Episodes

November 22, 2021

Cooking Up Some Tone w/ Chef Brian Tsao

There is a first time for everything! Today I'm talking to Chef Brian Tsao about his career in the culinary industry, touring musically around China, the overlaps that the music industry has with the restaurant industry, his ...

November 15, 2021

The Gear Business w/ Scott from Stringjoy

Starting a pedal (or any other kind of guitar gear) company this day and age can be a very daunting. Scott Marquart has taken on one of the most difficult product categories in the industry and has seen great success with tha...

November 08, 2021

The Gristleman Arrives!!! (Greg Koch)

Greg Koch has been a force in the guitar world for decades. He has toured all over the world, made a whole variety of different albums, and is one of the original guitar "content creators". The dude is a wealth of knowledge, ...

November 01, 2021

Is Soundproofing Real? w/ Scott Hamilton

On this episode, we actually get some real knowledge dropped on us! Scott is an acoustic engineer and podcaster with a deep knowledge of how sound actually functions in the real world. We dive deep into some high level soluti...

October 25, 2021

Physical Health, Mental Health, & Mixing (Kevin Dye of Gates)

This is a big one! Kevin Dye from Gates came on the podcast to discuss music creation, self employment, exercise, mental health, mixing and a whole lot more. We seriously went all over the place with this one, there is someth...

October 18, 2021

John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday

We have John from Taking Back Sunday on the show this week. We go over his musical back story briefly, along with his gear journey that he took along the way. We also talk about song writing approaches, studio vs road gear, d...

October 11, 2021

Eruption: Conversations w/ Eddie Van Halen (Brad Tolinski & Chris Gill)

Brad Tolinski and Chris Gill have been in the guitar media world for decades. Through that, these fellas have had many, many epic conversations with some of the most influential guitarists to ever walk the planet. They had th...

October 04, 2021

KING BUZZO OF THE MELVINS

If you had told me when I started this podcast that I would be sitting down with Buzz Osborne to talk about guitar pedals I would have said you were crazy. But fast forward to today, and that is exactly what is happening! We ...

September 27, 2021

Tweaking the Klon? w/ John Snyder of Electronic Audio Experiments

Do magic diodes exist? Are bucket brigade chips analog? What is the deal with the clipping circuit in the Klon Centaur? John and I get into all of this and more on this very rad episode of the podcast. John Snyder is the main...

September 21, 2021

Thieves Suck But Kaonashi Doesn't (Alex Hallquist)

Alex Hallquist is this week's guest. He is a guitarist in the band Kaonashi and we had a great conversation. We talked about his inspirations, pedalboard, how the band goes about touring, and one SUPER CREEPY GUY IN FLORIDA. ...

September 13, 2021

Morgothbeatz (Micheal Montoya)

Michael Montoya has had a very interesting career in music. He first cut his teeth as a guitarist in the metal scene with his band Winds Of Plague. Along the way he started creating music as a producer and has made music with...

September 06, 2021

Punk In The Streets w/ Jake Haydn of Glitchers

On this week's podcast I am speaking with Jake Haydn, the guitarist and frontman for the two-piece punk group Glitchers. Like many people, I first became aware of them through the interwebz. Viral videos of their wild street ...

August 30, 2021

Kemper vs Axe-Fx w/ Misha Mansoor of Periphery

Misha Mansoor is here! He is well known as a driving force behind the band Periphery, Horizon Devices, Get Good Drums, Bulb and a whole lot more! I was super stoked to talk with him and I think you are really going to enjoy t...

August 23, 2021

Why Do You Play Guitar In The First Place? (w/ Dylan McKerchie)

Dylan McKerchie has been producing guitar content for a quite some time. Even longer than myself! He has a YouTube channel where he talks about making pickups along with many other things related to the guitar world. He is al...

August 16, 2021

August Axcelson of Kaonashi

Here is another hot one! August is a bassist/guitarist who is currently playing bass in emo-mathcore rippers Kaonashi. He is a great dude, and we had a fantastic chat about his journey in the music industry, his current bass ...

August 09, 2021

Richard Oliver of Wampler Pedals

My buddy Richard Oliver of Wampler Pedals and Amplify Creative is on the show today! Richard has been a co-host on Chasing Tone with Brian Wampler and myself for about six months. I figured it was high time that he and I had ...

August 02, 2021

INTERVALS (Aaron Marshall)

Aaron Marshall is the main dude behind the project known as INTERVALS. He is a ridiculously good guitarist, composer, and just a smart dude. I have been wanting to talk to him for a long time now, and we finally made it happe...

July 26, 2021

From Hollywood to Pickups w/ Michael Pack

This week, I'm talking with Michael Pack of Sonic Pickups. He's a super rad dude with an extremely interesting history in special makeup effects, and of course guitar pickups. He was also a former Army medic, a triathlete, ma...

July 19, 2021

Kyle Gass of Tenacious D

It was a great pleasure to chat with KG on this episode of the podcast! Kyle has played with Jack Black in Tenacious D, his own project The Kyle Gass Band, and a whole lot more! We talked about some his favorite guitarists, t...

July 12, 2021

COCAINE MAN w/ Philippe Herndon of Caroline Guitar Co.

Philippe is back and on this episode we discuss his recurring bit Cocaine Man, whether Telecaster's with Bigsbys are like bowling shirts, Larry The Cable Guy, Andrew Dice Clay, KISS, and a whole lot more. This is seriously a ...

July 09, 2021

Digging Deeper w/ Charles from Silktone Amps (pt 2)

Welcome to part two of my conversation with Mr. Charles Henry! On the first one, we waded into some pretty heavy territory, but hopefully it was helpful to some folks. On this section it is quite a bit lighter, and we go into...

July 08, 2021

Diving Deeper w/ Charles from Silktone Amps

My dude Charles is back for two bonus episodes!! After we hung up our last call, he informed me that there was more to his story than he initially shared. I invited him to come back on and share it with everyone since stories...

July 05, 2021

Going Digital w/ Dan Sugarman of Ice Nine Kills

Bloody guitars, drop tuning, no pedalboard and a Kemper??? Dan Sugarman is a successful guitar player who doesn't do ANYTHING that I (Blake) do as far as gear goes. Is he on to something? Well, he is in a professional touring...

June 28, 2021

The Wildest Ride w/ Brian Nutter

Brian Nutter has a HISTORY in the music industry to say the very least. From playing with Keith Urban, Taylor Swift and just about anyone who had a major label deal in Nashville to making extremely cool custom guitars, this d...