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Tele Player who made U have 2 have a Tele?

Discussion in 'Epic Threads' started by Leo1951, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Leo1951

    Leo1951 Tele-Meister

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    Oct 20, 2012
    Nashville

  2. el cheapo

    el cheapo Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 13, 2011
    Southcentral Pa
    Me!

    I played a couple strats and kept bumping into the middle pickup. Turned me off I guess.

    PS: I have to confess, I play my Esquire more than my tele :D.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2012

  3. Guitar Monkey

    Guitar Monkey TDPRI Member

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Warwickshire
    Jeff Buckley with his cover of Hallelujah. That is the best clean electric guitar tone I've ever heard.
     

  4. OlRedNeckHippy

    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

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    Jan 12, 2012
    South Jersey

  5. JurassicCactus

    JurassicCactus Tele-Meister

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    Nov 14, 2012
    Baltimore MD
    No one really I just had always wanted one.
     

  6. Leo1951

    Leo1951 Tele-Meister

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    Oct 20, 2012
    Nashville
    Also Robbie Robertson.
     

  7. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 30, 2011
    U.S.A.
    I think I first fell in love with them because my dad had an Esquire and a Tele around when I was growing up. I'd say that Luther Perkins and Steve Cropper are up there on my "inspiration" list when it comes to wanting to have the Tele sound available to me. Keith Richards is probably my favorite guitar player all around, but the fact of the matter is that he didn't use a Tele for most of the Stones' best stuff (IMO, of course). He was mainly a Gibson and Epiphone guy back then.
     
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  8. viking

    viking Friend of Leo's

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    Jan 23, 2007
    Denmark
    I really dont know---
    Really dont care about any of the guys mentioned , buy I allways knew I had to have one....
     

  9. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Dec 6, 2005
    Norway
    Steve Cropper.
     
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  10. Tuxedo Poly

    Tuxedo Poly Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 19, 2011
    Merseyside UK

  11. dougmon

    dougmon Tele-Meister

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    Aug 12, 2012
    California
    Don't recall, but I'm sure it was someone on TDPRI... :) All you folks seemed so fond of the Tele that I thought I should try one.
     

  12. teleNtweed

    teleNtweed Tele-Holic

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    Nov 27, 2010
    Anchorage, AK
    I never thought about it. Clapton gave me the Les Paul itch and Hendrix for the Strat. Maybe that is why I like it so much, I have no preconceptions and I am free to be me. Thanks for the thought provoking post!!
     

  13. dsutton24

    dsutton24 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Dec 29, 2010
    Illinois
    Easy! Jerry Reed.
     
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  14. Mightyaxeman

    Mightyaxeman Tele-Afflicted

    May 12, 2007
    Pennsylvania

  15. Chet Johnson

    Chet Johnson Tele-Afflicted

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    41
    Dec 17, 2008
    Woodsfield, OH

  16. Albionic

    Albionic Tele-Meister

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    Nov 4, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Hmmm I actually can't think of any one player that inspired me. Matt bellamy the vaccines and rage against the machine all helped me realize a tele has a certain cool factor. I think I wanted single coils but a strats are so common (teles not so in the uk)I wanted to be different.
     

  17. RDennie1

    RDennie1 TDPRI Member

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    May 6, 2012
    Cobourg, ON
    Luther Perkins, Clarence White and Waylon are the three main reasons I'm in the market for my first Telecaster.
     
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  18. jcinkc

    jcinkc TDPRI Member

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Olathe, Kansas
    Roy Buchanan
     
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  19. Esquire59

    Esquire59 Tele-Holic

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    Sep 22, 2007
    The Netherlands
    Keef and The Boss.
     

  20. sir humphrey

    sir humphrey Friend of Leo's

    May 3, 2011
    Bristol
    Jerry Donahue, Vince Gill, Brent Mason, Albert Lee (who doesn't sound anywhere near as good on his MusicMan).
     

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