August Issue

Fender

Rig Rundown: Maroon 5’s James Valentine [2015]

March 12, 2015
The mega-selling pop outfit’s 6-string guru shows us his vintage Teles, Matchless and Suhr amps, and ultra-flexible pedal and rack setup.
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Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass Review

March 11, 2015
The indie-minded 4-string gets upgraded with stellar hardware and extraordinarily flexible electronics.
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Ask Amp Man: Tweaking a Fender Champ II

February 22, 2015
The rare Fender Champ II—and some ways to improve it.
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Vintage Vault: 1963 Fender Esquire Custom and 1962 Fender Super

February 1, 2015
The refined update of Fender’s first standard solidbody.
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Rig Rundown: Four Year Strong

January 28, 2015
The melodic hardcore pop-punkers dish the dirt on dirty gear.
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Fender Releases Dave Murrary Stratocaster and Sergio Vallín Signature Model

January 26, 2015
Murrary's guitar combines time-honored Strat tradition with the modern roar of three Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups.
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NAMM '15 - Fender 2015 American Standard Limited Edition Demos

January 23, 2015
Each guitar is limited to 500 pieces and will only be available March through December.
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Fender Unveils Geddy Lee and Steve Harris Signature Basses

January 22, 2015
The Geddy Lee Jazz Bass is a new version that combines the specs and features of Lee’s three favorite basses.
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Fender Introduces the Bassman 500, Rumble 210 Cabinet, and Rumble 115 Cabinet

January 22, 2015
The Bassman 500 combines Fender’s Blackface tube preamp with a lightweight 500-watt Class D power amp.
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