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Jim Messina

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by toploader, May 2, 2010.

  1. toploader

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    OK, so i'm a little bit late to the party. Heh-heh.
    Two things;
    -didn't Messina use steel fingerpicks back with Poco?
    - was just re-listening to some early Poco after decades. Was amazed at the terrific lead tone on "Anyway Bye-Bye" from the Oranges album (as opposed to Jeff Beck's Orange album). Anyone know how he got it? Has to be some sort of pedal, but not a dirty fuzz sound at all, and i can't remember a pedal back then (69?) that had that sort of tone.
     
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  2. HOBBSTER01

    HOBBSTER01 Friend of Leo's

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    Never saw this until tonight

    This is one of my favorite L&M tunes.
    I was looking through youtube and found this gem?
     
  3. hal

    hal Tele-Afflicted

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    Peace of mind.......
     
  4. Middleman

    Middleman Friend of Leo's

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    The Mama Don't Dance lick is two guitars. Saw them do it live. Loggins used a Gretsch and Jim the Tele. This back in the day not the recent tour.

    Jim Messina and Steven Stills inspired me to play a tele many moons ago. A lot of Jim's sounds on those L&M albums was heavily compressed/limited to get the sustain out of his tele. Angry Eyes, one of my favorite of the L&M days.
     
  5. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Love his writing, playing and singing.
    The Poco and L & M stuff is so alive and fun.
     
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    birv2 Tele-Afflicted

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    I also seem to recall that he has some Mark Humphrey-modded pedals in his board.
     
  7. tonewoods

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    JM is on bass for this Springfield concert....
     
  8. rainedave

    rainedave Tele-Holic

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    Here's a song that sounds to me like it was probably written on a Tele...



    RD
     
  9. DavyA

    DavyA Tele-Meister

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    Hey Paul! You are gonna find the tone, and knowing how well you play I think you will get into the JM style with out too much trouble. Give me a call love to see how your project goes! I've been playing a lot of country lately...

    Davy
     
  10. Fret Wilkes

    Fret Wilkes Friend of Leo's

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    I guess so...SEVEN YEARS late!
     
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    Stylemaster Tele-Afflicted

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    Always thought Messina was underrated. His early stuff with Poco is the best IMO.
     
  12. Tim Armstrong

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    I pulled these posts off of what we call a "zombie thread", in this case one from 2003! We prefer to let such threads slumber peacefully in the archives, because (as happened here), folks don't actually pay attention to the date of a post and respond to folks who in many cases are no longer TDPRIers, either by choice or by mortality!

    Anyway, it's always a good time to talk about Jim Messina!

    Tim
     
  13. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    If I had to pick one single player who motivated me to switch to Tele, I would say Jimmie Messina.

    The Springfield also happens to be my favorite band of all time, since I saw them in concert as a little sprout.
     
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    If "zombie threads" are brought back to life by people searching, for Messina, for example, could the search engine have a feature turned on that would allow the user to select how far back in time the search queries go?

    RD
     
  15. davidge1

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    Didn't Steven Stills always play a Gretsch?
     
  16. davidge1

    davidge1 Friend of Leo's

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    I love the sound of that opening riff on Angry Eyes. It has that hollow, almost acoustic tele sound. Is it the amp that gives it that tone? I've heard that tone before but I've never seen anyone get it (or gotten it from any Tele I've ever played).
     
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    Poco was the first concert I ever saw. I was 6 years old in cleveland ohio. Im now 27 years old and have seen them about 14 times. I must say thanks to my dad who raised me on Poco, Buffalo Springfield, and pretty much any arrangment of the players from, The Eagles, CSNY, SHF, and L&M. IMO the best Tele song for Jim was "Better think twice". Speaking of Poco did you hear Paul Cotton Left the band?
     
  18. Tim Armstrong

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    That would tend to defeat the purpose of having an archive, wouldn't it?

    :D

    Tim
     
  19. Telesavalis

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    I always thought Jim was a finger plucker. Sure sounds like it. IF you get a chance pick up a copy of the the Loggins & Messina Sittin' In...Again DVD . it's in the Top 2 of my DVD concert collection....(the other one is David Gilmour live at Royal Albert Hall). I think, on that DVD, though, he's just using fingers (and maybe a thumb pick).
     
  20. davidge1

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    Just wanted to say thanks for this thread! I'd never really listened to Poco before... I'm listening to the album Poco (their second, I guess) right now on lala.com and I'm really diggin' it a lot. I love the guitar sounds.
     
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