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Summer Guitar Mod Series and New Gatekeeper H90

Summer Guitar Mod Series and New Gatekeeper H90

June 23, 2022

Tonecast 106 is here! 

We cover some recent shop updates and talk about the upcoming release of the Gatekeeper H90 set. A humbucker sized p90 set new to our Gatekeeper lineup.

Catch the release here: https://www.porterpickups.com/gatekeeper/ 

We also cover some of the summer mod series videos we've been making. Lots of pickup overhauls this summer! 

Fill our our pickup chooser form here for help with your next set of Porters: https://www.porterpickups.com/home/pickup-chooser/ 

 

 

If You Don’t Try You Won’t Know: Lessons in Business Risks

If You Don’t Try You Won’t Know: Lessons in Business Risks

May 20, 2022

Episode 105 is something a little different! Brian Porter dives into the time around 5 years ago when we moved shops and planned to launch a guitar line at the same time. We're nearing the 5 year anniversary of some big moves for Porter. What did we learn? What things can we encourage others to try and maybe not to try? Why is it important to chase dreams and be ok with whatever results? 

 

If you don't try, you'll never know....

 

This is a more raw and open style podcast, we hope you enjoy! 

 

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Chase Bliss Pedals Goes Direct Plus New Gear Day

Chase Bliss Pedals Goes Direct Plus New Gear Day

May 13, 2022

Episode 104 covers some gear industry news this week as Chase Bliss Pedals decides to go direct only for sales. We discuss the move and share how we really see both sides, and how well Chase Bliss handled the communication. We speculate if more builders will go direct or how that will effect things like the NAMM show down the road.  

 

We also share some new gear acquisitions and some stories of recent trips out of country and in the jungles of Hawaii. Find out what exactly happened by listening to the show! 

 

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The Return of Live Music From the Venue Perspective

The Return of Live Music From the Venue Perspective

May 3, 2022

Episode 103 goes in depth on how Extra Mile Arena, a venue with 12,000+ capacity navigated the pandemic and returned to live events. Marketing Director McQ Olsen joins the show to talk through the early days of getting creative and reaching the point of "drawing a line in the sand" to get live shows happening again. We chatted with McQ on episode 72 right in the middle of summer of 2020, so we catch back up from that timeline until now. 

 

Brian and McQ share the excitement that shows are returning as well as the importance of music in all our lives. This was an encouraging and informative conversation. 

 

The Gear Industry and the Economy

The Gear Industry and the Economy

April 26, 2022

Episode 102: The Gear Industry and the Economy.

As the cost of living and economy issues increase, how does the gear industry fit into the equation? How do we as a business adjust to the ever growing list of challenges? After coming off a few years of shut downs, supply chain issues, and cancellations of events what does it look like going forward?

 

Brian Porter jumps on the mic today to talk about how Porter Pickups navigates these new realities. 

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A conversation on Acoustic Guitars and Mental Health with Garrett Gardner

A conversation on Acoustic Guitars and Mental Health with Garrett Gardner

April 5, 2022

In Tone-Cast 101, we're joined by Luthier Garrett Gardner from Stigma Guitars. We break down this conversation into two parts: 

Section 1 is a focus on acoustic guitar making, woods, stories of how he got started and what makes a good guitar. 

Section 2 is a focus on mental health, the story behind the name Stigma guitars and why it's important have conversations about when things aren't going well mentally. We also stress the importance of breaks, having good people around you and more. 

Show Links

https://www.stigmaguitars.com

Porter Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/PorterPickups

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Episode 100! Tube Shortages and Gibsons New Guitar

Episode 100! Tube Shortages and Gibsons New Guitar

March 24, 2022

Episode 100 is finally here! Marco and Brian share some shop updates from Porter as we simulcast for the first time. We cover whats new from the shop, as dive into the tube shortage topic and share our thoughts on Gibsons new Theodore model. 

 

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2022 Products Update for Porter Plus Brian’s New Venture

2022 Products Update for Porter Plus Brian’s New Venture

February 11, 2022

Episode 99 features a general business update from Brian Porter on the future of some Porter products. He dives into business dynamics and shares about the direction of Porter Guitars and Gatekeeper Pickups for 2022. 

He ends the show with a teaser of his new project for this year and some of our latest video highlights. 

 

Catch our latest projects on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/PorterPickups 

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Bitten By The Tele Bug

Bitten By The Tele Bug

February 3, 2022

In episode 98 we discuss all things Telecaster! We talk about some teles we've owned, give a quick run down of our tele pickup lineup, as well as share a new video series we are doing that highlights a tele build.

 

Find our tele pickup models here: https://www.porterpickups.com/products/pickups/tele-pickups/ 

Catch the video build series on our youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/PorterPickups/videos 

Fill Out the Pickup-Chooser Form to find your next set of pickups: https://www.porterpickups.com/home/pickup-chooser/ 

The Impact of Global Supply Chains on our Business

The Impact of Global Supply Chains on our Business

January 10, 2022

Episode 97 is a deep dive into the challenges the supply chains have put on our business. We talk about some ways we've worked to overcome some of them as well as some of the issues it has caused us. 

Marco also issues a challenge to our listeners to send a guitar photo in and see what pickups we might recommend. 

 

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