The Tone Control

Ep. 130 - It's A Rat With Robot Legs! It Can Learn Tricks!

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Ep. 136 - "Dongle" is the word you're looking for
J forgot something (stab: Earthquaker Rainbow machine) Pick 5 pedals from one builder, what 5? (Stab: PitchGrinder) Fractal Audio FM3 (Stab: SG Electroman) Fractal amp and effect processing at $1000.  3 footswitches  All the I/O  Pedal Genie  Strymon Deco  Gibson 2019 “Original Collection” (stab: Apollo Phaser) New “original collection” kind of reminds me of the Fender American Vintage line  All full-weight, hand wired controls, no electronics or coil taps or anything.  Also looks like they’ve done away with the whole “alternate finishes” thing and how have a few options for each model Les Paul: 50’s Standard (choice of P90 or HBs), 60’s Standard, Les Paul Special, Les Paul Jr.  SG: 61 Maestro Vibrola, 61 Sideways vibrola, 61 standard, SG special, SG Jr Firebird, V, Explorer, Thunderbird, and SG bass.  Prices seem okay. Very much streamlined.
May 6, 2019
Ep. 135 - What I Can't Figure Out Is... Anything.
BEER OR GEAR?!?!?! (stab: Mr Black Dark Star Reverb) (Special note: if you’re bored by this segment skip to 18:55 when we wrap it up) Richter Double Guitar Strap (stab: MH Colossus Fuzz) Matt Heafy of Trivium has released a strap that goes over both shoulders  Ergonomics are important for career musicians, especially with heavy guitars However, is there anything dorkier than this?  Kentucky Hot Brown pedalboards (from Righteous Ryan!) (stab: WA Descent) Husband and wife team out of Louisville KY  Really nice wood pedalboards. Total custom options available  Ryan did a Q&A with the owners which will be featured on our blog. They talk about the design process, where they source the wood, and new projects.  Pedal Genie Bogner Ecstasy Red $300  Matthews Effects The Chemist Atomic Modulator
April 22, 2019
Ep. 134 - What's A Podcast? I'm Eight.
THE TONE JERKS ARE HERE! They’re here! The Tone Jerks run a killer weekly podcast that we’re big fans of and we think you should check them out  Give us a rundown on Jerk history. How did this all start?  What’s your main rigs? We’ve heard from Brian in a previous segment (episode 120!), but are there any updates? Kyle, what’s your bass setup like? Kyle - how do you afford to buy pedals all the time? Do you have a sell/trade budget you keep rolling money over into new gear? Or just out of pocket because FUCK IT?!  Find the tone jerks everywhere! Instagram and facebook group!  ---- Derek had one of the worst gigs ever last night. Let’s talk about bad gigs. (stab: SG Electroman) JHS YouTube Channel (stab: Positive grid nonsense) Vlog style, super informative videos about pedals and how they work, why they are the way they are, history, examples, not just a big JHS sales pitch. Nice. Here’s one on the Univibe  Coppersound Daedalus (demo) Dual reverb!  I held onto it to demo for the show. Went old school because it felt really amp-like.  Airis Effects Target Mids (stab: Box of War) 1 band parametric EQ to sculpt midrange  Controls for level, frequency, Q, and Boost/Cut 1400hz to 2700hz Placed in front of the amp it’s a fully adjustable clean boost, but can also go in the FX loop for modifying your amp.  Basically you can manipulate your guitar tone or your amp tone $169 but on sale for $139 at the time of this note Positive Grid Bias FX 2 (stab: MS Holy Dove) Totally re-engineered DSP engine.  Ships with 100 new amp model designs, new cab/mic combos, and Celestion IRs Guitar Match! Now it will listen to your guitar and transform it into one of 18 classic guitars like ‘57 Goldtop, SRV strat, ‘58 Countryman, etc  Standard edition: $99, Professional: $199, Elite: $299 Pedal Genie The Tone Jerks! 
April 8, 2019
BONUS EPISODE! The Jerk Control
March 19, 2019
Ep. 133 - Ours Has TWO Lights
Derek is building a tele for Righteous Ryan!  Shell pink, Bare Knuckle flat 50s pickups, roasted maple neck with compound radius and stainless steel frets. Paradox FX Futura Multiparametric Envelope Chorus Analog bucket brigade chorus WITH envelope follower  The envelope can control rate, depth, or both simultaneously  Controls for Blend, Sensitivity, Level, Rate and Depth  Two mini toggles to choose the direction of the envelope (slow/fast and shallow/deep)  $210  Coppersound Loma Prieta Tremolo  I bought it.!  Alexander Effects Defender  KHDK Ghoul Screamer  Old Blood Noise Endeavors Rever Delay/Reverb  Collaboration with Datachoir (is this a band? They’re sound people of some kind)  Delay and reverb in one thing, cool! Features a MOMENTARY reverse sound. This is it boys and girls.  You can swap the order of the reverse and the dealy  Ships in late March. $229  Anasound Element Spring Reverb Pedals  WITH ACTUAL REVERB TANKS  It’s basically an external spring reverb that fits on your pedalboard  Three spring tank sizes, the first two can maybe fit on/under your pedalboard. The third one is huge  Le Bon (small), La Brute (med), La Truand (yuge) (french for the good, the bad, and the ugly)  The pedal itself has a two band EQ, mix, output, and a spring saturation switch.  Saturation can overdrive the springs and get this crazy distorted reverb.   uakvq88q   ^ Super secret PodBean tracking code. 
March 11, 2019
Ep. 132 - Kyle's Complaints with a K
To skip past our computer talk and get to the goods, skip to 10:19.  Hit to hear Derek's new podcast!  Questions from the components! (stab: OBNE Dark Star Reverb) TC Electronic June-60 Chorus (stab: Bogner Uberschall) Vintage chorus based on the Roland Juno 60 Bypass switch, mono/stereo slider, and two buttons for modes  Y-cable for stereo  Mode 1: slow, warm chorus. Mode 2: Faster, more dynamic movement I + II: Dual chorus, slightly offset LFOs that give a slight Leslie effect  Cool retro design w/ wood panels. Looks like the Juno 60  Pedal Genie Deep Space Devices - Golem - $169 Klon Centaur is back (stab: Wampler 30 Something) Bill Finnegan, creator of the Klon, is making new models again.  About 8000 models were made between 1994 and 2000 originally.  Original production run price was only $225, later went up to $329 The pedals are built by Bill and are the original Centaur, not the surface-mount KTR model He’s putting them on eBay starting at $100. 27 bids later, #3888 sold for over $2000  At the time of this note, #3952 is at $1358.  What’s the hot take on this? Are we as guitarists over the Klon?
February 25, 2019
Ep. 131 - It's Such A Good Idea, It's Stupid
Ep. 131 - It's Such A Good Idea, It's Stupid We're on! Download the app and leave us a voicemail!   Ernie Ball VP JR Tuner (stab: SD Warp Drive) Tuner built right into your volume pedal!  When heel down, tuner engages, but can be set to always on Has a touch screen to change tuning options 1-10 readout for volume level  Input, output, tuner in, tuner thru?  9-18v, standard vp jr size and assembly. New stronger cord inside.  Comes in black, white, red, and gold! (red is the best)  -----  Fender Alternate Reality & Rarities lines (Stab: Wampler Faux Tape Echo) Alternate Reality line is MIM  TENOR TELECASTER - $500 It has four strings, tuned (probably) to CGDA  22.75” scale, maple neck and fretboard, 21 frets, 9.5 radius Electric XII - $1000 Same body and headstock as the original 1965 version Redesigned split coil pickups, 3 way selector  Powercaster - $900  Jazzmaster-type body, looks a little more squat than a JM  Bridge HB, Neck P90 Tuneomatic and stoptail bridge HH Meteora $1000 Meteora came out a while ago and had telecaster guts, this is what the guitar should have been  String thru body, tuneomatic bridge  Coil taps, and a second push/pull to swap the volume controls so you can do volume swells on either pickup more easily. Confusing?  Sixty-Six - $900 Jazz bass guitar  HSS configuration, vol/tone plate from a jazz bass, 5-way selector  Kind of an offset strat  Rarities line is more boutique, higher end stuff.  ------ Pedal Genie!  Empress Nebulus $300  Alexander Wavelength $200  ----- Gibson is back! (stab: MH Colossus Fuzz) Streamlined, super simplified lineup  No more richlite! Back to real woods One confusing thing is the “alternate finishes” models, I don’t get why they didn’t just make all the colors under the single model.  Les Pauls SGs Designer  (anyone know why they are called that?)  ES   Custom Shop Prices are still a little high, but I think they’re on the right track.  Interviews with new CEO sound very promising
February 11, 2019
Ep. 130 - It's A Rat With Robot Legs! It Can Learn Tricks!
Ep. 130 - It’s a Rat With Robot Legs! It Can Learn Tricks! EarthQuaker Devices Swiss Things (stab: SG Electroman) 2 Effects loops, with an a/b/y switcher, boost, tuner out, expression input… everything  Loop 1: unbuffered. Ideal for distortions, overdrives, vintage pedals. Loop 2: buffered, after loop 1. Ideal for modulation and time based stuff Amps: This lets you run stereo in a A, B, or Both setup. Boost switch to give those amps a little extra umph. Also features a phase switch.  Buffered tuner out, high headroom output buffer to drive long cable runs  Expression volume in lets you use any exp pedal to control volume. Volume is placed after loop 1 for true volume control, not for cleaning up dirty tones. “Flexi-Switching”, which is relay-based true bypass. Can be set to momentary or latching.  Pretty much a small true bypass looper with a bunch of added stuff  $250  Strymon Volante (stab: MH DMBL) Multi-voice, multi-head, magnetic echo machine.  Four heads, each with on/off button for Playback and Feedback. Controls for Record level, mechanics (controls amount of mechanically related speed fluctuations), low cut, wear, repeats, echo level, spring reverb mix, time, and head spacing.  Time controls delay time at head 4. Heads 1-3 subdivide according to the spacing knob.  The repeats stop at head 4, so there is no decay unless the feedback buttons are engaged  Three types of delay: Drum delay (echorec), Tape echo, and Studio (reel to reel) delay.  Up for preorder, $400 They have also updated the Multi-switch to work with Volante as well as Riverside and Sunset Drive. More functions, still works with other strymon pedals. $129  Sono Amp Modeling Interface from Audient and TwoNotes $450 (stab: WA Descent) Audient desktop USB interface with 10 in / 4 out 12AX7 preamp with 3 band eq and Two notes Power Amp and Cab Simulation and re-amp output. 2 Audient console mic preamps, ADAT input, main speaker out, to amp out, headphone out, Zero latency monitoring with monitor mix. Free plugins and software with ARC. Torpedo Remote IK Multimedia AXE I/O Audio Interface  $350 (stab: 805) Guitarist focussed computer USB interface 2 instrument inputs / Mic inputs, amp out, 2 line outs, external switch inputs, midi Active/Passive Pure/JFET Z-Tone impedance adapting circuit (1MOhm to 2.2kOhm) Amplitube 4 Deluxe Fender Acoustasonic Tele - video demo included (stab: MS Consider the Raven) This is supposed to be the first true hybrid between electric and acoustic guitars, not just “acoustic electric”  5 position selector for Electric, Acoustic/Electric blend, Percussion and enhanced harmonics, alternative acoustics, and core acoustics 
January 29, 2019
Ep. 129 - You Don't Want A Strap That Grabs Back
NAMM is starting to show itself...
January 14, 2019
Ep. 128 - That's a wrap on 2018!
It's the annual holiday episode! Enjoy our after show and title nonsense!
December 25, 2018
Ep. 127 - Is That True? Or Is It A Prediction?
It's the final (real) episode of 2018! You should watch Earworm on Vox and check out the new Fender American Performer Series.
December 18, 2018
Ep. 126 - Look At How Safe I Am!
Derek plays guitar in Delaney now! Check out the song "Architect of Shame" here in the episode. New reverb from Chase Bliss, a wild distortion from Abasi, and probably the best fuzz from Wampler. It's pedal day!
December 3, 2018
Ep. 125 - Grip Those Cheeks Tightly!
Are you ready for the be-all, end-all amp in a box drive pedal?
November 19, 2018
Ep. 124 - Hey Guor, HEEEYYY!
This is a pretty spoopy one. BOO!
November 5, 2018
Ep. 123 - One Is Just Shaped Like A Floor.
It took them like 3 years to fix this headphone interface issue. Better late than never I guess?
October 22, 2018
Ep. 122 - It's Great For Sounding Like A Total Dillhole
SEE YA LATER, LARRY! Although, Gibson does have a pretty cool new guitar. A pretty rad FUZZ from Wren & Cuff, an amp collaborative between Supro and Keeley, and what is easily the coolest looking pedal of 2018 from Walrus Audio!
October 8, 2018
Ep. 121 - The Les Paul Jr. Is The Prince Shape
Derek is back from vacation and he's sick! Get ready for stories, coughing, and new Gibson guitars.
September 24, 2018
Ep. 120 - Here's The Scoop, Band Names Are Bad
Look at this weird Fender guitar you can't buy. Also huge thanks to Brian and Ryan for their respective sections! Be sure to check out Plane Without A Pilot on bandcamp, spotify, and everywhere that matters.
August 27, 2018
Ep. 119 - "Gonna Make A Sandwich" Speed
We're doing a giveaway with Coppersound Pedals! Details inside!
August 13, 2018
Ep. 118 - Even More Accurate
There's finally some light at the end of the tunnel for Gibson.
July 30, 2018
Go watch Searching for Sugarman. We've got a really amazing looking amp from Supro, as well as a tamed down AC30 1x12!
July 16, 2018
Ep. 116 - Pure Distraction from Tyler, Start to Finish
Show notes available at!
July 2, 2018
Ep. 115 - Damn old fool, I knew you were going to say that
Show notes available at! 
June 4, 2018
Ep. 114 - The Very, Very Stinky Sanchez or Whatever...
Some rad new 60th anniversary Jazzmasters, yet another weirdo (in the best way) pedal from Dr. No Effects, and some sweet dirt boxes from Pedal Genie!
May 21, 2018
Ep. 113 - The Place Where The Human Meat Lives
Pour one out for GIbson.
May 7, 2018
Ep. 112 - It's A Little More Globular
I don't really want my iPad on the floor, ya know?
April 23, 2018
Ep. 111 - Pumpin' My Palm Mutes
Not a lot of news this wee but we've got some stories for ya.
April 9, 2018
Ep. 110 - Don't Start Believin'
It's an episode of The Tone Control so that means we're talking about Gibson... but, it's actually kind of interesting this time.
March 26, 2018
Ep. 109 - It Was Climatic, But Not Climactic
It's Stratocaster week! Also we heard back from Sam over at about the security concerns, a great and then an oddball pedal from Pedal Genie, and just trying to live my life without being destroyed by snow.
March 12, 2018
Ep. 108 - Yeah, Reverb Is Just Short For Reverberization
Do you guys like curling? I like curling. I'll be honest, we kind of went off on Gibson this week. Hopefully Justin cut out some of that nonsense.
February 26, 2018
Ep. 107 - Oh God! We Forgot The Mac Drivers!
The usual rambling and then more NAMM news!
February 12, 2018
Ep. 106 - I'm Gonna Scream Those Tubes With This Tube Screamer
This is the pre-NAMM news we got... on the first day of NAMM... which you'll be listening to after the last day of NAMM... Okay.
January 29, 2018
Ep. 105 - I'm Going To Need Things To Be Purple And In DADGAD, Please.
Gibson's not at NAMM huh? Bold.
January 15, 2018
Ep. 103 - Adjectives Per Dollar
Tony from Pedal Genie joins us to talk about some cool new stuff from Free The Tone and Fender, as well as Pedal Genie's most wished and most rented pedals of 2017!
December 18, 2017
Ep. 102 - Ummmm…. Joke.
Show notes at
December 4, 2017
Ep. 101 - The Um Rate
Here's to the next 100 episodes! Some hilarious stuff from Dr. No, A couple of cool pedals from Pedal Genie, and a new PRS model for 2018!
November 20, 2017
Ep. 100 - Don't Pat The Blades
Featuring Joey Landreth! Huge thanks to Joey for hanging out with us and talking about all the nerdy guitar things we could think of! Be sure to check out what Joey is up to at: - -
November 6, 2017
Ep. 99 - I Will Never Know... for now
Despite what it might seem like, this is NOT the episode where we never end up talking about guitar stuff.
October 23, 2017
Ep. 98 - Let's Simplify This... That Did Not Work.
Show notes are available at
October 10, 2017
Ep. 97 - HE'S BACK!
The ballad of the fruit fly lives on!
October 5, 2017
Ep. 96 - Complete Butt Blood
Story time! Derek got a new Les Paul Traditional! A look at the new 2018 Gibson lineup as well as come rad axes from Moniker guitars
September 11, 2017
Ep. 95 - Higher Fi? High Fier?
Pedals and load boxes! New from Daredevil Pedals, the Cocked and Fearless, EQD Releases the MOST EQD PEDAL OF ALL TIME, the Data Corrupter, a couple of outstanding pedals from Pedal Genie, and Justin's segment on loadboxes!
August 28, 2017
Ep. 94 - New from Gibson! The “Aw, man” level of relicing!
A really interesting take on a clean boost from Fortin Amps, A travesty from Gibson, and a LIVE Pedal Genie segment!
August 14, 2017
Ep. 93 - You Still Sitting On That Ball?
We missed a week... again... but we're back with all the NAMM news we thought was cool enough to talk about. Can anyone guess the mysterious event that happened to Justin?
July 31, 2017
Ep. 92 - We Did Already Did It
Live from Cincinnati! We have the new tremolo from TC Electronic, some unique custom guitars, and a cool small builder from Righteous Ryan
July 10, 2017
Ep. 91 - This just in: Anyone can play guitar!
We're back! Justin finally has a new pedal from Pedal Genie, we finally get to talk about the new Gibson Modern Doublecut, and TC FINALLY HAS SHIMMER REVERB! FINALLY!
June 27, 2017
Ep. 90 - That's All
Just a quick update this week. Back to normal soon.
June 12, 2017
Ep. 88 - I'm Going To Send You Fart Goblin
Jack Stolz from Too Late The Hero joins us again to talk about new albums, Blue Oyster Cult, and Farts.
May 29, 2017
Ep. 89 - What are they? G-holes?
Ep. 89 - What are they? G-holes?  TC Electronic Mini Mimiq and Hypergravity (stab: MH DMBL Drive)Mimiq doubler and Hypergravity compressor have been hit with the shrink ray!$99 each! Gear Supply Co is Kickstarting guitar pedals (stab: Wampler Faux tape echo)Four pedals in the line up: Light Drive, Medium Drive, Harmonic Tremolo, and CompressorEarly bird pricing available for all pedals! Pledge $125 and get a pedal of your choice. Retail price is $150. JACKS AND POWER ON TOP 100% funded!Epiphone Johnny A Custom archtop (stab: Strymon El Capistan)Flame maple top, mahogany bodyDouble-cutaway hollowbody Gibson ‘57 Classic Pickups, ebony fretboard, Bigsby B70 Price is speculated to be under around $800 Pedal GenieGlacial Zenith by Adventure pedals2001 American Stratocaster, blackface sim, slight reverb Old Blood Noise Endeavors Fault Overdrive/Distortion (stab: CB CSIDMAN)Double footswitch drive pedalGain 1 is light and chimey to tight and crunchy, Gain 2 is a heavier distortion Volume, low, mid, high, gain 1 and 2 controlsEQ controls are boost/cut $200 Ratio Tuners by Graphtech (stab: Lovepedal Dover Drive)They are things!
May 16, 2017
Ep. 87 - Money Can Be Exchanged For Goods and Services
*sniff sniff* A new tuner from TC Electronic, the Fulltone Collection from IK Multimedia, and a new drummer app from Positive Grid!
May 1, 2017
Had to take a week off due to some scheduling hiccups but we're back with some cool guitars from Porter (Yes! Porter!), info on the new Helix LT, and another small builder from Righteous Ryan.
April 17, 2017
Ep. 85 - Load, Bitch!
Taylor guitars, popcorn emojis, and restored microphones. What else do you need?
March 27, 2017
Ep. 84 - Yo Dawg, I heard you like effects loops
Are they for real with these Paradigm strings?
March 14, 2017
Ep. 83 - Does The Pickup Have Reverb?
We hang out with Ryan "Fluff" Bruce and chat pickups, delay pedals, and what being a youtuber is all about!
February 27, 2017
Ep. 82 - Blood, Sweat, and Tears... and John Mayer's Legs
Big thanks to Ryan Johnson for sending in indie builder info!  PRS Sonzera and JMOD 100 (stab: Way Huge Red Llama)Sonzera comes in 20W combo, 50W combo, and 50W headFocused on “affordability” with amazing tone. More American amp voiced Combos are 1x1250W head and 20W combo = $800, 50W combo = $90020W: 2 channel, 6L6 power tubes, 50W EL34 power tubesTwo channel, each w/ bright switch. 50W features independent reverbs per channel J-MOD 100 - John Mayer signature amp100W, 6L6, single channel w/ switchable overdrive and FX loop“Tone is huge and clear” sounds like tons of headroom No reverb built in, FX loop was designed around using external tanksAccepts EL34, 6CA7, and KT77 tubes2x12 closed back cab w/ Celestion G12-65 Heritage Amp: $5990, Cab: $1090….. kay Suhr JM Pro (stab: Old Blood Noise - Haunt Fuzz)Based on a Jazzmaster but with a slightly smaller bodySlightly different contours as wellAvailable in HB or P90 models Available with trem or tuneomatic bridge 3 way selector, volume/tone/tone$2200 Pedal GenieLovepedal Dover Drive Keeley something 1962X Builder 1: Industrialectric // they're made: Toronto, Canada  (stab: Walrus Audio Jupiter Fuzz)Builder: Andrew FerrariIndustrialectric is a small company run by Mr. Andrew Ferrari in Toronto, Canada. They're really for the adventurous musician, the "screw the rules" type of player. They're lo-fi, they're noisy and brutally beautiful.  His pedals are guitar, bass and synth friendly. Alessandro Cortini, of Nine Inch Nails fame, demos one of Andrew's pedals on That Pedal Show (Will provide link). Current Run of Pedals: RM-1N: Reverb and Dirt machine. The RM-1N features 9 knobs, two switches and a momentary switch--Plenty of control that ranges from clean and lush, or dirty and chaotic. Controls: Level - Overall output of the pedalReverb MixReverb Depth- How deep and massive the Reverb will soundFeedback - Produces longer Reverb trails and oscillation Pre-Gain - The Gain stage introduced into the ReverbPost-Gain - The gain stage introduced a
February 13, 2017
Ep. 81 - We Are Burt
It's the Winter NAMM rundown!
January 30, 2017
Ep. 80 - Boy, I Say Some Weird Shit Sometimes
Had some trouble publishing this one. Hopefully this works!
January 17, 2017
Ep. 79 - What Happens In This Podcast Will Shock You. At 34:20 I Cried
Time for a recap of our favorite gear from the last year!
January 2, 2017
Ep. 78 - You Gotta Sneak Up On It... GAH!
'tis the season
December 19, 2016
Ep. 77 - Your Face Is Excellent Right Now
It's the end of the year and things are slowing down, cut us some slack.
December 5, 2016
Ep. 76 - For All You Fancy Bitches
Some light but cool news this week.
November 21, 2016
Ep. 75 - The 2017 Gibson Ph
Lots of cool new pedals from TC Electronic, a wicked fuzz and echo in from pedal genie, and a recap of the PRS Guitar Clinic!
November 7, 2016
Ep. 73 - It's A Dongle! It's a Dingus!
Some new guitars from Fender, a new take on reverb from EQD, and a wireless set up for dummies, ya dummy.
October 10, 2016
Ep. 72 - Child Size Ear Plugs
The PCBs on these Beetronix pedals are the bees knees. I'll see myself out.
September 26, 2016
Ep. 71 - I'm Gonna Tell My Phone My Name Is Bro
Uh oh... Gibson is back with their 2017 model lineup....
September 12, 2016
Ep. 70 - This Should Absolutely Be Called Something Different
We're back from a little vacation! Cool documentaries, new pedals from Ernie Ball, and a ton of stuff from Mesa/Boogie!
August 29, 2016
Ep. 69 - He's Got Strong Knob Game
Alex from Coppersound Pedals is here to chat NAMM, new pedals, and starting his own pedal company from scratch!
August 8, 2016
Ep. 68 - Update! Music Stands Are Still Pieces of Shit
Let's talk about ice. Okay fine, we can talk about the Fuzzrocious Greyfly, Fender Flea Bass, and Xotic California Classic series, but know that we'd rather be talking about ice.
July 25, 2016
Ep. 67 - Guitar Words!
We lied about having a guest this week. But still some cool stuff from NAMM as always, a couple of pedals from our pals at PedalGenie, and a demo of Justin's DIYRE CP5 Colour Pre-amp
July 11, 2016
Ep. 66 - True Biased Pass-ted
Single parent summer NAMM Sunday chainsaw sick house!
June 27, 2016
Ep. 65 - Basically Musically Unusable
Tony from Pedal Genie joins us on this episode! Cool stuff from Orange and Gretsch. NAMM HYPE!
June 13, 2016
Ep. 64 - Shiny Vibe, Bro!
Justin is feeling pretty sassy this week.
May 31, 2016
Ep. 63 - Let's do the other stupid thing
No one has as much fun playing guitar as Paul Gilbert does.
May 11, 2016
Ep. 62 - What's The Deal With Amps?
GSC has bass strings, Fender has new basses... you do the math.
April 25, 2016
Ep. 61 - What Are You Bouncing On?
Jack Stolz from Too Late The Hero joins us on this very special episode! New stuff from Keeley, Digitech, and Warmoth!
April 11, 2016
Ep. 060.00 - Will It Gig?
LIVE from the (other) Queen City! LIVE from the (other) Queen City! This one took a little while to get out the door but it's a special occasion. We'll be back to normal soon!
March 28, 2016
Ep. 005900 - I Almost Said Podcast
Sorry this took so long, Derek moved again. But how about we talk about candle powered pedals and guitar strings eh?
February 29, 2016
Ep. 58000 - It’s A Reduction In Decreasing The Decreasing
It's the NAMM episode! Join us as we run through our highlights from the 2016 NAMM show. Too much cool stuff to list here, just listen!
February 8, 2016
Ep. 000057 - The er ee er ee
Pre-NAMM news! Power supplies by Strymon, a Billy Corgan model from Reverend, Not as much Fallout 4 commentary, and another podcast you should be listening to!
January 25, 2016
Ep. 000056 - It's 2016 and the internet sucks, cheers.
Let's review 2015, shall we?
January 12, 2016
Ep. 000055/41 - The After Show!
Sometimes silly things happen after we've wrapped up the show.
December 30, 2015
Ep. 000054 - Hey Mr. Black, nice job on your reverb or whatever OR Fat and Less Horny
The telecaster project is complete! New cases from MONO, another looper from EHX, and some really cool looking axes from Yamaha!
December 20, 2015
Ep. 000053 - You Know What They Say About Tiny Ears
A new pedal from JHS, some cool baritone models from PRS, and a guitar build update!
December 7, 2015
Ep. 000052 - You would have called it macaroni or something
Some new pedals this week from Dr. Z and Caroline guitar company, a couple of cool pedals in from Pedal Genie, and a great question from Drew in Hawaii!
November 17, 2015
Ep. 000051 - It's warm down here so I took my pants off!
Guitar project update! A cool speaker shootout from, and a pretty embarrassing tribute model from Fender.
November 2, 2015
Ep. 000050 - Ton-E 2.0, Australian Edition
Despite this one being a little awkward, we have some cool news from PositiveGrid, Fractal, and Orange!
October 19, 2015
Ep. 000049 - See You In Hell, Ton-E!
How much would you pay for molecular level analysis? $8500? $8600? Well, you're in luck.
October 5, 2015
Ep. 000048 - I'm Back, Baby!
We're back, baby! Time to dive into a couple weeks worth of news stories and talk about building some guitars!
September 21, 2015
Ep. 000047 - What Is The Captive Nut?
This week we're breaking it down for all you guitar babies out there. Beginner stuff! Some quick news from Fender and another fuzz from Devi Ever!
August 21, 2015
Ep. 000046 - Don't Make Fun of My Voice
Please welcome our new co-host, Tony the Tone Control Robot! A few fun things from UAD, Singular Sound and.... PlayStation?
August 10, 2015
Ep. 000045 - You Know It Always Comes Out Good When We Force It
A bunch of stuff from #SNAMM! New pedals from Boss and Earthquaker Devices, the all new Jazz Chorus from Roland, and a wicked collaboration between JHS and Keeley!
July 27, 2015
Ep. 000044 - I Just Went Full Lumbar
Put a polytune on it | Two new delays from MXR and Walrus Audio are up for purchase | Ricky Reilly is here to chat about making music and what kind of guitars we'd buy if we had to start over.
July 13, 2015
Ep. 000043 - I'm DONE With Little Frets
"LIVE" From Ohio! This week we live demo some sweet pedals and talk about all the latest from Line 6, TC Electronic, DOD, and Prisma Guitars!
June 28, 2015
Ep. 000042 - Be Interested Because It's Interesting
You have to deal with our crappy show notes this week. Who knows if you even read them...
June 16, 2015
Ep. 000040 - Wake Up, You Piece of Shit!
AC30! A new (another...) delay from Strymon, A couple of fun pedals from Pedal Genie, and MICROPHONE PLACING ROBOTS!
May 31, 2015
Ep. 000039 - I'm Givin' Ya The Yeti
The JHS Colour Box is here. You know how it's gonna go... Other than that, a totally rad pedal from Chase Bliss, and some SWEET teles made from reclaimed wood!
May 18, 2015
Ep. 000038 - Beer or Gear?
Orange, no.. Marshall...NO, ORANGE! Some pedals from some amp company... New iOS app from Positive Grid, Some rad pedals from Pedal Genie, and some sexy new amps from Orange..NO! MARSHALL! DAMMIT.
May 5, 2015
Ep. 000037 - The Today of Then of Over There
Our dogs should start a band. Cool stuff this week out of Musikmesse! Amps made from old radios, an awesome wearable metronome from Soundbrenner, and a bitchin new amp from Orange!
April 21, 2015
Ep. 000036 - More Than Zero Knobs
What's the name of this show again? Anyway, a sweet wah from Xotic, a new iRig for Android and iOS, some rad pedals from Pedal Genie as always, and you should enter this riff contest!
April 6, 2015
Ep. 000035 - Don't ask me, ask Carlos Santana
This week: The Catalinbread ANTICHTHON! A great new guitar from PRS, Valve Jr mods, and some rad pedals from Pedal Genie!
March 30, 2015
Ep. 000034 - The Phase Controls The Llama
This is the only way to make digital pedals from now on... Some cool stuff from MXR and IsoAcoustics and a really great web tool to help you demo pedals!
March 8, 2015
Ep. 000033 - 2008 Gibson Witchcraft
Friend of the show, Brian joins us to talk about his insane rig, huge strings, and Peavey's recent PR disaster
February 20, 2015
Ep. 000032 - If It's Worth Doing, It's Worth Overdoing
Joel from the band Royale joins us to talk gear and the making of their new album "...As Long As The Money Lasted"
February 5, 2015
Ep. 000031 and a half - Not Available, Maybe March
BONUS EPISODE! We piled up a bunch of cool stuff to talk about from NAMM. What are you most excited to try out?
February 2, 2015
Ep. 000031 - ParkFuzzSoundVintageToneFuzzParkToneFuzzVintageSound….Tone
We start digging into all the latest from NAMM 2015!
January 23, 2015
Ep. 000030 - Gotta Get Back On The Horseman
We're back from the holiday break! It's a new year and our resolution is to make The Tone Control better than ever! This week, great pedals from pedal genie, some cool mobile recording options from Shure, and a great vocal/guitar processor from TC Helicon. HELICON!
January 14, 2015
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