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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. Reckless

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    Tele Teacher

    That would have to be (OZ) Terry O'riely. I showed me the tele way. Up until then I had never held one. Oh Jeff Beck aint half bad either.
     
  2. TELECASTERbstrd

    TELECASTERbstrd Tele-Afflicted

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    I sensed that when I first heard Brad too.
    I was reading an interview with Brad where he did say that Ray was an influence!
     
  3. tooold

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    Steve Cropper Steve Cropper Steve Cropper

    How many times did I hear the solo on Green Onions?

    ...although the first time I really looked at a Tele was when Mick Taylor had one on the cover of John Mayall's Blues from Laurel Canyon - sunburst Custom, if I recall.

    And Muddy.

    Albert Lee's solo on Luxury Liner made an impact, too...

    Myles
     
  4. marksound

    marksound Tele-Meister

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    Don Rich.
     
  5. stymie

    stymie TDPRI Member

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  6. mudshark

    mudshark Friend of Leo's

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    Don Rich, Roy Nichols, James Burton, Luther Perkins, Steve Cropper, Keef.
     
  7. zombywoof

    zombywoof Friend of Leo's

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    The country picker who sold me his old Tele - started me on a four decade love affair.
     
  8. 'caster oil

    'caster oil Tele-Holic

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    In order...

    George Harrison
    Buck Owens & Don Rich
    KEEF
    Roy Buchanan
    Steve Cropper
    Bruce Ede (Long-lost bandmate of my youth)
     
  9. namida

    namida Tele-Meister

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    Jimmy Page, the very reason I wanted to learn more about guitar playing :)
    Danny Gatton, plain and simple, jaw dropping virtuosity.
     
  10. Mike Rice

    Mike Rice Friend of Leo's

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    That's easy...

    In no particular order...

    Ian Azrikan, Chip Lovitt, Vince Caster, Joe Bonner, Eric Gleason, Mike Aufrichtig, Frank Wesley, Bruce Katz, Brian Mitchell, Rich Rosten, Mitch Roberts, Tom Purwinis, and Joe Pennisi. This is the group of Tele players who've been regularly attending my Hudson Valley Jams, many since I started holding them back in 1998.

    They've had an impact on my Tele playing and guitar playing in general, my perspectives on music and life in general, and they've certainly shown me what friendship is all about.

    I could list others on this board, but I hold these guys particularly close to the vest.
     
  11. olewichita

    olewichita Friend of Leo's

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    luther perkins (cause NOBODY played the boogie like luther...)
    BB king, johnny watson and gatemouth brown...
    al hopson and eddie bush (two sun rockabilly session guitar players...)
    roy buchanan's early work (50s and 60s sessions...)
    robbie robertson (the stuff with the hawks after roy took him under his wing)
    jimmie page's pre-yardbirds session work...
    james burton...
    roy nichols, who got a thing or two of james when he rejoined the strangers...
    cornell dupree, a MONSTER player...
    steve cropper...
    bobby womack...
    eddie hinton...
    i'd like to include reggie young BUT on my essential reggie stuff he was playing his gibson...
    and all the great unknowns like demetri callas ( the bad boys, black olives on paula records... ) and so many others...

    tj
     
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  12. Capt'n Grey

    Capt'n Grey TDPRI Member

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    This is Bruce Welch (The Shadows....remember, folks?)
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    I was about 13 years old when I first saw pictures of
    him with a white Telecaster.
    And then I saw one of those in the window of
    a instrument dealer in Hamburg.

    This was the moment I fell in love with Teles for ever.

    Years later Albert Lee was my inspiration to dive into
    country with Telecasters.
    Brent Mason has to mentioned too.

    But love began 42 years ago.
    Yes - you now know how old I am.
    Have a nice weekend all. :)

    edit: oh...it's no secret as I see on the left side. :eek:
     
  13. John Lipfert

    John Lipfert Tele-Meister

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    Jay Robbins. He used to play teles back in Jawbox. I think he uses custom Schecters now, but I swear I still hear a tele on his records from time to time.
     
  14. Opaltone

    Opaltone Tele-Holic

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    Syd Barrett
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    Robyn Hitchcock
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    Daniel Castro
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    GE Smith
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    Now put that all together!!

    - Thom
     
  15. BrianF

    BrianF Friend of Leo's

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    austintele Tele-Afflicted

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    Probably keith and springsteen started it
    then robbie robertson
    judah bauer
    marc ribot


    lately it's been redd(seen him at least 150 times here in austin) and jim campilongo
     
  17. Dave_O

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    tele influences

    in chronological order:

    Jimmy Page
    Keith Richards:twisted:
    Roy Buchanan
    Rory Gallagher...(yeah I know, Strat guy, but had a killer old Tele as well)
    Pete Townsend
    Bruce Springsteen
    Joe Strummer:twisted:
    Chrissie Hynde;)
    Danny Gatton:eek:

    It was the Photo on "London Calling" that made me look at Tele's as more than a blues/country tool.
     
  18. KokoTele

    KokoTele Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    I like Mikey's answer, and not just because he mentioned me. The guys I get to play with are among the most influential to me, if for no other reason than the fact that I hold them in such high regard that I want to make sure that anything I play is worthy of being in the same song as them. Every one of them is encouraging and supportive, and make it easy to try to stretch your abilities now and then, knowing that they won't care too much if you screw it up.

    And I won't mention his name, but one of our regulars is growing by leaps and bounds as a player. A couple of years ago he came to his first Hudson Valley jam and was too shy to take a lead. I remember showing him the blues box and a couple of licks to get him started. I think that unlocked everything else he used to know and now his leads are much better than mine.

    That's inspiring. Makes me think that maybe I could do the same thing if I ever decide to make that much time for playing in my life.

    And then there's all of you guys and girls out there on the TDPRI, who have introduced me to so much new music. I don't think I ever would have truly appreciated *any* country music if it weren't for you guys, and probably would never use my bridge pickup.
     
  19. onceagriffon

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  20. Mike Aufrichtig

    Mike Aufrichtig Tele-Meister

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    Couldn't agree more, Mike. There are many name players whose playing has influenced me greatly, and a number of Tele players whose playing motivated to put down my Les Paul and pick up the Tele seven years ago. But, the jams and gatherings (they are so much more than just jams) that Mike and Amy Rice have hosted for so long now, have had the greatest effect on me in terms of the playing I do. Having such a broad range of taste, tone, and musical personality all under one roof at one time, is incomparable. And the musical friendships that result are priceless. Nothing has pushed me more to broaden my playing and expand my musical horizons than this over the last seven years.
     
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