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Chasing Tone - Guitar Podcast About Gear, Effects, Amps and 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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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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By FtWPanther - May 19 2019
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One of my favorite podcasters and I never miss an episode! Keep up the great work!!

Two words.... balls

By lumpycam - Dec 21 2018
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Love it, great podcast at a great pace that holds my interest.

iTunes Ratings

271 Ratings
Average Ratings
217
21
11
13
9

Favorite!!

By FtWPanther - May 19 2019
Read more
One of my favorite podcasters and I never miss an episode! Keep up the great work!!

Two words.... balls

By lumpycam - Dec 21 2018
Read more
Love it, great podcast at a great pace that holds my interest.
Cover image of Chasing Tone - Guitar Podcast About Gear, Effects, Amps and Tone

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

Updated 7 days ago

Rank #31 in Music category

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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.

Rank #1: 118 - 12 Things you can do to improve your tone

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The Wampler team (Brian, Jason and Alex) put together a list of things a player can do to improve their tone. Brian shares these tips with Blake and you.

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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
Jul 11 2016
44 mins
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Rank #2: 140 - How to get into DIY Pedals

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Ever toyed with the idea of building your own pedal? Ever wondered if the cost of parts and your time is really worth it in the end? Brian and Blake talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of building your own effect pedal.



Amp in a box pedals. Have you wondered how pedal builders are able to put all abilities of an amp into a small solid state box? Brian shares some insight into the design process.



Should the Leviathan Fuzz be resurrected? Brian slips a bit of info on the next cool thing coming from Wampler, and Blake and Brian sing. Sort of.

Dec 08 2016
40 mins
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Rank #3: 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
29 mins
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Rank #4: 261 - Do you really need an EQ pedal? And ....

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Brian and Blake are back for another top 15 episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast.

One thing that can have a negative effect on your tone is power. A necessary evil that can wreak havoc on your sound and your nerves. Brian explains ways to troubleshoot the problem. 

Most amps and quite a few pedals have on board EQ’s, so why would you need an external EQ? Brian and Blake give some examples of when they may be needed.

And have you heard about the new Wampler merch site? Shirts, phone covers, mugs, the highly sought after Wampler yoga pants, and much much more. Check it out at modyourownpedal.com. There’s more info in the podcast.

Brian wants to write a parenting book, the Tumnus Deluxe likes some batteries, and adventures in Guitar Center. 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/

Jun 03 2019
48 mins
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Rank #5: 152 - Where should you set your amp and pedal knobs for "perfect tone"?

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Knobs on the pedal, on the amp, even on the guitar. How do you set them to get great tone? Does the same settings work the same for every player on every rig? Brian and Blake explore the subject.



The guys also discuss some of the secrets to great dirt pedal design, and explain the differences between amp eq and pedal eq.



Brian has some goats and my put them to work, french dressing on pizza(?), and Robert Keeley has got some mad skills in the kitchen. All in this weeks Chasing Tone.

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Mar 06 2017
30 mins
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Rank #6: 267- Buying & selling gear, and NAMM is dead

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Brian welcomes Wampler’s own Jason Wilding and Alex Clay for another episode of Chasing Tone.

It has been a mixed bag Summer NAMM weekend for Brian. From famous visitors at the Wampler booth to one of them being shut down by the noise police, some video fun with some well known gear Youtubers and hanging with the Wooo girls. Brian expands on the experience that was NAMM.

Yes, Alex sold another Silver Sky, in fact he buys and sells a lot of gear. Not only does that spark a conversation about the mindset to be able to let gear go, but also a discussion about Reverbs new owner and the direction the famous gear sales site may be going.

Jazz is hard y’all, Wampler branded New Balances, and be careful opening anonymous packages. It is 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/

Jul 23 2019
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #7: 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
42 mins
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Rank #8: Chasing Tone Ep. 3 - True Bypass vs Buffered Bypass - Wampler Pedals

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This week on Chasing Tone, Travis, Max, and Brian talk about true bypass versus buffers/buffered bypass and other shenanigans.
Jul 07 2014
32 mins
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Rank #9: 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
34 mins
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Rank #10: 216 - "Tone Tips" - 5 Mistakes Gigging Guitarists sometimes make

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5 Mistakes Gigging Guitarists sometimes make:



- Mic Placement and/or setting the amp tone too bright


- Fitting in the mix.


- Scooping the mids.


- Not tuning with a tuner or not tuning often enough.


- Over Playing instead of playing what fits in the song



We all make mistakes. Brian admits to making all of these mistakes at one time or another as well. That is why he is sharing this special "Tone Tips" episode to maybe help others avoid some of the pitfalls.

Jun 18 2018
15 mins
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Rank #11: 207 - Is this the end of analog?

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As technology progresses and we dive deeper into the digital world, does it spell the end of analog gear? Or are we in an era where they not only coexist, but compliment each other? Brian and Blake take on the subject.



And is there a bias against digital gear? Is it warranted? Brian Neunaber wrote a blog about the topic and Brian shares some of the insight.



Guatemalan Coffee, studio stuff is expensive, and impulse responses. 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 16 2018
38 mins
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Rank #12: 142 - Tone Tips: What makes an amp pedal friendly

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Welcome to another "Tone Tips" episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast. In this episode Brian looks at what makes some amps take pedals better than others. And while he is at it, he lets you hear some of the features of the Wampler's new 40 watt Bravado Amplifier.
Dec 19 2016
18 mins
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Rank #13: 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
45 mins
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Rank #14: 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
45 mins
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Rank #15: 165 - Favorite Clean Tone and Backup Amps

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Brian and Blake talk about their favorite recorded clean tone and how Pearl Jam shaped Brian’s affinity for reverb.



Do you have a portable amp in you gig bag in case of an on stage disaster? Are there alternatives? The guys take a look at it.



The cliche’ that is band pictures, Blake doesn’t listen to Eric Johnson, Brian wants to start a Luke Bryan cover band, and beer can reverb? All in this weeks episode of Chasing Tone.



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

Jun 12 2017
39 mins
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Rank #16: 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
38 mins
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Rank #17: 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
40 mins
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Rank #18: Chasing Tone 69 – Tube Amp Myths And Pickup Placement

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In this episode Travis, Max, and Brian discuss the myths associated with tube amps, the science of pickup placement, and the stinky kid.

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Featured links: http://www.groshguitars.com http://www.suhr.com http://www.reverb.com

0:50 – Travis’ Spreadsheet
2:30 – Tube Amp Myths
5:15 – Should You Use The Most Expensive Parts?
9:00 – Breadboards Vs. Layouts
14:15 – Handwired Vs. PCB
16:10 – Wampler Amp
21:10 – Pickup Placement
26:15 – Stinky Kid

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
Jun 11 2015
28 mins
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Rank #19: 265 - Dear Gibson, we need to talk

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It’s Brian. It’s Blake. It has to be the Chasing Tone Podcast.

More drama from Gibson? This time a video from Mark Agnesi has re-ignited the controversy surrounding the company. Brian and Blake talk about it.

Blake has learned the bliss of running a stereo rig. Brian shares in his excitement and expands his insight into the power of it all.

There is so much new and good music being produced, but why is all you hear on radio these days regurgitated 40 year old music? The guys ponder the answers to one of life’s mysteries.

Brian’s exhausting but satisfying birthday week, clones need to stop and how to use the mimiq. 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/

Jul 01 2019
37 mins
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Rank #20: Chasing Tone 88 - Delay pedals and missing the mark chasing your guitar heroes sound.

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Brian and Max are again joined by Texas Blue Alley's Anthony Stauffer. They discuss the reason why all the right gear may not make you sound like your favorite guitarist. And delay pedals, the guys explore ways to use them in ways you may not of thought of before.

01:22 - Why don't I sound like SRV?
01:22 - Anthony's Tone
04:45 - Brian's Tone
05:58 - Max's Tone
07:57 - Delay Pedal Settings
08:40 - SRV's Texas Flood
10:54 - Brian's delay settings
13:30 - Modulation
14:59 - Faux tape Echo eliminates modulation
17:30 - Bending the neck
19:05 - James Burton's delay technique
21:00 - Max finally gets the guitar
24:56 - Double speed delay trick (Albert Lee trick)

http://www.wamplerpedals.com/podcast/ for podcast subscription, or go to http://www.wamplerpedals.com/subscribe to be notified of new podcasts and videos that are uploaded to this channel. 

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
Oct 02 2015
28 mins
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