Rig Rundown: Kenny Wayne Shepherd [2023]

A slew of top-notch vintage and custom Strats, a 1960 Les Paul, and a wall of Dumbles keep the blues-rocker rolling.

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The Fender Bassman can be a tonal gateway for Hendrix fans. Hendrix often played a Marshall JTM45, which has a circuit almost identical to early Bassmans from 1958 to 1960.

How to make a Bassman, Twin, or Super Reverb sound more Experienced.

In my July column about achieving classic sounds with various Fender amp and guitar pairings, I briefly mentioned the black-panel Bassman as a tonal gateway for Hendrix fans. Let me go a bit deeper into the topic of chasing Jimi's tones with Fender tube amps.

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Do thicker strings make you a better player? Let's find out!

Stevie Ray Vaughan's influence on gear and gearheads has been gigantic. Back in the '80s, it seemed as if he almost single-handedly resurrected the Stratocaster, helping boost vintage Strats into a mythic realm. And who else did more to bring the worship of vintage Fender amps to a whole new level?

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