Fender

  • Review: Squier By Fender Strat Guitar With USB Connection

    Review: Squier By Fender Strat Guitar With USB Connection

    The Squier Strat by Fender (or Squier by Fender Strat or however they want to name this thing) is one of the first guitars with a built-in digital signal processor. The guitar plugs right into any computer or 30-pin iOS device (Lightning cables are not yet available) so you can play directly into any sound editor including GarageBand and Logic Pro. It’s a $200 guitar that’s… Read More

  • Bored guitarist builds Lego amp in a week

    Bored guitarist builds Lego amp in a week

    Looks like someone had a lot of time to kill. Dave Chatterson guitarist built a Princeton Reverb amp that is an exact replica of the original. No parts are modified or glued together – it’s real Lego. It’s unbelievably detailed: Lego cabinet. Lego grille. Lego handle, fittings, speaker, knobs, switches, jacks, tube chart, reverb tank, power cord and footswitch. Read More

  • DIY cigar box amplifier

    DIY cigar box amplifier

    Not much detail here, but some creative soul squeezed a Fender amp into an old cigar box. Although not entirely practical, it’s a fine example of a good way to re-use something you’d otherwise discard. Remember, re-use is better then recycling; and reduction in consumption is better than both. Read More

  • There's a Fender on my table! No, there's a table on my Fender!

    There's a Fender on my table! No, there's a table on my Fender!

    If you’re a big shred head, why not totally show off your rockstar moves with this odd, $750 Fender-headstock coffee table complete with machineheads and enough power to tear up the Lindberg Air Force Base in Seattle and then some. Read More

  • Rock Band Fender Strat Unveiled

    As a guitarist, Guitar Hero is both very fun and very annoying. It’s hard unlearning guitar to play a video game, despite how fun the GH series is. The next installment, Rock Band will feature a stunning, licensed Fender Stratocaster guitar controller. All I’ve got to say is that they really nailed it down this time around. The Gibson SG controller was mediocre, but this is a work… Read More

  • Fender Keychain Tuner

    Fender Keychain Tuner

    Here’s a great stocking stuffer for anyone in the family that plays a guitar. The Strobe-e Keychain Tuner is a guitar tuner, flashlight and to top it off with a musicians feel, a bottle opener. To use the tuner, you have to shine the keychain on your guitar string, and if your string is moving, adjust the tuning knob until the string looks still. The small keychain runs off of one… Read More