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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by telemandave, Apr 30, 2016.
Ding! What a great tele solo. What a great musician.
I agree the solo on Peaceful Easy Feeling is perfect and is a great tele tone.
I dug a little deeper on this story and it was pretty popular a few years ago on so many guitar forums. Everyone had their "facts" to provide; a lot of people claiming they knew Jimi's guitar tech and etc, trying so hard to make it truth, but really it was just a lot of fanatical folklore. The earliest claim I could find that appeared online was actually from a guitar/equipment site in an article. Eventually I found the reliable sources, and read the quotes from Jimi and the people within his circle, and realized it's extremely unlikely, almost guaranteed that it didn't happen. There's a detailed catalogue of all his guitars for the studio and stage, but a tele is never mentioned. The closest instance was a strat with a tele neck for one show. Strats came out when he was a teen and he became very obsessed with the new innovation and it's unrealized potential. He literally slept with his main without fail most of his career, mostly so it wouldn't get stolen, but he was also spiritually connected to his strat. On top of the "only two tones" quote he has also said he considers teles to be better for rhythm work. He was so fixated on the strat to the point of being pretty indifferent to the tele. By the time those solos were recorded Jimi had accumulated the money, handlers, roadies, techs, and a deep enough personal connection to strats to make sure he always had his pride and joy ready and set-up for showtime. It's weird when the internet gets so passionate about spreading a lie.
Thanks for that.
I wonder if Gatton and Hendrix ever played together what Would happen. Sadly not to be
Today it's this one by Amos Garrett.
Love Is Blindness: U2, Achtung Baby
Also, Ray Flacke on Ricky Skaggs' "Highway 40 Blues"!!
Buckaroo- The great Don Rich of the Buckaroos on Telecaster.
I can't help smiling when I hear it start to play.
Everything he played on the Let it Be album. I wonder what took him so long to get to a Tele-and why he left them so quickly! With his approach he seemed the perfect Tele player.
That's an interesting point you make there, Bob M.
No telling why, I guess...
I don't have a single favorite but this is definitely one of my favorite tele solos. I didn't even like the TV show but that guitar solo just sends me.
(Somebody will probably come along and inform me that it was played a Les Paul or a Strat but that's OK too.)
If its Waylon playing it, its a tele.
Any song in which Marty Stewart plays Clarence.
Stairway to Heaven
Yup. Prince on While My Guitar Gently Weeps
I too love the Reelin in the Years solo. But gotta say I had trouble getting past the awful clothes and lack of dental work in this vid:
Two I'm surprised haven't been mentioned yet (unless I missed them):
Robbie Robertson on Dylan's "Visions of Johanna" !!!!!
And Richard Thompson's Tele work!!
(...and Bloomfield's Butterfield Blues Band stuff as noted before.)
Everything robbie played on Tele just about. I ignored him when j picked mine because I could t narrow it down to 10 let alone one.
Wow... there's some real gems in this thread. Hope you gents don't mind, but I took the liberty of creating a Spotify playlist that includes all of the songs posted (or at least all of the ones that are in Spotify's library). It's 103 songs/7 hours and counting...
Here's the link if you want to enjoy them all:
(You'll need a Spotify account if you don't have one, but you can listen online or on your phone via the app once you sign up).