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Tele players that changed your life!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by skinny ted, Sep 26, 2006.

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  1. skinny ted

    skinny ted TDPRI Member

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    danny gatton for me
     
  2. rhinocaster

    rhinocaster Friend of Leo's

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    Albert Collins first. Danny Gatton later.
     
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    Home Grown Tele Tele-Holic

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  4. crawdad

    crawdad Tele-Afflicted

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    Jeff Beck got me started. Then I took a Gibson detour for a bit. Robbie Robertson made me want a Tele again. Then, when I heard Roy Buchanan, that sealed the deal.
     
  5. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Heard Buck Don Rich and Merle and was hooked Roy Buchanan sealed the deal for me also. I dont really think of Gatton as a Tele only player since he used Les Pauls and ES295 type jazz boxes often. But I do really appreciate Gatton's music no matter what he played.
     
  6. Cassidy

    Cassidy Tele-Holic

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    I actually bought my first Tele after I saw a picture like this:

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    Then later, I saw a picture like this and smiled:

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    Back then, these guys were so far above everyone else musically to me... well, these two guys were the first reason I've always had a Telecaster.

    Cassidy :cool:
     
  7. SteveY

    SteveY Tele-Afflicted

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    Roy Buchanan's "Buck and the Snake Stretchers" LP, in the burlap bag between two pieces of cardboard.
    A friend cued it up loud on Bose 901's. We were REALLY stoned.
    When Roy went up the neck into dog hearing only range during The Messiah Will Come Again: welp, is was just a religious experience!

    I didn't actually own a real Tele until years later, but that moment stays with me.
     
  8. skinny ted

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    Another one for me was Luther Perkins(even thought he went to a jazzmaster later)...just listening to those old Cash recordings and figuring out those licks made me fall in love with that tele tone.
     
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    txspreacher Friend of Leo's

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    James Burton, Waylon Jennings, Reggie Young, Bernie Leadon....
     
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    simonc Friend of Leo's

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    Johnny greenwood.
     
  11. Keifer

    Keifer Tele-Holic

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    Clarence White.
     
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    seeing roy buchanan play "Hey Joe" on don kirschner's rock concert made a huge impression on me. it made me believe that anything is possible with electric guitar. i wish someone would post a video of that on youtube or something, i'd really like to see that again.
     
  13. skinny ted

    skinny ted TDPRI Member

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    acl version-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIz4PV9e1k8
     
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    Dave Edmunds, who got me started

    and Jeff Beck, Danny Gatton, Roy Buchanan who keep reminding me I've still a lot to learn
     
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    The Roys, James Burton and Waylon.
     
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    Joe Strummer :p
     
  17. daviddoubleu

    daviddoubleu Tele-Holic

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    Danny Gatton thanks to you guys here. I bought two of his albums after listening to all the clips on youtube- 88 Elmira Street and Cruisin' Deuces. I just love the vibe his amazing playing gives off. I have tried to replicate this vibe (not really the guitar playing, how can anyone!) in the songs I write. Thirteen women and The Beat of the Night off Cruisin' Deuces is really what I'm talkin about!

    +1 for Joe strummer too. I love his rythem styles. His Telecaster tones on the London Calling Album are probably the best rock tones ever.
     
  18. byrdbrain

    byrdbrain Tele-Afflicted

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    I'd seen pix of Zoot Horn Rollo with a modified tele (De Armond neck p/u, i think)
    and I was a big fan of the Magic Band and Mallard, but it was Clarence White's
    other-worldly tone, taste and chops that got me hooked.
    Nothing comes close, I still jump up when I hear him.
     
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    my Uncle ! i was 7 when he came home from college in the early summer of '55.....he'd gotten a Tele and he brought it with him, and he even let me play it !
     
  20. crawdad

    crawdad Tele-Afflicted

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    I almost forgot that seeing Jimmy Page playing a Tele with a violin bow put a big Tele crease in my brain in 68.
     
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