Squier P-Bass – How Cheap Can Fender Get???

Squier P-Bass – How Cheap Can Fender Get???

I don’t have much time this morning, so I chose a guitar that looked like it wouldn’t need very much work. But it seems it’s always those innocent looking guitars that bite the hardest! Read on to learn how badly Fender cuts corners on these.. (Now...
Used Guitar Shopping on the Cheap

Used Guitar Shopping on the Cheap

I’d posted a bass guitar on Marketplace for $120. I’d checked it out end to end, checked every fret for level from E to G then polished the frets with rouge and a dremel tool; filed nut slots down to spec (they’re always too high), set the relief and...
String Height Measuring – Capo or No?

String Height Measuring – Capo or No?

This morning, I had a customer tell me that I’m wrong to measure string height at the 17th fret (Strat) with a capo on the 1st fret and stated that his Fender manual doesn’t say to use a capo for anything other than setting relief. Lots of debate on the...
Don’t Clean Your Pickups???

Don’t Clean Your Pickups???

I love GuitarWorld.com but dang! I wish they’d stop selling voo-doo and pixie dust! Their latest article about Britney Howard’s belief that filthy pickups are the key to her sound is a real disservice to its readers and guitar players everywhere. That crud...
Stupidest Guitar Article of the Week

Stupidest Guitar Article of the Week

it’s title? The best electric guitars under $500: 10 top choice electrics for smaller budgets- guitarworld.com Despite the somewhat redundant wording of the title, the article promised to be an interesting read – and it was, but not for their intended...
SERVCO BUYS TPG GROWTH’S FENDER SHARES

SERVCO BUYS TPG GROWTH’S FENDER SHARES

Longtime investor Servco will acquire a majority stake in Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), after entering into a sale agreement to purchase TPG Growth’s shares in the company.  is now majority owner of Fender. Since TPG was the force behind...