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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.

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1966 Fender Deluxe amp iso lab john bohlinger

Iso Lab: 1966 Fender Deluxe Amp

June 29, 2020
Watch John Bohlinger get busy with his light-but-loud blackface amp that has become a favorite for recording twangy tunes.
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Last Call: Things I Learned During Quarantine

June 12, 2020
Lockdown isn’t easy, but it’s revealed some lessons, both trivial (Alexa can fart on demand) and divine (guitar is alive and well).
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1964 Fender Pro Amp

Iso Lab: 1964 Fender Pro Amp

June 1, 2020
PG's John Bohlinger shows off his 1x15 blackface combo with a '61 355, bender Tele, and a '55 Strat.
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Iso Lab: 1966 Fender Twin Reverb

May 25, 2020
PG's Music City demo maestro uses a bender Tele, a vintage Strat, and an old cherry 355 to get clean, loud, and bubbly with his blackface tonal bedrock.
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Iso Lab: B-Benders

May 18, 2020
PG's John Bohlinger demos a quintet of bending axes, including a custom T-style, a Gibson Music City Jr., a one-off PRS SC-J, a PRS SE One, and a Gibson Les Paul.
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Last Call: John Bohlinger’s Top 10 Rig Rundowns

May 11, 2020
PG’s Nashville correspondent shares his favorite moments behind the camera with some of the best guitar players in the world.
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1964 Vibroverb

Iso lab: 1964 Fender Vibroverb

May 11, 2020
Channeling his inner SRV, John Bohlinger enlists a trio of axes to dance with the blackface combo popularized by Texas Flood.
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1964 Concert Pro

Iso Lab: 1964 Fender Concert Amp

May 4, 2020
PG's Last Call columnist and demo dude stays homes to fire up his blackface 4x10 and works out the classic AB763 circuit with a '60s 355, bari Tele, and a vintage Strat.
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Les Paul Juniors Iso Lab

Iso Lab: 1958 vs 1960 Gibson Les Paul Juniors

April 27, 2020
Our Nashville correspondent has a bash with his vintage single-cuts while staying safe during the pandemic.
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Vintage Strats Iso Lab

Iso Lab: 1955 vs. 1966 Fender Stratocasters

April 20, 2020
PG's John Bohlinger couch surfs during the quarantine and slugs it out with his vintage Strats.
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Rig Rundown: Brendan Benson [2020]

April 15, 2020
A trip into the bona fide Raconteurs guitarist's inner lair of rare vintage acoustics, super vibey amps, and a few choice goldtops.
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50s Les Pauls

Iso Lab: 1954 vs. 1956 Gibson Les Pauls

April 13, 2020
PG's demo dude and frequent Rig Rundown host demos his vintage LPs.
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Rig Rundown: Cedric Burnside

April 8, 2020
A true lion of Mississippi hill-country blues continues paving his family’s legacy with a no-nonsense setup.
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Ally V homepage

Rig Rundown: Ally Venable

April 1, 2020
This up-and-coming Texas-blues rocker walks through how she gets her huge tones.
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Guild X-175

First Look: Guild X-175 Manhattan Special

March 30, 2020
Thanks to its DeArmond Dynasonic pickups, true hollowbody tone delights await in this classy and handsomely styled 6-string that won't break the bank.
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Last Call: Neal Casal and the Dangerous Thing We’re Afraid to Talk About

March 26, 2020
Mental health issues affect millions of people. Let’s talk about how we can help each other before it’s too late.
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Rig Rundown: Neil Zaza

March 25, 2020
Now that he’s ditched heavy amps for a digital rig, the melodic shredder shares his secrets for utilizing modern modeling tech.
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Rig Rundown: Brandon “Taz” Niederauer

March 18, 2020
One of guitar’s most promising young firebrands breaks down his signature D’Angelico, explains why he prefers Boogies, and then demos some vintage stompboxes.
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Supro Conquistador

First Look: Supro Conquistador

March 16, 2020
Tones and vibes abound in a super-handsome, semi-hollow Supro that scales a classic body shape up to 335-like dimensions.
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Last Call: 6 Ways to Make Friends with Our Common Enemy—Mortality

March 9, 2020
John Bohlinger's tips for keeping your body and mind primed for playing well into your golden years.
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