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Fender Tone, Parts & Accessories, Tech Talk July 27, 2016

How to Get the Perfect Fit for Your Fender Pro In-Ear Monitors

The new Fender Pro Series In-Ear Monitors offer superior sound, whether you’re performing live, recording in the studio, or just…

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Pure Vintage ’59 Strat Pickups
Parts & Accessories, Tech Talk April 21, 2015

How to Select the Right Strat Pickups for You

Some Stratocaster modifications, such as using a matchbook cover to jam the original 3-way pickup switch in the “in-between” positions…

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Parts & Accessories, Tech Talk April 3, 2014

Passive and Active Electronics

If you’re new to electric guitar or bass, you’ll run across all kinds of instrument-related terminology you probably aren’t yet…

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Gimme an “A”: Fender’s FT-004 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner in action.
Parts & Accessories, Tech Talk June 12, 2013

In Praise of Clip-On Tuners

Once in a great while, a technical innovation comes along that’s so simple and yet such an incredibly good idea…

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The Atlantic Hawksbill sea turtle
Parts & Accessories, Tech Talk May 14, 2013

All About Tortoiseshell

Every once in a while you’ll run across someone claiming to have an old Stratocaster or other Fender instrument with…

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Parts & Accessories, Tech Talk March 6, 2013

S-1 Switching

What does an S-1 switch do on Fender instruments equipped with it? The short answer is that it gives you…

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Fender Bullets string ends (Fig. 1, above), and Fender ball string ends (Fig. 2, below). Note how the string wire must loop around the ball ends in Fig. 2; no such loop is necessary in the bullet-end design.
Parts & Accessories, Tech Talk March 14, 2012

Fender Bullets™ Strings

You know, when you see Fender “Bullets” and “Super Bullets” electric guitar strings there on the display rack at your…

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Acoustics, Bass Guitars, Electric Guitars, Parts & Accessories, Tech Talk December 21, 2011

Peel Off That Pickguard Film

First-time instrument buyers are sometimes a little dismayed to notice that the pickguard on their new guitar or bass looks…

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