December 2016

Fender

Rig Rundown: Brent Mason

June 11, 2014
Nashville studio ace shows it’s more about chops than gear.
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The Edge and Bono Join Fender's Board of Directors

May 29, 2014
The duo will bring a unique blend of experience in music, entertainment, business and advocacy to the 68-year-old music company.
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Top 5 Bass Rig Rundowns

May 28, 2014
Witness the gear of the low-end gods—from Flea’s massive Gallien-Krueger rig to Juan Alderete’s bountiful boutique board, Tom Petersson’s drool-worth collection, Billy Sheehan’s dual-output Yamaha, and Roger Waters' iconic black P bass.
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Ask Amp Man: A Fender Head Transplant

May 26, 2014
A home-surgery survivor—and the relative merits of KT66 and 6L6 tubes.
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Guitar Shop 101: Tips for Replacing a Strat-Style 5-Way Switch

May 23, 2014
Replacing a 5-way switch can seem like a daunting task. Learn to research your options and do it right!
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Rig Rundown: Third Eye Blind's Kryz Reid

May 21, 2014
3EB's lead guitarist shows a beautiful mix of vintage and modern axes and a strategic backup plan in the amp and pedalboard department.
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Mod Garage: The Infamous Telecaster Neck Pickup

May 16, 2014
Let’s face it: Few Tele players actually like the sound of the stock neck pickup. If you’re thinking of swapping it for something else, here are some time-tested options.
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Fender 1954 Heavy Relic Strat Review

May 15, 2014
This high-end Custom Shop model aspires to be an exact replica of a sexagenarian Strat. How close does it get?
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Linkin Park Gear Gallery

May 7, 2014
A look at Brad Delson's touring gear, as well as his new favorite studio Strat.
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Cordoba Music Group Acquires Guild

May 7, 2014
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation announced that it has finalized a letter of intent to sell the Guild guitar brand.
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Four Affordable 12-String Flattops Roundup

May 6, 2014
Looking for jangle on a budget? Check out this quartet of acoustic-electrics under $650.
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Bass Bench: Exploring Bridge Designs

May 2, 2014
What’s the only contact point on a bass that affects all notes? Let’s investigate the implications.
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Rig Rundown: Chevelle

April 30, 2014
This alt-metal power trio proves that one focused, low-tuned guitar, pounding drums, and inventively effected bass can sound as huge live as a band rocking multiple guitars and keyboards.
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Top 5 Blues-Rock Rig Rundowns

April 23, 2014
Witness the gear of the gods—from Jeff Beck’s trem setup to Eric Johnson’s ’57 Strats, Warren Haynes’ arsenal of Gibsons, Sonny Landreth’s pedalboard tricks, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s Dumble.
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Vintage Vault: 1978 Fender Telecaster and 1979 Stratocaster Antigua

April 23, 2014
In 1977, Fender applied the smoky “Antigua” finish to their classic models.
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Mod Garage: 7 Tele Bridge Pickup Alternatives

April 18, 2014
Tired of twang? Inject your T-style with new life.
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Fender Coronado Review

April 17, 2014
The idiosyncratic ’60s semi-hollowbody returns—with some twists.
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Rig Rundown: The Devil Wears Prada

April 9, 2014
The American metal core band spills the details on their three-guitar assault.
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Fender Custom Shop Introduces the Artisan Series and Master Designed Series

April 4, 2014
The Artisian series is built to spotlight fine woods with distinctive figures, hand-rubbed stains, and gloss finishes.
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Ask Amp Man: From Silverfaces to Silvertones

March 24, 2014
Making sense of the external speaker jacks on vintage Fenders—and resurrecting a cool old Silvertone.
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