December 2016

Fender

ARTICLES

Body/Head: Kim Gordon and Bill Nace’s Natural Selection

December 8, 2016
The Sonic Youth legend’s improv-performance duo thrives on a catalytic, reactionary alchemy where two guitarists turn free-form sheets of noise into avant-rock gold.
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The Year in Gear 2016

November 28, 2016
Come with us, time travelers, as we revisit a year’s worth of axes, amps, stomps, basses, baritones, and other tools of our music-making trade—all deemed worthy of the Premier Gear Award.
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John Scofield Connects the Dots

November 17, 2016
The jazz guitarist explores the common ground between bebop and honky-tonk on his latest album, Country for Old Men.
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Rig Rundown: Band of Skulls

November 9, 2016
The English rock band travels heavy with Fender solidbodies and Gretsch semi-hollows while proving that pedal swaps make a group closer.
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Axes & Artifacts - Fender Bassman Shoot Out (1958, 1959 & 1960)

November 7, 2016
PG's John Bohlinger and Gruhn Guitars' Lloyd Nicely plug into not just one but three of Leo's most coveted vintage tweed amps.
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Fender Mustang Bass PJ Review

October 24, 2016
Fender refreshes a classic bass design with a versatile pickup configuration.
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Vintage Vault: 1958 Fender Top-Loading Telecaster

October 9, 2016
A once unpopular 6-string is now a prized instrument.
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Ask Amp Man: Upping the Gain on a Super Reverb

September 26, 2016
How to get more drive with a simple mod.
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C.W. Stoneking: Tortured Spirits & Two Microphones

September 15, 2016
After pairing his backwoods vocal drawl with a National Duolian for 20 years, the Australian 6-stringer switches to a Jazzmaster and primitive tube combos to project his haunting, primal, and fantastically unique take on American Delta blues.
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Troy Van Leeuwen’s Metaphysical Guitar

September 6, 2016
A Queens of the Stone Age 6-stringer grabs his signature Jazzmaster and his “expensive pedalboard,” and joins forces with Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, At the Drive-In drummer Tony Hajjar, and sound designer Mike Zarin to create a stunning sonic landscape with Gone Is Gone.
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Mod Garage: Strat-PRS Crossover Wiring

August 26, 2016
Want a vast sonic palette at your fingertips? Here’s a way to get 10 unique sounds from one guitar.
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Rich Robinson’s Sounds of the South

August 11, 2016
A song-based guitar hero with deep blues and classic-rock roots uses open tunings, big riffs, iconic instruments, and studio spontaneity to define himself on Flux.
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Fender Introduces iOS Tuner App

August 10, 2016
It is currently designed to tune acoustic guitars, amplified electric guitars, and basses.
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Tools for the Task: Single-Coil Replacement Pickups

August 5, 2016
Ten passive single-coil options for a total tonal makeover.
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Fender American Elite Telecaster Review

August 5, 2016
An American classic reconsidered.
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The Gray Area: Thrice’s Dustin Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi

August 4, 2016
On how they reached new outliers on To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere by experimenting with amps, tunings, and overdrives—and embracing their never-ending quest to create music with passion.
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Rig Rundown: Modest Mouse's Jim Fairchild

August 3, 2016
The alt-rocker details and demos his wide-ranging guitar collection, expansive pedalboard, and dual-amp setup.
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Fender Introduces Deluxe Series

August 3, 2016
10 innovative new models based on classic guitar and bass designs.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Scalloped Wonder

July 29, 2016
PG reader John Wiley shares the saga of how he turned a yard-sale S-style into an homage to Ritchie Blackmore.
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Mod Garage: Rewiring a Fender Jaguar

July 29, 2016
Want to beef up this iconic solidbody’s sounds? We’ll show you how.
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