3 tunes to best describe a tele tone...

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  1. yanick

    yanick TDPRI Member

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    Hello all,
    what are your 3 favourite "tele" tunes/tones:

    In other words: what are the 3 tunes that best feature/describe what a tele can/should do and sound like?

    (in no special order)

    "Oh Las Vegas" (with James Burton the Gram Parsons version)

    "Cadillac Ranch" (Bruuuuuuuce Springsteen)

    "Tiger by the tail" and most of the Buckaroo's songs (Don Rich)
     
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    Any Telecaster Through a Dumble or Decent Dumble Clone.


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    i dont know about best but i know what i like





     
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    Coach56 One of the Boys

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    Wow, I knew the Tele was in a lot of the music I loved, but didn't realize how varied it's uses are.

    Thanks guys,
    -H
     
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    A holy trinity

    ...The same list I was about to post!
     
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    I don't need three, just one:

     
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    Agree. Although I'm not sure what Pete Anderson was using on the top two. I know Keith Gattis was beating the living piss out of a Tele on Pretend.

    I have a hard time choosing, because logic dictates one clean bridge tone, one clear neck tone, and one distorted tone, but I'm enough of a twang addict that I could find 3 different records of a 3 separate guitarists all playing on the bridge pickup and say there's my three.

    Here's a balanced example however.

    Waitin' In Your Welfare Line (Live) - Don Rich - Amazing neck pickup tone

    Folsom Prison Blues (Live) - Luther Perkins - Luther Tone. It has its own category.

    Understand Your Man - Dwight Yoakam (Keith Gattis) - Balls and bridge pickup.
     
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    Any 3 songs off Dwight's Guitars, Cadillacs album.
     
  19. SparkleBajaDoug

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    Understand your man by Dwight Yoakam WAS NOT KEITH GATTIS playing that guitar, IT WAS MARTY STUART!!! It was recorded for the "Kindred Spirits" album which was a Johnny Cash tribute record that Marty produced. He and the Fabulous Superlatives played all the music, the Artist just sang.

    My 3:

    3. Guitars and Cadillacs-Pete Anderson
    2. Tonight the bottle let me down-James Burton
    1. Matches-Marty Stuart
     
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