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December 2014

Fender

Ask Amp Man: A Fender Head Transplant

May 26, 2014
A home-surgery survivor—and the relative merits of KT66 and 6L6 tubes.
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Guitar Shop 101: Tips for Replacing a Strat-Style 5-Way Switch

May 23, 2014
Replacing a 5-way switch can seem like a daunting task. Learn to research your options and do it right!
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Rig Rundown: Third Eye Blind's Kryz Reid

May 21, 2014
3EB's lead guitarist shows a beautiful mix of vintage and modern axes and extreme redundancy in the amp and pedalboard department.
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Mod Garage: The Infamous Telecaster Neck Pickup

May 16, 2014
Let’s face it: Few Tele players actually like the sound of the stock neck pickup. If you’re thinking of swapping it for something else, here are some time-tested options.
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Fender 1954 Heavy Relic Strat Review

May 15, 2014
This high-end Custom Shop model aspires to be an exact replica of a sexagenarian Strat. How close does it get?
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Linkin Park Gear Gallery

May 7, 2014
A look at Brad Delson's touring gear, as well as his new favorite studio Strat.
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Cordoba Music Group Acquires Guild

May 7, 2014
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation announced that it has finalized a letter of intent to sell the Guild guitar brand.
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Four Affordable 12-String Flattops Roundup

May 6, 2014
Looking for jangle on a budget? Check out this quartet of acoustic-electrics under $650.
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Bass Bench: Exploring Bridge Designs

May 2, 2014
What’s the only contact point on a bass that affects all notes? Let’s investigate the implications.
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Rig Rundown: Chevelle

April 30, 2014
This alt-metal power trio proves that one focused, low-tuned guitar, pounding drums, and inventively effected bass can sound as huge live as a band rocking multiple guitars and keyboards.
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