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Eric Clapton and his telecasters

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Peter77, Nov 29, 2020.

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  1. Peter77

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    This is the only That is not complete tele as it has a Strat head
     
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    He even has a signature Eric Clapton Telecaster with Fender.
     
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    And he had a love for a Broadcaster I remember reading which he played
     
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    I guess everybody knews this stuff allready but it really was News to Me. I even read Jimi Hendrix recorded 3 or 4 songs on the Telecaster but said it had a good and a bad sound. I wonder what he condidered the bad sound. In these 3 or 4 songs Hej Joe is not included only those I read was really confirmed tele songs. There was a rumor that the Hej Joe solo was played on a tele.
     
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    I guess that the Hendrix quote comes from his playing teles with vintage wiring, which had a really unusable tone in one position. Even so, there would have been three sounds, of which two good ones! BUT perhaps the "jazz pickup" sound was too bassy for Hendrix even without the muffling circuit?

    I'm not sure it's been confirmed that Hendrix ever played tele on the songs rumored to have one on them (Hey Joe, Purple Haze…).

    But the Clapton pics are totally new to me. Not surprising: he was playing very "rootsy" and teaming up with The Band members in the mid-seventies and teles really fit that kind of musical inspiration.

    Anyway: thx!
     
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    PS: I am always sort of disturbed by his mid-70s to early-80s pictures… you can see that he is always in a more or less intense alcoholic stupor OR in a bad hangover. Nasty stuff…
     
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    Blind Faith era Stratele ?:
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    I have a Fender Japan Tele with a Strat neck (a FSR for IKEBE music shops). This picture has already been posted on other threads:
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    Yes indeed
     
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    The songs by Jimi were others not as famous as I Recall it. I thought it was confirmed but you maybe right.
     
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    This one I think is not a Fender Telecaster but the one below right sure is a Fender. A2E349E2-FCFF-4FCB-A81A-7FE5891E65D7.png
     
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    This is IMO great tone!

    If the Tele here is (original) stock wiring, then the middle pickup switch setting ( Clapton here) then what we are hearing is Neck PU only ( no Tone control) going straight to output jack.
    Which I think is a little more open, more raw, than (today's) Tele on neck PU only, and Tone knob full ON.

    * in the original Tele design that 'Tone' knob was a blend/pan knob between both pickups with switch on the back #1 position. So never a real Tone control.
    ( and forward #3 position is neck only but with 'bass tone' highs rolled off)
     
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    The colours of the Tele is very Nice
     
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    Would one say this is more a tele than a Strat condidering the whole body is tele. The neck and head strat
     
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    Sorry I meant the Blind Faith one
     
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    You damn right!
     
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    I have the CDs which provide the recording dates (1965-1966). Somewhere it is implied that EC didn't get th Les Paul until 1966.
     
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    No the photo with mustache and tele looks like Bluesbreakers
     
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