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John Bohlinger

John Bohlinger

John Bohlinger is a Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist best known for leading the band on NBC's Nashville Star, serving as music director for the CMT Awards and specials on PBS and GAC, and of course for his appearances in PG Rig Rundown, Review Demo, Axes & Artifacts, and What Bohlinger Plays videos.

ARTICLES

Rig Rundown: Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

September 11, 2019
The 20-year-old blues phenom shares his straight-ahead approach to fiery blues-rock tones.
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First Look: Line 6 Spider V 120 MkII

September 9, 2019
Thousands of tone-shaping options and thumping power make the Spider's latest evolution a screaming deal.
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Gibson Factory Tour [2019]

August 27, 2019
Go behind the scenes and see new Les Pauls, SGs, Explorers, and more at the famed guitar outfit’s newly consolidated Nashville facility.
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First Look: 3rd Power Clean Sink

August 26, 2019
Dylana Nova’s latest doesn’t just offer AC- and blackface-style tones—you can also custom-blend aspects of both iconic amp flavors!
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Last Call: Close Your Eyes, Be Transported

August 20, 2019
Put on the blinders, focus inward, and tap into the moment.
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First Look: Harmony Silhouette

August 19, 2019
The pawnshop prize of yore gets relaunched with a boutique touch—and at about the same price as an inflation-adjusted original.
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Rig Rundown: Greg Koch

August 14, 2019
The king of gristle shares the signature gear he uses to unleash waves of unabashed sonic mayhem.
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First Look: Mojotone BlackOut Tweed Select

August 12, 2019
The sweet sounds of screaming tweed and a raft of even bigger tones live in this affordable take on the 5E3 classic.
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Axes & Artifacts: Dumble Overdrive Special, Overdrive Deluxe & Modded Fender Bassman

August 6, 2019
Three rare amps worth their weight in gold—one previously owned by Keith Urban, one from Mark Tremonti, and one just sold to Joe Bonamassa.
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First Look: EarthQuaker Devices Plumes

August 3, 2019
Jamie Stillman and his cast of weirdos take the TS beyond simple screaming.
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Rig Rundown: Nita Strauss

July 31, 2019
With a new Ibanez signature model and an ultraportable plug-and-play rig, the rock heroine travels light to create the heavy tones on her new solo debut, Controlled Chaos.
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First Look: Supro Silverwood

July 30, 2019
We inspect the new "old" guitar based on the brand's 1960 flagship model.
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First Look: Boss DD-200 Digital Delay

July 22, 2019
Watch John Bohlinger explore 12 modes that go from tame and traditional to wacky and adventurous.
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Summer NAMM 2019 Editors' Picks Day 3

July 21, 2019
The PG editors hit up Carter Vintage Guitars one last time to wrap up the final day of the show by discussing exciting new gear from ValveTrain, Comins Guitars, Chase Bliss, and more!
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Summer NAMM 2019 Editors' Picks Day 1

July 19, 2019
Our crew meets up at Carter Vintage Guitars to give a quick rundown of the most head-turning things they saw on their first day at the Nashville gear expo.
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Last Call: Live, Without a Net

July 16, 2019
Take time to pick the strawberries.
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First Look: Aclam Dr. Robert

July 1, 2019
Spanish stompbox specialists conjure the biting, stinging, and fab-fuzzy spirit of the '66 Beatles and the rare Vox UL730.
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Rig Rundown: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

June 26, 2019
One of Americana’s rising stars (and a son of an outlaw legend) goes deep on his vintage Gibson, using a dual-amp setup, and why he eschews most pedals.
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Rig Rundown: Arielle

June 19, 2019
Inspired by the lutherie skills of Brian May and the tonal essence of Eric Johnson, this self-proclaimed “classic-folk rocker” shows off her acoustic and electric setups.
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Last Call: Space Is Music, Too

June 17, 2019
Think about playing guitar as a communication device in a larger conversation.
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