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Telecaster... Or Pedal Steel? What's he using?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by CostaRicaJones, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. CostaRicaJones

    CostaRicaJones Tele-Meister

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    Do you think he's using a telecaster to get that sound? Or a pedal steel?
    If he's using a telecaster-- how does he get it to sound so deliciously whiney?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctAbZtG7xSc




    P.S. Why doesn't the Youtube button work, on this forum?
     
  2. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity

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    It's Luther Dickinson on slide (obviously inspired by Cooder). Don't know if it's a Tele though - probably not.
     
  3. suave eddie

    suave eddie Tele-Holic

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    Copy the part of the URL after the "=" sign and place it between the YOUTUBE brackets.

    The credits on the album do not list any pedal steel. Sounds like just a slide.
    That's Luther Dickinson on guitar. I have seen John play with that band lineup but can't remember what kind of guitar Luther was playing--pretty sure it was not a Tele though.
     
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  5. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity

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    Luther plays a lot of different guitars, including several Teles, but my guess would be he used some Gibson model (LP or SG?) for this recording.
     
  6. coloradojeff

    coloradojeff Tele-Meister

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    Feb 17, 2012
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    It's definitely not pedal steel....my guess is regular old slide guitar... not even a dobro type guitar... Sounded kinda soft and thick, I'm thinking a semi hollow body or something along those lines... Gibson would be a good bet.
     
  7. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity

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    Looks like the OP has lost the interest ...

    Well, he got his answer anyway.
     
  8. sacizob

    sacizob Friend of Leo's

    Everytime I've seen Luther, he's playing a Gibson or Epi. Never seen him play a tele or pedal steel.
     
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