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Ted Drozdowski

Ted Drozdowski

Senior editor Ted Drozdowski is an award-winning journalist and a musician, songwriter, producer, and film consultant. He’s a maniac for slide and psychedelic guitar, and has toured and taught workshops internationally. Ted is also the proprietor of Coyote Motel, his psych-roots band. Photo by John Thomas Collins

ARTICLES

Fender Mustang GTX100, Mustang LT50 & '64 Custom Princeton Reverb | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
Two amps with a plethora of dial-up tones on tap for players of all levels, plus a handwired sound machine that helped define the company gets a reverent reissue.
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Gretsch G2210 Streamliner Junior Jet Club, G5265 Electromatic Baritone & G5410T Electromatic Rat Rod Demos | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
Three affordable new entry points to the highs and lows of the classic Gretsch sound.
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Kramer Gunstar Voyager, Vanguard, and Snake Baretta | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
New signature models for Tracii Guns, Charlie Parra, and Dave Sabo are first in a series of the classic hard-rocking brand's artist collaborations.
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Paoletti Guitars Richard Fortus Signature Demo | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
The Guns N' Roses guitarist demos his leather-topped, P-90 and T-style pickup dream machine, handmade to his specs from 150-year-old wine casks in Florence, Italy.
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Gibson Slash Core Collection Les Pauls Demo | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
Four more signature ’50s Standards for the cat in the hat, with AAA maple flamed tops and new finishes.
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Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster Demo | NAMM 2020

January 16, 2020
The follow-up to last year's successful Acoustasonic Telecaster revisits the Strat template with a new array of voices, including a killer dreadnought sound and dirty and clean electric Strat tones.
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Terror and Beauty, Together at Last

December 24, 2019
The Messthetics’ Anthony Pirog brings a voracious blend of techniques, genres, and gray matter to his new band with Fugazi’s Joe Lally and Brendan Canty.
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Love and Sockets: A Busy Nashville Producer’s Solid-State Sound

December 6, 2019
Dave Coleman’s Quilters and Pathfinders are the foundation of his hard-working tone.
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The World’s Weirdest Guitar Mods and Builds

December 5, 2019
Feast your eyes and ears on these 6-string mutants, monsters, and mooncalves—approved by Dr. Frankenstein, but ready to make great music.
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Rig Rundown: Samantha Fish [2019]

October 16, 2019
The rising blues guitar star demos her No. 1 SG with her expanded pedalboard, and goes deep with her workhorse Jaguars, Stogie Blues cigar box, Delaney 512, Taylor acoustic, and Category 5 amps.
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Album Spotlight: Lloyd Thayer’s ‘North Star’

October 11, 2019
A graceful, crowning solo statement from a master of acoustic slide.
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Love and Sockets: The Dharma of Producer Dave Cobb’s Dumble Ultra-Phonix

October 6, 2019
A much-recorded, highly coveted amp that speaks the language of legendary tone.
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Jimmy “Duck” Holmes Song Premiere, Featuring Dan Auerbach and Marcus King

October 4, 2019
The 72-year-old Delta bluesman’s Auerbach-produced Cypress Grove captures the raucous sounds of the juke joint.
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Electro-Harmonix Attack Decay Review

September 7, 2019
A revamped classic filter with modern versatility.
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Album Spotlight: The Allman Brothers Band: ‘Fillmore West ’71’

August 20, 2019
A pre-Fillmore East set that captures the original band’s improvisational live high-wire act.
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Love and Sockets: 1964 Supro Tremo-Verb

August 5, 2019
A killer old-school growler once owned by a little old lady from Providence, Rhode Island.
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Summer NAMM 2019 Editors' Picks Day 2

July 19, 2019
The PG crew meets up again at Carter Vintage Guitars to talk about highlights from Fishman, Electro-Harmonix, Revv, Rivolta, and more!
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Rig Rundown: Joanne Shaw Taylor

July 10, 2019
The British blues player’s simple-but-brawny tool kit for tough tones.
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Jimmie Vaughan: Emperor of Tone

July 4, 2019
The guitar legend keeps his classic sound and style close to the bone on his new Baby, Please Come Home, fortifying his reputation with his beloved Strats, ’59 Bassman reissues, and hotel room keys.
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