Albert Collins and his screaming Tele

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  1. Mark Davis

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    Man I love this screaming tone.
     
  2. StratBluesRock

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    Albert Collins is awesome, definitely my 2nd favorite Tele player after Jimmy Page.
     
  3. PixMix

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    That's great!
     
  4. MrAstro

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    Albert Collins is right up there with my absolute favourite guitarists.
     
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    He's an absolute beast. This '79 Montreux gig is fantastic, I highly recommend it. His sense of panache is brilliant!
     
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    I had pretty good luck recreating his tone on my Egnater Rebel 20, it just requires a whole lot of treble and medium amount of gain, bridge pickup(sometimes bridge/neck combined). I love his phrasing, bends etc.. One of my favorite players..
     
  7. wrathfuldeity

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    I had the privilege to see Mr Collins few times in the very small ZOO Bar, on his bus once, bought the man couple bourbons and partied with Icebreakers in the alley between sets. Signature sound...one note and there is no doubt master of the telecaster is in the house...that one note would pierce your soul and wake the dead (quadraverb :eek:). Also he was The Showman...walk on top of the bar, out the door and in the street (with 100' cord) wailing away and hitting on college girls. I have never seen another guitarist that could work the bar/crowd like he could; yet was a very humble man...a guitar god. RIP
     
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    Dont wanna sound too stoopid,,,but what tuning is he using???I have always wondered about that ,,and where he s capoed off at . ??

    bend em tight and let er scream.
     
  9. bluzkat

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    That sounds more like Buddy Guy... Albert, you leave Buddy's schtick alone!! :eek:


    :cool:
     
  10. brookdalebill

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    I had the pleasure of getting to play Mr. Collin's tele.
    It was in the care of the late Danny Thorpe at the time (1986).
    What a cool looking and unique sounding guitar.
    It only whimpered when I played it, it did not scream.
     
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    My favourite master of the telecaster.

    Cousin of Lightening Hopkins I believe.
     
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    Little read about my home away from home 1974-1989...started going at the ripe age of 16 right off the farm...moved to the big city and sneaking in with some college neighbors who were regulars :cool:. One of those right time and place...had no clue dumb luck things. Really the only thing I miss from Nebraska.

    http://hearnebraska.org/content/everybodys-rockin-zoo-bar-venue-history
     
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    Thanks Mark!

    I miss Albert Collins a great deal. Originally from Houston, I saw him play down here several times. Nobody before or since could play a telecaster with such power. His legend will always live on.


    He usually tuned the guitar to open Fminor (low to high: F-C-F-Ab-C-F) and then would capo on the 7th or 9th fret. Self taught obviously.
     
  14. david_lewis93

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    Thanks Big Bend,,this self taught still learnin flatlander and aint ashamed to admit it at all .All I know is I like GOOD guitar playin no matter what style ,,,,,but teles have a very special place in my heart ,,,right next to God,Country ,and Family.

    Bend em tight and let er scream
     
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    NOBODY sounds like Albert. Aside from his tone and choice of notes, he had the most amazing control of rhythm, timing, and dynamics. My fave is his solo on the slow blues "If Trouble Was Money."

    Gives me chills every time.
     
  16. sonserve

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    He made it look easy. I saw him at Antones one night when Clifford was on N. Lamar. We all followed him out to the parking lot and back in. HE LOVED IT!
    Quite the showman.
    The Ice Picker. Nuff said.
     
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    NOBODY sounds like Albert. Aside from his tone and choice of notes, he had the most amazing control of rhythm, timing, and dynamics. My fave is his solo on the slow blues "If Trouble Was Money."

    Gives me chills every time.[/QUOTE]




    Thanks for that one birv2. Too much...
     
  18. wrathfuldeity

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    he could make that tele whisper...but an funny demo of his dynamics...sorry i haven't figured out embbeding...maybe some one could do it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tJxsGchPSM
     
  19. Geo

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    Think Albert's tuning was Em. He has a big thumb too.
    Amazing artist and very nice person.
     
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    Another big fan here, not only for his melodic stuff, but the sound effects he wrenched from that old Tele. Crazy tuning and the strap over his right shoulder tripped me out too. This is one of my favorite examples of the sound effects he pulled off.
     
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