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Rig Rundown: Black Pistol Fire

July 20, 2016
As one half of a two-piece outfit, guitarist/vocalist Kevin McKeown shows how a few hollowbodies, Fender combos, and a packed pedalboard help him create a blues-rock ruckus.
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Gallery: Generation Axe Tour 2016

July 14, 2016
Take an in-depth look at the shred-tastic gear used by Vai, Malmsteen, Bettencourt, Wylde, and Abasi.
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Fender Unveils the Flea Jazz Bass

July 11, 2016
A precise recreation of his classic Shell Pink ’61 Jazz bass.
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SNAMM '16 - Fender 2016 Custom Shop Models

July 11, 2016
Get a peek behind the curtain to see what's possible with these high-end beauties.
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SNAMM '16 - Fender PM-3 Limited Edition Triple-0 Mahogany & PM-1 Dreadnought NE Demos

July 7, 2016
Fender expands the Paramount acoustic line with additional tonewood choices and electronic options.
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Rig Rundown: The Wild Feathers

July 6, 2016
The Nashville-based rockers are on a tear with their Neil Young-meets-Tom Petty jams. Find out what vibey gear, classic combos, and boutique stomps power their stage shows.
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SNAMM '16 - Fender '57 Classic Tweed Champ, Deluxe, Pro, and Twin Demos

July 1, 2016
Check out three old favorites with modern updates, and get introduced to a brand-new reissue.
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Mod Garage: Rewiring a Fender Mustang

July 1, 2016
Here’s how to streamline the pickup switching scheme on an underrated Fender.
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Rig Rundown: Black Mountain's Stephen McBean

June 29, 2016
This Vancouver psych-rock quintet is building quite a buzz with its vibey grooves, so we decided to find out which gear gives bandleader McBean his 6-string buzz.
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SNAMM '16 - Fender Deluxe Stratocaster & Mustang 90 Demos

June 24, 2016
See and hear two new old favorites with modern accoutrements.
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Summer NAMM 2016: Editors' Picks – Day 1

June 23, 2016
Read about the best guitars, amps, effects, and gizmos the editors dug during the first jam-packed day of NAMM.
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GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2016 Day 1

June 23, 2016
Here's a taste of the gear we came across during the first day of Summer NAMM, with tone toys from Fender, Seymour Duncan, Bullhead Amplification, and more.
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Rig Rundown: Brad Whitford and Derek St. Holmes

June 15, 2016
Classic rockers from Aerosmith and Ted Nugent reconnect after three decades to jam on vintage-inspired gear with modern accoutrements.
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Fender Unveils the Mod Shop

June 14, 2016
An experience that provides consumers with the ability to design their dream guitar by choosing from a wide variety of customizable options.
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Rig Rundown: Bloc Party

June 8, 2016
Combine a few tried-and-true guitars, basses, and amps with several dozen pedals and you’re on the right path to the British pop-rockers’ unique sound.
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Make’n Music and Fender Introduce the American Standard Offset Telecaster

June 3, 2016
Only 25 pieces of this exclusive initial run will be offered in Butterscotch Blonde.
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Playing the Angles: Bob Mould

May 30, 2016
The ex-Hüsker Dü leader unleashes jagged stacks of Strats for his darkest, thickest-sounding album in decades and strikes a blow for the sanctity of the rock power trio.
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Julian Lage: Surrender to the Twang

May 25, 2016
After outgrowing the “child prodigy” label, the virtuoso guitarist returns to his first love, the Telecaster.
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Fender American Elite Precision Bass Review

May 24, 2016
A new incarnation of the revered Fender P that brings classic Precision tones and style along with some modern enhancements.
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