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NAMM '10 - Fender G-DEC 3 Thirty Demo & More

January 21, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Fender Amps booth. In this segment we get our first taste of their new G-DEC 3 Thirty.

The G-DEC 3 Thirty a tool for recording and rehearsing. To begin with, you don't just get the sound of a single amplifier, you get an entire room of amplifiers. No matter your playing style, you'll never be without a ton of incredible tones with 100 presets.

Start off by using the G-DEC 3 Thirty's simple interface to design and perfect your own signature sounds. Then, dive into the limitless training power of the G-DEC 3 Thirty's incredible play-along function. Some of the greatest guitar players from around the world contributed to the 100 backtracks. The G-DEC 3 Thirty also give you access to MP3 and WAV file storage and playback, so you can play along with all of your favorite music. Use the included version of Ableton Live Lite 8 Fender Edition to record the rest of your band for private practice, or arrange all new tracks and load them up on your G-DEC 3 Thirty to work out the guitars.

The G-DEC 3 includes 1/4" Guitar input, stereo line-out, USB, Aux input for CD/MP3 player and footswitch (expression pedal) input. The G-DEC 3 Thirty is a solid-state amp packed with 30 watts and features a 10" Fender Special Design with high-frequency tweeter .

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NAMM '10 - Fender Acoustasonic Tele Demo

January 19, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get our first look and listen of the Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster.

The Acoustasonic Tele features a ash body with a spruce wedge center block, maple neck with a modern "C" profile, rosewood fingerboard, 21 jumbo frets. The electronics include a neck position Custom Shop Twisted Tele pickup and a Fishman Piezo Pickup in the bridge (which features 4 different acoustic images).

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NAMM: Fender American Special Series Strats & Tele

January 15, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she catches up with Fender. In this segment, we get our first glimpse of their American Speical Series Strats & Teles.

The three instruments in the new series?the American Special Telecaster, American Special Stratocaster and American Special Stratocaster HSS?are highly-affordable U.S.-made Fender electric guitars that are within the reach of an entire spectrum of players. As such, they share many features with their cousins in the acclaimed Highway One and American Standard series.

All three American Special guitars feature alder bodies with gloss urethane finishes, 9.5-radius maple necks with jumbo frets, and Fenders best-selling Texas Special? pickups (the Stratocaster HSS also has an Atomic humbucking bridge pickup).

The American Special Telecaster has a vintage-style string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three brass saddles, a black pickguard, and is available in Olympic White and Three-color Sunburst. American Special Stratocaster has a vintage-style synchronized tremolo and white pickguard, and is available in Candy Apple Red and Two-color Sunburst. The American Special Stratocaster HSS has a rosewood fingerboard, black pickguard and vintage-style synchronized tremolo, and is available in Black and Three-color Sunburst.

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CAN YOU TURN THAT THING DOWN?

January 14, 2010
Getting great Fender Twin Reverb tone at volumes that won''t kill your ears
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Fender '57 Champ Amp Review

December 17, 2009
Fender''s ''57 Champ reissue is five snarling watts based on the 5F1 circuit
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Enhance Your Décor With A Harmony-built Fender Acoustic

December 17, 2009
An old children''s Fender acoustic makes for good aesthetics.
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Two Letters about … Well, Twins!

December 17, 2009
Two Fender Twin Reverb owners pose questions about their speakers
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Fender Bassman TV Fifteen Combo Amp Review

December 17, 2009
Fender releases the Bassman with a twist - this one sounds good with bass.
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1968 Fender Coronado II, Wildwood I Finish

December 17, 2009
The Coronado is Fender''s entry into the double-cutaway hollowbody game
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Rig Rundown - Rob Zombie's John 5

December 4, 2009
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Milwaukee, WI, on 11/19/09 during the Rob Zombie '09 tour where she caught up with guitarist and tele wizard, John 5.

In this segment, John 5 walks us through his current live rig used for the current tour, including his plethora of Fender Custom Shop teles and siganture models, which all feature Dimarzio pickups or a Twisted Tele for the neck spot. He rocks a MINIMAL pedalboard (3 pedals and a wah!) and runs all that through various Marshall heads.

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Getting Lazy with Susan and a ’59 Fender Telecaster

November 18, 2009
Different tools that help you achieve an even coat of finish
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Turn The Amp OFF… Or Else

November 18, 2009
When a business traveler leaves his amp on at home for a month, can Jeff save his once-glorious tone?
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1968 - 69 Paisley Red & Blue Flower Fender Telecasters

November 18, 2009
Late-sixties paisley Fenders try to cash in on the hippie movement
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Unsung Heroes of Tone: The End of an Era

October 21, 2009
Kevin Borden finishes his journey through vintage bass amplification history with early ''80s Peavey combos
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Fender Princeton Reverb

October 21, 2009
Zach finds that a Fender Princeton is older than its owner thought.
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1958 Fender Strat & 1959 Fender Twin

October 21, 2009
A look at the evolution of the Fender Twin -- the amp that defined an industry.
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LA Amp Show '09 - Fender '57 Champ Demo

October 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2009 LA Amp Show where he visits the Fender area. In this video segment, we get to see and hear from Fender's little '57 Champ.

The '57 Champ is a small but mighty tone machine crafted within the their '57 Tweed series. It is an all-tube 5 watt comb with a 8" Weber Alnico speaker. It features a 6V6GT power tube, 12AX7 preamp tube and 5Y3GT rectifier tube. It is covered in the traditional lacquered tweed and is hand-wired with two inputs. This little tone monster has been used by Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Keith Richards and countless others during recording sessions.

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1959 Fender Harvard with 1962 Fender Esquire

September 18, 2009
The magical duo of the sixties: a Fender Esqure and Harvard amp.
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Amp Modeling Reality Check

September 18, 2009
Looking to get real about amp modeling? We have direct comparison audio samples.
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Stratocaster Direct-Through Mod

September 18, 2009
Mod your Strat to connect the pickup directly to the output jack, Esquire-style.
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