October 2016

Articles by Ted Drozdowski

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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SNAMM '16 - Black Cat Monster K-Fuzz & Black Cat Vibe Stereo Demos

July 5, 2016
Effects guru Tom Hughes adds a stereo option to his chorus/vibrato unit and recreates a fuzzbox based on the '60s Kay Fuzztone.
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SNAMM '16 - Michael Tobias Design AG6 Synth and Rubicon 7-String Demos

July 4, 2016
Luthier Michael Tobias dips his toe into the 7-string arena and brings an ultra-versatile bass that can go from traditional low-end tones, to synth, and even guitar, in a flash.
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SNAMM '16 - Action Figure Studios Knot For Everyone, Duane, The Steves, & The Eddie Demos

July 4, 2016
This luthier shows shows off a trio of handbuilt, vintage-style 6-strings that take inspiration from his favorite guitarists.
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