August

Fender

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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Chicago Music Exchange Launches Exclusive Fender Jazzmaster

August 11, 2015
The American Special Jazzmasters will be available in Olympic White and Sonic Blue.
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Tools for the Task: Multi-Guitar Stands

August 7, 2015
Ten top-notch cradles for your guitar and bass collection.
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METZ: Alex Edkins’ Relentless Aggression

August 6, 2015
Punk mayhem with jagged riffs, jarring rhythms, and a vintage Jazzmaster.
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Rig Rundown: Guthrie Trapp

July 8, 2015
The country picker shows the tools of the trade as an in-demand guitar slinger.
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Ruban Nielson

July 6, 2015
This tinkering guitarist’s philosophy is to sound unique by building his own gear.
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Tools for the Task: Acoustic Amps

July 3, 2015
Ten combos to help you cook up delicious acoustic tone.
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Power Trip: A Guide to Power Tubes and Their Signature Sounds

July 2, 2015
Whether you’re shopping for a new amp or trying to coax different tones from one you’ve got, this comprehensive look at power tubes and their sonic traits is essential reading.
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Sonny Landreth: Full Circle

June 30, 2015
For his 12th album, Bound by the Blues, the slide wizard revisits the soulful sounds that launched his career.
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Richard Thompson: The Incomparable Alchemist

June 25, 2015
The iconoclastic virtuoso revisits his roots on a new album produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.
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Forgotten Heroes: Pops Staples

June 23, 2015
The gospel guitarist who took his tremolo-shaken country blues from Sunday mass to the masses.
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Fender Hot Rod DeVille Michael Landau 212 Review

June 22, 2015
A supremely versatile two-channel pedal platform.
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Rig Rundown: Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba

June 17, 2015
Take a look at the vintage electrics, delectable Martins, and essential effects that help power the band’s brand of emo rock.
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Failure’s Monster Comeback

June 16, 2015
After almost two decades, Ken Andrews and Greg Edwards reunite for an album that picks up right where they left off.
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