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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. Legato

    Legato TDPRI Member

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    James Burton, Albert Lee, Roy Nichols, and Don Rich all conspired to make me buy a Tele, actually a partscaster, my first electric (the cheap Greco I had in high school doesn't count). That was about 25 years ago.

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  2. eddiewagner

    eddiewagner Poster Extraordinaire

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    oh yes, the whole beefheart thing, clarence white and albert lee.
     
  3. Telewringer

    Telewringer Tele-Meister

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    Im originaly from central California and it was Don Rich and Roy Nichols
    as they put tele twang into country music while all the guys back in
    Nashville were using Gibsons in the 60's etc.

    After the 80' and early 90's when the new revised old sound started coming out with Ricky Skaggs it was Albert Lee & Ray Flack, and then the ultimate country Tele player Brent Mason. Brent just blows the doors off everyone with the tone, and the jaw dropping licks he does. I might add honarable mention to Vince Gill too as he is an awsome player from that era, but
    Brent Mason is the Big Kahuna of the Telecaster
     
  4. captain gorgeous

    captain gorgeous Tele-Afflicted

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    albert lee
    keith richards
    jeff buckley
    zoot horn rollo
    george harrison
    rich robinson
    judah bauer

    edit to add robbie robertson
     
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  5. CharlieO

    CharlieO Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Definitely Jim Messina. I don't think I would have even considered picking up a Telecaster before Poco.
     
  6. fingers23

    fingers23 Tele-Meister

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    Keith Richards............................now I can't leave Jack Daniels alone[​IMG]
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  7. pnut6988

    pnut6988 TDPRI Member

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    My first tele experience was my freshmen year of High school (2002). Our FFA chapter went to the National FFA convention in Louisville. The headliner for the first concert (my first concert ever) was Brad Paisley. I couldnt get over his playing. He did most of the concert just playing that tele. From then on I was hooked on the tele.
     
  8. theshredermaster

    theshredermaster Banned

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    steve cropper
    jonny greenwood
    jeff buckley
     
  9. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Steve Cropper - made me want a Tele in the first place.
    James Burton - Hello Mary Lou solo is an all time favorite.
    Roy Buchanan - feeds my soul with sweet Tele tones.
     
  10. collinsman

    collinsman Tele-Afflicted

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    Nobody really, I just wanted a good elec guitar in HS and found this 68' blonde Tele at a pawn shop for $125 and put it on layaway. I then looked for R&R players that played Tele's, as all my friends were into LP's or Strats. The first I discovered was TK of " Chicago " fame, and didn't discover that Page used one early on until yrs later. I just wanted some company, to be cool as they say in HS.
    That being said, there are numerous Tele players that I love as my sig. states.
     
  11. bo

    bo Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Ultimately it would be Bill Kirchen thanks to the lessons he gave me.
     
  12. roth

    roth Tele-Meister

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    George Harrison, Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Jeff Buckley and of course, Homer Simpson:

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  13. Mad Axe Man From Hell

    Mad Axe Man From Hell Tele-Meister

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    Frank Black
    Jimmy Page
    Luther Perkins (well, Johnny Cash on which Luther played)
    Bruce Springsteen (Favourite ever artist)
    Jeff Buckley
    Joe Strummer

    Mainly Springsteen and Strummer though. I'm a bigger Buckley fan than I am a Clash fan, but Buckley wasn't just a telecaster person. Its a combination of the three that really lead to my decision to go with a tele though. :p.
     
  14. bender72

    bender72 Tele-Holic

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    Brent Mason!
    Brent Mason!
    Brent Mason!

    :cool:
     
  15. Hafner

    Hafner RIP

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    Syd Barrett
     
  16. kludge

    kludge Tele-Afflicted

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    Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot.
     
  17. kludge

    kludge Tele-Afflicted

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    Oh, and Richard Thompson's TONE, even though technically he's a Strat/Ferrington player. And more recently, James McMurtry's "Live in Aught-Three" album.
     
  18. Jackson Jackson

    Jackson Jackson Friend of Leo's

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    Rich Robinson
    Steve Cropper
    Jimmy Page
    Keef
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    Syd Barrett
     
  19. Val-tone

    Val-tone Tele-Holic

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    Peter Buck
     
  20. jazztele

    jazztele Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    well, i bought a tele cuz i saw george harrison with one...i wanted to BE george harrison in high school...but i couldn't afford a gretsch like he had in the early days...

    i returned to my tele after hearing ed bickert.
     
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