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  • The War of the Worlds
    Review

    The War of the Worlds - Fender Super Champ X2 Review

    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'…

  • There Will Be Blood!
    Review

    There Will Be Blood! - Fender Machete Review

    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…

  • Modern Players Like No Others
    Review

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

    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…

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

    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.

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

    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…

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

    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 TwinMan
    Review

    Fender TwinMan - Fender Super-Sonic 100 Review

    07/18/11

    We reviewed the Fender Super-Sonic 22 combo in September 2010, and it seduced us with its numerous positive features. A few months later, the American manufacturer decided to complete its range and launched the 100 Series including a 100-watt amp head, two speaker cabinets and a combo amp. Today, we want to examine the head closely...

  • Headlong
    Review

    Headlong - Fender Mustang V Review

    06/22/11

    About one year ago Fender released the small modeling guitar combo Mustang II. Ever since, they have extended their product line with more powerful products, including an amp head we want to try out now...

  • This Guitar Will Wear You Down
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    This Guitar Will Wear You Down - Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Review

    05/22/11

    Without any offense to purists who get a nervous breakdown every time they discover the slightest scratch on their guitar, the Road Worn Series instruments have been intentionally damaged: the varnish has been scratched and flaked off, the neck has been worn down by an artificial process instead of by natural aging — all in order to give them a re…

  • Fender Puts On a Spurt
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    Fender Puts On a Spurt - Fender Blacktop Series Review

    02/27/11

    Instead of launching the umpteenth reissue of a catalog instrument, Fender decided to innovate by mounting high-output passive humbuckers on a new series called Black Top. This new product range includes a Telecaster, a Jaguar and a Stratocaster equipped with the same pickup combination based on two humbuckers. The Jazzmaster gets a more original …