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Articles by John Bohlinger

Last Call: Space Is Music, Too

June 17, 2019
Think about playing guitar as a communication device in a larger conversation.
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First Look: Henry Amplification SRT+

June 17, 2019
The sounds of a rare but potent little Vox live again in this EL84-driven overachiever.
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Rig Rundown: Judas Priest

June 5, 2019
Watch the pioneering British heavy metal band share the stories and secrets behind the gear that’s banged heads for 50 years and sold over 50 million records.
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First Look: MXR Carbon Copy Mini

June 1, 2019
PG goes from rockabilly slapback to freakout oscillation to properly test out the itty-bitty edition of the popular green delay.
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Rig Rundown: The Tallest Man on Earth

May 29, 2019
Take a look at how Kristian Matsson, one of Sweden’s most enigmatic songwriters, crafts layers of sonic magic with a handful of open tunings and a pile of pedals.
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First Look: Gibson SG Modern

May 21, 2019
We take the maple-capped, ’bucker-splitting, ebony-boarded 24-fretter for a spin, PG-style!
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Last Call: Find Your Purpose

May 19, 2019
If My Little Pony can make life more meaningful, why not playing guitar?
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Rig Rundown: Gary Clark Jr. & Eric Zapata [2019]

May 1, 2019
Check out the gear used by the current king of soulful R&B-laced blues-rock and his longtime guitar foil.
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First Look: Fender Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster

April 29, 2019
Watch John Bohlinger use and abuse the guitar god's signature Tele that's based on a '59 that was gifted to him from Jeff Beck and helped build Led Zeppelin I.
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First Look: Kay Barney Kessel K6700V Artist

April 22, 2019
Watch John Bohlinger try out the revamped, reintroduced signature model designed for the jazz guitar giant.
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Last Call: An Unofficial Limited Etymology of Music Terms

April 19, 2019
Some handy definitions for cool cats who gig—and civilians.
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Rig Rundown: Tab Benoit

April 17, 2019
The self-confessed reluctant guitarist shows off the vintage Teles and signature combos that power his bayou blues.
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First Look: Martin OM-28 Modern Deluxe

April 15, 2019
Watch John Bohlinger enjoy his initial jam session on the acoustic icon's newest orchestra model that blends old-world craftsmanship with modern upgrades for maximum fingerstyle playability and tone.
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First Look: PRS Paul's Guitar & SE Paul's Guitar

April 8, 2019
We compare and contrast the affordable and upscale versions of the signature axe for the man behind the Maryland gear outfit.
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Axes & Artifacts: Gibson ’58 & ’61 ES-335 & ’60 ES-330

April 4, 2019
Hear and learn about the surprising differences between these three classic axes of yore.
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First Look: Fender '62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition

March 28, 2019
Witness John Bohlinger try a '50s Strat, a Gibson Vegas, and a Filter'Tron-loaded Gretsch to demo the classic-designed, tremolo-rich combo for country music's outlaw superstar.
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Rig Rundown: Jake E. Lee

March 27, 2019
The 6-string lycanthrope behind Ozzy’s Bark at the Moon shares the blisteringly loud setup used to power his new band, Red Dragon Cartel.
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First Look: Taylor Grand Pacific Builder's Edition 717

March 21, 2019
John Bohlinger flatpicks bluegrass, strums cowboy chords, and even thumbpicks the Peanuts theme as he tries out Andy Powers' newest body style with the company's proprietary V-Class bracing.
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Rig Rundown: Brothers Osborne

March 20, 2019
Country music’s leading guitar tandem shows us how they mix vintage axes and boutique pedals with high-powered amps and just a little bit of digital magic.
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First Look: Marshall SV20C Studio Vintage

March 18, 2019
PG's lovable picker John Bohlinger uses the Page formula (Les Paul and Tele) to test out the new 1x10 combo based on a heralded stadium-filling 1959 Super Lead.
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