Porter Pickups Tone-Cast
Talking Strings!

Talking Strings!

October 4, 2022

Tone-cast 113 is all about guitar strings! We talk about what strings we like, the reasons for it and some of our favorite brands. We get into our history with strings and how we've been recently experimenting with gauges and other string related things. 


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


Meet The Porter Pickups Crew: Winder and Tech Manager Ben Eden

Meet The Porter Pickups Crew: Winder and Tech Manager Ben Eden

September 15, 2022

Ben Eden, Master Winder and multi-talented builder at Porter joins the show so we can get to know him better! Ben talks about all things winding pickups, his average weekly roles in the shop and what else he does when not working at Porter. 


Ben and Brian share stories of the early Porter shop and more in this "get to know you" episode. 


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

YouTube Guitar Recording and Demo Making with Derek Paul

YouTube Guitar Recording and Demo Making with Derek Paul

August 29, 2022

Derek Paul, a Youtube reviewer joins us for episode 111 to cover a wide range of topics including:

  • What makes a good guitar video?
  • His favorite Gear
  • Youtube Trolls
  • His Desert Island Rig

Derek Ends the show asking us how we got started and Brian shares some of the early stories of Porter Pickups

Check out Derek's Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/DerekPaulGuitar 

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

Zac DelVecchio

Zac DelVecchio

August 5, 2022

Episode 110 is here! Marco and Brian star the show with some thoughts on bad guitars and if they are worth keeping or not. We also talk about some new custom shop releases and the new mystery strat set. 

We jump into a wide range of topics with Zac on everything from the state of NAMM to how people are adjusting and adapting in the Pedal and Gear Industry. Zac end the show asking us about a few things! 

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

Video of the new strat set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHsidxQG_24&lc=UgyM0XO72Qa7v9bDAYd4AaABAg 


Zach Broyles of Mythos Pedals

Zach Broyles of Mythos Pedals

July 28, 2022

Episode 109 features and interview with Zach from Mythos pedals. Brian starts the show with a reverb/ebay guitar flipper rant and we also discuss a new strat set we're working on. 

We then get into the interview with Zach by talking about his first guitar, how he got into pedals and finish with a conversation on the Mythos pickups we wind for them. We finish with Zach asking us a few questions on guitar tones we like. 


Show Links

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

New Strat Set Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHsidxQG_24&t=18s 

Mythos Pickups Video with Rhett Shull: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdfbJuofW5k&t=1s 

Mythos Website: https://mythospedals.com 



Matt from Artinger Guitars

Matt from Artinger Guitars

July 19, 2022

Episode 108 features an interview with the supremely talented Matt Artinger of Artinger Guitars. Matt shares with us some stories on how he got started with some early encouragement from Chris Martin or Martin Guitars. We also get into what elements make a good guitar including guitar woods and pickup talk!


Show Links:

We also talk about the new Gatekeeper H90 Humbucker sized P90 release. Check those out here: https://www.porterpickups.com/gkp-h90/

Find out about Matts Guitars here: http://www.artingerguitar.com

Fill Out The Pickup Chooser Form Here: https://www.porterpickups.com/home/pickup-chooser/ 


Guitar Ramblings: Juniors, $$$ guitars, and the Modders Curse!

Guitar Ramblings: Juniors, $$$ guitars, and the Modders Curse!

July 7, 2022

Episode 107 is a collection of our most recent gear discussions. We get into our love for Les Paul Jr's, Talk about expensive guitars we like but would probably never own and end the show with the curse of modding guitars - there's always work to do!

Fill out our chooser form here: https://www.porterpickups.com/home/pickup-chooser/ 

Check out the Porter Custom Shop offerings here: https://www.porterpickups.com/custom-shop/ 

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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