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John 5 does not suck

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

  1. rburd2

    rburd2 Tele-Afflicted

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    37
    Sep 13, 2016
    Georgia, US
    I've played one unplugged at a local store and it felt okay but I would have been interested to try it with the next step up in string gauge. The strings felt like 9s.
     
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  2. rburd2

    rburd2 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
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    Sep 13, 2016
    Georgia, US
    And, no, John 5 does not suck at all. He's toured with kd lange, Marilyn Manson, and Rob Zombie, co-written songs with Lynyrd Skynyrd, and produced several instrumental albums. He has also done a movie score.

    He's a better rock guitarist than any rock guitarist I know and a better country guitarist than any country guitar player I know. He's the real deal.

    Oh, and he probably has one of the best Tele Collections in the world as well. Like, if Joe Bonampssa only collected Teles collection.
     
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  3. Rythameen

    Rythameen Tele-Meister

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    Jun 24, 2017
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Well I've always liked him, but like my wife says, what do I know.
     
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  4. Brokenpick

    Brokenpick Tele-Holic

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    Oct 29, 2008
    Dixie
    Yeah, really. Good Lord. Shut the heck up!
    I mean I know it's just noodling - but it's GOOD dang noodling, and NOBODY wants to hear that blathering over it.
    Somehow one of the most offensive things I've tried to watch lately.
    John 5 does indeed not suck. But having somebody yakking over your licks DOES -even if you DO suck.
     

  5. MDMachiavelli

    MDMachiavelli Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    I apologize if I insinuated that John 5 does suck, I promise it wasn't intentional.... :D
     

  6. Telegraphonic

    Telegraphonic TDPRI Member

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    Feb 4, 2017
    Memphis
    Well, I like Pina coladas and getting caught in the rain...
     
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  7. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Tele-Afflicted

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    Sep 2, 2016
    Houston, TX
    All this time I was thinking John 5 was a Nu-Metal band's name!

    This John 5 doesn't sound too sucky to me, but what do I know!
     

  8. Jupiter

    Jupiter Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    I also agree that he does not suck.
     
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  9. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    HE undoubtedly is a great player, great technique and whatever ..

    Personally i don't like his music & don't like the painting stuff he wears when playing.

    don't know if he sucks or not .. you decide .. :D
     

  10. johnny k

    johnny k Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 15, 2011
    France
    there are always some cool country instrumentals on his solo records. It s not just metal shred, there s a country shred as well.;)
     

  11. Telegraphonic

    Telegraphonic TDPRI Member

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    Feb 4, 2017
    Memphis
    Most were stolen when his wife left the door to their home unlocked accidentally. But you probably knew that, too!
    As for peers, Zack incorporates banjo rolls (not a big fan) and Johnny Hiland has played with Sammy Hagar. Hiland can play anything!
     
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  12. Tom-Australia

    Tom-Australia Tele-Meister

    137
    Jun 12, 2015
    South Australia
    Great playing in that clip, really fantastic.
     
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  13. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's

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    Nov 18, 2010
    Vancouver
    I could have done without Norm jabbering away during the clip but John 5 can play!

    Even if I'd never heard him play I'd know he didn't suck.... Dude has a signature Telecaster. I'd expect huge non-sucking bonus points get awarded for having a signature Telecaster in your name.
     

  14. boneyguy

    boneyguy Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    59
    Mar 31, 2007
    victoria b.c. CANADA
    Funny, I was wondering just the opposite thing..lol.

    But seriously, I don't find that there's any groove or feel in John 5's playing that grabs me....what can I say....I want to like him because he sure seems like a real nice guy with a powerful love for the Telecaster....but I'm always left feeling like it's all a bit stiff and mechanical sounding....like there's been lots of practice but, for me at least, no real groove that gets me.
     

  15. rburd2

    rburd2 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    37
    Sep 13, 2016
    Georgia, US
    I actually didn't know a large part of his collection was stolen. That sucks! He had one from every year.
     
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  16. Jackhammer

    Jackhammer TDPRI Member

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    Aug 25, 2017
    North Carolina
    So, when is the divorce hearing?
     
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  17. Southpaw Tele

    Southpaw Tele Tele-Afflicted

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    44
    Jun 30, 2008
    The Golden State
    Always liked John 5, his personality, and his collection (what's now left of it). Not as much of a fan of bands he's played with (as others have said).
     
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  18. Southpaw Tele

    Southpaw Tele Tele-Afflicted

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    Jun 30, 2008
    The Golden State
    And he's a great player, too.
     
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  19. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 28, 2012
    Sou Cal
    Jeez!
    He's a fellow guitar picker, and better than most.
    Why can't we just leave it at that?
    Why the need to kick him in his ass?
    I'm suddenly thinking of the crabs in a bucket, anyone who tries to break out, the other crabs pull them back down.
    We're supposed to be better than this, we're guitar pickers for gods sake.
     
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  20. Telegraphonic

    Telegraphonic TDPRI Member

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    Feb 4, 2017
    Memphis
    I just reread both pages and didn't see anyone 'kick him in the ass'. Quite the contrary. Who are you referring to?
     
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