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Articles by John Bohlinger

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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Rig Rundown: The Gaslight Anthem

October 22, 2014
The Garden State rockers walk us through their vintage-meets-modern setups.
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Last Call: I'm Not Hurting Anyone but Myself

September 24, 2014
Can you become addicted to guitar?
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Teuffel Guitars Antonio Demo

September 23, 2014
German builder Uli Teuffel’s latest masterpiece is an homage to both Torres and Stradivari—but with a rocker’s heart. Watch PG’s exclusive video demo.
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Rig Rundown: Tommy Emmanuel, CGP

September 4, 2014
The Australian fingerpicker explains how he uses minimal gear to get maximum tone.
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Rig Rundown: Def Leppard

August 20, 2014
Vivian Campbell and Phil Collen take PG through their surprisingly tube-free rigs.
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