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John Bohlinger

John Bohlinger

John Bohlinger is a Nashville musician who has led the band on NBC’s Nashville Star and served as musical director of the CMT Music Awards for eight years. In addition to his “Last Call” column, John is PG's full-time gear demo/Rig Rundown video dude.

ARTICLES

Last Call: Dyeing to Entertain

June 14, 2016
Classic rockers, we know how old you are. So why keep up the charade?
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Rig Rundown: Bloc Party

June 8, 2016
Combine a few tried-and-true guitars, basses, and amps with several dozen pedals and you’re on the right path to the British pop-rockers’ unique sound.
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Rig Rundown: Don Felder

June 1, 2016
The former Eagles guitarist packs a classic-rock punch with a few iconic Gibsons, a DIY creation, and a handful of go-to everyman pedals.
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Rig Rundown: Zakk Wylde

May 25, 2016
One of modern metal’s most influential shredders takes us behind the curtain to show us the namesake gear powering his over-the-top tone.
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Rig Rundown: Dawes

May 11, 2016
Grimy Fenders, posh Gretsches, and handmade Gibson knockoffs meet streamlined pedalboards and vintage amps for this L.A. folk-rock outfit featuring Duane Betts on lead guitar.
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Last Call: What Would Jimi Do? (Ego Isn't Your Amigo)

May 9, 2016
Talking trash can get you canned. Be nice or leave.
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Axes & Artifacts: 1959 Fender Jazzmaster and 1971 Super Reverb

May 2, 2016
In this episode, PG's ace demo man John Bohlinger works out one of the earliest production models of the popular offset-bodied guitar through a classic silverface 4x10 combo.
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Rig Rundown: Johnny Hiland

April 27, 2016
One of Nashville’s hottest pickers demonstrates how he moves from snappy twang licks to ’80s rock and more.
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Rig Rundown: Living Colour's Vernon Reid and Doug Wimbish [2016]

April 20, 2016
Armed with a boatload of pedals of every size and shape, the funk-rock tandem demonstrates the sonic mayhem they create on a nightly basis. Bonus: Bass legend Billy Cox crashes the party!
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Last Call: Time Is on Your Side

April 14, 2016
How to make the metronome your new best friend.
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Rig Rundown: Uli Jon Roth

April 6, 2016
One of the pioneers of neo-classical metal demonstrates his exotic guitars through his ear-splitting setup.
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Rig Rundown: Dave Stewart

March 30, 2016
The famed guitarist shares the tools he uses to craft the classic pop-rock riffs that fueled the Eurythmics, Mick Jagger, Stevie Nicks, and more.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Scotty Moore-Style Banjo Rollin'

March 29, 2016
The Lee Brice sideman straps on a stunning Gretsch White Falcon and shows you how to invoke Elvis Presley’s legendary sideman with a series of galloping pull-offs you can use in I–IV–V progressions.
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Rig Rundown: Andy Timmons

March 23, 2016
For decades, Timmons has wowed fans with his versatility and musicality. Watch as he demonstrates how he gets studio-quality sounds onstage.
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Last Call: “Do Not Fear Mistakes. There Are None.”

March 22, 2016
The artist’s path has hurdles. Don’t get caught up on them.
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Rig Rundown: Anders Osborne

February 24, 2016
The gypsy-Viking bluesman details his go-to road gear—including the unusual '68 Fender Strat that convinced him to become a full-time musician back in 1985.
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Rig Rundown: Peter Frampton

February 17, 2016
One of classic rock’s most revered players walks us through his expansive collection of modded Marshalls, iconic Les Pauls, and vintage stomps.
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Rig Rundown: Kenny Greenberg

February 10, 2016
One of Nashville’s most prolific guitarists takes us to the legendary Blackbird Studio and shows us the rig he uses in sessions for the likes of Taylor Swift, Buddy Guy, Kenny Chesney, and more.
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Last Call: Will Arts Save Mankind?

February 1, 2016
Maybe it’s time to revisit the past.
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Last Call: The Journey of Frodo Douchebaggins

January 5, 2016
Why do musicians have a bad reputation? Because we’ve earned it.
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