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Why is Telecaster basically = country?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by reach3, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. FrankMc

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    +1 Ringo's Starr is not over rated.
     
  2. boris bubbanov

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    Page?

    What's you baseline? Maybe we walk in other worlds, but Jimmy Page is a pretty serious player and, that by itself means he won't fit your description.

    I don't really agree with those who say "best ever". I keep thinking, maybe your ire is better addressed to some of his super-obsessed fans. Gosh, there are so many guys whose skills are actually not very good; they ought to come first.
     
  3. Cymro14

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    Yes over rated when I compare other musicians who inspire me far more than this much talked about stylized player. I fear that a lot of his support comes from the image he created rather than pure musical ability. I will not be drawn into a fight over this as it is my opinion only and of course as a forumite who respects all opinions, will agree to differ.
     
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  4. Ash Telecaster

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    When you get to the level of musicianship of Page or any number of other great musicians the distinction of better or best fails and all that remains is taste. That is not the case when you are comparing to a player of obviously lesser skill.

    Personally I think the stuff on Song Remains the Same is remarkable. I love the raw guitar virtuosity. It is not a highly doctored sound track and I appreciate that. I am not a singularly focused Page fan but I have a great appreciation for his physical prowess and creativity. I am also impressed by so many others such as Arlen Roth, Brent Mason, Danny Gatton, Jim Campillongo, Redd Volkeart, the guys in the Hellecasters, Greg Koch, Brad paisley... of course I'm just naming off some known Tele players. One thing that does set Page apart is his body of work.

    Would I say he is better than Arlen Roth or Brent Mason? That would be a futile comparison.
     
  5. SteveGangi

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    It also does just fine for contemporary and classical.
     
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    rokdog49 Friend of Leo's

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    While the Tele is most generally identified with country, it has been used for almost everything else. Watching the CMA's last night I caught a glimpse of a variety of guitars being used including Les Pauls. The only people who really care one way or the other are guitar players themselves.
     
  7. Ash Telecaster

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    Nothing better than Ballet accompanied by a little twang!
     
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    yeah, and you're Danny Gatton, right?
     
  9. SteveGangi

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    More likely ...
    Jobim's Solidao, Brouwer's Un Dia De Noviembre, Carcassi's Etude in E Minor, Guardame Las Vacas, Bach's Bouree in E Minor, etc

    and such "old standards" such as Misty, Lara's Theme, Satin Doll, One Note Samba, Corcovado, Over The Rainbow, etc

    <wink>
     
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    I knew there was a reason why I don't listen to music...let's see, would Hemingway have been a better writer than Faulkner if he'd used a black Underwood Model BA100 typewriter?
     
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    You bet!

     
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    Er...not quite sure what you mean by that. I'm certainly no Danny Gatton or any other guitar virtuoso for that matter but I do understand a little bit about music and have been able to make a fairly decent living from playing, but opinions are such that they define individuality. Each to his own in other words.
     
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    If by overrated you mean that other guitar players are better technically and faster, of course there are--just about any Nashville session player for starters. If you listen to Led Zeppelin in the context of what was being played at the time he was huge. Think of him as an innovator, a creator, not somebody who played a lot of notes.

    In the spirit of this thread (pissing people off) I'll say that the original overrated guitar player is Clapton--Cream was OK but most of his playing is imitative, unimaginative, and dull. A very good songwriter and singer though.

    As far as the OP--the Tele can play a lot of different kinds of music, most of which can be played just fine with other kinds of guitars. But country music isn't country if it doesn't have a tele (and a pedal steel). And that's why the Tele is associated with country.
     
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    That's a perfect example of what I'm talkin' about
     
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    The Main Man with the stronger hand output wins the battle of written
    page production. Loser goes to bed early with sore arms and fingers.
    Or, at least a dash of "Carpal Tunnel", wrist style :rolleyes:

    Toppscore :cool:
     
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    WrongNoteRod, please do not uncover someone's real identity.
    Thank you.
     
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    Hello??? Who was the guitar player on:
    Song: #4
    Side: #1
    Album: "In Through the Out Door"?
    Group: Led Zeppelin

    One of the hottest Nashville pickin' playin' ever heard from a hard rockin' band :eek:
    Right there, in that Led Zeppelin song, you have:
    Fast Country Nashville Pickin' (faster than a speeding bullet)
    Strong Country Nashville Playin' (stronger than a locomotive)
    Boogie Song for "Boot Scootin' Dancin'" (dancers enabled to leap tall buildings)
    Look, Up On The Stage! :eek:
    It's Danny Gatton! :idea:
    It's Chet Atkins! :?:
    No, It's SuperCaster!!!
    GuitarMan of Steel!

    It's Jimmy Page playin' Country Nashville Hillbilly Pickin'

    Guys, gotta go get Led Zeppelin's Eighth Studio Album and
    get to know Jimmy Page playing a Fender Telecaster Guitar :lol:

    Toppscore :cool:
     
  19. Dep

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    Funny, I hear my son play blues, rock, and country on tele. Mine is the same way.

    I think it's in the hands of the player what the tele is capable of.

    I've never heard country "claim the tele". I've seen plenty of teles in other types of music.

    Dep
     
  20. scouse2000

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    Hi all.

    I am going to come to reach3s defence here as i read his post differently. When he said "telecasters are too good to be lumped with that crap" I read that to mean a tele is too good to be labled a one trick pony, that is, only good for country and nothing else.
    just MHO
     
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