The Tone Control

The Tone Control is all about music, guitars, recording, and everything in between. Justin & Derek take you through the latest in music news, gear reviews, and most importantly, TONE! For an entire library of episodes and other cool stuff, head to

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episode 146: Ep. 146 - Get Your Buffers in Order

We're blasting through the questions from last time! 

  1. Cheap vs. Expensive pedals?
  2. Will the pedal craze die down soon? Has it already? Do we need more? 
  3. What popular piece of gear just didn't do the trick for you? 
  4. Offset Fender issues; mostly the bridge. Discuss...



episode 145: Ep 145 - That Sweet, Sweet Charlie Brown Ass

  • Fender Certified Vintage Reverb shop (Stab: Fairfield Unpleasant Surprise)
    • These guitars are from Fender’s vintage vault and are reference guitars for custom shop builds and product lineups
    • 5 strats currently up for sale: ‘54 2-tone burst, ‘57 2-tone burst, ‘65 lake placid blue, ‘65 3-tone burst, ‘65 candy apple red...



episode 144: Ep. 144 - It’s Like a Lightning Bolt Diddlin’ on a Pickup

  • Revv D20 (stab: Walrus Audio Descent)
    • All tube head with Two Notes reactive load and virtual cabs built in
    • 2 6V6, 1 12AX7, switchable from 20 down to 4 watts
    • Reactive Load automatically engages when speaker is not connected
    • Front panel: Gain w/ pull boost, 3 band EQ, volume, headphone out, 6 virtual cabs accessible on the front, or 128 via MIDI
    • Back panel: Built in FX loop, 4/8 Ohm cab out, ground lift, bias...


 2019-09-09  1h13m

episode 143: Ep. 143 - Either I Don’t Know, or Yes

  • Went to see friend-of-the-show Eric play at Pipedream Brewing!
  • TC Electronic Fashback 2 X4 Delay(stab: OBNE Haunt Fuzz)
    • Same form factor as before, but now has 3 MASH switches which are pressure sensitive...


 2019-08-26  1h15m

episode 142: Ep. 142 - With A Presence of Forethought That Is Nothing Short of A Miracle


  • Bodacious Brian’s big, big rigs and also sometimes little rigs too! (stab: RedWitch Empress)
    • Brian mentioned to me that we should do OUR OWN rigs for BBBBRAASLRT
  • Derek: Guitar of choice (leaning towards fender style bodies with Gibson style parts)...


 2019-08-12  1h19m

episode 141: Ep. 141 - The Worst of Both Words: Vibrating My Butt With Very Very Much Loudness


  • Crash! (stab:805)
  • Sold the amp! HX Stomp! Wahoo!  (stab: Apocalypse Fuzz on bass)
  • Righteous Tele! (stab: Wombtone)
    • Demo features all three pickups on a 50W Plexi
  • Reverb to be acquired by Etsy! (stab: KHDK Abyss)
  • Kemper Profiler Stage (stab: Longamp Time Machine)
    • Full blown Kemper Profiler in a floorboard format
    • Kemper head/rack require a foot switcher to change sounds, recall settings, etc
      THIS is a...


 2019-07-29  1h28m

episode 140: Ep. 140 - Sometimes We All Want That Shitty Pizza


  • Derek sold him amp! Kind of… 
  • HX Stomp(stab: OE Revival)
  • Digitech drop update. Standard guitar in an Eb band. (stab: Mathews The Architect)
  • Righteous Tele update (Stab: 805)
  • Gibson update  (stab: JHS Unicorn)
    • They released a statement FINALLY. They acknowledged that this is something they have to do but their tone was all wrong. Too little too late, and the actual statement still didn’t soften things much...


 2019-07-16  1h20m

episode 139: Ep. 139 - It's A Heat Clock!

Ernie Ball VP Jr. (stab: Chicka-wahh)

  • I asked them when this sucker would be out and they said winter 2019. 
  • Gibson’s “Play Authentic” marketing results in them suing Dean (stab: Bogner Wessex)
    • Basically making an example of them 
    • Gibson posted this video, which they later removed. Isn’t Mark Agnesi just the worst?
    • They’re claiming that any copy of one of their design styles or trademarks is “a counterfeit gibson guitar”...


 2019-07-01  1h17m

episode 138: Ep. 138 - They Cut The Guitar Part Off


  • Podcast suggestion: Hit Parade (stab: Sea Foam)
  • New Guitar Day: Fender Special Edition Custom FMT Telecaster (stab: WA Descent)
    • Derek got it on scratch and dent at the local guitar shop! It’s awesome! 
  • Relish Guitars - (stab: Seymour Duncan 805)
    • If Elon Musk started making guitars, this would be it. 
    • These are extremely expensive but super futuristic guitars...


 2019-06-03  1h7m

episode 137: Ep. 137 - $600?! R. Kelly Must Have Peed on it or Something


  • Righteous Tele update (stab: Red Witch Factotum)
  • Instagram questions (stab: Stone Deaf Warp Drive)
    • How many drives is too many? 
    • Channel bound fingerboards, yes or no? From Alex at coppersound 
    • Humbucker or single coil? From Ryan 
  • Played a ton of gigs recently, two of which with a band called Sleepspirit. They’re using Kemper rigs! Let’s talk about that...


 2019-05-20  1h24m