The Gear Fiends Podcast
By DJ Mackey, Beardo
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The Gear Fiends Podcast is all about music gear and the people that use it. Your hosts DJ Mackey and Beardo get into marvelous discussions about a variety of different gear topics. They talk about guitars, recording, DJ stuff, live sound, post production, vintage gear, swap meet finds, and much more with some of the industry's best artists, engineers, DJ's, producers, and techs.
||ExplicitEpisode #013 – Stonerokk & Graham Funke - The Gear Fiends Podcast||On episode 13 DJ Mackey sits down with Stonerokk and Graham Funke to talk about the evolution of DJ’ing and how technology has changed the art form. Known collectively as The Captains of The Industry, these two legends tell us about the gear they star||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #012 – Gibson USA - The Gear Fiends Podcast||On episode #012 DJ Mackey and Beardo plug in some vintage 1983 Gibson Les Paul’s and talk about the recent announcement that Gibson has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. They put a positive spin on the story while jamming on some improvised blues and||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #011 – NAMM 2018 - The Gear Fiends Podcast||On episode #011 DJ Mackey and Beardo reunite at the 2018 NAMM Show, which was held January 25th-28th in Anaheim California. Featuring interviews with BAE Audio, Shure, QSC Audio, Tour Supply INC, Hal Henkel, Maxine from Minus Light, Phase DJ,||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #010 – Paul Grundman - The Gear Fiends Podcast||On episode #010 we talk with mastering engineer Paul Grundman from Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios. Paul tells us about how he got started in music, how his father Bernie helped pioneer the business, the custom equipment that makes BG mastering stand.||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #009 – Matt Melner - The Gear Fiends Podcast||On episode #009 we finally get into some talk about DJ gear with our guest Matt Melner. Matt is a backline technician and teleprompter operator for Wiz Khalifa. He has also worked with Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid, NAS, Dr. Dre, Kid Kudi, The Game,||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #008 – Hal Henkel and The Guitar Biz - The Gear Fiends Podcast||On episode #008 we are joined by guest host Hal Henkel to talk all about the history and current state of the electric guitar business. Hal gives us some insider knowledge about why Gibson shut down their Memphis factory,||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #007 – Trades & Fixes - The Gear Fiends Podcast||On this episode the guys make a gear trade with each other involving guitar pedals and a Shure SM58. Beardo tries to fix Mackey’s Neumann microphone. The Ampex MM 1200 24 trk tape machine from the Record Plant gets explored.||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #006 – Mark Loughman (BAE) Audio - The Gear Fiends Podcast||On episode 006 we interview Mark Loughman owner of BAE Audio. Mark tells us about the history of the company, including how he went from being an intern, to eventually buying the business. He also goes into detail about what makes BAE so good as well a.||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #005 – Combo Amps - The Gear Fiends Podcast||On this episode the guys catch up with each other and talk about Beardo's 1974 Fender Princeton Reverb amp. He just recently re-capped the amp along with a pair of Ampex MX 35 tube mixers. They also delve into their love for Peavey,||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #004 – Dave Aron - The Gear Fiends Podcast||On episode #004 we interview Dave Aron, who is a multi-platinum recording engineer, live and studio mixer, record producer, and musician. Some of his past clients include 2 Pac, Snoop Dogg, Sublime, Wu-Tang Clan, Prince, Nate Dogg, Perry Farrell,||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
My gateway to the world of gear
The enthusiasm which Beardo and Mackey share for the machine side of music is contagious. Whether sticking to a theme (Hendrix in ep. 1) or just chatting about swap meets and old equipment (ep. 2), this is a cool podcast that will expose you to a ton regarding gear. Looking forward to the next episode, and, Beardo, thanks for the mention of Voidz 2!
The Gear Fiends!
Great Podcast with two outstanding musicians, giving The Who's and what's in gear! Perfect for the newcomer like me who doesn't know much about gear, it's very helpful, looking forward to hearing what they talk about next. Much Love!
Best gear music podcast!
A must listen, for any musician or gear fiend!