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Do you have an all time favorite guitar solo that was played on a Telecaster?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by telemandave, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jun 4, 2005
    Williamsville NY
    Oh! Thanks. I'm just partially aware, today.

  2. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    A friend told me that Keith recorded the solo on a acoustic through a simple maxed-out cassette player. But I haven't tried to verify.

  3. Mart the Hat

    Mart the Hat Tele-Meister

    Feb 11, 2013
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Zoot Horn Rollo on Captain Beefheart's Monnlight on Vermont. It's icepick all the way; Tele bridge pickup, capo-ed way up the neck, metal fingerpicks, maxed-out Showman. I wouldn't like to have been in the room while it was played, but it's great all the same!
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  4. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    The extra digit might be a clue? ;)

  5. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO

  6. tonytrout

    tonytrout Friend of Leo's

    Mar 19, 2003
    Brasstown/Murphy, NC
    I've got a few:

    "Nashville West" - Clarence White & The Byrds

    "Hummingbyrd" - Marty Stuart

    "Hollywood Boogie" - Marty Stuart

    All of Danny Gatton's stuff.

    (Oops! I think I read the title wrong....ya'll didn't mean "favorite instrumentals"! Sorry, fellas!
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  7. edvard

    edvard Tele-Holic

    May 15, 2016
    Bremerton, WA
    Hands down, the screaming howl of Springsteen's tele in "Tunnel of Love". That tone is SO metal, but it's smack dab in the middle of a (almost) forgettable '80s ballad. I've always wondered how he got that sound and never found out, so I figured it was some esoteric combination of slide, wah pedal and voodoo, but I'm prolly wrong about the wah. o_O
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  8. John O

    John O TDPRI Member

    May 22, 2016
    solo in Linda Ronstadt's "When will I be loved" from '70's always grabbed my ear

  9. Tony474

    Tony474 Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Apr 16, 2007
    North Bushey, England.
    That version always irritated me a little bit, because the verses are in the wrong order. It's OK, but I've heard better, including of course the original from the "Elderly" Brothers.

  10. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Tele-Holic

    Jan 15, 2013
    Heart O' Dixie
    I just read thru, and everytime I'd think of a tune with tele-solo greatness, someone beat me to it! One guess at this fella's great solo on a tele:

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  11. richiek65

    richiek65 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Ok it's a tele, but with strat pickups, EMGs at that, so maybe this misses out as being a true tele solo on a technicality... but this is THE best guitar solo I've ever heard..
    Starts around 19:15
    It's Phil Emmanuel, older brother of Tommy (who is on drums with this band, and he runs rings around just about any other drummer you will hear..) and I'm also a big fan of Chris Haigh's fretless bass on this track..

    The whole album from start to finish is well worth listening some of the youtube comments..

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  12. tniemcewitch

    tniemcewitch Tele-Meister

    Aug 2, 2016

    I instantly fell in love the moment I heard it the first time.


  13. cboutilier

    cboutilier Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 28, 2015
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    I'm going to toss out Peaceful Easy Feeling. I could listen to Mr. Leadon pick all day long.

  14. Rasmuth

    Rasmuth Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 10, 2006
    Churchville, NY
    the whole damn a telecaster


  15. Rasmuth

    Rasmuth Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 10, 2006
    Churchville, NY
    being the Kotzen pretty much only uses his signature Tele these days...I'll put up anything he plays


  16. Rayner

    Rayner Tele-Meister

    Jun 7, 2015
    Somerset England
    My favorite all time solo was on a Les Paul (Eagles-One of these Nights) but as far as tele solos go there are thousands of great ones, my favorite still has to be the end solo on Brad Paisley's Old Alabama, its the album that made me pick up a guitar again and still one of my favorite songs.

  17. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2012
    2 Spring to mind.

    Brian mays crazy little thing called love (which always struck me as Hank marvin meets Scotty moore)

    And Danny gattons harlem nocturne from oh no, not more duelling telecasters.

  18. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 14, 2013
    too many

    zeke turner's is one

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  19. Syd Lennon

    Syd Lennon TDPRI Member

    Aug 21, 2016
    A few sites online claim that the solos of Hey Joe and Purple Haze were recorded with a borrowed telecaster. Does anyone know if this is true?

  20. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2012
    Hendrix said you could only get one tone out of a telecaster. Or 2. One good and one bad. But he also would pick up whatever was around. So it's not impossible.

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