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Rhett Shull and Zach Broyles combine their music and gear industry knowledge for this weekly podcast. Together they discuss news, talk gear, debunk myths, and much more.

Dipped In Tone Dipped in Tone

    • Music
    • 4.9 • 131 Ratings

Rhett Shull and Zach Broyles combine their music and gear industry knowledge for this weekly podcast. Together they discuss news, talk gear, debunk myths, and much more.

    Our Gear of the Year!

    Our Gear of the Year!

    A Boss RE-202 Space Echo … on a vocal mix? A hot pink overdrive, treble boost, and echo in one pedal named SusMaryOsep—a word Filipino mothers shout at troublesome children? An Artificial Blonde—with hat’s off to Madison Cunningham—that’s a slightly pitched vibrato? Line 6’s Catalyst modeling amp—sexy or not? Amp plugins from Neural DSP and Line 6? Tone King’s royal-sounding Imperial MkII and Soldano’s SLO-30? Metallica in a box (Caroline Guitar Company’s Crom)? A Pigtronix Star Eater fuzz that looks like a wild berry Pop Tart? And have you seen the new Empress Para EQ and Origin Effects’ M-EQ Driver? Hosts Rhett Shull and Zach Broyles run down their top gear of the year. Plus, dueling Les Pauls and the eternal question: to refret or not to refret. And is a bone nut really better than nylon? And what’s a Dutchburst, anyway? Tired of questions? Well, Rhett and Zach also talk post-Thanksgiving turkey. And Zack tells about his 6-string family reunion with his first guitar and flashes the new Mythos Pedals Hephaestus, named for the Greek god of blacksmithing. What else? (Sorry, that’s another question!) Rhett opens up a box of spankin’ new pickups from Stew-Mac, and they discuss the online screeds and screeches trailing their conversation about tone woods with Paull Reed Smith in the previous episode. And yes, they do dip a rig, submitted for dissection by “Dipped in Tone” listener Kenny, whose ’90s rock setup—with stitched-rose guitar straps—sparks yet another argument about the merits of the Tube Screamer and the virtues of the Phase 90 and Phase 45 versus the Small Stone.
    Big thanks to StewMac for sponsoring this episode. Head to http://stewmac.com/dippedintone to get 10% off!
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    Dipped in Tone is:
    Rhett Shull  https://www.rhettshull.com/
    Zach Broyles / Mythos Pedals  https://mythospedals.com
    Premier Guitar https://www.premierguitar.com/

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Paul Reed Smith Ends the Tonewood Debate

    Paul Reed Smith Ends the Tonewood Debate

    Paul Reed Smith drops in to dip a rig and unpack the facets of tone—and why he unwound—and destroyed—a set of $10k vintage Fender pickups. Plus, all the fun stuff: What’s it like working with John Mayer? Does Santana’s guitar sound like a tenor sax? Why does David Grissom need every PRS on a music-store wall to play great? And the dudes argue over the big question: What’s better a cheap guitar and an expensive amp, or an expensive guitar and a cheap amp?
    Big thanks to StewMac for sponsoring this episode. Head to http://stewmac.com/dippedintone to get 10% off!
    8:20 Shill of the Week
    14:49 Paul Reed Smith Interview
    16:59 Paul Dips a Rig (Kinda)
    29:04 I Can't Afford a Real Marshall, Paul
    32:27 The HDRX Amp and Old Marshalls
    38:44 Seriously, do tonewoods even matter?
    47:35 What does Paul look for in a piece of wood?
    50:56 How do you make a good guitar great?
    53:20 Paul talks about how PRS is making saddles better
    59:18 The Silver Sky SE
    1:04:58 The magic of a 1963 Stratocaster
    1:10:30 Expensive guitar or expensive amp?
    1:20:28 We get the PRS nod
    1:22:07 What PRS should you start with?

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    Dipped in Tone is:
    Rhett Shull  https://www.rhettshull.com/
    Zach Broyles / Mythos Pedals  https://mythospedals.com
    Premier Guitar https://www.premierguitar.com/

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Sweetwater vs. Reverb

    Sweetwater vs. Reverb

    Rhett and Zach unpack the big news for secondhand guitar sellers and buyers: Sweetwater has launched their new Gear Exchange. How does it compare to Reverb, Craigslist, and Marketplace? To find out, Zach takes the site for a spin and buys a pedal. He calls the process both “very easy” and “normal.” They discuss the pros and cons of the various used-gear outlets and share tips for not getting got when buying gear. Plus, Zach grew a mustache, Mythos Pedals is moving, and he talks about his forthcoming line of Strat pickups inspired by Hendrix’s reverse-stagger setup. 
    Big thanks to StewMac for sponsoring this episode. Head to http://stewmac.com/dippedintone to get 10% off!
    10:27 Dipping Phillip’s Rig
    25:04 Reverb vs. Sweetwater
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    Dipped in Tone is:
    Rhett Shull  https://www.rhettshull.com/
    Zach Broyles / Mythos Pedals  https://mythospedals.com
    Premier Guitar https://www.premierguitar.com/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Dipped in Nerdville with Joe Bonamassa

    Dipped in Nerdville with Joe Bonamassa

    10:19 We Dip Chris Shiflett’s Rig!
    25:00 Zach’s New Pedal
    28:29 Joe Bonamassa Live from Nerdville
    Big thanks to StewMac for sponsoring this episode. Head to http://stewmac.com/dippedintone to get 10% off!
    Go see Joe's Dumbles in person: https://jbonamassa.com/tour-dates/
     Dipped In Tone begins its partnership with Premier Guitar with Rhett Shull and Zack Broyles visiting Joe Bonamassa in Nerdville East, his Nashville home and museum. They talk vintage gear, guitar obsession, innovation versus tradition, and Dumbles. Many Dumbles … including a rare—even among these ultra-rare custom-built amps—example with a DI port for acoustic guitar made for the late songwriter Hoyt Axton. Bonamassa also explains his philosophy about taking guitars worth hundreds of thousands of dollars on the road and to local gigs, and what the future holds in store for his collection of 500 instruments—every one with a story. Also, our hosts “dip” Chris Shiflett’s rig, offering the Foo Fighters guitarist a few “pointers” on rebuilding his massive pedalboard while ogling his refinished 1957 Les Paul and his custom-built Telecaster called “the Cleaver.” But before they dive deep, Schull shows off his recently acquired 1989 R9 Les Paul from Norm’s Rare Guitars, and Broyles shows off the new super-Muff style Positron Cascading Amplifier Distortion.
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    Dipped in Tone is:
    Rhett Shull  https://www.rhettshull.com/
    Zach Broyles / Mythos Pedals  https://mythospedals.com
    Premier Guitar https://www.premierguitar.com/

    • 1 hr 29 min
    We Have an Announcement

    We Have an Announcement

    We have an announcement. Dipped in Tone is partnering with Premier Guitar! PG will be helping us on all fronts to help us deliver a better and more consistent DIT experience. Watch the video for all the details!
    Next episode drops on October 31st!
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    Dipped in Tone is:
    Rhett Shull  https://www.rhettshull.com/
    Zach Broyles / Mythos Pedals  https://mythospedals.com
    Premier Guitar https://www.premierguitar.com/

    • 4 min
    We Dip Each Other's Rig

    We Dip Each Other's Rig

    24:00 Main Topic
    In this episode of the Dipped in Tone podcast Rhett Shull and Zach Broyles talk about some big changes for the podcast, we dip an amp-less rig, and then dip each other's rigs and even play a little guitar!
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    Dipped in Tone is:
    Rhett Shull  https://www.rhettshull.com/
    Zach Broyles / Mythos Pedals  https://mythospedals.com
    Premier Guitar https://www.premierguitar.com/

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

MRose0906 ,

Quality Entertainment For the whole family

Zach and Rhett have a great rapport and choose a wide array of great topics to discuss. The show is a great listen for your drive to work. Only complaint is that they are both busy people, which means there is a week missed here and there.

nbous64 ,

Best guitar podcast

Was watching different guitar videos and it came in my lap.

TSalak112 ,

Honest.

This is a plain Jane honest podcast. Rhett and Zach never pull punches on their reviews of gear and the dip your rig segment is always fun. Topics are relevant. I met Rhett in real life and he was kind and great to chat with. Also the Southern Redneck bit is gut busting funny.

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