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December 2014

Fender

Melissa Etheridge: Guitar Storyteller

October 10, 2014
From a badminton racket to her signature Ovation and various 12-string obsessions in between, one of rock’s reigning queens shares a few of her favorite guitar things.
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Mod Garage: The Dick Dale Wiring

October 9, 2014
The unique wiring scheme behind the definitive surf sound.
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Top 5 Pop-Rock Rig Rundowns

October 8, 2014
Witness the gear of the pop-rock gods—from James Valentine's fully-loaded boutique board to Monte Pittman's stash of signature axes, Justin Derrico's collection of Les Pauls, the Neon Trees' custom Fender setup, and John Mayer's beat-and-battered BLACK1 Strat.
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Fender Expands American Standard Series

October 7, 2014
Seven new models are added to the lineup.
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Ask Amp Man: Restoring a Deluxe Reverb’s Magic

September 29, 2014
Can a different rectifier tube improve an amp’s sound and feel?
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Guitar Shop 101: How to Install an Onboard Buffer System in a Strat

September 26, 2014
Buffering your Strat’s pickups with an onboard circuit provides several sonic dividends.
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Rig Rundown: Cage the Elephant

September 24, 2014
The pop-fused, garage-pysch rockers show us a bevy of their beat-up guitars, road-tested amps, and boutique-loaded boards.
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Joe Bonamassa’s 5 Most Underrated Amps

September 23, 2014
A bona fide amp connoisseur discusses his most under-the-radar tone machines.
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Rig Rundown: Journey's Neal Schon (2014)

September 17, 2014
The self-admitted gear junkie walks us through his current rig.
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Fender Acoustic Custom Shop Releases Tom Petty Signature Kingman Dreadnought

September 17, 2014
The genuine mahogany back and sides are crafted with Sitka spruce back bracing and basswood kerfing.
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