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Tele Heroes... That Don't Twang!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Brandon Cur, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Slider 212

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    Status Quo are rarely twangy (although they did drift into country music a few times :rolleyes:).
     
  2. rsclosson

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    Prince just kills me. He's known as a singer, songwriter but kicks some serious butt on guitar.

    Ted Greene deserves a mention here, too.
     
  3. Steveareno

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    Thanks for posting the Gary Potter clips, davmac. I think they were shot (quite a few years ago) at the Samois Festival in France. GP is a monster Gypsy Jazz player but usually uses a SelMac style acoustic. He really makes that tele swing. Usually when GJ players go electric, they use an archtop or slap on a pup (often a Stimer) to their SelMac. Guy King is a talented young blues player in Chicago who gets a ballsy tone out of his tele (no twang). He's got a few nice clips on YouTube. Ed Bickert and Ted Greene for the jazz stuff is amazing. Joe Dalton for western swing (check out his clip of PanHandle Rag).
    Swang on,
     
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    the edge

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    I was just wondering, what is that Tele Prince is using, I remember seeing the singer of The Invisible using one quite similar...
     
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    Albert Collins. All tele, no twang. Few if any tele players in any genre have such a total and complete command of their instrument as the Iceman.
     
  9. rsclosson

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    I thought Prince played a Hohner.
     
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    Unbelievably, it's actually a cheap '80s Oriental Tele copy by Hohner.
     
  11. WaylonFan76

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    I don't think you used the right format. There. :p

     
  12. Suicideking

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    He is and he just in the last few years switched to Kinman pickups..
     
  13. Guitarmadcat

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    Eric Clapton circa Yardbirds.

    I actually subsequently owned that Torino Red Tele of his but like a bloody fool, sold it in the early '70s.
     
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    see about 2:25 and 5:35 for some good stuff. the guitar seen in the shot at 535 is the one being whammied during the solos. not your typical tele stuff, for the majority of the board anyways.
     
  15. GuruAtma

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    Bauhaus!
     
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    Love this song. Play it on my Hot Rod all the time.

     
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    Cheers. I was lucky enough to be having a beer in a local jazz club, during their open mic night, when GP sidled onto the side of the stage with a borrowed Les Paul and just totally blew my mind (along with everyone else's). Genuinely decent gent too.

    Thanks for those other suggestions. Will check those out.
     
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    The prices those Hohner Tele's seem to start at though are like 800 Dollars...
     
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