Episodes

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

Sept. 27, 2021

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 mai…

Thieves Suck But Kaonashi Doesn't (Alex Hallquist)

Sept. 21, 2021

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.…

Morgothbeatz (Micheal Montoya)

Sept. 13, 2021

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 wit…

Punk In The Streets w/ Jake Haydn of Glitchers

Sept. 6, 2021

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…

Kemper vs Axe-Fx w/ Misha Mansoor of Periphery

Aug. 30, 2021

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 …

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

Aug. 23, 2021

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 a…

August Axcelson of Kaonashi

Aug. 16, 2021

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…

Richard Oliver of Wampler Pedals

Aug. 9, 2021

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…

INTERVALS (Aaron Marshall)

Aug. 2, 2021

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 happ…

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…