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Articles by John Bohlinger

First Look: Daredevil Bootleg Dirty Delay

March 14, 2019
Hear how Chicago's Jonny Wator uses a Princeton 2399 IC digital chip to reproduce an analog-voiced echo machine dripping with pleasantly nasty repeats.
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First Look: Keeley Synth-1

March 11, 2019
The hippie-zen cowboy saddles up his custom PRS to tussle with one of the mod scientist's weirdest pedals to date.
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Last Call: Musician, Heal Thyself

March 11, 2019
Now there’s scientific evidence that music is a medicine for melancholy.
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Rig Rundown: Jerry Douglas

March 6, 2019
A deep studio dive with one of the most recorded resonator players ever.
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First Look: Gibson G-45 Standard

March 4, 2019
John Bohlinger has a trial run with the storied guitar maker's new American-made flattop reminiscent of the iconic J-45, but with a solid Sitka spruce top, walnut back and sides, and a welcoming price tag.
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First Look: Mesa/Boogie California Tweed

February 25, 2019
With a 1955 Fender Strat, 1960 Gibson Les Paul Special, and a humbucker-loaded PRS DGT, John Bohlinger faces off with the 6V6-loaded combo that has spring reverb, five power levels, and includes two operating-classes.
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First Look: Orange TremLord 30

February 21, 2019
John Bohlinger straps on a T-style, vintage Strat, and new Les Paul to test out the EL84 combo that warbles with two separate tube-driven tremolos and rich, lush 'verb.
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Rig Rundown: The Struts

February 20, 2019
One of the U.K.’s most buzzed-about rock bands shares the stories behind gear with two settings—loud and louder.
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Last Call: Wearing Out Things That Nobody Wears

February 11, 2019
Consider the power of positive dressing.
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First Look: Dr. Z Nova

February 4, 2019
John Bohlinger test-drives this 5881-powered, tweed-Twin-inspired combo that lets you blend thick overdrive with its clean signal.
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Rig Rundown: Steven Wilson [2019]

January 30, 2019
The king of modern prog rock unveils his monstrous pedalboard and surprising dual-amp setup.
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First Look: Source Audio True Spring

January 30, 2019
John Bohlinger tests this stereo pedal that pairs authentic-sounding amp- and outboard-reverb simulations with optical-, bias-, and harmonic-tremolo sounds.
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Gibson 2019 Classic, Contemporary & Custom Shop Guitar Demos

January 23, 2019
PG's John Bohlinger demos highlights from the legendary brand's overhauled guitar line and interviews new chief merchant officer Cesar Gueikian about the results of the company's widely publicized reorganization.
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First Look: Fender American Performer Telecaster

January 18, 2019
Watch John Bohlinger play the latest iteration of Leo's first solidbody that's loaded with a new Yosemite bridge single-coil and Keef-esque neck humbucker.
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Last Call: My Least Favorite Design Flaw

January 7, 2019
What if brain cramps are really a sign of genius?
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Top 10 First Looks of 2018

December 31, 2018
You voted with your clicks! Here are PG's most-watched gear-demo videos of the year.
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Rig Rundown: KT Tunstall

December 12, 2018
The charming Scottish singer-songwriter walks us through her intricate pedalboard and wows us with her ingenious, seemingly effortless looping skills.
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Last Call: Adaptation

December 10, 2018
In an ever-changing world, it’s evolve, resist, or both.
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Rig Rundown: Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

December 5, 2018
Blues-rock firebrands Tyler Bryant and Graham Whitford rely on loud amps and vintage guitars to get their message to the people.
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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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