December 2016

Articles by John Bohlinger

Copping Kid Rock

September 18, 2009
John Bohlinger''s last minute gig results in an all-night recording session to nail a Kid Rock song
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The Bass-ics

August 19, 2009
Want to succeed at bass? Be ok with playing simple.
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The Art of the Dumb Guitar

July 22, 2009
Ever wonder why TV music always seems to consist of simple riffs rather than complicated, intricate melodies? John Bohlinger clues us in to the reasons why.
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Just Wood and Wire

June 17, 2009
Simplifying your gigs by going acoustic
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A Race to the Bottom

May 20, 2009
At an outdoor bluegrass jam in Indiana I saw a woman in her late eighties, a friend of my wife, playing an honest-to-God, prewar Martin D45. I asked her if
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Legends & Lyrics

April 21, 2009
Working with legendary songwriter, Lamont Dozier and Justin Hayward
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Witnessing Evolution

March 18, 2009
A look at how the internet has changed distribution for guitarists and other artists
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Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow

February 16, 2009
Like that little sensation you call hearing? Then protect your ears.
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Fun With Torture

January 15, 2009
Practical jokes to drive your bandmates crazy
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Chet Ties It All Together

November 17, 2008
Those seemingly useless riffs might just come back to you when you need them the most.
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Romanticizing the Drug Musician Mythos

October 15, 2008
Drugs and rock n''roll don''t have to go hand-in-hand
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Review: Hahn Model 228

September 15, 2008
Hahn''s 228 is a twangy Tele for the boutique crowd
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Quit Playing Guitar

September 4, 2008
Playing the same licks over and over? Read this.
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The Surreal McCoys - A Dose of Reality on Reality TV

September 1, 2008
This month, Sideman Survival columnist John Bohlinger takes us behind the scenes of his latest reality TV project.
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Let Your Freak Flag Fly

July 14, 2008
How being different can be exactly what a producer needs
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What Happened to Eddie's Tone?

June 15, 2008
Staring down the terrifying black-hole of over-tweaking.
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Stepping Out on Your Main Squeeze

May 15, 2008
How changing up your arsenal can stimulate your brain
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Big Gigs with Strangers

April 9, 2008
John Bohlinger lands a gig on an HDNet concert, and takes us along for the ride.
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Fear of Flying

March 11, 2008
Don''t let airline damage happen to you!
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Review: TC Electronic Nova Reverb

February 29, 2008
The NR-1 cuts through the mud
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