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Chasing Tone - Guitar Podcast About Gear, Effects, Amps and Tone

Wampler Pedals
360 episodes
Welcome to the Chasing Tone Podcast. Join Brian Wampler, Blake Wyland, Travis Feaster, Max Jeffreys 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. While this podcast is paid for by Wampler, we talk about many other brands much more than we do Wampler products. If you suffer from G.A.S. or just simply like to listen to gear podcasts, you'll love Chasing Tone.

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356 - The Epiphones are taking over

Brian, Blake and Richard are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. Brace yourself, there is something in the air on this one.  Richard’s Epiphone is in and Blake’s is on the way. Richard shares the excitement of what he has discovered with the new axe. Guild guitars have released a…

355 - The Pedal Movie

Brian, Blake and Richard are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. Reverb.com ’s “The Pedal Movie” was released this past week. The guys welcome Michael Lux and Daniel Orkin, the creative minds behind the documentary.  Hear about the origin of the project, the heart behind it and s…

354 - Release the Kracken!

Brian, Blake and Richard are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. Blake is back from his visit with Josh and JHS. He talks about his appearance on their show and his trip. Richard has finally found an Epiphone 335 and had a little prompting to buy it. He talks about what got him t…

353 - Travis Feaster guest hosts, and has fashion tips!

Brian and Richard visit with our old friend and Chasing Tone Alumni Travis Feaster. Catch up on Travis’ latest ventures and what he has been up to. He talks about gigging during a pandemic and his new gig in the gear world. Logic is a pretty popular DAW and Richard recently did a deep dive into a p…

352 - New amp day!

Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode. Brian finally pulled the trigger on a new Marshall Amp he has had his eye on. He takes a look at some of the features and it opens a conversation about some of the guy’s dream gear. Is three amps r…

351 - Just relax and enjoy guitar

351 - Just relax and enjoy guitar Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode. Dan from That Pedal Show released a video about not needing to be the worlds greatest guitar player. It opens a great conversation about not taking yourself so ser…

350 - Do something different!!

Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode. There has been a meme floating around about the age old question of where the tone comes from. It opens the door for a great conversation. A new piece of gear came out that was a bit “clonish” and …

349 - Bone Music and Tone Automation

Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode. Richard asks the question, who is the best living Strat player? It brings an interesting answer and a even better conversation. There was a time when the Soviets banned music from the west. So the …

348 - Pedal Musicals and a surprise guest

Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode. Our friends over at JHS have produced a musical about guitar pedals. The guys talk about the production and their take on what the sequel should look like. Acoustisonic has released their version o…

347 - Crypto for Artists?

Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode. Kings of Leon are the first rock band to release their album under the NFT crypto currency. What is a non-fungible token and why could it be a benefit to musicians? The guys look at it. Line 6 is r…

346 - Mini pedals, The Ratsbane, and is NAMM done?

Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode. MXR has released what may be the first artists signature mini pedal. The Eric Gales Rawdawg overdrive started an interesting conversation about the surge of mini pedals and peoples strong opinions …

345 - Brian has a total breakdown and new pedal coming out

Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode. Wampler Pedals is about to launch their brand new take on the classic Rat pedal. The Ratsbane is Brian’s interpretation of the popular dirt circuit with some cool Wampler twists. The guys talk abou…

344 - Snowed in

Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode. You may have noticed a delay in this weeks podcast. Well you see the United States has been slapped with a deep freeze. Brian and Blake discuss how they have been affected. Blake got his paws on a …

343 - Smashing Guitars

Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode. Did you catch Phoebe Bridger on SNL? Did you see her attempt to destroy her guitar? The guys have seen it and share their amusing reactions. Then there is the guy who has made a guitar out of his d…

342 - Temperature controlled fuzz pedal & remodeling woes

Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode. Ed Sheeran recently achieved an incredible feat in the streaming world. This started a conversation about the intricacies of the world of streaming content. The guys talk about some new gear they p…

341 - New to guitar gear? Start Here

Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode. Brian is doing a little project for an outside entity and it involves distortion. Intriguing isn’t it? And did you know pink noise is different from Pink Floyd? The guys talk about where they would…

340 - NAMM releases, Ghost stories and UFO’s

Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode. Blake has a ghost story about a local theme park he and the family frequent. It even made an episode of Ghost Hunters. You will be surprised at the software the hunters were using.  Strings. Six, s…

339 - New Fender releases and new gear day

Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode. Fender introduced their new line of guitars, amps and power supplies for 2021. The guys take a look at the offerings and share their thoughts. Brian picked up a new Epiphone 335 last week and reall…

338 - Gibson buys Mesa and Alien Discussions

Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode. There was some news in the gear world this week as Gibson bought Mesa Boogie. The guys talk about the implications of the acquisition.  Brian picked up a new Epiphone 335 this week and is really di…

337 - Wampler Christmas Special

Brian and Blake are back and once again joined by Wampler’s own Richard Oliver in this weeks episode. The guys take on some questions from our Wampler Tone Group. Everything from pedal settings to favorite movies and some of the interesting podcasts that they listen too. It is quite a ride. it’s al…

336 - Lawsuits and Semi Hollow Guitars

Brian and Blake are back and joined by Richard Oliver in this weeks episode. There is an artist that has built some great success and has gotten the attention of a former manager. The ensuing lawsuit triggers an interesting conversation about how budding artist need to protect themselves and even r…

335 - A visit with Henning Pauly

Brian welcomes Henning Pauly to this weeks episode. Henning is known for his highly polished gear demos on YouTube as well as his energetic personality. He shares what it is like to do what he does and shares some insight into what makes good content.  If you are thinking of diving into the gear de…

334 - Gear terms defined

Brian and Blake join forces for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. True Bypass, buffer, gain vs volume? What gear terms are confusing to you? The guys talk about these and many more. Shure has introduced a new USB podcast microphone with a lot of nice built in features. It has grabbed Bri…

333 - Something about something

Brian and Blake join forces for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. DeVon Blue is a musician and YouTuber that Blake is working with on a whole new marketing idea. The new twist on this media outlet use makes for an interesting discussion. The age old question about starting up a gear demo…

332- Limited run pedals and the dangers of TikTok

Brian and Blake join forces for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. Derek is an IT security guy and a fan of the podcast. He recently reached out to Brian about some concerns over the use of the TikTok app. The guys talk about it. A recent post on the Facebook group Pedalboards of Doom poi…

331 - Simple modulation pedals and Analog VS Digital

Brian and Blake join forces for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. Blake recently got his hands on a Big Ear Albie pedal. It is an 8 mode “ambient modulator” that is very straight forward simple with very limited user control. Blake likes it and the guys talk about the pedal. Brian went o…

330 - Boiling Guitar Strings and Amazon Guitar Pedals

Brian and Blake join forces for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. A recent post in the Wampler Tone group about the topic of boiling guitar strings came up. It is said to be a way of rejuvenating old strings and was a technique used by old blues players and maybe even EVH. Blake tried it…

329 - Is TikTok bringing back rock?

Brian and Blake join forces for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. How many remember Jiffy peanut butter? They just changed the name to Jif recently, right? Nope. It has always been Jif, but many swear it was once Jiffy. This is called the Mandela effect. The guys talk about it. Rick Beat…

328 - Eddie Van Halen

Brian and Blake are joined by Andy Wood and Richard Oliver for this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. Last week we sadly lost a legend in the guitar world. Eddie Van Halen revolutionized the way we hear and play guitar.  Join us for a great conversation about what EVH meant to each of the guys a…

327 - JHS releases $99 budget pedal line

Brian and Blake are back with another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. Our good friends over at JHS have released a new line of $99 pedals. Josh and company cover the tone basics and Brian and Blake take a look at the line up. If you are in to guitar gear demos, you most likely know Andy “Here’…