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Articles by John Bohlinger

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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Rig Rundown: Jonny Lang

February 19, 2014
The bluesmaster shares some licks, talks signature guitars, and his tech breaks down his Fender combos and pedalboard setup.
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Rig Rundown: Pixies

February 12, 2014
Get the lowdown on the axes, amps, and effects used by influential alt-rockers Charles Thompson and Joey Santiago.
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Last Call: The Power of Dynamics

February 12, 2014
When you want to be heard, sometimes the best strategy is to turn down.
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Boss DS-1X Demo

January 23, 2014
Listen to Boss' newest distortion pedal in this PG exclusive demo from the company's HQ.
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Boss OD-1X Demo

January 23, 2014
Listen to Boss' newest overdrive pedal in this PG demo from the company's HQ.
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Rig Rundown: J.D. Simo

January 20, 2014
Go gear-geekery deep with this Nashville ace who talks (and warns) about the addiction of playing vintage gear.
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Last Call: Practice Makes…?

January 9, 2014
Does mastery really matter when it comes to art?
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Rig Rundown: Brendan Benson

January 8, 2014
The Raconteurs guitarist and solo artist welcomes PG into his studio to show off his collection of offbeat and vintage gear.
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The Allman Brothers' "Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992" Album Review

January 6, 2014
This live batch is a force of groove and attitude that you won’t find on the band's other live recordings.
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Rig Rundown: The Cult's Billy Duffy

December 26, 2013
Duffy tells PG about the three-amp setup he uses to recreate the tones from "She Sells Sanctuary," "Fire Woman," and more on the Cult's Electric 13 tour.
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Rig Rundown: Korn

December 13, 2013
Learn about the tools these nu-metal pioneers are using to create down-tuned mayhem while on tour.
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