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  1. TECH TIPS: 5 Things About Guitar Cables

    THIS IS YOUR LIFELINE. Your umbilical cord. Your main vein. Well, you get the picture. Call it a lead, a cord, or a cable, whatever— that sheathed, shielded wire is a vital link in the tone chain. However marvelous and expensive your guitar, amp, and pedals, none of it will sound very good with a poorly made cable carrying your...
  2. Fender Introduces New Mustang™ I and II Guitar Amps

    The new 1x8” Mustang I (above) and 1x12” Mustang II (below). The new Fender Mustang I and II guitar amps raise the standard for modern guitar versatility and muscle. Driven by incredibly authentic amp models and a huge bank of built-in effects, Mustang I and II come equipped with USB connectivity and Fender FUSE™ software, both of which let your...
  3. TECH TIPS: Anatomy of a Solder Joint

    By Seymour Duncan Guru Scott Miller Have you ever tried to solder to the back of a volume pot, only to watch the joint pop off like a champagne cork? Though we may not want to admit it, we’ve all had them: bad solder joints. A good solder joint should look nice and shiny. A bad solder joint will look...
  4. TECH TIPS: Choosing Guitar-Amp Speakers

    The loudspeaker is a major contributing factor when it comes to guitar tone, so it's no surprise that there's a healthy upgrade market, with companies trying to sell you new speaker models for your amp. The problem is that tone is a subjective thing, and like everything else in the guitar signal chain, the tones we know and love were...
  5. Introducing the John Mayer Special Edition BLACK1 Stratocaster® Guitar

    John Mayer’s black Stratocaster guitar has been his go-to instrument for years. He has relied on it for countless recording sessions and performances, and he affectionately calls it the “BLACK1.” In collaboration with the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist, Fender now offers a collectible, 500-piece special edition of the John Mayer Special Edition BLACK1 Stratocaster.Mayer implores everyone to “make their...

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