The Fretwire Podcast

Interview's with the people making and distributing the coolest guitar related gear today, as well as commentary and reports on the state of the industry and other stuff that guitar and bass fanatics might find interesting.
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Jun 2, 2016

Hi again!  Today's guest is Ben Hinz of Dwarfcraft Devices.  Ben is a fellow Wisconsinite who makes really weird, cool, crazy...  musical "Devices" that bend and break your sound in a musical way.

Ben is a your classic "Midwestern" I need something so I'll build it myself kind of person, but he took that idea and made it into an extremely cool little company with some awesome pedals and Eurorack devices.  

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May 15, 2016

This week we are talking to Dean Birdsong From Warehouse Guitar Speaker aka WGS.


Dean is a speaker industry veteran with a passion for helping guitarist find "their" speaker.  Dean even braves the guitar gear forums to learn and discuss speakers with guitarists even though he's not a player himself.

He share a vast amount of information about speakers and how they are manufactured and shared some details on a new "ala cart" custom order speaker project that he's helped bring to market at WGS.


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Apr 29, 2016

The man, the myth...  The Doctor.  Not Who, but Z!


This is a super sized episode and is a lot of fun to listen to.


Mike was a really high energy guest, enthusiastic and fun.  He loves what he does and what he does is make great amps!


Mike also had a lot of stories about his friend, the legendary Ken Fisher, the designer of Trainwreck amps who passed away a few years ago, and how Ken collaborated with him to help create some of Z's best know amps.  Including Brad Paisley's Z Wreck!  The good Dr. also talks about some of his other high profile clients, like Joe Walsh and Steve Miller.


To learn more about Dr.Z check out his website


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Apr 15, 2016

Welcome back again!  

Today we are talking with Steve Carr from Carr Amps.  Carr amps are one of the earlier boutique amp builders to hit the market and Steve shares a lot of information about his amps and about the character of classic amplifiers.

Steve has a fantastic website with A LOT of information, video links and demos of his products.  You can find it at


He also has a Youtube channel loaded with even more videos that you can find here:


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Mar 12, 2016

This episode is a in informative interview with Daniel Klein of Port City Amps.  Daniel and his staff make Amps, Pedals and highly engineered ported cabs that defy your expectations that so much great tone can come from such small rigs.  Daniel is a real gentleman and was a lot of fun to chat with before, during and after the recording.

Check out his website at and/or find him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms too!  You can check out their great looking gear and check out their stable of artists, which will impress you as much as the designs will.

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