October 2016

Articles by John Bohlinger

Rig Rundown: Def Leppard

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

August 13, 2014
Guitarist Tommy Thayer talks Les Pauls and philanthropy while Gene and Paul’s techs give us a peek behind the curtain and show us the gear behind the hottest band in the world.
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Rig Rundown: Fall Out Boy

August 6, 2014
The multi-platinum pop-punk band talks about signature guitars and the latest lineup in their never-ending gear swap.
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Last Call: Good for a Girl

August 5, 2014
Is there a female guitarist in your Top 10 Favorites list?
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Last Call: “What Color Is Your Parachute?” and Other Stupid Questions

July 14, 2014
As musicians, each of us must eventually ponder a vexing question: Can art and commerce coexist?
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Rig Rundown: Larry Carlton

July 9, 2014
Want to take a tour of Mr. 335’s home studio and ogle his history-making gear?
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Rig Rundown: Counting Crows’ David Bryson

June 25, 2014
The band's cofounder David Bryson describes how he carves out sonic space in a triple-guitar assault.
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Marcus Hook Roll Band "Tales of Old Grand-Daddy" Album Review

June 13, 2014
The re-release of Malcolm and Angus Young’s first album, pre-AC/DC, circa 1973.
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Rig Rundown: Brent Mason

June 11, 2014
Nashville studio ace shows it’s more about chops than gear.
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Last Call: Growing Apart

June 6, 2014
What’s it like to revisit the music of one’s youth?
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Rich Robinson's "The Ceaseless Sight" Album Review

May 16, 2014
The guitar-slinging Robinson brother walks the line between Stones-inspired jams and California folk.
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Last Call: A Dictionary of Musician Idioms

May 11, 2014
Next time you’re headed to a gig in the band van, spring a few of these bon mots on your captive audience.
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Rig Rundown: Carlos Santana

May 7, 2014
The legendary guitarist keeps things simple with his signature PRS guitar, a few pedals, and some lustworthy amps.
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Rig Rundown: Chevelle

April 30, 2014
This alt-metal power trio proves that one focused, low-tuned guitar, pounding drums, and inventively effected bass can sound as huge live as a band rocking multiple guitars and keyboards.
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Rig Rundown: Pat Benatar's Neil Giraldo

April 16, 2014
The hit songwriter/guitarist talks about the pickups he stole from Jeff Beck, his Marshall reject amps, and the Bradshaw rig he hardly knows how to use.
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Last Call: From Front of House

April 11, 2014
Get some sound advice from award-winning live mixer, Wayne Pauley.
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Rig Rundown: Pete Anderson

April 3, 2014
The neo-twang king demonstrates his signature-model Reverend guitars—and his surprising amp rig.
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Rig Rundown: Robben Ford

March 19, 2014
The American guitar virtuoso chats about the beauty of vintage guitars and what it’s like to tour with what may be the most valuable guitar amp out there.
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Last Call: Out of Hand

March 16, 2014
Is now the time to deal with gear dependency?
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Rig Rundown: G. Love & Special Sauce (2014)

March 12, 2014
The bluesy, hip-hop-informed singer/guitarist/harpist and bassist Jimi Jazz walk us through multi-amp rigs and retro instruments.
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