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The Gear Fiends Podcast is all about music gear and the people that use it. Your hosts DJ Mackey and Beardo get into marvelous discussions about a variety of different gear topics. They talk about guitars, recording, DJ stuff, live sound, post production, vintage gear, swap meet finds, and much more with some of the industry's best artists, engineers, DJ's, producers, and techs.

The Gear Fiends Podcast is all about music gear and the people that use it. Your hosts DJ Mackey and Beardo get into marvelous discussions about a variety of different gear topics. They talk about guitars, recording, DJ stuff, live sound, post production, vintage gear, swap meet finds, and much more with some of the industry's best artists, engineers, DJ's, producers, and techs.
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The Gear Fiends Podcast is all about music gear and the people that use it. Your hosts DJ Mackey and Beardo get into marvelous discussions about a variety of different gear topics. They talk about guitars, recording, DJ stuff, live sound, post production, vintage gear, swap meet finds, and much more with some of the industry's best artists, engineers, DJ's, producers, and techs.

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Episodes

Episode #013 – Stonerokk & Graham Funke - The Gear Fiends Podcast

6/7/2018
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On episode 13 DJ Mackey sits down with Stonerokk and Graham Funke to talk about the evolution of DJ’ing and how technology has changed the art form. Known collectively as The Captains of The Industry, these two legends tell us about the gear they started on, what is was like to DJ on vinyl only, Read more about Episode #013 – Stonerokk & Graham Funke[…]

Duration:01:13:29

Episode #012 – Gibson USA - The Gear Fiends Podcast

5/9/2018
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On episode #012 DJ Mackey and Beardo plug in some vintage 1983 Gibson Les Paul’s and talk about the recent announcement that Gibson has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. They put a positive spin on the story while jamming on some improvised blues and jazz excursions as they talk. Find out what happened that triggered the Read more about Episode #012 – Gibson USA[…]

Duration:00:49:20

Episode #011 – NAMM 2018 - The Gear Fiends Podcast

2/2/2018
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On episode #011 DJ Mackey and Beardo reunite at the 2018 NAMM Show, which was held January 25th-28th in Anaheim California. Featuring interviews with BAE Audio, Shure, QSC Audio, Tour Supply INC, Hal Henkel, Maxine from Minus Light, Phase DJ, Pioneer DJ, Rane DJ, Hercules DJ, Jamstik, Studio Linked, and Trident Audio that were recorded Read more about Episode #011 – NAMM 2018[…]

Duration:01:07:11

Episode #010 – Paul Grundman - The Gear Fiends Podcast

12/6/2017
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On episode 010 we talk with mastering engineer Paul Grundman from Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios. Paul tells us about how he got started in music, how his father Bernie helped pioneer the business, the custom equipment that makes BG mastering stand out from the rest, what you should do to make your mixes better for Read more about Episode #010 – Paul Grundman[…]

Duration:01:26:29

Episode #009 – Matt Melner - The Gear Fiends Podcast

11/7/2017
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On episode #009 we finally get into some talk about DJ gear with our guest Matt Melner. Matt is a backline technician and teleprompter operator for Wiz Khalifa. He has also worked with Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid, NAS, Dr. Dre, Kid Kudi, The Game, Ty Dolla Sign and Far East Movement. He tells us what Read more about Episode #009 – Matt Melner[…]

Duration:00:59:13

Episode – #008 – Hal Henkel and The Guitar Biz - The Gear Fiends Podcast

10/25/2017
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On episode #008 we are joined by guest host Hal Henkel to talk all about the history and current state of the electric guitar business. Hal gives us some insider knowledge about why Gibson shut down their Memphis factory, the reason for Guitar Center’s debt problem, why smaller companies are thriving, his relationships with ESP, Read more about Episode – #008 – Hal Henkel and The Guitar Biz[…]

Duration:01:03:16

Episode #007 – Trades & Fixes - The Gear Fiends Podcast

9/22/2017
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On this episode the guys make a gear trade with each other involving guitar pedals and a Shure SM58. Beardo tries to fix Mackey’s Neumann microphone. The Ampex MM 1200 24 trk tape machine from the Record Plant gets explored. Plus we get a few details about The Voidz rehearsals and info about the Minus Read more about Episode #007 – Trades & Fixes[…]

Duration:00:23:40

Episode #006 Mark Loughman (BAE) Audio - The Gear Fiends Podcast

9/1/2017
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On episode 006 we interview Mark Loughman owner of BAE Audio. Mark tells us about the history of the company, including how he went from being an intern, to eventually buying the business. He also goes into detail about what makes BAE so good as well as his creative process behind their products. All this Read more about Episode #006 Mark Loughman (BAE) Audio[…]

Duration:00:51:16

Episode #005 – Combo Amps - The Gear Fiends Podcast

8/3/2017
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On this episode the guys catch up with each other and talk about Beardo's 1974 Fender Princeton Reverb amp. He just recently re-capped the amp along with a pair of Ampex MX 35 tube mixers. They also delve into their love for Peavey, talk about a cheap headphone amp, and drop major news on Read more about Episode #005 – Combo Amps[…]

Duration:00:33:06

Episode #004 – Dave Aron - The Gear Fiends Podcast

7/10/2017
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On episode #004 we interview Dave Aron, who is a multi-platinum recording engineer, live and studio mixer, record producer, and musician. Some of his past clients include 2 Pac, Snoop Dogg, Sublime, Wu-Tang Clan, Prince, Nate Dogg, Perry Farrell, Bobby Brown, Dr. Dre and U2. Dave tells us how he got started, what recording with Prince was Read more about Episode #004 – Dave Aron[…]

Duration:01:19:32

Episode #003 – In and Out of the Box - The Gear Fiends Podcast

6/15/2017
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In episode number three, the guys discuss recording in and out "of the box". Mackey asks Beardo all about how he recorded his classic song "24 Hour Party" and finds out some interesting things regarding the final mix. They answer listener questions , go through a double dose of the weekly segment "Gear Finds" and shed Read more about Episode #003 – In and Out of the Box[…]

Duration:00:48:41

Episode #002 – Rack Mount Mania - The Gear Fiends Podcast

5/26/2017
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On episode two the guys get deep into the gear inside Beardo's rack. By talking about how they are recording their own vocals for this episode, they show you how it's done and even tweak some settings live. Also, Mackey discovers Beardo's latest swap meet finds, including an Apple Mac Pro (trash can) that he picked up for a fraction Read more about Episode #002 – Rack Mount Mania[…]

Duration:00:42:49

Episode #001 – Jimi Hendrix pt.1 , Asher Guitars - The Gear Fiends Podcast

5/11/2017
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Our first episode is here! On episode #1 we find out what Beardo has been up to, he tells us about Asher Guitars , then we get into a discussion about the early gear of Jimi Hendrix.

Duration:00:39:01