April 2020

Articles by John Bohlinger

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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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First Look: Milkman Sound The Amp

July 30, 2018
John Bohlinger uses three guitars to dance with this 50-watt wonder that includes reverb, tremolo, and several smartly designed features.
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Rig Rundown: Johnny A.

July 25, 2018
Get inside the fuzz-laden setup used by one of guitardom’s most respected instrumentalists during his recent stint with the Yardbirds.
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First Look: Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb

July 23, 2018
Watch John Bohlinger grab his '54 goldtop to go spelunking to investigate the nooks and crannies of this 'verb that goes from classic to (awesomely) bizarre.
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Rig Rundown: U2's The Edge

July 18, 2018
Strats, Explorers, Les Pauls, AC30s, and a healthy amount of delay help form some of the most iconic tones ever recorded. Famed tech Dallas Schoo walks us through the ins and outs of The Edge’s expansive setup.
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First Look: Wilson Effects Slapback

July 16, 2018
Nashville correspondent John Bohlinger uses his custom big-bodied PRS jazzbox to demo the dual delays that swarm from subtle waves to oscillation escapades.
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First Look: EVH 5150 Chorus

July 9, 2018
Watch John Bohlinger play "Oh, Pretty Woman," "Finish What Ya Started," and a handful of his own licks to test out the swoosh box loosely based on the Roland DC-30.
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First Look: Fender Player Series Jaguar

July 2, 2018
See and hear John Bohlinger tango with the classic offset that's just been updated with modern feel, playability, and more.
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First Look: Vox AC30S1

June 27, 2018
Check out John Bohlinger throw a handful of guitars loaded with various pickups at the new EL84 combo with a single Celestion speaker and revamped digital reverb.
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Last Call: Award Show Stuff You Don’t See

June 25, 2018
Double-pay, free guitars, bumps, vamps, and green-room gaggles behind the magic of the small screen.
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Rig Rundown: Guided by Voices

June 20, 2018
Doug Gillard, Mark Shue, and Bobby Bare Jr. reveal how a few quirky vintage axes, some classic amps, and a few utilitarian pedals get the job done night after night.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Tommy Emmanuel-Inspired Pull-Off Riff

June 19, 2018
Wrap your mitts around a shockingly easy pentatonic pattern that the Aussie flattop master uses on numbers such as "Classical Gas."
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First Look: Joe Gore Pedals Porkolator

June 18, 2018
Want something that's transparent and Ms. Priss? Well, this oddball pedal loosely based on Steve Albini's secret weapon ain't that. Watch John Bohlinger take on this harmonic monster.
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Rig Rundown: Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids

June 13, 2018
Go inside one of the hottest pop tours of 2018 and dig deep into the gear that Mike Scott, Elliott Ives, and JT himself take on the road.
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