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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554


   In the Matter of ) File No.: EB-10-SE-055


   Fender Musical Instruments Corporation ) Acct. No.: 201232100035


   ) FRN: 0002963429


   Adopted: August 10, 2012 Released: August 13, 2012

   By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

    1. In this Order, we adopt the attached Consent Decree entered into
       between the Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communications
       Commission (Commission) and Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
       (FMIC). The Consent Decree resolves and terminates the Bureau's
       investigation into FMIC's compliance with Section 302(b) of the
       Communications Act of 1934, as amended (Act), and Sections 2.803,
       2.1203, 2.1204, 2.1205, 15.19, 15.21, and 15.105 of the Commission's
       rules (Rules) pertaining to the marketing of digital radio frequency
       devices, such as bass amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, tuners, and audio

    2. The Bureau and FMIC have negotiated the Consent Decree that resolves
       this matter. A copy of the Consent Decree is attached hereto and
       incorporated herein by reference.

    3. After reviewing the terms of the Consent Decree and evaluating the
       facts before us, we find that the public interest would be served by
       adopting the Consent Decree and terminating the investigation.

    4. In the absence of material new evidence relating to this matter, we
       conclude that our investigation raises no substantial or material
       questions of fact as to whether FMIC possesses the basic
       qualifications, including those related to character, to hold or
       obtain any Commission license or authorization.

    5. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to Sections 4(i) and 503(b)
       of the Act, and Sections 0.111 and 0.311 of the Rules, the Consent
       Decree attached to this Order IS ADOPTED.

    6. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the above-captioned investigation IS

    7. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order and Consent Decree
       shall be sent by first class mail and certified mail, return receipt
       requested, to Mark Van Vleet, Chief Legal Officer, Fender Musical
       Instruments Corporation, 8860 E. Chaparral Road, Suite 100,
       Scottsdale, AZ 85250-2610, and to Charles A. Zielinski, counsel for
       Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Bryan Cave LLC, 1155 F Street,
       NW, Washington, DC 20004.


   P. Michele Ellison

   Chief, Enforcement Bureau

   47 U.S.C. S: 302a(b).

   47 C.F.R. S:S: 2.803, 2.1203, 2.1204, 2.1205, 15.19, 15.21, 15.105.

   47 U.S.C. S:S: 154(i), 503(b).

   47 C.F.R. S:S: 0.111, 0.311.

   Federal Communications Commission DA 12-1270


   Federal Communications Commission DA 12-1270