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Episode 32 - The Burns Marquee

12/12/2018
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Off to merry old England this time, for a closer look at Burns guitars. We’ve got our biscuits and tea, and a red burst Marquee to play with. Enjoy! The High Gain Podcast RSS

Duration:00:36:38

Episode 31 - The Gibson Les Paul Junior

12/5/2018
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We’ve got a great show this week. Ed convinces John to try kombucha, and a beautiful 1955 Les Paul Junior is taken for a walk around the park. Spoiler: we love it (the guitar, not the park). Join us, won’t you? The High Gain Podcast RSS

Duration:00:31:28

Episode 30 - The Fender Telecaster

11/28/2018
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This week we pause to simply appreciate a crowd favorite - the Fender Telecaster. Lots of history, lots of music. And beverages. Enjoy! The High Gain Podcast RSS

Duration:00:36:00

Episode 29 - The PRS Artist

11/21/2018
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This week we enter uncharted waters, as John and Ed pay tribute to the fancy-pants world of Paul Reed Smith guitars. While listening to more nu-metal/progressive crap than they ever have, they nonetheless manage to come away impressed. The High Gain Podcast RSS

Duration:00:30:46

Episode 28 - Giulietti Guitars

11/14/2018
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We’re headed to Italy this week to investigate just how it came to be that the capital of accordion manufacturing ended up making guitars in the 1960s.

Duration:00:30:15

Episode 27 - The Kay K142

11/7/2018
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What was going on in Chicago in the 1950s? Guitar manufacturing, that’s what. And meat-packing. But mostly guitar manufacturing. Check out this sweet Kay 142 from the heyday of mass-produced American instruments. The High Gain Podcast RSS

Episode 26 - The Washburn N4

10/31/2018
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Ready for something different? This week we explore the weedly weedly world of shred guitar, courtesy of the Washburn N4 Nuno Bettencourt signature model guitar. Acting as our stunt guitarist is special guest Dan Teisan, of the Seattle band Late September Dogs. The High Gain Podcast RSS

Episode 25 - The Epiphone Casino

10/24/2018
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Join us this week as we head to Greece, Turkey, NYC and beyond, in search of the mojo behind the Epiphone Casino. There’s plenty of Turkish coffee and baklava for everyone… The High Gain Podcast RSS

Duration:00:27:00

Episode 24 - The Fender Jaguar

10/17/2018
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This week we veer away from an exhaustive look at the Fender Jaguar, because we have a guest! Brady Smith of Old Blood Noise Endeavors joins us all the way from Oklahoma, where he lovingly walks us through a pile of his pedals. If you ever wanted to get inside the head of a boutique pedal manufacturer, listen in… The High Gain Podcast RSS

Duration:00:29:47

Episode 23 - The Gretsch Astro-Jet

10/10/2018
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Join Ed and John this week as they welcome comic artist/writer/musician Matt Southworth and his vintage Gretsch Astro-Jet guitar. We even did shots of fermented pickle juice to mark the occasion… The High Gain Podcast RSS

Duration:00:40:03

Episode 22 - The Isana Deluxe

10/3/2018
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We head to Post-War Germany this week for a look into rare world of Isana guitars, with a stop along the way in Communist East Germany. You won’t want to miss this story. The High Gain Podcast RSS

Duration:00:26:11

Episode 21 - The Fender Bullet

9/26/2018
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This week’s episode features the Fender Bullet, the guitar meant to take the place of the Mustang and Musicmaster. That didn’t work out very well, but it sure is a fun, unusual instrument to play. Bonus: Ed and John talk about stuff they did over the Summer months… The High Gain Podcast RSS

Duration:00:24:59

Episode 20 - The Gibson Explorer

9/19/2018
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Join Ed and John as they explore the Explorer, the quintessential pointy guitar. Gibson debuted this beast in 1958, and it was a flop. Eventually, metal came along and saved it. The rest is history. Long-haired, spandex-wearing history… The High Gain Podcast RSS

Duration:00:31:17

Episode 19 - Fender American Vintage Reissues

9/12/2018
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And now for something fun! How do Fender reissue guitars stack up to their ancestors? This week we concentrate on the American Vintage Reissue (AVRI) period of Fender's history, via two Jazzmasters - an original 1963, and a 2006 AVRI. Can you tell the difference? Listen in... The High Gain Podcast RSS

Duration:00:25:53

Episode 18 - Apland Guitars

9/5/2018
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This week our guest is pro woodworkerJeremy Apland, of Seattle's own Apland Guitars. He runs us through two of his instruments, built one at a time and entirely by hand. If you've ever wondered how guitars get made, but were afraid of asking dumb questions, we've got you covered - we love sounding dumb! Jeremy Apland with the 97 Cam, and his 1997 Toyota Camry The High Gain Podcast RSS

Duration:00:25:15

Episode 17 - The Guild Starfire

8/29/2018
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This week we plug in a Guild Starfire IV, and trace the steps that led to its creation. Get ready to hear a very muscular sounding instrument, brought to you by the letter 'Damn'! The High Gain Podcast RSS

Duration:00:32:22

Episode 16 - The Univox Hi-Flier

8/22/2018
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We've been pretty busy this week, pulling double-duty to bring you only the best our addled minds can handle. This episode is all about the Univox Hi-Flier, a supersonic death ray of a guitar. Look at those P-90 pickups! The High Gain Podcast RSS

Duration:00:25:52

Episode 15 - The Gibson Les Paul Classic

8/15/2018
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This week we head back to Gibson for a look into the venerable Les Paul Classic 1960, a story with more twists and turns than the average colon. You won't want to miss Ed and John muddling their way through this one! The High Gain Podcast RSS

Duration:00:38:33

Episode 14 - The Ibanez Iceman

8/8/2018
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Here at THG headquarters, we've always had a fond place in our collective hearts for the Ibanez Iceman. And not just because of KISS, either; we just think it looks totally badass. The High Gain Podcast RSS

Duration:00:27:19

Episode 13 - The Danelectro U3

8/1/2018
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This week we dive into the world of Nat Daniel, founder of Danelectro. You won't believe how this guy's mind worked. You won't want to miss the cool tones of a 1958 U3, either. The High Gain Podcast RSS

Duration:00:32:30