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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by theleman, Oct 4, 2017.
Would that weakness be GAS or sarcasm?
Many many years ago there used to be tons of buskers playing in the Chicago Loop subways. Mostly acoustic players, but there were a few guys that did the tele/pignose thing. Some serious playing before the city made them all get licensed.
Welcome ianstrike, you have posted twice. The way it is is that you say that you are new, that you do or don't have a telecaster, that you have been lurking for quite a while, what wonderful advice we have given you and that you hope to contribute in your own little way, maye tell us about some guitar related issue you have at the moment. Then we respond and say "Welcome to TDPRI, we are sure you will enjoy it here". It is expected that you refrain from anything obscure, provocative or smartassed until you have at least twenty posts to your name. I'm now going to waste a significant part of my day trying to figure out what " Hm M JB" refers to. Drop a post into the "Welcome Wagon" and you will have plenty of responses by the end of the day.
London - full of buskers. The odd Tele. Mostly electro acoustics
"Why buskers don't use Telecaser?"
A battle axe with the Telecaster's legendary, reputation...would likely scare mere mortals from getting to close
I see these guys quite a bit when I visit Manchester town centre
There's a guy here in Toronto who plays what looks like a 52 reissue. I'll have to ask him the next time I see him. I think he uses a Roland Cube amp. He's usually playing outside the LCBO (liquor store)
We do, we do ...
[QUOTE="bettyseldest, post: 7914246, member: 77487"
Note; I'm English this is sarcasm, the lowest form of wit, but we do it anyway.[/QUOTE]
I once referenced something simililar, to an angry young man, telling him I could easily be as coldly, sarcistic as him, when he put down my puns...because he ironically, described puns as the lowest form of wit
Buskers do use Telecasters, but most buskers go for something cheap and/or lightweight, like budget-line electro-acoustics or cheap acoustics.
Reminds me of the first time I saw a Telecaster was in London 30 years ago. The singer in the club had a battered Squier MIJ JV '52 Tele in BSB, covered in stickers, playing Elvis, Beatles, etc.
Stayed with me, that image.
Yeah, by the time they are good enough to play a telecaster they are good enough to be in a band.
Same thing happened to my neighbor down the street. They all lay claim to their "spot". And the local cops will "probably" "back them up".
Seen a guy in Norwich a few years ago .He was playing an MIM .We chatted for while .Good player .
I once referenced something simililar, to an anger young man, telling him I could easily be as coldly, sarcistic as him, when he put down my puns...because he ironically, described puns as the lowest form of wit[/QUOTE]
...ah, ya know, sometimes it's a race to the bottom...for me, puns get better as they get worse...so I'm a fan...
anyways, with an acoustic, you're not looking for a power source or concerned about your batteries running out...case works as a tip jar, it's a quick and easy set up...with a tele+even a small pignose or a one those belt amps it is a bit more complex set up, particularly if you're doing renegade busking.
If you're all licensed and stuff, and you've scoped out your power supply and microphones and all, it better be worth the effort. It takes all kinds.
EDIT: on review of the instant replay, IMO, sarcasm may or may not be the lowest form, but when it is employed all too casually, it is at least the most adolescent style of wit, and sometimes that's ok, and sometimes it's just adolescent.
Ya echo going out with anything decent. People will rob you for $20 bucks at an atm these days. I go out rarely but always there is some bum hanging around. People stopping and popping money into an open case is like crack to these guys and they all want in. I take out an acoustic/electric that plays nice but looks like crap. The sound isn't all that great on the street and I personally don't think it makes all that much difference what you bring out sound wise. Its always a little battery amp. I have seen quite a few Squires both tele and strat. Also, the more you look like you need the $$ the more they will put in the hat. I have this grizzled grandpa costume I use. Its all the pitch and the show.
I've seen a few of the perma-buskers down at Bourke Street Mall with telecasters. Not sure if they really count, though, when they need roadies and a truck to move all their kit.
Saw one being used by a busker last night in central London.
If I went out busking I wouldn't take anything half decent with me. Not to create an image of poverty but to cut my losses if I got mugged.
Although with a Tele, you could 'do a keef' and not have to worry about tuning again afterwards.