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In Search of Uncle Bookie, Part 2

March 11, 2010
A artist-owned bass is in terrible shape. Refinish it or not?
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Media Preview March '10

February 11, 2010
Full Metal Jackie Certified: The 50 Most Influential Heavy Metal Songs of the ‘80s, The Fender Telecaster Handbook, Rock and Roll Tourist, Shovel Headed Tour Machine: Live At Wacken & Other Assorted Atrocities (Exodus), The T.A.M.I. Show: Collector’s Edition
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In Search of Uncle Bookie, Part 1

February 11, 2010
Kevin stumbles upon a ''60 J-Bass owned by Walter Booker
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Biasing a Bassman

February 11, 2010
Changing the tubes on a pawnshop Bassman 50 - which to get and how to bias?
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1966 Fender Jazzmaster

February 11, 2010
It may not be a funky, cheap guitar, but sometimes a familiar, vintage piece is just what you need to see. That’s why we’re bringing you this pristine ’66 Jazzmaster.
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NAMM: Fender Custom Shop Jim Campilongo Interview

February 9, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM Show where she visits the Fender Custom Shop booth. In this segment, she sits down and talks with telemaster Jim Campilongo about his upcoming CD, Orange, his new Fender Custom Shop Signature Top-Loader Telecaster and the Princeton Reverb (appropriately covered in orange tolex) he's using. In addition, they talk all things NYC and Fender and Jim even jams a little on his new telecaster.
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NAMM '10-Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary Teles

February 2, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2010 NAMM show where she visits the Fender Custom Shop. In this video segment, we get a look at the spectrum of Custom Shop Teles.

First, we get to see the four Telecasters (Nocaster with two pickups, Esquire with two pickups or one pickup, Broadcaster and the Snake Head Tele) the Custom Shop re-created to celebrate the Telecaster's 60th Anniversary. Each model is limited to 60 models.

On the other end of the spectrum, we get to check out a Masterbuilt Uri Shiskov Peacock Tele with a birdseye alder body and inlays made of silver, emeralds, rubys, diamonds and sapphires.

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NAMM '10 - Fender 50th Anniversary Jazz Bass

January 26, 2010
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Fender Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to Fender's 50th Anniversary Jazz bass.

Their limited edition 50th anniversary Jazz Bass is a distinctive instrument in that it boasts design touches from several periods in Jazz Bass history, including '60s-era lacquer finish, headstock logo, chrome bridge and pickup covers; '70s-era thumb rest and bridge pickup positioning; and modern-era high-mass bridge and graphite neck support rods. It features an alder body, graphite maple neck with C-shape and rosewood fingerboard.

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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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