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Here’s the rundown this week

1) Ibanez Blazer

2) Sound/tone vs. vanity

3) Nice girlfriend?

4) Fender with a bad CEO

5) Fender Mini StratTele

This week’s song is a Christmas tune from Rob Nordvik of the band The Foam Riders. The song is called “South to the North Pole”