Princes Tele , What Happened To It

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  1. spruce

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    Awesome , thank you , I saw one of his purple symbol guitars for sale on eBay a couple months back , PRN productions I think , it was used on some mag cover shoot , I think the guy wanted about 20,000 it came with a he'll of a load of provenance too
     
  2. CrisHendrix

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    I thought he might've used the Gibson on 'Prince' and by the time of Dirty Mind moved on to the 'Tele', Dirty Mind certainly had a very Tele-sound to it and it was his primary guitar on that tour.. I could very well be wrong though
     
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    Sorry no info on that.
    I love Prince but don't you think Jimi played more spontaneously, with more feeling, less polished and rehearsed and less gimicking?
     
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    Prince and Hendrix

    Sorry no info on that.
    I love Prince but don't you think Jimi played more spontaneously, with more feeling, less polished and rehearsed and less gimicking?
     
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    I saw Prince for the first time last spring. What a showman! Plays, sings, and dances like a MF...in high heals to boot! Yeah, it was a bit polished but arena shows kind of have to be. Though every show on the recent tour had a different setlist. And he played his Honer all night.

    But I have a ton of bootlegs and his aftershows are nothing but spontaneous, deep funk jams.

    And Jimi had plenty of gimmicks of his own. ;)
     
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    Does anyone know what amp he prefers?
     
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    Orange amps? LOL.
     
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    I found the answer. On the site with pictures of the guitar it shows Prince's pedalboard connected to a Mesa Boogie Lone Star. It's his setup for the Planet Earth tour. He obviously loves Boss, too.
     
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    I had the same question. Seen that trick a few times, but I've never seen it come back down. Totally a PRO move.
     
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    That cat just brings it, EVERY TIME. He's amazing.

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    Hat tip. Good find!
    (I was making a color joke, based on his love of purple.)
     
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    Chuck Norris is Prince's roady?! I never new...
     
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    He's a great player, one of the more underrated guys in the business I guess.
    But what a horrible version of this great song.. like Paula frying a cheese cake
    http://youtu.be/42oUVwyFsZI
    .. putting together lots of goody-goodness doesn't always make the end result better..
     
  15. Nub

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    Yeah, I caught that... I just thought it was funny because he really did use 'em. I always thought it would've been cool if he'd had those amps recovered in purple, but left the Orange faceplates & badges on them. :) Btw, here's another pic of that stage setup:

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  16. Blazer

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    I have since learned that not every Hohner that you see him play is necessarily a Hohner. Before the "Purple rain" tour he commissioned Roger Sadowski (Yup, THAT Sadowski) to make him a couple of copies with the request to make them "usable stage guitars"

    Which begs the question if Prince himself had gotten a little frustrated with that cheap copy that he normally was so fond of. From what I learned the Hohner was prone to feedback and hummed like crazy, that integrated wireless I pointed out several times apparently was also meant to help the overall usability of the guitar.
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    This picture from around the Grafiiti Bridge era shows Prince's stage guitars, twin Hohners but if either one really is the real deal I have no idea.
     
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    I still don't get him. It seems like an embarrassment for all the other musicians' on stage with him. Nothing innovative, fresh, or good. Lots of energy though, and knows how to dance......I would have kicked him in the nuts and left the bandstand. I guess thats why I just keep on gigging, and practising..? And living in the poorhouse....What a waste of time.
     
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    Many many musicians have been quoted as having enormous respect for Prince...''Nothing innovative, fresh or good''...What!? Have you listened closely to his last few releases? Prince is a multi-instrumentalist, an amazing lyricist, he's a strong vocalist with a highly distinctive voice....He also produces and performs on other people's recordings, under a couple of different names. Yes he is theatrical...but the guy is no less than brilliant!!

    I don't understand your last couple sentences...So your gigging and practicing are a waste of time? I have to say, if you were at the level of musicianship where you were playing with Prince...I'm doubting you'd even be thinking about kicking him in the nuts, but rather, you'd know that he's somebody that you could learn a great deal from.
     
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    Make sure he's not holding one of those souped up Hohner's when you take your swing
    Might break your foot on it
     
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