Episodes

Linkin Park & Other Gateways w/ Stay Metal Ray

May 16, 2022

My dude Stay Metal Ray came on the show! Ray is a YouTuber guitarist, and all around great dude. He has overcame a wide variety of challenges in his life and is a super inspiring person. On this episode we talked about his s…

Guitar Players Are Weird w/ Alex of Science Amps

May 9, 2022

On today's podcast I'm talking to Alex Gaziano of Science Amps. The dude makes fantastic looking and sounding guitar amplifiers out of Seattle, Washington. We dive into the wacky supply chain that we have these days, the cro…

Broken Headstocks Are OK w/ Luke from The Dirty Nil

May 2, 2022

Luke Bentham is a fellow Les Paul Enthusiast, massive rock'n'roll fan, and one of the principal people behind the band The Dirty Nil. On this episode we talk about why Les Pauls are the best, smashing limos, Alpine White Les…

Music As A Social Scene w/ Old Currents

April 25, 2022

On this record I'm talking to Joe and Jake from Old Currents. We get heavy into the gear talk, but we also explore the rather unique musical climate that permeated their home town. We get goofy, nerdy, and everywhere in betw…

Recreating Analog w/ Taylor Larson of Mixwave

April 18, 2022

Can some of my very favorite analog gear be recreated in the digital space? Admittedly, I was very skeptical when my friend Chris Benson released a plug-in. But after experiencing it for myself, I had to get Taylor Larson on…

TikTok???? w/ Jordan.wav

April 11, 2022

Alright fellow elder Millennials and up. Today I am sitting down with Jordan.wav to discuss social media platforms and how a musician/creative can utilize these outlets to their advantage. I've wanted to get Jordan on for a …

Pick ONE Song w/ Cohen Hartman (Spiralcaster)

April 8, 2022

The main recurring theme on this podcast (other than pizza) is just making stuff and putting it out there. It is an important thing that I do not think artists can hear enough. Cohen wanted to discuss just that (amongst othe…

"Everything is hard" w/ Laura B. Whitmore of Positive Grid

April 4, 2022

Laura Whitmore is the force behind the Women's International Music Network, The She Rocks Awards, and the head of marketing at Positive Grid. She has had a vast amount of experience in many different sectors of the music ind…

THE CROOK w/ Jordan Withers of Poison Noises

March 28, 2022

Jordan is one of the dudes behind Poison Noises, a relatively new company in the pedal world that is gaining favor with a lot of my personal favorite bands. They've also found favor with the crew of Josh Scott's JHS Show. Jo…

CHIBSON USA

March 21, 2022

You read that right. I am talking to Jason USA from the infamous Chibson USA! You will probably be very surprised to hear that the whole Chibson idea came from an in-development documentary film about a very specific Led Zep…

Tube Shortage? w/ Andy Fuchs of Fuchs Audio

March 14, 2022

Andy Fuchs is a legend in the guitar amplifier game. It was amazing to get him on the podcast to chat about his history, following your passion in an intelligent way, and the big ole elephant in the room... the current state…

Content, Business, and Stuff w/ Dylan Talks Tone

March 11, 2022

Look at that! It's a bonus episode! Today I'm talking with Dylan Mckerchie about the world of content creation, behind the scenes of the guitar business, putting in a lot of work, knowing your own brain and a whole lot more!…

What Does A Producer Do? w/ Anthony J. Resta

March 7, 2022

We all hear the word "producer" and I think very few of us really know what that means. Anthony J. Resta has produced records for a huge variety of artists for over three decades, so I feel like he is a perfect person to edu…

The Importance of Lights w/ Eric Merrow

Feb. 28, 2022

Eric Merrow is a fantastic YouTuber, guitarist and general guitar gear fanatic just like yours truly. We take a dive into his backstory and how he began making such high quality demo videos right out the gate. We talk about …

Blood On The Guitar w/ Sean and Mark of Seuf Guitars

Feb. 21, 2022

Headstock breaks, holes in solidbody guitars, bodily fluids on instruments and a whole lot more. On this episode we get into everything from Green Day to shoegaze to working on your hero's instruments. You are really going t…

20 Months To Make A Pie w/ Karen & Grant of BIG EAR pedals

Feb. 14, 2022

Put a fuzz circuit into a pizza enclosure. That is a simple thing to do right? Well... as it turns out... NO IT IS NOT. Grant & Karen came on the show to chat with me about the development about Slice Of Pie so we could pull…

Big KO!!!!

Feb. 7, 2022

This episode is on fire! Big KO is a producer, guitarist, DJ and just general renaissance man. We talk about about his rich musical backstory, the merging of cultures, and how he ended up working with one of his musical hero…

Be Inspirational w/ Jason & Tia of Working Class Music

Jan. 31, 2022

Jason Mays and Tia Bailey are the "on camera" folks for the YouTube channel Working Class Music. They are quickly becoming a "go too" channel in the gear community and the videos that they and the team are producing are fant…

Machine Music w/ Author & Punisher

Jan. 24, 2022

Time to get NERDY. Tristan Shone is the dude behind the one-man industrial doom act called Author & Punisher. He builds all of his own machines to create MASSIVE sounds that are absolutely unlike anything else. It is genuine…

Mixing Heavy Guitars (and other stuff) w/ Scott of Kowloon Walled City

Jan. 17, 2022

Scott is a recording engineer, guitarist, and generally brilliant dude. We talk about his origin story, gear overlap in different mediums, refining your techniques, trying stuff, the appropriate time to learn things and a wh…

Pedals & Cartoons w/ Bram Johnson

Jan. 10, 2022

How does someone integrate cartoons into pedal demos? Well, my dude Bram has it figured out. He is making some of the most unique and coolest content in the gear world. We had a really epic conversation that spanned from spl…

"..we played Maynard Keenan's 50th Birthday" (Ken Andrews of Failure)

Jan. 3, 2022

We are starting this year off with a BANG! Today I am talking with Ken Andrews from the band Failure. We dive into the rather unique way they recorded their latest release "Wild Type Droid", how a band can play around each o…

Call Me Whatever As Long As You Call Me w/ Nick Diener of Oneder Effects & The Swellers

Dec. 27, 2021

Pro wrestlers with fuzz pedals, touring the world, recording bands, accidentally becoming a pedal company, how working at a gear company doesn't mean you get to play guitar, and a whole lot more. Nick is a great dude, and th…

Would Modern Tech Ruin The Beatles? w/ Scott Mellinger of ZAO

Dec. 20, 2021

Scott Mellinger is a guitarist in the band ZAO. I have been a big fan for a very long time, so this was a really big treat for me! We talk in depth about the "Get Back" documentary, their "Ship of Theseus" situation with the…