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mudpuppy
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Graeagle, USA

Mar 31st, 2012 03:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Give me some examples other than Nashville twang.
I heard that Page played a Tele on most of the first Led Zep LP? Just curious about tone possiblities.

stratcowboy
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Mar 31st, 2012 05:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Radiohead. Creep.

Well...maybe there's still a *little* twang in there... ;-/

Heavier than this???

MLC
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It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Mar 31st, 2012 07:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Just curious about tone possiblities."

Almost endless.

Tom Morello has made a lot of noise on his Tele with both Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave.

Heavy enough?

MLC
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Mar 31st, 2012 07:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Then there's a bit of...

..."Heavy Twang" - from the guitar stylings of John 5

stratcowboy
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Mar 31st, 2012 09:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

And of course you can never go wrong with...

Keef....

Kestrel
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The large print

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Mar 31st, 2012 10:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

^ Ditto that.

Say hello Micawber.

Love dem gin-soaked bar room queens....

Kestrel
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Mar 31st, 2012 10:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's my take on it. My 52RI with Lollar Specials direct into a Dr. Z.


Hi mudpuppy! How ya doin?

Brown Sugar

(This message was last edited by Kestrel at 05:21 PM, Apr 1st, 2012)

mudpuppy
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Mar 31st, 2012 11:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey Kestrel I am doing fine thanks, how bout you? It has been a awhile, hope all is well.

Got a little gas. Never checked out teles. Thanks for the info boy's.

Kestrel
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Apr 1st, 2012 05:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Glad to hear you're doing well. Me too - recently got another "all clear"!

Teles are interesting guitars and can be amazingly versatile. I have 2 Teles and one Strat and lately the 52RI has become my go-to. A while ago I dropped the Lollar Specials in and man, what a difference compared to the stock Fenders. 3-dimensional, touch sensitive, sounds full and almost jazz-like when picked light and it really growls when I hit it hard. We do blues, classic rock, R&B, Motown and it covers it all. I even use it for the Stones B!tch and The Who's Can't Expain. Definitely not a Nashville guitar. Plus I can do the open G thing and tune right back to standard with no trouble at all. It took me a while (years...) to bond with mine, though. They are different animals than Strats. I read on this forum that you have to let a Tele "play you", which I take to mean that once you figure out the voice, you can learn to make it speak.

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Apr 2nd, 2012 11:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

One of the players for Slipknot has a signature Tele. (:oD

Also - John 5 plays heavy stuff using Teles.

You did mean "heavy," right?

Peegoo
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That chicken

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Apr 2nd, 2012 03:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Heavy, you say?

1. Click below.

2. Grab hold of something while Warner Hodges rips it upon his Telecaster.

reformed audiophile
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long island, ny

all partscasters, all the time...
Apr 2nd, 2012 04:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Check out some Smithereens. Jim Babjak usually plays a Tele plugged straight into a Marshall half stack.

(This message was last edited by reformed audiophile at 04:21 PM, Apr 2nd, 2012)

Jungle_Rat

USA

Apr 2nd, 2012 05:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not heavy, but definitely not twang either; a lot of early Steely Dan was played on teles.

stratcowboy
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Apr 3rd, 2012 05:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah...and Terry Kath of Chicago Transit Authority. Though his was certainly a heavily doctored Tele.

mudpuppy
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Apr 3rd, 2012 11:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks guy's I am lovin it.

Jungle_Rat

USA

Apr 4th, 2012 09:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Another just came to mind; I've heard that Norman Greenbaum's 'Spirit in the Sky' was played on a tele.

Kestrel
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The large print

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Apr 5th, 2012 06:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Stairway to Heaven solo....

AnalogPackrat

California

If it is to be it is up to me.
Apr 5th, 2012 08:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Frank Black (Black Francis) of The Pixies played a tele. Bright and heavy.

CyberSpy

Denton, Texas

Apr 6th, 2012 04:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Don't forget The Clash

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Blooze-n-Booze
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"Bother", said Pooh

as he chambered another round. . . .
Apr 8th, 2012 02:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I found this along time ago . .

Heavy Tele

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