Videos

July 15, 2024

Taking A Knee & Serving The Song (An Interview With Travis Stever of Coheed & Cambria)

On this very special episode of The Tone Mob Podcast I sat down with my new buddy Travis Stever of Coheed & Cambria and L.S. Dunes! It turned out absolutely wonderful and Travis even let me share some of his music with you that most people have not heard! We…

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July 15, 2024

Travis Stever of Coheed & Cambria and L.S. Dunes

On this very special episode of The Tone Mob Podcast I sat down with my new buddy Travis Stever of Coheed & Cambria and L.S. Dunes! It turned out absolutely wonderful and Travis even let me share some of his music with you that most people have not heard! We…

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July 8, 2024

Repairing Stuff For The Hells Angels? w/ Jayce Levi of "World Famous" Repairland

Jayce Levi is the owner of The "World Famous" Repairland down in Indio California. His videos have absolutely exploded in the last few years and it's not hard to see why. He is an extremely skilled repair tech, but his videos also showcase his comedic sensibilities and wholesome approach to…

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July 1, 2024

Convenience Is a Conduit for Creativity w/ Dante Frisiello

"It's very painful for my wallet to be a musician and not a lawyer." - Dante Frisiello This conversation is very much based around finding whatever it is that you love. Dante delivers a very, very empowering message about this on this episode and you do not want to miss…

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June 25, 2024

I don’t usually riff in Standard tuning…

STANDARD TUNING IS FOR CHUMPS! Not really, but I have been playing heavy riffs in lower tunings for quite some time now. In fact down tuning has been my “go to” for playing for quite some time now. But today I plugged into the Origin Effects Halcyon Green OD and…

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June 24, 2024

Are You Down To Clown? w/ Cassandra & Clark of AmpRx

We have got a good one for you this week! Clark and Cassandra from AmpRx (the makers of BrownBox) share the story of how they met on stage in Nashville as professional musicians, and eventually how they came to run the company. It is definitely not a traditional route to…

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June 18, 2024

"Rick Rubin Mindset" w/ Markus Reeves of Reeves Electro (video version)

Markus Reeves from Reeves Electro returns to the podcast! On this episode we discuss how business has changed since he first started, and how his daughter is now building pedals full time as well! We also dig into some rather exciting new adventures that are happening with the progress of…

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June 18, 2024

"My parents don't know that part..." (Mike Cole Video Interview)

I know that you love guitar, but have you ever loved guitar so much that caused you to get a .9 GPA? Or were you ever voted "3rd most whipped" by your friends? (But not to a significant other, but to GUITAR?) Mike Cole suddenly fell in love with guitar…

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June 17, 2024

Cooking Meth & Chasing Chickens w/ Jack Brunson of Jack's Guitarcheology

On today's episode I'm talking to Jack Brunson, the founder and owner of one the country's raddest guitar stores in the country, Jack's Guitarcheology. We dive right into his story and Jack shares his journey from growing up in rural Kentucky, to working at Mario Guitars and eventually starting his…

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June 12, 2024

What Is In The Box? (I hope it’s tubes!)

I have been wanting to have a go at the @RevvAmps G20 for quite some time and today is that day! I plugged in my Grez Baritone Mendocino and got to sludging around. This little amp is crazily impressive. I have not even started messing with IRs yet. These sounds…

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June 10, 2024

Sweaty Ole Stevie w/ Phillip Carter of The 40 Watt Podcast

This week I have a long overdue episode out for you with my dude Phillip Carter from The 40 Watt Podcast. Phillip and I have recorded on numerous occasions on both his show, and as guests on The Guitar Nerds. So I actually knew Phillip's personality pretty well, but what…

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June 7, 2024

The Best Bass Guitar Plugin?

I’m primarily a guitarist, one who often tunes down a lot, but still not quite a bassist. That said, I’ve found the need for bass more and more often on my projects and I’ve grown less and less found of farming that out. Enter the new Mixwave x Ashdown ABM…

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June 3, 2024

"My parents don't know that part..." w/ Mike Cole

I know that you love guitar, but have you ever loved guitar so much that caused you to get a .9 GPA? Or were you ever voted "3rd most whipped" by your friends? (But not to a significant other, but to GUITAR?) Mike Cole suddenly fell in love with guitar…

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May 27, 2024

What Bass Amp To Buy? w/ Joe Branton of Guitar Nerds

The Mighty Joe Branton has returned to The Tone Mob Podcast! It is a happy occasion indeed! On this episode, Joe and Blake talk about the evolution of their podcasts and the importance of newer creators finding a niche. (Joe drops some good wisdom on that particular point). Somehow the…

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May 20, 2024

Musical Meditation w/ Mike Love

Mike Love shares his journey as a musician and how he got into live looping. He talks about the importance of being present and connected with the audience during performances. He also discusses the role of meditation in his music and how it helps him stay focused and centered. Michael…

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May 14, 2024

PHILLIP MCKNIGHT Part 2 (sort of)

Once in a while the Patrons of this podcast tell me that one of the bonus episodes NEEDS to be released publicly, and when Phil McKnight came on late last year that happened again! I received a bunch of messages telling me that this bonus episode should NOT be behind…

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May 6, 2024

Are Bass Players More Important? w/ Mr. Glyn of Mr. Glyn's Pickups

Are bass players actually more important than guitarists? Do we need to thin out our guitar sound? Do thru-hole pedals sound better than SMT based guitar effect technology? Can you play music using a saw blade? On this episode Blake and Mr Glyn discuss their current projects and collaborations. We…

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April 29, 2024

Marcos Curiel of P.OD. (Yes, that P.O.D.)

I imagine that you have probably heard a song called Youth Of A Nation? Well Marcos definitely gets into the story around that song! We start off with a HEAVY dose of nostalgia with Blake telling the story of "P.O.D. on the Pepsi. box" and Marcos diving into some San…

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April 22, 2024

"Scared Myself Into Doing Music" w/ Jon Deiley of Northlane

In this conversation, Blake interviews Jon Deiley from Northlane about his journey in music. They discuss topics such as starting a band, the challenges of pursuing a career in music, and the evolution of their gear and recording techniques. Jon shares his experiences with different studios, amps, and effects pedals,…

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April 18, 2024

Are My Guitar Strings Too Short?

If you have a guitar with an extra long scale length, or maybe a reverse headstock or something that requires extra string length… Don’t let it alarm you if the wound portion of the string doesn’t make it to the tuning peg. The winds are locked in and will not…

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April 16, 2024

Conversations With Marty Schwartz, Molly Miller, and Nick Loux (of The JHS Show)

This is a stream of some seriously epic conversations I had with some extremely rad individuals. Molly Miller is a professor of guitar, an amazing player and as it turns out... a fantastic conversationalist as well! Marty Schwartz has probably taught more students how to play guitar that just about…

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April 16, 2024

The Tone Mob Live Stream

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April 15, 2024

Is The Internet All Bad? w/ Matt of Mule Resophonic Guitars

In this conversation, Blake and Matt Eich discuss the growth of Mule Resonator Guitars and the development of the Mavis guitar. (The first wooden Mule guitar build!) We explore the importance of unique sounds and the balance between innovation and expression in instrument design. We also discuss the unique experience…

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April 9, 2024

This Man has Taught MILLIONS of People (Marty Schwartz Video Interview)

In this episode, Blake interviews @MartyMusic , a renowned guitar teacher and one of the first music instructors on YouTube. Marty shares his journey of becoming a successful guitar teacher and the early adoption of YouTube for teaching guitar lessons. He discusses the impact of Guitar Hero on teaching classic…

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