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In January 2000 Tom began writing a popular monthly column for German Gitarre&Bass magazine. Since Tom’s writing is never dry-as-dust but rather exciting and hilarious, after more than 17 years his STRINGBOUND column is still a must-read for every guitar player…
Columns 2017
G&B 09/2017 THINKING OF JOHNNY WINTER
G&B 07/2017 GEORGE BENSON: CALIFORNIA P. M.
G&B 04/2017 SOUTHERN ROCK: MOLLY HATCHET
G&B 02/2017 DON’T FORGET DANNY GATTON
Columns 2016
G&B 12/2016 HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHUCK BERRY
G&B 08/2016 SUMMER EDITION: PETER FRAMPTON & ACOUSTIC CLASSICS
G&B 02/2016 AT THE BIG HOUSE: THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND & RAMBLIN’ MAN
G&B 01/2016 LEE RITENOUR: A TWIST OF RIT
Columns 2015
G&B 11/2015 SOUTHERN ROCK: THE ROSSINGTON COLLINS BAND
G&B 10/2015 JON HERINGTON: GUITARIST, COMPOSER, SIDEMAN
G&B 08/2015 JIMMY WITHERSPOON & ROBBEN FORD: LIVE
G&B 06/2015 CHECK OUT JACK PEARSON
G&B 03/2015 REMEMBERING RONNIE MONTROSE
G&B 01/2015 TONE SHAKER & BLUES BREAKER: ERIC CLAPTON
Columns 2014
G&B 11/2014 ROLLIN’ MAN: PETER GREEN
G&B 10/2014 WES MONTGOMERY PLAYS THE BLUES
G&B 09/2014 BLUESBOUND: REMEMBERING JOHNNY WINTER
G&B 08/2014 REMEMBERING J.J. CALE
G&B 06/2014 REMEMBERING BARNEY KESSEL
G&B 04/2014 JAMMING WITH THE CRUSADERS
G&B 02/2014 DICKEY BETTS & THE ALLMAN BROTHERS: IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH REED
G&B 01/2014 LARRY CARLTON PLAYS THE SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA
Columns 2013
G&B 12/2013 REMEMBERING JOHNNY SMITH
G&B 11/2013 ELECTRIC GUITARIST: CHARLIE CHRISTIAN
G&B 06/2013 TELE REDHEAD: RED VOLKAERT
G&B 04/2013 JON HERINGTON & DONALD FAGEN
G&B 02/2013 THE WORLD OF HOWARD ROBERTS
G&B 01/2013 STEVE MILLER: RADIO HITS & GUITAR LICKS
Columns 2012
G&B 11/2012 STEVE WARINER: GUITARIST, SINGER, SONGWRITER & NO MORE MR. NICE GUY
G&B 09/2012G&B_9_2012_small STRINGBOUND SPECIAL PLAY> LEE RITENOUR & TOM RIEPL: TEXAS RAIN
G&B 08/2012 IN MEMORY OF BUGS HENDERSON
G&B 04/2012 COUNTRY SHREDDER: JOHNNY HILAND
G&B 03/2012 COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST & GUITAR SLINGER: VINCE GILL
G&B 01/2012 LET’S CALL BRENT MASON
Columns 2011
G&B 12/2011 LIVING ON A BLUE PLANET: JON PARIS
G&B 09/2011 THESE ARE THE DAYS OF ALBERT CASTIGLIA
G&B 07/2011 SEAN’S BLUES: SEAN COSTELLO
G&B 06/2011 AS BAD AS CLAPTON: PETER PARCEK
G&B 05/2011 THANK YOU MR. FRAMPTON
G&B 04/2011 BLUES N GROOVE: LUCKY PETERSON
G&B 03/2011 STEVE MILLER: BINGO!
G&B 02/2011 TELEPATHIC: MATT RAE
G&B 01/2011 2 STRATZ ARE BETTER THAN 1: VINNY ROTH
Columns 2010
G&B 11/2010 THE IRON MAN FROM LITTLE ROCK: MICHAEL BURKS
G&B 10/2010 GUITAR PLAYER, SIDEMAN & COMPOSER: RICK HIRSCH
G&B 09/2010 BLUE GREETINGS FROM CALIFORNIA: KIRK FLETCHER
G&B 08/2010 JAY GEILS PLAYS TOE TAPPIN’ JAZZ
G&B 07/2010 FROM LAS VEGAS TO ORLEANS TO LONDON & BACK: JIMMY MCINTOSH
G&B 06/2010 BUZZ FEITEN: MORE THAN JUST AN INVENTION!
G&B 05/2010 LIVE AT WOODSTOCK: JOHNNY WINTER
G&B 04/2010 N.Y. FUSIONIST & NONCONFORMIST: WAYNE KRANTZ
G&B 03/2010 THE SOUL OF OAKLAND: TOWER OF POWER
G&B 02/2010 DEEP SOUTHERN ROOTS: LES DUDEK
G&B 01/2010 KRISEN, WERTE, GITARRENHELDEN & LEE RITENOUR’S SIX STRING THEORY
Columns 2009
G&B 11/2009 KNIGHTED BY THE BLUES: RICK DERRINGER
G&B 10/2009 ROCKPALAST LEGENDS: PAUL BUTTERFIELD BAND
G&B 09/2009 WAHBOUND: WAH WAH WATSON
G&B 08/2009 THE GUITAR HEROES’ GUITAR HERO: JERRY MILLER
G&B 07/2009 SUMMER EDITION: DREAMING WITH THE BOSS
G&B 06/2009 BAKING TAPES & CROSSING THE LINE: BILL CUTLER
G&B 05/2009 CALIFORNIA ROCK: JOHN McFEE & THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
G&B 04/2009 CALIFORNIA ROCK: CLOVER
G&B 02/2009 DIE WUNDERSAME APRIL LAWTON
G&B 01/2009 WEIHNACHTEN UND BLUES: PHIL UPCHURCH
Columns 2008
G&B 12/2008 GRANT GEISSMAN: FEELS SO GOOD!
G&B 11/2008 PINEAPPLE EXPRESS & HUEY LEWIS
G&B 10/2008 EIN WOCHENENDE IN L.A. MIT GEORGE BENSON
G&B 09/2008 WORKING GUITAR MAN: LYLE WORKMAN
G&B 08/2008 SUMMER EDITION (stringbound issue # 100): ROBBEN FORD & RILEY B. KING UNPLUGGED
G&B 07/2008 LEE RITENOUR: RIO FUNK DOWN UNDER
G&B 05/2008 NYLONSTRING-BOUND: EARL KLUGH
G&B 04/2008 MONEY AND ROCK & ROLL: CHUCK BERRY
G&B 03/2008 SMOOTH & COOL: JOYCE COOLING
G&B 02/2008 TONIGHT SHOW GUITAR STAR: KEVIN EUBANKS
G&B 01/2008 TRUE BLUES: MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD
Columns 2007
G&B 12/2007 L.A. SESSION PLAYER & GUITAR LEGEND: LOUIE SHELTON
G&B 11/2007 DREAM TEAM: LARRY CARLTON & ROBBEN FORD!
G&B 10/2007 RICK, JOHNNY & EDGAR: STILL ALIVE AND WELL!
G&B 08/2007 SUMMER EDITION: TAKE IT EASY DESPERADO!
G&B 07/2007 FUSION: AIRBORNE & IMPROVISATION
G&B 06/2007 FUSION: DAVID SPINOZZA & AIRBORNE
G&B 05/2007 IMMER WIEDER SONNTAGS: EINE GITARRENSTUNDE MIT ERIC CLAPTON
G&B 04/2007 SAN FRANCISCO ROCK GUITAR: JOHN CIPOLLINA!
G&B 03/2007 GET OUT OF THE COMFORT ZONE!
G&B 02/2007 WIE ICH LEE RITENOUR ENTDECKTE: JAZZ-ROCK, GIBSON, SMOKE’N’MIRRORS
G&B 01/2007 DIE WILDEN 70er, PETER FRAMPTON UND SEINE FINGERPRINTS!
Columns 2006
G&B 11/2006 CARLTON ROCKS!
G&B 10/2006 EIN TAG IN NEW YORK: DONALD FAGEN & MORPH THE CAT
G&B 09/2006 JOHNNY COLLA: SIDEMAN, SINGER, SONGWRITER & GUITAR PLAYER
G&B 08/2006 SUMMER EDITION: SPLASHES
G&B 07/2006G&B_7_2016_small MOONBOUND – ON THE AIR: TOM RIEPL & RADIO MOONLIGHT
G&B 06/2006 ARE YOU CREATIVE?
G&B 05/2006 A MATTER OF TASTE
G&B 04/2006 TONE TO THE BONE
G&B 03/2006 THE VERY TONE!
G&B 02/2006 GOT TONE?
G&B 01/2006 BRIAN SETZER: ROCKABILLY RIOT!
Columns 2005
G&B 12/2005 JOE WALSH FOR PRESIDENT
G&B 11/2005 RORY GALLAGHER: IRISH BLUES…
G&B 09/2005 STILL BURNING: STEF BURNS
G&B 08/2005 SUMMER EDITION: AM STRAND MIT RICHIE SAMBORA
G&B 07/2005 GREENBAUM’S BLUES PART II
G&B 06/2005 GREENBAUM’S BLUES
G&B 05/2005 A REAL GANGSTER OF LOVE: JOHNNY GUITAR WATSON
G&B 04/2005 FRIDRIK KARLSSON & MEZZOFORTE: ICELAND FUNK
G&B 03/2005 A FEW STRINGS MORE: ROBERT RANDOLPH
G&B 02/2005 URBAN COUNTRY METAL: JOHN 5
G&B 01/2005 HIGH TENSION TELEMASTER: JOHNNY HILAND
Columns 2004
G&B 12/2004 FREE UNIVERSAL LICKS FOR ALL
G&B 11/2004 CARLTON PLAYS THE BLUES
G&B 10/2004 REMEMBERING DANNY GATTON
G&B 09/2004 STILL DOING IT: HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
G&B 08/2004 FREE AS A BIRD: ALLEN COLLINS
G&B 07/2004 VAN HALEN SPECIAL: WELCOME BACK EDDIE!
G&B 06/2004 SUMMER EDITION: CAN’T WAIT UNTIL TONIGHT
G&B 05/2004 THE JOURNEY OF NEAL SCHON
G&B 04/2004 THE LAST GUITAR HERO
G&B 03/2004 ROCKIN’ THE BLUES: RICK DERRINGER
G&B 02/2004 WHITE, HOT & BLUE: JOHNNY WINTER
G&B 01/2004 SANTA CLAUS & BRIAN SETZER: JINGLE BELLS
Columns 2003
G&B 12/2003 GUITARS, GUNS & ROCK’N’ROLL: TED NUGENT
G&B 11/2003 COLT SEAVERS: THE UNKNOWN STUNTMAN
G&B 10/2003 ROLLING STONES: KEITH & RONNIE
G&B 09/2003 BRAD PAISLEY: SUPERSONIC NASHVILLE PICKER
G&B 08/2003 SUMMER EDITION: AM BADESEE MIT NORAH JONES
G&B 06/2003 DICKEY BETTS: SOUTHERN ROCKER & ALLMAN BROTHER
G&B 05/2003 SIGHT READING II
G&B 04/2003 SIGHT READING: VERGNÜGEN ODER TORTUR?
G&B 03/2003 LES PAUL: DIE LEBENDE LEGENDE
G&B 02/2003 BLUES MAN & FORD FAN: GARTH WEBBER
G&B 01/2003 BILLY GIBBONS & ZZ TOP
Columns 2002
G&B 12/2002G&B_12_2002_small THE MAKING OF HOLLYMOOD
G&B 11/2002G&B_11_2002_small HOLLYMOOD I
G&B 09/2002 ROYAL TONE: BRIAN MAY
G&B 08/2002 SUMMER EDITION: HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
G&B 07/2002 JASON BECKER
G&B 06/2002 NO MO’ SOLO?
G&B 05/2002 WHO THE F#%K IS FLOYD RADFORD?
G&B 04/2002 LONE STAR BLUES: BUGS HENDERSON
G&B 03/2002 STUDIO LEGENDS: LARRY CARLTON II
G&B 02/2002 STUDIO LEGENDS: LARRY CARLTON
G&B 01/2002 LEE RITENOUR
Columns 2001
G&B 12/2001 BRIAN SETZER
G&B 11/2001 STUDIO LEGENDS: TOMMY TEDESCO II
G&B 10/2001 STUDIO LEGENDS: TOMMY TEDESCO I
G&B 09/2001 NBC LATE NIGHT BLUES: JIMMY VIVINO
G&B 08/2001 MAKE YOUR GUITAR HAPPY: MORE CARE TIPS
G&B 07/2001 DON’T TREAT YOUR GUITAR BAD!
G&B 06/2001 SUMMER EDITION: AEROSMITH!
G&B 05/2001 FRANKFURT BREAKDOWN: IMPRESSIONS OF…
G&B 04/2001 BUYING CRAZE!
G&B 03/2001 WARM UP!
G&B 02/2001 STEF BURNS BURNS!
G&B 01/2001 NEWS GUITAR: CHRIS HAYES
Columns 2000
G&B 12/2000 BACK TO THE FUTURE: HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
G&B 11/2000 THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL! HUGH ANTHONY CREGG
G&B 10/2000 ROBBEN FORD: GUITARS, AMPS & MORE
G&B 09/2000 THE ROBBEN FORD STORY: MORE THAN JUST THE BLUES
G&B 08/2000 SUMMER EDITION: IT’S MY LIFE
G&B 07/2000 THE 5TH SEASON
G&B 06/2000 TEN RIFFS THAT MAKE YOUR DEALER SMILE
G&B 05/2000 SHREDHEADS
G&B 04/2000 A LIL’ GUITAR AIN’T ENOUGH!
G&B 03/2000 MAGNUM’S RHYTHM GUITAR
G&B 02/2000 MAGNUM P.I.
G&B 01/2000 ELEVEN REASONS WHY TO PLAY THE GUITAR

 

G&B_12_99 In June 1998 Tom began writing a small workshop series for German musicians magazine Gitarre&Bass. Since his SMART COUNTRY GUITAR articles went down so well with the readers, out of the initially planned 4 issues grew a total of 19…
Workshop Series 1999
G&B 12/1999 NO MORE TELE TORTURE
G&B 11/1999 MORSE CODE: EXTREME TELE TORTURE
G&B 10/1999 MORE TELE TORTURE: IN THE HOT SEAT
G&B 09/1999 TOTAL TELE TORTURE: IN THE HOT SEAT
G&B 08/1999 TOTAL TELE TORTURE, PART 5 (MISCELLANEOUS)
G&B 07/1999 TOTAL TELE TORTURE, PART 4 (ALBERT LEE)
G&B 06/1999 TOTAL TELE TORTURE, PART 3 (DANNY GATTON 2)
G&B 05/1999 TOTAL TELE TORTURE, PART 2 (DANNY GATTON 1)
G&B 04/1999 TOTAL TELE TORTURE, PART 1 (ROY BUCHANAN)
G&B 03/1999 GOOD…BUT NO CIGAR! – PART 2
G&B 02/1999 GOOD…BUT NO CIGAR! – PART 1
G&B 01/1999 KENTUCKY SPEED PICKING
Workshop Series 1998
G&B 12/1998 TEXAS JAZZ
G&B 11/1998 ADVANCED STRING TECHNIQUES 2
G&B 10/1998 ADVANCED STRING TECHNIQUES 1
G&B 09/1998 SOUNDTIPS, TRICKS & MORE LICKS – PART 2
G&B 08/1998 SOUNDTIPS, TRICKS & MORE LICKS – PART 1
G&B 07/1998 HARMONY BENDINGS & SQUEEZE BOX ENDINGS
G&B 06/1998 SCHLUSS MIT DEN VORURTEILEN

 

Moreover Tom wrote the following articles…
G&B 11/2005 RORY GALLAGHER SPECIAL
G&B 04/2003 PEP UP YOUR STYLE (Albert Lee)
G&B GIBSON EDITION 2002 SUNBURST DREAMS (’59 Les Paul guitars)
G&B 02/2002 FLYING WITH STEVE (Steve Morse)
SOLO 05/1998 RIEPL’S RACK TIPS
SOLO 02/1996 REVIEW: Roland VG-8