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Tele Heroes... That Don't Twang!

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

  1. Zounds Perspex

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    favorite band EVER for me.

    I'm glad to see people mention Boon as well - anyone who likes Minutemen is all right with me.
     
  2. TxTeleMan

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    These have been mentioned:
    • Robbie Robertson with The Band, Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks, and Dylan- anything before 1973.
    • Jimmy Page - early Zep, including the iconic Stairway solo.
    • Eric Clapton with Yarbirds and Blind Faith.

    I don't think these have:
    • Michael Bloomfield with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and of course the seminal set at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, and the nice work on the single, "Like a Rolling Stone."
    • Roy Buchanan - he rocked, he played blues, he played steel licks, but he didn't "twang" too much.
    • Chrissy.
     
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    I just got it there, sorry about that.
     
  5. Chris H.

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    !!!!!!Really? Do tell more, was it a "terrible guitar" as Jeff Beck described it?
     
  6. Suicideking

    Suicideking Friend of Leo's

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    +1 It was the Yardbirds guitar Clapton used it while he was in the band, then he left and Jeff Beck used it. Might have gone to Jimmy Page too but not sure about that.
     
  7. Supernova87

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    Wilko Johnson:

     
  8. Racer5

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    Graham's using of the Tele definitely breathed some new life into it. Opened it up for a whole new generation of players and renewed popularity. Love his playing.
     
  9. Racer5

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    add another fan to the list! If I can funk half as good as D I'm doing okay.
     
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    Jonny Greenwood



    Jeff Tweedy

     
  11. brooks323

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    Looks like joe may be playing a G&L. I really dont know if they made back then though.
     
  12. brooks323

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    lets try again

     
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    KEEF!
     
  15. JonyB

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    Robben Ford..... and on any other guitar he picks up....another obvious guy not mentioned... Mike Campbell..even ole Tom Petty. Skunk Baxter and Denny Diaz...both known Tele slingers on early Dan Cuts
     
  16. OldGtrNovice

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    Prince plays a Hohner Tele copy. I've seen them retail for $799. He is one bad ass guitar player, my new funkmeister.
     
  17. Lars81

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    Reading through these 3 pages, (what chauvinists we sound!) I've only seen her first name mentioned...Chrissie Hynde - the Pretenders! and though he isn't ALWAYS "twangin'", Dave Edmunds...Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi...Dave Davies...and on, and on.
     
  19. samsondale

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    Steve Howe does a pretty nice job on a Telecaster on Sound Chaser, don't you think?
     
  20. Guitarmadcat

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    No - it was a GREAT guitar!!! Light as a feather, excellent player, great sounds, cost me £100.00 in 1970. That was equivalent to 3 months wages at the time. It was my first 'real' electric - a Fender to boot!

    So, why did I sell it on? Same reason I sold my '67 Marshall Plexi - I wanted something with more "whistles & bells" so I bought a Strat and a Laney.:confused:

    Ah - they say youth is wasted on the young . . .
     
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