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What Tele artists inspired you?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Tele Joe, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. telideli

    telideli Banned

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    Although he was primarily a songwriter and rhythm guitarist, Joe Strummer (bought my one and only Tele in 1980). And I'm pretty befuddled and let down by a 'Joe Strummer model' Tele.
     
  2. silentactors

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    ha nah...

    Mike Campbell/Page/Johnny Greenwood... I could go on all night!

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  3. bullitt

    bullitt Tele-Holic

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    Kieth Richards of course.
     
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    Bruce and Thom Yorke :p
     
  5. Cunningham26

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    Jamie cook of the arctic monkeys:
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    keith murray from we are scientists (who coincidentally enough also taught me that it's ok for a dude to own a hummingbird acoustic):
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    and brad paisley. i could hear him talk wiring and the advantages of a maple capped neck all day
     
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    mrgp52tele Tele-Meister

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    ROY NICHOLS............
     
  7. SteveY

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    The first Tele I ever took notice of was played by sideman (John Nuese, with a Fender Pro-Reverb) in Gram Parson's "International Submarine Band," who I saw at the Unicorn Coffeehouse, on Boyeston in Boston circa 1967.

    Next was Roy Buchanan and the burlap packaged record in the earliest '70's, "Buck and the Snake Stretchers."

    I've sought out recordings by most of the other Tele slingers since then.

    All have influenced how I play guitar, though I can't do whatever they do anything like they did it.
    I can play "Buckeroo," but nobody would pay to hear my version, y'know what I mean?
     
  8. ole AZ

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    My dad, and then a kid in a high school band named Randy were the influences to get a Tele. Once I was hooked, my playing was influenced by Mike Campbell, Mark Ford, and Jim Weider
     
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  10. Whiskey_Joe

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    Joe Walsh, and Dave Prinier (i think that is how it's spelled. he's the guy from soul asylum and always played a tele into a marshall)
     
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    Jimmy Bryant and Jim Campilongo are the first "tele" guys that come to my mind.
     
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    fullertonfan83 Tele-Meister

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    Steve Cropper and Jeff Buckley!

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  13. Caffeine Patrol

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    David Hidalgo on "How Will the Wolf Survive" and Robbie McIntosh on "Learning to Crawl" started it for me. Then Pete Anderson. Then the Bakersfield guys who inspired Pete Anderson.
     
  14. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Friend of Leo's

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    Hugh Cornwell and Joe Strummer for starters.

    Then others like Wilko Johnson, Jerry Harrison, Will Sargeant, Viv Albertine, Linval Golding (the Specials)

    Great players keep coming, and many of them played Teles.

    Including Frank Black, Johnny Marr, Jonny Greenwood, Graham Coxon, Manuel Galban

    Its is often true that great and innovative players dont always start off playing Teles, but then gravitate towards them as well.

    I am also inspired by players that dont play Teles as well, though.
     
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    Bruce Springsteen, the end
     
  16. Fret Wilkes

    Fret Wilkes Friend of Leo's

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    ROY BUCHANAN
    Bill Kirchen
    David Nelson
    Roy Nichols
    Bernie Leadon
    Robbie Robertson
     
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    JAMES BURTON, amen. His solo on Ricky Nelson's "Fools Rush In" defines the Telecaster guitar.
     
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    Keef, Roy Buchanan, Albert Lee, Steve Cropper, Muddy Waters & the fact that, at one time or another, everybody who's anybody has played a Telecaster.

    It's been called the Swiss Army Knife/Kalashnikov of guitars. You can put a far more varied selection of pups on a Tele than any other classic guitar & make it work... I also like the fact you could probably play cricket with it & then sling it back over your shoulder & carry on playing & it'd be none the worse for it & probably'd be still in tune too ;)
     
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    Bruce Springsteen with out a doubt!
    Guy changed my life!
     
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    I'm pretty sure Bernie Leadon was the Tele player on Lyin' Eyes.
     
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