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Infamous Guitarists That Turned me onto Telecasters!

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Frank'n'censed, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 4, 2017

  2. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    back in the radio/LP days I didn't know or care what gear artists used.... I never got to see any of those bands live...

    It's only now when I start playing some obnoxious open E heavy handed tele bridge pickup twang with some drive..and hear that unmistakable sound...It takes me back to that early PF Syd Barrett sound that I so loved... just so in your face...

    those EC tones on Blind's on there too... the Reeling in the Years tones..they're on there too...

    the tele is kind of everywhere when I check out those ytube clips of the old bands I listened to... it's comforting :)
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  3. leonard d rock

    leonard d rock Tele-Afflicted

    Jeff beck and his tele gib. Status quo and their tele mutts. springsteen

  4. Tonetele

    Tonetele Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    Actually a mate whom I played in a band with. He had an Ash Thinline ( mostly Mighty Mite parts back in the late 70).Telecaster p/up in the rear and an original wide range pickup in the neck- played through a Musicman amp and he taught me how to build a guitar. I sold my Gibson L- 6S and have been building since- as well as buying a few very impressive brand name guitars since.
    We, the four of us, had ben recording for a guy, we left him and rehearsed and got our first gig that night. Well paid too. $75 per hour per person in 1980.

  5. Crawldaddy

    Crawldaddy Tele-Meister

    Dec 12, 2006
    When I discovered that the solo for “Stairway to Heaven” was done on a Telecaster in the middle position. I was like “OK SOLD!”
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  6. crossroader

    crossroader Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

    Sep 24, 2004
    Endicott, NY
    Stephen Stills - those lead lines throughout the first CSN album....
    Eric Clapton - always an influence, but the sounds and images with Blind Faith had a big impact
    Roy Buchanan - Live Stock was a revelation
    Steve Cropper - Booker T and The MGs.... 'nuff said
    Jimmy Page - that early Zep stuff was huge

  7. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

    Nov 15, 2010
    Muddy and Keef. Later, Tab Benoit.
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  8. rjtwangs

    rjtwangs Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    Reston, Virginia

  9. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO

  10. daddyplaysbass

    daddyplaysbass Tele-Holic

    Mar 19, 2003
    Chandler Arizona
    While in the Army I was stationed at Wright-Patt AFB in1985-87. I played in a country band, singer was Jeannie and the lead guitarist was Jerry. Both worked at the GM plant. First time I had head the "Twang" of a Tele. Don't remember last names or the name of the band; all good working-class Ohioans, not pretentious at all.
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  11. ricknbaker

    ricknbaker Tele-Holic

    Nov 12, 2014
    Watford, UK
    Chrissie Hynde:

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