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60 Cycle Hum is a guitar podcast that covers the used market of Craigslist, Ebay and Reverb.com, Each week hosts Ryan and Steve tackle ads sent in by listeners and discuss topics relevant to the guitar gear industry. If you listen to Guitar Nerds, Chasing tone, or any other popular guitar podcast 60 Cycle Hum should be familiar to you.

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60 Cycle Hum is a guitar podcast that covers the used market of Craigslist, Ebay and Reverb.com, Each week hosts Ryan and Steve tackle ads sent in by listeners and discuss topics relevant to the guitar gear industry. If you listen to Guitar Nerds, Chasing tone, or any other popular guitar podcast 60 Cycle Hum should be familiar to you.

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Fun show about guitars and other related stuff

By Skydwelling - Mar 01 2020
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Fun and entertaining with some interesting information sprinkled in between

Best podcast

By Inarbec😏 - Nov 20 2019
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Awesome podcast about guitar. My favorite- I listen in every week. Very recommended!

iTunes Ratings

146 Ratings
Average Ratings
118
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7
5
6

Fun show about guitars and other related stuff

By Skydwelling - Mar 01 2020
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Fun and entertaining with some interesting information sprinkled in between

Best podcast

By Inarbec😏 - Nov 20 2019
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Awesome podcast about guitar. My favorite- I listen in every week. Very recommended!
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60 Cycle Hum: The Guitar Podcast!

Latest release on Oct 19, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 170 - Ugly Tattoo

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This episode was brought to you by Walrus Audio. They just released the Monument Harmonic Tremolo. It's incredible. You should definitely check it out if you're looking for a tremolo pedal. This episode was also brought to you by Sinasoid. We can't get enough Sinasoid in our lives. You should check them out if you're looking for an instrument cable. Seriously...what are you waiting for?

In this episode Ryan talks about the VOX MV50 that he just brought. It's a really tiny amp from Vox. He has an opinion on it. Here's some other things we talked about.

M-I-C-K-E-Y G-U-I-T-A-R

Tattoos

A Martin, by Guild

Would you run your pedals in reverse order? What would that look like?

This guitar. I think it's from a foreign country

This week's songw as sent by Jeff from the band From Wild Fire. This song is called Ponce de Leon.

May 08 2017

1hr 10mins

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Rank #2: 171 - Steve's hilarious hiccups

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This episode was brought to you by Walrus Audio. They just released the Monument Harmonic Tremolo. It's incredible. You should definitely check it out if you're looking for a tremolo pedal. This episode was also brought to you by Sinasoid. We can't get enough Sinasoid in our lives. You should check them out if you're looking for an instrument cable. Seriously...what are you waiting for?

This week Ryan talks about his ongoing Dean project. You might be thinking, "How cool can a Dean be?" Well shut your pie hole and listen!

50 Cent Vodka

Ryan and Steve talk about the percentage of people who claim to play guitar

Rogue Sitar Guitar

Ryan and Steve talk about critical mass in social media and when a platform gets too popular to be useful.

Darth Vader Fernandes

This week's song was sent by Russ Stanziale of Big Daddy Whiskey. The song is called "Supernova".

May 15 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #3: 173 - Serious Tinnitus Talk

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This episode was brought to you by Sinasoid. We can't get enough Sinasoid in our lives. You should check them out if you're looking for an instrument cable. Seriously...what are you waiting for?

We got Coe from One Day Roadshow back again for another episode. Here's some of the stuff we talked about.

Rifle Telecaster

Don't get tinnitus, but if you get it...this is interesting

Cortez Flying Y

Coe asks us a bunch of questions

Lincoln guitars

This is song was sent by Lucas Ryvers from the band Young Babylon. This track is called "Let my dancing do the talking"

May 29 2017

1hr 10mins

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Rank #4: 125 - Tone Is Not in The Fingers!

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This episode was sponsored by Eastwood Guitars, a retro-reissue specialist. This episode was also sponsored by Wrought Iron Effects, who combine art and design to build incredible looking and sounding effects.
In Episode 125 Ryan and Steve give a little recap of Kauerfest before doing a little housekeeping and moving onto our weekly ads. If you've ever been worried that your Strat or Tele isn't perfectly intonated at every fret position, these tempered frets might be your solution. Ever want to get the perfect glamour photos for your capo? Maybe you should try some shots out by the pool. Oh yeah...Andres Segovia's student chose this guitar. That guarantees quality...right?
This week we tackle the statement "Tone is in your fingers" and look at what people mean by it and why we we're tired of hearing about it.
This week's music was sent in by Sean Pierce Johnson from the band Cockeye Optimist. The track is called "Fine Line"

Jun 20 2016

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Rank #5: 126 - Fender Mod Shop

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This episode was sponsored by Sinasoid. They just hit 10k followers on Instagram and are promoting their new Sliver Series plugs with a giveaway. Go here to learn more!
In this episode Ryan and Steve tell you how they'd like you to tell your favorite manufacturers about them. I mean, it couldn't hurt right? We get into our ads pretty quickly this week. First up, Steve tells you about a bass that he wants to buy because it's unique and cool. Next we look at an Epiphone rockabilly guitar before wrapping up with a custom built (and painted) Telecaster. Oh boy!
This week's topic, in case you missed the episode title, is the Fender Mod Shop. Fender recently sent out an email announcing their Mod Shop, which allows for limited custom ordering for four of their models.
This week's music was sent in by Ryan Tupta for his band, Greyflood. The song is called "Twin Oaks".

Jun 27 2016

53mins

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Rank #6: 76 - Reverb Shootout

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In 60 Cycle Hum Episode 76 Ryan and Steve sit down and chat about KAUERPALOOZA! Steve had a great time there and got to meet a handful of listeners that made it as well as hang out with some cool dudes. Then Ryan and Steve talk about a mangled Epiphone Sheraton II, a custom built "Ski-Tar" and a steam punk design built especially for Jesus. For this week's topic the guys mess around with four popular reverb pedals and pick their favorites.This week's music was sent by Andrew Schmidt for the band Covalent and their track "Holding Back". You can hear more at http://covalent.bandcamp.com/releases

Jun 29 2015

1hr 3mins

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Rank #7: Best and Worst of NAMM 2019 (and celebrating 5 years of this sort of thing)

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Sinasoid - Custom Shop

D'Addario XL StringsChase Bliss AudioGunstreet Wiring Shop

Ryan and Steve reflect on 5 years of podcasting, then talk about the best, worst and most interesting things they took away from NAMM.

This week's song was sent in by Joe Hansen.

Feb 04 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #8: 127- Why Are There No New Effects?

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This episode was sponsored by Sinasoid Pro Audio Couture. They just hit 10,000 followers on Instagram and are running a contest through July 5th to celebrate. Enter here!
This episode was also sponsored by Barefoot Buttons. Make stomping on cramped effects easier. Get a Barefoot Button!
This week we launch straight into real life and talk about the Walrus Audio Contraband Fuzz. We have one and will be putting out a demo soon. Then we get talk about a Fender Deluxe knockoff, a Fenler De Luxe Reverb. Next up we look at a goofy EQD ad before Ryan goes off on Garth Brooks.
This week's topic is "Why are there no new effects?".
This week's song is "True Love" by Yegor Mackey

Jul 04 2016

1hr 12mins

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Rank #9: 216 - Fender Mustang Telecaster

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This episode was sponsored by Sinasoid. If you're looking for a solderless cable kit, Sinasoid has G&H kits in stock now! This episode was also brought to you by Gunstreet Wiring Shop. Gunstreet is made of a small team of folks that focus on quality and community. Whether you're looking to go vintage or something a little more creative, Gunstreet has the custom wiring options for you. 

Steve and Ryan didn't have anything new to say this week

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1. Fender

2. Ford

3. Mustang

4. Tele

5. Caster

This week's song was sent by Ben Walker of the Rejectioneers. This song is called "Get So Mad"

Apr 01 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #10: 160 - The Rules of Acquisition

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This episode is sponsored by Barefoot Buttons. Whether you're looking to boost the height of a low-lying pedal or just give yourself a bigger target, Barefoot Buttons is the switch topper for you. This episode is also sponsored by Sinasoid. When you're in need of a custom cable or just want something guaranteed robust off the shelf, check out Sinasoid.

Ryan talks about his amp journey

How to chorus

Guitar setup for dummies

String Butler

Ryan and Steve read all 285 Ferengi Rules of Acquisition including the 47 comentaries, 900 major and minor judgements  and all 10,000 considered opinions. Then they discuss how they apply to Craigslisting and flipping guitars. 

Massive Strat route

This week's song was sent by Josh Marmon of Jake and Josh. The song is called "Song for Hurricane Irene"

Feb 27 2017

1hr 13mins

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Rank #11: 122 - What's Your Wondering?

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This episode was sponsored by Greer Amps, who will be releasing their 18th Anniversary Black Fuzz on 5/30/16. This episode was also sponsored by Ian Anderson Guitars. Ian A Guitars builds high quality, vintage styled guitars that are mind-blowingly beautiful.
Let's see. I helped Ryan work on his deck today. Now I'm drinking a beer. I'm tired...here's your show notes.
This week Ryan talks about his new Subdecay Spring Theory reverb pedal. It's cool I guess. Then we go through some ads. The first one is full on #20sixdean. The second is Godin's take on a classic surf guitar look. Lastly we talk about the Beat Farmers and Country Dick Montana. This week's topic involves Ryan telling Steve that he used to be better at guitar. Well, it's possibly true. Really what we talk about what our early guitarist selves would think about what our older guitarist selves have done with music.
This week's music is a selection Ryan made from the Beat Farmers' music collection.

May 30 2016

1hr 7mins

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Rank #12: 58 - 25% Slower

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In Episode 58 of 60 Cycle Hum, Ryan and Steve talk Ryan's new Squier Stratocaster before breaking to a few different ads including one about a $1500 Telecaster, one about Strat and Blues Deville combo amp and finally one about a nifty pedalboard idea. The guys talk about their new YouTube video featuring the Klon KTR and the EHX Soul Food before Steve delves into what he knows and doesn't know about the ongoing TMG saga.This week's music was brought to us by The Rumskis.

Feb 23 2015

1hr 13mins

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Rank #13: 121 - 58% slower

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This episode is brought to you buy Sinasoid, bringing you top of the line guitar cables with a 100 year warranty.
Ryan and Steve had some drinks that were stronger than usual and end up with a recording that is slower than usual. Steve finally gets a chance to talk about the Friday Club ED-450b and El Cardinale overdrive. They're great. That's all you need to really know. We get to ads like this one, suppose you want a DiMarzio pick up and you have a mountain bike layout around. Well, let this guy know, okay? What's that? You want a pink Duo Sonic...yeah, that's a thing. Also, someone things adding metal dots to a $500 Gretsch makes it worth $1500. Spoiler: We disagree.
This week we talk about NoiseKICK FX, and that gray area where personal beliefs and paying customers collide.
This week's ending song is from Michael's Wiegand's project, A Greyscale, and is called "Resolution"

May 23 2016

1hr 12mins

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Rank #14: 129 - Terrible Ass Guitar

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This episode was sponsored by Sinasoid. They have an article on their website where they justify their costs. Who else is going to bring you this kind of transparency? Go read the piece. It's worth it. This is why we're glad to contine working with Sinasoid.
Welcome to episode 129. If you're in the Orange County area and want to hang out on 7/23/16, come to the Quilter Labs open house. Go to the Quilter website for more information. We're really excited to do the show, and hopefully can get some great material out of it.
Next, we hit what we can only hope is an attempt to turn a guitar into a Muppet. I mean, why do people do this to guitars? Someone sent an ad where you can trade an ass guitar (a bad one, at that) for a motorcycle. Lastly, we read about a guy that's going to destroy a guitar if he can't sell it. Unfortunately, the image wouldn't upload, so that's a huge bummer.
This week's main topic is the Rhoney Lil Stinker. It looks like a Dreamcicle, but it tastes a lot different.
This week's music is "Tu Vuoi Arrivare Su" by Gli Uragani. This is what happens when listeners don't send their own music for us to play.

Jul 18 2016

1hr 13mins

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Rank #15: 59 - Skateboard Corndog Cello Guitar (feat. Tyack from Salvage Custom Shop)

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60 Cycle Hum has our first official sponsor! Check out Nystrum Guitars!In Episode 59 of 60 Cycle Hum, Ryan and Steve sit down with Daniel Tyack from Salvage Custom Shop and discuss his new Kauer unicorn guitar. The trio look at a flashy parlor guitar before checking out a vintage amplifier and an insane mod to a Peavey electric guitar. For this week's topic the guys discuss three high amp offerings from Milkman, Noble and Morgan.This week's music was sent to us by Gary Osborne

Mar 02 2015

1hr 15mins

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Rank #16: Mini 11 - Chellee Effects Ponyboy vs. Klon KTR

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In this 60 Cycle Hum minisode Ryan and Steve compare the Chellee Effects Ponyboy against the Klon KTR. The Ponyboy is a Klon-styled pedal at a very affordable price from the guys at Chellee Guitars and Effects: http://www.chellee.comThanks to Richard Morris for sending us his Ponyboy for this shootout.

Jul 23 2015

13mins

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Rank #17: 133 - The Pedal CHOO CHOO Vs. the Boutique Builders

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This episode is sponsored by Barefoot Buttons. They just launched a new product called the Tall Boy, for those pedals that rest in hard to access spots. Learn more about the Tall Boy today!
In this episode, Steve wraps up a recent recording project and Ryan talks about his new delay pedal. The guys do some housekeeping then launch straight into ads. First up we find a great reason to sell all your gear. It's followed by some sweet kickflips and rounded out by technology that takes care of your ordering for you.
If you're in the North East, this meetup is for you!
We wrap up the episode talking about the recent Pedaltrain vs. Creation Music Company legal issue. It's been interesting to say the least.
This week's song is "Max the Cat" by Tyson Brinacombe.

Aug 15 2016

1hr 7mins

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Rank #18: 212 - One brand boards and thoughts on Heritage guitars

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This episode was sponsored by Sinasoid. We promote instrument and patch cables a ton, but did you know that each Tuesday they roll out a Tech Flex special? Go check them out now! This episode was also brought to you by Gunstreet Wiring Shop. Gunstreet is made of a small team of folks that focus on quality and community. Whether you're looking to go vintage or something a little more creative, Gunstreet has the custom wiring options for you. 

This week Steve and Ryan give a long overdue update on the Fender De Luxe Reverb head. Ryan talks about a couple guitars he just picked up. 

Here's some pictures I guess.

1. Squier J5 for folks who LOVE GOLD

2. Ryan and Steve build complete pedal boards using only a single brand's wares

3. Need a vintage Fender cabinet?

4. Heritage guitars lost 14 employees recently. Ryan and Steve weigh in on what that might say about the industry.

5. Revenge of the Foot Clan

This week's song was sent by Brian Gower from the band Plane Without a Pilot. The song is called "Cutting Ties, Cutting Losses"

Mar 05 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #19: 82 - Vintage Purple Can Opener

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This episode was sponsored by Matthews Effects. Check out their pedal lineup at: http://matthewseffects.com/In Episode 82 of 60 Cycle Hum, Ryan and Steve look at a guitar that's bass on one side and...flip it over...GUITAR on the other before diving into a psychedelic (to be kind) Fender Mustang. This week's featured score is a vintage semi-hollow. After all that, the guys talk about gear used by professional bands and how knowing a big name artist is using a gear affects their perception of that gear.This week's music was sent in by Coe "Ad Wizard" Schneider. It's from the Matt Tyler EP he produced and features Alexia Villarino on vocals. You can check out the whole EP here: http://matttyler.bandcamp.com/releases

Aug 10 2015

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Rank #20: Rocking the NUX

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This week's episode is brought to you by Gunstreet Wiring Shop. Gunstreet is made of a small team of folks that focus on quality and community. This episode was also sponsored by Sinasoid. The Slate is Sinasoid's signature cable. It's super beefy and slightly tacky for a feel love by industry pros and touring musicians.

In this week's episode Steve talks about a big ol' pedal board he bought and is trying to flip as well as what he picked up in the Inner Circle Secret Santa (in July!). Ryan talk about destroying half of his house.

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1. Classy looking Ibanez

2. Ryan and Steve demo the Nux Atlantic and Solid Studio pedals

3. Two Squiers in one!

4. Do current musicians focus on gear too much?

5. Syd Barrett styled guitar

This week's song was sent by Are Jay Smith from Teletalks! and is called "Merry Go Round"

Jul 30 2018

1hr 21mins

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