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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 six years. In addition to his “Last Call” column, John recently joined PG as our full-time gear demo/Rig Rundown video dude.

ARTICLES

Last Call: Player, Collector, or Hoarder?

August 17, 2015
It might be time to ask yourself some tough questions.
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Axes & Artifacts: '55 Fender Stratocaster and '59 Deluxe

August 11, 2015
In our second installment, Gruhn Guitars’ Greg Voros shows and tells us about two rare ’50s Fenders—a tweed Deluxe and a Strat with Bakelite parts—while PG’s John Bohlinger mesmerizes us with stellar playing on these fascinating pieces.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Easy, Jazz-ish Passing Chords

August 5, 2015
In this installment, he shows you how to insert sophisticated-sounding chord splashes into arrangements without studying for years on end to be a bona fide jazz guru.
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Rig Rundown: Imagine Dragons

July 22, 2015
The band’s platinum pop-rock is fueled with amazingly customized axes, vintage Voxes, and plenty of sonic exploration.
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Last Call: Wayne Pauley’s Tips for Tour Survival

July 20, 2015
Words of wisdom from a veteran front-of-house mixer and road sensei.
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Rig Rundown: Hinder

July 15, 2015
The hard rock band details the tools they use in their two-guitar attack.
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Rig Rundown: Guthrie Trapp

July 8, 2015
The country picker shows the tools of the trade as an in-demand guitar slinger.
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Axes & Artifacts: 1968 Gibson Trini Lopez & 1962 Ampeg Reverberocket

July 1, 2015
In the debut episode of our new video series, Gruhn Guitars' Greg Voros gives us the lowdown on an ultra-rare guitar and amp, while John Bohlinger demos their luscious tones as only he can.
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Rig Rundown: Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba

June 17, 2015
Take a look at the vintage electrics, delectable Martins, and essential effects that help power the band’s brand of emo rock.
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Rig Rundown: Testament’s Alex Skolnick, Eric Peterson & Steve DiGiorgio

June 10, 2015
The thrash-metal vets keep it simple yet high-tech on their 2015 tour.
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