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  • Fender Super Champ X2 Review
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    Fender Super Champ X2 Review - The War of the Worlds

    07/01/12

    In the world of guitar amps, war is raging. The transistor forces from the digital world are fighting the tubes army. Turning itself into a peace dove, Fender tries to put an end to this war by introducing a hybrid concept: the Super Champ X2. This new amp made in Mexico combines digital technology with tubes has finally seen the light of day. It'…

  • Fender Bassman Pro 100T Amplifier Head Review
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    Fender Bassman Pro 100T Amplifier Head Review - Heavy Weight

    06/24/12

    Tubes are the El Dorado for all people who think that bass amps were better before. Nostalgics can take their bell-bottoms out of the closet and grow their hair long because all-tube technology is back!

  • Fender Machete Review
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    Fender Machete Review - There Will Be Blood!

    06/10/12

    The Fender Machete represents a new direction for the manufacturer. It's not like they want to start to making cutlery but rather they want to enter the heavy distortion world. This strategical decision caused many reactions in the guitar world. So, with mixed feelings I leave the sandy roads and whiskey smell of Mississippi to enter the country o…

  • Fender Modern Player Marauder & Jaguar Review
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    Fender Modern Player Marauder & Jaguar Review - Modern Players Like No Others

    04/15/12

    This time, Fender comes from an unexpected direction! The Fender Modern Player series includes four different guitars (Marauder, Jaguar, Telecaster Plus, Thinline Deluxe) and three different bass guitars (Jazz Bass, Telecaster, Jaguar), while trying to distinguish itself from the countless Standard Stratocaster and Telecasters variations available…

  • Fender Bronco Bass Combo Review
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    Fender Bronco Bass Combo Review - Rodeo

    03/31/12

    Do you feel like a cowboy? Do you like the smell of ponies and old leather? Do you like riding on a weird mount and sweltering under an old stinking hat?

  • Fender Modern Player Jazz Bass & Telecaster Bass Review
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    Fender Modern Player Jazz Bass & Telecaster Bass Review - Both or Nothing At All

    02/06/12

    When I went to pick up these beauties at AudioFanzine's editorial office, I asked myself how many Jazz and Precision basses I had already reviewed in my life as an editor. From Standard to Deluxe, Vintage, Special and Classic versions, from US to Mexican and Japanese, not to mention the Korean Series and Squier — Fender's offer is very wide and al…

  • Fender Kurt Cobain Jaguar Review
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    Fender Kurt Cobain Jaguar Review - Smells Like Cobain Spirit

    12/07/11

    Come on people now! Smile on your brother. Everybody get together. Try to love on another right now! To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of Nirvana's Nevermind, Fender presents a reissue version of the guitar bought by Kurt Cobain a short time before the recording of this album.

  • Fender Pawn Shop '51, '72 & Mustang Review
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    Fender Pawn Shop '51, '72 & Mustang Review - Brides of Frankenstein

    11/07/11

    In the USA, pawn shops will exchange money for anything having more or less value, either a watch or a hi-fi system or the ukulele your grandpa brought home from his holidays in Hawaii back in '53. These pawn shops are the modern version of Ali Baba's cave. They are packed with all sorts of things — especially musical instruments, like guitars. Yo…

  • Fender Telecaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Review
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    Fender Telecaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Revi… - 60-Years Old and Still Kicking

    10/17/11

    The year 2011 will not be the year of the dog, nor the lion, nor the hamster. It will be the year of the Telecaster. Indeed, it's almost exactly 60 years ago that Fender launched this wonderful riff machine called the Telecaster.

  • Fender 60th Anniversary Precision Bass Limited Edition review
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    Fender 60th Anniversary Precision Bass Limited Edition … - Ultrasexy, 60-year Old Lady

    08/15/11

    We don't turn 60 everyday, and we don't always have the opportunity to celebrate the advent of our species to this planet: the "Homo Sapiens Bassistus-Electricus." Although Leo Fender was not the inventor of the electric bass, he found out how to make a great success out of the forgotten concept developed by Audiovox 14 years earlier. And this all…