April 2019

Fender

ARTICLES

Rig Rundown: Brothers Osborne

March 20, 2019
Country music’s leading guitar tandem shows us how they mix vintage axes and boutique pedals with high-powered amps and just a little bit of digital magic.
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Elliott Sharp’s Inner Ear

March 19, 2019
This legendary New York City-based improvisor and composer believes music can change people’s chemistry. A battery of unconventional guitars, well-chosen effects, and a vocabulary steeped in everything from free-jazz to Fibonacci to old-school blues are the tools of his crusade.
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Dick Dale: 1937–2019

March 18, 2019
In his 60-year career, the legendary king of surf guitar and “father of heavy metal” purveyed a unique approach that influenced generations of players.
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Tedeschi Trucks Band: All in the Family

March 15, 2019
For their latest album, Signs, Susan and Derek brought their road-tested 12-piece ensemble into their Swamp Raga studio, cued up the tape, and hit record. As always, Trucks’ keening slide proves he’s one of the finest players to ever lay glass on steel.
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Tools for the Task: Tuning Apps

March 14, 2019
Misplaced your tuner? Dead battery? There’s an app for that.
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Rig Rundown: Nick Raskulinecz

March 13, 2019
Try to keep your skull glued on while geeking out on the gear the Grammy-winning producer uses to make epic albums with Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Korn, Rush, Mastodon, and others.
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Rig Rundown: Jerry Douglas

March 6, 2019
A deep studio dive with one of the most recorded resonator players ever.
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Geddy Lee’s Magnificent Obsession

March 5, 2019
The Rush frontman talks about his bass-collecting odyssey—the perils of instrument hunting, the book it inspired, his favorite axes and their sounds, and the people who made and played them.
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Fender American Performer Telecaster Hum Review

March 1, 2019
Fender tweaks the traditional Tele template to accommodate contemporary tastes.
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Rig Rundown: The Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts

February 27, 2019
We caught up with these two sons of American rock royalty—and their trove of storied guitars—as they were on their verge of launching their new Allman Betts Band.
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Kurt Vile and Steve Gunn: Into the Mystic

February 21, 2019
Two exploratory rockers discuss their Philadelphia roots and the magic of collaboration, alternate tunings, old and loved guitars, and the search for transportive vocal and 6-string sounds.
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Rig Rundown: The Struts

February 20, 2019
One of the U.K.’s most buzzed-about rock bands shares the stories behind gear with two settings—loud and louder.
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Fender Announces the Chris Stapleton Signature '62 Princeton

February 12, 2019
The amp features the 6G2 circuit, Fender Vintage “Blue” tone caps, Schumacher transformers, and an upgraded Eminence 12” Special Design “CS” speaker.
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Rig Rundown: Tyler Childers Band

February 6, 2019
The Appalachia crew prove that ripping T-styles seasoned with effects-rich pedal steel can still be prominent in today’s country and Americana music.
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Jeff Tweedy: The Lone Troubadour

January 31, 2019
The renowned gear collector and Wilco frontman discusses making his new solo album, Warm, with a minimal setup: a ’30s Martin, a ’58 Esquire, and a Fender Princeton.
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David Gilmour to Auction off the "Black Strat" for Charity

January 31, 2019
More than 120 guitars will be up for auction with all proceeds going to charitable causes.
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Rig Rundown: Steven Wilson [2019]

January 30, 2019
The king of modern prog rock unveils his monstrous pedalboard and surprising dual-amp setup.
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NAMM 2019 Editors' Picks Day 3

January 26, 2019
Juan Alderete and Nick Reinhart from Pedals and Effects join the PG gang to talk about new noise machines from Beetronics, Synergy, Blackstar, Nordstrand, and more.
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NAMM '19 - Fender MTG Tube Distortion, Pinwheel, Bubble Chorus, Lost Highway Phaser & Tre-Verb Demos

January 25, 2019
Along with a stomp designed to be an all-in-one for bassists, the newly launched pedals include a tube-driven distortion, reverb/trem combo, and more.
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NAMM '19 - Fender Acoustasonic Demo

January 25, 2019
Witness how the company engineered a hybrid design that goes from dread to Tele with the flick of a switch.
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