November 2018

Articles by John Bohlinger

What Bohlinger Plays: Open-String Triplet in G

November 13, 2018
Here’s how to play an impressive triplet-based run that combines ringing open strings with hybrid picking.
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Last Call: The Appeal of Dweedly-Dweedly

November 12, 2018
Repetitive patterns are part of a guitarist’s vocabulary, but they don’t tell the full story.
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Rig Rundown: Lynyrd Skynyrd [2018]

October 31, 2018
The Southern rock guitar army of cofounder Gary Rossington and longtimers Rickey Medlocke and Mark Matejka tells the stories behind their vintage guitars, high-powered amps, and classic approach to tone.
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First Look: Carr Telstar

October 29, 2018
John Bohlinger uses a trio of guitars (a Gretsch Black Falcon, a '60s Tele, and a humbucker-loaded Kiesel) to test this interesting combo that pairs 6L6 and EL84 output tubes.
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First Look: Tone King Sky King

October 22, 2018
John Bohlinger challenges this 6L6-powered combo with P-90s, single-coils, and humbuckers to see what luscious tones are lurking in this beaut.
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Rig Rundown: Shakey Graves

October 17, 2018
The Austin singer-songwriter generates a retro-hip vibe with ’60s-style guitars, small-but-mighty amps, and a pair of pedalboards.
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Last Call: Trust Me or Fire Me

October 16, 2018
In music, movies, and maybe even life, a little faith in skill and talent makes for a better result.
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First Look: Marshall Origin 50C

October 11, 2018
Guitarist John Bohlinger uses a '60s Strat, '50s goldtop, and a dual-humbucker Kiesel to hear the various tonal flavors residing in the British rock box.
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Rig Rundown: Ben Harper and Jason Mozersky

October 3, 2018
Get inside the sounds of one of the most revered slide players on the planet as he goes deep on lap steels, his philosophy on tone, and his mythical Dumbles.
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First Look: Electro-Harmonix Triangle Big Muff Pi

October 1, 2018
Watch the Review Demo maestro battle the monster fuzz with guitars—new and old—loaded with single-coils, 'buckers, and P-90s.
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First Look: 2019 Gibson Les Paul Standard

September 24, 2018
John Bohlinger plays through various settings on the new gussied-up, classic-looking singlecut that has a few dip switches and push-pull pots up its sleeve.
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Last Call: Maybe This Gig Is Not for You

September 13, 2018
A takeaway from the saga of Stevie Ray Vaughan and David Bowie.
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First Look: EarthQuaker Devices Aqueduct

August 29, 2018
Witness John Bohlinger get trippy-hippy with the new ridiciuosly wonderful wobble box from EQD's lead wizard Jamie Stillman.
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First Look: Mesa/Boogie Fillmore 50

August 23, 2018
John Bohlinger straps on guitars new and old to test out the new 1x12 combo built with 6L6s and a lush, tube-driven reverb.
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Rig Rundown: Joe Bonamassa [2018]

August 22, 2018
One of blues-rock’s biggest draws walks us through his staggering setup of Dumbles and signature tweed combos, holy grail Les Pauls and Fenders, and just a handful of off-the-rack pedals.
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Axes & Artifacts: Rick Turner Model 1 Lindsey Buckingham Prototype

August 21, 2018
John Bohlinger plugs in the one-of-a-kind signature guitar custom-built for the Fleetwood Mac icon.
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Review Demo: Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11

August 19, 2018
Watch John Bohlinger explore the seemingly boundless flavors of 'verb this diminutive stomp has under its hood.
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Rig Rundown: Lindsay Ell

August 15, 2018
The rising country star reveals which legendary picker recently built her a "Mary Kaye" Strat clone, as well as why she started painting guitars.
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Last Call: It’s Not Who You Know; It’s Who Knows You

August 14, 2018
To get around in the music biz, ya gotta get around.
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Rig Rundown: G.E. Smith

August 1, 2018
After decades of backing up world-class artists and leading the SNL band, the famed Telemaster shares some of his tried-and-true gear secrets.
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