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Steven Wilson talks about his Mexican Tele

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by garryg99, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. garryg99

    garryg99 Tele-Meister

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    Oct 26, 2011
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    Interesting video that gets into Steven Wilson using a Tele on his new album.

     
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  2. Thanks! I generally prefer his Porcupine Tree stuff but awesome artist. I've seen him live several times.
     
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  3. garryg99

    garryg99 Tele-Meister

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    Have seen him number of times too. Have you heard his new album "To The Bone" yet? Songs are more concise and it is more PT-like than the previous solo albums.
     

  4. Torz Johnson

    Torz Johnson Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 9, 2003
    NY
    This is the guy behind Porcupine Tree? Who also helped make Opeth's Damnation? A freaking genius if you ask me.
     
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  5. Just got it but I haven't had time to digest it yet. I'm sure I'll like it. Next to Frank Zappa, SW is most responsible for putting me in the poor house. Let alone running out of storage space. LOL. Too many releases.
     

  6. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
    You know , I like Steven Wilson, I like That Pedal Show, but I hate how they talk about "just a Mexican Tele". :mad:

    I've had American, Custom Shop, and a vintage Tele early 60's/late 50's mongrel and if asked to name a favorite Tele or two - my mind immediately jumps to some early 90's MIM's I've had.

    Remember - all the old 50's Tele's that we lust after were MBM's...
     
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  7. jenos

    jenos Tele-Meister

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    Anyone else weirded out that he's barefoot???
     

  8. garryg99

    garryg99 Tele-Meister

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    Oct 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Pretty usual for him. I recall being at a Porcupine Tree show one time where after the opening act, they brought out a vacuum cleaner to ensure the stage was clear prior to PT coming out.
     
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  9. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2017
    UK
    Does it help if you imagine he is using it as an indication of an amount of money, eg 'this is only a 1k guitar'?

    I don't think any knowing person runs down Mexican or Japanese
     

  10. kurtmanifest1

    kurtmanifest1 Tele-Meister

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    Oct 17, 2013
    Argentina
    Cool sound....what model is exactly that Mexican tele???
     

  11. Lies&Distortion

    Lies&Distortion Tele-Holic

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    May 27, 2014
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    Nice interview. I don't love everything he's done, but I do appreciate his work.

    His analogy of effects live vs recording was interesting, comparing actors who do live work vs movies.

    Funny he is just now discovering the simple joys of the Tele.
     

  12. crossroader

    crossroader Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    It's the old Joe Strummer signature model.
     
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  13. crossroader

    crossroader Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    And as far as a "cheap Mexican Tele" goes, my #1 is a converted MIM Esquire.

    Two others that I currently favor are MIM Cabronita's - one solid and one hollow body.

    Nice to see that Mr. Wilson has finally come around to realizing what great instruments they are. :D:cool:
     

  14. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

    Nov 15, 2010
    Texas
    IM(not-so-humble)O, the MIM Fender guitars are the best bang-for-the-buck guitars on the market. I know they historically didn’t hold their resale value as much as an American-made instrument, but that's beginning to change, too.

    Plus, their playability and quality of build is only surpassed by the highest-rated American guitars. The only thing American instruments have on the Hecho-en-Mexico instruments are the features that are offered "stock", which due to the modular nature of Fenders, can often be put together after the fact.
     

  15. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

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    Mar 5, 2009
    Georgetown, TX
    My '60s Baja is the best Telecaster I've ever played.

    RSY
     

  16. Clifton C

    Clifton C Tele-Holic

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    Aug 26, 2010
    Houston
    Oh, the guy ruining XTC's catalog.
     

  17. McRCN

    McRCN NEW MEMBER!

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    A new MIM Nashville Deluxe Tele is going to set you back about $800 without a case. I think with the new CA laws about using the Made in the USA label, American Stats and Teles will not be labeled that way any more. This will allow Fender to bump up the options and price of their MIM line of guitars.
     

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