November 2018

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First Look: Carr Telstar

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.
First Look: Tone King Sky King

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.
First Look: Dunable SplatterBlaster

First Look: Dunable SplatterBlaster

October 15, 2018
To see what Sacha Dunable's first pedal—a stereo fuzz and distortion co-designed with Damnation Audio—can muster, we throw a Tele Deluxe, P bass, and Greco LP copy at it.
First Look: Marshall Origin 50C

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.
First Look: Boss DC-2W Dimension C

First Look: Boss DC-2W Dimension C

October 6, 2018
The Waza-Craft evolution of the chorus pairs the original DC-2 with the SDD-320 and adds modern switching that unleashes a multitude of sonic wrinkles.
First Look: Electro-Harmonix Triangle Big Muff Pi

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.
First Look: 2019 Gibson Les Paul Standard

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.
First Look: Walrus Audio DEFCON4

First Look: Walrus Audio DEFCON4

September 3, 2018
We investigate whether Ryan Adams' new signature EQ/preamp/boost can bring tonal harmony to single-coils and humbuckers.
First Look: EarthQuaker Devices Aqueduct

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.
First Look: Seymour Duncan Fooz

First Look: Seymour Duncan Fooz

August 27, 2018
We got our mitts on the pickup gurus' brand-new stomp to see what sort of (awesome) racket we could make with its trifecta of tools—fuzz, analog synth, and LFO filter.
First Look: Mesa/Boogie Fillmore 50

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.
First Look: Milkman Sound The Amp

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.
First Look: Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb

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.
First Look: Wilson Effects Slapback

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.
First Look: EVH 5150 Chorus

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.
First Look: Fender Player Series Jaguar

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.
First Look: Vox AC30S1

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.
First Look: Joe Gore Pedals Porkolator

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.
First Look: Walrus Audio Emissary Parallel Boost

First Look: Walrus Audio Emissary Parallel Boost

June 11, 2018
John Bohlinger grabs his '50s Les Paul Custom, PRS DGT, and a 1967 Fender Telecaster to test out the juice box's two voicings and tonal oomph.
First Look: Stacks FX Thsee Anomaly

First Look: Stacks FX Thsee Anomaly

June 4, 2018
Watch John Bohlinger use his lap steel and dual P-90 singlecut to warp sounds, bend time, and enter new tonal dimensions with this delay.