December 2016

Fender

Ask Amp Man: Diagnosing an Ailing Blues Junior

February 23, 2016
A blown fuse can mean your amp has bigger problems. Here’s how to find them.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Frankenstein Jazzcaster

February 21, 2016
This reader made his own fusion of the Telecaster, Jazzmaster, and Stratocaster.
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Joyful Noisemakers: Sun Club’s Mikey Powers and Shane McCord

February 11, 2016
The guitar tag-team uses bright tones, cheap gear, and a nearly lifelong friendship to craft the feel-good music on their debut album, The Dongo Durango.
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Rig Rundown: Kenny Greenberg

February 10, 2016
One of Nashville’s most prolific guitarists takes us to the legendary Blackbird Studio and shows us the rig he uses in sessions for the likes of Taylor Swift, Buddy Guy, Kenny Chesney, and more.
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Cage the Elephant’s Brad Shultz and Daniel Tichenor

February 9, 2016
For their new album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, the group took a trip to the ’60s in producer Dan Auerbach’s Wayback Machine.
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Ride’s Andy Bell: Addicted to Noise

February 8, 2016
The shoegaze vet details his subversive sonic strategies and the creation of the reunited band’s '90s classics.
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Fender Acoustic SFX Review

February 2, 2016
A stylish makeover of the SFX acoustic amps yields pretty sounds and sound-tweaking flexibility.
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La Luz: Doom-Wop Duality

January 28, 2016
Shana Cleveland, guitarist for surf-noir quartet La Luz, discusses sophomore LP Weirdo Shrine.
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NAMM '16 - Fender Elite Series, Amps & Paramount Acoustic Demos

January 24, 2016
Corona's finest show off new axes and amps.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2016 Day 2

January 22, 2016
A few highlights from Day 2 of NAMM.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2016 Day 1

January 22, 2016
A few highlights from Day 1 of NAMM.
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NAMM 2016: Editors' Picks – Day 1

January 21, 2016
Take a look at the PG editors' top picks from Day 1 of NAMM.
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David Bowie’s Ben Monder and Tim Lefebvre: Just Like That Bluebird

January 15, 2016
The guitar and bass duo takes us inside the sessions for the late rock legend’s prescient and profoundly moving final masterpiece.
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Ava Mendoza: From Trad to Rad

January 7, 2016
A pedal stomping avant-rocker talks about discovering new modes and sounds, the genre-jumping joys of improvisation, and her journey from classical and roots music to the outlands.
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Vintage Vault: 1965 Foam Green Fender Stratocaster

December 28, 2015
In excellent condition, this handsome instrument can fetch up to $25,000 today.
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DJ Williams: Cosmic Rhythmatist

December 24, 2015
A modern funk guitar kingpin brings sly, slinky solos and soulful scratching to Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.
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Rig Rundown: AWOLNATION’s Zach Irons

December 23, 2015
A Japanese Strat, Fender Bassman tones from a Kemper, and a whole lot of distortion help Awolnation’s lead 6-stringer recreate unconventional guitar tones onstage.
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Rig Rundown: The Wombats

December 16, 2015
A trio of British amps, a classic-looking Tele, and a few select pedals give life to some of England's hottest indie rock.
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Axes & Artifacts: 1957 Gretsch 6120 & 1961 Fender Bassman

December 14, 2015
In this episode we spotlight an iconic cowboy guitar that has DeArmond single-coils and we hear it through an early ’60s blonde head piggybacked on an unusual 1x15 cab.
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Wolf Alice’s Joff Oddie: Pop Goes Boom

December 3, 2015
The Brit noisemaker talks sonic expressionism, the benefits of fingerstyle guitar, and respecting the sanctity of songs.
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