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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.

    502 - Are guitar prices going to keep rising?

    502 - Are guitar prices going to keep rising?

    Brian, Blake, and Richard are back for episode 502 of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

    It's DIY Tues.. (checks notes) Wednesday! Brian is recovering from an industrial strength sinus infection but braves the slings and arrows of his co-hosts as he brings us all the latest news from Martinsville and the pedal world! He also lays into Richard pretty hard and tells us about a musical wedding he recently attended that involved him having to dress up in "normal" clothes.

    Richard tries to fool Brian but immediately feels guilty and Blake tells everyone about a text from a scammer that he baited a little. Jordan from Poison Noises was visiting Jolly Olde England and Richard and he hung out at Andertons for a minute so he tells us all about it and why we should all be looking forward to some new releases.

    Do you care about where your guitars are made as long as they are of sufficient quality? Blake put out a video related to the price of guitars and the inflation that has affected their prices today and the guys debate the new pricing structures that we are all going to get used to.  This leads onto a conversation about one of the most important chips in modern guitar pedals and how it came to be and a deep discussion about fuzz, transistors, and phase.

    Coyote returns, Florida man, Russ Abbott, Keanu Reeves is not in love with you, Elevate pedals, Mosrite Fuzzrite...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!

    Thanks to all our supporters - you are awesome!

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    501 - Who invented Heavy Metal and did Punk come first?

    501 - Who invented Heavy Metal and did Punk come first?

    Brian, Blake, and Richard are back for episode 501 of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

    Brian and Blake question Richard's genetics and open up discussing the spectacular 500th episode and Travis gets the blame for everything as we take a fascinating (not) look into the world of podcast production. Richard has DIY questions so Blake take a nap and Brian gives us all some tips on safety at the soldering station. He's very happy with his latest enclosure and the guys talk about different ways of making DIY labels and prints. 

    Blake put a post out recently and it caused a minor furore on the Internet so we dig down into the history of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock and try and figure out what makes them different.  Richard tries to sell Brian on the influence of The Kinks to heavy metal and music in general and fails spectacularly. What is it that differentiates Metal from the other genres? Is it the tones or is it the riffs?  The guys try and figure it out but largely go off in different tangents. 

    The conversation stays heavily focused on the music that we all grew up to and there are various points of interest. Richard saw the new H.E.R. Stratocaster and absolutely loves it and it is swiftly added to the list. Staying in the world of Fender, we talk about the new Eric Johnson Strat with built in overdrive, and the guys postulate over what the circuit might be...

    Toning Chase, Enclosure tips, Dicks peds, Black Sabbath, Vanilla Fudge, Questionable things ...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!

    Thanks to all our supporters - you are awesome!

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

    Awesome Merch and 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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    • 47 min
    500 - Max and Travis return for this milestone episode!

    500 - Max and Travis return for this milestone episode!

    Brian, Blake, and Richard are joined by the legends that are Max Jeffrey and Travis Feaster for this special 500th episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

    In this celebratory episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast we are joined by the very two fellers that started this journey off with Brian - Travis Feaster and Max Jeffrey. This is a podcast first for Chasing Tone but fair warning - things get out of hand real quick as we catch up with these two titans of tone. 

    There are revelations and confessions aplenty as we explore Brian's "Lost Years" and Richard asks a very insensitive question which turns into a ridiculous story.  Yes, it is that story and somehow it involves diminished chords and breaking one of Brian's amplifiers. The guys chat about the problems of modern technology and laugh at the  foolishness of others whilst Travis keys us in to some cool music-tech developments.

    The guys also discuss the earliest days of Wampler pedals and offer their collective take on how this podcast came to be and how the company got to the where it is today. Travis lets us in on a terrible joke in poor taste about the name of the show and Max tells us about some of the guiding principles that launched it back in the day. 

    Mr Butts, Green ringers, Dog theramins, Pedal Hero, Hashtag hashbrown, Wampler pedal tease...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    499 - NAMM 2024 review - was a giant prank pulled?

    499 - NAMM 2024 review - was a giant prank pulled?

    Brian, Blake, and Richard are back for episode 499 of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

    Blake is back with us after an extended stint at NAMM and his voice is registering somewhere between Bane and Batman. Richard makes his feelings known much to Brian's amusement. Was this the best NAMM for several years? It sounds like it might have been and the guys chat about what this means for the guitar industry in general. Richard talks about some of the things he spotted including what he believes to be one of the world's biggest rude jokes. 

    Brian has a new mixer and he and Richard have a new pedal - the Keeley Muse Driver - and they both love it.  Richard is a big fan of the design and tells us why. The guys try and pull a prank on Brian and it fails miserably so they make more NAMM observations. Brian loses his mind. Whats the first brand you would recommend to a beginner of the electric guitar? The guys ponder this very question and attempt to explain the internet badly again.

    The British King of Fuzz was denied access to a certain pedal so he decides to make his own. He also tells us about why he is a very old man via a nostalgic trip to his hometown. Brian recently ran a video and asked viewers to guess a the identity of a very popular pedal and the results may surprise you. Victory amps have gone high end with their new release and the guys are very excited by this.

    Jack White, Cockney Rhyming Slam, Family Guy, Fame, the Feds...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!

    We are on Patreon now too!
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    Brian's new online courses are here:
    http://www.guitarpedalcourse.com

    Awesome Merch and DIY mods:
    https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/books

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

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    • 48 min
    498 - We have all the tones and are tubes amps dying?

    498 - We have all the tones and are tubes amps dying?

    Brian, Blake, and Richard are back for episode 498 of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

    We start off with some talk about the genetics of weightlifters and Ozzy Osbourne and somehow the two are related. Brian is looking forward to a week off from the world as he is not going to NAMM and Richard laments his lack of popularity.  His eye was turned by the new Keeley Muse Driver and completely fails to understand how it works. But he loves it.

    Richard purchased the new EHX Golden Big Muff but is uncertain as to whether he made the cut - and you will have to wait until next week to find out whether he was successful. There is also a new pedal from Warm audio and the guys puzzle over how they avoid copyright issues before going on a completely unqualified legal debate.   

    The Smashing Pumpkins have had to employ full time staff to deal with the guitarist applications they have received and the guys roundly mock this scenario. Joe Bonamassa had an unusual way of dealing with a noisy neighbour issue and this brings Blake much amusement. A recent article talked about the death of tube amps and the guys dig into this with some help from Brian's son.
     
    ChibCo Mouse, Popeye's, Destruction rooms, Pallet houses, Scott Joplin, Portland Blake...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!

    We are on Patreon now too!
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    Brian's new online courses are here:
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    Awesome Merch and 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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    Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    497 - New theme tune and new Gibson amplifiers

    497 - New theme tune and new Gibson amplifiers

    Brian, Blake, and Richard are back for episode 497 of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

    Brian's recorded a new theme tune for the show and the guys are excited to share it with everyone before looking at some artificial unintelligence developments. Richard is not impressed with the underlying robotic signature or something. Whatever. He also tries to add some structure to the show with a special feature and it falls a little flat. Maybe.

    What do you do with an LED with three legs? Richard needs some DIY advice and attempts to guess the weight of one of his co-hosts before coming up with a new product that frustrates Brian to the point of complete exasperation. This turns into a conversation about expensive cables and Brian has an idea.

    Gibson have launched some new amplifiers and at first glance the guys love the authenticity of them, but upon deeper delving, they discover some marketing quirks. It quickly degenerates into a mass of confusion which we can only assume is caused by Gibson absentmindedly forgetting to send the guys an amp to test. Brian and Richard had a sneak preview of the new Andy Wood album and tell us all about it. 
     
    Foolish proclamations, Giant stereos, Eight Blakes, Distortion cables, Horsekicking contest, Seasoned salt...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!

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

    Brian's new online courses are here:
    http://www.guitarpedalcourse.com

    Awesome Merch and 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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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Stu.G ,

A great show

Have listened to the podcast for years and subscribe to their Patreon. I highly recommend you give it a try!

Rufu51964 ,

My Favourite Guitar Podcast

The podcast is good. ✌️

underthesun2012 ,

Unique

Feels like listening into a weird conversation at the table beside you in a pub

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