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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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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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I don’t know why you wouldn’t

By DingoWampler - Dec 17 2019
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You’ve gotten this far, you must be thinking about it. Just do it, it’s great.

Chasing Tone - A Visit with Hayden Baker

By CMfan37 - Dec 10 2019
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Very cool interview. Lots of gear head tech talk yet fun banter and interesting stories.

iTunes Ratings

305 Ratings
Average Ratings
242
28
12
14
9

I don’t know why you wouldn’t

By DingoWampler - Dec 17 2019
Read more
You’ve gotten this far, you must be thinking about it. Just do it, it’s great.

Chasing Tone - A Visit with Hayden Baker

By CMfan37 - Dec 10 2019
Read more
Very cool interview. Lots of gear head tech talk yet fun banter and interesting stories.
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Chasing Tone - Guitar Podcast About Gear, Effects, Amps and Tone

Latest release on Feb 17, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 208 - The lost Brent Mason interview

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Back around 2004 Brian had the opportunity to sit down with Brent Mason and ask him some questions in an interview that was thought to be lost forever on a broken hard drive.



Brent discusses how a song is developed for recording, and what his process is when he comes up with a solo for a song. He also talks about his recording setup and gives an overview of his gear.



Brent has some advice on getting into the music business and some pointers on getting good tone.



What would Brent Mason do if he couldn’t play guitar? Who would he like play with that he has not yet? And what legendary artist did he miss out on going on tour with? All on this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Apr 23 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #2: 200 - Brad Paisley:Behind the Scenes

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Brian is joined this week by former Brad Paisley guitar tech Cory Hall.



Cory talks about what it is like to work so closely with one of his guitar heroes and the tricks and tone secrets he picked up along the way.



We also find out about some of Brad’s favorite gear and his private recording studio.



All in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.



Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Feb 26 2018

47mins

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Rank #3: 229 - First pedals and breaking down tone

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Brian and Blake are back with another Tone Chasing adventure.



Brian is chasing a certain tone, but as he dissects recordings of that tone he finds that to be a more daunting task than he first thought. The guys talk about it.



What is a good first pedal for the new player? Brian and Blake share what advice they would give their younger selves on where to start to build their pedal board.



Google searches, genre bending, and a website where you can take a shot at mixing some classic tunes. All in this weeks Chasing Tone podcast.



Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Sep 17 2018

47mins

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Rank #4: 230 - What does a Presence Control Do?

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Alright Tone Chasers, sit back and absorb knowledge as Brian educates Blake on the ways of the presence control found on some amps and pedals. (Including a new Wampler pedal about to drop on Sept. 28, 2018)



Blake asks, “Mr Peabody, er, Wampler. What is a phase inverter and what does it do?” (Well, something like that) If you were wondering the same thing, Brian has an answer.



Chili weather hits the midwest, Blake drag races, Brian finds that not all UFC is trhe same, and new breakthroughs that has Brian excited about the future of gear. All in this weeks Chasing Tone podcast.



Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Sep 24 2018

40mins

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Rank #5: 205 - Tone Tip - Should you run dirt pedals into clean amp vs. dirty amp? A comparison between the two

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In this special tone tip edition of the podcast, Brian demonstrates running a couple of different distortions and boosts into both a clean amp and the same amp turned all the way up which overdrives it giving it cool distorted tones.



Basically, it's a "should I run my overdrive into a clean amp or should I turn my amp up and run the pedals into that?" podcast. You may like it, you may not. Hopefully you do. Brian does these podcasts for you all both for your knowledge and your entertainment.



Find us at:

http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Apr 04 2018

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Rank #6: 198 - An Interview with Andy Martin of Reverb

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Brian catches up with Andy Martin, formerly of Pro Guitar Shop and the Tone Report, now with Reverb after his first NAMM.



Get to know Andy as Brian asks him about his beginnings with PGS, his gear, his influences and his favorite pedal of all times.



Just a heads up, this interview was recorded at the Earthquaker Party and there is quite a bit of background noise, but the conversation comes through loud and clear.



Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Feb 12 2018

26mins

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Rank #7: 241-Has digital Technology replaced the analog pedal?

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241- What has digital technology done to music?


Travis stops by the barn for a chat with Brian in this latest epidition of the Chasing Tone podcast..

The guys ponder the future of guitar pedals. Has digital technology replaced the analog stompbox? It leads to an interesting discussion.

And Brian brings up last week’s discussion he had with Blake about the future of guitar and guitar music. Is there going to be a point where there is money in music again? Travis has some thoughts.

Fitting into small town USA, the use of EQ, Reverb, plate or spring?. It’s all in this edition of the Chasing Tone Podcast.


Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com

http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast

http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Dec 10 2018

50mins

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Rank #8: 215 - Budget Amps, Looper Pedals and Gear Shows (What they don’t want you to know)

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Marshall, Dr Z, Friedman…all great amps that can fall outside the ol’ gear budget sometimes, But there are some “budget” amps that could get the job done if set up correctly and paired with the right pedals. Brian and Blake look at the options.



Looper pedals. Have you used one? In the right application they can be a powerful tool. The guys share their insights.



Sweetwater’s Gearfest is just around the corner. Brian will be there. Will you? Animal kingdom in the shred shed, and bands vs dinner. All on this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Jun 11 2018

45mins

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Rank #9: 193 - Classic ‘cheap’ Pedals, Circuit Nerdery, and a possible Wampler Re-release ?

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A reviewer took one of our competitors to task over using surface mount in their pedal design. Brian sets the record straight on why it is necessary and the differences between the two.



There are some “cheap” pedals on the market, but that does not mean they are necessarily bad. In fact some have some pretty good circuits under the hood. Brian and Blake discuss a few.



Some things are released before their time. The public just isn’t ready to appreciate the contribution that item brings to society. There may be a release of a Wampler pedal that fits that description. Find out what it is as the guys talk about it’s possible re-release.



Brian’s Christmas gear acquisition, Blake is restricting gear purchases this year(?) and why does the “I love fuzz” forum hate Brian? All this in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.


Find us at: 
http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Jan 15 2018

50mins

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Rank #10: 252 - “Cheap” Alternatives for high end gear?

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Brian and Blake are back for another episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast

If you have seen Brian’s latest YouTube video, then you have seen the V-Amp 3 in action. The guys talk about the versatility of the device and maybe it could be the $100 “Helix” you are looking for.

Blake has a new Resonator guitar. He talks about the new acquisition and the amazing tones he is getting out of it. Best electric guitar tone ever?

Brian shares some of the progress in the final developments in the Terraform Pedal soon to be available from Wampler. And of course if you are going to nail the Leslie sound, you really need to have a real Leslie cab available. It’s a business expense. 

YouTube algorithms, The neighbor from hell, and Van Halen vs Van Hagar. It is all in this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com

http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast

http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Mar 25 2019

42mins

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Rank #11: 131 - Inexpensive guitar pedals that we love

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Brian and Blake are back and talking about some of the "inexpensive" pedals they own that impress them. You may be surprised at some of the cheap stomp boxes the guys talk about.



Having space for your gear can be a precious commodity. Brian is running out of it. He and Blake talk about some of the remedies they have found for this dilemma.



Ever notice some of the older pedal circuits are not as "clean" in bypass mode? Brian explains how technology advances have improved this issue.

Sep 28 2016

29mins

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Rank #12: 223 - The Samurai Guitarist

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His name is Steve Onotera, but you likely know him as the YouTuber Samuraiguitarist.



Brian has a conversation with Steve about his channel, his background and influences.



Steve shares where the name Samuraiguitarist came from, what inspires his videos and how he sets himself apart from other Guitar related YouTube channels.



He also shares advice for hopeful YouTubers and discusses how he deals with trolls..



You can check out Steve’s samuraiguitarist YouTube channel here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj1Jtb8xLUzFAm8J-Q1e1MQ


Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Aug 06 2018

49mins

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Rank #13: 289 - How do you practice guitar and getting ready for a new decade

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Brian and Blake are back for an all new episode of the Chasing Tone podcast.

As 2019 comes to an end the guys look back on the history of the Chasing Tone podcast and look ahead at what the next decade holds for the podcast and guitar gear. 

Another Tone group question sparks another great conversation about effective ways to practice guitar. There are some interesting techniques. They also talk about a guitar hero who practices 12 hours a day. 

And if you have any holiday spirit left in your little Who hearts could you help Brian meet a small personal goal before years end? If you have not done so, could you subscribe to the Wampler YouTube channel? Think of it as a way to send a late Christmas present to your favorite pedal guy from Indiana.

A JHS leak? Friendship shoes, and Blake, here’s your sign. All in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.
Find us at: 
http://www.WamplerPedals.com
http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals
http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast
http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Dec 30 2019

35mins

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Rank #14: 224 - New Gear, New Inspiration, and Bored with Guitar?

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Blake and Brian are back together again and have some serious catching up to do..



Brian has acquired some new gear and talks about how a certain piece sparked inspiration for a whole new concept coming soon from Wampler Pedals.



Over the last couple of weeks Blake has picked up a desire to start pickin’ the chickens .Brian has some advice for where to turn on YouTube for some tutoring. Wonder how chicken pickin’ sounds with fuzz?.



Brian has also spent the last couple of weeks on a journey of his own. Looking for something a little different, Brian turned his focus on expanding the podcast. Interviewing some YouTubers in the guitar field and hanging out with Hank Williams III.



Brian’s Tele’s are a little jealous of the new PRS, Blake is working on getting a custom guitar, and a look at the Bit Commander. All in this week’s Chasing Tone Podcast.


Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Aug 13 2018

34mins

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Rank #15: 209 - Scooping the Mids and Glamour Pedalboards in the Instagram era

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You practice at home and dial your tone in and it sounds great. But at practice or at the gig, it sounds totally different in the mix. Can scooping the mids help the situation? Brian and Blake discuss the options.



Instagram has become the place to showcase your rig. But has the need to "look good" and get likes taken over the need to "sound good" and have a practical pedalboard? The guys talk about it.



Does the podcast have a jingle? Is "Bro Country" just an American thing? Is Goat Yoga coming to Wampler Farms? All this and more in this week's Chasing Tone Podcast.



Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Apr 30 2018

37mins

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Rank #16: 132 - Which Guitar Pedals are Pointless?

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There are many "types" of guitar pedals and effects out there and it is definitely not "one size fits all". Brian and Blake discuss the effects that really have no place on their pedal board and why.



Heading to the studio? The guys discuss what pedals would be essential on their pedal board for a recording gig.



How many buffers do you really need? Same say one, some say two, some say none. Brian explains why you usually only need one, and what circumstance may require a second one.



Questions/comments? Email podcast@wamplerpedals.com

Oct 03 2016

34mins

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Rank #17: 239 - Who will save guitar music?

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The turkey and stuffing are but leftovers and the pumpkin pie has been long gone. The relatives have hit the road and Brian and Blake can finally sit down and do another Chasing Tone podcast.

Brian has been doing some thinking, and he wonders, will there be another “guitar hero” to make guitar music relevant again? Blake chimes in on an interesting conversation.

Home electronics 101, Steel guitar, and no Dinosaur Junior this week. All in this edition of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Find us at: 

http://www.WamplerPedals.com
http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals
http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals
http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals
http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast
http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Nov 27 2018

44mins

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Rank #18: 183 - Bonamassa’s Rant, A DIY Book Update and Favorite “Always On” Pedals

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Joe Bonamassa blew up the internet with some derogatory comments about effects and players who use them. Was it a tongue in cheek moment? Was it taken out of context? Brian and Blake discuss the rant.



Blake has a new amp, and it has no tubes?? The guys talk about Blake’s journey into the solid state world.



Brian has an update on his second revision of his DIY book. And you won’t believe the latest pedal acquisition he made to work up a mod to go in the book.



And what is your favorite “always on” pedal? A Univox Super Fuzz?? Big Muff?? There are more serious answers in the conversation.



All this in this weeks Chasing Tone Podcast.


Find us at: 
http://www.WamplerPedals.com http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast http://www.Instagram.com/ChasingTonePodcast

Nov 06 2017

44mins

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Rank #19: 247 - Strings, nostalgic gear and guitar heroes

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Blake and Brian are back for an exciting episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

Strings are pretty important. Stringjoy have a new approach to strings that gets the guys into a deeper conversation about strings and their personal preferences.

There has been a resurgence of old gear companies lately. The guys talk about the companies making a comeback and fall into remembering some of their old gear they wished they still had. And some they still do.

The gear community lost a giant recently with the passing of Jim Dunlop. The guys talk about his contributions to the guitar world and other “gear heroes” that have had a similar impact.

A Hawaiian Pizza pedal? New Kids on the Block, Brian’s mullet, and a Guitar Center story that is amusing and maybe a bit too familiar. It’s all in this edition of the Chasing Tone Podcast.




Find us at: 
http://www.WamplerPedals.com

http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast

http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Feb 11 2019

45mins

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Rank #20: 251 - Backing tracks on YouTube... Big no-no?

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251 - Backing tracks on YouTube... Big no-no?

Brian has a conversation with Justin of the YouTube channel mydarnjamtracks.

If you are not familiar with the channel, Justin has quite a catalog of backing tracks in a diverse range of styles created to help guitarists of all genres find tracks to practice with. 

Justin talks about the origins of the channel and shares how he comes up with the tracks. He even shares some of the gear he uses to produce the music on the channel.

It is all in this episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.


Find us at:

http://www.WamplerPedals.com

http://www.Facebook.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Twitter.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Instagram.com/WamplerPedals

http://www.Facebook.com/ChasingTonePodcast

http://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/

Mar 18 2019

38mins

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