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Vintage Bench Test: 1960s Fender Deluxe Shootout

Fender Deluxe amplifiers date back to the early days of the company but, by the mid-1960s, they were almost unrecognisable when compared to amps from the tweed era. We take a look at what happened during the first half of the 60s and compare amplifiers from the brown and black-panel eras.

DIY Workshop: Build your own fuzz pedal

How to build a basic Fuzz Face clone from scratch and turn it into a ‘boutique’ version with precision biasing, transistor switching and more.

DIY Workshop: Höfner Violin Bass restoration

The action is sky high, it won’t play in tune and the neck is coming off. But don’t get your violins out just yet because this Höfner 500/1 is getting a second chance to twist and shout.

Vintage Bench Test: 1967 Marshall Super Bass

Despite its name, many guitarists regard the 100-watt Marshall Super Bass as the ultimate in vintage Plexi tone. We check out this very early example and find out why… 
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