Videos

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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April 8, 2024

HE FINALLY DID IT! w/ David Greeves of Great Eastern FX

In this episode of the Tone Mob Podcast, host Blake Wyland interviews David Greeves from Great Eastern FX. David shares his background as a music journalist and how he fell into writing about equipment from the gear world. He also discusses his journey into pedal design and the challenges he…

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April 1, 2024

Rick Rubin Mindset w/ Markus Reeves of Reeves Electro

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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March 25, 2024

Teaching MILLIONS of People w/ Marty Schwartz

In this episode, Blake interviews Marty Schwartz, 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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March 24, 2024

Guitar Pedal GUTS! (You Are Going To Want To See This)

As guitar pedal enthusiasts, part of the joy is checking out the circuit board layout, and build style of each effects pedal that we buy. A few years back I made this video going over some of my very favorite guitar pedal "guts" for my Instagram, and I thought it…

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March 19, 2024

SHOCK THE FOX!!! (video version)

Tye Tyler (Shock The Fox)shares his journey from the corporate world slinging cell phones to becoming a full time guitar builder. He discusses his background in woodworking and how he got into building guitars. We also go over the importance of sharing the process of guitar building and engaging with…

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March 18, 2024

Not An Alvarez! w/ Driftwood Guitars

In this conversation, Blake interviews Chris and Matt from Driftwood Guitars. This is an EXTREMELY YouTube driven episode. (Thanks Rhett Shull!) As the Driftwood Guitars channel has grown, so has the guitar building business and we talk about their approach, how to balance the guitar building side with the video…

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March 11, 2024

SHOCK THE FOX!!!

Tye Tyler (Shock The Fox)shares his journey from the corporate world slinging cell phones to becoming a full time guitar builder. He discusses his background in woodworking and how he got into building guitars. We also go over the importance of sharing the process of guitar building and engaging with…

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March 10, 2024

How To Get FREE Guitars! (And other gear too!)

How would you like to get free guitars, guitar effects pedals, free guitar amplifiers, and a whole lot more? The road to this being your reality is actually quite simple. But let’s not confuse it being simple, with it being easy! If you are looking for companies to start sending…

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March 6, 2024

Are Behringer Pedals Durable? #guitarpedals #guitareffects

A while back I did some unspeakable things to a Behringer Fuzz Pedal to see how it would hold up. I have to say, for a plastic, cheap guitar pedal, it held up great! You can watch the whole video here. https://youtu.be/nzCy9oFUknM

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March 5, 2024

What Would Childhood YOU Think? #podcast #guitar #guitarpodcast #guitarist

On a recent podcast with Molly Miller we got to discussing what our childhood selves might think about our adult selves. Just a few short years ago, my childhood self probably wouldn’t have considered adult self all that interesting. But because of this podcast, I think the attitude would be…

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March 4, 2024

Scott Strange Returns! (Templo Audio Devices)

In this episode, Blake interviews Scott Strange from Templo Audio Devices. They discuss Scott's traveling lifestyle and the challenges of running a business while constantly on the move. Scott shares his approach to finding the right balance and bringing in help to scale his company. They also talk about the…

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March 4, 2024

"I Didn't Fall In Love With Guitar To Teach" w/ Dr. Molly Miller (video version)

In this conversation, Molly Miller discusses her early start in a family band and her formal education in guitar. She shares her approach to teaching and the importance of balance in her career, which includes performing, teaching, and session work. Molly also talks about her approach to gear and pedals…

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Feb. 27, 2024

Is Clickbait Ok? w/ Landon Bailey (video version)

In this conversation, Blake and Landon discuss their experiences in making that sweet, sweet content. We also talk about our time at Gear Fest and the importance of networking and building relationships in the industry. (Its always good to have buddies!) We also discuss the evolution of YouTube and the…

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Feb. 26, 2024

"I Didn't Fall In Love With Guitar To Teach" w/ Dr. Molly Miller

In this conversation, Molly Miller discusses her early start in a family band and her formal education in guitar. She shares her approach to teaching and the importance of balance in her career, which includes performing, teaching, and session work. Molly also talks about her approach to gear and pedals…

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Feb. 22, 2024

Is Guitar Stuff Expensive? #inflation #guitarpedals #guitarstrings

We’ve all seen the news and have definitely felt it in our pocketbook… inflation has been out of control the last few years. This has most definitely impacted guitars, musical instruments, and accessories as well. Manufacturers saw their components increase around 30% on average (with some components having a 10x…

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Feb. 19, 2024

Alert: Guitars Hit By Inflation Crisis! (Finally?)

Inflation sucks. Nobody wants to see inflation make an impact of their lives, let alone their passion for music and guitars. But the reality is actually something of an open secret in the guitar industry, and you don't have to dig very hard at all to find the facts. Guitar…

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Feb. 19, 2024

Is Clickbait OK? w/ Landon Bailey

Summary In this conversation, Blake and Landon discuss their experiences in making that sweet, sweet content. We also talk about our time at Gear Fest and the importance of networking and building relationships in the industry. (Its always good to have buddies!) We also discuss the evolution of YouTube and…

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Feb. 17, 2024

The Most Famous Guitar Of All Time?

The Red Special, Frankenstein, Trigger, Lucille… All incredibly famous instruments in their own right, but which one is the most famous guitar of all time? I believe if you have to narrow it down to one, single instrument, the title has to go to Willie Nelson’s guitar known as Trigger.…

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Feb. 17, 2024

Portland Oregon’s Best Delay Pedal? The Benson Delay Might Just Be That…

I was fortunate enough to get to mess around with the Benson Amps Delay from its infancy. Way back when it was an analog delay using bucket brigade technology, to the first PT2399 based version. (Which I thought Chris was crazy for, but in the end… he was right!) The…

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