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NAMM '11 - Fender Road Worn Player Series Demos

January 17, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get our first demo of the Road Worn Player Series' Strat and Tele. All three new Road Worn Player Series guitars—Road Worn Player Series Stratocaster, Road Worn Player Series Stratocaster HSS and Road Worn Player Series Telecaster—feature an alder body with a lightly worn lacquer finish, modern "C"-shaped maple neck with a lightly worn urethane finish, three-ply pickguard, aged knobs and switch tip, and deluxe gig bag. The Road Worn Player Series Stratocaster has a maple fretboard with 9.5" radius and medium jumbo frets, Texas Special single-coil pickups, five-way switching, and vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge. The Road Worn Player Series Stratocaster HSS has a rosewood fretboard with 9.5" radius and medium jumbo frets, Texas Special neck and middle pickups, Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbucking bridge pickup, five-way switching, and vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge. The Road Worn Player Series Telecaster has a maple fretboard with 9.5" radius and medium jumbo frets, Tex Mex single-coil bridge pickup and Seymour Duncan '59 humbucking neck pickup, three-way switching, and Road Worn six-saddle strings-through-body bridge.
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The Pinkburst Project

January 17, 2011
Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French commissions a who’s-who of guitar and bass manufacturers to create 25 custom “pinkburst” guitars and amps to benefit research into uveitis—a disease responsible for 10 percent of blindness in the US.
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The Fender Delta Tone System, Pt. 2

January 17, 2011
Let’s take a closer look at no-load pots.
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The Resurrection of Uncle Bookie's Stacker

December 21, 2010
In this installment, we’ll look at what went into resurrecting and restoring the Stack Knob Jazz bass owned by Walter “Uncle Bookie” Booker.
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The Fender Cumberland River Floodwater Lucite Esquire

December 21, 2010
A lucite Esquire filled with floodwater from the Cumberland river built by Fender''s R&D team for a charity auction
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1960 Gibson ES-335 And 1959 Model 5F8A Fender Twin

December 21, 2010
The first offshoot of the popular ES-335 was the ES-355, which was intended to be the pinnacle of Gibson’s new thinline electric series.
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DVD Review: "Leo Fender's Telecaster - The Original Twang"

November 16, 2010
A documentary on the Telecaster and its impact on modern music
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The Fender Eric Clapton Active Mid-Boost

November 16, 2010
The active boost circuit favored by Eric Clapton and how to install it
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Souping Up a Bassman 10

November 16, 2010
Some easy tricks to make a sweet Fender Bassman super
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The Fender TBX Tone Control Mod, Part 2

October 20, 2010
Experimenting with tonecaps and resistors on the TBX tone control
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