COVER FEATURE Ultimate Strats

52 Join us as we search for the apex Join us as we search for the apex of Stratocaster design, charting the of Stratocaster design, charting the course of Fender’s most famous electric course of Fender’s most famous electric with input from vintage guitar experts, with input from vintage guitar experts, plus 15 mods you can try at home, Bare plus 15 mods you can try at home, Bare Knuckle’s new addition to the cause, and Knuckle’s new addition to the cause, and a selection of the best S-styles out there a selection of the best S-styles out there

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ISSUE 501  SUMMER 2023

REGULARS 026.......... Gas Supply 028.......... Fretbuzz 030.......... New Music 032.......... Tones Behind The Tracks 036.......... Opinion 040.......... Substitute 042.......... Feedback 102.......... Subscribe 114.......... Bought & Sold 116.......... The Mod Squad 120.......... Nitty Gritty 124.......... Classic Gear 130.......... Next Month

FEATURES 046........... The Edge 052........... Ultimate Strats 074........... Historic Hardware:

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Jimmy Page Non-Reverse c.1968 Gibson Firebird III 078.......... Duke Levine 108.......... Blueprint: DiMarzio Super Distortion

NEW GEAR 008........... Fender Gold Foil Telecaster 014........... Emprize Harrier 1x12 combo 018........... Vox MV50-BM Brian May

Limited Edition Set 020........... Electro-Harmonix Lizard Queen 022........... Origin Effects DCX Boost 024........... Fender Mod Shop Telecaster 082........... PRS Modern Eagle V 092........... Bourgeois Touchstone Vintage

TS OM & TS D 104........... IK Multimedia Tonex Pedal

TECHNIQUES 126........... Blues Headlines with Richard Barrett

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