December 2016

Fender

Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass Review

March 11, 2015
The indie-minded 4-string gets upgraded with stellar hardware and extraordinarily flexible electronics.
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Ask Amp Man: Tweaking a Fender Champ II

February 22, 2015
The rare Fender Champ II—and some ways to improve it.
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Vintage Vault: 1963 Fender Esquire Custom and 1962 Fender Super

February 1, 2015
The refined update of Fender’s first standard solidbody.
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Rig Rundown: Four Year Strong

January 28, 2015
The melodic hardcore pop-punkers dish the dirt on dirty gear.
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Fender Releases Dave Murrary Stratocaster and Sergio Vallín Signature Model

January 26, 2015
Murrary's guitar combines time-honored Strat tradition with the modern roar of three Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups.
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NAMM '15 - Fender 2015 American Standard Limited Edition Demos

January 23, 2015
Each guitar is limited to 500 pieces and will only be available March through December.
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Fender Unveils Geddy Lee and Steve Harris Signature Basses

January 22, 2015
The Geddy Lee Jazz Bass is a new version that combines the specs and features of Lee’s three favorite basses.
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Fender Introduces the Bassman 500, Rumble 210 Cabinet, and Rumble 115 Cabinet

January 22, 2015
The Bassman 500 combines Fender’s Blackface tube preamp with a lightweight 500-watt Class D power amp.
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Fender Announces Michael Landau Signature Amplifier

January 22, 2015
The new ML model is based on the Fender Hot Rod DeVille III with tube circuitry and 60-watt output.
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Fender Custom Shop Announces 2015 Lineup

January 22, 2015
New models include the Postmodern series, 1959 Journeyman Relic Precision Bass, American Custom series, and more.
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Fender Releases New Accessories Including Malmsteen Overdrive Pedal

January 22, 2015
Three different solderless Strat pickups are also available.
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Top 5 Studio Rig Rundowns

January 21, 2015
Witness the gear of these studs as we go into their recording spaces and get personal with Larry Carlton's famous ES-335, Brendan Benson's closet full of stomps and amps, Russian Circles' Custom Shop First Act axes, Brent Mason's coveted Valley Arts T-style, and Vai's unreal collection of guitars at his Harmony Hut.
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Chicago Music Exchange Shop Tour

January 20, 2015
Get up close and personal with the helpful staff and ultra-vibey gear that reside at the the Windy City’s famed store.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Squier Telecaster Custom II with P-90s

January 19, 2015
Looking for another guitar or amp? Consider swapping gear with a fellow musician.
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Rig Rundown: Drive-By Truckers

January 14, 2015
The Southern rockers reveal their workingman’s approach to gear and show off some oddball axes.
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GALLERY: Vintage Vault 2014

January 13, 2015
ICYMI: A year of historic gear ogling.
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The Mattson 2: Twinterconnectivity

December 23, 2014
This guitar-driven duo channels Iron Maiden, Coltrane, and ’70s German techno to make a different kind of heavy.
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Rig Rundown: Lucinda Williams, Stuart Mathis, and David Sutton

December 17, 2014
The Americana-meets-blues band shows off their classic gear while Williams boasts a minimalist setup that reflects her rootsy songwriting approach.
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Fender Introduces the Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass

December 9, 2014
The bass will debut at the “Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition” located at New York City’s famed Hotel Chelsea.
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