April 2020

Articles by John Bohlinger

What Bohlinger Plays

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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First Look: Greer Tomahawk Deluxe Drive

February 5, 2018
The Lee Brice sideman uses P-90s, single-coils, and humbuckers to prove that this box can go from tweed-style burn to Bassman growl.
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First Look: Walrus Audio Fathom

January 22, 2018
Guitarist John Bohlinger grabs a Gretsch Black Falcon, a vintage Fender Strat, and a Hahn Tele (complete with a B-bender) to take the plunge into four different 'verb caverns.
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Rig Rundown: Devin Townsend

January 17, 2018
In one of our funnest-ever RR shoots, the original Strapping Young Lad waxes giddy and witty explaining his signature axe, pickups, and all-digital setup.
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Last Call: Hired Gunning

January 14, 2018
The lowdown on this sideman’s life: It’s sweet!
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Rig Rundown: Bully

January 10, 2018
Offset guitars, classic American amps, and gnarly fuzzes fuel these Nashvillians' indie jams.
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First Look: EarthQuaker Devices Westwood

January 10, 2018
PG's John Bohlinger uses five guitars to see what the Ohio outfit's new overdrive has to offer."
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Last Call: Here, Now, or Nowhere

December 13, 2017
The VIP at your next gig should be you.
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