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Spring Cleaning

May 20, 2009
Late-''60s to early-''70s Fenders made of mixed and matched parts: the Maverick and the Electric XII
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Black-Lighting a ’59 Fender Telecaster Neck

May 20, 2009
John Brown employs a black light to identify a refinished headstock, and help restore it to its original finish
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Video Review - Fender Custom '57 Twin-Amp

May 20, 2009
G's Bob Goffstein walks us through his latest review on the Fender Custom '57 Twin-Amp. This reissue is based on the '57 manufactured by Fender's Custom Shop, but features a few changes thrown in versatility's sake. The transformers and choke were built by Mercury Magnetics Company. The '57 includes four Sovtek 12AX7WCs, relabeled Groove Tubes 12AX7R, two Groove Tubes-6L6GE and two Electro Harmonix 5U4GB rectifiers. The speakers are 12" Eminence Alnicos designed by Ted Weber of Weber VST. In addition, this '57 reissue comes with separate Bright and Normal channels, each with its own preamp circuit, separate Volume controls and two jacks, followed by Treble, Bass and Presence controls that are common to both channels.
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Premier Collector #11: Unique & Custom Basses

May 5, 2009
Ron Johnson has an impressive collection of 12-string basses and more
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Fender Road Worn Series '60s Stratocaster Guitar Review

April 21, 2009
Fender''s Road Worn Strat is a more responsive & open-sounding step up from their Mexican Standard
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1961 Fender Stratocaster Tahitian Coral

April 21, 2009
A cool custom-color Strat with great natural wear
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Measuring Up Micro Amps

April 21, 2009
A look at micro-amps from Marshall, Fender, Danelectro, Orange and Smokey
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Fender Road Worn Series '50s Telecaster Guitar Review

April 21, 2009
The Road Worn ''50s Tele brings more than a relic job to Fender''s new line with playability and tone to spare
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A Day at Fender U

March 30, 2009
A look inside Fender University
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Negative Feedback, Fender Bassman 10

March 17, 2009
A look at negative feedback and hum balance
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1966 Fender Telecaster: Custom Candy Apple Red

February 16, 2009
This ''66 Tele features a maple cap fingerboard and Candy Apple Red finish
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Fender Custom Shop "Telemaster" Prototype

January 15, 2009
A Make''n Music exclusive: the Fender Custom Shop "Telemaster"
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1963 Fender Jazzmaster: Formulating Its True Identity

January 15, 2009
A ''63 Jazzmaster comes in for a refinish
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Hot-Rodded Fender Guitars

January 15, 2009
A look at the history behind Fender''s Hot Rodded line of guitars
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Reunion Blues Vintage Guitars Road Show - Part 3

December 19, 2008

In the third segment of Reunion Blues' Vintage Guitars Road Show, the show hits up Bananas at Large in California. Highlights include:

  • A very rough '69 Jazz Bass with so many modifications - including removal of the binding, and the owner's name and SSN etched into the hardware - the appraisers get a little upset. Still, the bass' value will surprise you.
  • The single prototype of Fender's Gold Custom Shop Strat. There was a limited run of 100, which was commissioned for NAMM's 100th anniversary in 2001.
  • Near-perfect 1961 SG-style Les Paul Jr.

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Diagnosing a Distressed Tube Amp

December 16, 2008
A Fender Hot Rod Deluxe is on the fritz, and Jeff has five possible causes to check out
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Rewinding a 1971 Fender Jazz Pickup

December 16, 2008
John Brown does some rewinding on a classic 1971 J Bass pickup
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Reunion Blues Vintage Guitars Show - Part 2

November 21, 2008
Take a peek at a rare '59 Mary Kay Strat valued at $75,000 or the ES5 Gibson Switchmaster valued at $8000. Both were brought in for valuation at the Reunion Blues Vintage Guitar Show. Reunion Blues invited Premier Guitar to sponsor this show at Bananas at Large in San Rafael,CA. More shows are planned across the US so stay tuned for new dealer locations and videos.

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Fender VG Strat Demo by Greg Koch at GearFest

June 4, 2008
The hilarious Greg Koch demos Fender's VG Strat at GearFest '08 on May 31. Hear the array of tones available from this modeling guitar.

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