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Artist Profile: ‘Big Ted’ Orson

Big Ted Orson Lead Guitar Flying V

Artist: ‘Big Ted’ Orson
Guitar: Custom Flying V Copy, Bear Metal Pickups, standard tuning
Musical Inspiration: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Slash, The Edge.

Big Ted’s playing style is based around the blues and harmonic minor scales, which he plays with strong, melodic sensibilities. He favors pentatonic minor scales played in “blues box” positions for solos, with occasional Aeolian and Dorian modes, and Mixolydian and pentatonic major scales thrown in.