The Tone Mob Podcast

The year was 2015. Show host Blake Wyland intended to start a podcast where he took a deep dive with his guests from the guitar world to explain their rigs. What happened was that, but also a whole lot more. The show quickly evolved into discussions about people's lives. Guitars, pedals, amps, etc. are the central hub of the show, but it really is more about the PEOPLE behind all of it. Both the musicians who use the gear, and the folks that create these magical tools of expression. You can expect chats about songwriting, favorite bands, family, loss, addiction, conspiracy theories, philosophy, and most of all....... food. This podcast goes all over the place. Come take a ride.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h10m. Bisher sind 335 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 16 days 14 hours 37 minutes


episode 335: With Our Powers Combined! w/ Scott from Stringjoy & Sean from Gunstreet

This episode is definitely something different! On this one you are getting something a little different. Today Sean Arbow of Gunstreet and Scott Marquart of Stringjoy are on the podcast to announce that Stringjoy and Gunstreet are officially teaming up! This is something that we've all been working on behind the scenes on this merger for a very long time, so it is very exciting to finally have this out in the world...



episode 334: Quitting The Fender Custom Shop w/ Carlos Lopez of Castedosa Guitars

Carlos Lopez has a fascinating story. On this episode we explore how his extreme level of focus have guided him through his career. From his early days in East LA as a boxer, to attending Musician's Institute, getting a job a Fender Musical Instruments, becoming a freaking MASTER BUILDER in the Fender Custom Shop... and then heading out on his own adventure with Castedosa Guitars. It is a fantastic story of hard work, perseverance, and independence...



episode 333: Journey Through Gear w/ Steve Pedulla of Thursday

Thursday is an absolutely incredible and influential band so you can imagine how excited I was to sit down and talk with guitarist Steve Pedulla for this very special episode of the podcast. On this episode we dive into Steve's gear journey in a very extensive way. Starting with his Gibson SG, and landing in Telecaster land. We really went down the rabbit hole of his guitar pedal choices, his digital/tube based hybrid rig of today, and a whole lot more...



episode 332: "I Thought I Was Dying" w/ Jo Braga of Pedal Playhouse

Jo Braga is the insanely talented and very hard working creator behind the YouTube channel Pedal Playhouse. It is one of the most entertaining and unique viewing experiences in the guitar gear content world. What started out as a very light and bouncy episode took a very unexpected turn when Jo told me her full story. That said, her insane positivity and bubbly personality somehow still managed to generate laughs while we walked down a fairly dark path momentarily...



episode 331: You Can't Poop On A Tour Bus?! (Dewey of The Peer Pleasure Podcast)

On this very special video episode of the podcast I invited my friend Dewey Halpaus of The Peer Pleasure Podcast to the Shred Shed for a TWO HOUR conversation of epic proportions. We intended on this being a recap of our podcast lives in 2022, and we definitely got into how things are changing for his podcast, as well as my own...



episode 329: You Want To Listen To This One (Blake & KO Talk To Eddie Martinez)

This episode is absolutely insane! Big KO and I sit down with the guitar legend Eddie Martinez for one of the most epic chats in the history of this show. Whether you know it or not, you have almost certainly heard Eddies guitar playing. The tracks are too numerous to list, but some names include RUN DMC, Meatloaf, Mick Jagger, Patti LaBelle, and many more...


 2022-12-20  1h15m

Music Heals w/ Mo Tedder

Mo Tedder is a songwriter from Nashville, TN who has an extremely interesting story! I met her on one of my plane rides back home from Nashville, and we talked for basically the entire flight. Once she told me about her work with Healing Heartstrings, I knew I had to get her on the podcast. She takes people in the their darkest moments and helps them write and create songs to help them manage their pain. It's truly an incredible story and I think you are going to enjoy this conversation...


 2022-12-13  1h7m

episode 327: Chris Gill (Guitar World Magazine)

Chris Gill has worked in the music industry in many different capacities over the years, but is most well known for his long tenures at Guitar Player & Guitar World Magazines. He has interviewed the most famous guitarists on the planet hundreds of times, (Eddie Van Halen, Jeff Beck, Billy Gibbons etc.) collected hundreds of pieces of gear, did artist management at Boardwalk Records, and just generally has had a fascinating career...


 2022-12-05  1h9m

episode 326: A Different Kind Of Music Job w/ Dan & Krystal (Warm Audio & Audio-Technica)

Today I am talking to Dan and Krystal from a company called Online Marketing. (No it isn't necessarily THAT kind of online marketing). They hold a rather unique position in the musical instruments market that I do not think most people have considered or are even aware exists. We talk about what that is, what the purpose of the company is and go over some products from a couple of the brands that they represent...


 2022-11-28  53m

episode 325: Street Mosh Pits w/ Jon Orc of Hemorage

Hemorage are a San Francisco based band who have made a name for themselves by performing heavy thrash metal out of their van. They just pull up outside of a venue (oftentimes venues that refused to book them) and rip a fantastic set right in the street. We talk about the philosophy behind this process, what their rigs look like, the goals for the band and a whole lot more! Check out the band at their website...


 2022-11-21  1h6m