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Articles by John Bohlinger

Last Call: How Songs Happen

November 14, 2017
If you hang out with creative people, life can be one big art project.
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First Look: Fender Ed O'Brien Stratocaster

November 14, 2017
John Bohlinger goes into orbit with the Radiohead axeman's signature guitar.
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First Look: Electro-Harmonix Green Russian Big Muff Pi

November 13, 2017
PG's John Bohlinger gets wild and wooly with Mike Matthews' latest fuzz that got its gnarly start almost four decades ago.
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First Look: G&L Doheny

November 6, 2017
PG's John Bohlinger rocks and rolls with the new bolt-on offset featuring new vintage-voiced single-coils with formvar wiring.
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Axes & Artifacts: Nancy Wilson's 1978 PRS 12-String

November 3, 2017
Gruhn Guitars' Greg Voros shows us a pristine, one-of-a-kind axe built for Heart's veteran rocker.
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First Look: SoloDallas TSR4

October 31, 2017
The PG axeman gets acquainted with the new stompbox recreation of the wireless system that boosted and colored AC/DC guitarist Angus Young's tone.
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First Look: TC Electronic Quintessence

October 23, 2017
The PG axeman John Bohlinger shows how this new stomp can take your solo guitar performance into the realm of the Allman Brothers and Thin Lizzy.
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Last Call: The Tone Quest Never Ends

October 19, 2017
An old Vibroverb inspires a hunt for a sound from our columnist’s past.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Slippery Swingin’ Riff in E

October 17, 2017
How to play a Jerry Reed-inspired pattern fit for everything from blues and country to more rockin’ fare.
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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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Rig Rundown: Together Pangea

October 11, 2017
The California rockers walk us through how they formulate hip garage-rock tones with some oddball vintage gear.
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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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Last Call: How to Avoid Idiocracy

September 21, 2017
Teaching music in schools builds better brains.
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Rig Rundown: Toadies

September 20, 2017
The Lone Star rockers walk us through their powerfully simple setups.
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Rig Rundown: The Magpie Salute's Rich Robinson & Marc Ford

September 13, 2017
The reunited duo shares stories about favorite axes, and demonstrates how they craft their rootsy twin-guitar attack.
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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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Rig Rundown: The Dead Daisies' Doug Aldrich and Marco Mendoza

August 30, 2017
The hard-rocking collective gives us a tour of their gear and shares some of their favorite tone tips.
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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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Last Call: My Long, Slow Descent Into Pedal Madness

August 25, 2017
How one guitarist’s effects obsession was born, ran amok, and then conquered. For now.
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