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Roland G-5 VG Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar Review

July 4, 2012
See what''s new, what''s improved, and how close it comes to being the only guitar you''ll ever need.
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Fender Select Telecaster Electric Guitar Review

June 8, 2012
Highly figured tops, necks crafted from carefully procured woods, warmer-sounding pickups, and improved electronics and hardware.
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1963 Fender Bass VI and 1966 Fender Bassman

June 8, 2012
Cream’s Jack Bruce and The Shadows’ Jet Harris were among those who explored the Bass VI’s soloing capability.
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Floorboard Multi-Effects Roundup: Fender Mustang Floor, Boss GT-100, and Zoom G5

June 6, 2012
Looking for the latest in multi-effect floorboards? We put three of the newest offerings to the test.
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Fender Super Bassman Pro Bass Amplifier Review

May 30, 2012
Big tube bass rigs will always be a part of the low-end landscape, even as advancements in digital and solid-state technology and performance requirements make smaller rigs more prevalent.
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Fender Pawn Shop Special Excelsior and Greta Amp Reviews

May 23, 2012
And though the Excalibur and Greta differ significantly in terms of look and function, each is a ticket to funky realms that can prompt inspiration and fresh thinking about tone, recording, and performance possibilities.
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Fender Introduces New Additions to the Pawn Shop Series

May 1, 2012
Offset Special, Jaguarillo, Mustang Special, and Reverse Jaguar Bass
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Fender Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar Guitar Review

April 6, 2012
When Fender gave Marr a chance to come up with his own version of the design, he responded with a smart, thoughtful, superbly executed take on this much-misunderstood, and ultra-expressive instrument.
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1962 Fiesta Red Fender Jaguar

April 6, 2012
The Jaguar made its debut in 1962, and with it Fender hoped to attract interest from surf guitarists who were then dominating American popular music.
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Fender Esquire Basics

April 6, 2012
I admit that the Fender Esquire is one of my favorite guitars ever, and I find its sound and simplicity very appealing.
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1966 Fender Mustang, 1961 Fender Princeton, and Vintage Gibson Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1A

April 6, 2012
That first real rig often holds a special spot in a player’s heart, and in the case of guitarist Brook Hoover, it was because his seminal setup sounded so good.
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5 Essential Jazzmaster Maintenance Tips

March 28, 2012
How to keep your Jazzmaster rock solid on the road.
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Fender Introduces Upgraded American Standard Series Models for 2012

March 21, 2012
The guitars now feature Fender Custom Shop pickups, as well as other distinctive new design touches.
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Tele Control Plate Mods

March 9, 2012
Fig. 1 The reversed control plate with the 3-way switch at the rear. Fig. 2. Wiring for the reversed control plate with the volume pot in the front position,
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Resuscitating A Ruined '56 Fender Esquire

March 9, 2012
1. To repair the hacked-up body of this ’56 Esquire, I cut replacement pieces from old ash and shaped them to graft back into the guitar. 2. Today’s commercial
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1968 Fender Stratocaster and 1969 Kustom K 100 2

March 9, 2012
A swinging ’60s couple: 1968 Fender Stratocaster and 1969 Kustom K 100 2 head and cab. By the mid 1960s, the Stratocaster— Fender’s top model of 1954—had taken a
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Video Review - Fender Machete 1x12 Combo

March 8, 2012
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Fender Machete 1x12 combo guitar amplifier, which is a complementary video to a print review featured as March 2012 Web Exclusive and can be read online in its entirety, here - .
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Fender Files for $200 Million IPO

March 8, 2012
Scottsdale, AZ (March 8, 2012) – Fender Musical Instruments Corp—one of the world’s leading manufacturers of musical instruments—has announced its plans to raise funds for a $200 million IPO. Founded
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Fender Machete Amp Review

March 7, 2012
For players used to really big sounds, compact high-gain tube combo amps sometimes seem to demand too many tradeoffs to make the convenience and portability worth it. If you’re
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NAMM '12 - Fender 50th Anniversary Jaguar

February 12, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of Fender's 50th Anniversary Jaguar.
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