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First Look: Wooly Coats Spanky Mk II

October 16, 2017
We fire up tone scientist Jamie Scott's latest 6V6-powered 1x12 with "HybridMaster" volume.
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First Look: Fender '64 Custom Deluxe Reverb

September 25, 2017
John Bohlinger grabs four of his favorite guitars to see how this "new" combo purrs and snarls.
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First Look: Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe

September 11, 2017
The Last Call columnist shows how this new delay can go from tight rockabilly slapback to trippy-hippy pysch-out sounds.
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First Look: Hahn 112

September 4, 2017
The Lee Brice sideman has a go with luthier Chihoe Hahn's latest 6-string that is a fresh take on familiar concepts.
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First Look: Orange Fur Coat Fuzz

August 28, 2017
The guitar guy has a go with the gnarly octave fuzzbox that's loosely based on the old Foxx Tone Machine from the '70s.
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First Look: ValveTrain Thunderball

August 21, 2017
The guitar nut has a bash with a tube-rectified recreation of the classic Valvco Thunderbolt.
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First Look: Epiphone Les Paul SL

August 14, 2017
PG's John Bohlinger tries out the sleek ride that streets for under 100 bones.
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First Look: Mesa/Boogie Rosette 300 / Two:Eight Acoustic Combo

July 24, 2017
PG's John Bohlinger tries out the new amp with a flattop, mandolin, dobro, and electric guitar.
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First Look: Supro Neptune

July 10, 2017
John Bohlinger hops off the tour bus and has an impromptu jam with the new 2x12 combo.
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First Look: Martin 0-18

July 3, 2017
John Bohlinger has his initial dance with the acoustic torchbearer's newest flattop.
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First Look: Boss MS-3

June 26, 2017
John Bohlinger unboxes and tries out the pedal giant's new-concept pedalboard that combines their proprietary multi-effects engine and multi-pedal switcher in one small, dedicated unit.
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First Look: Keeley Compressor Plus

June 19, 2017
PG's John Bohlinger has a bash with the mod scientist's new 4-knob squeeze box.
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First Look: Gibson Modern Double Cut Standard

June 12, 2017
Watch John Bohlinger's initial cruise with the guitar giant's decidedly untraditional new 6-string.
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First Look: HeadRush Pedalboard

June 5, 2017
PG's axeman extraordinaire gets familiar with the power of the new floor-based modeling unit featuring Eleven Rack HD software.
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First Look: EarthQuaker Devices Erupter

May 22, 2017
Watch John Bohlinger take Jamie Stillman & co.'s new fuzz for a spin.
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First Look: Titan Guitars KR1

May 8, 2017
Check out John Bohlinger having his initial jam session with the new guitar designed by luthier Doug Kauer.
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First Look: Vox MV50 AC

May 1, 2017
Watch John Bohlinger play and offer up his initial thoughts on this powerful little Brit-toned head.
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First Look: J. Rockett Audio Designs Rockaway Archer

April 17, 2017
John Bohlinger rocks and rolls with Steve Stevens' new signature boost/EQ pedal.
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First Look: Carvin Legacy Drive VLD1

April 10, 2017
PG's John Bohlinger enjoys his first dance with Steve Vai's new signature preamp pedal.
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First Look: Taylor Academy Series 10e

March 6, 2017
John Bohlinger takes his initial test drive with Taylor's new affordable dreadnought.
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