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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.

    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

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

    Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com
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    • 49 min
    408 - Metal Lords and the correct strategy for dealing with bobcats

    408 - Metal Lords and the correct strategy for dealing with bobcats

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

    Brian digs a hole immediately because the whole team is lacking in sleep and this derails into animal based nonsense early doors.  Richard recommended the movie "Metal Lords" to Brian and he kinda liked it. Blake is not convinced so the guys discuss why he needs to re-evaluate his life choices.

    Brian's been rehearsing with his band and he is loving it but there is definitely an odorous side factor he hadn't bargained for.  He tells us a bit more about his love for G and B-Bender equipped guitars and we have an acoustic player recommendation from Blake.  Richard has been playing with the new Neural DSP Tone King and Soldano SLO-100 plugins in ProTools and he has a question about how to minimise plugin processor utilisation when recording multiple tracks of guitar.

    Blake's made his first Impulse Response - based off a throwaway comment from Brian - and it is better than he anticipated so we congratulate his mastery of science as he embraces his new IR driven life. Guitar Center have a new logo and Richard has managed to forget about it for a week or so but is excited to weigh in with his semi-qualified views.

    Quaggas, Fence jumping, Specialist peanut butter content, Scarypoolparty, Mr. Monoamp, Man the Helm, He has the hat, You cant spell Wampler without Ample ...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

    • 46 min
    407 - Pedal-makers hate him for this one trick and is Brian the next Doctor Who?

    407 - Pedal-makers hate him for this one trick and is Brian the next Doctor Who?

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

    Blake tears the roof of the sucker as we slide into another week's episode of rambling non-sequiturs and amusing musings whilst Brian dreams about wooden construction and Richard falls off a ladder.  What sort of guitar picks do you swear by? Blake has ordered some fancy laser-cut picks from our good friend Rick over at Honey Picks and tells us why we all need one now but disclaims that he is never 100% accurate...Richard almost manages to keep it clean.

    The Mandela effect confuses everyone once more before Richard reigns it in and then lets it loose again when he talks about his domestic appliance saga and how he tried to leverage social media to fix his woes.  Elon Musk has been eying up a well known social media platform and the guys weigh in with their entirely uninformed and random views and Brian throws more shade.

    The Plexi Drive Mini has been out for a while but the guys are still in love with it and talk about why - which leads into a conversation about what makes a pedal react well to a guitar's volume control. Brian refuses to let us into all of his secrets but he does like simians, Robert Keeley was awesome to Richard, and Blake has Coachella related news.

    The breakfast buffet, Cat 5 cabling woes, Hybrid picking for the widdlies, Wampler trucker hat awesomness, Monkey butlers, Boobeedoobeebobdoobedoop...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/UC

    Contact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.com
    Support the show

    • 52 min
    406 - Weird Bri Wamplervic and don't click random youtube links

    406 - Weird Bri Wamplervic and don't click random youtube links

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

    Welcome to the world's premier dot matrix and laser printer related podcast, this week we tackle important subjects like how to shake a toner safely, how to spool 300 feet of paper into an Epson Dot matrix, and Thermal Printers - here to stay or just a fad ? Sorry, my bad, normal service will resume.

    Richard's been learning some 80s power balladry and the guys chat about it and discover a disturbing cover version and then going off into the weeds immediately and start talking about Tony Hawk and Skateboarding (again) and Richard reveals the inspiration for the Tumnus graphic. Whats the longest you have ever waited for a new Guitar? Blake has been waiting for about a decade (maybe) for his special Epiphone and the guys also take a look at the new signature Joe B amp. Brian's been countrifying more music and he tells us a bit about his methodology whilst simultaneously impersonating Kermit the frog.

    How many distortions does a person need? Brian has been posing this question so the guys ruminate and conclude it's at least seven. No eight.  Plus one.  And another one maybe. What about stereo distortion - and stereo rigs in general - Brian has views and Blake has some fancy new plugins he is raving about so the guys talk about recording techniques and plugins and all that goodness.

    Cowboy talk,  Whitesnake, Police Academy, The Stupid Faces, 1975 Gibson Les Pauls, Component Doohickery...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)

    • 52 min
    405 - Settle down, circuit nerd...and the one thing that great guitarists have in common

    405 - Settle down, circuit nerd...and the one thing that great guitarists have in common

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

    Richard is giddy with excitement like only an Englishman can't be at the new Pink Floyd release, Brian does his best to ignore everything he says about it, and Blake analyses the Machine Gun Kelly memes. Phews - its all go. Richard also demonstrates an embarrassing lack of knowledge about American sports people and Blake schools him before disappearing mysteriously into the ether. 

    Some of the greatest players of the guitar have one thing in common and the guys chat about it and share some common views on the subject. Blake then explains why he's not a fan of a particular pedal and Brian is astounded and befuddled. Richard saw the new Tony Hawk documentary and tells Brian about what he saw as they both reminisce about the days they were young and hip enough to skate.

    Do you believe everything you read on Wikipedia? We found some subtle edits to the Wampler Pedals Wikipedia page which we had to change and it shows just how the gargantuan infobeast operates. Brian believes this to be episode 420, which is erroneous, and neither is it episode 404 as Richard miscalculates (closer though), but it is coming out on 4/20 day so let's hope that confuses absolutely nobody. MAIDEN! Richard is impressed with Ed Sheeran for once, and tells us why. 

    There are a couple of swears so be warned...its very mild and infrequent

    Wade Boggs, 10,000 Lufttumnuses, Screaming Tubas, The Goatmobile, Richard makes a subtle innuendo, Gear 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 (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)

    • 57 min
    404 - Beard not found - with Ryan Burke from 60 Cycle Hum

    404 - Beard not found - with Ryan Burke from 60 Cycle Hum

    Brian, Blake, and Richard welcome Ryan Burke from the 60 Cycle Hum podcast for an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!

    The newly shorn Ryan  joins us as we consider the important issues of the day, like Austin Powers and black pudding, whilst Brian cast forth a multitude of scurrilous rumours. Richard and Blake have fallen in love with the new Marshall special edition Mini and this leads to a number of revelations about why Brian walks funny.

    Is a tractor a truck? What about a lawn mower? Is that a tractor or a truck? These questions need to be answered and the guys debate this with zero research or preparation. Ryan and Richard talk a little bit about the graphic design elements of classic guitar logos and Brian dreams about designing everything in MS Paint.

    Naming pedals is so hard sometimes so Ryan helps the guys out whilst Blake worries that he has contracted a rare medical condition.  This leads into a concentric circle of non sequiturs, medical speculation, and random conversations that are not even vaguely sensible.  You are not gonna want to miss this episode...

    Beard Stalking, Flight simulator, The Pantstortion, Graphic design sins, Smoky amps, Jet packs, El Fuzzo Mi Amore, Directional medication...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)

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
399 Ratings

399 Ratings

aferrufino54 ,

Thank You

Thank you Brian, Richard and Blake for this weekly chat, it truly fills a void, is like looking forward to meet friends every week for a chat.

Keep it up and alive!

K-Daddy73 ,

WAMPLER!!!

Brian Wampler is the David Letterman of the pedal world! 😅👍🏻

Elite_playa ,

British dude ruins it

I really don’t know why, but I absolutely loved this podcast until the Brit showed up. I just genuinely do not enjoy the energy he brings to the table.

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