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

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Welcome to the Chasing Tone Podcast. Join Brian Wampler, Blake Wyland, Travis Feaster, Max Jeffreys 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. While this podcast is paid for by Wampler, we talk about many other brands much more than we do Wampler products. If you suffer from G.A.S. or just simply like to listen to gear podcasts, you'll love Chasing Tone.

Welcome to the Chasing Tone Podcast. Join Brian Wampler, Blake Wyland, Travis Feaster, Max Jeffreys 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. While this podcast is paid for by Wampler, we talk about many other brands much more than we do Wampler products. If you suffer from G.A.S. or just simply like to listen to gear podcasts, you'll love Chasing Tone.

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Welcome to the Chasing Tone Podcast. Join Brian Wampler, Blake Wyland, Travis Feaster, Max Jeffreys 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. While this podcast is paid for by Wampler, we talk about many other brands much more than we do Wampler products. If you suffer from G.A.S. or just simply like to listen to gear podcasts, you'll love Chasing Tone.

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English


Episodes

330 - Boiling Guitar Strings and Amazon Guitar Pedals

10/28/2020
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...

Duration:00:30:49

329 - Is TikTok bringing back rock?

10/21/2020
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...

Duration:00:34:45

328 - Eddie Van Halen

10/14/2020
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 DIY...

Duration:00:45:32

327 - JHS releases $99 budget pedal line

10/7/2020
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...

Duration:00:34:11

326 - Are you using the DS-1 wrong?

9/29/2020
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...

Duration:00:38:05

325 - Tape Echoes and Fender's new Cyclone offset guitar

9/22/2020
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...

Duration:00:39:43

324 - The best year in guitar sales history?

9/15/2020
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...

Duration:00:42:40

323- Richard Oliver Reveals All

9/10/2020
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 Find us...

Duration:00:36:02

322- Lessons from the woods

9/2/2020
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...

Duration:00:31:20

321- Camping with Bonamassa

8/21/2020
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...

Duration:00:28:22

320- The future of NAMM and the music industry.

8/11/2020
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...

Duration:00:46:39

319 - Spotify statement about musicians controversy discussion

8/4/2020
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...

Duration:00:35:02

318 - Compression in dirt pedals explained

7/28/2020
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...

Duration:00:37:22

317 - Steve Vai on success & the music industry

7/21/2020
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 DIY mods https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books Find us...

Duration:00:18:10

316 - Reverb.com increased fees, and that's okay

7/15/2020
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...

Duration:00:39:49

315 - New Diezel head with smart tech?

7/9/2020
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....

Duration:00:39:25

314 - 50 shades of Metal

6/30/2020
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...

Duration:00:32:31

313 - All about that fuzz

6/24/2020
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...

Duration:00:36:54

312 - Big feet and stomp box problems

6/17/2020
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...

Duration:00:38:20

311 - Are Guitar Podcasts Dying?

6/10/2020
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...

Duration:00:31:27