December 2016

Articles by John Bohlinger

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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Last Call: Hitting the Curve

June 8, 2015
Is fretboard mastery more about mind control than digital dexterity?
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Last Call: Money for Nothing

May 14, 2015
Sometimes making music is reward enough.
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Rig Rundown: John Fogerty Band

May 13, 2015
We get the lowdown on the former CCR frontman’s rather surprising road gear (including his vintage Les Pauls and rare “bat guitar”), and talk to son and co-guitarist Shane Fogerty about his setup.
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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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