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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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.
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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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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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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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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/
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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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