A Telecaster that we have all heard more than we can imagine….

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by Wally, Jun 9, 2021.

  1. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Poster Extraordinaire

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    We don't need to turn this into a "you've never head of" thread just because I listen to music that wasn't made on an assembly line in the 60s, friend.
     
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    His "Studio Log" was the first thing I'd read each month: good stuff.
     
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    That guitar is fugly...I mean, it's cool and all because of who owned it and played it and all of the records it was on, but I would have to clean that sucker up...
     
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    For me it was 100%. (Ok, 99%…)
     
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    Funny, I knew Tommy Tedesco was in that band, but never realized who “Happy Kyne” was until just now, because I only remembered Frank De Vol from small parts in TV and film. Four Oscar nominations as a composer? Dang…
     
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    The Clap-Tele. :)
     
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    Here's an earlier pre-signatures shot of his slab board Tele! Note the brown Fender amp and Maestro fuzz tone on the music stand!

    tedesco tele .jpg
     
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    :lol: Same here.
    My Tele’s all suck because they don’t have aftermarket bridge and saddles.
     
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    His 175 had duct tape over the F holes.
    He clearly had no need to be precious about his tools.
     
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    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Guitar Collectors or Guitar Players?

    I read George Gruhn said you could tell the difference between collectors and players when they were in his store. A collector would pull out and look at a guitar a player would sit down and strum it.
     
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    No offense, but no need to get defensive......Your time would be better spent doing a little internet research. Even halfway serious musicians are interested in how we got "here". ;););)
     
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    Some of the most revered ‘non-assembly line’ guitar players made money playing for hire in studios behind the ‘names’. D. Allman hired out as a studio player. So did Page. Leon Russell was part of that Wrecking Crew. Some of those ‘assembly line’ musicians also played the biggest stages in the world.
    And…whether or not one knows it, one has listened to these ‘assembly line’ players whether the work was done in L.A., Detroit, NYC, Alabama, Florida…wherever music is made one will find musicians who work behind the scenes….sometimes without credit as to who is actually playing.
     
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    My Baja needed a yank - it's common - but I'm not seeing one here, it's just the angle of the photo.

    Mine needed the yank to get the low E on to the fretboard.
     
  14. backporchmusic

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    Not being defensive, just don't need to be hectored by someone who thinks that fluency in a 60 year-old music form is the end all be all.

    How does one learn? By asking questions. I asked whose guitar it was, and was given derision as a response, 'friend,' instead of a nice, simple answer. Did you read my posts? I said I know who the wrecking crew is, just not their individual names.

    No offense, but you may need to read the whole thread, and all the posts (you might also call that 'internet research'), before jumping in to support some other hectoring old man.
     
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    I try to hear him every weeknight on METV doing the Green Acres theme song. GP said that was one of the very early recordings with a distortion box.
     
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    I can't believe he's got Earl Palmer to sign it!! How cool is that, I'd never remove that signature!!! What a legend, wonder how many top ten tunes Earl must be on....what a crew...!!!


    RJ
     
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    Ha! Thanks for sharing this! I knew who Tommy was, his demi-god status, but I had no idea he was THIS prolific! Geesh.... way more stuff than I ever knew he was involved in. Wow...
     
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    So this group is only for serious musicians? Guess I have come to the wrong place. I too thought this was a safe place to ask questions.
     
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    I'm mostly ignorant of this era too, I guess those gals and guys were meant to be heard and not seen. I knew about Carol Kaye a little, but this doc is really solid as I recall:

     
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    Apparently he was not a proponent of wiping down his guitar after playing. Unless, of course, he used something other than a soft, cotton cloth.
     
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