Episodes

Frank Iero of The Future Violents and My Chemical Romance

March 25, 2019

This is an epic episode!!! Frank and I talk about white Les Pauls, Epiphone guitars, writing The Black Parade, Tom Waits, guitar pedals, and music in general. So So So much fun. Check out what he is up to at his Website. Don…

Paul Litewka of PLX FX

March 18, 2019

On this episode I sat down with Paul to talk about how he got into heavy music, building pedals, our differences in guitar collecting, and just general positivity. It is a rteally fun episode and I think you'll really enjoy …

Jack Deville of Mr. Black Pedals

March 11, 2019

Episode 116- This one finally happened! one of my favorite dudes in the pedal game stopped by to tell us alllll kinds of stuff. From Ghost Peppers, and the Supermoon, to flangers, and we even cover some of the darker times. …

Tim Marcus of Milkman Sound

March 4, 2019

Episode 115- This episode has been a long time coming! Longer than I even realized at first.I explain that story at the end. Regardless, I had a great chat with Tim and he gave me an excellent crash course on getting started…

Special Announcement and Free Stuff

Feb. 28, 2019

This is a new fun thing I decided to do on a whim, and I tell you all about it. Free pedals and stuff!! Oh yeah. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mikey Demus of Skindred

Feb. 25, 2019

Oh man. We go on a full gear journey with Mikey! You get to hear all about his favorite guitar, sad stories of gear theft, his story as a guitar player and much more. This is a great one. Check out his band at their website …

Trey Bourgeois of Retroactive Pedals

Feb. 18, 2019

Episode 113- We've got a hot one coming your way! Today I talk with Trey about drummers who build pedals, trash on the streets, the creative process and a whole lot more. I think you are gonna dig it. Check out Trey's work a…

John Sanchez of Warehouse Guitar Speakers and AllPedal

Feb. 12, 2019

Episode 112- Here is a fun one for you! John Sanchez stopped by the Shred Shed to sit down and educate me/us on speakers, how they are assembled and what that means for tha toaaanz. It was a great chat, and we get into music…

NAMM Recap (Sort of) with Jay Leonard J

Feb. 9, 2019

Episode 111- On this bonus episode Jay and I sit down to pretend like we are going to discuss NAMM, but we really just ended up talking about guitars, touring pedalboards, our thoughts on multi-effects, Jay's extremely aggre…

Boo Ray

Feb. 5, 2019

Today, I sit down with Nashville based Alt-country troubadour Boo Ray and talk about resonator guitars, his path to sobriety, how there is only one Keith Richards, Greer Amps and the current state of country music. It is a g…

Ariel Posen

Jan. 29, 2019

Really fun episode for you today. I talked with Ariel about fuzz pedals, acoustic guitar, and why he plays with super heavy gauge strings. It was a great chat and I think you are really going to dig it! Make sure you keep up…

Alex Rosamilia of The Gaslight Anthem and Dead Swords

Jan. 21, 2019

Have we got a treat for you today! Alex sat down with me and we talked about our mutual love of 80s Les Pauls, his multiamp/multiboard rig, using a guitar to get keyboard sounds, and our mutual distaste for wah pedals. Make …

Jay Cross of Guitar Nerds

Jan. 15, 2019

Episode 107- Hooooooooo boy! We really went for it on this episode! Jay and I recorded this episode over the course of a 4.5 hour conversation. We decided that we should probably record some of our yammerings, and here is th…

Sadler Vaden of The 400 Unit

Jan. 7, 2019

This was an absolute blast. I talked with Sadler about touring with vintage guitars, what it is like playing with Jason Isbell, life as a musician, and of course, BBQ. Check him out at SadlerVaden.com and on tour next year w…

Matt Mays

Dec. 31, 2018

I was able to catch Matt Mays and his band open for The Gaslight Anthem a few times. Each time they blew me out of the water with their performance. While in Boston a few months ago, I was able to get a sneak peek at some of…

Terry and Angelo of Meris

Dec. 24, 2018

Episode 104- We have some fun with this one!!! Terry and Angelo sat down to talk with me about alllll kinds of stuff. Including their history with Line6 and Strymon. Yes. You thought these were some new kids on the block, di…

Seth and Brady of Old Blood Noise Endeavors

Dec. 18, 2018

Episode 103- This is it! The episode that smoked the house! Jamie Stillman blames Brady, but how do we really know for sure??? This time I sit and talk with Seth McCarrol and Brady Smith about Blockbuster video, guitar pedal…

Julie Robbins of Earthquaker Devices

Dec. 10, 2018

Episode 102- A DOUBLE WHAMMY!! This week Julie and I get down to business!!!! She is the business end of EQD and we talk about what her day looks like and some of the plans she has for the company. NAMM is discussed, and a w…

Jamie Stillman of Earthquaker Devices

Dec. 3, 2018

Episode 101- Been wanting to do this episode for a lonnnng time. Very excited that we were finally able to make it happen. Today I talk to Jamie about the origins of Earthquaker Devices, The Black Keys, his day to day, how t…

Tom Majeski of CooperFX

Nov. 27, 2018

THIS IS IT!!! Episode 100. This is an insane thing. So many hours of rambling on the internet! Tom from CooperFX came on to discuss why he doesn't consider himself a musician, Count Chocula, how he thinks about creating effe…

Scott Marquart of Stringjoy Guitar Strings, Reprise!

Nov. 19, 2018

Episode 99- It has been YEARS since Scott last came on the podcast. A ton of stuff has changed for both of us and if you thought he knew a lot about strings before, well..... you'll just have to listen. Make sure you check o…

Brian Spragg of Bookworm Effects

Nov. 12, 2018

Episode 98- Here we go! Today I sit down with Brian from Bookworm Effects to discuss his literary and musical influences, how he came to start building pedals, industry pals and a whole lot more! Check out his work at Bookwo…

Joe Balaguer of Balaguer Guitars

Nov. 5, 2018

Episode 97- Fun episode for you today! I sat down with Joe to discuss his beginnings as a luthier starting out in the middle of the financial crisis, the unique way his shop operates, how he hooked up with some of his artist…

Florian Schneider of Millimetric Instruments

Oct. 29, 2018

Episode 96- This is a bit of a unique one! I talked to Florian briefly at the first annual Fear The Riff Expo and we recorded in a windy parking lot. This time we are chilling in comfort , I've acquired my baritone, and we a…