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Winter NAMM 2015: Fender Standard Stratocaster HSH

Fender is unveiling the super-versatile and stylish Fender Standard Stratocaster HSH. Loaded Loaded with a Standard Stratocaster single-coil pickup and two Blacktop open-coil humbucking pickups, this Strat provides... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Fender Jaco Pastorius Tribute Fretless Jazz Bass

The Fender Jaco Pastorius Tribute Fretless Jazz Bass honors the bass legend with a meticulous rendition of his storied fretless axe - the "Bass of Doom," in relic'd three-color sunburst. Fender's Custom Shop has... Read more »

How To Choose a Guitar Speaker Cabinet – Part 3

Miss the first two installments of this series? Check out Part I and Part II! The sound of combined speakers has many elements: increased volume, more speaker surface, and higher wattage handling capability, to name... Read more »

How to Choose a Guitar Speaker Cabinet: Part 2

Part one of this series focused on speaker cabinet design; part two takes a look at how speakers of different sizes affect overall sound. 10-, 12-, and 15-inch The guitar's voice is typically translated by 10-, 12... Read more »

Own a Custom Fender Tube Amp!

Check this out: Our amazing guitar team has put together a Sweetwater-exclusive, limited-edition version of the tried-and-true Blues Junior tube amp from Fender — in black paisley finish with an upgraded... Read more »

Fender ’57 Deluxe Amplifier Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGxHET9giDM Get the '57 Deluxe here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/57DeluxeH This video highlights the vintage goodness that is the Fender '57 Deluxe Head. The original '57... Read more »

How To Get the Most From Your Channel-Switching Amp: Part 1

Channel-switching amplifiers offer guitarists a wealth of options. Since Mesa/Boogie introduced the Mark I in the '70s, channel-switching amps have become an industry standard. The original Mark I was a... Read more »

Fender Deluxe Reverb Standby Popping

Q: I bought a reissue Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb amp, but it "pops" when I turn off the standby switch. Is this normal? A: We consulted our Service Department tube amp guru, and here's what he had to say: Standby... Read more »

Why Don’t the Strings on my Guitar Line Up with my Pickup Pole Pieces?

Q: I installed a humbucking pickup in my Strat, but the strings aren't lining up with the pole pieces — the strings are too far apart. What gives? A: The bridge spacing on Fender-style guitars is wider than on... Read more »

Guitar of the Day: Fender CF60 CE

The Fender CF60 CE is a folk-sized, cutaway acoustic guitar with electronics that's ideal for either beginners or someone who prefers the feel of a smaller-body instrument. A slightly downsized adaptation of... Read more »

Guitars of the Day: Fender 60th Anniversary Classic Player ’50s Stratocaster & Commemorative Stratocaster

The Fender Stratocaster turning 60 years old is a big deal. Such a big deal in fact, Fender offers many ways to celebrate the Strat's glorious legacy. Yesterday, inSync's Guitar of the Day featured Fender Custom... Read more »

Bass of the Day: Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass

Fender's American Standard Jaguar Bass is a full-on hybrid, combining some of Fender's best bass guitar attributes in one instrument. Fender made the earliest mark in bass guitar history, that still endures today... Read more »

Guitar of the Day: Fender Richie Kotzen Telecaster

Richie Kotzen's playing style is part shred, part blues, and all rock, with a healthy dose of attitude and style. First rising to prominence on Shrapnel Records, his stints as guitarist with Poison and Mr. Big... Read more »

Does the American Deluxe Strat Plus Require a Battery?

Q: I'm interested in the Fender American Deluxe Strat Plus with Personality Cards for the different wiring configurations you can get, and the different tones. Is it active? Does it require a battery? A: No, the... Read more »

Fender Rumble 100 Bass Amplifier Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhgcSWmni-4 Get the Rumble 100 here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Rum100 Phil from Fender presents the Rumble 100 bass amp. Enjoy the demo, then click the link above for... Read more »

Fender Dimension Bass V Electric Bass Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMz_pKdVnFY https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DBassVADHHN/ Phil from Fender demonstrates the Dimension Bass V. Enjoy the demo, then click the link above for more info and hi-res... Read more »

Fender American Deluxe Strat Plus Guitar Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCKNZOAqltU Get the American Deluxe Strat Plus here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/StratADPMTR/ Alan Abassi from Fender presents the American Deluxe Strat Plus. Enjoy the... Read more »

Guitar of the Day: Fender Classic Player Baja Telecaster

Fender's concept for their Classic Player series of guitars was to have three of their Master builders; Dennis Galuzka, Gregory Fessler, and Chris Fleming compile a "dream list" of specs for each of the guitars in... Read more »

Amp of the Day: Fender ’57 Deluxe Head

'50s-era Fender Deluxe amps, in all of their tweed-covered glory, are highly prized and sought-after by guitarists and collectors; if you've ever heard one, you know why. Sparkling top-end, tight lows, and creamy... Read more »

Guitar of the Day: Fender Blacktop Precision Bass

Fender's innovative Blacktop series brings a newfound power to many of their best-known designs with the addition of humbucking pickups, and the Blacktop Precision Bass accomplishes this in spades. Equipped with two... Read more »

Guitar of the Day: Fender American Deluxe Strat Plus

The Strat's history shows it to be one of the most modded, hot-rodded, deconstructed, and reconstructed electric guitars, especially the electronics. There are enough wiring diagrams, after-market products, and... Read more »

15th-annual MIPAs Presented

On March 13th, the MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Award) 2014 award ceremony was held during the Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. Journalists from more than 100 magazines around the world vote to... Read more »

Fender American Deluxe Strat Plus Electric Guitar Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y-UCx0c6D4 Get the Fender American Deluxe Strat Plus here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/StratADPMMIB/ Doug Doppler from GearTunes.com presents the Fender American Deluxe... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2014: Fender Pawn Shop Vaporizer

Bring a cool retro vibe to your rig with the Fender Vaporizer all-tube combo amplifier. Sporting a pair of 10" Special Design Vaporizer speakers, this amp delivers 12 watts of pure guitar tone. A cool Vaporizer mode... Read more »