June Issue
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: Guided by Voices

June 20, 2018
Doug Gillard, Mark Shue, and Bobby Bare Jr. reveal how a few quirky vintage axes, some classic amps, and a few utilitarian pedals get the job done night after night.
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What Bohlinger Plays: Tommy Emmanuel-Inspired Pull-Off Riff

June 19, 2018
Wrap your mitts around a shockingly easy pentatonic pattern that the Aussie flattop master uses on numbers such as "Classical Gas."
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First Look: Joe Gore Pedals Porkolator

June 18, 2018
Want something that's transparent and Ms. Priss? Well, this oddball pedal loosely based on Steve Albini's secret weapon ain't that. Watch John Bohlinger take on this harmonic monster.
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Rig Rundown: Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids

June 13, 2018
Go inside one of the hottest pop tours of 2018 and dig deep into the gear that Mike Scott, Elliott Ives, and JT himself take on the road.
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Axes & Artifacts: Albert King's Tom Holmes THC Flying V

June 11, 2018
John Bohlinger shreds on one of the late blues god's most unique instruments while Gruhn Guitars' Greg Voros reveals the fascinating backstory.
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First Look: Walrus Audio Emissary Parallel Boost

June 11, 2018
John Bohlinger grabs his '50s Les Paul Custom, PRS DGT, and a 1967 Fender Telecaster to test out the juice box's two voicings and tonal oomph.
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First Look: Stacks FX Thsee Anomaly

June 4, 2018
Watch John Bohlinger use his lap steel and dual P-90 singlecut to warp sounds, bend time, and enter new tonal dimensions with this delay.
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Rig Rundown: The Breeders

May 23, 2018
For nearly 30 years, these alt-rock pioneers have created gristly tones full of attitude and angst. Find out how guitarist Kelley Deal and bassist Josephine Wiggs craft their signature tones.
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Last Call: Bohlinger’s Unofficial Guide to Music City

May 20, 2018
Our columnist’s take on the 6-string delights of Nashville—with a little added spice.
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First Look: Seymour Duncan Silver Lake

May 14, 2018
John Bohlinger uses his PRS hollowbody and a booming baritone T-style to surf traditional 'verb waves and explore spatial dimensions.
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Last Call: The Ups and Downs of Touring

May 10, 2018
Embracing whatever life on the road brings.
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Rig Rundown: Mike Stern

May 9, 2018
Consistency is key when it comes to this jazz legend’s approach to gear. Check out how one of the most rocking jazzers gets his signature tone.
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First Look: EarthQuaker Devices Pyramids

May 9, 2018
John Bohlinger grabs his triple-humbucker PRS and b-bender baritone to unravel the various flange sounds lurking inside that range from classic to crazy.
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Rig Rundown: The Mattson 2

May 2, 2018
Go inside the psych-jazz stylings of Jared Mattson and check out his wacky Japanese doubleneck that provides the midrange buzz and low-end thump for the duo.
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First Look: PRS Mark Tremonti MT 15

April 30, 2018
PG's Review Demo master grabs his PRS hollowbody and solidbody, a '50s Les Paul goldtop, and a '55 Fender Strat to tango with the Alter Bridge guitar star's signature amp.
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Rig Rundown: Khruangbin

April 25, 2018
Witness how the Texas trio spawns their brand of atmospheric Thai-funk rock with an expansive use of ’verb and a pair of road-trodden, vintage-styled instruments.
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First Look: Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo

April 23, 2018
PG's John Bohlinger throws a triple-humbucker PRS, B-bender Tele, and a Filter'Tron-equipped lap steel at a uniquely controllable pulse machine.
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First Look: Wren and Cuff Two-Five 25V Overdrive

April 16, 2018
John Bohlinger saddles up on a baritone T-style, '50s Strat, custom-made LP with mini-humbuckers, and a triple-humbucker PRS to take out the raging black-and-yellow box on its first ride.
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Last Call: Worst Gig Ever

April 13, 2018
Fish cleaner, kissing bandit, parasite host, or bad-luck honky-tonk bass player?
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Rig Rundown: Earthless

April 11, 2018
Isaiah Mitchell and Mike Eginton demo their psych-rock toys, including a couple of new Tyrant amps and vintage gear from Dan Armstrong, Sunn, and Acoustic.
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