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Articles by Ted Drozdowski

NAMM '18 - Guild F-55 Jumbo & Jetstar Demos

February 7, 2018
The last of the company’s unissued acoustic models takes a bow, and a new solidbody electric embraces the hot-rod designs of the late ’50s.
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NAMM '18 - Fuzzrocious Pedals Octave Jawn Demo

February 5, 2018
A literal new-twist mod/retrofit that yields gnarly octave fuzz sounds.
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NAMM '18 - Mojotone Hot Quiet Coil P-90, '58 Quiet Coil HSS & Slammins 2x12 Cabinet Demos

February 5, 2018
Updates on classic pickups, plus a new ready-for-speakers cab designed especially for live performance.
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NAMM '18 - Bartel Amplifiers Roseland Demo

February 4, 2018
Former Tone King designer Mark Bartel makes his NAMM debut with a luscious, JTM-inspired combo.
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NAMM '18 - Ormsby Guitars Goliath Headless GTR Demo

February 1, 2018
A Perth-based guitar builder designs a new line of sans-headstock 6-, 7-, and 8-string hot rods.
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NAMM '18 - Mezzabarba Z18 Head and Skill 30 Combo

February 1, 2018
A rising-star Italian amp builder hits NAMM with a loud, gutsy little combo and a new surprisingly high-headroom 20-watt, Bassman-inspired head.
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NAMM '18 - Marshall DSL40C & Origin20C Demos

January 31, 2018
Two new tube-driven combos offer different takes on the classic Marshall sound—at lower volumes and lighter poundage.
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NAMM '18 - Darkglass Electronics Alpha·Omega Ultra Demo

January 30, 2018
This respected relative newcomer delivers a drop-and-go preamp that’s enough to gig on any stage.
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NAMM '18 - Walrus Audio Fathom Reverb Demo

January 30, 2018
A new stomp with a cool sea-explorer graphic that plumbs reverb’s depths
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NAMM '18 - Two-Rock Bloomfield Drive & Traditional Clean Demos

January 28, 2018
A 3–channel chameleon and a big headroom pedal platform join the California company’s line-up.
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NAMM '18 - Death by Audio Deep Animation & Waveformer Destroyer MkII Demos

January 28, 2018
Three pedals that aim to kick your tone where it counts!
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NAMM '18 - Eventide H9000

January 28, 2018
The new H9000 puts the processing power of 16 of the popular H9s in a single rack space, while the H9 goes android phone controllable and the PowerMax power supply debuts.
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NAMM '18 - Framus Panthera Supreme Demo

January 28, 2018
Unveiling the Panthera II supreme, a heavy-duty handmade beauty of a 6-string, and the new Warwick RockBoard pedalboard series.
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NAMM '18 - LR Baggs Align Series Acoustic Pedals

January 28, 2018
No more pedal envy! Acoustic guitarists get tailor-made debut reverb, EQ, D.I., and tone-tweaking stomps that bring studio sound to the stage.
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NAMM '18 - Sound City SC20 Demo

January 28, 2018
Amp designer Steven Fryette gives a ripping demo of his new—and plenty loud—20-watt rock machine: the Sound City SC20.
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NAMM 2018 Editors' Picks Livestream Day 4

January 28, 2018
The PG editors wrap up the final day of NAMM by talking about new gear from Electro-Harmonix, JAM Pedals, Two-Rock, Fuzzrocious, Komet, and Prisma Guitars.
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NAMM '18 - Xotic Guitars XJ Pro, XJC, XSC 1 & XTC

January 28, 2018
The XSC and XTC guitars, and a J-inspired bass, join the company’s hand-built California Classic line. Plus, the new Japan-made Pro Vintage Bass and a mini, refined, limited-edition version of the popular Andy Timmons signature BB Preamp.
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NAMM '18 - Fishman Loudbox Mini Charge

January 28, 2018
Greg Koch demos the 60-watt Loudbox Mini Charge, an acoustic-instrument amp that’s ready for club gigs or 12 hours of busking without plugging in.
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NAMM '18 - ProCo RAT Tail Distortion Cable and V Cable

January 28, 2018
When a cable’s more than a cable: the RAT Tail distortion and the RapcoHorizon V.
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NAMM '18 - Ampeg Liquifier and Opto Comp Demos

January 28, 2018
The Liquifier Analog Chorus and the Opto Comp enter the bass pedalboard space race.
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