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This 2010 USA G&L F-100 Anniversary model features:
Sharing the same body as the similarly rare Rampage, (of Jerry Cantrell fame) the brutish F-100 bears a likeness to the Skyhawk and some of the models conceived during Leo Fender's Music Man years. But what sets the F-100 apart are the MFD (magnetic field design) humbucking pickups. Like their single coil siblings, these MFD's use a low resistance coil and strong ceramic magnet to create both ample output and a broad, flat frequency response. The F-100 swings for the fences with output similar to hot humbucker, but with a linear frequency response, and very good note separation. In this respect they sound somewhat like an active pickup, and are devoid of any nasty midrange emphasis or other sonic quirks. They also turn down nicely, and you can take advantage of the full sweep of the volume and tone controls.
The flat, even response of the MFD 'buckers is great for driving all sorts of effects and pedals, and the F-100 makes a great platform for players that like to experiment with gain, modulation, synths, and other effects that like a strong low-noise signal.
The 30th Anniversary model also comes with the short-lived "DFS" vibrato that featured machined 300-series stainless saddles and a billet steel trem block. Our experience with the DFS is that the harder, denser materials provide additional ring and shimmer to any guitar. And the chance of wearing out a saddle is pretty much nil.
You probably won't take an F-100 to a blues jam; but for jam bands, experimental, punk, and fusion the F-100 has a lot going for it. Plus there is the typical G&L high quality hardware, electronics, fit and finish. A unique and affordable piece for the guitar player that already has everything, the F-100 is like nothing else.