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

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…


281 - Fender’s new guitar, YouTube trolls and NGD
Nov 4 • 35 min
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 …
280 - New Pedals, New Cameras and a creative reboot
Oct 28 • 48 min
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’…
279 - New Pedal Leak and Sgt Peppers….chicken??
Oct 23 • 36 min
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…
278 - Classic Pedals, forgotten but not gone
Oct 14 • 41 min
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 som…
277 - The future is fuzzy
Oct 7 • 29 min
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 …
276 - Are the days of the “Rock Star” Over?
Sep 30 • 45 min
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 ar…
275 - Giving Away Pedals is Hard
Sep 23 • 48 min
275 - Giving Away Pedals is HardBrian 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…
274 - Do gear companies have unique personalities?
Sep 16 • 36 min
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 co…
273 - Guitar recording tips
Sep 9 • 35 min
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…
272- A $61,000 Pedalboard?!
Sep 2 • 23 min
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 breakin…
271- An intriguing talk with Sara Dietschy, guitarist and Youtuber
Aug 26 • 41 min
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 busine…
270 - What is your favorite Boss Pedal?
Aug 19 • 43 min
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 ped…
269 - Change in the world of guitar gear is inevitable
Aug 12 • 39 min
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 discusse…
268 - Not all tone is created equal
Jul 29 • 42 min
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…
267- Buying & selling gear, and NAMM is dead
Jul 23 • 61 min
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, …
266 - A NAMM Announcement and Pawn Shop Gear
Jul 15 • 35 min
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.
265 - Dear Gibson, we need to talk
Jul 1 • 37 min
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 …
264 Chasing Tone REWIND: #001 Overdrive, Distortion, and Fuzz
Jun 24 • 34 min
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. Find us at: http://www.Wa…
263 - Shipping gear internationally, Twitch gear podcasting, and the new Boss 200 series
Jun 17 • 44 min
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.Sellin…
262 - The 9 levels of G.A.S.
Jun 10 • 46 min
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 a…
261 - Do you really need an EQ pedal? And ….
Jun 3 • 48 min
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 troub…
260 - Gibson SG: Love or hate? With Travis Feaster
May 27 • 54 min
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 …
259 - Gear demos and angry social media
May 20 • 42 min
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 And…
258 - Behind the scenes with Alex Clay and Jason Wilding of Wampler Pedals
May 13 • 56 min
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 Te…
257 - Terraform update and saving the guitar
May 6 • 41 min
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 offeri…
256 - Have we reached pedal market saturation?
Apr 29 • 33 min
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 …
255 -Behind the scenes at Wampler with Jason Wilding
Apr 15 • 46 min
Brian has a chat with everyone’s favorite Brit, Jason Wilding on this episode of the Chasing Tone PodcastBrian has gotten his hands on a Soldano Amp that has caused quite a reaction from Brian himself. This leads to quite a conversation betwe…
254 - Noisy pedals, is there a solution?
Apr 8 • 50 min
Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone PodcastSome 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 t…
253 - a $4000 Pedal?
Apr 1 • 38 min
Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone PodcastEver 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…
252 - “Cheap” Alternatives for high end gear?
Mar 25 • 42 min
Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone PodcastIf 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 …
251 - Backing tracks on YouTube… Big no-no?
Mar 18 • 38 min
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 style…
250 - VHS tape delays and performance anxiety
Mar 11 • 36 min
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 wh…
249 - We’re getting the band back together
Mar 4 • 38 min
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 d…
248 - Noise gates in gain pedals, Brad Paisley, and Bonamassa is at it again
Feb 25 • 39 min
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. Bria…
247 - Strings, nostalgic gear and guitar heroes
Feb 11 • 45 min
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.
246 - Dinner with my guitar hero and NAMM craziness
Feb 4 • 55 min
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 …
245 - A Pre-NAMM Extravaganza and a new pedal from Wampler
Jan 20 • 37 min
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. Bria…
244 - Counterfeit gear and recording lies
Jan 14 • 41 min
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 o…
243 - Learning to love guitar again
Dec 31, 2018 • 33 min
The holidays are about over and Brian and Blake are back for another Chasing Tone Podcast2018 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…
242 - Are Analog Pedals Done? Over? Gone?
Dec 17, 2018 • 37 min
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, overdr…
241-Has digital Technology replaced the analog pedal?
Dec 10, 2018 • 50 min
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…
240 Tone Tips -Vintage Vs Modern Fuzz face Pedals… is there a difference?
Dec 3, 2018 • 11 min
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 t…
239 - Who will save guitar music?
Nov 27, 2018 • 44 min
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,…
238 - Wampler releases a new fuzz?
Nov 19, 2018 • 43 min
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….
237 - “Tone Tips” Where to place your boost pedal
Nov 12, 2018 • 18 min
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 opti…
236 - Do you think the “dream tone” you’re chasing is unrealistic?
Nov 5, 2018 • 46 min
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 …
235 - Why do some pedals hate buffers?
Oct 29, 2018 • 33 min
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.
234 - Gear that got away
Oct 22, 2018 • 35 min
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.
233 - Wampler History, and Brent Mason plays an SG?
Oct 15, 2018 • 34 min
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…
232 - SD-1 Vs TS-9, Joyo Resurgence, And DSP for Beginners?
Oct 8, 2018 • 37 min
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>…
230 - What does a Presence Control Do?
Sep 24, 2018 • 40 min
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. …
229 - First pedals and breaking down tone
Sep 17, 2018 • 47 min
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…
228 - A visit with Travis and Max
Sep 10, 2018 • 54 min
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 m…
227- Fun with isolated guitar tracks
Sep 3, 2018 • 41 min
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 …
226 - “Tone Tips” - 2 ways for better stereo guitar amp tones
Aug 27, 2018 • 12 min
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 fav…
225 - Q&A with Travis, former chasing tone host
Aug 20, 2018 • 37 min
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 a…
224 - New Gear, New Inspiration, and Bored with Guitar?
Aug 13, 2018 • 34 min
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 la…
223 - The Samurai Guitarist
Aug 6, 2018 • 49 min
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 inspire…
222 - Interview with Sara Dietschy of the Creative Exchange
Jul 30, 2018 • 41 min
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 …
221 - Chasing Tone Rewind Eps 8- First Influences In Tone- Wampler Pedals
Jul 23, 2018 • 32 min
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. Find us at: http://w…
220 - A Chat with Robert Baker
Jul 16, 2018 • 46 min
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 …
219 - Brian’s new axe, Blake’s upgrade, and good times at NAMM
Jul 9, 2018 • 30 min
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 ha…
218 - “Tone Tips” A walk through Brian’s entire guitar collection… this is what we design pedals with
Jul 2, 2018 • 34 min
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: ht…
217 - Chasing Tone - Has it really been four years?
Jun 25, 2018 • 43 min
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…
216 - “Tone Tips” - 5 Mistakes Gigging Guitarists sometimes make
Jun 18, 2018 • 15 min
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 pla…
215 - Budget Amps, Looper Pedals and Gear Shows (What they don’t want you to know)
Jun 11, 2018 • 45 min
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. L…
214 - “Tone Tips” Is it better to use an amp when running direct in? A comparison using Impulse Responses
Jun 4, 2018 • 7 min
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 C…
213 - Guitar Shows…are they worth it?
May 29, 2018 • 38 min
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…
212 - The caffeinated episode. Great albums, EVH and G-Strings
May 21, 2018 • 48 min
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 in…
211 - Blatz Beer, Digitech, and Facebook ain’t fun no more
May 15, 2018 • 31 min
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 stup…
210 - Bonamassa buying Gibson? And online gear sales
May 7, 2018 • 37 min
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…
209 - Scooping the Mids and Glamour Pedalboards in the Instagram era
Apr 30, 2018 • 37 min
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 …
208 - The lost Brent Mason interview
Apr 23, 2018 • 67 min
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 pr…
207 - Is this the end of analog?
Apr 16, 2018 • 38 min
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 agains…
206 - The pain of G.A.S. and Elusive Gear
Apr 9, 2018 • 35 min
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?…
205 - Tone Tip - Should you run dirt pedals into clean amp vs. dirty amp? A comparison between the two
Apr 4, 2018 • 13 min
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, …
204 - Troubleshooting Pedals and Obsolete Wireless Units?
Mar 26, 2018 • 49 min
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 share…
203 - Doing mods and the “Anatomy” of Tone
Mar 19, 2018 • 52 min
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 …
202 - Tone Tips - Q&A with Brian
Mar 12, 2018 • 18 min
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 …
201 - Tone Tips: Q&A with Mr Wampler
Mar 5, 2018 • 27 min
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 ha…
200 - Brad Paisley:Behind the Scenes
Feb 26, 2018 • 47 min
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 som…
199 - So you want to start your own pedal company?
Feb 19, 2018 • 47 min
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 pote…
198 - An Interview with Andy Martin of Reverb
Feb 12, 2018 • 26 min
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 ti…
197 - Let’s talk about artist Endorsements
Feb 8, 2018 • 32 min
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 sitdo…
196 - NAMM Wrap up and driving Mr Wampler
Feb 5, 2018 • 37 min
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 co…
195 - Travis and Max are back again!
Jan 29, 2018 • 52 min
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. Bria…
194 - Travis and Max are Back!
Jan 22, 2018 • 30 min
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 T…
193 - Classic ‘cheap’ Pedals, Circuit Nerdery, and a possible Wampler Re-release ?
Jan 15, 2018 • 50 min
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 …
192 - The Nutube Tubescreamer
Jan 8, 2018 • 37 min
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 t…
191 - New Year Gear Resolutions
Jan 1, 2018 • 50 min
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 onlin…
190 - TS9/TS808 controversial video and why do pedals cost so much?
Dec 25, 2017 • 41 min
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….
189 - Is Apple pulling the plug on downloading?? And how money works in the music industry and making it work for you.
Dec 18, 2017 • 43 min
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 …
188 - Running Stereo Setups, Gear Demo’s and Reviews, and will there ever be another Rush?
Dec 11, 2017 • 50 min
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 i…
187 - “Wamp” Tuning, Delay Pedals, Baritone Guitars and Software Drummers
Dec 4, 2017 • 45 min
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 wo…
186 - Where should you place Amp-in-a-box pedals?
Nov 27, 2017 • 43 min
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 …
185 - Q&A Day: Lo-Mid-Hi Gain, what is the difference? Amp Specific Pedals, Why not?
Nov 20, 2017 • 21 min
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…
184 - Q&A Day: circuit component discussion, which pedals with my rig, and Daw recording
Nov 13, 2017 • 30 min
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 breadboar…
183 - Bonamassa’s Rant, A DIY Book Update and Favorite “Always On” Pedals
Nov 6, 2017 • 44 min
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?? Th…
182 - The Goose, The Middle Man, The Idol Maker, and the Gomer Pyle
Oct 30, 2017 • 42 min
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 d…
181 - Practice makes you…worse?!
Oct 16, 2017 • 34 min
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 …
180 - Suggested Settings and Making the Most of Alone time with your Guitar
Oct 9, 2017 • 46 min
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. Thei…
179 - The new Paisley Drive Deluxe and getting your Guitar on a plane
Oct 2, 2017 • 41 min
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 an…
178 - Is the Gear Market Changing?
Sep 25, 2017 • 32 min
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
177 - Tone Tips - Suggested Pedal Settings: IGNORE them! A test with 6 amps & 3 pedals
Sep 18, 2017 • 19 min
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 thin…
176 - The Doctor, new JHS collaboration, and making Humbuckers better
Sep 11, 2017 • 24 min
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 …
175 - Podcasting 101 and capturing Warren Haynes Tone
Sep 5, 2017 • 40 min
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 “Hayn…
174 - Could you gig the rest of your life with only ONE pedal?
Aug 21, 2017 • 36 min
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 dr…
173 - Hangin’ with Brad Paisley and what does it take to “make it” >
Aug 14, 2017 • 43 min
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 …
172 - Should you gig with a headstock tuner?
Jul 31, 2017 • 36 min
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…
171 - NAMM recap, do Batteries affect your tone and shaping future generations
Jul 24, 2017 • 36 min
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 feeli…
170 - Playing for Exposure
Jul 17, 2017 • 34 min
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…
169 - “Tone Tips” - A look at the Wampler Ethereal Reverb/Delay Pedal
Jul 10, 2017 • 11 min
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.
168 - Nerd talk: engineering, DSP, and DIY with Jake Steffes, Wampler engineer
Jul 3, 2017 • 30 min
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 pl…
167 - Former Host Travis Feaster Visits - Part 2
Jun 26, 2017 • 46 min
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…
166 - Former host Travis Feaster stops in
Jun 19, 2017 • 38 min
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 h…
165 - Favorite Clean Tone and Backup Amps
Jun 12, 2017 • 39 min
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. …
164 - Are gear magazines still relevant?
Jun 5, 2017 • 46 min
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. …
163 - Tone Tips - Busting the myth of magical op-amps and diodes…?
May 25, 2017 • 18 min
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 he…
162 - Starter Amps, Recorded sound vs Room sound, and Layered Circuit Boards
May 22, 2017 • 42 min
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?…
161 - Classic tape delays, Tuner wars and getting more out of practice
May 15, 2017 • 33 min
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…
160 - Multiple delays, becoming a gear head, and the state of mainstream radio
May 8, 2017 • 37 min
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…
159-New Gear Day & rewriting the DIY books
May 2, 2017 • 54 min
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 t…
158 - Fuzz pedals, DSP vs Analog, and MC Hammer pants
Apr 20, 2017 • 33 min
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 w…
157 - Influential Tone, Pedalboard Problems, and the Boss ES8
Apr 10, 2017 • 35 min
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….
156 - April fools day special: New Wampler Release
Apr 3, 2017 • 29 min
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 …
155 - Modding Pedals, Relicing Guitars, and Falling in Love All Over Again
Mar 27, 2017 • 40 min
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 Br…
154- Sculpting guitar tones to fit a song
Mar 21, 2017 • 27 min
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 fin…
153 - NGD - A 1981 Gibson Les Paul Custom, and discussing what makes boutique guitars different
Mar 15, 2017 • 42 min
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 differ…
152 - Where should you set your amp and pedal knobs for “perfect tone”?
Mar 6, 2017 • 30 min
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…
151 - Stage Presence and Life, How to “get up” for both
Mar 1, 2017 • 30 min
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 me…
150 - Why we musicians are weird, and a rant on the education system?
Feb 22, 2017 • 34 min
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 …
149 - Reviewing the Mimiq Doubler Pedal from TC Electronics
Feb 13, 2017 • 7 min
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…
148 - Guitar Shop Etiquette
Feb 7, 2017 • 37 min
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 …
147 - Brian’s longtime guitar-mentor joins him & talks tone
Feb 1, 2017 • 46 min
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 h…
146 - 2017 Winter NAMM Wrap Up
Jan 23, 2017 • 28 min
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 com…
145 - Speaker choice, hearing protection, & does it Djent?
Jan 13, 2017 • 43 min
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 abo…
144 - Tone Tips - How to make a dark sounding guitar sound…brighter
Jan 9, 2017 • 13 min
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!
143 - Six Ways to Make the Most of NAMM
Jan 4, 2017 • 30 min
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 list…
142 - Tone Tips: What makes an amp pedal friendly
Dec 19, 2016 • 18 min
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 Am…
141 - When does cloning turn into a unique circuit?
Dec 14, 2016 • 35 min
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 s…
140 - How to get into DIY Pedals
Dec 8, 2016 • 40 min
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…
139 - What makes a great YouTube Gear video?
Nov 28, 2016 • 42 min
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 …
138 - Tone Tips - New Prototype Delay Revealed
Nov 23, 2016 • 16 min
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 fuz…
137 - How to Break into the Music Business in 2016
Nov 14, 2016 • 35 min
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 s…
136 - Where is Music Headed?
Nov 8, 2016 • 41 min
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…
135 - Do we hear with our eyes?
Oct 31, 2016 • 38 min
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 …
134 - When Did You Discover Tone?
Oct 17, 2016 • 32 min
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 “…
133 - Tone Tips: what’s the better amp for pedals?
Oct 10, 2016 • 24 min
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 D…
132 - Which Guitar Pedals are Pointless?
Oct 3, 2016 • 34 min
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 p…
131 - Inexpensive guitar pedals that we love
Sep 28, 2016 • 29 min
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 r…
130 - “Tone tips”: Getting new tones from old pedals (with sound samples)
Sep 19, 2016 • 16 min
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 pinnac…
129 - “Tone Tips” Does Wah go before or after distortion?
Sep 19, 2016 • 4 min
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? Be…
128 - “Tone Tips” Should you put a phaser before or after distortion?
Sep 16, 2016 • 8 min
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…
127 - “Tone Tips” Breathing new life into a Fender Blues Jr amp
Sep 9, 2016 • 18 min
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 qu…
126 - Do we get TOO caught up in new guitar gear?
Sep 6, 2016 • 33 min
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 youtu…
125 - “Tone Tips” 30 Something pedal vs. Vox AC30/AC15
Sep 1, 2016 • 10 min
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 …
124 - How do our guitar heroes influence our tone?
Aug 29, 2016 • 31 min
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 hero…
123 - Trouble brews in the pedalboard world
Aug 23, 2016 • 30 min
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…
122 -Great Obscure Guitar Gear, & Strandberg Guitar Review
Aug 15, 2016 • 46 min
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 DI…
121 - What is it like owning an effect pedal company?
Aug 9, 2016 • 39 min
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 glimp…
120 - A rant on ethics in the pedal business
Aug 2, 2016 • 32 min
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…
119 - Travis Feaster Visits and talks tone, pickups, and guitars
Jul 20, 2016 • 27 min
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.wamplerpedal…
118 - 12 Things you can do to improve your tone
Jul 11, 2016 • 44 min
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.wamplerpeda…
117 - Summer NAMM and Wampler’s New Amp
Jul 4, 2016 • 38 min
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….
116 - How do you build a customer base?
Jun 20, 2016 • 41 min
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. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wampler…
115 - How does clipping work in a multi gain stage circuit?
Jun 13, 2016 • 24 min
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…
114 - New Gear, NAMM, and Pedal Shaped Vape Pipes
Jun 6, 2016 • 42 min
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 w…
113 - Is there room for more pedal builders?
May 30, 2016 • 36 min
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 …
112 - Is Guitar Music Dead?
May 23, 2016 • 42 min
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 …
111 - Does new equipment inspire you?
May 16, 2016 • 37 min
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 m…
110 - What is the best change you can make to your amp?
May 9, 2016 • 48 min
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 subscri…
109 - Gear attitudes, Nashville Players and Wampler Amps?
May 2, 2016 • 50 min
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 pe…
108 - How do you set up your pedal tone?
Apr 25, 2016 • 42 min
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, …
107 - Which Bypass Switch is the Best?
Apr 18, 2016 • 42 min
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. http://www.wample…
106 - Is your home’s wiring messing up your tone?
Apr 11, 2016 • 41 min
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 somet…
105 - Amp in a box” vs General Distortion Pedals
Apr 4, 2016 • 51 min
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 gai…
104 - Are “Mini Pedals” really advantageous?
Mar 28, 2016 • 29 min
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 w…
103 - Guitar Pedal Placement, and Kirk Hammet Pedal Discussion
Mar 22, 2016 • 31 min
Brian chats with Blake Wyland of the ToneMob Podcast about Wah pedals, and Kirk Hammet. And Brian helps Blake discover SnapChat. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be…
102 - What guitar effects will there be in 50 years?
Feb 12, 2016 • 27 min
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? http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subs…
101 - Why True Bypass is Not Always Good
Feb 5, 2016 • 26 min
Sometimes true bypass sucks. Brian and Max discuss why. 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.
Chasing Tone 100 - Winter NAMM 2016
Jan 28, 2016 • 9 min
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: …
Chasing Tone 99 - How do the various clipping circuits work?
Jan 15, 2016 • 25 min
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? …
Chasing Tone 98 - Why do guitar amps sound better loud?
Jan 8, 2016 • 16 min
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 Containe…
Chasing Tone 97 - How a Yoke Looper could help you manage your pedal board
Dec 18, 2015 • 35 min
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 - …
Chasing Tone After Hours Episode 3
Dec 14, 2015 • 24 min
Please send beer!!
Chasing Tone 96 - Using different pick ups in the same guitar.
Dec 11, 2015 • 19 min
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 - …
Chasing Tone 95 - How to protect your gear in the winter
Dec 4, 2015 • 20 min
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:…
Chasing Tone After Hours. Episode 2
Nov 30, 2015 • 30 min
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….
Chasing Tone 94 - What the fuzz??!!
Nov 27, 2015 • 24 min
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…
Chasing Tone 93- The Tumnus, 5150 and The Pedal Vault
Nov 20, 2015 • 21 min
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…
Chasing Tone:After Hours - Beers and Gear
Nov 16, 2015 • 34 min
Brian and Max talk about gear they want over a couple of brewski’s.
Chasing Tone 92- Analog Vs Digital, The Pedal Vault and FX Loop Pros and Cons
Nov 13, 2015 • 15 min
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…
Chasing Tone 91- Hairstortion, How did we do it? And speakers, speakers, speakers.
Nov 6, 2015 • 12 min
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 u…
Chasing Tone 90 - EQ, Advice and first gear
Oct 29, 2015 • 20 min
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 po…
Chasing Tone 89 - When, how and why to use a buffer, and Anthony’s pick-ups are Zexy.
Oct 9, 2015 • 21 min
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’…
Chasing Tone 88 - Delay pedals and missing the mark chasing your guitar heroes sound.
Oct 2, 2015 • 28 min
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 though…
Chasing Tone 87 - Stacking Overdrives, Muting Strings and Don’t Blow Up Your Amp
Sep 25, 2015 • 27 min
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 …
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.
Sep 18, 2015 • 23 min
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 th…
Chasing Tone 85 - Getting a good clean tone that’s best for dirt pedals
Sep 14, 2015 • 33 min
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 rela…
Chasing Tone 84 - Stereo Rigs, Where do I put my drive pedal, and Tommy Boy
Sep 7, 2015 • 26 min
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 su…
Chasing Tone 83 - New Look, New Trio Pedal, and answers to your questions!
Aug 31, 2015 • 27 min
It is a whole new format, relocated in a familiar place. Brian and Max take a look at the Digitech’s new “band in a box” pedal, The Trio. They also tackle a couple of questions from a couple of tone chasers. Can you “help” a multi effect box? And how c…
Chasing Tone 82 - Best of Chasing Tone III
Aug 24, 2015 • 27 min
Chasing Tone 82 - Best of Chasing Tone III Enjoy some of the funnier moments from early episodes of the podcast. New podcasts are in the works. Stay Tuned. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wample…
Chasing Tone 81 – Buffers, Mullets and Insulting Drummers, Ohm My
Aug 17, 2015 • 33 min
Chasing Tone 81 – Buffers, Mullets and Insulting Drummers, Ohm My In this episode Frank, Brian and Max discuss Ohms, input impedance, and hairstyles of years gone by. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http…
Chasing Tone 80 – Delays and Using a Tube Amp Effectively
Aug 10, 2015 • 33 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss using delays, types of delays, and stacking delays. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and v…
Chasing Tone 79 - Pickup Placement and a Fond Farewell
Aug 3, 2015 • 34 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian are again joined by Frank Falbo. They talk pickups and Travis says goodbye. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go tohttp://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new p…
Chasing Tone 78 – Amps, Mods and How Not to Look Like a Fool
Jul 27, 2015 • 27 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian are again joined by Frank Falbo. They discuss how to prepare to jam with other players, best Fender amps, and modding your gear. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://w…
Chasing Tone 77 - Recording your rig at home and magnet and pickup preferences.
Jul 20, 2015 • 33 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian are joined by Frank Falbo of Falbo designs to discuss home recording, and their favorite pickups and magnets. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.c…
Summer NAMM 15 Podcast.mp3
Jul 12, 2015 • 32 min
Chasing Tone 75 - Chinese Clones, Delays, Effects in a loop and do you need a buffer?
Jul 6, 2015 • 31 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss using delays, types of delays, and stacking delays. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and v…
Chasing Tone 74 - Novelty Pedals, Why We Moved, and Taylor Swift is Angry at Apple
Jun 29, 2015 • 33 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and discuss picking guitars based on tone or looks, novelty pedals and why Taylor Swift will have a new hit song about her breakup with Apple. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to htt…
Chasing Tone Podcast 73 - Heads Vs Combos, Changing Speakers and Drivers Ed
Jun 25, 2015 • 33 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and discuss Combo Amps vs Head and Cab setups, Changing Speakers, and Max’s settings when stacking Tube Screamers http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/sub…
Chasing Tone 72 – Guitar Mods, And Our Favorite Rigs
Jun 22, 2015 • 34 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and discuss GearFest, Guitar Mods, and our dream artists rigs. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos tha…
Chasing Tone 71 – Swapping Rigs
Jun 18, 2015 • 33 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian play each other rigs and analyze the differences in each others tone. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcas…
Chasing Tone 70 - The Gearfest Edition
Jun 15, 2015 • 48 min
Travis, Max and Brian hang out with the guys from JHS Pedals after day one of Sweetwater’s GearFest ‘15.
Chasing Tone 69 – Tube Amp Myths And Pickup Placement
Jun 11, 2015 • 28 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss the myths associated with tube amps, the science of pickup placement, and the stinky kid. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe …
Chasing Tone 68 – The Current State Of The Music Industry
Jun 8, 2015 • 35 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss the current state of the music industry, changing the hardware on your guitar, and letters from Roy. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com…
Chasing Tone 67 – What Makes A Boutique Guitar So Great? In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss the advantages of a boutique guitar, tips for recording, and dirt channels. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go…
Jun 4, 2015 • 37 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss the advantages of a boutique guitar, tips for recording, and dirt channels. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified…
Chasing Tone 66 – Solid State Profilers VS. Analog Amps And Pedals
Jun 1, 2015 • 35 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss the pros and cons of profiling amps such as the AxeFx, how Brian tests pedal designs, and pedals that sound great with an AC15. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to h…
Chasing Tone 65 – Our Current Rigs
May 28, 2015 • 29 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian sit down with their guitars and talk about their current gear setups, and how picking attack affects tone. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/s…
Chasing Tone 64 – Is Clean Tone Dated, And Frustrating Circuits
May 25, 2015 • 35 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss the current state of clean tones, Max’s favorite brews, and Brian’s most frustrating circuit. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscr…
Chasing Tone 63 – How To Set EQ In Your Signal Chain
May 21, 2015 • 31 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss how to adjust your EQ throughout your entire signal chain, recording on a budget, and pedals for rhythm guitar. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wample…
Chasing Tone 62 – Controversial Pedal Names And Favorite Strings
May 18, 2015 • 32 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss controversial pedal names, alternate tunings, our favorite strings, and Max’s record. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to b…
Chasing Tone 61 – Handmade Pickups, And Brian’s Favorite Pedal
May 14, 2015 • 27 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss handmade pickups, Brian’s Pride and Joy, and the Indianapolis Guitar Show. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified …
Chasing Tone 60 – Where To Put Your Money – Guitar, Amp, or Pedals?
May 11, 2015 • 28 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss their views on where you should invest your money on a limited budget, whether drummers are musicians, and the 2015 version of Van Halen. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, …
Chasing Tone 59 – Digital Vs. Analog Clipping, Hard Clipping Vs. Soft Clipping
May 7, 2015 • 28 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss the ins and outs of clipping – both digital and analog. Brian also gives the low down on compression and buffering. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www…
Chasing Tone 58 – Extension Cabinets And Our Favorite Guitarists
May 4, 2015 • 28 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss Extension cabs, the Wampler bass pedal, bass player jokes, and our favorite guitarists. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe …
Chasing Tone 57 – The Truth Of Tubes In Pedals, And Guitar Electronics
Apr 29, 2015 • 31 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian sit down Frank Falbo of Falbo Guitars and discuss tubes in pedals, the ins and outs of guitar electronics, and Max’s airplane skills. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to h…
Chasing Tone 56 – Setting Guitar Tones For Home, Studio, and Stage
Apr 27, 2015 • 28 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian sit down Frank Falbo of Falbo Guitars and discuss the difference between Live, Studio, and Home tones, and Latency. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerp…
Chasing Tone 55 – How To Analyze Your Own Tone
Apr 23, 2015 • 33 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian sit down Frank Falbo of Falbo Guitars. Frank is also the inventor of the Seymour Duncan P-Rails, and Fishman Fluence pickups. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://w…
Chasing Tone 54 – How To Analyze Your Own Tone
Apr 20, 2015 • 34 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian sit down with Wampler engineer, Jake Steffes to discuss why some fuzzes clean up better than others, how to analyze your own tone, and guitar capacitors. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscr…
Chasing Tone 53 – How To Get Started In Electronics
Apr 16, 2015 • 35 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian sit down with Wampler engineer, Jake Steffes to discuss how they got started learning electronics, capacitor types, and breadboard basics. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go t…
Chasing Tone 52 – How Buffers Give Better Guitar Tone
Apr 13, 2015 • 30 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian sit down with Wampler engineer, Jake Steffes to discuss the in’s and out’s of Buffers. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notif…
Chasing Tone 51 – What’s On Our Boards
Apr 9, 2015 • 32 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss what we currently have on our boards, offset guitars, and our favorite pedalboards. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be …
Chasing Tone 50 – How Brian Starts A Design And New Pedal Day
Apr 6, 2015 • 27 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss what goes in to Brian’s design process, Max and Travis’ new pedals, and bear survival tips. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscrib…
Chasing Tone 49 - The Best of Chasing Tone Podcast Vol 2
Apr 2, 2015 • 27 min
Funny out takes with Travis, Brian and Max. 0:32 - Redneck Jedi 1:41 - Brian Needs A New Watch 2:33 - Struggle Snuggle Pt II 6:13 - Brian’s Mom is a Tone Chaser 8:55 - Hashbrown Huh? 9:48 - Dad Always Liked You Best 10:45 - NERDS!! And Repeate…
Chasing Tone 48 - Best of Chasing Tone Vol One
Mar 30, 2015 • 29 min
Some of the funnier moments with Travis, Brian and Max from some of the earlier epiditions of The Chasing Tone Podcasts :32 - A Vintage Grudge 1:49 - Brian’s Licks 2:25 - How Travis Lost His Job 2:51 - You Should Do A Univibe 3:38 - Brian’s Old …
Chasing Tone 47 – Backstage Passes, and Max’s New Guitar
Mar 26, 2015 • 30 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss what goes on back stage when visiting famous artists, Max’s new Guitar, and picks. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be n…
Chasing Tone 46 – Caroline Guitar Company’s Philippe Herndon
Mar 23, 2015 • 38 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and sit down with Caroline Guitar Company’s Philippe Herndon and discuss the Kilobyte, Pedal Prom, NAMM, and HiFi. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/sub…
Chasing Tone 45 – How To Have An Ear For Tone, and What is “Tone-Suck”?
Mar 19, 2015 • 31 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss, what tone-suck is, how to have an ear for tone, and Max’s “hipster tendencies”. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be not…
Chasing Tone 44 – Gear Talk’s Lance Seymour
Mar 16, 2015 • 43 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian sit down with the man behind Gear Talk, Lance Seymour. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos t…
Chasing Tone 43 – Handmade Vs. Hand Assembled Guitars and Wah Talk
Mar 12, 2015 • 31 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss how to get consistent tones with multiple guitars, the science behind wah pedals, and the differences between hand wound vs. machine wound pickups, and handmade vs. hand assembled guitars. http://www.wa…
Chasing Tone 42 – Analog Vs. Digital And Popularity Of Guitar
Mar 9, 2015 • 30 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss the topic of Analog VS Digital amps. Will tube amps go extinct? Max also explains B’s And G’s. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/sub…
Chasing Tone 41 – Amp In A Box Pedals And Cab Sims
Mar 5, 2015 • 28 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss amp in a box pedals, cab sims, getting fuzz to cut through a mix, and Max’s lost car. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to b…
Chasing Tone 40 – Boosting An Overdriven Amp, Speaker Positioning
Mar 2, 2015 • 32 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss where they prefer their speaker placement on stage, amp stands, boosting overdriven amps, and Max and Travis’ new band. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://ww…
Chasing Tone 39 – Modifying A Circuit, And Boost Pedal Placement
Feb 26, 2015 • 29 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss where to run a boost pedal, how Brian goes about modifying a circuit, and some of their favorite new pedals. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpe…
Chasing Tone 38 – Tips For Making Your Rig Sound Better
Feb 23, 2015 • 24 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss things you can do to make your rig sound better, the Boutique Pick craze, and the Wampler Go Kart outing. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedal…
Chasing Tone 37 – Brad Paisley’s Rig, And Playing Like Your Heroes
Feb 19, 2015 • 23 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss the ins and outs of Brad Paisley’s rig, the pros and cons of playing like your heroes, and How to deal with a loud stage-mate. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to h…
Chasing Tone 36 – Which is Better: Nice Amp or Nice Pedals?
Feb 16, 2015 • 20 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss if you should put your money on an amp or pedals, FX loop instruction, and PRS Guitars. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe…
Chasing Tone 35 – Amp-In-A-Box Pedals, and Guitar Maintenance
Feb 12, 2015 • 25 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss Amp-In-A-Box pedals, Guitar Maintenance, and Blackface Tones. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcas…
Chasing Tone 34 – How Volume Affects Guitar Tone, Best Recorded Plexi Tone
Feb 9, 2015 • 21 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss their favorite Plexi tones, tube vs. solid state amps in Metal music, and the effects of mismatching impedance. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wample…
Chasing Tone 33 – “Pedal Friendly” Amps and The Perfect Guitar
Feb 2, 2015 • 31 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss why players may, or may not, want a Blend Knob on a compressor. The also discuss their opinions on what makes a great “Pedal Friendly” amplifier. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subsc…
Chasing Tone 32 – OD vs. Low Gain Distortion, Gear Disaster Plans, and Feedback Loops
Jan 26, 2015 • 39 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss the difference between Overdrive vs Low Gain Distortion, Feedback Loops, and Gear Disaster Plans. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/su…
Chasing Tone - 31.2 NAMM Edition
Jan 26, 2015 • 31 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss their opinions of the 2015 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. Find us at: http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/…
Chasing Tone - 31.1 NAMM Edition
Jan 23, 2015 • 15 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian sit down after Day Two of The NAMM Show and discuss people watching, their favorite new gear, and their favorite NAMM moment thus far. Find us at: http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/Wampl…
Chasing Tone 31 – Audience’s Perception Of Tone, And Tone-Words
Jan 19, 2015 • 38 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss whether the audience can hear tonal differences, words guitarists use to describe tone, and Travis starts a rumor. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wa…
Chasing Tone 30 – Original Circuits, The Wah-mpler, And Using One Pedal Per Genre
Jan 12, 2015 • 42 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss why more builders don’t showcase original circuits, which one pedal they prefer in each music genre, the Wah-mpler, and Interns. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to …
Chasing Tone 29 – Solid State Vs. Tube Technology, Endorsement Deals – What Companies Look For
Jan 5, 2015 • 41 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss why Solid State technology sounds great in pedals, but not ideal in amplifiers. Other discussions include how to land that Endorsement Deal and how Record Deals work. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podca…
Chasing Tone 28 – Research and Development, and Guitar Neck Action, Profile, and Radius
Dec 29, 2014 • 42 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss the effect the guitar’s radius, profile, and action have on the overall tone. We also discuss the Research and Developing process when designing a pedal. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podca…
Chasing Tone 27 – Stacking Pedals, 18v, and Brian Sounds Off
Dec 22, 2014 • 41 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss stacking pedals, running overdrives at 18 volts, repetitive stress injuries, and Brian lets us know how he really feels. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://w…
Chasing Tone 26 – Solving Noisy Power Issues, and Pedal and Amp Combinations
Dec 15, 2014 • 33 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss how different power possibilities effect noise in your rig, how pedals react with different amps, and how picking attack effects your tone. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription…
Chasing Tone 25 – Preamps, FX Loops, and How We Name A Pedal
Dec 8, 2014 • 35 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss Preamps, how to use an FX Loop, what goes into naming a pedal, and the meeting between Wampler and Bogner. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpeda…
Chasing Tone 24 – More Tips On Getting Great Tones From Your Existing Pedals
Dec 1, 2014 • 39 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss how to get the most out of your existing pedals, Max’s DS-1 mod, Artist’s involvement in signature pedals, and a few tech tips. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to h…
Chasing Tone 23 – Using Pedals As Tone Shapers
Nov 24, 2014 • 36 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss ways to prepare for an unknown backline situation using pedals at the end of the chain as tone shapers. They also discuss common ways Tone Shapers are misused, Max’s wedding photos, and Brian’s brush with…
Chasing Tone 22 – How To Improve Your Pedalboard
Nov 17, 2014 • 33 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss ways to improve your pedalboard, the difference between Boost and Overdrive, and Travis’ guitar lesson barter system. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www….
Chasing Tone 21 – Is Love For Vintage Gear Holding Back Technology?
Nov 10, 2014 • 31 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss the topic - Is our love for Vintage gear holding back advancements in Modern technology? …. and Max answers your questions. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http…
Chasing Tone 20 – The European Gear Market, and Active EQ Explained feat. Jason Wilding.
Nov 3, 2014 • 32 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian sit down with Jason, (Head of Wampler Pedals International and Wampler Social Media mogul) and discuss language differences, current market trends overseas, the Scandinavian metal movement, and other general nonse…
Chasing Tone 19 – Top 10 Blues Jam Rules.
Oct 27, 2014 • 40 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss the Top 10 things not to do at a blues jam. 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…
Chasing Tone 18 – Is the term “Boutique” over-used?
Oct 20, 2014 • 36 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss their views on the term “boutique”, the transition from boutique builder to high-end manufacturer, and a Tap Tempo Tip. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://w…
Chasing Tone 17 – Building Clones For Personal Use
Oct 13, 2014 • 36 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss their views on building clones for personal use, terms used in marketing, and Max’s cake competition. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.co…
Chasing Tone 16 - Amps Under $1000, and Breaking in a Speaker
Oct 6, 2014 • 33 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss their favorite amps under $1000, their best concert experience, and Max’s view on Country Music 3:35 – Amps under a grand 6:30 – Max’s view on Country Music 11:03 – Best Guitar Related Concert 15:…
Chasing Tone 15 - Derek Williams of the Jake Owen Band Talks Touring
Sep 29, 2014 • 31 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian sit down with Jake Owen guitarist Derek Williams to discuss: 1:25 – Average day on the road for a touring musician 5:40 – Workday of a Wampler employee 12:15 – Is playing to 20k people what you thought it wou…
Chasing Tone 14 - The Effect of Dishonesty in the Boutique Pedal Industry
Sep 22, 2014 • 34 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian talk about a recent dishonest event in the boutique guitar effects industry, and the effect it has had on both customers and other builders.
Chasing Tone Ep. 13 - Is it Worth it? - Wampler Pedals
Sep 15, 2014 • 32 min
In this week’s episode, we sit down and discuss some of the odd things in our gig bags. We also discuss some of the differences in Gibson and Epiphone guitars and our thoughts on the price difference.
Chasing Tone Ep. 12 - Upgrading Your Tone on a Budget - Wampler Pedals
Sep 8, 2014 • 34 min
On this week’s episode, Brian, Max and Travis talk about some of the upgrades they would make to their gear in order to upgrade their tone. The trick is that they only have $300 to use. They also give their thoughts on true bypass loopers and analog mu…
Chasing Tone Ep. 11 - Ethics of Clones and Low Wattage Tones - Wampler Pedals
Sep 1, 2014 • 34 min
On this week’s episode Travis, Max, and Brian talk about some of the low wattage amps that they have experience with and share their thoughts about them. They also talk about the ethics involved with pedal clones and improvements on existing circuits.
Chasing Tone Ep. 10 - Your Questions Answered - Wampler Pedals
Aug 25, 2014 • 31 min
On this week’s episode Brian and Travis are joined by Max via phone to answer some of the questions that you guys write us! If you have any questions, write to [email protected] and if we use your question, we will send you a free shirt!
Chasing Tone Ep. 9 - How To Be A Jerk Guitar Player - Wampler Pedals
Aug 18, 2014 • 32 min
On this week’s episode Brian, Max, and Travis sit down and talk about some of the bad habits that guitar players have that makes them hard to get along with. Credit to Texas Blues Alley on youtube for the idea. You can check out the video at https:…
Chasing Tone Ep. 8 - First Influences In Tone- Wampler Pedals
Aug 11, 2014 • 31 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian talk about some of the songs that got them into playing guitar and chasing tone.
Chasing Tone Ep. 7 - PSUs and Beginner Pedals - Wampler Pedal
Aug 4, 2014 • 32 min
In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian talk about PSUs and make a new announcement. They also talk about some various beginner pedals.
Chasing Tone Ep. 6 - Desert Island Pedals - Wampler Pedals
Jul 28, 2014 • 34 min
In this week’s episode - Brian, Max, and Travis talk about what guitar, amp, and pedals they would bring to a desert island. Also mentioned are EQ pedals and Travis the college kid.
Chasing Tone Ep. 5 - Amps and Random Things - Wampler Pedals
Jul 21, 2014 • 31 min
In this episode, Brian, Max, and Travis talk about their first amps and get sidetracked along the way.
Chasing Tone Ep. 4 - Vintage Gear - Wampler Pedals
Jul 14, 2014 • 31 min
On this week’s chasing tone, Brian, Max, and Travis talk about all of their favorite vintage gear and if it really lives up to the hype. They also tease a new pedal.
Chasing Tone Ep. 3 - True Bypass vs Buffered Bypass - Wampler Pedals
Jul 7, 2014 • 32 min
This week on Chasing Tone, Travis, Max, and Brian talk about true bypass versus buffers/buffered bypass and other shenanigans.
Chasing Tone Ep. 2 - Pedal Order and Effects Loops - Wampler Pedals
Jun 30, 2014 • 33 min
This week - Travis and Max of Wampler Pedals sit down Brian and talk about the order of your pedals that they recommend. They also talk about running them through effects loops as opposed to running them through the front of you amp.
Chasing Tone Ep. 1 - Overdrive, Distortion, and Fuzz - Wampler Pedals
Jun 20, 2014 • 34 min
This week - Travis and Max of Wampler Pedals sit down with the man himself, Brian Wampler – President of Wampler Pedals, to discuss the differences between Distortion, Drive, and Fuzz pedals.