• Fast. Loud.
    Liberating.

    The word punk is loosely interpreted and hotly debated. From music to fashion, we’re quick to form opinions of what it “is” and “isn’t.” But punk in its very nature isn’t about boundaries. It’s about beliefs.

    Punk is a culture of inclusion that welcomes new members with open arms. It’s a movement built on a DIY ethos, where performing, promoting and even surviving requires nothing but your instincts. Anyone with an urge—from the opinionated to the frustrated to the isolated—can pick up an instrument and channel those feelings into something greater. And good or bad, it’s all relative as long as it’s authentic.

    We fondly reminisce in monochrome about the heyday of punk—of CBGB and London Calling and all the offshoots in between. And while the handmade ‘zines, posters and flyers have expanded to the world of music sharing and social media, the philosophies are the same.

    Punk is about the music, but it’s also about the mentality. And it doesn’t care what you think.

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    THE PUNK ROCK TOOLBOX

    RIG ESSENTIALS FOR AGGRESSIVE SOUND

    DEE DEE RAMONE
    PRECISION BASS®

    Punk bass starts with Douglas "Dee Dee Ramone" Colvin. As the pounding heart of the Ramones, he pioneered a no-frills sound and style that left a permanent mark on rock music.

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    ’68 CUSTOM
    TWIN REVERB®

    The guitarist with an eye and ear for late-’60s Fender “silverface” style will love the ’68 Custom Twin Reverb, a perfect platform for overdriven punk sound.

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    AMERICAN STANDARD
    STRATOCASTER®

    An American Standard instrument is instilled with the spirit of the legends who’ve shaped it, yet it gives you the freedom to carve your own legacy.

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    AMERICAN STANDARD
    TELECASTER® HH

    For the high-output guitarist who wants more power from a Tele®, the flagship American Standard guitar lineup rocks extra hard with the addition of two Twin Head Vintage humbucking pickups.

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    FENDER® DISTORTION
    PEDAL

    Rock your amp and your guitar tone with the Fender Distortion Pedal, which delivers enormously satisfying distortion and sustain from subtle boost to scorching full-on crunch.

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    TIM ARMSTRONG
    HELLCAT

    Based on Armstrong’s own classic instrument, this SoCal-inspired concert acoustic is built to take a beating and project powerful tone.

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    “As a bass player, let me tell you, Dee Dee Ramone was the level by which all others were judged. And he set the bar high. He wrote hit songs on demand.”

    — JERRY ONLY (THE MISFITS)

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    “As a bass player, let me tell you, Dee Dee Ramone was the level by which all others were judged. And he set the bar high. He wrote hit songs on demand.”

    — JERRY ONLY (THE MISFITS)

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    PLAY IT RIGHT

    LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF PLAYING PUNK

    “The whole punk ethic was do-it-yourself, and I’ve always been very literal, especially as a kid. When they said that anybody can do this, I was like, ‘OK, that’s me.’”

    — MICHAEL STIPE (R.E.M.)

    “The whole punk ethic was do-it-yourself, and I’ve always been very literal, especially as a kid. When they said that anybody can do this, I was like, ‘OK, that’s me.’”

    — MICHAEL STIPE (R.E.M.)

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