October 2016

Fender

Ask Amp Man: Upgrading a Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb

November 11, 2015
Get beefier tones and stronger reverb from this popular reissue.
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Fender Custom Shop Announces the Mike Campbell "Heartbreaker" Guitar

November 5, 2015
From the nail scratch on the front of the lower horn to the soldering iron burn near the output jack and chipped nut, this guitar is visually and sonically comparable to Campbell's trusty companion.
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Rig Rundown: The Winery Dogs' Richie Kotzen and Billy Sheehan

November 4, 2015
The power-trio super group fulfills the promise, brings back rock armed with signature instruments from Fender and Yamaha.
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Vintage Vault: 1967 Fender Smuggler’s Tele

November 2, 2015
Odds are you’ve never encountered one of Fender’s vintage “weight-relieved” Telecasters.
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Rig Rundown: All Time Low

October 28, 2015
The SoCal punk outfit rocks a mix of classic Fender and ESP instruments with cutting-edge Kemper gear.
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Fender Announces the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster

October 28, 2015
The guitar features classic appointments based on his distinctive flipped-over guitars.
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Rig Rundown: Gary Clark Jr.

October 21, 2015
Austin’s hottest son shares why he loves Epiphone Casinos and never thought he was much of an SG guy until the Foo Fighters gave him the ultimate gift.
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Iron Maiden: Out of Thin Air

October 19, 2015
Adrian Smith, Dave Murray, and Janick Gers discuss finding magic in the moment on their latest album, The Book of Souls.
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Tools for the Task: PAF-Style Pickups

October 16, 2015
Ten PAF-style options to freshen your tone.
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Rig Rundown: Lucero

October 14, 2015
The country-punkers out of Memphis share the roadworthy gear that allows them to seamlessly blend neo-Stax soul and barroom rock 'n' roll.
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Joe Bonamassa and the Three Kings

October 13, 2015
Remembering B.B., Albert, and Freddie with fiery playing—and an astonishing collection of guitars.
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GALLERY: Joe Bonamassa’s Three Kings Gear

October 13, 2015
The historic axes from the Three Kings tour.
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Gary Clark Jr.: No Backup Plan

October 8, 2015
The innovative bluesman says he wasn’t made for these times.
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5-Way Frenzy: Vintage-Style Strat Pickup Review Roundup

October 5, 2015
We test high-end sets from Amalfitano, Fender, Klein, Manlius, and Mojotone in a carefully calibrated American Vintage ’56 Stratocaster.
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Rig Rundown: Best Coast’s Bobb Bruno and Bethany Cosentino

September 30, 2015
California surf-rockers Best Coast use tons of fun effects and interesting guitars to create their shimmers and other layered tones.
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Fender Announces the Acoustic Pro and Acoustic SFX Amplifiers

September 22, 2015
The Acoustic Pro is a 200-watt combo with two channels and a 12" neodymium woofer.
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Rig Rundown: ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill [2015]

September 16, 2015
The Texas rockers have used the same tone formula for decades, but when it comes to gear and making a statement, they’re kings of style.
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Soilwork: The Metal Majestic

August 25, 2015
The veteran Swedish melodic death metal band resurfaces with a revised lineup and one of their strongest albums yet.
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Vintage Vault: 1972 Fender Jaguar

August 12, 2015
In its day, the Jaguar was Fender’s top-of-the-line model.
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Axes & Artifacts: '55 Fender Stratocaster and '59 Deluxe

August 11, 2015
In our second installment, Gruhn Guitars’ Greg Voros shows and tells us about two rare ’50s Fenders—a tweed Deluxe and a Strat with Bakelite parts—while PG’s John Bohlinger mesmerizes us with stellar playing on these fascinating pieces.
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