Articles by John Bohlinger

What Bohlinger Plays: Slide 101 Standard-Tuning Tips & Tricks Pt. 2

May 5, 2015
In this second installment on slide work, PG's John Bohlinger walks you through some impressive-sounding but fairly basic licks to use in a typical I-IV-V blues progression in A major.
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Rig Rundown: Halestorm

April 29, 2015
Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger display weapons of mass rock from a signature Gibson plugged into a matching Marshall to the teliest Tele running into a couple of tilt-back Fenders.
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DIY: How to Wire Your Pedalboard

April 22, 2015
PG’s John Bohlinger walks you through three critical areas that make the difference between tonal nirvana and frustrating, expensive guesswork.

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Last Call: What Is Style?

April 22, 2015
Are you expressing yourself or just wearing a costume?
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What Bohlinger Plays: Cascading G Riff

March 24, 2015
Premier Guitar's John Bohlinger dissects a G-major lick that mixes fretted notes with open strings to create a dynamic motif that can be transposed to multiple keys and used in virtually any genre.
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Last Call: Lost Knowledge

March 23, 2015
Was the Energy Dome-wearing Devo correct back in the 1980s when they proposed that society was regressing?
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Rig Rundown: Maroon 5’s James Valentine [2015]

March 12, 2015
The mega-selling pop outfit’s 6-string guru shows us his vintage Teles, Matchless and Suhr amps, and ultra-flexible pedal and rack setup.
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Rig Rundown: Guster's Luke Reynolds

March 4, 2015
The alt-rockers’ multi-instrumentalist shows us his ultra-modded Silvertone, Teisco, Gibson, and Fender axes.
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Rig Rundown: Wayne Krantz

February 25, 2015
The jazz-rock maverick spills the details on his no-frills, get-it-done setup.
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Last Call: The Age of Ageism

February 18, 2015
Over 27? Don’t let your age dampen your enthusiasm for playing badass music.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Slide 101 Standard-Tuning Tips & Tricks Pt. 1

February 17, 2015
John Bohlinger—Lee Brice sideman and PG Rig Rundown and Review Demo badass—deconstructs the simple techniques he uses to sound great when playing slide in standard tuning.
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Rig Rundown: Drive-By Truckers

January 14, 2015
The Southern rockers reveal their workingman’s approach to gear and show off some oddball axes.
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Last Call: How to Blow and Suck in One Quick Lesson

January 14, 2015
Want to shine at your next jam session? Check out these blues-harp basics.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Van Halen-ish Hillbilly Licks

January 7, 2015
The PG review-demo master and regular Rig Rundown host shows you the power of open strings in a backwoods variation of Van Halen-style riffs.
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Last Call: Play Les, Say More

December 15, 2014
What makes a perfect solo?
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Rig Rundown: Daniel Lanois

December 3, 2014
The man behind U2 and Emmylou Harris’ biggest albums shows us his live setup.
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Rig Rundown: Alice Cooper’s Ryan Roxie, Tommy Henriksen, and Nita Strauss

November 5, 2014
The guitar trio details the gear they use to fuel the shock-rock shenanigans every night.
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Rig Rundown: The War on Drugs

October 29, 2014
The indie rocker combines’ vintage Gibsons and Hiwatts with modern Fenders and a Bradshaw system.
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Last Call: What Would Keith Do?

October 23, 2014
Can creating a stage persona make you a better musician?
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