Anyone else using their tele's for jazz?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Jostein, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Jostein

    Jostein Tele-Holic

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    With the likes of Ed Bickert, Ted Green, Mike Stern, Bill Frisell, John Scofield and many others its seems like more and more people are using their teles for jazz.
    I would like to see clips of forum member or others in action with their teles, playing jazz or jazz-influenced music. I have a Fender Custom Shop Classic that I like a lot and also a semihollow G&L ASAT deluxe(two humbuckers).
    Here is a clip of the custom classic I just uploaded. Not really going for a traditional jazz sound on this clip(middle position with a bit of overdrive), but I have been able to achieve such sounds with this guitar. I am using 011-48 Curt Mangan roundwounds.
     
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  2. Llacrobat

    Llacrobat TDPRI Member

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    Nope, I'm using Esquires. :cool:
     
  3. Jostein

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    lol, that is close enough. Even a G&L or other makers are accepted!
     
  4. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    ASAT representing. I named it Ed, after Bickert.

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  5. Dismalhead

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    It's one of the reasons I just picked up my first Telecaster. I picked up an Epiphone Sheraton a few months back in a trade and started putting some jazzy leads into some of my band's tunes. Started researching my next guitar, originally thinking I was going to get another semi-hollow and happened across dudes on YouTube using Telecasters. Put it on the neck pickup, roll down the tone knob, and you have great jazz tone. Love it.

    Now I'm thinking that I need another Tele and another semi-hollow, and my gigging set of guitars will be 2 Teles and 2 semi-hollows.
     
  6. Mr Perch

    Mr Perch Tele-Afflicted

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    I think my Squier works well for jazz. I put in Bill Lawrence L200s, and I use the clean channel of my Dean Markley tube amp, with a bit of gain.

     
  7. Brian J.

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    not now , but i have on occasion, mostly on the neck pickup with the tone rolled down about half way, sounds good to my ears
     
  8. k.l.k

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    ron kirn tele, 4-way.

    mostly through a polytone.

    i was out of music for about a decade-- i'm still not up to speed on computer recording-- haven't yet learned how to synch garageband with video.

    my punishment for not having kids-- if i had a 12yr old, i'd just point em at the thing and whimper and let'em set it all up for me.
     
  9. BootRoots

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    The amazing Scotty Anderson...

     
  10. cocoboudin

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    I do, i do.Telecaster is great for jazz. Cocoboudin
     
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  11. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    I try, Tim Lerch does.
     
  12. jazzalta

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    I use mine exclusively for jazz. I use 49-11 strings and tune it down a semi-tone. Roland cubes are my amps.
     
  13. mabley123

    mabley123 Friend of Leo's

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    heres a really good Roy Buchanan Video of him playing Jazz on his Tele.
     
  14. DOC DYA

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    Playing in a jazz group, I gave a try to a Fender MIJ Custom '62 Tele (sort of... see picture below), and was amazed by the sound I got out of it, on the neck PU, with the tone down. Sweetness and a little bite... I love that sound... and the guitar as well !
    I plug in a Blues Jr or a Frontman 212, depending on the size of the gig. (I use other guitars as well, like a Washburn J6 Wes Montgomery archtop but I could do it all with this Tely !).
     

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    simonsp Friend of Leo's

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    Jim Mullen of the great Morrissey Mullen band often (usually?) played a telecaster.

     
  16. Sean65

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    Jimmy Herring talks of a similar experience.



     
  17. Mr Perch

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    The Jimmy Herring cut is nice, but I found his stomp box tone to be a bit artificial and abrasive. Cool drummer.

    He also plays with his thumb, with great facility, and seems to use only the first 3 fingers of his left hand (like Eric Clapton and Pat Metheny.) It's very humbling, considering that I am trying to use every finger I can find, plus a pick.
     
  18. Jostein

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    I met Tim at NAMM, nice guy!
     
  19. Jostein

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    Beautiful axe man!
     
  20. rvansickel

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    Very tasty. Well done. What Squier model?
     
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