With the American Elite series, Fender took it upon themselves to create a modern take on their classic models that would fit in with the ever-changing “pro-level” tier of guitars. The Fender American Elite Telecaster is the latest incarnation of a true American classic, updating virtually all of its components, starting from the pickups and ending […]
Fender’s ’57 Custom Series amps harken back to the heyday of their first tweed combo amplifiers. These new reissues deliver the same fat cleans and throaty overdrive when pushed via their simple, yet expertly hand-wired circuits. Recently, we received the full stable of amps here at zZounds HQ, along with a visit from Fender Product Manager […]
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jamie Kent and his band, The Options, recently swung by zZounds HQ for a few reasons. One was to showcase the Bose L1 Line Array and F1 Flexible Array loudspeaker systems. For the past few years, Kent has served as an artist representative for Bose, as well as Telefunken microphones and Durango boots. […]
In this edition, we’re plugging in the Fender American Elite Telecaster and the Walrus Audio Bellwether Analog Delay for a rich soundscape of chorus-laden repeats. Fender American Elite Thinline Telecaster We’d been without a Telecaster at zZounds HQ for a little while when the new American Elite line showed up. Once we pulled […]
We’re always looking for trends at the NAMM show and this year there were quite a few. The rebirth of analog synthesizers may just have reached its peak this year with Korg’s Minilogue and Arturia’s MatrixBrute making big sawtooth waves at the show. Another thing we noticed: 2016 is shaping up to be a great […]
We recently got a Fuchs Full House 50 shipped to our offices and couldn’t wait to try our hands at it! Not too long ago ,zZounds started carrying the boutique builder’s line of amps and effects pedals, and though we’ve all heard great things about Fuchs amps, no one in our department had ever tried […]
This month, we’re plugging in the Fender American Standard P-Bass and the Catalinbread SFT Vintage Growl bass pedal for fat, SVT-style bass tone. The Fender American Standard Precision Bass honestly might be the first instrument that comes to mind when any of us are asked to think of a bass. Since its introduction in 1951, […]
We caught up with All-American Rejects lead singer Tyson Ritter while on the road promoting AAR’s album, Kids in the Street. In this exclusive video, Ritter tells us about the recording process, his love of Fender basses, the test of a great song, and more.