Date: 15 Jan 2011
The G-DEC 3 Thirty Metal.
Fender’s acclaimed G-DEC 3 Thirty practice amp is now available in three genre-specific FSR (Factory Special Run) versions tailor-made for blues, metal and country guitarists.
Like the standard 30-watt blackface G-DEC 3 Thirty, all three new FSR models come equipped with 100 presets, a wealth of CD-quality backing tracks, easy computer connectivity and Fender FUSE™ software for custom configuration. Unlike the standard model, however, each of these three distinctive new amps features a striking cosmetic treatment created especially for its individual musical personality.
The G-DEC 3 Thirty Blues is a vintage-style amp with a classic Fender look, with blonde vinyl covering, oxblood grille cloth and chrome corners that tastefully evoke the early 1960s. Onboard CD-quality backing track loops by dozens of top musicians give a special nod to the blues, with other tracks in various vintage jazz, R&B and soul styles and 100 tone presets appropriate to these styles.
The G-DEC 3 Thirty Metal goes horns up for shredders and punks alike, with black hardware and grille cloth and covered in hardcore black-white-gray camo. It features onboard CD-quality backing track loops by members of Hatebreed, Anthrax, Cannibal Corpse, Whitechapel, Sepultura, Bad Religion and others, plus several sick drums-only metal loops, a few Southern rock tracks thrown in just for fun, and 100 tone presets perfect for all these sounds.
The G-DEC 3 Thirty Country saddles up with stylish western “cowboy tooled” vinyl covering, wheat grille cloth and chrome corners. Its onboard CD-quality backing track loops by dozens of top musicians give a special nod to classic and modern country, rockabilly, and Americana styles, with 100 tone presets by acclaimed pickers Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, James Burton and more that are ideal sounds for the tracks.
The G-DEC 3 Thirty Blues (left) and G-DEC 3 Thirty Country (right).
Date: 14 Jan 2011
Squier Introduces New Vintage Modified Instruments
Squier is proud to introduce a trio of new Vintage Modified series instruments for 2011—two guitars and a bass—that deliver time-honored vibe and great Squier look, sound, feel and value.
With its offset waist and contoured body, the new Vintage Modified Jazzmaster® guitar honors its famous Fender® forerunner, with a few hot-rodded touches included. Custom Duncan Designed™ pickups with vintage tone (neck) and higher output (bridge) produce tones ranging from glassy smooth to jangly rocking rhythm crunch. Other features include a comfortable one-piece maple neck, ’62 Jazz Bass® stacked concentric volume/tone controls, distinctive top-loading hard-tail bridge and vintage-style tuners.
The Vintage Modified Jaguar HH guitar offers many of the same features found on the Vintage Modified Jazzmaster, including the offset waist and contoured body, ’62 Jazz Bass stacked concentric volume/tone controls, distinctive top-loading hard-tail bridge and vintage-style tuners. Its special features include a 24”-scale fast action maple neck with rosewood fretboard, dual Duncan Designed™ humbucking pickups, and a three-position toggle pickup switch on the upper horn.
Squier’s all-new Vintage Modified Jazz Bass and Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Left Handed guitars feature the time-honored offset-waist body and ultra-slim fast-action neck that the model is famous for. Modern hot-rod touches include a pair of Duncan Designed™ JB101 single-coil Jazz Bass pickups. Other features include basswood body with Three-Color Sunburst polyester finish, “C”-shaped maple neck, 9.5”-radius rosewood fretboard with medium jumbo frets, three-ply tortoiseshell pickguard, standard four-saddle bridge and chrome hardware.
Date: 13 Jan 2011
Fender is proud to introduce a new guitar and bass that commemorate six decades of the company’s original pair of groundbreaking instruments—the Telecaster and Precision Bass guitars. The new 60th Anniversary Telecaster and 60th Anniversary Precision Bass, both of which feature a new “Blackguard Blonde” finish and commemorative neck plate created especially for the occasion, combine the best of vintage and modern features.
The rich history of Fender guitars begins with the instrument that was officially named the Telecaster in February 1951. It was the world’s first successful solid-body electric guitar, transforming the role of the guitar in popular music and becoming an enduring model of form and function in the process. Still elegantly simple after 60 years, it remains the versatile voice of diverse and creative guitarists worldwide.
The 60th Anniversary Telecaster honors its predecessors by packing more than half a century of classic sound and design into one collectible U.S.-made guitar, with a striking combination of vintage looks and modern Telecaster technology. Features include an ash body with a Blackguard Blonde thin-skin lacquer finish, tinted maple neck and fretboard with modern 9.5” radius and medium jumbo frets, American Vintage Telecaster single-coil pickups, black pickguard, American Standard bridge with bent steel saddles and stamped brass plate, modern tuners and Fender/SKB® molded case.
Also introduced in 1951, the Precision Bass was the world’s first successful solid-body electric bass guitar; an instrument that revolutionized popular music so thoroughly that it even created a new kind of musician—the electric bassist. Sixty years later it is still the first word in electric bass and an essential and indispensable instrument in the hands of bass players worldwide.
The 60th Anniversary Precision Bass embodies six decades of Fender bass legacy in a collectible U.S.-made instrument. Features include an ash body with Blackguard Blonde thin-skin lacquer finish, maple neck and fretboard with modern 9.5” radius and medium jumbo frets, vintage Precision Bass split single-coil pickup, black pickguard, high-mass vintage bridge, knurled control knobs, modern tuners and Fender/SKB® molded case.
Date: 30 Oct 2010
Fender introduces the new and innovative Blacktop guitar series, which expands the sonic horizon of classic Fender Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Jazzmaster® and Jaguar® guitars by powering them with high-gain humbucking pickups. The Blacktop series delivers on modern player demands for a thick and heavy sound, with guitars that drive a wide array of deep, rich and aggressive tones to match the intensity of any playing style.
Sleek and supercharged, the new series includes the Blacktop Stratocaster HH, Blacktop Telecaster HH, Blacktop Jaguar HH and Blacktop Jazzmaster HS guitars. All feature dual over-wound alnico humbucking pickups that deliver high-gain power and heavy tones (Blacktop Jazzmaster HS has a single humbucking bridge pickup and a single-coil neck pickup), skirted black amp knobs that impart a distinctive Fender look, modern 9.5”-radius fretboard and medium jumbo frets for easy playability, and a gloss polyester finish that looks sharp and withstands aggressive playing.
In addition to the features above, Blacktop Stratocaster HH features a synchronized tremolo bridge that allows smooth bends with stable intonation, alder body, maple neck, choice of maple or rosewood fretboard, and chrome hardware.
Blacktop Telecaster HH also features a reversed chrome control plate that puts both control knobs even closer at hand, a hard-tail bridge that anchors solid tuning stability, alder body, maple neck, choice of maple or rosewood fretboard, and chrome hardware.
Blacktop Jaguar HH has the shorter 24” scale the model has always been known for, an Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with stop tailpiece that takes a lot of punishment maintaining tuning stability, a lean control layout featuring a tonally convenient single three-way toggle switch, alder body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard and chrome hardware.
Blacktop Jazzmaster HS has a Duncan Designed™ single-coil Jazzmaster neck pickup for classic Jazzmaster round tone; a Duncan Designed™ humbucking bridge pickup that delivers high-gain power and thickness; a Jazzmaster tremolo tailpiece for smooth, subtle bending with solid tuning stability; a lean control layout featuring a tonally convenient single three-way toggle switch; alder body; maple neck; rosewood fretboard; and chrome hardware.
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