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Welcome to the Chasing Tone Podcast! Join Brian Wampler, Blake Wyland, Richard Oliver, and other guests as they talk about guitars, guitar pedals, amps, and other guitar gear, answer questions, and discuss all things guitar related as well as how to get the most out of your gear to get the best guitar tone. There will be a healthy dose of off-topic nonsense as well as a look at all things happening in the world of guitar, music, our work at Wampler Pedals, and the music industry in general. If you suffer from G.A.S. or just simply like to listen to gear podcasts, you'll love Chasing Tone.

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

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    • 4.6 • 37 Ratings

Welcome to the Chasing Tone Podcast! Join Brian Wampler, Blake Wyland, Richard Oliver, and other guests as they talk about guitars, guitar pedals, amps, and other guitar gear, answer questions, and discuss all things guitar related as well as how to get the most out of your gear to get the best guitar tone. There will be a healthy dose of off-topic nonsense as well as a look at all things happening in the world of guitar, music, our work at Wampler Pedals, and the music industry in general. If you suffer from G.A.S. or just simply like to listen to gear podcasts, you'll love Chasing Tone.

    393 - Big pedal news and Brian flies to outer space

    393 - Big pedal news and Brian flies to outer space

    Brian, Blake, and Richard are back for an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

    Welcome to the Number 1 rated guitar podcast in Martinsville, Indiana! Blake comes in hard with some Dad related subject matter, which takes Richard by surprise, before letting us know about his new musical project as Richard laments his mouldy case related woes. Meanwhile Brian commented on a technical thread over on Facebook before his morning coffee but thankfully nobody was hurt by his crazy suggestions.

    Brian has discovered that he can fly to outer space in his flight sim and this makes the inner child in him - which is about 99% of his brain - very happy. There has been some big pedal news this week but Blake is not yet convinced and tells us why. There has also been some business related news and Richard approves so much he goes off on a bit of a rant...

    Richard paid a trip to one of the UK's finest Guitar shops and has ended up GASsing really badly for something that looks very wrong, but feel very right. He admits to having problems with testing guitars in a shop environment and offers up a solution before Blake and Brian attempt to impersonate electric guitars with their mouths.

    Guitar case love, The return of the idiot hound, Crypto joy, Pedalboards of doom, Brian's dog form, Switchable effects, Mildly angry NFTs...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!

    We are on Patreon now too!
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    • 1 hr
    392 - You may have a valuable pedal that you didn't know about

    392 - You may have a valuable pedal that you didn't know about

    Brian, Blake and Richard are back for an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

    Blake joins us over dial-up as we dive headlong and foot-short into another episode of vaguely guitar based musings and mutterings. Richard hurts Brian's feelings - both of them - before Blake gives us some insight into some workings in the gear market right now - you may have a valuable pedal that you didn't realise was in demand as Blake has.

    Speaking of pedals, young master Blake teases us with a brand new pedal release that is coming up before Brian takes us through a TikTok video that tickles him somewhat. This bit is definitely not to be taken seriously. Except Blake's bit. Richard then drags the conversation several layers lower when he talks about a lady with an interesting business model that literally backfired.

    Richard has been thinking about getting a 7 string, maybe even a PRS? He and Brian discuss it and Brian's brain melts on air before they move to talking about bass guitars which in turn leads to some simple amplifier related questions.

    Brian's secret voiceover work, Blake's weird flex, Bottled methane, Shakira or Calvin Harris, Massive pedal hints, The silver squier, Brian's organ harvesting scam...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!

    We are on Patreon now too!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)


    DIY mods:
    https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


    Find us at:
    https://www.wamplerpedals.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/WamplerPedals/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/


    Youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdVrg4Wl3vjIxonABn6RfWw

    Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)

    • 56 min
    391 - Døvydas from the Internet is here...attitude follows action

    391 - Døvydas from the Internet is here...attitude follows action

    Brian, Blake and Richard are joined by live looping maestro Døvydas for an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

    Our guest has come from relatively humble roots in Lithuania to international fame, via "Lithuania's got talent" and the Eurovision song contest, and his journey both geographically and musically is discussed at length. It's been a funny and interesting journey so far - if you have never seen one of his YouTube videos you should definitely go check one out now - and the guys have a great time chatting about the cultural differences and quirks that have stood out.

    We hear about how he started off with borrowed gear,  his earliest influences, Brian tells us about how he first met Døvydas, and Richard mistakes Am for Dm.  We dig into his style, his skills, and how he puts his performance together, and we get some great wisdom that stops Brian in his tracks.  Blake points out that it's not just the Rock and the Roll that Døvydas excels at either before committing a hideous and nefarious audio crime.

    Døvydas has been having fun at a guitar store and tells us of the story which pleases everyone, and then explains how being a solo artist can be a real time saver, and why his pursuit of physical fitness is a lifestyle choice.  He also gives as a raft of valuable wisdom. You are not going to want to miss this episode - it's a rollercoaster from start to finish. The medium IS the message.

    Red Elvis chickensuits, Pointless awards, Pork Butt and Blues,  Rick rolling, The fresh prince, Steve Vai ...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!

    Catch Døvydas here:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/DovydasMusic

    We are on Patreon now too!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)


    DIY mods:
    https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


    Find us at:
    https://www.wamplerpedals.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/WamplerPedals/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/


    Youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdVrg4Wl3vjIxonABn6RfWw

    Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    390 - Happy New Year, Happy New Gear!

    390 - Happy New Year, Happy New Gear!

    Brian, Blake and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

    Happy new year to all of our listeners! The guys have been indulging in merriment and chocolate and are feeling the strain - well their waistbands are - and they discuss their gear hauls over the festive period. Brian is still having humidity related issues so Richard suggests a change of location but Brian is not keen.

    Brian bought himself a new toy for Christmas and tells us all about it and all about his (non peanut butter flavored) cookies.  Blake and Brian also discuss the worrying supply chain issues in the electronics industry and it isn't happy listening. Hint: Prices are not going to be going down this year in the music gear industry. It seems as if Brian has fallen into the matrix over the holiday season and Richard wants to pull him back out so he can make some more pedals.

    Alexa has become dangerous and has proved we are not ready to embrace a fully AI driven life just yet. Bad Alexa. Blake has an amazing Dan Armstrong lucite guitar and the guys love it, it has some interesting technological features plus it weighs less than a baby elephant. Ooh. shiny things. I cant believe we didn't make the Transparent tone gag. The guys also got some amazing gifts from some of our listeners and are bowled over by the generosity so discuss what they got...

    Important note: several stupid and dangerous things get discussed. Do not listen to anything from these idiots, their brains have been badly affected by the consumption of holiday foodstuffs. Yes foodstuffs, that's it.

    The Fast show, E-sports, The rise of Skynet, Brians radio headset, Blues driver mods, Thalia capos ...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!

    We are on Patreon now too!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)


    DIY mods:
    https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


    Find us at:
    https://www.wamplerpedals.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/WamplerPedals/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/


    Youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdVrg4Wl3vjIxonABn6RfWw

    Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)

    • 57 min
    389 - Paul Cuddeford joins us for a holiday chat

    389 - Paul Cuddeford joins us for a holiday chat

    Brian, Blake and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

    This week we are joined by Paul Cuddeford, a British guitar player who has graced many a record and many a stage, and is currently part of the touring David Bowie alumni supergroup "Holy Holy". He tells us about how he met Jimmy Page, got the playing bug, and how he started out as a musician in LA as a result of a meeting with guitarist Rick Dufray.

    He's a self confessed gear-head and has been around a fair few legendary individuals and part of the guitar scene through some interesting times so has a unique take on what it was like to play on the road with some big name acts. Brian also gets the opportunity to use his new-found British vocabulary to simultaneously categorise and criticise Richard and his 90s music tastes.

    Paul is a left handed player and Blake has a really interesting question for all 'lefties' everywhere so the guys explore it and Paul gives us his views based on his experience. Paul is also a Wampler artist and the guys talk about the Tumnus and the Pantheon and why he loves them.  The guys then look at Paul's career making music for Film and television and there are some great insights in how to get started.

    Pete Thorn, Yo! MTV Raps, Ron Jeremy, Mott the Hoople, Shane MacGowan...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!

    We are on Patreon now too!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)


    DIY mods:
    https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


    Find us at:
    https://www.wamplerpedals.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/WamplerPedals/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/


    Youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdVrg4Wl3vjIxonABn6RfWw

    Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)

    • 55 min
    388 - Blake has psychic powers and can you influence a review?

    388 - Blake has psychic powers and can you influence a review?

    Brian, Blake and Richard are back with an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

    Blake predicted the future and the guys look at how this could be turned in to a money making scheme. Brian fancies the life of a crypto billionaire so is all ears and Richard offers forth some infallible logic that essentially underwrites the deal. Note: Under no circumstances should you listen to any investment advice from the Chasing Tone Podcast. Unless it involves Pedalcoin (tm).

    There was some controversy on the internet with a review of a budget guitar that provoked some ire from someone claiming to represent the company. Richard points out the nature of reviews and how they work and Blake then adds some color to the conversation with his perspective on the event. 

    It was the birthday of an industry legend and the guys look at this and the impact that he has had on the music industry. This then turns into a conversation about AI art and it gets very silly, very quickly. Blake has been playing with synths and the guys chat about awesome soft synths and MIDI controllers. Brian then lets us into a secret about the Chasing Tone theme tune...

    Peanut Butter, Festive Sharts, Brians Shame, Terrible Dad jokes, Brians smoke machine ...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!

    We are on Patreon now too!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)


    DIY mods:
    https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books


    Find us at:
    https://www.wamplerpedals.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/WamplerPedals/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/


    Youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdVrg4Wl3vjIxonABn6RfWw

    Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

bacondog ,

They know their stuff

I've only listened to a handful of episodes but Brian is a true gem of a human.

Listen to just the Presence control episode for a handful of tips alone. And that's just one episode and you're understanding of your amp and tone will immediately get better.

A wealth of knowledge.

Greyspecter ,

Almost 5 stars

Having to listen to Blake cost them 2 stars.

stairsy1988 ,

The best guitar podcast

Blake and Brian are very knowledgeable even when they get off topic. If your a beginner or a guitar nerd, this is the podcast for you

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