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December 2014

Fender

Esoterica Electrica: The Incredibly Smart and Simple Strat

March 13, 2014
What is it that makes the Stratocaster so special?
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Rig Rundown: G. Love & Special Sauce (2014)

March 12, 2014
The bluesy, hip-hop-informed singer/guitarist/harpist and bassist Jimi Jazz walk us through multi-amp rigs and retro instruments.
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GALLERY: Keith Urban's 2014 Touring Gear

March 11, 2014
Take an inside look at the drool-inducing gear that the country-fried rocker takes on the road.
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Deep 6: A Brief History of the Tragically Underused Electric Baritone Guitar

March 4, 2014
Tucked in a register between standard guitar and bass guitar, the baritone has a sound and vibe all its own. Discover what makes this 6-string so appealing to songwriters, studio guitarists, and rockers.
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John Frusciante: War and Peace

March 3, 2014
The former Red Hot Chili Pepper opens up about his under-the-radar musical journey, why he traded his Strat for a Yamaha SG2000, and achieving artistic freedom via electronica.
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Will Lee & Nathan East: Bass Brothers

February 24, 2014
Will interviews Nathan. Nathan interviews Will. It’s a super-bass summit!
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Rig Rundown: Jonny Lang

February 19, 2014
The bluesmaster shares some licks, talks signature guitars, and his tech breaks down his Fender combos and pedalboard setup.
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Vintage Vault: 1955 Fender Bandmaster

February 17, 2014
One of Fender’s great 1950s amps—and a signature sound of Who’s Next.
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Mark Tremonti's Top 5 Amps and Myles Kennedy's Top 5 Pedals

February 14, 2014
Alter Bridge’s Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy talk about the amps and effects that power their sound.
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Ask Amp Man: The Vibro Champ Voltage Mystery

February 13, 2014
Why do the schematics differ between two supposedly identical CBS-era Fender amps?
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