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Last Call: John Bohlinger’s Top 10 Rig Rundowns
John Bohlinger's joy is palpable during this 2014 Rig Rundown with Larry Carlton. Photo by Perry Bean

PG’s Nashville correspondent shares his favorite moments behind the camera with some of the best guitar players in the world.

When PG started the Rig Rundown series in 2008, YouTube limited videos to a lean 10 minutes. Now running time is limitless and we've packed hundreds of hours of guitar geekery into more than 450 of these addictive videos, racking up millions of views while giving us all-access to what were formerly trade secrets.

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Rig Rundown - Kiss' Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, and Tommy Thayer

Guitarist Tommy Thayer talks Les Pauls and philanthropy while Gene and Paul’s techs give us a peek behind the curtain and show us the gear behind the hottest band in the world.

Not many bands can claim as much influence on today's hard rock and metal scene as the makeup-wearing, blood-spitting, pyro-shooting foursome. PG caught up with current guitarist Tommy Thayer, along with techs Francis and Michael Berger, to dig into all the axes (in some cases, literally), effects, and amps that the band brought out on their 2014 tour with Def Leppard.

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