Episodes

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…

Put It Out There! w/ Megan Lippi

Dec. 13, 2021

Megan Lippi is this week's guest on the show! Megan is a guitar player and animation student who is just KILLING it on YouTube with her pedal demos. Her unique spin on content coupled with her tasteful playing style is earni…

DOES IT DOOM? w/ Steve Reis

Dec. 6, 2021

Steve Reis is the head dude behind the popular YouTube channel Does It Doom? He has zeroed in on a growing, but wildly underserved niche in the gear world. We talk about how he zeroed in on the content for his channel, the h…

The Kauer of Love w/ Doug Kauer

Nov. 29, 2021

Doug Kauer of Kauer is back!!!! It has been way way way overdue. I am super stoked to get Doug back on the show. On this one we talk about how his business has changed over the years, and how Kauer Guitars navigated the shut…

Cooking Up Some Tone w/ Chef Brian Tsao

Nov. 22, 2021

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…

The Gear Business w/ Scott from Stringjoy

Nov. 15, 2021

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 th…

The Gristleman Arrives!!! (Greg Koch)

Nov. 8, 2021

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,…

Is Soundproofing Real? w/ Scott Hamilton

Nov. 1, 2021

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 solut…

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

Oct. 25, 2021

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 somet…

John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday

Oct. 18, 2021

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, …

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

Oct. 11, 2021

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 t…

KING BUZZO OF THE MELVINS

Oct. 4, 2021

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…