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Tele Heroes... That Don't Twang!

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

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    Steve Howe. Used a tele extensively on 'Relayer' but little or no twang (check out the solo on 'Sound Chaser') . Ironically, Howe shows a massive country influence in his work - probably above any other of the British rock 'greats' of the sixties and seventies. This is one of the reasons that Yes (like em or not) had a really unique sound.
     
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    ^ One should always read the previous posts before going bargeing your way in at the bottom of the page. Sorry, mate. :oops:
     
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    Here's another non-twanger; Brazilian samba-funk genius, Jorge Ben. When not playing acoustic, he plays a Tele, usually an old fiesta red one, sometimes a canary yellow one.
    I couldn't find a good live clip, but this is a great song from his classic Africa/Brasil album (1976).
     
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    Well for me...some of my favourite artists play teles that don't twang:-

    Graham Coxon
    Jonny Greenwood
    Jeff Buckley
    Black Francis
    Simon Neil (of Biffy Clyro) records alot with them and occasionally plays one live
     
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    Black Francis is a good call, he used the Tele's dusty blues sound to create a desert rock feel on Surfer Rosa.
    And some one mentioned D Boon, another good call! The Tele was used by various members of Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, but with a definite twang on albums like Safe As Milk. Less twang on the more avant albums.
     
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    Stephen Stills. "Wooden Ships", among others.
     
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    I thought this thread was about Tele players who don't twang. Greg Koch is one of the biggest twangers around. But, that said, he can rock too; so I guess it's all good.....
     
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    My buddy Glenn DuLane with a Hot Rails-powered Nashville and a POD.




    Bill Frisell - Shenandoah...

     
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    Almost forgot - Robben Ford, one of my faves.

     
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    That was...RIGHTEOUS!
     
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    Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood for one, Jeff Buckley are both tele heroes to me!
     
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    Mick Green - The Pirates
    Richard Thompson - Fairport Convention
    David Hidalgo - Los Lobos
    Mike Bloomfield - (w/Dylan and Butterfield)
    John 5
    George Harrison (Let It Be)
    Roy Buchanan (ok, some twang, but a lot that wasn't)
    Rory Gallagher (used 3 pickup Tele for slide)
    Muddy Waters
     
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    these guy's are the reasons I play a Tele...

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