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John Bohlinger

John Bohlinger

John Bohlinger is a Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist best known for leading the band on NBC's Nashville Star and serving as music director for the CMT Awards and specials on PBS and GAC. When not filming Rig Rundowns and gear reviews for PG, John plays pedal steel for Lee Brice.

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First Look: Supro Westbury

January 16, 2017
PG's fretboard warrior has his first bash with the yesteryear-influenced instrument.
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Rig Rundown: Doyle Bramhall II

January 11, 2017
The famed bluesman creates his soulful musical gumbo with a mixture of vintage gear, a few boutique toys, and a pile of pedals.
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First Look: Fender American Professional Stratocaster

January 9, 2017
Watch John Bohlinger play and offer up his unfiltered initial impressions of Fender's new flagship 6-string.
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Last Call: How the Kashmere Stage Band Stayed on the Good Foot

January 5, 2017
PG's John Bohlinger ruminates on what we can all learn from a badass high-school band from Texas.
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Rig Rundown: Dave Cobb

January 4, 2017
Nashville’s most in-demand producer invites us into the historic RCA Studio A for an in-depth look at his unbelievable stash of vintage gear.
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Rig Rundown: Frank Gambale

December 28, 2016
The Australian chops meister dishes the dirt on the gear he uses on the road with fusion legend Chick Corea.
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What Bohlinger Plays - Bouncing Slide in Standard Tuning

December 27, 2016
PG's Nashville correspondent shares a deceptively complicated-sounding technique you can use to easily make your slide work sound more intricate.
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First Look: Line 6 Spider V 120

December 16, 2016
PG's John Bohlinger enjoys his first jam with the new modeling combo.
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Rig Rundown: Gang of Four's Andy Gill

December 14, 2016
A surprisingly modern setup for one of post-punk’s founding fathers.
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Rig Rundown: Switchfoot's Drew Shirley

December 7, 2016
The Grammy-winning guitarist shows off his Elliott guitars, a well-designed pedalboard, and his old-school, dual-amp approach.
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Rig Rundown: Chris Robinson Brotherhood

November 30, 2016
Psychedelia reigns with the band’s stash of boutique guitars, workhorse amps, and tone-shaping stomps.
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Last Call: Find Your Sensei

November 28, 2016
Having a guitar guru can fill your heart with confidence—and humility.
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Rig Rundown: The Dandy Warhols

November 23, 2016
James Holmström, Zia McCabe, and Courtney Taylor-Taylor show off some of the most jaw-droppingly unique custom and rare vintage axes we've seen in ages.
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Rig Rundown: Alter Bridge's Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy

November 16, 2016
Big, loud amps and a handful of PRS guitars power one of modern rock’s most formidable guitar duos.
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Axes & Artifacts - Fender Bassman Shoot Out (1958, 1959 & 1960)

November 7, 2016
PG's John Bohlinger and Gruhn Guitars' Lloyd Nicely plug into not just one but three of Leo's most coveted vintage tweed amps.
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Last Call: Don’t Be Dogged by Gear Dogma

November 2, 2016
Beware: Guitar mythology can become a tar pit.
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Rig Rundown: Tim Commerford

October 12, 2016
The Rage Against the Machine and Prophets of Rage bass hero shows us the dual-amp setup he uses to get huge tones with his WAKRAT project.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Magic Triad Pull-Offs

October 11, 2016
PG's John Bohlinger brings along his trusty robot drummer and walks us through Albert Lee-inspired three-note licks you can adapt to a variety of rhythms, tempos, and styles.
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Last Call: How to Never Be Great

October 10, 2016
How a 1983 MTV interview with David Bowie gave PG's John Bohlinger new insights on reaching higher.
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Rig Rundown: C.W. Stoneking

October 5, 2016
A few pedals, a pair of classic guitars, and a faithful recreation of a Princeton are all this Australian 6-stringer needs for his unique style of Delta blues.
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