Carters Talk Tone


July 2017

Does my hobby of gear and music make me any less of a Christian?

I’ve sat on this topic for over a year. So if it seems jumbled, it’s because it’s been edited multiple times every few months…

So… I like gear… Playing it. Collecting it. Or whatever other word you can put with gear. Is it really that bad that my hobby and part of my ministries cross paths? Or run parallel depending on how you look at it… I do the research to better my knowledge of the craft and learn how to improve like any other artist from any other medium would. Why are we so different? For example: Why do Continue reading “Does my hobby of gear and music make me any less of a Christian?”

CARTERS TALK TONECAST EPISODE 4 | SUMMER NAMM 2017 RECAP | with special guests Jonathan Diaz, Mark Swartz, and Daniel Shields


Summer NAMM Roundup Part 2

This is part two of our previous post of stuff that stood out.


Delays seemed to be the big thing this year. And as some of you know I was on the hunt for a new delay. JHS brought out a reissue of the Pink Panther, Seymour Duncan had the Andromeda delay, Chase Bliss had the Red Knob Mod Tonal Recall (longer delay time among other things), Walrus Audio and the ARP-87, and Wampler Pedals teased Ultimately I think I’ve decided on the Pink Panther and the ARP-87. Yes two delays… don’t judge…


Pelican Noiseworks and 60 Cycle Hum: The Guitar Podcast teamed up to bring us The 50/50. It’s a stackable DOD 250 circuit with some clipping options. And in my opinion, It sounds better than the original and I’m kind of tempted to pick one up. And I’m not a huge fan of 250s.


The Cusack burrito holder… Genius…


I didn’t get to get my hands on a Serek Bass but we may be getting one in to demo. So fingers crossed on that one. I love the look of their short scale basses. And yes, that is a bass P90 pickup!


Finally got to hear the Plus Sustain pedal for Electric Instruments in person. Pretty cool idea and there’s a lot you can do with it. it even has an effects loop!



Got to see The Gulf from Swindler Effects. Despite it looking like a delay, it’s actually a tap tempo chorus. Yes I was a little in shock too but in a way it makes sense.



I should have written everything or actually recorded my talk with the guy who built this because all i can remember is that the top buttons are pickups on and off, bottom buttons are effects on and off (built in fuzz and two other effects), and the joy stick is volume or tone depending on which way you push it.



And then here’s some other cool stuff from the likes of Hungry Robot Pedals, Porter Guitars, Kauer Guitars, and Hammer Guitars.

Summer Namm 2017 Part 1

This was the first year we actually got to go to Summer NAMM under the Carters Talk Tone name. Which, at least to us, was a big deal. I feel it opened so many doors for us and we hopefully have a few things in the works. I didn’t get as many as I had liked but we made plenty of connections and got info on new products. This post and the next is some of the highlights and things that stood out to me.  Continue reading “Summer Namm 2017 Part 1”

Summer NAMM 2017: Taylor Guitars

Summer NAMM 2017: Walrus Audio ARP-87

Colt is always a hoot to talk to! If you get the chance to meet him at a show, do it!

Summer NAMM 2017: Creation Music Company

Carters Talk Tonecast Episode 3: Ian Rosenthal & METAL!

Carters Talk Tonecast Episode two: Summer Updates

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