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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Elliot_G, Aug 18, 2020.
Phil and Tommy Emmanuel
Tried to find a pic of them with their matching Custom teles but no luck
This was my old band. I had an MIM Standard and our other guitarist has an Am. Special. I started out with an HSH Strat, but Teles were home for me, and same for him. He tended to roll off his tone though and between the different amps and pedals and such, our tones were substantially different. It worked.
I know that @brookdalebill mentioned it in an early post, but thought it merited a picture or two;
Two telecasters are doable with enough distortion to tame the twang... the more you use, the less it sounds like a telecaster.
Since no one so far mention this incredible combo I would present to you The Blazing Telecaster with the great Danny Gatton and Tom Principato
In the last band I was in, Steve (on left) played a CS Nocaster and I (sasquatch in the middle) played a homebrew Tele with Nocaster pickups. We both used Doc Z amps and it worked great. Ron played a Mike Lull bass.
The Steel Woods.
Great to see there's another Rank And File fan out there. I love the first album so much. They never got enough love when they were around. Tony Kinman the bass player passed away recently. If you haven't heard them definitely give at least the first album "Sundown" a listen. Great slightly modernized rockabilly-ish country. Top notch lyrics as well.
Now I need to go listen to Rank and File and Los Lobos.
Coming from Bakersfield myself, It’s something in the water and the Tulare dust of Bakersfield. I do believe that playing a tele is a rite of passage with this Honky tonk town. I play a tele because of this town and Roy,Merle,Don and Buck.
Roy Nichols (pictured) dang sure could play one. He and Merle are the reason I've never played any other electric guitar onstage.
lot of British bands from the 90s had two telecasters, usually 1 was a custom with a humbucker in the neck and the other was traditional sing coils. for some reason there seem to be a lot more teles than strats in the UK. another popular combination was an ES-335 style lead and a tele for rhythm.
I saw the Spanic Boys way back. Father and son Rockabilly w/ Blackguards and tweed Twins!
And of course, Redd and Bill
Amos Garret - Midnight at the Oasis.
The Pretenders usually have 2 Tele's. Chrissie Hynde has always favored a Tele. Rank and File were based in Austin.
Didn't Baxter and Dias both play Teles in early Steely Dan?
Whitey Morgan and the 78's
An example of a dual-Tele Brit band