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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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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.

    414 - Rage against the farm machine, Stranger Things, and stop getting Bond wrong

    414 - Rage against the farm machine, Stranger Things, and stop getting Bond wrong

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

    Richard finally caught the Covid, he obviously doesn't have enough MetalZones in his arm, and he has lost his taste completely...and thats why he now likes Bro Country...but apologies in advance for everything he says as some of his brain cells appear to have deteriorated. Brian's made a new Tik Tok and he is mightily upset that a certain someone hasn't watched it yet.

    Unless you have been living under a rock, you may have seen that Kate Bush has climbed the charts  in various countries as a result of Stranger Things and Richard tests Brian's Kate Bush knowledge and unsurprisingly, it is lacking. There is Gilmour content...and Dokken rebuttals - you know the drill...and the discussion finally turns to gatekeeping, music, and internet folk.

    Were you recently Rick Rolled by Blake? If so you may be entitled to compensation. Call 1-555-BLAKEROLL to claim your free piece of Oregon cheese as compensation. Please note cheese may have been partially eaten by the time you claim and no promise to deliver cheese is made. Have you got a guitar made out of food? Why not! The guys find a luthier that specialises in it and discuss this. 
     
    The Outlaws, Fishermans friends, The Clergy daughters, The Gear Page, that one guy who hates all our fonts, Freedom rock, Blake Hogan, Benny Franko from New Jersey and his Glass Armonica...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!

    We are on Patreon now too!
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    413 - Mick Ronson's reverb tricks and Brian May's awesome licks

    413 - Mick Ronson's reverb tricks and Brian May's awesome licks

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

    What's kinda green and covered in lights? It's not a Christmas tree that's for sure. Brian has new toys and he has been analysing them in the manner that only Brian can and gives us his unadulterated views. Richard has learned a bit about early effects and is keen to share his findings like an over eager but slightly warped and demented puppy dog.

    NAMM has happened and there have been so many gear releases that the guys struggle to talk about them all - but by golly they try - despite floppiness of aspiration. The dynamic this year was different so there is some earnest analysis of whether or not NAMM needs a rethink and Brian has an idea. Uh oh. Richard has had the saddest burger he ever ate and it made him very upset. Also, there are some rumors about a certain PRS guitar that Brian is very interested in...

    Both Blake and Richard have been to see some live music and try to  tell us their tales but get waylaid multiple times on the way.  But eventually we get there, and Richard talks about his renewed love for Queen having seen them live in London and it's fair to say he was blown away, and as a result, he has bought some new gear...

    Blake's moveable ceiling, I've got a plugin for that, Relic stickers, Plummaging, The two notes Gnome, Brian's release date faux pas ...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/

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    412 - Introducing the Pedal Pryer! Also disturbing content and live Circuit Nerd mug reveal!

    412 - Introducing the Pedal Pryer! Also disturbing content and live Circuit Nerd mug reveal!

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

    Brian tells us how he wants to kill more trees but before he does he's gonna buy a cheap knock off James Burton telecaster while Richard contemplate's opening up his own version of Ali Express.  Elsewhere in the world of gear there has been the settling of an infamous law suit and the guys break this down into great and meticulous detail before figuring out they are all just as clueless as previously before Richard suggests a carpentry based solution.

    Blackstar have released a new range of amplifiers with amazing lightweight designs and Richard is very confused about the type of wood it is made from. He also finds the electronics intriguing and Brian has to dig deep. Blake has been using some percussion techniques with an empty pedal box and tells us all about it whilst also doing the most disturbing impression we have ever featured on this show. You have been warned. 

    NAMM is happening! The guys talk about some of the changes they have noticed with the email marketing and wonder whether it has anything to do with the numbers of attendees. Blake has views! Richard has hook and loop nightmares. Brian has a standby mode?

    Powerful Watery Osmosis, Slummery, Blake's sour face, Biscuit mislabelling accusations, Deluxe Paint, 3 dimensions of goodness...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:
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    https://www.instagram.com/WamplerPedals/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

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    • 52 min
    411 - Brian switches over to the Dark Side and is this the most expensive Gibson ever?

    411 - Brian switches over to the Dark Side and is this the most expensive Gibson ever?

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

    Blake has been hanging out in Nashville and got to go visit the Gibson Garage with none other than Mark Agnesi himself - all thanks to a very generous hook up from one of the internet's fluffiest trolls - and he played a very valuable guitar. He also schools the double entendre dispatching Richard in some basic guitar construction history and gives us a bit of a look behind the scenes with some antiquities from Gibson's past.

    Richard took his daughter to see My Chemical Romance and while he was not cool enough to watch the band, he did indulge in some fine Punjabi cuisine and it made him very very happy. He also asks the time honored question of which is harder to play - the drums or the guitar?  Brian and Blake have views and they share their experience.

     Brian then drops the earth shattering news that he has gone to the Dark Side and is looking into some modelling options. Digital modelling, not fashion modelling I hasten to add. He's ordered a new toy and he has plans - is the world coming to an end? Is this the Bri-pocalypse? Or is this just the Mandela effect in action? There is only one way to find out...

    Touching knobs, Niq Scott is awesome, Blake consumes, Glitchers, Frank Iero, More specs...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:
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    410 - The Guitar Geek takeover and Richard meets one of his heroes

    410 - The Guitar Geek takeover and Richard meets one of his heroes

    Brian and Richard are joined this week by the Guitar Geek himself, Andy Ferris, for an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

    We welcome our good friend Andy Ferris this week as Blake has gone to move some heavy machinery in Nashville and so we find out about the Guitar Stories podcast which intriguingly, is about, stories related to the guitar. Meris have released a super cool looking pedal and the guys debate it - wait - thats almost on topic. There has also been a major announcement from Chase Bliss that the guys chew over and Andy gives us an interesting viewpoint or three. 

    Richard had an amazing experience at the recent Saucerful of Secrets gig where he got to meet one of his lifelong heroes, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, and some other fine folk and he is suitably dumbstruck and impressed with the musicianship, the show, and the aftershow party. Andy is now in a band too and he tells us all about the adventures of Black Velvet Creme whilst Richard fantasises about becoming the new Peter Grant whilst the guys also celebrate the English entry to the Eurovision song contest.

    Brian asks Andy about his view on the guitar pedal industry and gets his take on the changes since the pandemic and some of the opportunities it opened up. This weeks Patreon also features Andy and a much more personal and in depth chat which we think you will really enjoy

    Campervan portapotties, Lovely Life Inc., The new king of dad jokes, Spinal Tap Pt. II, 3D Printed pedals ...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
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    • 53 min
    409 - The Garth Brooks education experience and "that" thread

    409 - The Garth Brooks education experience and "that" thread

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

    Brian's been to a Country (and Western) gig and it has inspired bizarre vocal transformations and we apologize in advance as this goes immediately off the rails. There is some schooling, there is some fooling, but mainly there is some fooling. Brian the reveals a little bit of insight into his connection with one of Garth Brooks' amazing guitarists, Chris Leuzinger, and Richard is taught a little bit more about the finer points of Country and Western styling.

    Should you ever meet your heroes? Richard asks the question and the guys chat about it before discussing the Grand Ole Opry and Wampler's own Elmo making his mark there.  Richard's also received his new Keeley Moon Op-Amp Fuzz and he is over the, er, moon with the results and waxes lyrical so the guys chat a little bit about Keeley pedals they love. He's also been buying Honey Picks and is a big fan so gives us his views on why they work for him and how they improve his playing.

    There was a post on a popular internet forum that caused a little furore in the previous week which the guys feel duty-bound to discuss as it hit 40 pages before finally spiralling into oblivion...there is some cleaning up of myths in this bit too which may or may not be slightly ranty...and speaking of rants, its time for the next instalment of Brian's Camper experience...

    Grape soda, Brian's top hat, Crazy Glue, Pedal dollars, Fruity dreams, the JHS mafia, Dangerous slicey stuff..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

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

ashkeld ,

Informative and funny!

Just recently started listening to these podcasts on my night shifts at work. So relaxing, informative and often hilarious. Definitely worth a listen if you’re interested in all things gear related, and some things completely random!

Olly2000 ,

Essential listening if you love the electric guitar

I stumbled on Wampler pedals and this podcast by accident this year and I’m totally hooked. Brian and team explain a great many elements of playing, tone, and the business of gear and the net result is not only educational but also damn funny. Great camaraderie amongst the various hosts and an amazing in-depth look into so many subjects.

Elbeeuk ,

Great podcast but ...

... stop saying "Hashtag XYZ"!!

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