKnEvAQ8


DIY mods

https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


Find us at: 

https://www.wamplerpedals.com/


https://www.instagram.com/WamplerPedals/


https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/


Youtube:

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Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com




Apr 03, 2021
349 - Bone Music and Tone Automation
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Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode.

Richard asks the question, who is the best living Strat player? It brings an interesting answer and a even better conversation.

There was a time when the Soviets banned music from the west. So the people found a way to get their hands on tunes and it is a fascinating technique to rock on.

Local radio stations can be lacking, and satellite radio has some compression issues, so streaming can be a viable option. The guys talk about what is on their playlists.

Steve Vai’s vid, Dr Pimple Popper, karaoke and FacePedal? It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.



DIY mods
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


Find us at:
https://www.wamplerpedals.com/


https://www.instagram.com/WamplerPedals/


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Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com

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Mar 26, 2021
348 - Pedal Musicals and a surprise guest
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Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode.

Our friends over at JHS have produced a musical about guitar pedals. The guys talk about the production and their take on what the sequel should look like.

Fender has released their version of the Acoustasonic Jazz Master. Blake has his opinion but the conversation swerved into a look at the spectrum of brands, models and types. There are some strong opinions as you could guess.

Richard brings in a very special guest. Lee Harris is the lead guitarist for Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets. It is a great conversation about playing with the Pink Floyd legend and the gear he is using. 

Richard’s ES5 midi switcher, Men at Work, and Amanda finds us boring? It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

Lee Harris:

https://www.facebook.com/lee.harris.official 

https://www.thesaucerfulofsecrets.com


JHS Musical

https://youtu.be/gXZgOyFN54k


DIY mods

https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


Find us at: 


https://www.wamplerpedals.com/


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https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/


Youtube:

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Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com




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Mar 18, 2021
347 - Crypto for Artists?
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Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode.

Kings of Leon are the first rock band to release their album under the NFT crypto currency. What is a non-fungible token and why could it be a benefit to musicians? The guys look at it.

Line 6 is releasing a wireless Helix midi controller. The guys have strong opinions on the whole wireless idea.

You get a new stomp box and plug it in, do you set the tone at “noon” to start out? Is “noon” neutral? There are some interesting thoughts on the subject.

There is a buzz out there about reviewers receiving compensation for their reviews of gear. The thought it is may cause bias and may have some negative connotations. The trio talk about the issue.

Gregorian chant rock covers, the royal family, Ian Drury and the blockheads and glitter showers.. It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


DIY mods:
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


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https://www.facebook.com/wamplerpedals/

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https://www.facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Youtube:
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Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com

Mar 11, 2021
346 - Mini pedals, The Ratsbane, and is NAMM done?
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Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode.

MXR has released what may be the first artists signature mini pedal. The Eric Gales Rawdawg overdrive started an interesting conversation about the surge of mini pedals and peoples strong opinions about them.

Covid 19 is finally showing promising signs of slowing down and things are opening back up. This includes NAMM as the 2021 Summer event is returning as well as next year’s Winter NAMM. But the discussion looks at the idea that NAMM’s usefulness has diminished. Is it time for a retool or does the NAMM show just need to go away?

Wampler just released the Ratsbane overdrive. It is a pedal based around the classic Rat circuit, but it is not just a Rat clone. It has some depth and the guys talk about the latest addition to the company’s lineup.

Meteors, flat earth, and podcasting musings. It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


DIY mods:
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


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https://www.facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Youtube:
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Mar 02, 2021
345 - Brian has a total breakdown and new pedal coming out
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Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode.

Wampler Pedals is about to launch their brand new take on the classic Rat pedal. The Ratsbane is Brian’s interpretation of the popular dirt circuit with some cool Wampler twists. The guys talk about it.

Blake just finished an interview with JHS’ own Josh Scott that led to a conversation about digital marketing and how content creation is better used to reach the market.

Brian is making some adjustments on his beloved Epiphone. He has arrived at the point of adjusting the truss rod and it has him a bit nervous. The discussion is entertaining.

Use the right cable(?), using pedals with unique instruments, and 5G on Mars. It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


DIY mods:
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


Find us at: 
https://www.wamplerpedals.com/

https://www.facebook.com/wamplerpedals/

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https://www.facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdVrg4Wl3vjIxonABn6RfWw


Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com

Feb 25, 2021
344 - Snowed in
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Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode.

You may have noticed a delay in this weeks podcast. Well you see the United States has been slapped with a deep freeze. Brian and Blake discuss how they have been affected.

Blake got his paws on a Silktone 12 watt amplifier. It has an interesting power tube set up. The guys talk about it.

Universal Audio has released an interesting line of pedals. The company is known for their plug-ins and that leads to a conversation about how those might be applied in a pedal setting.

Epiphone acoustic guitars, how guitar dad’s dance, humidity is bad (mmm-kay?) and gen z vs millennials.  It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


DIY mods:
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


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Feb 18, 2021
343 - Smashing Guitars
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Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode.

Did you catch Phoebe Bridger on SNL? Did you see her attempt to destroy her guitar? The guys have seen it and share their amusing reactions.

Then there is the guy who has made a guitar out of his deceased uncle’s skeleton. That’s right. You can imagine the reaction our trio has on this one. 

England has their own version of Phil Spector? Richard recently discovered that notorious history of Joe Meek and his possible ties to a gear company. 

TikTok may be okay, social media burnout and a tube screamer controversy.  It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


DIY mods:
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


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Feb 11, 2021
342 - Temperature controlled fuzz pedal & remodeling woes
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Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode.

Ed Sheeran recently achieved an incredible feat in the streaming world. This started a conversation about the intricacies of the world of streaming content.

The guys talk about some new gear they picked up lately. Blake grabbed a new germanium fuzz pedal with some interesting tech, and Richard caught a new Two Notes Captor X. This starts a chat about the convenience of impulse responses.

Brian’s dishwasher tried to burn down his house, Machine Gun Kelly’s guitar, and the warm glow of tubes. It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


DIY mods:
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


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Feb 03, 2021
341 - New to guitar gear? Start Here
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Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode.

Brian is doing a little project for an outside entity and it involves distortion. Intriguing isn’t it? And did you know pink noise is different from Pink Floyd?

The guys talk about where they would direct a new player in starting out with gear, and some of the mistakes they made in there early pursuit of tone.

How many times have you picked up a new piece of gear to find it falls short of your expectations? Is it the gear? Is it you? Or maybe you misunderstand what that piece of gear is meant to do. It is a fascinating conversation.

Brian grabbed a new classic amp. Celebrity B-day messages and an all Boss pedal board? It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


DIY mods:
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


Find us at: 
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https://www.facebook.com/wamplerpedals/

https://twitter.com/WamplerPedals

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https://www.facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

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Jan 27, 2021
340 - NAMM releases, Ghost stories and UFO’s
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Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode.

Blake has a ghost story about a local theme park he and the family frequent. It even made an episode of Ghost Hunters. You will be surprised at the software the hunters were using. 

Strings. Six, seven or eight? The guys talk about their experiences with more strings and what the differences are like and how they dealt with them.

NAMM has gone virtual and there are a lot of new releases coming this weekend. Brian, Blake and Richard look at some of the new gear coming from PRS, Gibson, Boss as well as some small companies with some cool gear offerings.

Our government recently released some classified info on UFO’s. Are they out there? We want to believe.

The new Macs are coming and have Blake and Richard excited. They talk about the coming upgrades and how they see it impacting the performance of some of the main stream programs. 

It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.



DIY mods:
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


Find us at: 
https://www.wamplerpedals.com/

https://www.facebook.com/wamplerpedals/

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https://www.facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdVrg4Wl3vjIxonABn6RfWw


Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com

Jan 21, 2021
339 - New Fender releases and new gear day
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Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode.

Fender introduced their new line of guitars, amps and power supplies for 2021. The guys take a look at the offerings and share their thoughts.

Brian picked up a new Epiphone 335 last week and really likes it. Now he wonders what Epiphone model to pursue next. Blake and Richard chime in with their recommendations. 

Ever wonder what it takes to go viral on TikTok or Youtube? It may be easier than most of us make it out to be. Brian shares a story about how someone proved that very point.

it’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.



DIY mods:
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


Find us at: 
https://www.wamplerpedals.com/

https://www.facebook.com/wamplerpedals/

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Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com

Jan 13, 2021
338 - Gibson buys Mesa and Alien Discussions
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Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode.

There was some news in the gear world this week as Gibson bought Mesa Boogie. The guys talk about the implications of the acquisition. 

Brian picked up a new Epiphone 335 this week and is really digging it. This leads to a conversation about the brand and how far it has come.

The conspiracy theorists are kicking around a familiar image that is said to be a reverse engineered chip from the new Covid vaccine. Let’s just say it has some amazing gain. 

it’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


DIY mods:
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


Find us at: 
https://www.wamplerpedals.com/

https://www.facebook.com/wamplerpedals/

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Jan 07, 2021
337 - Wampler Christmas Special
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Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode.

The guys take on some questions from our Wampler Tone Group.

Everything from pedal settings to favorite movies and some of the interesting podcasts that they listen too. It is quite a ride.

it’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


DIY mods:
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


Find us at: 
https://www.wamplerpedals.com/

https://www.facebook.com/wamplerpedals/

https://twitter.com/WamplerPedals

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https://www.facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdVrg4Wl3vjIxonABn6RfWw


Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com

Dec 21, 2020
336 - Lawsuits and Semi Hollow Guitars
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Brian and Blake are back and joined by Richard Oliver in this weeks episode.

There is an artist that has built some great success and has gotten the attention of a former manager. The ensuing lawsuit triggers an interesting conversation about how budding artist need to protect themselves and even relationships.

Both Richard and Brian have grabbed new axes. The guys talk about the acquisitions and Brian shares how the Wampler Tone group helped in his choice.

You grab the latest signature pedal with the expectation that you will soon sound like the named artist. But you don’t. What happened? It is an interesting discussion.

it’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.



DIY mods:
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


Find us at: 
https://www.wamplerpedals.com/

https://www.facebook.com/wamplerpedals/

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https://www.facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdVrg4Wl3vjIxonABn6RfWw

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Dec 14, 2020
335 - A visit with Henning Pauly
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Brian welcomes Henning Pauly to this weeks episode.

Henning is known for his highly polished gear demos on YouTube as well as his energetic personality.

He shares what it is like to do what he does and shares some insight into what makes good content. 

If you are thinking of diving into the gear demo world Henning Pauly has some advice to push you in the right direction.

it’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.



Henning Pauly’s Links:
https://www.youtube.com/user/EytschPi42

https://www.instagram.com/eytschpi42/ 

https://www.facebook.com/eytschpi42/ 


DIY mods:
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


Find us at: 
https://www.wamplerpedals.com/

https://www.facebook.com/wamplerpedals/

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdVrg4Wl3vjIxonABn6RfWw


Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com

Dec 07, 2020
334 - Gear terms defined
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Brian and Blake join forces for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

True Bypass, buffer, gain vs volume? What gear terms are confusing to you? The guys talk about these and many more.

Shure has introduced a new USB podcast microphone with a lot of nice built in features. It has grabbed Brian’s attention and he shares some of the info on it.

it’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


Sweetwater mic link:
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MV7K--shure-mv7-usb-podcast-microphone


DIY mods:
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


Find us at: 
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https://www.facebook.com/wamplerpedals/

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdVrg4Wl3vjIxonABn6RfWw


Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com

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Dec 01, 2020
333 - Something about something
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Brian and Blake join forces for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

DeVon Blue is a musician and YouTuber that Blake is working with on a whole new marketing idea. The new twist on this media outlet use makes for an interesting discussion.

The age old question about starting up a gear demo YouTube channel came up recently. How do you get the gear companies send you stuff to demo? Brian and Blake share some insight.

it’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


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Nov 20, 2020
332- Limited run pedals and the dangers of TikTok
2144

Brian and Blake join forces for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Derek is an IT security guy and a fan of the podcast. He recently reached out to Brian about some concerns over the use of the TikTok app. The guys talk about it.

A recent post on the Facebook group Pedalboards of Doom pointed to some frustration over “limited Run” pedals. Is it an unfair marketing ploy by companies? Brian and Blake take a look at the issue.

Gear demos can be a great resource when you are thinking about investing in a new pedal. But is there an over saturation of demo videos these days? It leads to an interesting conversation.

If you spend anytime on social media you have no doubt seen someone’s picture of their pedalboards. Some are saying that shows that pedals are becoming a status statement. Brian shares his opinion on the matter.

it’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


Reddit thread about TikTok:
https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/fxgi06/not_new_news_but_tbh_if_you_have_tiktiok_just_get/fmuko1m/

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Nov 11, 2020
331 - Simple modulation pedals and Analog VS Digital
1626

Brian and Blake join forces for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Blake recently got his hands on a Big Ear Albie pedal. It is an 8 mode “ambient modulator” that is very straight forward simple with very limited user control. Blake likes it and the guys talk about the pedal.

Brian went on a little road trip and his mind wandered to thinking about the differences between analog and digital circuits. It makes for an interesting conversation.

This year has been challenging to say the very least, especially on those artist that have depended on live performances for income. There are options out there and Brian and Blake look at those are.

it’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


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Nov 04, 2020
330 - Boiling Guitar Strings and Amazon Guitar Pedals
1849

Brian and Blake join forces for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

A recent post in the Wampler Tone group about the topic of boiling guitar strings came up. It is said to be a way of rejuvenating old strings and was a technique used by old blues players and maybe even EVH. Blake tried it and the guys talk about the results.

Amazon has wandered into the gear world with a line of Amazon Basic guitar pedals. More interesting is their marketing picture for the line. It has been a point of conversation in the gear groups and Brian and Blake muse over the inventive signal chain.

it’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


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Oct 28, 2020
329 - Is TikTok bringing back rock?
2085

Brian and Blake join forces for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

How many remember Jiffy peanut butter? They just changed the name to Jif recently, right? Nope. It has always been Jif, but many swear it was once Jiffy. This is called the Mandela effect. The guys talk about it.

Rick Beato recently put out a video talking about “The TikTok effect how social media is reviving rock music”. The guys talk about the truth behind the idea and a new app that allows use of full copyrighted songs.

it’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Oct 21, 2020
328 - Eddie Van Halen
2732

Brian and Blake are joined by Andy Wood and Richard Oliver for this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Last week we sadly lost a legend in the guitar world. Eddie Van Halen revolutionized the way we hear and play guitar. 

Join us for a great conversation about what EVH meant to each of the guys and where they think the guitar world would be if Eddie never existed.

it’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

Andy Wood - andywoodmusic.com

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Oct 14, 2020
327 - JHS releases $99 budget pedal line
2051

Brian and Blake are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Our good friends over at JHS have released a new line of $99 pedals. Josh and company cover the tone basics and Brian and Blake take a look at the line up.

If you are in to guitar gear demos, you most likely know Andy “Here’s my clean tone” Martin, but if you are not following his wife on Instagram you are missing out on some clever content. The guys look at her latest posts.

it’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


Blake’s Youtube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCuIYHMJLqBH3o0uY4pGsGA


DIY mods:
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


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Oct 07, 2020
326 - Are you using the DS-1 wrong?
2285

Brian and Blake are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Blake’s YouTube adventure has been an eye opening experience. That leads into a conversation about content production and the differences between YouTube audiences and those who listen to podcasts.

Are you using the DS-1 wrong? Are your settings using the full potential of the classic pedal? The guys talk about where your knobs should be.

Blake played Hip Hop? Yes he did. He lent his guitar talents to a recording for an artist in the genre. The guys have some fun with it.


it’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


Blake’s Youtube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCuIYHMJLqBH3o0uY4pGsGA


DIY mods:
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


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Sep 29, 2020
325 - Tape Echoes and Fender's new Cyclone offset guitar
2383

Brian and Blake are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Blake has some good news in regards to the Oregon fires,
however the whole event threw a wrench into his plans to
complete a video a day for thirty days on YouTube.
He talks about lessons learned and where he goes from here.

Fender has a new offset guitar in their Paranormal series.
The guys talk about the new versatile Cyclone guitar.

In one of Blake’s latest video releases he replaced the tape in a tape echo pedal.
This led to a deeper conversation about tape echoes and
what is available on the market.

it’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

Blake’s Youtube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCuIYHMJLqBH3o0uY4pGsGA

Comic we mentioned:
https://www.facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast/posts/3799008746778928

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Sep 22, 2020
324 - The best year in guitar sales history?
2560

Brian and Blake are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Things are getting better in Oregon but Blake is still on notice to be ready to leave as the wildfires are still burning. He talks to Brian about the situation and some of the hard decisions he has had to make.

Guitar World is reporting Fender has sold more guitars in 2020 than any other year in the company’s history. The guys talk about the exciting news and what it could mean for the future of the gear industry and music as a whole.

Blake’s YouTube video a day challenge has understandably taken a small detour, but he is still putting out content at a breakneck pace. He talks about the challenges and how he produces the videos and the tools he uses.

it’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


Blake’s Youtube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCuIYHMJLqBH3o0uY4pGsGA


DIY mods
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


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Sep 15, 2020
323- Richard Oliver Reveals All
2162

Brian has a conversation with the “Chief of getting things done” at Wampler Pedals, Richard Oliver.

Richard talks about his role in the process of pedal development, his favorite podcasts, and the prospect of the UK going back into lockdown. 

He answers some questions from the Wampler Tone Group and he also talks about next year’s Wampler releases. 

It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


DIY mods
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


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Sep 10, 2020
322- Lessons from the woods
1881

Brian and Blake are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Brian is back from hanging with Joe Bonamassa and Brent Mason at the guitar show put on by Andy Wood. Brian talks about how the experience changed his perspectives and appreciation for the nuances of chasing tone.

Blake has taken on the task of putting out a video per day for the month. The guys talk about the challenges and benefits Blake faces and what styles he will be producing. 

 It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


DIY mods
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Sep 02, 2020
321- Camping with Bonamassa
1702

Brian and Blake are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Brian is going to be a part of a very cool and intimate guitar show next week. Imagine hanging with Joe Bonamassa and Brent Mason in the woods. What? It is explained in the podcast.

There was a thread on Fuzztopia about a new battery based power supply. That led to a conversation about batteries. The good, the bad and the ugly.

Fender announced the Brent Mason Tele last week, this week they introduce the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Strat. It is a beauty and the guys talk about it.

 it’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


DIY mods
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Aug 21, 2020
320- The future of NAMM and the music industry.
2799

Brian and Blake are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Fender announced the new Brent Mason Signature Telecaster. You better believe the guys talked about this one. 

It has been announced that Winter NAMM 2021 has been cancelled. Has NAMM as we know it ran it’s course? Is it time for a change? Brian and Blake look at the subject.

And Rick Beato recently released a video discussing how labels work. This started a conversation of how the industry has changed and where it might be going.

it’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

DIY mods
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


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Aug 12, 2020
319 - Spotify statement about musicians controversy discussion
2103

Brian and Blake are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Blake is considering a second non-guitar podcast where he just talks to people who are forging their own path. This leads to a conversation of ideas for new content creation.

Spotify, kind of a controversial source for music for some and income for others. Recently the CEO Daniel EK said that artists cannot expect to release an album every 3-4 years and find success on the platform. The guys look at the comments and dive deeper into how the “industry” has changed and what is needed to succeed in it. 

it’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


DIY mods
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


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Aug 05, 2020
318 - Compression in dirt pedals explained
2242

Brian and Blake are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

A recent Facebook Gear page conversation revealed a polarizing set of strings. Either you love them or you hate them. This led to a conversation about strings and how some guitarist treat their strings. Salami?

Some say they turn off their compressor when using dirt since those pedals have some compression. Brian explains why that is not necessarily the case and the guys take a deeper look at compression.

It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


DIY mods

https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


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Jul 28, 2020
317 - Steve Vai on success & the music industry
1090

Pete Thorn, a good friend of the podcast, recently interviewed Guitar god Steve Vai and has graciously allowed us to offer a section of that interview here on the Chasing Tone. 

It is an interesting conversation on Steve’s perspective on success. 

It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


Catch the entire interview with Steve Vai here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXgacBbXxzo

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Jul 21, 2020
316 - Reverb.com increased fees, and that's okay
2390

Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Reverb.com announced an increase in their fees that has caused an online meltdown. This leads to a lengthy look at online sales and all the inner workings and options that can be used. 

What is going on at Peavey? There have been some changes in their amp line and it leads to a discussion about tube amps. What were the guy’s first tube amp and what are their favorites?

It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


Fuzzrocious Typhoon V2 available at:
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Jul 15, 2020
315 - New Diezel head with smart tech?
2365

Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Brian and Blake are back for another episode and of the Chasing Tone Podcast along with a new guest - Richard Oliver of Wampler Pedals.

If you follow Wampler social media it is likely you are at least familiar with Richard’s work. Brian and Blake welcome him from across the pond for a visit and some great conversation.

Diezel Amps have released a new “smart head” that realizes and logs when it has been profiled. There are speculations as to why they have done this and the guys talk about what this may mean for the industry.

It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


DIY mods
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


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Jul 09, 2020
314 - 50 shades of Metal
1951

Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

A recent video about the band Periphery and how they strategically position themselves to support their band financially start a conversation about what it takes in today’s music industry to survive.

How would you define metal? That is a recent question Brian asked the Wampler Tone Group on Facebook. It is really a broad genre and the guys talk about it.

It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


Periphery video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-RfvLq6rOI


Finn Mckenty podcast:
https://pod.link/prmba


DIY mods
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


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Jun 30, 2020
313 - All about that fuzz
2230

Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Brian reached out to the Wampler tone group and asked if fuzz is a thing you dislike and why? This leads to quite a conversation about all things fuzz. From Big Muffs to the Fuzz Face to the Pelican Noiseworks Pelitaur, they talk about the circuits, good and bad ways to use fuzz, and their personal feelings on the subject.

It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

DIY mods
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books

Facebook thread about fuzz:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/permalink/3213614698699919/

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Jun 25, 2020
312 - Big feet and stomp box problems
2300

Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Brian got an email from a listener with size 14 1/2 shoes that struggles with his stomp boxes. This leads to a conversation about solutions for the problem and a quandary about double buttons on a standard sized pedals.

Big news in the gear world as D’Angelico acquires Pigtronix and Supro this week. Blake shares some insight into the mechanics of the companies. A tea company is involved? 

It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


DIY mods
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books

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Jun 17, 2020
311 - Are Guitar Podcasts Dying?
1887

Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Brian was pondering the the possibility that the popularity of guitar based podcasts may be on the decline. Blake has a different perspective on the matter. It is an interesting discussion.

Do you remember when you become a “gear person”? The guys talk about the interesting phenomenon that once you are in most never go back. 

It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

DIY mods
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books

Find us at: 
 http://www.WamplerPedals.com
 http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
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 http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

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Jun 10, 2020
310 - Mic placement and home recording
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Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Putting a microphone on an amp to capture your tone can be a very frustrating experience. The guys discuss the different techniques they use. Brian doesn’t mic his amps anymore?

Home recording has come a long way from the Fostex 4 track days. The guys talk about the evolution of DAW’s and what their first platform was and what they use now.

It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

DIY mods
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books

Find us at: 
 http://www.WamplerPedals.com
 http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
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 http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast
 http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com

Jun 03, 2020
309 - DOD, Big Muffs and Analog Delays
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309 - DOD, Big Muffs and Analog Delays

Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Blake came to the realization that he has an affinity for analog delays, and even more so models produced by DOD. This opened a conversation about various delays and what is happening with DigiTech.

There is a website dedicated to all things Big Muff Pi. The guys take a look at it.

Brian’s AC has gone out in the shop. His guitars are not happy in the heat, but Brian has also realized he has very little experience with setting up his rigs. He is looking for advice.

It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

Brian bd-2 mods
https://www.amazon.com/Modify-Blues-Driver-Guitar-Pedal-ebook/dp/B0882TN7X4/ 

DS-1 Mod ebook
https://modyourownpedal.com/products/how-to-modify-the-boss-ds-1-distortion-pedal

To purchase signed Wampler Pedals from Brian:
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/wampler-pedals-secret-stash 

Find us at: 
 http://www.WamplerPedals.com
 http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
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 http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast
 http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

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May 27, 2020
308 - Opening back up and Dad rigs
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Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

As the world starts to open back up and restrictions are lifted the guys ponder what the new “normal” will look like? Will your trip to the music store be the same? 

60 Cycle Hum’s Facebook page recently had a discussion about “Dad Rigs”. The guys look at what that might mean and the proper apparel that should accompany it.

It’s all in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

Bd-2 Mod ebook: https://www.amazon.com/Modify-Blues-Driver-Guitar-Pedal-ebook/dp/B0882TN7X4/ 

DS-1 Mod ebook: https://modyourownpedal.com/products/how-to-modify-the-boss-ds-1-distortion-pedal

To purchase signed Wampler Pedals from Brian: https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/wampler-pedals-secret-stash 

Find us at: 
 http://www.WamplerPedals.com
 http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast
 http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
May 20, 2020
307 - How Covid-19 is changing the gear world
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Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Covid-19 has changed a lot of things in our lives and businesses. Musical Merchandise review has published a study they did on the pandemic’s effect on music retailers and the music gear industry. There are some interesting insights.

All these changes are causing some companies to change their focus and directions. The guys talk about a couple of examples and how it all works.

It’s all in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.


Brian bd-2 mods: https://www.amazon.com/Modify-Blues-Driver-Guitar-Pedal-ebook/dp/B0882TN7X4/ 

DS-1 Mod ebook: https://modyourownpedal.com/products/how-to-modify-the-boss-ds-1-distortion-pedal

To purchase signed Wampler Pedals from Brian:
https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/wampler-pedals-secret-stash 

Find us at: 
 http://www.WamplerPedals.com
 http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast
 http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com

May 12, 2020
306 - A new DIY book, and hand wired pedals are sexy
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Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

So hot on the heels of his DS-1 DIY book, Brian talks about the newest release in the series. Are you ready to get your hands on an depth DIY book on the Blues Driver? Brian talks about it.

And all this E-book talk has got Blake thinking about using the platform to share some of his cooking chops. Could a Tone Mob cookbook be in the making? He discusses it.

And there is a lot of talk about “through hole” vs “surface mount” pedals, but a recent post of the internal build on a pedal really displayed how awesome a hand wired pedal can really be. The guys look into it.

It’s all in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.


Brian bd-2 mods
Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0882TN7X4 

DS-1 Mod ebook:
Link: https://modyourownpedal.com/products/how-to-modify-the-boss-ds-1-distortion-pedal

To purchase signed Wampler Pedals from Brian:
Link: https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/wampler-pedals-secret-stash 


Find us at: 
 http://www.WamplerPedals.com
 http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast
 http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/


Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)

May 05, 2020
305 - How to get a gear demo channel started
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Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Last week Brian told you about his new Kindle book on modding the DS-1. And you should go get it, but Brian isn’t done yet. He talks about the next e-book he is about to release. 

This quarantine sucks, but there is a positive trend that is pretty exciting. Music gear sale trends are showing that people are looking to make music. From a spike in gear sales to soaring searches for Garage Band, there could be some really cool new music emerging in the near future.

Have you ever watched a gear demo on YouTube and thought “I can do that.” But where do you start? What does it take to get gear companies to notice you or send you stuff to demo? It’s an interesting discussion.

It’s all in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.


If you’d like to support this podcast, simply check out Brian’s ‘How to modify the Ds-1” Kindle book:
https://modyourownpedal.com/products/how-to-modify-the-boss-ds-1-distortion-pedal 

Find us at: 
 http://www.WamplerPedals.com
 http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast
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Apr 28, 2020
304 - Preamps and a new DIY E-book
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Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

A recent visit to a gear forum raised the question of where to place an ADA MP1. In front of the amp or in the effects loop? This leads to a discussion on pre-amps and shows you shouldn’t always believe what you read on the internet.

This quarantine has changed a lot of things in our personal and professional lives. This includes some of the things Wampler does as a company. Brian and Blake take a look at how this all translates to the gear world.

Brian has just released a new DIY Kindle E-book full of DS-1 info and mods. Perfect time to “shelter in place” and do some rad mods on that DS-1 sitting in your closet.

It’s all in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

Brian’s ‘How to modify the Ds-1” Kindle book on amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0872JN3GF

If you purchase the book, PLEASE leave feedback on Amazon!

Find us at: 
 http://www.WamplerPedals.com
 http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
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 http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast
 http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/


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Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
Apr 20, 2020
303 - 9 Free Apps and Plugins to help you make music
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Brian welcomes Blake back, at an acceptable social distance of course, for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Ryan Bruce of the Riffs Beards and Gear YouTube Channel recently highlighted nine apps and programs that are being offered for free or on extended trials to help you make music during these times of quarantine. The guys discuss the list

Blake has gotten his hands on a new guitar from Grez guitars. It is a sweet hollow body baritone guitar that he has grown very fond of. 

Brian is toying with the idea of doing some one off custom pedals and maybe using a different build process. 

Home workouts, missed calls from Billy Gibbons, and robo calls suck. It’s all in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.


Show Notes
Video from Fluff - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDeP4tDiHf0

Logic Pro X: https://www.apple.com/logic-pro/
Ableton Live: https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/
Avid Pro Tools: https://www.avid.com/pro-tools
Arturia iSpark: https://bit.ly/Arturia_iSpark
Soundtoys Effects Rack: https://www.soundtoys.com/
Neural DSP: https://neuraldsp.com/
Moog Model D: https://bit.ly/Moog_ModelD
iZotope Ozone Elements 9: https://imp.i114863.net/SWOzone9
Two Notes Wall Of Sound: https://www.two-notes.com/wall-of-sound
Fender Play: https://www.fender.com/play
ML Sound Lab Amped: Roots: https://ml-sound-lab.com/

Wampler Free Plugins:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/permalink/2983173045077420/
NOTE: These are in beta!

My Reverb store:
http://www.wamplergear.com 
(Pedals will be added very shortly)


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Apr 13, 2020
302 - Brian answers your questions
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Brian takes an opportunity to sit down and answer some of your questions in this episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

Steve Garvey asks where to place his univibe. That leads to a conversation about pedal placement and some tips and tricks to make things work together.

Daniel Williams asks how pick ups can affect the signal going into your input. Did you know the height of your pick up can play a role in your tone? Brian talks about it.

Nathaniel Napier wants information on how to effectively stack his drive pedals in a way that they play well together. Brian tackles the issue and explains how to get ta good base tone.

There are plenty of other questions and answers all in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 
 http://www.WamplerPedals.com
 http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast
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Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com

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Apr 07, 2020
301 - Quarantoned at home and free plugins coming
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Brian welcomes Blake back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

So we are all just a little stir crazy these days. Our way of life and the way we do business have drastically changed. The guys talk about what effect this may have on the gear industry moving forward.

Blake picked up a couple of new pedals and Brian’s sidewalk chalk schematics lead to a discussion about Rat pedals. It will all make sense when you hear the discussion.

How about some free plug ins for the Terraform to lift your spirits? Brian is working on some, and might even need some testers before they are released. Details await you.

Tiger King, a JHS song, and Paul Gilbert for President. All in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 
 http://www.WamplerPedals.com
 http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
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Mar 30, 2020
300 - A Message of Hope, & A New Path Forward
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It goes without saying that we are in stressful and uncertain times. The world is closing in around us and for many that may mean diminishing incomes. Many artists, creators, and creative people are wondering where to go from here - how to proceed in a world that's changed.

In this special 300th episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast Brian shares some thoughts and insights that might help some people get through this and maybe come out on the other side just a bit better. 

We will get through this. 

Email contact: podcast@wamplerpedals.com

Find us at: 
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Mar 25, 2020
299 - "Too many guitars?" & Catalinbread has new owners
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Brian and Blake are back at it with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

We are all working through the changes that have come with the Coronavirus and the isolation that we are experiencing. But Brian and Blake have found the silver lining in it all. Hear their recommendations.

There seems to be two different podcast audiences these days. Those who just listen to podcasts and those who watch YouTube podcast. The guys ponder the idea of a video podcast and what that may look like. What are your thoughts? Let us know.

Catalinbread has been a little off the radar the past couple of years but they recently announced they are now under new ownership. Brian and Blake talk about the announcement.

The gaming life, Blake’s baritone obsession, and Brian has too many guitars? Is that even a thing? It’s all in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 
 http://www.WamplerPedals.com
 http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast
 http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Mar 17, 2020
298 - Biggest threat to the guitar
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Brian and Blake are back at it with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Guitar World released a blog discussing the biggest threat to the guitar. It may be guitarist. More accurately the online hate between guitarists. Brian and Blake dive in to the subject.

There were a few new gear and effect companies announced this week. That started a conversation about advice for anyone wanting to startup their own company. The guys share some of their own wisdom to get you started.

Kirk Hammett and Mrs. Smith had a “Wah-Off” recently. There were some interesting results. Brian and Blake muse about it.

Hemp Strings? A stompbox and synth exhibit and 300 is coming. It’s all in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 
 http://www.WamplerPedals.com
 http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
 http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
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Mar 09, 2020
297 - “Corksniffer pedals?”, Trolls and getting grounded
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Brian and Blake are back at it with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Musictech.net released an article about a pedal company that was…interesting. The guys discuss the piece of gear and the back story behind it all.

Jazz Master guitars are known for a grounding issue caused by their tremolo design. Blake experienced this recently and had it fixed, but may have stumbled on to an even better way to repair the flaw. He shares it with Brian.

Brian and Blake discuss their respective “shred sheds” and the isolation that sometimes accompany working in a space with no windows. They share some remedies on how they deal with it.

Blake’s first YouTube troll, Stray dogs, and a Sweetwater giveaway. It’s all in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 
http://www.WamplerPedals.com
http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals
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Mar 03, 2020
296 - DSP for beginners
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Brian and Blake are back at it with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

DSP. Is it in reach for novice DIYers? Where do you even start to learn to harness the power of the digital platform? Brian has some advice and places to start out.

There is a lot that goes into creating content on the different social media platforms. But because the outlets play things close to the vest it can become a real guessing game. Brian and Blake talk about it.

Ever wonder if your toaster is watching your every move? How does your conversations turn into ads in your social media feeds? Brian has some insights on the big brother aspects of “Smart Homes” 

Wampler is on Tik Tok, Blakes favorite app, and electrical wiring tips. It’s all in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 
http://www.WamplerPedals.com
http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals
http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast
http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

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Feb 24, 2020
295 - Brian visits PJ and the Beard
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Brian recently shot a video with the guys from the “PJ and the Beard” YouTube channel this past week. We share the conversation here.

Brian talks about the Terraform and many other Wampler Pedals. He also has a chance to talk about the Bravado and how and why it was designed.

The guys ask Brian about what drives him, what it takes to run a business and what he does to get away from it all and relax. 

It’s all in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 
http://www.WamplerPedals.com
http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals
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http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Feb 17, 2020
294 - 11 Reasons NOT to become famous
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294 - 11 Reasons NOT to become famous

Brian and Blake return for another Chasing Tone Podcast.

Tim Ferriss is the author of the book “A Four Hour Work Week” among others and you could say he is…famous. But after a tragic event happened in his life it caused him to rethink the whole thing. he recently wrote a blog called “11 Reasons Not To Become Famous” It is a thought provoking, if not chilling at times, read and the guys talk about how some of the points coincide into their worlds. It is a fascinating discussion.

Blake is trying to help Teppei Teranashi, the guitarist of his favorite band Thrice, recover a Les Paul stolen from him some time ago. There is a contest and info on how you may be able to help. All the details are in the podcast.

Mom is listening, we’re going to Home Depot, and a positive review? All in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 
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http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
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Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
Feb 11, 2020
293 - Recording Styles and Selling Gear
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Brian and Blake are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Blake interviewed the guitarist from his favorite band Thrice. That gave him a chance to be back stage at their concert and started a conversation of what that experience is like.

Selling gear can have it’s challenges. What is the best way to protect yourself as a seller? It’s an interesting discussion.

Billy Eilish and her brother record most of her tracks in a bedroom. So the question is, is there benefits to recording in a fully decked out studio? Can you tell a difference? Brian has some thoughts.

Henry Rollins, music store trade ins,  and a VW guitar? It is all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)

Feb 03, 2020
292 - Have we reached “peak pedal”?
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Brian and Blake are back fresh from NAMM with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Winter NAMM is over and as Brian recovers from NAMMthrax the guys talk about the new Neural DSP modeler that was a big hit at the show. And the guys both came back with new guitars, they share what they got.

Have we reached “peak pedal”? Have all the effects been produced and there is nothing new non the horizon? Or will we just keep getting tube screamer clones? It is an interesting discussion.

Guitar scaling, gear trends and Blake recorded straight to his interface. Yep. It is all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
Jan 28, 2020
291 - We’ll do it live!
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Brian and Blake are at it again on this weeks Chasing Tone podcast.

If you missed it, this is the audio from a special Instagram live stream edition of the Chasing Tone podcast. Brian and Blake take live questions from the chat about topics from what is coming next from Wampler Pedals, any possible re-releases in the works to where Brian thought he may have been working if he did not build pedals. Even Blake’s facial hair is discussed. Riveting. 

A Tone Mob NAMM party, “weed” hats, and a discussion about clones. All in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Jan 13, 2020
290 - A visit with Tyler Larson (Music is win)
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Brian welcomes YouTuber/Guitarist Tyler Larson to this weeks Chasing Tone podcast.

You may be familiar with Tyler’s YouTube channel Music is win, but in this episode he tells Brian how it all started. From a high school kid that was captured by Eruption, to graduating from Berkley and realizing he did not want a “job” to a content creator. He discusses how he developed his content and grew his audience. 

Brian also talks to Tyler about his gear and his latest projects which includes recording an album. Tyler also talks about his courses available through his Guitar Super System. 

All in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

Catch Tyler’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCshiNtfJ7Dj3nlh41a6M-kg
Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/musiciswin 
Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/musiciswin 
Follow on Facebook: http://facebook.com/musiciswin
Guitar Super System: http://musiciswin.com

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Jan 06, 2020
289 - How do you practice guitar and getting ready for a new decade
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Brian and Blake are back for an all new episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

As 2019 comes to an end the guys look back on the history of the Chasing Tone podcast and look ahead at what the next decade holds for the podcast and guitar gear. 

Another Tone group question sparks another great conversation about effective ways to practice guitar. There are some interesting techniques. They also talk about a guitar hero who practices 12 hours a day. 

And if you have any holiday spirit left in your little Who hearts could you help Brian meet a small personal goal before years end? If you have not done so, could you subscribe to the Wampler YouTube channel? Think of it as a way to send a late Christmas present to your favorite pedal guy from Indiana.

A JHS leak? Friendship shoes, and Blake, here’s your sign. All in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


Find us at: 
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Dec 30, 2019
288 - Getting Started in Guitar Gear Culture
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Brian welcomes Blake back for an all new episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

A simple question from a presumably new guitarist sparked an interesting conversation about how we all had to start somewhere. While some info in the gear world can seem old hat to the veteran tone chasers, we have to remember what it was like for all of us in the beginning. The guys expand on the concept.

Blake’s been on the mend and been unable to enjoy some new gear. He finally got his hands on a new Satellite Adam Amp that has all the tone he has been looking for. Brian also got some new gear from JHS. He talks about the Colourbox and his thoughts on it.

Components. Does the size of a transformer in an amp make a difference one way or the other? Do cloth wires sound better than standard wiring? Is hand wired gear better than machine produced circuit boards? Opinions are shared.

Brace yourselves, Winter NAMM is coming, Weather Apps and health warnings, and Brian goes in full "ok boomer" mode. All in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 
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Dec 23, 2019
287 - A visit with Travis Feaster and "rules" for playing on stage
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Brian welcomes back Travis Feaster for an all new episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

Philipe Herndon put out four rules for any guitarist playing on stage. The guys discuss their feelings about the rules and even add a couple of their own.

And Wampler Tone Page regular Niq Scott posted a question about “Pedal Platform” Amps. This leads to a discussion about finding your clean tone on an amp that works best for you. The differences of opinions are very interesting. 

Compression. Do you use it? Travis doesn’t use it while Brian uses multiple compressors. Is it a difference in taste or is it driven by styles? The guys sort through it. 

The Wampler diet plan, Christmas cookies, and Travis’s thoughts on the Terraform. All in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


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Dec 17, 2019
286 - A visit with Hayden Baker
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Brian welcomes Hayden Baker in this special episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

Hayden Baker is an up and coming artist out of Texas that has grabbed Brad Paisley’s attention and is making some noise in the music world. He discuss how it all began, his gear preferences and how he met Brian for the first time. They also discuss what it takes to build a following from the ground up as an artist.

He recently recorded an instrumental called “Guitargasm”. We share it here on the Chasing Tone Podcast. 

Check out Hayden Baker on:
Spotify - Hayden Baker
Facebook - www.facebook.com/haydenbakermusic/
Instagram - www.instagram.com/haydenbakermusic/
Website - www.haydenbakermusic.com


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Dec 09, 2019
285 - Trash Cat Pedals, New Mics and Overpriced used pedals
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Brian is joined by Blake for another episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

Trash Cat Pedals is a new start up on Etsy. That sparked a conversation about what it takes to start up a company and how to effectively market yourself. In this world it is all about content creation and being real with your audience. The guys talk about it.

Apparently there is a Black ’65 available on eBay for a cool $1600. And to add to the “mystery” is the title for the listing. A “One Puller” pedal? That phrase shows up in quite a few other listings as well. The guys talk about the reasons you should NOT pay $1600 for a Black ’65 and what may be driving those kind of prices.

Blake’s new microphone, 5g Technology, vacation planning, and Wampler Austrailia?  It’s all in this week’s episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

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Dec 02, 2019
284 - Trails, MIDI and Neural link in guitar gear
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Brian and Blake are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

On some delay/reverb pedal it is not uncommon to lose the trail effect when you switch the pedal off. This raised the question why do delay/reverb pedals need a buffered bypass for trails? Brian gives some insight into what is really going on.

Musical Instrument Digital Interface, or MIDI, is a versatile tool that has been around for some time. Blake dove in to learning what it can do and is amazed by the depths of control that MIDI brings and what it can do for the guitar gear world. The guys talk about it.

Neural link technology, “they” are listening, and Brian tries not to burn his house down.  It’s all in this week’s episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

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Nov 25, 2019
283 - A Tele Obsession, Multi-scale guitars and the Terraform
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Brian and Blake are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

So Blake was loaned a multi-scale guitar by Jaymar Guitars. This lead to a discussion about tele’s, benders and Brian’s obsession with the telecaster. The guys also discuss what a multi-scale guitar actually is.

Fender did a study and discovered 90% of new guitarists abandon the instrument in the first year. Brian and Blake discuss some of the nuances behind this discovery.

Some wondered if it was really going to come out. Some people even pondered the idea that it was not even real. But finally, the Terraform has hit the market. The guys celebrate the accomplishment.

Blake needs a bender, Bill Murray, and The Matrix V2?  It’s all in this week’s episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

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Nov 19, 2019
282 - 9v vs 18v, Facebook fatigue, and Selling out
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Brian and Blake are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

So Blake posted a picture of his Boss BF2 Flanger on Instagram, and it started an interesting discussion about how people perceive voltage affecting the pedals tone. Some believe the more the better, while others claim cool effects with low voltage. Brian talks about what may be happening.

There seems to be a little Facebook fatigue affecting the volume of traffic in some of the gear groups. Is it just Facebook, or is the trend happening across all of social media? Where is everyone going to discuss gear? Brian and Blake discuss it.

What constitutes a “sell out”? Is success a sign that you have “sold out”? The term is used quite often and the guys take a look at some of the reasons.

Reverb’s shooting a film, Brian wants to build his own pre-amp and does pitch correction work? It’s all in this week’s episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

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Nov 12, 2019
281 - Fender’s new guitar, YouTube trolls and NGD
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Brian and Blake are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

Apparently Fender sent out a little teaser for a new guitar they are ready to release. The design puts some new twists on the Fender look. The guys talk about the new developments and where you may be able to get your hands on one.
 
Internet trolls. They can be annoying and even sometimes amusing (to a point)  Brian shares the posts that had he and Josh Scott (JHS) scratching their heads.

NGD. Usually means New GEAR day, and for Blake that is true. But for Brian it means new GOAT day. His goats had a couple of kids (awwww) but the runt has to have some extra TLC. Find out what new pedal Blake got and how Brian is spoiling a goat.

Neckbeards in grandma’s basement, Ukuleles with B Benders, germanium myths.  It’s all in this week’s episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

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Nov 04, 2019
280 - New Pedals, New Cameras and a creative reboot
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Brian and Blake are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

As we were speculating about Strymon’s latest creation last podcast, they released it. The Iridium is out and the guys take a look at it’s features and the onboard IR’s. 

Brian and Blake got their hands on new pedals. Blake landed a Digitech Freakout and Brian got a Dualist. Blake played his, Brian dissected his. They talk about the results.

Creating content can be daunting, and sometimes you need to mix things up for your viewers almost as much for your self. Brian talks abut how he is dealing with the issue 

Brian’s “squeaky chair”, processing power, and a Terraform demo? It’s all in this week’s episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

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Oct 28, 2019
279 - New Pedal Leak and Sgt Peppers….chicken??
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Brian and Blake are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

So it was an unintentional mistake or a stroke of marketing genius, but Strymon has the gear community abuzz with the leak of info and pics of their new pedal. What is it? What does it do? Brian and Blake unravel the mysteries.

So who doesn’t know the iconic Beatles album Sgt Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band? Apparently Brian’s family. (Face Palm) Brian reveals the dinner time revelation and talks about his failures as a father. (Not really failures, but it sounds dramatic, right?)

We just need more time in a day, Brian’s gig woes, Blake’s amp experiment, and electric Lutes. It’s all in this week’s episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

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Oct 24, 2019
278 - Classic Pedals, forgotten but not gone
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Brian and Blake are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

Over the years there have been a lot of pedals introduced to the market, but have some classics like the OD 808 been forgotten? The guys muse the issue and remember some classics that may surprise you.

We know pedals are all about tone, but does the artwork and graphics on a pedal matter? Does it make a difference on purchase decisions? Brian and Blake talk about it and Blake issues an interesting challenge to Brian for the next NAMM show.

And Blake has noticed  an increasing number of Helix and Fractal units becoming available on resell sites like Reverb and eBay. Are players drifting back to pedals? It is an interesting topic for discussion

Brian has new circuits in the works and don’t go the gym at 7pm. It’s all in this week’s episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.


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Oct 14, 2019
277 - The future is fuzzy
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Brian and Blake back with another episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

So Brian has been in “fuzz state of mind” lately toying with some fuzz circuits. This has Blake excited and sparks a conversation about where this could be going. Is a new fuzz coming from Wampler?

Is Blake putting down his guitar to play the synth? He talks about his desire to acquire a Fender Rhodes piano and how that led him to purchase a Yamaha synth with some Rhodes modules. Can effects be used here? The guys talk about it.

LoFi beats, winter prepping the body, and Eric Johnson responds on the Tone Mob page. It’s all in this week’s episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

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Oct 07, 2019
276 - Are the days of the “Rock Star” Over?
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Brian and Blake are at it again with another episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

Just when the dust had seemed to settle on the drama surrounding Gibson they have to go and delete all their videos from their YouTube channel. And then there are rumors that Mark Agnesi is gone? It is an authentic conversation.

A meme is circulating comparing modern day musicians with the rock stars of 1987. The guys talk about the image and if there is any merit to it’s theme.

Song writing. Some are able to collaborate with bandmates to create their songs, while others are more comfortable writing with a click track and their DAW. Brian and Blake talk about the advantages to both.

New Sturgill Simpson album, Metallica remixes, and Blake talked to Covet. It’s all in this week’s episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

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Sep 30, 2019
275 - Giving Away Pedals is Hard
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275 - Giving Away Pedals is Hard

Brian and Blake are back for another Chasing Tone podcast.

You put together a video and put a little surprise pedal give-away at the end that you think only a few would see. The surprise is on you and now you have to answer all the emails. First World problems. Brian talks about how it all went down.

Brian found some spring tank impulse responses that are pretty incredible. This leads to an interesting conversation about the depths of IR’s and the many ways they can be used.

Relic’d equipment, Blake wants to scare you, and he is not in Indiana. It’s all in this week’s episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

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Sep 23, 2019
274 - Do gear companies have unique personalities?
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Brian and Blake are back for another Chasing Tone podcast.

Do gear companies have a “DNA”? Would it be too much of a shock if Wampler dabbled in the tc Electronics realm, or JHS came out with an Earthquaker style pedal? It is an interesting concept that Brian and Blake explore.

Renaming the podcast? Brian’s “escape”, and a hard host to listen to. It’s all in this week’s episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

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Sep 16, 2019
273 - Guitar recording tips
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Brian welcomes Blake back for another Chasing Tone podcast.

Whether you are recording your guitar tone for a video or a track for an upcoming EP, there are techniques and secrets to get that “in the room” sound. Brian share some of the ways he captures his guitar sound.

And you can’t record without microphones but they are not all created equal. The guys talk about the range of options in devices to help you get your tone recorded. 

Float tanks, dad shoes, coffee talk and more. It’s all in this week’s episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.


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Sep 09, 2019
272- A $61,000 Pedalboard?!
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In this very special edition of Chasing Tone Brian joins Mitch Gallagher (Sweetwater) Robert Keeley (Keeley Electronics), Josh Scott (JHS Pedals), Ryan Dyck (Temple Audio) and Rob Scallon of YouTube fame to talk about how they built a record breaking pedal board using 319 pedals. 34 pedalboards and over 500 feet of cables.

Listen in as they discuss some of the challenges and surprises they found as they constructed the system.

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Sep 02, 2019
271- An intriguing talk with Sara Dietschy, guitarist and Youtuber
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Brian welcomes YouTube sensation Sara Dietschy in this episode of Chasing Tone.

She has traveled a very similar road that a lot of us have. From a star-eyed guitarist with dreams of stardom that soon realized the realities of the music business, to an electrical engineering student wanting to work on music gear, Sara soon realized that was not her path. Learn how she stumbled into creating  success on YouTube.

She also shares her thoughts on how to get started using what you know and enjoy to create your own YouTube or podcast content and how to build your audience, whether that be around your original music, the pedals, amps or guitars you build, or whatever your interest and passion is.

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Aug 26, 2019
270 - What is your favorite Boss Pedal?
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Brian and Blake are back for another episode of Chasing Tone.

Every guitar player has probably owned a Boss Pedal at some point in their history. A DS-1, Metal Zone or maybe a Blues Driver. That brought up the conversation about which Boss pedal is Brian and Blake’s favorite. See if their answers match yours.

Cussing Roomba’s, does Andy Martin use a pick? Big secret stuff we can’t talk about and hammer talk. It is all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Aug 19, 2019
269 - Change in the world of guitar gear is inevitable
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Brian and Blake are back for another episode of Chasing Tone.

The gear world is ever changing and keeping up with your audience’s viewing habits and the latest trends can be daunting. Brian finds himself ever evolving his content and discusses the latest re-tooling of what he is creating. 

We have all had that moment when a component unexpectedly breaks and we have to contact a company to get a replacement part. Depending on the company, it could be a hit or miss situation. Blake had a great customer support experience. He shares how it all came to be.

Blake’s Jazz Master update, Brian’s shoe game, cold brew coffee, and glitter…glitter everywhere. It is all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Aug 12, 2019
268 - Not all tone is created equal
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Brian welcomes Blake Wyland back for another episode of Chasing Tone.

You get your rig all set up for your tele, and the single coils sing gloriously through your amp. Then you switch to your Les Paul and what the actual heck happened to your tone? Brian and Blake tackle a listener question about this very phenomenon.

Blake has an idea for a “One man band looper challenge” and he is looking for quite a setup to pull it off. The guys talk about some of the options out there that might help make it happen.

Podcast longevity, Blake’s take on SNAMM, imposter syndrome, and wrestling pigs. It is all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Jul 29, 2019
267- Buying & selling gear, and NAMM is dead
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Brian welcomes Wampler’s own Jason Wilding and Alex Clay for another episode of Chasing Tone.

It has been a mixed bag Summer NAMM weekend for Brian. From famous visitors at the Wampler booth to one of them being shut down by the noise police, some video fun with some well known gear Youtubers and hanging with the Wooo girls. Brian expands on the experience that was NAMM.

Yes, Alex sold another Silver Sky, in fact he buys and sells a lot of gear. Not only does that spark a conversation about the mindset to be able to let gear go, but also a discussion about Reverbs new owner and the direction the famous gear sales site may be going.

Jazz is hard y’all, Wampler branded New Balances, and be careful opening anonymous packages. It is all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Jul 23, 2019
266 - A NAMM Announcement and Pawn Shop Gear
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Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Brian has been on the road of late for some business travel. You will not believe the famous guitarist he ran into at Sweetwater. Brian talks about the experience.

Blake will have a chance to sit in on a recording session where the band will play live to vinyl, just like them olden days. The guys talk about the opportunity.

“Back in my day” the pawn shop was a great place to find great gear. Now with the existence of Reverb and eBay, the pawn shops, for the most part, are lacking in gear. Brian talks about the differences he has noticed of late.

Brian needs more fiber in his internet, A NAMM announcement, looking for an iced coffee sponsor, and a new Wampler office? All in this weeks Chasing Tone podcast.

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Jul 15, 2019
265 - Dear Gibson, we need to talk
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It’s Brian. It’s Blake. It has to be the Chasing Tone Podcast.

More drama from Gibson? This time a video from Mark Agnesi has re-ignited the controversy surrounding the company. Brian and Blake talk about it.

Blake has learned the bliss of running a stereo rig. Brian shares in his excitement and expands his insight into the power of it all.

There is so much new and good music being produced, but why is all you hear on radio these days regurgitated 40 year old music? The guys ponder the answers to one of life’s mysteries.

Brian’s exhausting but satisfying birthday week, clones need to stop and how to use the mimiq. All in this weeks Chasing Tone podcast.

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Jul 01, 2019
264 Chasing Tone REWIND: #001 Overdrive, Distortion, and Fuzz
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Take a trip back to the very first episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. In the premiere episode Brian sits down with Travis and Max and discusses the differences between Overdrive, distortion and fuzz. 

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Jun 24, 2019
263 - Shipping gear internationally, Twitch gear podcasting, and the new Boss 200 series
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Brian welcomes Blake back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Another social media platform. Twitch. Do you use it? Would you watch a gear stream on it? The guys ponder that question and if it would be worth pursuing.

Selling gear can be challenging enough without shipping problems. And shipping internationally can be quite the nightmare. Brian and Blake share some of their own shipping woes and why it is such a problem.

Brian needs some new dad kicks and apparently New Balance has a page on their website dedicated to “dad shoes”. Listen in as Blake helps Brian find some new “crispy bois”*

Playing like Jimmy Olander, the new Boss pedals, and Blake’s dad voice. It is all in this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

*it’s shoes people

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Jun 17, 2019
262 - The 9 levels of G.A.S.
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Brian is joined by Jason Wilding and Alex Clay for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Jason recently put out a blog about the 9 levels of G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) The guys talk about the different levels, and Jason talks about the “one that got away” that inspired the blog.

We all have that moment we will never live down. Some, more than one. Alex shares his, the time he stabbed himself in the ass with a knife. It’s funny…..now.

Does anyone read the disclaimers sellers put on their posts on Reverb? 

Jason is a professional arguer, fighting tactics, and HeXx Henderson trolls Craigslist. It is all in this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.



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Jun 10, 2019
261 - Do you really need an EQ pedal? And ....
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Brian and Blake are back for another top 15 episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

One thing that can have a negative effect on your tone is power. A necessary evil that can wreak havoc on your sound and your nerves. Brian explains ways to troubleshoot the problem. 

Most amps and quite a few pedals have on board EQ’s, so why would you need an external EQ? Brian and Blake give some examples of when they may be needed.

And have you heard about the new Wampler merch site? Shirts, phone covers, mugs, the highly sought after Wampler yoga pants, and much much more. Check it out at modyourownpedal.com. There’s more info in the podcast.

Brian wants to write a parenting book, the Tumnus Deluxe likes some batteries, and adventures in Guitar Center. It is all in this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.


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Jun 03, 2019
260 - Gibson SG: Love or hate? With Travis Feaster
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Travis stops by to visit Brian and record an episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Travis set the Wampler Tone Group on fire with one small comment. He talks about the fallout and what he really meant. 

Brian gives the latest update on the Terraform It is so close to being ready. He explains some of the gremlins that the team is chasing down.

Listening to Hip Hop, In ears, are they a good thing? And will there be a Wampler ABY switch? It is all in this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.


Find us at: 

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http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals

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http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast

http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

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May 27, 2019
259 - Gear demos and angry social media
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Brian welcomes Blake back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

We all try to get a look at the latest gear demos before we make purchases, but do you know how those come about? Do you know the difference between a demo guy like Andy Martin and reviewers like Phil McKnight? The guys talk about it.

You mad bro? Is it the anonymous nature of the internet, or are people just getting nastier? There can be some venom in YouTube and Facebook comments. Why? Do we all just need a hug? It is in the discussion.

4 cable method? What has happened to Apple? And a shift in the host duties? It is all in this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com

http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast

http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

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May 20, 2019
258 - Behind the scenes with Alex Clay and Jason Wilding of Wampler Pedals
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Brian welcomes Alex and Jason to the podcast. If you hang out on the Wampler Tone group or enjoy our Instagram page you are probably familiar with these guys. Get to know them a little better on this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

The Terraform is just about ready for you. Listen as the guys discuss some of the fine tuning and effects they like in the pedal. 

Alex likes Silver Sky guitars…a lot. He has purchased (in some cases repurchased) three of them.It has become a source of humor in the Wampler circles and of course Brian and Jason have some fun with him over it. Listen as Alex tries to explain his situation.

Jason’s new Tele, the power of duct tape, and the end of G.A.S? It is all in this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at:
http://www.WamplerPedals.com
http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
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May 13, 2019
257 - Terraform update and saving the guitar
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Blake is back with Brian on this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Where is our Terraform?? That is becoming the restless question from excited fans. Brian explains more of the process and the TLC going into making this another great offering from Wampler. Trust us, it is going to be worth the wait.

 We have all become a little concerned of late about the direction music has taken. Actual instruments have been replaced by loops and digital tricks. Some question the future of the guitar. But not all hope is lost as there has been a resurgence of the use of guitars, but you will not believe the source. Blake and Brian take a look at it.

Chasing Tone the movie?? Idiocracy is coming true before our eyes, and listener emails, It is all in this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.



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May 06, 2019
256 - Have we reached pedal market saturation?
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Blake is back with Brian on this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

So the question was posed on the Gear Page, “Have we reached pedal market saturation?” Are players navigating away to the Fractals and Helixes of the world? Brian and Blake take a hard look at the question and share their thoughts on the situation.

 The Terraform is Wampler’s first attempt at a pedal with so many DSP effects. So as you can imagine there is a learning curve to go along with it. Brian talks about the delays, his push for high quality and a better idea of a release date.

Blake and his wife has a new baby, Machine Gun Kelly plays a Wampler pedal, And Brian may build some custom pedals. It is all in this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.


Find us at: 

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Apr 29, 2019
255 -Behind the scenes at Wampler with Jason Wilding
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Brian has a chat with everyone’s favorite Brit, Jason Wilding on this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast

Brian has gotten his hands on a Soldano Amp that has caused quite a reaction from Brian himself. This leads to quite a conversation between Brian and Jason. Do you run a Soldano through a 2x12 or not?

There was a time that Wampler had a lot of “stortion” pedals. While the names may have not been attention grabbers, some of the circuits and tones certainly were. Is there a chance for some re-releases? Brian discusses the idea.

We swear the Terraform is coming. Jason and Brian give an update on the latest developments. And Jason shares his very favorite effect that he cannot wait to get your hands.

Alex may have a Silver Sky addiction, The Brent Mason PRS signature guitar, and a limited run of Hairstortions? It is all in this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 

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http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals

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http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast

http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

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Apr 15, 2019
254 - Noisy pedals, is there a solution?
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Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast

Some of you may have seen the April Fool video for the Totally Buffed. A lot of prep work and planning went into it, but the guys question if anyone even really notices these things anymore. is April Fool passé? 

A question Brian gets a lot is “Is <Insert Pedal here> Noisy?” In many instances the answer leans towards yes, but there are a lot of “factors” that can contribute to a noisy pedal. Brian talks about one remedy, but some may not like it.  

Imagine having your question answered by some of the leading experts in their field. Brian is contemplating a new element for the podcast where he will tap his various resources to get answers for you. More details in the podcast.

Dad fashion, Stereo vs. dual mono, spam calls, and a Docker’s sponsorship? It is all in this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com

http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast

http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

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Apr 08, 2019
253 - a $4000 Pedal?
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Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast

Ever heard of Quora? It is a website of questions and answers. One of the questions asked what effects company makes the most unique pedals. As you can guess, that led to quite the conversation.

You may have seen Wampler’s latest creation, the Terraform, at NAMM. You may also be waiting for it’s official release as Brian and the team put the final touches on it. Brian has an update on the progress.

Blake came across a pedal “the size of a table” on Reverb’s Instagram. Close to 20 stomp switches and knobs for days. What is it? And how many pedals make up this beast? The guys search out the details and talk about it.

Podcast evolution, Leslie speaker follow up, and farm life on Wampler Road?  It is all in this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.


Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com

http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast

http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

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Apr 01, 2019
252 - “Cheap” Alternatives for high end gear?
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Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast

If you have seen Brian’s latest YouTube video, then you have seen the V-Amp 3 in action. The guys talk about the versatility of the device and maybe it could be the $100 “Helix” you are looking for.

Blake has a new Resonator guitar. He talks about the new acquisition and the amazing tones he is getting out of it. Best electric guitar tone ever?

Brian shares some of the progress in the final developments in the Terraform Pedal soon to be available from Wampler. And of course if you are going to nail the Leslie sound, you really need to have a real Leslie cab available. It’s a business expense. 

YouTube algorithms, The neighbor from hell, and Van Halen vs Van Hagar. It is all in this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com

http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast

http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Mar 25, 2019
251 - Backing tracks on YouTube... Big no-no?
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251 - Backing tracks on YouTube... Big no-no?

Brian has a conversation with Justin of the YouTube channel mydarnjamtracks.

If you are not familiar with the channel, Justin has quite a catalog of backing tracks in a diverse range of styles created to help guitarists of all genres find tracks to practice with. 

Justin talks about the origins of the channel and shares how he comes up with the tracks. He even shares some of the gear he uses to produce the music on the channel.

It is all in this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.


Find us at:

http://www.WamplerPedals.com

http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals

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Mar 18, 2019
250 - VHS tape delays and performance anxiety
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Blake and Brian are back for an another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Brian has been checking out the Quilter Interblock 45 amp head. What does he think of it? He let’s Blake and you know.

You practice and everything clicks. So why is it when you are live or they push record in the studio you suddenly cannot find the second fret on your guitar? Performance anxiety is real and the guys talk about how they deal with it.

Blake got a new tape delay that sparked a conversation about the possibility of a VHS tape delay. There may be a mod out there to pull it off. Brian and Blake imagine the possibilities.

Cutting the cord, youTube ads, and proper dad joke form, It’s all in this edition of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 
http://www.WamplerPedals.com
http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals
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http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

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Mar 11, 2019
249 - We’re getting the band back together
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Blake and Brian are back for an exciting episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Some of you may have seen Brian’s unwanted addition to an older amp of his. A mouse built a nest inside the chassis. A humorous conversation ensues that leads to a discussion about playing an Rat in front of an AC30. Mixed reviews and reactions. 

Blake had a phone conversation with Bill Finnegan of Klon Centaur fame. Mr. Finnegan has an interesting story about one of the best rigs he ever heard. The pedal involved may surprise you. (Oh and Bill will be joining Blake on the Tone Mob Podcast soon. Stay tuned)

And is that “Parts Caster” worth more to you that it might be to other? What a “Part Caster” is and the guys thoughts are in the conversation.

Blake is getting the band back together, old school gaming, and is the local original music scene dead?  It’s all in this edition of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Mar 04, 2019
248 - Noise gates in gain pedals, Brad Paisley, and Bonamassa is at it again
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Blake and Brian are back for an exciting episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Brad Paisley recently hung out at Sweetwater and did an interview on their Youtube page where he talked about the origin of he and Brian’s working relationship. Brian gives a few more details on the story.

A question recently came up asking why pedal builders do not put noise gates in gain pedals. Brian has an explanation and how those gates would work.

And good ol’ Joe Bonamassa is at it again. He says you don’t need top end gear to sound good. Oh the irony. But is he right? You may be surprised at Brian and Blake's reactions.

To intro or not to intro, Is Brian looking for a new co-host? And there is a Nashville, Indiana?  It’s all in this edition of the Chasing Tone Podcas


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http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

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Feb 25, 2019
247 - Strings, nostalgic gear and guitar heroes
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Blake and Brian are back for an exciting episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Strings are pretty important. Stringjoy have a new approach to strings that gets the guys into a deeper conversation about strings and their personal preferences.

There has been a resurgence of old gear companies lately. The guys talk about the companies making a comeback and fall into remembering some of their old gear they wished they still had. And some they still do.

The gear community lost a giant recently with the passing of Jim Dunlop. The guys talk about his contributions to the guitar world and other “gear heroes” that have had a similar impact.

A Hawaiian Pizza pedal? New Kids on the Block, Brian’s mullet, and a Guitar Center story that is amusing and maybe a bit too familiar. It’s all in this edition of the Chasing Tone Podcast.




Find us at: 
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http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals

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http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

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Feb 11, 2019
246 - Dinner with my guitar hero and NAMM craziness
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NAMM is behind us but Brian and Blake share some of their amazing stories from an extraordinary show on this epic episode of Chasing Tone. (Oops, dropped my thesaurus)

Brian and Blake came home with new axes. Blake picked up an Equitz Rayburn guitar, and Brian got his hands on a Friedman Tele with a B bender. They talk about the new acquisitions. 

Pick ups can make a world of difference in the tone of a guitar. Brian put some new Vaughn Skow pick ups in his PRS. He talks about the difference they made

Most times Brian comes back from NAMM happy to avoid NAMMthrax (If he did) and in need of some Exederin(tm) and rest. But this NAMM re-energized Brian and his love of music. He talks about it.

Steve Vai in the Wampler booth, Paul Gilbert crashes a video Brian was involved in, and the convention center wants to cater your pizza party, just one problem. It’s all in this edition of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Feb 04, 2019
245 - A Pre-NAMM Extravaganza and a new pedal from Wampler
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NAMM is this week, but Brian and Blake took some time to produce a new Chasing Tone Podcast.

Wampler is presenting a new pedal at NAMM this year. It is a multi effects modulation pedal with some cutting edge tech that will blow your mind. Brian talks about the depth of the latest offering from your favorite Indiana pedal company.

Blake has found an interesting way to record audio for his gear demos. It is a bit unique and Brian and Blake talk about why it works.

The Meris Enzo. A synth pedal. Blake has one and loves it. He explains what it does and why it is different from other “synth” pedals on the market.

Blake’s NAMM pizza party, Brian is working on his dad figure, and EarthQuaker’s Jaime has no beard? It’s all in this edition of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

**NOTE - Put a reminder on your phones, Brian will be doing an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit on February 4th starting at 2pm. Bring your questions and join the conversation.

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Jan 20, 2019
244 - Counterfeit gear and recording lies
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It’s a new year and Brian and Blake are back for a new Chasing Tone Podcast.

So imagine going into the studio and laying down tracks only to find the producer bypassed your rig and applied different effects in post. This happened to a member of the tone group. Brian and Blake share their thoughts on the situation.

Do you buy gear on Amazon? Are you sure you’re getting the real deal? Counterfeit gear is becoming a real problem on the popular site. The guys have some thoughts on the matter.

NAMMs a comin’, peaches, Blake is getting old and Google searches. It’s all in this edition of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

**NOTE - There was a hiccup in the recording of this episode. i.e;Brian did not hit record. So Brian's audio is from the Skype recording. We apologize in advance for the diminished audio quality.


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http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Jan 14, 2019
243 - Learning to love guitar again
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The holidays are about over and Brian and Blake are back for another Chasing Tone Podcast

2018 has been a long year full of content production, pedal design and the day to day grind. Brian had been feeling a bit burned out and found little joy behind the guitar. Find out how he got the joy back and the surprising change that helped him find it.

Blake’s restoration, a Wampler wah(?), Blake wants to play steel guitar and thumb picks.. It’s all in this edition of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 

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Dec 31, 2018
242 - Are Analog Pedals Done? Over? Gone?
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Blake is back with Brian for another broadcast of the Chasing Tone podcast..

EQ Pedals. Can be very helpful tools, but what trips you up when using them? Brian talks about some of the issues some could be facing.

Distortion, fuzz, overdrive,,. or just plain dirt pedals. Have all the dirt tones been achieved? Or is there new frontiers in the digital pedal age? Brian and Blake have some thoughts.

Blake’s Turducken Incident, personality tests, and remodeling the studio. It’s all in this edition of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

PLEASE NOTE - There were technical issues while recording that left Brian's audio less than ideal. We will make it up to you on the next podcast. 

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http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Dec 17, 2018
241-Has digital Technology replaced the analog pedal?
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241- What has digital technology done to music?


Travis stops by the barn for a chat with Brian in this latest epidition of the Chasing Tone podcast..

The guys ponder the future of guitar pedals. Has digital technology replaced the analog stompbox? It leads to an interesting discussion.

And Brian brings up last week’s discussion he had with Blake about the future of guitar and guitar music. Is there going to be a point where there is money in music again? Travis has some thoughts.

Fitting into small town USA, the use of EQ, Reverb, plate or spring?. It’s all in this edition of the Chasing Tone Podcast.


Find us at: 

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http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Dec 10, 2018
240 Tone Tips -Vintage Vs Modern Fuzz face Pedals... is there a difference?
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Brian's good friend, cohort, and ex-wampler employee Travis Feaster stopped by and brought two fuzz face pedals... one of them being vintage, one being newer. Both using same transistors. In this special Tone Tips episode of the podcast we compare them side by side. 

What's your thoughts? Which one did YOU like more?

Dec 04, 2018
239 - Who will save guitar music?
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The turkey and stuffing are but leftovers and the pumpkin pie has been long gone. The relatives have hit the road and Brian and Blake can finally sit down and do another Chasing Tone podcast.

Brian has been doing some thinking, and he wonders, will there be another “guitar hero” to make guitar music relevant again? Blake chimes in on an interesting conversation.

Home electronics 101, Steel guitar, and no Dinosaur Junior this week. All in this edition of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com
http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals
http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast
http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Nov 27, 2018
238 - Wampler releases a new fuzz?
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Brian and Blake are back with another fun filled episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.


There is a brand new pedal out from Wampler. The Fuzztration is the new “knock you down and take your lunch money” fuzz pedal creation from Brian. He let’s you hear some tones from it and the guys talk about it.


With all the technical breakthroughs and computers in recording studios, a lot of music has become somewhat sterile. Blake and Brian talk about the advantages of playing as a band and the difference a little human imperfection can make.


People of Wal-Mart, Red Dead Redemption, Doom music, and Buck Owens may have been an Alien. All in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


Find us at: 

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http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals

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http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

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Nov 19, 2018
237 - “Tone Tips” Where to place your boost pedal
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Ever wonder what is the best placement for your boost pedal in your signal chain? Before dirt? After? 

In this special “Tone Tips” episode of Chasing Tone, Brian uses several different boosts and lets you hear the differences in both options.

Find us at: 

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Nov 12, 2018
236 - Do you think the “dream tone” you’re chasing is unrealistic?
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Brian and Blake are here. You are here. Lets do another Chasing Tone Podcast.


Blake produced his first demo video for YouTube. How did he capture his audio? How did he deal with YouTube’s compression? What is a Demogorgan? All will be explained.


Do you think the “dream tone” you’re chasing is unrealistic? Someone said it is. Brian has some thoughts.


Tore is leaving TC? Using broken guitar strings? Blake needs a bender and Chinese food, all in this weeks Chasing Tone podcast.


Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com

http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast

http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Nov 05, 2018
235 - Why do some pedals hate buffers?
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Brian and Blake are at it again with another Chasing Tone Podcast.


Blake has noticed that some of his fuzz pedals react differently to buffers in his rig. He asks Brian about it, and Brian has some insight. Check it out.


Everything has a shelf life. Every time you power it on is one more step to it’s end. So the question came up, does having constant power to your pedal board shorten the life of your gear? Brian talks about it. 


Brian looks forward to being our AI overlords pet, Blake almost lost his favorite guitar to a bad fall,  transistors, capacitors and jfets all in this weeks Chasing Tone podcast.


Find us at: 

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Oct 29, 2018
234 - Gear that got away
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It’s Brian. It’s Blake. It has got to be Chasing Tone. 

We all have that piece of gear that somehow slipped through our fingers. Brian and Blake look back at gear that they lost in some way and some that they have been able to get back.

There are some pieces of gear that many say they just cannot “bond” with. Relationship with your axe is important in chasing your tone. Brian and Blake talk about it. 

Brian had bad room mates, a 60 Cycle Hum surprise, and an award winning motion picture about a luthier? It’s all in this weeks Chasing Tone podcast.



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Oct 22, 2018
233 - Wampler History, and Brent Mason plays an SG?
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Travis drops by the Barn and chats with Brian. 

Travis has plans to record a new album, but he has a very interesting strategy to get the content into the hands of his fans.

Brent Mason broke the social medias by disclosing he doesn’t just play Tele’s. Brian and Travis share their thoughts and Brent stories.  

Travis and Brian take a trip through the history of Wampler Pedals. From Brian’s basement to an abandoned church to today. It’s been quite a journey.

Fantasy football, Origins of the “Feaster Fuzz”, and it’s the “singles generation?”  All in this weeks Chasing Tone podcast.


Find us at: 

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http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals

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Oct 15, 2018
232 - SD-1 Vs TS-9, Joyo Resurgence, And DSP for Beginners?
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Blake and Brian are back and tired. That may be what kept them kind of on topic? A little? <p>


So which came first? The Boss SD-1 or the Ibanez TS-9? And what are the differences? The guys take a look at the question.<p>


DSP has not really been an entry level tech for most DIYer’s. But there is an exciting opportunity on kickstarter that may change that. You can check out the campaign and get more info at - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/689850781/flexfxtm-programmable-digital-audio-effects-platfo. Oh and the guys talk about it too <p>


And Joyo has introduced some interesting new effects pedals. Brian and Blake take a look at some of their offerings.<p>


Forum Marketing, good or bad? Hidden gems in iso tracks, Conor McGregor on a gear podcast? And the secret compartment in Boss Pedals. The secret is out. (Don’t tell your mom) All in this weeks Chasing Tone podcast.<p>


Find us at: <p>

http://www.WamplerPedals.com

http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast

http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Oct 08, 2018
230 - What does a Presence Control Do?
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Alright Tone Chasers, sit back and absorb knowledge as Brian educates Blake on the ways of the presence control found on some amps and pedals. (Including a new Wampler pedal about to drop on Sept. 28, 2018)

Blake asks, “Mr Peabody, er, Wampler. What is a phase inverter and what does it do?” (Well, something like that) If you were wondering the same thing, Brian has an answer.

Chili weather hits the midwest, Blake drag races, Brian finds that not all UFC is trhe same, and new breakthroughs that has Brian excited about the future of gear. All in this weeks Chasing Tone podcast.

Find us at: 

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Sep 24, 2018
229 - First pedals and breaking down tone
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Brian and Blake are back with another Tone Chasing adventure.

Brian is chasing a certain tone, but as he dissects recordings of that tone he finds that to be a more daunting task than he first thought. The guys talk about it.

What is a good first pedal for the new player? Brian and Blake share what advice they would give their younger selves on where to start to build their pedal board.

Google searches, genre bending, and a website where you can take a shot at mixing some classic tunes. All in this weeks Chasing Tone podcast.

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Sep 17, 2018
228 - A visit with Travis and Max
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Travis AND Max join Brian for a special reunion. Hold onto something.

Max sold his PRS and his amp, what did he get? He shares the new gear choices.

Local bars are changing the way they book bands. The guys discuss the shift in the local music scene and what it could mean for gigging musicians.

The guys talk about music preferences and the chat is full of surprising revelations and strong opinions. It is a thought provoking conversation.

Weed problems, dead man’s curve, the state of the pedal biz, and Travis plays drums? All in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Sep 10, 2018
227- Fun with isolated guitar tracks
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Blake is back and he and Brian have a bit to catch up on.

Blake got a chance to hang with one of his guitar idols. And it turns out he’s a fan of the Wampler YouTube channel. The guys talk about it.

Brian has been geeking out over isolated multi-tracks of great guitar music. He has really enjoyed dissecting the mix and finding the recording tricks hidden there. He shares the experience..

A Metallica country tune? Has Blake given up coffee for good?? Brian likes Skrillex? Is $1200 too much for a discontinued pedal? Goat talk and more in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Sep 03, 2018
226 - "Tone Tips" - 2 ways for better stereo guitar amp tones
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Running dual amps is a ton of fun and ultra-inspiring. In this special Tone Tips edition, Brian demonstrates two different pedals you can use to make the sound more spread out and more "stereo" sounding.

Comment on the YouTube video with your favorite tips when running stereo setups!

Original Mimiq video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LVN5ioauSg

Purchase Mimiq: https://amzn.to/2MidEyR

Youtube Version of this episode - https://youtu.be/wlq6sQh_qBo

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Aug 27, 2018
225 - Q&A with Travis, former chasing tone host
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Travis is back and answering listener questions with Brian.

All players can feel like they are in a rut. What is the remedy? Travis and Brian have some thoughts.

The “Holy Grail” of tone. Few have found it, many are searching, but if you are one of the few lucky enough to have found it, does the quest end there? Or are you forever tweaking? The guys tackle this one.

Is Travis still into Les Pauls? Is it worth going to college? What are the best amps for home practice? And Max is having a baby? All in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Aug 20, 2018
224 - New Gear, New Inspiration, and Bored with Guitar?
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Blake and Brian are back together again and have some serious catching up to do..

Brian has acquired some new gear and talks about how a certain piece sparked inspiration for a whole new concept coming soon from Wampler Pedals.

Over the last couple of weeks Blake has picked up a desire to start pickin’ the chickens .Brian has some advice for where to turn on YouTube for some tutoring. Wonder how chicken pickin’ sounds with fuzz?.

Brian has also spent the last couple of weeks on a journey of his own. Looking for something a little different, Brian turned his focus on expanding the podcast. Interviewing some YouTubers in the guitar field and hanging out with Hank Williams III.

Brian’s Tele’s are a little jealous of the new PRS, Blake is working on getting a custom guitar, and a look at the Bit Commander. All in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Aug 13, 2018
223 - The Samurai Guitarist
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His name is Steve Onotera, but you likely know him as the YouTuber Samuraiguitarist.

Brian has a conversation with Steve about his channel, his background and influences.

Steve shares where the name Samuraiguitarist came from, what inspires his videos and how he sets himself apart from other Guitar related YouTube channels.

He also shares advice for hopeful YouTubers and discusses how he deals with trolls..

You can check out Steve’s samuraiguitarist YouTube channel here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj1Jtb8xLUzFAm8J-Q1e1MQ

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Aug 06, 2018
222 - Interview with Sara Dietschy of the Creative Exchange
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Brian spent some time in New York City. While there he had a chance to sit down with YouTuber Sara Dietschy.

Sara shares her journey, so far, to get to where she is today. From an electrical engineering student to a computer programming major to a well known YouTuber, she discusses the importance of finding your path and having the guts to walk on it.

Sara is also a guitarist. She shares her influences and get’s Brian’s reaction to a certain player’s skills. And you will probably relate to her Guitar Center story.

She works in the 368 studios in NewYork and runs into Casey Neistat regularly. And her Creative Exchange podcast recently featured Mr. Gary Vaynerchuk. So she is running in some good company.

This is a great motivational conversation with someone who pushed through expectations and fear to find a path to success doing what she loves - being a creative and building a life and career around that passion..

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Jul 30, 2018
221 - Chasing Tone Rewind Eps 8- First Influences In Tone- Wampler Pedals
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In this special "Chasing Tone Rewind" we throw it back to August 11, 2014. Episode 8.

In this early episode Travis, Max, and Brian talk about some of the songs that got them into playing guitar and chasing tone.

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Jul 23, 2018
220 - A Chat with Robert Baker
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Brian gets a chance to chat with guitarist/YouTuber Robert Baker.

Robert has a popular YouTube channel with great content and has even appeared in a couple Wampler videos. He talks about his channel and the journey to get to the popularity he is enjoying today.

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be a popular YouTuber, Robert shares what his average day is like and the things he likes and dislikes about it.

Brian also talks to Robert about the gear he uses both in the studio and live on stage. You can find Robert Baker at

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfeviwU6C7kEjpOK4C6myuQ

SKYPE LESSONS rbaker_lessons@yahoo.com

OFFICIAL WEBSITE (TABS!!) http://robertbakerguitar.com

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RobertBakerGuitar

Twitter http://www.twitter.com/rguitar5150

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/RWBAKER5150

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Jul 16, 2018
219 - Brian’s new axe, Blake’s upgrade, and good times at NAMM
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Brian and Blake catch up after a busy couple of weeks of Guitar show festivities. Brian talks about NAMM misconceptions and the fact that not all of the cool things happen on the show floor.

The guys talk about some new gear acquisitions they have recently made, and a couple pieces they have their eyes on. And what axe did Brian add to his guitar roster? You may be surprised..

Blake is avoiding Brian, Brian’s son my be following in his dad’s foot steps, and Blake is really bad at ping pong.. It’s all on this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Jul 09, 2018
218 - "Tone Tips" A walk through Brian's entire guitar collection... this is what we design pedals with
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Many have asked what guitars Brian uses when creating new pedals. So he will let you hear them, tell you why he has them them, and some back stories behind each one.

All in this special Tone Tips episode of Chasing Tone.

Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Jul 02, 2018
217 - Chasing Tone - Has it really been four years?
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Brian and Blake recorded this episode on 6/20/18, exactly 4 years to the day of the release of the very first Chasing Tone episode.

Take a trip though Chasing Tone history as Brian shares the many forms the podcast took through the years and how we got here today..

Which came first Toto or Weezer? Blake hates dogs?? And everyone needs a White Castle. It’s all on this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Jun 25, 2018
216 - "Tone Tips" - 5 Mistakes Gigging Guitarists sometimes make
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5 Mistakes Gigging Guitarists sometimes make:

- Mic Placement and/or setting the amp tone too bright

- Fitting in the mix.

- Scooping the mids.

- Not tuning with a tuner or not tuning often enough.

- Over Playing instead of playing what fits in the song

We all make mistakes. Brian admits to making all of these mistakes at one time or another as well. That is why he is sharing this special "Tone Tips" episode to maybe help others avoid some of the pitfalls.

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Jun 18, 2018
215 - Budget Amps, Looper Pedals and Gear Shows (What they don’t want you to know)
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Marshall, Dr Z, Friedman…all great amps that can fall outside the ol’ gear budget sometimes, But there are some “budget” amps that could get the job done if set up correctly and paired with the right pedals. Brian and Blake look at the options.

Looper pedals. Have you used one? In the right application they can be a powerful tool. The guys share their insights.

Sweetwater’s Gearfest is just around the corner. Brian will be there. Will you? Animal kingdom in the shred shed, and bands vs dinner. All on this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Jun 11, 2018
214 - “Tone Tips” Is it better to use an amp when running direct in? A comparison using Impulse Responses
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It's very convenient running direct in, whether late night recording, practicing at home, or gigging at church or a club. In this special “Tone Tips” episode of Chasing Tone, Brian compares running direct in with pedals into an amp (using a Two Notes Captor) versus running direct in with pedals only.

PLEASE NOTE: You never want to run direct into your DAW or soundboard from the speaker output unless your amp has an output made for this reason..

All on this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Jun 04, 2018
213 - Guitar Shows...are they worth it?
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NAMM, huh, yeah, what is it good for…hold up. Before you go to the next line the answer is more of a “depends”. What is the biggest bang for your company may be a totally different experience for another. Brian and Blake talk about the pros and cons to attending the “big show”

And you may have heard the term “influencer” bantered about in the marketing world. Some of you may be asking, “What does that mean?” The guys have an explanation.

All on this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 

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May 29, 2018
212 - The caffeinated episode. Great albums, EVH and G-Strings
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Facebook. Here we go again you say? Not so much this time as it has encouraged discussions of great albums and their influence. Brian and Blake talk about their picks..

There are the classics. Telecaster, Strats, Les Pauls. But there are other intriguing guitar options out there that have caught Blake’s eye. The guys talk about it.

Brian has some tips on building a half pipe, keeping G-strings in tune, if that is even possible. And Brian goes all Cornholio on this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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May 21, 2018
211 - Blatz Beer, Digitech, and Facebook ain't fun no more
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Harman has decided to make some big changes with Digitech and DOD. What does it all mean? Brian and Blake discuss it.

Facebook can be useful, but it has proven itself lately to be a toxic battleground where people can lash out at others over stupid things. So much so that one of the guys is pretty much fed up with it. You will be surprised which one.

Nikki Sixx is Brian’s wife’s fb pal? Brian fanboyed a 90’s country star, and you never know who is going to send you a friend request on social media. All on this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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May 15, 2018
210 - Bonamassa buying Gibson? And online gear sales
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Rumor has it that Joe Bonamassa may be interested in purchasing the faltering Gibson company. Could it be more than a rumor? Brian and Blake dive into the subject.

People buy and sell gear everyday on eBay or Reverb. And PayPal is a common way to pay for those transactions. Most go smoothly, but a Wampler Tone Group member shares the nightmare he is going through with the sale of his Les Paul. The guys look at the situation and talk about ways for buyers and sellers to protect themselves.

And how much is too much to pay for gear? Where do you draw the line? Brian found some high end pedals with some high price tags.

Could Barn Band be a new recording interface? Blake has an interesting NGD, and there is a new T-shirt Brian has his eye on. All on this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

May 07, 2018
209 - Scooping the Mids and Glamour Pedalboards in the Instagram era
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You practice at home and dial your tone in and it sounds great. But at practice or at the gig, it sounds totally different in the mix. Can scooping the mids help the situation? Brian and Blake discuss the options.

Instagram has become the place to showcase your rig. But has the need to "look good" and get likes taken over the need to "sound good" and have a practical pedalboard? The guys talk about it.

Does the podcast have a jingle? Is "Bro Country" just an American thing? Is Goat Yoga coming to Wampler Farms? All this and more in this week's Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Apr 30, 2018
208 - The lost Brent Mason interview
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Back around 2004 Brian had the opportunity to sit down with Brent Mason and ask him some questions in an interview that was thought to be lost forever on a broken hard drive.

Brent discusses how a song is developed for recording, and what his process is when he comes up with a solo for a song. He also talks about his recording setup and gives an overview of his gear.

Brent has some advice on getting into the music business and some pointers on getting good tone.

What would Brent Mason do if he couldn’t play guitar? Who would he like play with that he has not yet? And what legendary artist did he miss out on going on tour with? All on this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Apr 23, 2018
207 - Is this the end of analog?
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As technology progresses and we dive deeper into the digital world, does it spell the end of analog gear? Or are we in an era where they not only coexist, but compliment each other? Brian and Blake take on the subject.

And is there a bias against digital gear? Is it warranted? Brian Neunaber wrote a blog about the topic and Brian shares some of the insight.

Guatemalan Coffee, studio stuff is expensive, and impulse responses. All on this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 

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Apr 16, 2018
206 - The pain of G.A.S. and Elusive Gear
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Many are familiar with G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) But what really drives that desire? Is it the pursuit? Or is it actually acquiring the gear. Brian and Blake discuss it.

And how do you handle not getting your hands on that piece of gear? Do you find a substitute? It’s a question from the tone group and the guys tackle it head on.

If you get a chance, check out My Darn Jam Tracks (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC55xyo8HvJMuTROnqpPgG5Q) An awesome YouTube channel that Brian recently found and is enjoying. Justin has some tasty jam tracks you might enjoy.

All on this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Apr 09, 2018
205 - Tone Tip - Should you run dirt pedals into clean amp vs. dirty amp? A comparison between the two
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In this special tone tip edition of the podcast, Brian demonstrates running a couple of different distortions and boosts into both a clean amp and the same amp turned all the way up which overdrives it giving it cool distorted tones.

Basically, it's a "should I run my overdrive into a clean amp or should I turn my amp up and run the pedals into that?" podcast. You may like it, you may not. Hopefully you do. Brian does these podcasts for you all both for your knowledge and your entertainment.

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Apr 04, 2018
204 - Troubleshooting Pedals and Obsolete Wireless Units?
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Everything man made can break. True in the pedal world as well. But before you package up the pedal and send it back for repair, Brian shares some of the steps you can take to eliminate minor issues and keep that pedal on your board.

Blake shares some info on the FCC auctioning off some frequency spectrums that may make some older wireless audio components obsolete. The guys go into more details in the podcast.

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Mar 26, 2018
203 - Doing mods and the “Anatomy” of Tone
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We are officially on Spotify! Brian and Blake welcome our new friends and get back at it after a small vacation.

Brian has decided to do mods for customers. He discusses the decision and shares details how you could get one of your pedals modded by Mr Wampler himself.

We have all heard how tone is in the hands, but is it in your gut too? Do “fuller figured” guitar players have different tone from the more svelte player? Blake thinks so. The guys discuss it.

Ever wonder why the audience complains about your perfect tone? It could be that they are hearing something totally different than you. It is called signal displacement and Brian share’s Bruce Egnaters article on the subject.

Blake’s special black DS-1, headphones with no speakers, and Brian’s new grill. It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Mar 19, 2018
202 - Tone Tips - Q&A with Brian
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In this special Tone Tips edition, Brian tackles some questions from the Wampler Tone Group..

Ever wonder how much of the ideas that go into Wampler Pedals are from customer requests and how many are Brian just following his muse? He talks about it.

Why are some amps just more “pedal friendly” than others? Is it truth or in the ears of the beholder? Brian takes a look at it.

Brian’s education background, and artists that Brian would like to design for, It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Mar 12, 2018
201 - Tone Tips: Q&A with Mr Wampler
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In this special Tone Tips edition, Brian tackles some questions from the Wampler Tone Group..

It takes a lot of breadboarding and patience to get the perfect tone from a pedal. Brian discusses some of the harder circuits to get right.

We have all seen recommended settings from pedal manufacturers, but they don’t always live up to expectations. There are a myriad of reasons and Brian talks about them.

Have you ever wondered if there were pick ups or tubes that may work better with pedals? Brian tackles that question.

Does quality cables make a difference in your tone? What about power supplies or pedal order? Brian shares his opinion.

Midi? Would Brian collaborate with another builder? Boxers or briefs? And what drives Wampler innovation? It’s all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Mar 05, 2018
200 - Brad Paisley:Behind the Scenes
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Brian is joined this week by former Brad Paisley guitar tech Cory Hall.

Cory talks about what it is like to work so closely with one of his guitar heroes and the tricks and tone secrets he picked up along the way.

We also find out about some of Brad’s favorite gear and his private recording studio.

All in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Feb 26, 2018
199 - So you want to start your own pedal company?
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There are a lot of DIYers out there that want to take their hobby to the next level and start their own pedal company. But where do you start?

How do you market yourself in the social media marketing age? How do you build relationships with potential customers?

And how do you balance the demands of answering emails, designing new product, and pushing numbers? Brian and Blake discuss the ups and downs of it all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Feb 19, 2018
198 - An Interview with Andy Martin of Reverb
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Brian catches up with Andy Martin, formerly of Pro Guitar Shop and the Tone Report, now with Reverb after his first NAMM.

Get to know Andy as Brian asks him about his beginnings with PGS, his gear, his influences and his favorite pedal of all times.

Just a heads up, this interview was recorded at the Earthquaker Party and there is quite a bit of background noise, but the conversation comes through loud and clear.

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Feb 12, 2018
197 - Let's talk about artist Endorsements
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In this bonus edition of Chasing Tone, Blake and Brian discuss artist endorsements. Does a big name equal big sales? Not in every instance. The guys explain.

Andy Martin of Reverb, formerly of PGS, just experienced his first NAMM and had a sitdown interview with Brian. That is in an upcoming episode stay tuned.

And it seems, if you are listening to this podcast you may not be watching us on the YouTubes. It is an interesting phenomenon worth talking about.

Brian likes Mr. Worldwide?? Is there a George Lynch pedal in the works?? Katy Perry has a guitar player?? All of these questions are answered and your morning traffic report in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Feb 08, 2018
196 - NAMM Wrap up and driving Mr Wampler
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Blake and Brian decompress after their return from NAMM. What they saw and a few of their favorite things.

It’s Lyft Vs Uber, Brian had an experience. And Blake tried to carjack an Uber ride from a big name in the gear industry.

Another company brought hand sanitizer?? Brian tried to crash a post prom party, and a shake up in the social media world shake up. All in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Feb 05, 2018
195 - Travis and Max are back again!
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It’s a reunion of the original Chasing Tone Cast as Brian catches up with Travis and Max.

You go to a gig knowing you will not be able to use your amp on stage. What choices do you have?The guys talk about options for going direct in.

Brian educates Travis and Max on what impulse responses are, how they are used, and why they need them in their lives.

And what gear are you longing for? Max, Travis and Brian share their wish lists..

How to end any argument, Olive Garden isn’t fancy, and relicing Brian’s amp. All in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Jan 29, 2018
194 - Travis and Max are Back!
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It’s a reunion of the original Chasing Tone Cast as Brian catches up with Travis and Max.

Max and Travis discuss how being in the industry changed their perspective on gear. And how that has changed now that they are out of the business

The guys share what is on their pedal boards. Travis’ board has a theme.

Travis shares his C.C. Deville story and what really drives Brian to do what he does. All in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Jan 22, 2018
193 - Classic ‘cheap’ Pedals, Circuit Nerdery, and a possible Wampler Re-release ?
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A reviewer took one of our competitors to task over using surface mount in their pedal design. Brian sets the record straight on why it is necessary and the differences between the two.

There are some “cheap” pedals on the market, but that does not mean they are necessarily bad. In fact some have some pretty good circuits under the hood. Brian and Blake discuss a few.

Some things are released before their time. The public just isn’t ready to appreciate the contribution that item brings to society. There may be a release of a Wampler pedal that fits that description. Find out what it is as the guys talk about it’s possible re-release.

Brian’s Christmas gear acquisition, Blake is restricting gear purchases this year(?) and why does the “I love fuzz” forum hate Brian? All this in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Jan 15, 2018
192 - The Nutube Tubescreamer
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Ibanez just came out with a tube based tubescreamer based on Korg’s new Nutube technology. Brian and Blake discuss the new pedal and the tech behind it.

It is easy to feel like you know the podcasters you listen to. Makes it cool when you meet them in person, but what is it like for the podcaster?

And speaking of tubescreamers. The guys discuss the differences between the TS9 and the TS808.

Is a Chasing Pizza Podcast in the works? The best burger in America, statins, and Sweetwater candy all this in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Jan 08, 2018
191 - New Year Gear Resolutions
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Happy New Year! Brian and Blake are ready to kick off 2018 with their gear resolutions. What are some of yours?

Christmas break at the Wampler shops gives Brian a chance to decompress. Find out how he unwinds.

Brian reveals his new online venture complete with some DIY kits you can get. And speaking of DIY, he has a Book update!

Acoustic Guitars, nostalgic gear, Skype tone and military time all this in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Jan 01, 2018
190 - TS9/TS808 controversial video and why do pedals cost so much?
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Brian recently released a video about differences in Tubescreamers. How there really isn’t any. It started a firestorm on the social medias. He and Blake rip the band-aid off the wound.

People asks why some “simple circuit” pedals cost so much. But there are a lot of layers in the cost of making a pedal or any gear. The guys talk about it.

Blake is not a fan of tube based pedals AND he is getting rid of all his fuzz pedals, micro-sized components, and is Amazon getting into the pedal game? All this in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Dec 25, 2017
189 - Is Apple pulling the plug on downloading?? And how money works in the music industry and making it work for you.
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There was a recent article claiming that Apple would be ending their downloading service in favor of a streaming platform. Blake and Brian discuss what this could mean for the music industry and how it could influence the gear market.

Money in the music industry seems to be loaded in favor of the labels, leaving artists struggling even when successful. The guys talk about how deals are struck and where today’s artists are making money.

Is marketing a dirty word when it comes to your music? Brian and Blake talk about how to get you and your music in front of people without traditional selling and marketing.

Alexa doesn’t “give” you anything. Better check your bank statements. Ke$ha, and Brian’s new iMac. All this in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Dec 18, 2017
188 - Running Stereo Setups, Gear Demo’s and Reviews, and will there ever be another Rush?
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Stereo rigs can be awesome. But they have some issues to overcome as well. Brian and Blake talk about working through it.

You see gear reviews and demos on YouTube, but do you understand the difference between the two? The guys talk about how it all works.

Listening to Rush on the way home from the gym got Brian lamenting the future of music. Will there be another Rush? Blake tries to assure him that all is not lost.

Brian has been pwning the noobs in COD. Mad Skills. Blake can’t find his Mega Man 2 cart. Have you seen it? PedalCoin?? Thinking while your mowing, and getting Rick Rolled. All this in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Dec 11, 2017
187 - “Wamp” Tuning, Delay Pedals, Baritone Guitars and Software Drummers
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Delays are useful. But how long of a delay do you really need? How long is too long? Blake and Brian look at it.

Brian has a drummer issue. Why won’t his software drummers “play along”? The guys discuss how the digital world mirrors the real world.

Blake got a baritone guitar. He shares the tones he is getting through his fuzz pedals.

Beard talk, Boutique Strings, and Wampler’s impending release. And one of the guy’s dad built him a 22 foot Space Shuttle. All this in this week's loaded Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Dec 04, 2017
186 - Where should you place Amp-in-a-box pedals?
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Blake is back and ready to talk gear with Brian.

A listener asks where to put an amp-in-a-box pedal in their rig? Near the guitar? Near the amp? Somewhere between? The guys share their thoughts.

Blake got some new gear. A new guitar with an innovative twist and a pretty cool reverb pedal, and Brian talks about his Black Friday dilemma.

Brian’s Les Paul is breaking his heart? Mushrooms in Chili? And pedal builders have a fight club? All this in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Nov 27, 2017
185 - Q&A Day: Lo-Mid-Hi Gain, what is the difference? Amp Specific Pedals, Why not?
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Brian sits down and answers some of your questions.

Ever wonder why someone hasn’t put out a pedal tailored to a specific Amp? One listener has, and gets Brian’s perspective on the idea.

Do we think cheap pedals sound less than they should, just because they are cheap? Brian discusses the “placebo” effect and how it can lead some players astray.

We hear about pedals or amps that are low, medium, or high gain, but what does that really mean? Brian shares some insight on the differences.

All this in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Nov 20, 2017
184 - Q&A Day: circuit component discussion, which pedals with my rig, and Daw recording
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Brian sits down and answers some of your questions.

A DIY’er wants Brian’s opinion on circuit components. Polyester vs Tantalum capacitors. What affect the orientation of components has on the tone of the circuit. Brian breaks open the breadboard with some insight.

A listener wants advice on what the best overdrive and distortion pedals that will work best with his rig. Would the Tumnus or Pinnacle work best? Or maybe both? Brian takes a deeper look at the options.

And desktop recording. What are the best hardware, impulse responses and plug-ins to use? What are the best methods to achieve a quality recording?

All this in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Nov 13, 2017
183 - Bonamassa’s Rant, A DIY Book Update and Favorite “Always On” Pedals
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Joe Bonamassa blew up the internet with some derogatory comments about effects and players who use them. Was it a tongue in cheek moment? Was it taken out of context? Brian and Blake discuss the rant.

Blake has a new amp, and it has no tubes?? The guys talk about Blake’s journey into the solid state world.

Brian has an update on his second revision of his DIY book. And you won’t believe the latest pedal acquisition he made to work up a mod to go in the book.

And what is your favorite “always on” pedal? A Univox Super Fuzz?? Big Muff?? There are more serious answers in the conversation.

All this in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Nov 06, 2017
182 - The Goose, The Middle Man, The Idol Maker, and the Gomer Pyle
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If you have ever wanted to see how the “boutique” gear market worked in it’s earliest inception you will want to find and read “The Goose, The Middle Man, The Idol Maker, and the Gomer Pyle” It is an eye opening read that Brian and Blake try to break down and bring you the highlights. They also discuss the differences in the gear market today.

You can find a copy of the original post at the website churchoftone.com

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Oct 30, 2017
181 - Practice makes you...worse?!
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Blakes back from Fear the Riff in NYC and Brian is land locked by a local community festival. Seems like a good time to do a podcast.

The Goose, The Middle Man, The Idol Maker, and the Gomer Pyle. An amazing article about the origins of what we know today as the Boutique Gear market. Brian and Blake talk about it.

Brian recently went to a Garth Brooks show. That takes Blake down memory lane to his third grade talent show and makes Brian relive his first country audition.

Blake talks about his mini pedal board. Consistency in practicing with the band and what can happen when it falls off. Why do Boss pedals get so much hate? And parades can really screw up your plans. All in this episode of Chasing Tone.

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Oct 16, 2017
180 - Suggested Settings and Making the Most of Alone time with your Guitar
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Blake joins Brian in this week’s podcast. Common question with no common answer. “Suggested settings” to get “that” tone. Is there a baseline? Is there a true “this is that sound setting” that works for every player? The guys talk about it.

Their is a gear show coming up in NYC. Who is going and what is it about?

The workday is done, your significant other is off doing what they do and you find yourself alone with your guitar and your amp. How do you spend that “Golden Time”? Brian and Blake share their ideas..

And Brian is starting a new gear company. Much more straightforward approach with an interesting choice to run the brand. You will get to meet Oakland Hillsberry.

The magic that is Black Bird Studios, Paisley’s rig (well as of this recording), and is there a placebo effect when it comes to pedal design? All in this episode of Chasing Tone.

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Oct 09, 2017
179 - The new Paisley Drive Deluxe and getting your Guitar on a plane
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Our Wampler teammate, brother in arms, grumpy friend from across the pond, Jason Wilding joins Brian for this weeks tone adventure.

So we here at Wampler put a lot of thought and strategy into releasing a new pedal. From social media to demos and the like, it should be a fine oiled machine. But when someone outside our control decides to release a pedal early? Brian and Jason share their frustration and how they are handling it.

Jason took the new Paisley Drive Deluxe to a gig. He shares what he experienced, and his bandmates’ reactions.

Brian explains how his battles with airlines to get his guitar stowed safely hardly ever goes well. Even armed with the law, the airlines don’t care.

A small cameo by Jason’s wife Lisa, Tom Quayle can get salty, Brian is a Jim Carrey fan, Jason is the filth dictionary, and why the world can’t end just yet. All in this episode of Chasing Tone.

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Oct 02, 2017
178 - Is the Gear Market Changing?
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At the 2017 Winter NAMM we sat down with some Amp and Pedal Builders to get their insights on the Tone industry, it's future, and what their companies are doing to advance the pursuit of tone.

We talked to -

Dave Friedman - Friedman

Bruce Egnater - Egnater Amplification

Joe Morgan - Morgan Amplification

Josh Scott - JHS Pedals

Roger Smith - Source Audio

Aen Hinz - Dwarfcraft Devices

Brian Neunaber - Neunaber Audio Effects

Frank Falbo - Falbo Guitars

Joel Korte - Chase Bliss Audio

Mike Matthews - electro-harmonix

There are honest and surprising answers.

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Sep 25, 2017
177 - Tone Tips - Suggested Pedal Settings: IGNORE them! A test with 6 amps & 3 pedals
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One of the most common questions we get through our website is this: "How should I set my _____ pedal to get the sound from this song ______ ?”

Unfortunately, that's something that we can't really answer. It depends on a myriad of different things including but not limited to what amp you're playing, how you have it set, what guitar you're playing, how loud you're playing, and that's not even taking into account the playing style... as there is indeed alot to be said for "tone is in the fingers".

In this special Tone Tips edition of Chasing Tone, Brian takes three pedals, the Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive, the Nobels ODR-1 Overdrive, and the Proco Rat Distortion, sets them all the exact same, and plays through 6 totally different amps.

However, with that said, we do of course offer a "starting point" for different sounds in our own manuals but it's just a point of reference. Sound is more complicated than knob settings. ;)

Of course, even though it's a clickbaity title, there are indeed exceptions. Delays and reverbs for example are a little easier to predict how to set to get certain tones and sounds, but dirt pedals? That's a different animal.

Also, Brian was incorrect about the Nobels, looks like they are about $100 now. You can find them on amazon though: http://amzn.to/2jpzO4S

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Sep 18, 2017
176 - The Doctor, new JHS collaboration, and making Humbuckers better
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Travis calls in and catches up with Brian on what he is up to lately.

The Doctor is in and Brian and Travis talk about it’s origins and when Travis plans to order his.

Travis is putting down the Strat picking up his Les Paul and playing some 90’s covers. He talks about how he got better tone out of his Humbuckers.

Impulse response is becoming a thing, just don’t tell Travis. He still writes and records the old fashioned way. Oh, and get off his lawn.

And JHS is collaborating with a big name company. Brian talks about the implications.

Playing with Doug Henthorn, CB talk, lunch plans, touring life, fist shaking at Wal-Mart and “Have you tried Bacon?” All crammed into this weeks Chasing Tone

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Sep 11, 2017
175 - Podcasting 101 and capturing Warren Haynes Tone
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Brian and Blake discuss their podcast setups and how much they enjoy listening to themselves(not)

Brian is at it again. This time he gets to hang out with Warren Haynes of Govt Mule. He discusses a Wampler pedal that tries to capture that “Haynes Sound”. And more proof that tone is in the hands.

And the question came up, “What is one widely loved band that you personally cannot connect with?” Brian and Blake agree on a band that might surprise a lot of listeners.

Skateboarding, Brian is into punk? And is Luke Bryan listening to Chasing Tone? All this and more in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Sep 05, 2017
174 - Could you gig the rest of your life with only ONE pedal?
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If you had to choose just one pedal to gig with, could you do it? What would you choose? Brian and Blake discuss what they would do.

We all have quirks, dislikes and odd fears. Like Brian’s fear of Pool drains or Blake’s dislike of chewing on dry towels. (Yeah, I know).

And there is a new pedal that has caught Brian’s eye. It has some very cool features that the guys discuss, but it also has some “interesting” marketing. Dive in with Blake and Brian.

Brian tackles Blake’s mini display pedal woes. A pedal board smaller than a sheet of paper??

Grilled Cheese or not Grilled Cheese, why is a hamburger called a hamburger, and could there be a Wampler multi FX unit in the future? All this and more in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Aug 21, 2017
173 - Hangin’ with Brad Paisley and what does it take to "make it" >
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Brad Paisley was in town over the weekend and Brian was on stage with the band. He talks about the experience.

Chase Bryant. Brian knew him before he was big. Brian and Blake talk about his story and how it is a great example of patience, being extremely talented, and using networking to get to where you want to be.

And there is a new way to podcast that the guys are mulling over using and they would like your input. They explain the Anchor platform and how you can “weigh in” on how to use it. (Sorry)

Brian is going through a reflective stage in his life that includes listening to some 90’s music, leaving a legacy for future generations, cologne for guitar pedals, and hey creating content is hard. All in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Aug 14, 2017
172 - Should you gig with a headstock tuner?
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Tuners are very necessary. Some use a pedal and some use a headstock tuner. But would you leave that on your guitar throughout a gig? Is it wrong to do so? Brian and Blake have strong opinions on the subject.

Brian got away from it all for a few days of outdoor fun with his son. This meant he was “off the grid” for several days. Needless to say, his inbox was a bit full. Was it worth it? Brian will answer that. (And your emails…eventually)

Pedal rental services. Brian points out a very useful purpose for them and how you can benefit.

And retargeting ads and the smart musician. How to effectively use this marketing technique to get your music to more people.

Does George Lynch “Dad Rock”??? Are running pants the new sweat pants? Did Blake check out? Are you on Luke Bryan’s email list? Are gear hoarders for real and will Brian and Blake be the stars of a show about it? Do these questions make my description look fat? All this and more in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Jul 31, 2017
171 - NAMM recap, do Batteries affect your tone and shaping future generations
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Brian is back from NAMM. So is Blake, sort of. They recap the show and some of the after hours fun.

What do you wanna do with your life? College is good for some, but not all. Do you really need it to chase your dream? Brian has some strong feelings about it.

And the topic that nearly broke the internet this week in the tone group. Do batteries make a difference in your tone? The guys share their thoughts.

Brian plays with Ira Dean, Blake is a flat earther(?)and building shred sheds. And Vince Gill has a new gig?? Take it easy we’ll tell you about it in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Jul 24, 2017
170 - Playing for Exposure
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You get a call to hire your band, but they can’t pay you but “hey, you can get some exposure.” Brian and Blake discuss this phenomenon and the exchange rates on “Exposure Bucks”.

What happened to guitar solos in country music? The guys talk about it.

Brian hangs out with Avenged Sevenfold who is touring with Metallica, will he replace Kirk Hammett’s Wah with a Wampler Hamm-it Wah? Ghetto Blasters, System of a Down, and how to make drums quieter, all in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Jul 17, 2017
169 - "Tone Tips" - A look at the Wampler Ethereal Reverb/Delay Pedal
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In this special "Tone Tips" Episode, Brian breaks down the features on the new Wampler Ethereal Reverb and delay pedal and then runs it through it's paces, letting you hear the results. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
Jul 10, 2017
168 - Nerd talk: engineering, DSP, and DIY with Jake Steffes, Wampler engineer
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He ballroom dances, plays bass, and helps bring Brian’s designs to life. Wampler Engineer Jake Steffes joins Brian on this weeks episode..

Jake and Brian take on answering a listener question about gain. What is it? Does it differ according to playing style?

You are a DIY’er and want to dabble some in the digital world, but how do you even get started? Do you need to be a programmer? Jake answers this..

How valuable is an electronic engineering degree to making pedals? Do they even teach analog in schools these days? The answer may surprise you.

We all know Brian’s cat is into Uni-vibes, but Jakes cat talks to Satan?? TC Electronics secrets revealed, Spin chips and micro controllers all packed into this episode of Chasing Tone.

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Jul 03, 2017
167 - Former Host Travis Feaster Visits - Part 2
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Three years ago Travis, Max and Brian started the Chasing Tone Podcast and to commemorate the occasion Travis pays Brian a visit. It was too much to fit in one podcast, so here is part 2.

One of the perks of working in the guitar gear industry is meeting some of your guitar heroes along the way. Brian and Travis have some stories to share. Like the time Travis hit Brent Mason at a restaurant. True Story.

And the guys talk about not liking guitar for a bit and how they dealt with those feelings.

Brad Paisley’s ear wax, Whitfill Fire update, being a fan girl for Vince Gill, and Brian on getting back to his roots. All packed into this week’s Chasing Tone podcast.

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Jun 26, 2017
166 - Former host Travis Feaster stops in
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Three years ago Travis, Max and Brian started the Chasing Tone Podcast and to commemorate the occasion Travis pays Brian a visit.

Travis just sold his 68 Marshall for four grand, which begs the question, what piece of gear would you buy if you had $4,000.00?

Travis has a new amp and has found tonal peace using a Fryette Attenuator. He explains the difference it makes in his sound.

Still picking on Max, the three phases that will get you through any conversation, and Travis is done with using pedals?? All in this weeks episode of Chasing Tone.

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Jun 19, 2017
165 - Favorite Clean Tone and Backup Amps
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Brian and Blake talk about their favorite recorded clean tone and how Pearl Jam shaped Brian’s affinity for reverb.

Do you have a portable amp in you gig bag in case of an on stage disaster? Are there alternatives? The guys take a look at it.

The cliche’ that is band pictures, Blake doesn’t listen to Eric Johnson, Brian wants to start a Luke Bryan cover band, and beer can reverb? All in this weeks episode of Chasing Tone.

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Jun 12, 2017
164 - Are gear magazines still relevant?
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Are gear magazines relevant in the internet age? Brian has some thoughts.

A listener question about mic’ing guitar amps in a live mix brings up a great discussion on using the EQ spectrum to broaden the mix.

The new MS3 is out from Boss. Brian and Blake take a look.

Blake channels George Michael and Brian has a killer Luke Bryan impersonation. And what can Brian do with all his gear magazines? All in this week’s Chasing Tone.

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Jun 05, 2017
163 - Tone Tips - Busting the myth of magical op-amps and diodes...?
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Everyone knows the the mystical 4558 op-amp IC chip is responsible for the best overdrive tones right? I mean, even Stevie Ray insisted on it in his pedals, am I right? Right?! Joking aside, I dive through several popular op-amp IC chips and let you hear what each one sounds like in the context of Guitar Overdrive Pedal Circuitry. Well, not every one out there, but some popular ones... from $.20 IC chips to $10 versions of the popular Operational Amplifier Integrated Circuit chip. And just for kicks and giggles, I'll show you the difference between several types of diodes, and the difference when running it as a soft clipping overdrive to a hard clipping distortion. Sounds like fun, eh? Oh, and I realize the title is a little click-baity. But it's all in fun, am I right?Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
May 25, 2017
162 - Starter Amps, Recorded sound vs Room sound, and Layered Circuit Boards
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Blake and Brian look back at their starter amps and talk about some of the options available to new guitarists today.

There is something to having your amp in the room and “feeling” your tone, but is there a way to translate that when you record?

Brian recently made an Ebay purchase, unfortunately the pedal was D.O.A. You will be surprised by what he found when he dissected it.

Zip tying your pedals to the pedalboard? Hey youtube guy! You’re doing it wrong, And Brian's new Faux Amazon Selling Course. All in this week’s Chasing Tone.

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May 22, 2017
161 - Classic tape delays, Tuner wars and getting more out of practice
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Blake picked up a Univox EC80 Tape Delay. He and Brian take a look at it.

Tuners. A necessary evil on any board. They also bring out strong opinions as to which one is best to use. Let’s get ready to rummmmble!

If you want to get good at guitar you have got to practice. But is there a point where you don’t need to? Or does practice change as you get better? The guys talk about it.

Brent Mason is giving Skype lessons, what is wrong with Behringer products, and you must like what Blake likes or you are wrong. All in this week’s Chasing Tone.

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May 15, 2017
160 - Multiple delays, becoming a gear head, and the state of mainstream radio
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The guys answer a question from the Tone Group. How do you effectively set up and use delay pedals. Can you have too many?

How do you relate to a non gear head guitar player? Is the quest for tone contagious?

Blake talks about how tone became important to him.

What is wrong with todays radio? Brian and Blake take a look at that and maybe the bigger question, do we really need radio?

Brian’s NAMM memories, what if drummers were gear heads, and why does Brian need four clocks in his living room? All in this week’s Chasing Tone.

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May 08, 2017
159-New Gear Day & rewriting the DIY books
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Brian talks to Blake about his progress on the new revision of his DIY book. How he is getting more relevant mods into the pages.

Blake has some new-to-him pedals. Like a DOD FX75 Stereo Flanger. The guys take a look at them and Brian looks at their schematics to see what’s really cool in them.

Guitars get the girls, the PC police need to chill, live streaming, and there is a reason Brian doesn’t want to do rehousings. All this and more in this week’s Chasing Tone

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May 02, 2017
158 - Fuzz pedals, DSP vs Analog, and MC Hammer pants
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There is a new fuzz pedal in the works. Is it a Big Muff clone? Fuzz Face? Brian talks about where the process is, and some hints about what is in his latest creation.

Using DIY skills for “evil”? Brian shares how he messes with people’s minds when he gigs.

Has DSP technology caught up with analog in producing tone? It may be closer than you think.

Who is wearing M.C. Hammer pants? Trolling the trolls. Can Blake keep Brian on track with the conversation?

All this and more in this week’s Chasing Tone

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Apr 20, 2017
157 - Influential Tone, Pedalboard Problems, and the Boss ES8
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The guys talk about their first concerts and how it influenced their guitar playing and their tone. Brian admits he had a Prince phase.

Blake has issues. This week he shares his frustration with his lack of pedalboard preparedness and indecision. Can Brian help him save 30 minutes of setup at practice?

Boss has a new gig rig looper. The ES8. It is full of features that has Blake eying one. Brian and Blake take a look at it

Is a Wampler tuner in the works? How about a phaser? And Mr Wampler went to Nashville over the weekend for a little show with Brent Mason and others. He even sat in on a song. The big question is what effects did he take?

All this and more in this week’s Chasing Tone

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Apr 10, 2017
156 - April fools day special: New Wampler Release
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Fresh off the newest Wampler release, Brian and Blake talk about what is in the Psychosomatic Pedal. It is something….else.

Brian get’s very honest about the “secrets of the trade” that he discovered in the creation of the Psychosomatic. We have been doing it wrong. For years.

The Psychosomatic may be the pinnacle of Brian’s achievements and he ponders what profession he may pursue next.

Confused? It may help you to watch this video first - https://youtu.be/kNeWy8vAiuU

All this and more in this week’s Chasing Tone

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Apr 03, 2017
155 - Modding Pedals, Relicing Guitars, and Falling in Love All Over Again
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Blake is Back! He and Brian dive into some pedal mod ideas that Brian would like to try out. Can a TS-9 do that?

Brian has re-released his DIY book on Amazon until the new edition is done. But there is a poor confused soul who’s comment caused Brian to go on a rant.

Blake shares how he started the Tone Mob podcast, and the story behind the first episode. And Brian rediscovers an old guitar and falls in love with it all over again. You won’t believe what guitar it is.

Could the name of the podcast be changing? Brian get’s weird about his goats. Very, very weird. Interesting ideas on how to relic guitars that you may or may not want to try at home. All this and more in this week’s Chasing Tone

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Mar 27, 2017
154- Sculpting guitar tones to fit a song
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Brian has a special guest in the shred shed as he welcomes Victor Lee to the podcast. Victor is an up and coming guitarist who is establishing himself in the studio and on YouTube and itunes.

Victor and Brian discuss creating songs and how to find the sound to fit the song, and how to dial in tones to create moods.

They also take a look at the Thornbucker pickup and discuss impulse responses and why they are so ground breaking. All in this weeks podcast.

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Mar 21, 2017
153 - NGD - A 1981 Gibson Les Paul Custom, and discussing what makes boutique guitars different
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It’s new gear day for Blake. He finally obtained a 1981 Les Paul Custom and that sparked a discussion about the Gibson standard. Brian and Blake discuss how different parts of the guitar can affect tone, as well as what makes a "boutique" guitar different than a standard off the shelf guitar.

More coffee talk. Early titles for the podcast. Waxing and tasting capacitors to get the best tone? And why feeding the trolls is bad.

We find out Blake is a drummer, Brian thinks Les Paul’s are heavy and we have a "pun" time. All in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.

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Mar 15, 2017
152 - Where should you set your amp and pedal knobs for "perfect tone"?
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Knobs on the pedal, on the amp, even on the guitar. How do you set them to get great tone? Does the same settings work the same for every player on every rig? Brian and Blake explore the subject.

The guys also discuss some of the secrets to great dirt pedal design, and explain the differences between amp eq and pedal eq.

Brian has some goats and my put them to work, french dressing on pizza(?), and Robert Keeley has got some mad skills in the kitchen. All in this weeks Chasing Tone.

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Mar 06, 2017
151 - Stage Presence and Life, How to “get up” for both
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You see it all the time. Talented guitar player, got his riffs down, nails the solos, but no stage presence. Brian and Blake discuss this phenomenon and what it means to “get up” for a show.

Can falling short of our personal life expectations mean the end, or finding a new direction? Brian reflects on the loss of a friend and the implications of that very question.

Can there be too many coffee shops? A McDonald’s coffee review, and Blake’s Empire, all on this weeks Chasing Tone

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Mar 01, 2017
150 - Why we musicians are weird, and a rant on the education system?
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Brian and Blake discuss how they interpret music different from those who are not musicians.

Take a step back as Brian takes a hard look at his past, and how high school led him to building pedals. And how George Lynch and Skid Row played a huge part in that development as well.

The guys reinvent education and Brian contemplates his future in another exciting episode of Chasing Tone.

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Feb 22, 2017
149 - Reviewing the Mimiq Doubler Pedal from TC Electronics
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Normally, Brian doesn't do reviews of other company's guitar pedals. Even more odd is for him to review another company's pedal. However, recently he broke that streak and had some fun with the Mimiq Doubler effect pedal from TC Electronics.

It's a very cool effect if you are running stereo. If you're in a praise and worship band and going direct in, you'd be crazy NOT to have this in your arsenal. It's also highly effective if you run two different amps as well. It's true potential shines when you run it in stereo, so if you use it in mono with just one amp the effect won't be the same.

Brian is using a Rat pedal from Proco and a Torpedo C.A.B. from Two Notes for this demo.

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Feb 13, 2017
148 - Guitar Shop Etiquette
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Join Brian and Blake on another Podcast adventure as they discuss what is appropriate on your next gear shop visit.

Is it okay to bring your own guitar?

How long should you stay before you start to wear out your welcome?

Should you feel obligated to buy something?

How to deal with jerk employees.

And maybe more important, how not to be a jerk customer.

Blake talks about his recent live video experience. The guys reveal they were skaters back in the day. A loss in the gear world. And Brian talks about the evolution of Wampler Pedal’s media strategy.

It’s a jam packed episode!

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Feb 07, 2017
147 - Brian's longtime guitar-mentor joins him & talks tone
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Brian's longtime guitar-mentor joins him & talks tone Brian is joined by his long time high school friend Steve Townsend. You may have seen Steve in some of our videos showing you how to play Van Halen and Steve Vai riffs. Many have commented that his "How to Play Van Halen" videos are among the best on youtube.

Steve shares his thoughts on various aspects of playing in the styles of famous guitar players, how to get their tone, and Steve demonstrates some techniques that he uses. We discuss and demonstrate "What makes EVH sound like EVH? What about Brian May? Yngwie? Vai? It's all here.

And you don’t want to miss Steve’s rendition of a Eddie Van Halen classic, all here on today's podcast.

Additional Show Note: Due to demand, Steve has agreed to take on a few more Skype students. Email podcast@wamplerpedals.com for more info.

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Feb 01, 2017
146 - 2017 Winter NAMM Wrap Up
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Brian and Blake take a look back at the 2017 Winter NAMM show.

They talk about the new Wampler Pedal, Dracarys, and other cool things they have seen at this years show.

Being Pete Thorn, Brian wants to patent volume, and that new Boss company all the kids are talking about. All in this week's episode of Chasing Tone!

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Jan 23, 2017
145 - Speaker choice, hearing protection, & does it Djent?
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The Bravado will be officially launched at NAMM and Brian has finally settled on his speaker choice for the cabinet. Blake and Brian talk about the process and the final choice.

We all appreciate the tone palette of Brian’s ears. Brian talks about how he protects his hearing and some new devices that can help you protect your hearing while playing in a band.

Pedals with rockets in them. Beer infused pork roast. NAMM Preps and the best way to get a 100 pound pedal board to LA. And “djenting”, does your amp do it?

It is all packed into this week’s Chasing tone.

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Jan 13, 2017
144 - Tone Tips - How to make a dark sounding guitar sound...brighter
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I hear ya. You're saying "wha wha wha wha whaaaat? B-Dub is going to modify a guitar noooowwwww?"

Nope.

BUT... he did record this special "Tone Tips" podcast since he keeps getting this question over and over. So.... enjoy!

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Jan 09, 2017
143 - Six Ways to Make the Most of NAMM
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The gigantic musical instrument convention, NAMM, is just two weeks away. Almost every gear company will be there exhibiting along with several hundred thousand GAS chasing guitar gear fans.

If you are going or thinking of going, you've got to listen to Brian and Blake discuss several helpful tips such as how to survive NAMM, not be a jerk at NAMM, and not get NAMMthrax, among many others.

You will thank us later.

4:20 - NAMM Overview

4:56 - NAMM is not your personal concert venue

8:55 - People of NAMM - There are some sights to be seen

10:16 - Being Brian Wampler at NAMM

15:50 - How you get out of NAMM's basement

21:08 - NAMMthrax - don't be a victim

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Jan 04, 2017
142 - Tone Tips: What makes an amp pedal friendly
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Welcome to another "Tone Tips" episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. In this episode Brian looks at what makes some amps take pedals better than others. And while he is at it, he lets you hear some of the features of the Wampler's new 40 watt Bravado Amplifier. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
Dec 19, 2016
141 - When does cloning turn into a unique circuit?
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When you are cloning a pedal circuit, but start to vary component values, when does it become a whole new circuit? If schematically it looks the same, but totally sounds and acts different from the original, is it really a clone? Brian and Blake have some thoughts.

Naming Pedals is hard. Blake has a secret project he can’t wait NOT to tell you about, and Brian leaks some info on a possible deluxe version of a certain Wampler mini pedal. Men at Work, MC Hammer and much more on this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.

Dec 14, 2016
140 - How to get into DIY Pedals
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Ever toyed with the idea of building your own pedal? Ever wondered if the cost of parts and your time is really worth it in the end? Brian and Blake talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of building your own effect pedal.

Amp in a box pedals. Have you wondered how pedal builders are able to put all abilities of an amp into a small solid state box? Brian shares some insight into the design process.

Should the Leviathan Fuzz be resurrected? Brian slips a bit of info on the next cool thing coming from Wampler, and Blake and Brian sing. Sort of.

Dec 08, 2016
139 - What makes a great YouTube Gear video?
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There are plenty of Youtubers demoing guitar gear, but what seperates the ok from the great? Brian and Blake speculate on what the formula is and where the genre is headed.

And Stroll down memory lane as Brian recalls his life altering decision to build pedals, and the early days of the Wampler production team.

It's here! The Bravado from Wampler. An excellent clean platform amp that was designed and built to be very pedal friendly. Brian talks about our latest offering and how you should "talk" your local retailer into carrying it.

And the guys get up close and personal with the DOD OD250. Want to know how the gain circuit works? Brian has some answers.

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Nov 28, 2016
138 - Tone Tips - New Prototype Delay Revealed
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Welcome to another "Tone Tips" episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. In this episode Brian discusses a common misuse of the Euphoria overdrive, and goes through some suggested settings for how to get the great crunchy tone with it, as well as creamy fuzz tones.

He also takes you into the breadboarding lair and plays through a prototype pedal, while discussing what happens at that stage of the pedal building process.

Nov 23, 2016
137 - How to Break into the Music Business in 2016
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Music is Art. Music is life. Music is a business and if you want to make a living at it, it is time you started treating it that way.

Brian and Blake talk about seeing your music as a product and ways to market that product and get your stuff out there. From understanding the economics to effectively using social media to reach people, the guys cover some great tips and common misconceptions on what it takes to “make it”.

Nov 14, 2016
136 - Where is Music Headed?
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They say change is inevitable. They also say as much as things change, they stay the same. So that said, Brian and Blake take a look at where music is heading and if guitar has any place in it’s future.

Some artists are experiencing great success without the benefit of radio air play. As the landscape of the industry shifts, and outlets diversify will we still see any more Taylor Swift type mega stars?

And in today's fast paced technological world, are the up and coming musicians straying away from traditional instruments for loops and processors?

There was a Q&A with MRS. Wampler, 90’s cover bands are on the rise, and how long will analog effects stay relevant. All is discussed in this one. Buckle up, it’s gonna be a fun ride.

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Nov 08, 2016
135 - Do we hear with our eyes?
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Friday was a big day for Wampler Pedals with three new pedals hitting the streets. Brian talks about the exciting changes and talks about the features on the new Mini Ego.

Blake introduces Brian to "Stranger Things" and the tie in to a new fuzz pedal he was involved in developing.

There's a little controversy in the gear podcast world, seeing with our eyes and Coffee Talk with Brian and Blake.

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Oct 31, 2016
134 - When Did You Discover Tone?
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What was that artists' sound that you were chasing, or new piece of gear that thrust you into pursuing tone? That is a question that Brian and Blake dive into this week.

We have all heard about "The Thing". Well Blake is finally able to reveal "The Thing" and it could make a guitar player very happy.

Brian gives up his password. (grab a pen) Confesses to crimes against the return policies at the local gear shops, and what touring acts make may shock and depress you.

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Oct 17, 2016
133 - Tone Tips: what’s the better amp for pedals?
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In this episode Brian grabs a couple of pedals and runs them through several amps.

Listen to the difference in response from amp to amp and how different they sound.

Leave a comment. Which amp sounded best to your ears?

Pedals - Rat Distortion and Maxon OD808

Amps - Fender Deluxe Reverb, Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, Vox AC15, and Fender Twin Reverb Reissue

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Oct 10, 2016
132 - Which Guitar Pedals are Pointless?
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There are many "types" of guitar pedals and effects out there and it is definitely not "one size fits all". Brian and Blake discuss the effects that really have no place on their pedal board and why.

Heading to the studio? The guys discuss what pedals would be essential on their pedal board for a recording gig.

How many buffers do you really need? Same say one, some say two, some say none. Brian explains why you usually only need one, and what circumstance may require a second one.

Questions/comments? Email podcast@wamplerpedals.com

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Oct 03, 2016
131 - Inexpensive guitar pedals that we love
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Brian and Blake are back and talking about some of the "inexpensive" pedals they own that impress them. You may be surprised at some of the cheap stomp boxes the guys talk about.

Having space for your gear can be a precious commodity. Brian is running out of it. He and Blake talk about some of the remedies they have found for this dilemma.

Ever notice some of the older pedal circuits are not as "clean" in bypass mode? Brian explains how technology advances have improved this issue.

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Sep 28, 2016
129 - "Tone Tips" Does Wah go before or after distortion?
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In this podcast I'm discussing wah pedal placement. I'll show you some sound examples and you make the decision for yourself. Me personally? I like it before distortion. I'm using a Vox Wah and a Boss DS-1 distortion. Why the DS-1 and not a Wampler? Because I don't want these podcasts to be a commercial for Wampler stuff. My goal is to bring YOU value, and provide content that helps you regardless of whether you buy our pedals or not. Enjoy the podcast, and leave a comment below if you'd like. Also - if you do enjoy the podcast or find value in it, will you share the link?
Sep 19, 2016
130 - "Tone tips": Getting new tones from old pedals (with sound samples)
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In this special episode of Chasing tone, Brian does a special “tone tips” segment, demonstrating 4 Wampler Pedals, and how using them “wrong” can actually be a good thing. He’ll explain different settings on getting unconventional tones from the pinnacle, the catapult, the triple wreck, and the clarksdale. He’s using a whitfill stratocaster, through a mesa boogie lonestar.
Sep 19, 2016
128 - "Tone Tips" Should you put a phaser before or after distortion?
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Over the next few podcasts I'll be doing a series on "pedal placement", where I address where to place certain guitar pedals within a chain of pedals. I'll demonstrate putting them in various places and offer my opinion. In this podcast, I'm discussing phaser, distortion, and their relationship with each other in an intimate setting. Ok, not really that kind of intimacy. But still, this is important stuff! I'm letting you hear the sound when you run the phaser before vs. after distortion. Enjoy!

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Sep 16, 2016
127 - "Tone Tips" Breathing new life into a Fender Blues Jr amp
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Brian recently got his hands on a Tweed Fender Blues Jr. Not a big fan of the stock speaker. Sounds too "boxy" to his ears. So he took the opportunity to demonstrate how changing speakers can make a difference in the sound of the amp.

Another quick way to get better tone out of an amp is with an EQ pedal. Brian shows what difference that can make as well.

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Sep 09, 2016
126 - Do we get TOO caught up in new guitar gear?
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You see something shiny on the interwebs and have to have it. So, you get it.. but then there is something new/better/shinier/warmer/cooler available that's guaranteed to make you sound better because hey, that Pete Thorn (or insert your favorite youtube demo-er here) video sounded A-MAZING, and you have to havethat, so the old piece of gear that you loved last week takes a back seat. Sound familiar? Brian and Blake talk about it.

You would be surprised just how many prototypes Brian makes to produce a Wampler pedal.

It is easy to look at a schematic and say "That's a tubescreamer" based on its components, but that may not always be accurate. The guys explain why.

And you hear this sort of comment quite a bit: "Hendrix or SRV didn't need all this gear to get their sound." It is a conversation worth having, so we did.

Sep 06, 2016
125 - "Tone Tips" 30 Something pedal vs. Vox AC30/AC15
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We're doing a new special segment, called "Tone Tips". These segments are a bit shorter in nature, and feature tips about getting better done, and demonstrating them.

For years I had always wanted the ability to be able to show up to a gig with my Blackface amp (which I preferred with overdrive pedals), but I wanted a Vox-y chimey type of clean tone when necessary. I worked on different variations of circuits over the years, trying to achieve this. Finally, I hit upon it. That circuit became the Ace 30, which then became the 30 Something. Why the name change? Long story.

Anyway, the 30 Something pedal really excels at being what Lotus Pedals coined "an Underdrive". Yes, it can get a bit gainy, but using it as a clean platform is where it shines. It also works very well when you stack other overdrives into it, getting a sound very similar to what it would be like if you ran that pedal into those British style chimey amps.

So in this special episode of The Chasing Tone Podcast we bring you a demonstration of a Vox AC-30, AC-15, and a deluxe reverb with and without the 30 Something.

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Sep 01, 2016
124 - How do our guitar heroes influence our tone?
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We come up with a new idea: Team Chasing Tone Mob!

Arm wrestling etiquette.

The Crate G40. What does the shape knob do? We also discuss how higher gain tones can make you disappear in the context of a band.

Blake's guitar heroes? Social Distortion and his chase for their tone

Brian gushes over Brent Mason and Brad Paisley while discussing their tone

That time Brian played Brent Mason's rig and realized that the hands play a huge part of great guitar tone.

Aug 29, 2016
123 - Trouble brews in the pedalboard world
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Meet our new host? Mac McGovern???

Breaking! Cease and desist orders in the pedalboard world.

How cease and desist works and how many are dealt with.

In the gear world, there are many people who build pedalboards. This week we learn about an interesting development between two established pedalboard companies, talk a bit about how and why one would patent a pedalboard, and what this may mean for the pedal world. We also talk about why this could be a good or bad thing

Also, Mac talks about his brand new line of footware designed especially for guitar pedal lovers -the new "Nighke" Shoes from Wampler. *facepalm*

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Aug 23, 2016
122 -Great Obscure Guitar Gear, & Strandberg Guitar Review
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Blake and Brian share some of their favorite obscure gear. DOD, ADA, Peavey and a Yamaha distortion pedal?

Brian got a Strandberg Guitar. What did he think?

A thirty dollar pedal purchase, Brian explains how it came in handy and how you DIYer's can use the same trick as a design shortcut.

Is a noise suppressor right for your tone? The guys discuss the good and the bad.

All this and Brian's 2.5 cats?

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Aug 15, 2016
121 - What is it like owning an effect pedal company?
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Brian explains to Blake how he balances marriage, kids, and general life with running a pedal company.

Reverse Engineering and matching Darlington pair transistors vs singles?

Brian's pursuit of competitive tobacco spittin' glory; a glimpse into running a pedal company in a small town in the middle of nowhere.

And life advice. Do what others aren't willing to do, follow your passion and do it to the absolute best of your ability, and don't confuse happiness and richness with financial wealth.

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Aug 09, 2016
120 - A rant on ethics in the pedal business
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Issues of fairness and standards affect any trade and the guitar gear world has seen some issues of late. Brian and Blake take a serious look at the ethics practices in the guitar pedal industry.

If your company has failed your customers, is there a chance for redemption? What steps must you take to put your transgressions behind you and repair your company's reputation?

And why are gear reviews "soft" on criticism? Brian has an interesting take on the issue.

Why are some clones accepted but others are scoffed at? Is there a legitimate reason for this reaction?

All this and a money back guarantee.

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Aug 02, 2016
119 - Travis Feaster Visits and talks tone, pickups, and guitars
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Travis Feaster visits and we talk about pickups, songwriting, why he's getting more into Les Pauls and Marshalls instead of Fender style amps and strats, and we answer questions from the Wampler Pedals Tone Group on Facebook. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcastSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
Jul 20, 2016
118 - 12 Things you can do to improve your tone
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The Wampler team (Brian, Jason and Alex) put together a list of things a player can do to improve their tone. Brian shares these tips with Blake and you. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcast

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Jul 11, 2016
117 - Summer NAMM and Wampler's New Amp
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Brian and Blake recap Brian's adventures at Summer NAMM. Included are Brian's opportunity to jam with one of his guitar influences, and the new clean platform pedal friendly amp that Wampler introduced at the show. And Brian reads some of your reviews. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcast
Jul 04, 2016
116 - How do you build a customer base?
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Brian is fresh back from vacation, Blake has some new gear, and they offer advice on how to build your customer base when you are starting a new business.

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Jun 20, 2016
115 - How does clipping work in a multi gain stage circuit?
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It's Brian. It's Blake. So it has to be the Chasing Tone Podcast. Ever wonder how clipping works in a multiple gain stage setting? Brian has the science. And who is Leslie Wampler, and where has he been hiding? http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcastSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
Jun 13, 2016
114 - New Gear, NAMM, and Pedal Shaped Vape Pipes
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Strap in and get ready for a fun ride. Brian and Blake have a little bit of everything in this podcast. Why some music stores make more off of lessons than gear sales. Winter NAMM Vs Summer NAMM. And what is Brian's favorite Wampler Pedal? The answer will surprise you.

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Jun 06, 2016
113 - Is there room for more pedal builders?
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Blake and Brian talk about the pedal industry. Is there room for more? What does it take to be successful, and what does that success really look like? And, is the future of guitar gear going to be software driven? This and Brian's grilling prowess on this edition of Chasing Tone. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcast
May 30, 2016
112 - Is Guitar Music Dead?
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Brian and Blake are back at it, tackling the reality of the future of guitar music. Is it dead as we know it? Are there any guitar oriented artist still packing arenas? Is there an artist that might revive it? http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel. Find us at: http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcastSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
May 23, 2016
111 - Does new equipment inspire you?
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Brian is fresh back from hanging out with Brad Paisley. Hear about the moment all gear builders covet. Blake has a pretty cool practice set up that works the in-ears without working the neighbors nerves. Gaming videos, Brian's driving range adventure much more packed into this weeks episode. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel. Find us at: http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcast

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May 16, 2016
110 - What is the best change you can make to your amp?
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Brian and Blake talk about some of the new gear and builders that have caught their attention. What wood gives your cabinet the best tone?And what is the best change you can make to your amp? http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel. Find us at: http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcastSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
May 09, 2016
109 - Gear attitudes, Nashville Players and Wampler Amps?
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Blake Wyland of the ToneMob podcast joins Brian to discuss the three types of guitar players and their attitude towards gear.

Blake went to Nashville and got his hands on a Whitfill. What does the future hold for Wampler Pedals? Wampler Amps perhaps? And Brian has a great way to explain what guitar pedals do to the non guitarist.

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May 02, 2016
108 - How do you set up your pedal tone?
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Brian talks to Blake about the resurgence of rack effect units in the boutique market. And would you rather spend money on a great amp, or a fully loaded pedal board? You will find the guy's opinions interesting. Setting up your rig for the best tone, and Blake channels his inner Doctor DooLittle. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel. Find us at: http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcast

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Apr 25, 2016
107 - Which Bypass Switch is the Best?
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Brian is joined by Blake Wyland of the ToneMob Podcast. This week it is all about the Bypass Switch. Relay, true, buffered? Which one delivers.

And the do's and don'ts when approaching a company for an artist endorsement.

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Apr 18, 2016
106 - Is your home's wiring messing up your tone?
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Brian and Blake Wyland of the Tonemob podcast are back. This week they talk about the state of country music and if Sturgill Simpson could be key to bringing back the classic sound. Did you see Nick Jonas' guitar solo? The guys did, and they have something to say about it. All this and 6000 dollar cables on this weeks Chasing Tone. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel. Find us at: http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcast Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
Apr 11, 2016
105 - Amp in a box" vs General Distortion Pedals
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Blake Wyland from Tone Mob returns to the podcast to talk with Brian about preconceived notions when selecting guitar gear, and the HUGE effect that speakers have on your guitar tone. We also explore the possibility of a Boss Pedals Podcast and how gain stages are like Legos. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcastSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
Apr 04, 2016
104 - Are "Mini Pedals" really advantageous?
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Brian is joined again by ToneMob's Blake Wyland. They discuss the how the industry has been forced to evolve. And designing by feel as opposed to the calculator. They also discuss whether those small micro sized surface mount components are better or worse than their bigger surface mount brothers.

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Mar 28, 2016
103 - Guitar Pedal Placement, and Kirk Hammet Pedal Discussion
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Brian chats with Blake Wyland of the ToneMob Podcast about Wah pedals, and Kirk Hammet. And Brian helps Blake discover SnapChat.

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Mar 22, 2016
102 - What guitar effects will there be in 50 years?
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Brian and Max Ponder the future of gear. And they tackle the hard choices when limited to four pedals. Which stomp boxes will make the cut?

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Feb 12, 2016
101 - Why True Bypass is Not Always Good
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Sometimes true bypass sucks. Brian and Max discuss why.

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Feb 05, 2016
Chasing Tone 100 - Winter NAMM 2016
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Brian and Max are joined by Alex Clay for the 100th and final episode of Chasing Tone. They look back at Winter NAMM 2016. www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals

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Jan 28, 2016
Chasing Tone 99 - How do the various clipping circuits work?
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Brian and Max dive into the differences in clipping between overdrive, distortion and fuzz. Then Brian really breaks it down DIY style. 02:19 - Can't find an amp 03:30 - The soft clipping circuit 03:55 - The tuner - Can't we all just get along? 04:45 - Back to the soft clipping circuit 06:24 - The hard clipping circuit 08:36- The square clipping circuit 12:25 - DIY stuff with Brian 12:25 - OD Explained 14:14 - Distortion explained 16:10 - Fuzz explained 20:08 - The Gear Vault http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcast
Jan 15, 2016
Chasing Tone 98 - Why do guitar amps sound better loud?
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Brian and Max are back from holiday break and ready to talk some acoustic science. Seriously, there is some physics in there. 00:49 - Too sexy for my jacket 01:18 - Getting ready for NAMM 02:24 - The Show Board - Pedal Porn 06:35 - The Container 07:02 - The Office Manager 05:52- The Yoke is daisy chainable 08:24 - This one is just right 09:05 - What'd you get for Christmas? 09:43 - Santa Josh 10:00 - Why do guitar amps sound better loud? 11:33 - The Fletcher-Munson Curve 13:24 - Gear Vault http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcastSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
Jan 08, 2016
Chasing Tone 97 - How a Yoke Looper could help you manage your pedal board
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Brian and Max are joined by John Feasel of DC Pedal Boards. They take a look at the Yoke, talk musical influences and open up the Gear Vault. 00:50 - The Yoke by DC Pedal Boards 01:17 - The origin of the idea 02:42 - Setting up the Yoke 02:55 - The Comparison 04:12 - Programming the Yoke 05:52- The Yoke is daisy chainable 07:30 - The Yoke in action 11:30 - Mustache Care and Grooming 13:38 - Musical Influences 14:05 - KMX and George Lynch 16:57 - Break out the Ibanez RG-350, Bring the rock 24:00 - Unique gear is more for you than your audience 25:59 - The Force is strong with this one 27:12 - The Gear Vault http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcast

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Dec 18, 2015
Chasing Tone After Hours Episode 3
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Please send beer!!

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Dec 14, 2015
Chasing Tone 96 - Using different pick ups in the same guitar.
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Brian and Max compare the Tumnus and the DB+ when used as a boost pedal. Frank Falbo joins the guys and talks about using a variety of pick ups in one guitar. And, yes, the gear vault. 00:39 - Comparing the Tumnus and DB+ as boost pedals 01:55 - The DB+ 02:32 - The Tumnus 02:55 - The Comparison 05:13 - All the different compressors 06:08- All the different reverbs 08:55 - Uncle Frank 10:08 - Using a variety of types of pick ups in one guitar 13:30 - The Gear Vault http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcastSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
Dec 11, 2015
Chasing Tone 95 - How to protect your gear in the winter
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Brian and Max compare a couple of Wampler pedals this go around. And winter is upon us, get tips on how to keep your gear show ready. 00:45 - Comparing the pre-gain channel on the Plexi-Drive and the Clarksdale 03:05 - How they sound stacked 07:50 - Protecting your gear in the winter 10:15 - Revenge of the tornado 11:46 - Warm up them tubes 12:25- Eyore? Is that you? 12:39 - Acoustic Care 13:48 - The Gear Vault http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcast

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Dec 04, 2015
Chasing Tone After Hours. Episode 2
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Brian and Max pop open a couple of craft beers and discuss gear and whatever else comes to mind in the second installment of the new laid back format. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcast Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
Nov 30, 2015
Chasing Tone 94 - What the fuzz??!!
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Brian and Max compare different fuzz pedals in this episode. "Turn it down!!" How to keep good tone at lower volumes. The pedal vault and what difference a buffer can make. 01:10 - Comparing Fuzz Pedals 02:26 -The Big Muff 03:00 - The Scarab 05:29 - Fuzz Face 06:32 - Max gets the guitar 09:37- The Pedal Vault 16:20 - Low Volume vs Good Tone 18:44 - Using a Buffer in a True Bypass Signal Path 19:00 - Pedal Porn 22:05 - Using a Compressor http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcast Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
Nov 27, 2015
Chasing Tone 93- The Tumnus, 5150 and The Pedal Vault
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Brian and Max take a look at good ways to use the Tumnus by Wampler. Ever have an amp that just did not sound good with pedals? The guys look at different amp platforms and how they work with pedals. A look at the new EVH pedal AND an interesting entry in the pedal vault. 01:00 - Roy's back 02:11 - Using the Tumnus - Max's Technique 04:35 - How Brian uses it 07:46 -The Pedal Vault 11:51 - Some Amps don't like pedals - Vox AC30 14:32- The MRX EVH 5150 16:50 - Through a Deluxe Reverb 18:57 - Through a Port City Pearl http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcastSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
Nov 20, 2015
Chasing Tone:After Hours - Beers and Gear
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Brian and Max talk about gear they want over a couple of brewski's.
Nov 16, 2015
Chasing Tone 92- Analog Vs Digital, The Pedal Vault and FX Loop Pros and Cons
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Brian and Max talk through the ones and zeroes of digital signals vs analog. And where is the best place to run time based pedals through your amp? The guys take a look. It's an all new segment, The Pedal Vault. 00:34 - Time based pedals through the gain channel of the amp 00:46 - Tuner Opinions 05:24 - Time based pedals through the FX loop of the amp 07:10 - Where does Max like it??? 08:03 - Analog Vs. Digital - First, the digital 08:53 - Digitech RP6 09:56 - Analog Signal 10:45 - We've got big balls 11:07 - How Analog and Digital work together 12:28 - The Pedal Vault 13:03 - Max Scats http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcast

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Nov 13, 2015
Chasing Tone 91- Hairstortion, How did we do it? And speakers, speakers, speakers.
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Brian and Max explain how they achieved the 80's tone in the infamous Hairstortion video. What difference can a speaker make to your sound? Listen as Max plays through several different cabinets. 00:45 - The Hairstortion Video 02:30 - What did we use for Hairstortion sound? 02:45 - That time Brian broke his Strat 03:32 - That Tone 04:18 - The trick to the Hairstortion Pedal 05:13 - Using different speakers 07:53 - The ISO room 09:10 - The WGS HM75 Speaker 09:28 - The WGS Black and Blue Alnico Speaker 09:50 - The WGS British Lead Speaker 10:05 - The WGS Invader 50 Speaker 10:22 - The WGS Green Beret Speaker http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcastSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
Nov 06, 2015
Chasing Tone 90 - EQ, Advice and first gear
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Brian and Max take a look at the difference an EQ pedal can make on your board. They also give advice if you are just starting out, and what was the guy's first quality piece of gear? They talk about it. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel. 0:41 How do I use EQ on a pedal board and why would I want to? 10:24 What advice would you give to a new guitar player just starting out? 15:22 What was your first quality piece of gear? Find us at: http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePo... http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingToneP... Category Music License Standard YouTube LicenseSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
Oct 29, 2015
Chasing Tone 89 - When, how and why to use a buffer, and Anthony's pick-ups are Zexy.
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Brian and Max are again joined by Texas Blue Alley's Anthony Stauffer. Anthony shows off his Zexcoil pickups and the science behind them. And then things get deep and it is all about buffers. 01:20 - Anthony's Zexcoil Pick-ups 03:50 - The 'science' behind them 08:43 - Brian's new Strat 08:53 - That time Brian broke his Strat 10:01 - When is a buffer necessary? 14:26 - Built in buffers - The Redeemer 15:19 - Anthony's buffer videos 15:33 - Yoke 5 Loop Switcher 16:53 - Pure tone Buffer http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcast

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Oct 09, 2015
Chasing Tone 88 - Delay pedals and missing the mark chasing your guitar heroes sound.
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Brian and Max are again joined by Texas Blue Alley's Anthony Stauffer. They discuss the reason why all the right gear may not make you sound like your favorite guitarist. And delay pedals, the guys explore ways to use them in ways you may not of thought of before. 01:22 - Why don't I sound like SRV? 01:22 - Anthony's Tone 04:45 - Brian's Tone 05:58 - Max's Tone 07:57 - Delay Pedal Settings 08:40 - SRV's Texas Flood 10:54 - Brian's delay settings 13:30 - Modulation 14:59 - Faux tape Echo eliminates modulation 17:30 - Bending the neck 19:05 - James Burton's delay technique 21:00 - Max finally gets the guitar 24:56 - Double speed delay trick (Albert Lee trick) http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcastSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
Oct 02, 2015
Chasing Tone 87 - Stacking Overdrives, Muting Strings and Don't Blow Up Your Amp
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Brian and Max are again joined by Texas Blue Alley's Anthony Stauffer. They discuss proper muting techniques to clean up your chops. And what about stacking overdrives? The how's, what's and what affect order can have on your tone. Ever wonder what is up with gain structure in OD pedals, will it damage your amp? The guys take a look at it. 01:06 - Good muting techniques (Blues Rock) 04:56 - Muting for rhythm playing 07:07 - Brian's Muting Technique (Country) 12:02 - Max's Muting Technique 13:25 - Stacking Over Drives 21:18 - Volume - Can you have too much? http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcast Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
Sep 25, 2015
Chasing Tone 86 - Where would SRV be tonally today, and how do you hold your pick, and the affect it could have on your tone.
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Brian and Max are joined by Texas Blue Alley's Anthony Stauffer. They discuss Stevie Ray Vaughan and where he may have gone tonally, and the guys discuss their pick techniques. 01:10 - What would SRV do if he was still with us? 02:30 - Recording the In Step album 04:00 - What about Hendrix? 10:14 - Anthony holds his pick….wrong? 13:14 - Brian hides his pick? 15:21 - Max gets to the point http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcastSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)
Sep 18, 2015
Chasing Tone 85 - Getting a good clean tone that's best for dirt pedals
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Brian and Max are joined by Texas Blues Alley's Anthony Stauffer. They discuss amp setup techniques. 00:45 - How to set your amp to fill the venue and not kill the audience 07:36 - How the sound of the amp changes depending on where you are in relation to it 14:42 - Should you use an Amp Stand? 17:27 - How to set a clean tone 25:08 - Setting up a clean tone for use with overdrive/distortion pedals http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel. Find us at: http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.TexasBluesAlley.com (Anthony's site)

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Sep 14, 2015
Chasing Tone 84 - Stereo Rigs, Where do I put my drive pedal, and Tommy Boy
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Another great episode from the sauna that we call the Shred Shed. Brian and Max play through different setups for a stereo rig and discuss where to put your drive pedals for the best tone effect. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel.  Find us at:  http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcast
Sep 07, 2015
Chasing Tone 83 - New Look, New Trio Pedal, and answers to your questions!
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