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/
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!
Don't forget to fill out the pickup chooser form here for help finding your next set of pickups: https://www.porterpickups.com/home/pickup-chooser/
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!
Fill out our pickup chooser for some help finding your next set of pickups: https://www.porterpickups.com/home/pickup-chooser/
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.
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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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.
Porter Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/PorterPickups
Pickup Chooser Form: https://www.porterpickups.com/home/pickup-chooser/
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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