At the Guitar Tone Network our aim is to provide unbiased information about guitars, amplifiers, and everything in the signal chain. This information will help you develop educated opinions and make informed decisions when considering components for your guitar rig.
Podcast 005 : True Bypass vs. Non-True Bypass Effects / Is it True Bypass or is it fiction?
TB or not TB, that is the question. In this podcast we focus on Analog (non-digital) Stomp Box type FX, both true bypass and non-true bypass. We'll provide some history on true bypass and discuss the industry dogma. Then it's on to the Stomp Box True Bypass Shootout where we compare how the signal is effected for each Stomp Box when they are turned off. And finally we have some Listener Feedback.
Podcast 006 : Guitar Cable Shootout 02 / Is there a monster in the house?
Here we go with our second cable shootout. Our first cable shootout was the most popular episode to date, however we neglected to include some of the more common cables. So, this time we got it covered. :-) We also have some Feedback and Corrections to share.
Podcast 012 : Guitar Amplifier Attenuator Shootout / When it’s too loud, are you too old, or is it just too damn loud?
In this podcast we’ll take a look at one approach to managing your volume. You guessed it, with attenuators. featuring the Rivieara Rock Crusher, the Dr Z Air Break, and the Aracom PRX-150-DAG ... We've got GTN News, Industry Dogma to contemplate, The beloved Shootout, and we'll sort through it all in the Post Mortem.
Podcast 010 : Preamp Tube Shootout / What have you got to Gain?
Podcast 010 is all about the V1 preamp tube’s magic. We’ll take a listen to a few different preamp tubes and of course shoot them out. We’ll swap out the V1 tubes in a Class A low wattage amp and see what happens. We've got some GTN News, Industry Dogma to discuss, The Shootout, and as always we’ll have Listener Feedback.
Podcast 008 : Stratocaster Shootout / When you pull the string does it go, Quack--Quack--Quack?
In podcast 008 we compare two "S" style guitars in the interest of illustrating how two very similar designs can sound different. This is a 101 type podcast and may not be for everyone but have a listen to the HQ samples and see how a Fender Stratocaster with Lollar Blaclface pickups and an Acme Guitar Works wiring harness compares to a Nash S-63 with Fralin pickups. This episode includes some Strat History, The inevitable Strat Shootout, Post Mortem discussion, and some Listener Feedback.
Podcast 009 : Power Cable & Power Conditioner Shootout / How dirty do you feel when you don't use your conditioner?
In this podcast we take a listen to a few different power cables and a couple of different power conditioners to see if and how they affect tone. The claim is that an expensive power cable will dramatically improve live sound. We're just the guys to test that claim. :-D We debut a new News segment in this episode. We'll discuss Dirty vs. Clean Power, Industry Dogma, share personal power conditioning experience and the more recent history of clean power for guitar rigs. We've got a Shootout for you, and we'll discuss our findings in the Post Mortem.
Found your podcast, listened, and loved it! Thank you Rich and Rich!
Never submitted a review in iTunes, but for this I felt compelled. This podcast will challenge your understanding of how seemingly insignificant aspects of the signal chain can and do actually make a real difference. For me, this podcast is a must, especially for anyone studying audio, music production and engineering, etc. Excellent job, I love this podcast.
For guitar nerds this is a great show
It doesn't get more detailed than this when it comes to the intricacies of pickups cables and the exact angle of how you hang the rubber chicken. The podcasters get right to the point and stay on topic. Good show.