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Welcome to the Chasing Tone Podcast from Wampler Pedals. Join Travis, Max, and Brian 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.

Welcome to the Chasing Tone Podcast from Wampler Pedals. Join Travis, Max, and Brian 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.
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Welcome to the Chasing Tone Podcast from Wampler Pedals. Join Travis, Max, and Brian 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.

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Episodes

212 - The caffeinated episode. Great albums, EVH and G-Strings

5/21/2018
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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...

Duration:00:48:35

211 - Blatz Beer, Digitech, and Facebook ain't fun no more

5/15/2018
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Harmond 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...

Duration:00:31:50

210 - Bonamassa buying Gibson? And online gear sales

5/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:37:42

209 - Scooping the Mids and Glamor Pedalboards in the Instagram era

4/30/2018
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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...

Duration:00:37:25

208 - The lost Brent Mason interview

4/23/2018
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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...

Duration:01:07:23

207 - Is this the end of analog?

4/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:38:19

206 - The pain of G.A.S. and Elusive Gear

4/9/2018
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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...

Duration:00:35:26

205 - Tone Tip - Should you run dirt pedals into clean amp vs. dirty amp? A comparison between the two

4/4/2018
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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...

Duration:00:13:25

204 - Troubleshooting Pedals and Obsolete Wireless Units?

3/26/2018
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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. Find us at: http://www.WamplerPedals.com...

Duration:00:49:08

203 - Doing mods and the “Anatomy” of Tone

3/19/2018
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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...

Duration:00:52:40

202 - Tone Tips - Q&A with Brian

3/12/2018
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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...

Duration:00:18:06

201 - Tone Tips: Q&A with Mr Wampler

3/5/2018
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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...

Duration:00:27:18

200 - Guitar Tech to the stars

2/26/2018
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Brian is joined this week by former Brad Paisley guitar tech Corey Hall. Corey 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. Find us at: http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals...

Duration:00:47:41

199 - So you want to start your own pedal company?

2/19/2018
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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. Find us...

Duration:00:47:26

198 - An Interview with Andy Martin of Reverb

2/12/2018
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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. Find us at: http://www.WamplerPedals.com...

Duration:00:26:36

197 - Let's talk about artist Endorsements

2/8/2018
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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...

Duration:00:32:56

196 - NAMM Wrap up and driving Mr Wampler

2/5/2018
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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. Find us at: http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals...

Duration:00:37:24

195 - Travis and Max are back again!

1/29/2018
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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...

Duration:00:52:01

194 - Travis and Max are Back!

1/22/2018
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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. Find us at: http://www.WamplerPedals.com...

Duration:00:30:47

193 - Classic ‘cheap’ Pedals, Circuit Nerdery, and a possible Wampler Re-release ?

1/15/2018
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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...

Duration:00:50:03

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