Porter Pickups Tone-Cast
The Relic vs Non-Relic Guitar Debate with Derek Paul

The Relic vs Non-Relic Guitar Debate with Derek Paul

October 21, 2021

Youtube guitar man Derek Paul joins episode 84 covering the topic: Relic vs Non-Relic Guitars. We share what we like as well as some of the reactions he's gotten to a recent video about the same topic. We talk through why relics became so popular and why some people try too hard to create authentic ones that just end up looking bad. 

 

Find Derek Paul here: https://www.youtube.com/c/DerekPaulGuitar

Watch the Relic Debate Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTptDErqWVk

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Sean Farley: All Things Guitar Making and Songwriting

Sean Farley: All Things Guitar Making and Songwriting

October 21, 2021

In episode 83 were joined by Sean Farley, a musician who has made it work through guitar building, guitar repair and playing gigs. Sean is a dealer of Porter Pickups and talks through this episode how he got into guitar repair, and what goes into building his instruments. 

 

We touch on his music and why he stresses the importance of playing and writing alongside the rest of his guitar responsibilities. His goals are clear: Do what's in your heart and do whatever you can to make it work!

 

Hear Sean's Music Here: https://soundcloud.com/seanfarleymusic

Visit His Social media Page: https://www.instagram.com/guitarleys/ 

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Pickup Chooser: https://www.porterpickups.com/home/pickup-chooser/ 

”But I read it on the internet!” Navigating the internet guitar gear world

”But I read it on the internet!” Navigating the internet guitar gear world

October 14, 2021

Tone-Cast 82 is a free form episode where we go back and forth on how to navigate the beast that is the internet when searching for info about gear or guitar topics. It can be an endless rabbit hole of a journey when you just want to know about some basic info. 

 

Where can you go for reliable info? Who can you trust? We talk about the good, bad and ugly of the online gear world. 

 

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An Inside Look at Developing Our Guitar Pickups

An Inside Look at Developing Our Guitar Pickups

October 7, 2021

in Tonecast 81 we talk through the process of developing a Porter Pickup models. What goes into the process from idea to releasing to market? What do we look for in tone and concept? What pickups have not made the cut or have been discontinued and why? 

We also talk about a recent batch of videos including our HSS deluxe loaded pickguard.

 

Episode Links

Porter Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/porterpickups

Custom Shop: https://www.porterpickups.com/custom-shop/

 

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Trey Johnson of Tulsa Band & Guitars

Trey Johnson of Tulsa Band & Guitars

September 21, 2021

episode 80 is here! We chat with Trey Johnson, the owner of Tulsa Band and Guitars in Tulsa, OK. 

We talk about him going from employee to owner to surviving these last few years as an independent music store.  We also talk about creating music and even his time as a college mascot, which brings Brian to remember when his car got trashed in Tulsa in the early 2000's

 

Find out more about Tulsa Band Here: https://www.tulsaband.com 

Our new Gold Foils are out! https://www.porterpickups.com/products/pickups/humbucker-pickups/goldfoils/

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The NAMM Show Moves to Summer, Gold Foils and & Pricing Changes

The NAMM Show Moves to Summer, Gold Foils and & Pricing Changes

September 9, 2021

Episode 79 is Jam packed with topics.

We cover the news of the week about the NAMM show moving to next summer. Is that a good thing, or a sign of challenging times in the industry? Will Porter be attending the next show? 

 

We also run through some design concepts and tones of our new Gold Foils which are releasing soon!

 

We end the show with a discussion on price increases and the reasons we implemented a small one recently. 

 

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Our Favorite Guitars To Mod

Our Favorite Guitars To Mod

September 2, 2021

In episode 78, Marco rejoins the show and we catch everyone up on his new roles at Porter. We also talk through some exciting news about the Porter Custom shop. 

In our main topic, we talk through our favorite guitars to mod. we each share three guitars we enjoy overhauling and what we love about them. 

 

See more about the custom shop here: https://www.porterpickups.com/custom-shop/

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Mike Delaney of Delaney Guitars

Mike Delaney of Delaney Guitars

August 31, 2021

In episode 77 Mike from Delaney Guitars joins us for a wide ranging episode of fun guitar topics. We cover everything from what he's been doing to survive running a guitar business for the last year to tone wood resonance, what makes a good guitar and what woods smell like feet and cat pee when you sand them

Check out Delaney Guitars here: https://www.delaneyguitars.com 

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Nick Scout of Scout Guitars

Nick Scout of Scout Guitars

August 6, 2021

Nick Scout from Scout Guitars in Orlando Florida joins the tone cast to talk about his business.

We cover everything from his time as guitar tech for the Blue Man Group, to how he got started in the industry at a banjo factory. We also get his thoughts on what makes a good guitar, the craziest repair he's ever done and where he sees the music industry going from here. 

 

Find more about scout guitars here: http://www.scoutguitars.com/

 

Try our pickup chooser form to find your next set: https://www.porterpickups.com/home/pickup-chooser/ 

Can The Guitar Industry Keep This Up?

Can The Guitar Industry Keep This Up?

July 29, 2021

In episode 75 we discuss some concerning trends in the guitar industry. After a busy year of guitar sales where are we headed next?

Are the wheels coming off? What are we as a business facing and the industry as a whole dealing with currently?

Are delays, supplier price increases and cost of living going to hamper doing business going forward?

Brian Porter shares a few concerning things as we navigate the seas of business for Porter. 

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