November 2018

Fender

Fantastic Negrito: The Real Punk Blues

August 16, 2018
With a right hand he calls “the Claw” and a pawnshop guitar jones, this blues-fueled 2017 Grammy-winner sticks to basic riffs and the truth on his second album, Please Don’t Be Dead.
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Rig Rundown: Lindsay Ell

August 15, 2018
The rising country star reveals which legendary picker recently built her a "Mary Kaye" Strat clone, as well as why she started painting guitars.
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Fender Debuts the Tele Thinline Super Deluxe

August 9, 2018
The Corona crew's latest mashup pairs rich-sounding TV Jones Classic pickups with a twist to their semi-hollow Tele design.
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Johnny Marr’s Mancunian Charm

August 6, 2018
The Smiths icon and renowned collaborator and guitarist’s guitarist steps out as a confident frontman on his third studio album, Call the Comet.
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Skating Polly’s Sister Power

August 3, 2018
With their own literal rulebook, a gnarly sounding Fender Duo-Sonic, and a 3-string bass, siblings Peyton Bighorse and Kelli Mayo blend pop hooks and punk grit on their new album, The Make It All Show.
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Rig Rundown: G.E. Smith

August 1, 2018
After decades of backing up world-class artists and leading the SNL band, the famed Telemaster shares some of his tried-and-true gear secrets.
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Fender Player Series Jaguar Review

July 27, 2018
The latest return of the petite-scale offset classic.
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Rig Rundown: U2's The Edge

July 18, 2018
Strats, Explorers, Les Pauls, AC30s, and a healthy amount of delay help form some of the most iconic tones ever recorded. Famed tech Dallas Schoo walks us through the ins and outs of The Edge’s expansive setup.
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All the World’s a Gain Stage

July 16, 2018
A beginner’s guide to what makes tube amps growl, bark, and purr—from preamp tubes to output transformers and every cathode in between.
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Fender Launches Modern Squier Offerings with New Contemporary Series Electric Guitars and Basses

July 13, 2018
The additions include 4- and 5-string Active Jazz Basses, and a new Jazzmaster model.
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Fender Custom Shop Showcases Limited-Edition 2018 Mid-Year Collection

July 9, 2018
The collection includes a Jimmie Vaughan signature model, ‘51 HS Tele Relic, ‘68 Paisley Strat Relic, and more.
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Fender Expands Pedal Line

July 6, 2018
New additions include the Engager Boost, Pelt Fuzz, and Full Moon Distortion.
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Stephen Malkmus: The Unknowing Guitarist

July 3, 2018
The ex-Pavement frontman preserves the element of surprise in the solos and sounds he explores with his band, the Jicks, on their new album, Sparkle Hard.
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First Look: Fender Player Series Jaguar

July 2, 2018
See and hear John Bohlinger tango with the classic offset that's just been updated with modern feel, playability, and more.
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SNAMM '18 - Fender Albert Hammond Jr Signature Stratocaster

July 1, 2018
The former Strokes guitarist details how much his '80s Japanese reissue influenced this updated 6-string.
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SNAMM '18 - Fender Player Series & Limited Edition 60th Anniversary Jazzmaster Demos

June 30, 2018
Check out the newly launched, Mexican-made line in addition to some models that celebrate the Jazzmaster's 60th anniversary.
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SNAMM '18 - Fender The Pelt, Full Moon Distortion & Engager Boost Demos

June 30, 2018
After launching an all-new pedal line in January, Fender expands their offerings with a fuzz, hi-gain distortion, and a versitale clean boost.
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Summer NAMM 2018 Editors' Picks Day 2

June 29, 2018
Watch the editors discuss their fave gear from Electro-Harmonix, Greer, Reverend, Old Blood Noise Endeavors, and more!
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Summer NAMM 2018 Editors' Picks Day 1

June 28, 2018
Our crew gives a quick rundown of the five most head-turning things they saw on their first day at the Nashville gear expo.
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GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2018 Day 1

June 28, 2018
Check out the latest gear from Vox, Gretsch, Dunlop, Trickfish, and more!
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