Episodes

From Hollywood to Pickups w/ Michael Pack

July 26, 2021

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, m…

Kyle Gass of Tenacious D

July 19, 2021

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, …

COCAINE MAN w/ Philippe Herndon of Caroline Guitar Co.

July 12, 2021

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…

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

July 9, 2021

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 int…

Diving Deeper w/ Charles from Silktone Amps

July 8, 2021

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 storie…

Going Digital w/ Dan Sugarman of Ice Nine Kills

July 5, 2021

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 tourin…

The Wildest Ride w/ Brian Nutter

June 28, 2021

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 …

Red Beardium w/ Mikey Demus

June 21, 2021

Mikey Demus has returned to the show! Mikey plays guitar in the band Skindred, and has a great pedal company called Red Beard Effects. We got all caught up on this one and it was WAY overdue. We talk about difficult podcast …

Paid vs Unpaid Pedal Demos w/ Ryan of Demos In The Dark

June 14, 2021

My buddy Ryan Plewatki from Demos In The Dark came on the show at long last! On this one, we take a long look at "paid vs unpaid" gear demos, talk about Shaquille O'Neal, gush about Seuf Guitars, and a whole lot more. This w…

Shelby Pollard of Black Bobbin

June 7, 2021

My dude Shelby has returned!! He came on the show quite a while ago back when he worked at a little place called Chicago Music Exchange. He has since struck it out on his own, and created a company called Black Bobbin which …

Chris Turpin of Ida Mae

May 31, 2021

This might be the Tone Mob episode that is the most overdue! I explain in more detail on the episode, but Chris and I have been in touch for YEARS. He is an amazing guitarist and a fantastic dude. We got into some heavy musi…

Francesco Artusato of Light The Torch

May 24, 2021

I am super stoked to bring this one to you! Fran and I really hit it off here. The dude has a great story and has put in THOSE HOURS. We talk about his story, gear and his musical life. There is some really fascinating stuff…

Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake

May 21, 2021

Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake

Fuzzrocious Pedals Returns!!!!

May 17, 2021

On this episode, Ryan comes back on the show and breaks my heart. He doesn't love the same band that I do and now we cannot possibly be friends anymore. So there you go. Listen to this if you want to hear the end of a beauti…

The Guitar Geek (Andrew Ferris)

May 10, 2021

We did it!!! I have been meaning to get The Guitar Geek himself on this show, and we finally made it happen. Andy and I discussed his history as a musician/entertainer, producing content for YouTube vs a podcast, the importa…

New Music Day w/ Boy Indigo

May 7, 2021

We have something a little different for you on today's episode! Today my friends Devon and Chelsea from Boy Indigo are debuting some fresh new tunes right here on this podcast! Today we listen to three exclusive new tracks,…

Thomas Erak of The Fall of Troy

May 4, 2021

Another hot one for you! This time I am sitting down with Mr. Thomas Erak from The Fall of Troy, Just Like Vinyl and a bunch of other things. We had a great time discussing his upcoming post-apocalyptic, sci-fi, horror music…

Emily Wolfe Returns!!!!!

April 26, 2021

So stoked about this one!!! Emily is a fantastic musician out of Austin Texas. She has a KILLER new signature guitar from Epiphone, and some rad new music on the way! This was a great episode! We talked gear, we talked life,…

Scanning The Pearly Gates w/ Thomas Nilsen

April 19, 2021

Billy Gibbon's Pearly Gates Les Paul is a legendary instrument. It is arguably one of the most well known 1959 Les Paul Bursts on the planet. Thomas Nilsen is a pickup winder based in the UK who has worked with Billy for yea…

Brian Fallon & Chris Benson

April 14, 2021

Hey, would ya look at that? Mr. Fallon and Mr. Benson are back on the podcast for another episode of total nerdery and Dad-like speculation about the weather and housing market. This was a very special episode spurred on by …

NFT Guitar Pedals w/ Tom from Tomkat Pedals

April 12, 2021

Tom is back!!!! Mr. Kogut came back on the show after a LONG break. This dude makes excellent effects pedals, and is just an interesting guy all around. We talk about integrating guitar effects into the NFT space, how he is …

Steve Selvidge of The Hold Steady

April 5, 2021

We have another hot one for you! Steve came on a bit ago to nerd out about, well, guitars! We had ourselves an epic chat and I think you are really going to enjoy it. Pull up a chair, kick up your feet and enjoy yourself som…

Scott Strange of Templo Audio Devices

March 29, 2021

We are back with another fresh episode for you! Scott has a truly incredible story and it was so intriguing to hear how his life and company have evolved over time. A fascinating dude making some rad stuff! You are in for a …

Cohen Hartman (SpiralCaster)

March 22, 2021

Another HAWT one for you today. This time I'm chatting with my dude Cohen, better known on the internet as SpiralCaster. The dude makes some absolutely ripping demos, and you should definitely check them out. Your ears will …