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John 5 does not suck

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Telegraphonic, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. Telegraphonic

    Telegraphonic TDPRI Member

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    Here he's playing in a short 3 minute clip at Norm's with his signature model.
     
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  2. matrix

    matrix TDPRI Member

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    Have you forgotten where you are? No musician shall be mentioned without someone coming out to say they suck, and casting aspersions on the character and musicianship of anyone who admits to liking them even a little bit.

    That person is not me. Nice clip.

    (but I will keep refreshing on this thread until the universal critic shows up)
     

  3. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

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    Who said he did?

    Love that Denny Dias signature model. :twisted:
     

  4. tery

    tery Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Sep 21, 2012
    Tennessee
    Well ... I think that John 5 is OK ;)

     

  5. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 24, 2015
    my Mom's basement
    John 5 does not suck

    Well I never thought about it much but thanks for helping me decide.
    He Sucks
     

  6. Larry F

    Larry F Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

    Nov 5, 2006
    Iowa City, IA
    Arghh. Why does Mr. Blue Shirt (that's not Norman, is it?) keep talking over his playing?
     

  7. Danjabellza

    Danjabellza Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 22, 2014
    Pahrump, nv
    John 5 is one of the better players around today I would say. I don't love all the music he plays, but he is technically and musically gifted through years and years of hard work and practice. And on top of his incredible skill, every scrap of evidence I've seen would suggest that he's a nice guy to boot.
     

  8. Telegraphonic

    Telegraphonic TDPRI Member

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    You said it perfectly. And as a side note, the only other musicians I've ever read or heard about that played their instruments as compulsively as him were John Coltrane and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Stevie took his guitar to marriage counciling(!) and Coltrane would practice BETWEEN sets on the band's break. That is truly OCD, and John does the same.
     
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  9. cntry666

    cntry666 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2010
    decatur, ga
    I'm not a fan but he does not suck. At least he seems like a good dude.
     

  10. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 28, 2009
    philly suburbs
    Yup he seems like a good guy, I am not a huge fan of the bands he's been working with but MAN! Can he play that country style stuff great! Danny Gatton and J5 woulda been great buds I bet....
     

  11. Telegraphonic

    Telegraphonic TDPRI Member

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    Feb 4, 2017
    Memphis
    I'm kinda new around here, so thanks for hippin' me and showin' me the ropes!
     
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  12. matrix

    matrix TDPRI Member

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    My pleasure partner. Now you can mosey on over to the Stevie Ray thread and not be too confused by what you see.
     

  13. Endless Mike

    Endless Mike Friend of Leo's

    Nov 2, 2016
    Arlington, Texas
    Also not a fan but he does not suck. Save that for Steven Segall (sp?) and the like.
     
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  14. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 24, 2015
    my Mom's basement

  15. SonsOfMoog

    SonsOfMoog Tele-Meister

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    That first sentence reads funny. I'm not normally hung up on grammar but that missing comma makes for hilarious reading.

    I once read an interview with John 5 where he stated he never stopped taking lessons. That requires a certain dedication, especially after the parents stop paying for it.

    There's always another riff, song or style to learn. Being accountable to another musician helps produce results.
     

  16. horax

    horax Tele-Meister

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    He's a stud...his Squier tele is NO JOKE on par with USA Standards. Truly amazing quality, MUCH nicer than a classic vibe.
     
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  17. cactusrob

    cactusrob Friend of Leo's

    Aug 26, 2009
    Georgia
    I bet nobody was watching what was playing on the tv set...lol
     
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  18. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Friend of Leo's

    Apr 3, 2015
    Winchester, VA
    Tell us more about your pleasure partner!!!
     
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  19. Ex-riverman

    Ex-riverman Tele-Meister

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    Truly awesome.
     
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  20. Deeve

    Deeve Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Dec 7, 2009
    Ballard
    Odd - Norm could _not_ keep from talking. What the what???

    Although I'm not really in the age or market demographic for the Rob Zombie stuff, John 5 has impressed me as a friendly guy during interviews and I like the fact that he's got broad ranging interests.

    Thx for the clip - Deeve
     
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