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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

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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First Look: Spaceman Effects Mercury IV Germanium Harmonic Boost

April 9, 2018
Watch John Bohlinger play his '50s Les Paul goldtop, '66 Fender Strat, Hahn T-style, and a PRS DGT to see how much bark is inside this one box.
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First Look: Origin Effects RevivalDrive

April 2, 2018
PG's John Bohlinger uses single-coils, P-90s, and humbuckers to properly work out the company's first amp-style overdrive.
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Rig Rundown: Robin Trower

March 28, 2018
The English rocker’s recipe for psychedelic blues-rock is simple: Plug a Strat into a Marshall and crank it up.
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First Look: Two-Rock Bloomfield Drive

March 26, 2018
The ace guitarist brings a '56 Les Paul Custom, Hahn T-style, '55 Strat, and PRS hollowbody to the ring to properly tussle with the 6V6-powered, 100-watt beast.
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What Bohlinger Plays: The Best Turnaround Ever

March 20, 2018
How to play a deceptively simple—and impressive—turnaround that uses hybrid picking.
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First Look: Friedman BE-50 Deluxe

March 19, 2018
The Lee Brice sideman busts out his PRS hollowbody, Hahn T-style, and a vintage Les Paul and Strat to properly rock out this 50-watt monster.
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First Look: Taylor Guitars K14ce V-Class Builder's Edition

March 12, 2018
The Review Demo master pulls up a chair and has a session with the new Grand Auditorium model that features the company's new V-Class bracing, updated electronics, and a beveled armrest.
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First Look: Fender Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Thinline

March 7, 2018
PG's demo master straps on the Austin legend's new semi-hollow 6-string.
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First Look: PRS Silver Sky

March 5, 2018
PG's John Bohlinger has a dance with the new 6-string collaboration forged by Paul Reed Smith and John Mayer.
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Rig Rundown: Snarky Puppy

February 28, 2018
Arguably the most danceable jazz band around gives us some insights to the gear they use to keep the audience grooving.
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First Look: Koll Super Cub

February 26, 2018
John Bohlinger gets his mitts on Portland, Oregon, luthier Saul Koll's mix of a mid-’60s Epiphone Coronet and a Gibson Melody Maker SG, complete with Guyatone gold-foil replica pickups by Curtis Novak.
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Last Call: Be Where You Belong

February 22, 2018
Sometimes you must face—and embrace—Father Time.
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Rig Rundown: Radio Moscow

February 21, 2018
This psych-rock power trio doesn't mind a little 60-cycle hum from their collection of obscure vintage gear from Gibson, Alamo, Danelectro, and more.
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First Look: Orange Brent Hinds Terror

February 20, 2018
PG's John Bohlinger straps on a hollowbody PRS, a vintage Gibson Les Paul (with P-90s), and a B-bender Tele to prove this metal box can do more than just "Blood and Thunder."
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Rig Rundown: Milky Chance

February 14, 2018
The German folk/reggae-rock group gives us a peek at their streamlined setup that combines vintage, offbeat axes with cutting-edge technology.
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First Look: JHS Bonsai

February 12, 2018
PG's John Bohlinger grabs his PRS hollowbody, Hahn T-style, and a vintage Les Paul Junior to go back in time with the nine TS-style voicings barking inside this one green box.
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Rig Rundown: Greta Van Fleet

February 7, 2018
One of today’s most buzzed-about rock bands walks us through the gear that powers their riff-heavy jams.
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