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Deep 6: A Brief History of the Tragically Underused Electric Baritone Guitar

March 4, 2014
Tucked in a register between standard guitar and bass guitar, the baritone has a sound and vibe all its own. Discover what makes this 6-string so appealing to songwriters, studio guitarists, and rockers.
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John Frusciante: War and Peace

March 3, 2014
The former Red Hot Chili Pepper opens up about his under-the-radar musical journey, why he traded his Strat for a Yamaha SG2000, and achieving artistic freedom via electronica.
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Will Lee & Nathan East: Bass Brothers

February 24, 2014
Will interviews Nathan. Nathan interviews Will. It’s a super-bass summit!
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Rig Rundown: Jonny Lang

February 19, 2014
The bluesmaster shares some licks, talks signature guitars, and his tech breaks down his Fender combos and pedalboard setup.
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Vintage Vault: 1955 Fender Bandmaster

February 17, 2014
One of Fender’s great 1950s amps—and a signature sound of Who’s Next.
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Mark Tremonti's Top 5 Amps and Myles Kennedy's Top 5 Pedals

February 14, 2014
Alter Bridge’s Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy talk about the amps and effects that power their sound.
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Ask Amp Man: The Vibro Champ Voltage Mystery

February 13, 2014
Why do the schematics differ between two supposedly identical CBS-era Fender amps?
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Fender Kingman Pro Review

February 13, 2014
Fender reimagines a vintage acoustic and creates a new classic.
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Rig Rundown: Pixies

February 12, 2014
Get the lowdown on the axes, amps, and effects used by influential alt-rockers Charles Thompson and Joey Santiago.
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Vintage Vault: 1966 Fender Electric XII

February 7, 2014
Fender’s solidbody 12-string was never a big seller, but you’ve heard it everywhere from “Stairway to Heaven” to “Sloop John B.”
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Book Excerpt: "Rolling Stones Gear"

February 6, 2014
If you've ever wondered what instruments and gear the Stones have used to make their iconic music over the years, Andy Babiuk's new photo-rich book tells all.
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NAMM '14 - Fender Custom Shop Nile Rodgers Hitmaker Stratocaster

February 5, 2014
Learn about the recreation of the guitar behind mega-hits from Daft Punk, Madonna, Diana Ross, David Bowie, and many more.
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Rig Rundown: Keith Urban

February 5, 2014
Though this stage setup is scaled back from previous outings, it contains some axes and amps most people only dream about.
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Fender Introduces Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Accessories

January 27, 2014
The lineup includes guitar strings, instrument cables, gig bags, electronic tuners, guitar straps and effects pedals.
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Squier Introduces Eva Gardner Precision Bass and 60th Anniversary Classic Vibe '50s Stratocaster

January 27, 2014
Gardner's bass features special graphics, her clipper ship tattoo recreated just above the bridge, special 12th-fret inlay graphics and a thumb rest.
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Fender Celebrates 60th Anniversary of the Stratocaster with Limited-Edition Models

January 27, 2014
The 60th Anniversary American Vintage 1954 Stratocaster and 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster are only available during 2014.
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Fender Announces All-New Rumble Bass Amp Series

January 26, 2014
The Rumble series has a newly developed footswitchable overdrive circuit and a three-button voicing palette.
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Fender Acoustics Introduces 2014 Winter Collection

January 25, 2014
The lineup includes artist signature models, folk music instruments, electro-acoustic models with USB connectivity, and more.
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Fender Introduces Kurt Cobain Jaguar, Jim Root Jazzmaster, and Troy Van Leeuwen Jazzmaster

January 25, 2014
The Jim Root Jazzmaster has got to be the most distinctively minimalist version of the instrument ever devised.
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