Giveaways January 2015

January 15

Fender

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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All You Need is... Bass!

August 19, 2009
A pretty pile of basses
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Escape From the Dog House: Fender's Bass Revolution

August 19, 2009
When Leo Fender invented the instrument he called a Precision Bass, he had modest goals. As he later told music journalist Tom Wheeler, “We needed to free the bass player from the big doghouse, the acoustic bass. That thing was usually confined to the back of the band, and the bass player couldn’t get up to the mic to sing. And … guitar players would have an advantage if they could have an instrument with frets that would make doubling on bass easier for them.”
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