December 2016
Ted Drozdowski

Ted Drozdowski

Ted is an award-winning journalist, musician, songwriter, producer, and film consultant. He has presented workshops on roots music history and on slide guitar in the U.S. and Europe. He is also the leader of Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen, a psychedelic blues-based group that has toured internationally, including such festivals as Bonnaroo, Memphis in May, and Cognac Blues Passions. He is a senior editor at Premier Guitar.

ARTICLES

Godin Summit Classic CT Convertible Review

December 2, 2016
Here’s a well-crafted triple-threat axe that lives up to the do-it-all hype.
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Session Sages: Nick Raskulinecz, Dave Cobb, and Buddy Miller on Recording Guitars

November 16, 2016
Three acclaimed guitarist-producers on the tools, techniques, and philosophies that guide their work with heavy-hitters like Rush, Mastodon, Jason Isbell, and Robert Plant.
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Andy Reiss and His Barney Kessels: A Love Story

October 6, 2016
The Time Jumpers guitarist talks about how he fell for a rare Gibson model, his instrument lineup for the group’s new album, and playing in a four-guitar band with Vince Gill, Ranger Doug, and steel giant Paul Franklin.
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Ouija Board Blues: Jimmy “Duck” Holmes

September 16, 2016
With his Epiphone Masterbilt, a Mississippi juke joint owner channels the ghosts of Skip James, Henry Stuckey, and other long-gone guitarists to carry an old, rare, haunting, and influential Delta sound into the present.
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Devon Allman “Say Your Prayers” Song Premiere

September 2, 2016
Hear the rocking debut track from the 6-stringer’s brawny upcoming third solo album, Ride or Die.
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Forgotten Heroes: Sonny Sharrock’s Footprints on the Moon

August 30, 2016
How the father of free-jazz guitar fought for his uncompromising musical vision—and changed the landscape of improvisation.
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Peavey Classic 30 Review

August 19, 2016
A dependable road warrior gets a nice boost.
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Controlled Bleeding: “The Perks of Being a Perv” Video Premiere

August 16, 2016
Hear two tracks from founder Paul Lemos’ guitar-centric new album, Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps.
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SNAMM '16 - Washburn AG20CEK Demo

July 19, 2016
Get introduced to this budget-friendly grand auditorium made with a spruce top and rosewood back and sides.
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SNAMM '16 - Journey Instruments the Overhead Demo

July 19, 2016
This guitar-on-the-go is purportedly impervious to the elements and designed for easy stowing on a plane.
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SNAMM '16 - Walrus Audio Monument Tremolo Demo

July 14, 2016
See what this new analog warble box can do with tap-tempo functionality and two different modes.
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SNAMM '16 - Roland Robben Ford Tone Capsule Demo

July 13, 2016
The Robben Ford Tone Capsule brings the signature tones of the noted blues and fusion guitarist to the Blues Cube amplifier series
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SNAMM '16 - Disaster Area Designs DMC-4 Gen 3 Demo

July 13, 2016
Learn about an updated MIDI controller with more features, connectivity, and capability to harness your pedalboard.
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SNAMM '16 - Eastwood Airline SFO, TT, & Senn Model 1 Demos

July 12, 2016
The resurrected guitar brand unveils a new octave fuzz and a multi-effect unit that includes reverb, tremolo, and overdrive.
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SNAMM '16 - DigiTech Nautila and Whammy Ricochet Demos

July 12, 2016
The pedal giant releases a chorus/flange and pitch shifter that operates without a treadle.
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SNAMM '16 - Foxpedal Defector Fuzz & Wave Delay/Reverb Demos

July 11, 2016
First-timers from Richland, Washington, bring a new Big Muff-style fuzz and a versatile 'verb/delay box.
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SNAMM '16 - Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall Analog Delay Demo

July 11, 2016
Hear how they blend true analog tones with digitally-controlled flexibility.
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SNAMM '16 - Source Audio L.A. Lady Distortion, Kingmaker Fuzz, & AfterShock Bass Distortion Demos

July 10, 2016
The digital masterminds bring two new dirtboxes for guitar and a low-end rumbler with three different distortion engines.
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SNAMM '16 - Schecter Studio Acoustic and Stage Acoustic Demos | Jeff Loomis Signature 7-String

July 8, 2016
Normally thought of as a builder of hard-rock and metal machines, the California shop unveils a pair of classy flattops.
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SNAMM '16 - Michael Kelly Mod Shop 50 Burl Burst Demo | 2016 Mod Shop Models

July 8, 2016
See what happens when you put one of the brand's 1950s instruments through their new Mod Shop and beef it up with upgraded pickups and electronics.
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