November 2019
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

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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Rig Rundown: Buddy Miller

July 3, 2019
Humor, great stories, and killer tones (courtesy of rare guitars and boutique amps) abound in this studio sit-down with one of contemporary Nashville’s most respected artists.
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Rig Rundown: Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and John Myung [2019]

May 22, 2019
The progressive metal band’s sultans of shred talk about the gear on The Distance Over Time tour, including John Petrucci’s brand-new Music Man Majesty Series signature models and Myung’s potential 2020 signature bass.
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Album Spotlight: Five Times Surprise

May 6, 2019
Avant guitarists Henry Kaiser and Anthony Pirog have formed a stunning ensemble that delivers a tonal siesta with a bonus 40-minute improv surprise ending.
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Gang of Four’s Andy Gill: Precision and Destruction

May 2, 2019
Striking a balance between chaos and clockwork, the inventive guitarist has created one of rock’s most distinctive styles. On the new album Happy Now, he continues to push the envelope.
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Christone “Kingfish” Ingram: “Outside of This Town” Song Premiere

April 4, 2019
An emerging young blues guitarist from Clarksdale, Mississippi, looks to the music’s future—and his own—but builds on the foundation of his heroes: from Albert and Freddie King to Jimi Hendrix and Prince.
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Guitar Madness at the 2019 Big Ears Festival

March 27, 2019
Bill Frisell, Richard Thompson, David Torn, Mary Halvorson, Anthony Pirog of the Messthetics, and Spiritualized were among the 6-string explorers at America’s edgiest music gathering.
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Rig Rundown: Nick Raskulinecz

March 13, 2019
Try to keep your skull glued on while geeking out on the gear the Grammy-winning producer uses to make epic albums with Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Korn, Rush, Mastodon, and others.
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Rig Rundown: The Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts

February 27, 2019
We catch up with the sons of Southern-rock royalty—and their trove of storied guitars—just before the official launch of their new Allman Betts Band project.
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Album Spotlight: David Torn’s 'Sun of Goldfinger'

February 10, 2019
Uneasy listening from a master of mood, sound, and texture.
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Heritage H-137SC Review

January 30, 2019
Two P-90s, four dials, and a slab of single-cutaway mahogany that are a ticket to rock ’n’ roll happiness.
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