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G.E. Smith is amazing - new rig rundown

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Big_Bend, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Big_Bend

    Big_Bend Poster Extraordinaire

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    Feb 19, 2010
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    What an amazing ambassador for telecaster greatness. I really enjoyed this new rig rundown.
     

  2. Steve Ouimette

    Steve Ouimette Tele-Holic

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    Aug 17, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ
    How good was that?! Thank you for sharing, G.E. was so laid back but cool and so knowledgable. Loved it!
     
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  3. jimbo735

    jimbo735 Tele-Holic

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    Sep 19, 2011
    Michigan
    He was 90% of the reason I would tune into SNL.
    Much respect.
     
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  4. Junkyard Dog

    Junkyard Dog Tele-Holic

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    He's got the guitars just leaning up against amps, laying on top of bar stools, etc. Love it!
     

  5. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    GE Smith corroborates John Mayer when discussing Fenders level of cooperation when details of a signature guitar are being agreed upon. If they were to build a GE Smith Tele with a price point of 2K like a Silver Sky it might be a better guitar, but GE was quick to point out how cheap and random things were early on as well. I love his attitude about everything. Great vid...only made it half way through but will get back to it. Thanks!
     
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  6. Telecasterless

    Telecasterless Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 29, 2011
    los angeles
    The guy's humility and generosity is astounding for that business. Every interview I've heard him in, you realize one reason why pros must like to work with him. I think he just remembers and realizes where he came from. He is a great player, as are many, and recognizes that he blessed.
     

  7. Otis Fine

    Otis Fine Tele-Meister

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    Jun 3, 2016
    Chicago, Illinois
    G.E. Smith might be the coolest guy in the world.
     

  8. bender66

    bender66 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 18, 2010
    on my bike
    And he'd be the first to tell you otherwise & politely thank you.

    There's a broken down segmented interview (PBS?) on youtube of him talking about his career, etc for about 90 minutes total. Its incredible to listen to, all the while he's holding a vintage burst tele, taunting us. Great interview. I strongly recommend it.
     

  9. RLee77

    RLee77 Friend of Leo's

    May 15, 2016
    Silicon Valley
    Very cool video, thanks for posting it. GE is so interesting to listen to, and so down-to-earth. Now I need to go watch that video with him and evh playing together on snl that they were talking about.
     

  10. bender66

    bender66 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 18, 2010
    on my bike
     
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  11. twr102

    twr102 TDPRI Member

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    I liked when they showed him on The Simpsons, with that little guitar move.
     

  12. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    Fabulous. Thanks for posting.
     

  13. koen

    koen Tele-Afflicted

    May 19, 2007
    West of Morocco
    Where is the footage with him and Eddie playing?
     

  14. dragonfire709

    dragonfire709 TDPRI Member

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    Hampshire, UK
    I haven’t got a clue who GE Smith is, but I watched this last night and it’s probably the best rig rundown I’ve watched (and I’ve watched a lot).

    Cheers

    Roy
     
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  15. Old Deaf Roadie

    Old Deaf Roadie TDPRI Member

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    Oregon
    One day, a long time ago, it was announced that Bob Dylan would be playing the Adler Theater in Davenport, IA, & that it was supposedly his 1st Iowa appearance. The next day, the local talk at the music stores wasn't "did you go to the Dylan show", it was "did you see G.E. Smith last night"! I was lucky enough to get seats in the 2nd to last row of the upper balcony with the standing waves that occur in that room.
     
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  16. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's

    Oct 21, 2014
    Florida
    One of my favorite players going way back…
     

  17. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Friend of Leo's

    Dec 6, 2015
    Wisconsin
    www.google.com
     

  18. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's

    Oct 12, 2010
    Kentucky, USA
    Watched this earlier this week and I agree it was one of the best rig rundown I have seen.

    G.E. is the man. Used to live to catch his licks in those short SNL segments.
     

  19. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's

    Oct 12, 2010
    Kentucky, USA
    He's a terrific grandma too.

     
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