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Rig Rundown: Black Mountain's Stephen McBean

June 29, 2016
This Vancouver psych-rock quintet is building quite a buzz with its vibey grooves, so we decided to find out which gear gives bandleader McBean his 6-string buzz.
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SNAMM '16 - Fender Deluxe Stratocaster & Mustang 90 Demos

June 24, 2016
See and hear two new old favorites with modern accoutrements.
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Summer NAMM 2016: Editors' Picks – Day 1

June 23, 2016
Read about the best guitars, amps, effects, and gizmos the editors dug during the first jam-packed day of NAMM.
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GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2016 Day 1

June 23, 2016
Here's a taste of the gear we came across during the first day of Summer NAMM, with tone toys from Fender, Seymour Duncan, Bullhead Amplification, and more.
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Rig Rundown: Brad Whitford and Derek St. Holmes

June 15, 2016
Classic rockers from Aerosmith and Ted Nugent reconnect after three decades to jam on vintage-inspired gear with modern accoutrements.
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Fender Unveils the Mod Shop

June 14, 2016
An experience that provides consumers with the ability to design their dream guitar by choosing from a wide variety of customizable options.
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Rig Rundown: Bloc Party

June 8, 2016
Combine a few tried-and-true guitars, basses, and amps with several dozen pedals and you’re on the right path to the British pop-rockers’ unique sound.
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Make’n Music and Fender Introduce the American Standard Offset Telecaster

June 3, 2016
Only 25 pieces of this exclusive initial run will be offered in Butterscotch Blonde.
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Playing the Angles: Bob Mould

May 30, 2016
The ex-Hüsker Dü leader unleashes jagged stacks of Strats for his darkest, thickest-sounding album in decades and strikes a blow for the sanctity of the rock power trio.
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Julian Lage: Surrender to the Twang

May 25, 2016
After outgrowing the “child prodigy” label, the virtuoso guitarist returns to his first love, the Telecaster.
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Fender American Elite Precision Bass Review

May 24, 2016
A new incarnation of the revered Fender P that brings classic Precision tones and style along with some modern enhancements.
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Fender Bassbreaker 45 Review

May 20, 2016
Marshall founded its empire on Fender’s Bassman circuit. Now Fender returns the favor with an Anglicized 2x12 combo.
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Ask Amp Man: Modding a Pro Junior for an Extension Cab

May 16, 2016
Here’s how to install a new transformer and impedance switch to use a second speaker with this little workhorse.
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Tal Wilkenfeld: No Limits

May 12, 2016
As the dexterous bassist transitions from sideman to songwriter on her upcoming solo album, she’s adamant about being true to herself, her music, and her expression.
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Fender Unveils Pro In-Ear Monitors

May 12, 2016
All models except the DXA1 boast 3D-printed digital hybrid technology housings.
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Rig Rundown: Dawes

May 11, 2016
Grimy Fenders, posh Gretsches, and handmade Gibson knockoffs meet streamlined pedalboards and vintage amps for this L.A. folk-rock outfit featuring Duane Betts on lead guitar.
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Quick Hit: Fender Paramount PM-2 Parlor

May 9, 2016
A super-playable parlor-sized acoustic with headroom and clarity to spare.
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Universal Audio Unveils the Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe Plugin

May 3, 2016
An authentic end-to-end circuit emulation of an original 1955 Fender “5E3” Tweed Deluxe amplifier.
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Axes & Artifacts: 1959 Fender Jazzmaster and 1971 Super Reverb

May 2, 2016
In this episode, PG's ace demo man John Bohlinger works out one of the earliest production models of the popular offset-bodied guitar through a classic silverface 4x10 combo.
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