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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / Tele and Vox combination- Need song references.


Kathmandu, Nepal.

Apr 18th, 2017 01:51 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'd like to listen to songs with a pure Telecaster and Vox AC15/30 combination, meaning a pure tone with no effects used. So U2 and Police would be out of the list.

I was listening to Wilco and Son House but I hear a lotta Les Paul's there I think. So can you recommend some songs that use a Tele plugged in straight to a Vox AC15 or AC30? Thank you!

Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Apr 18th, 2017 02:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

I understand Brad Paisley uses a tele & AC30 (as well as others).
I can't tell you specific songs but he's pretty open about his gear so maybe there's info out there about specifics.

He can play the snot out of a tele that's for sure!

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Wichita, KS USA

It's all gravy from here on...
Apr 18th, 2017 06:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

Keith Richards used an AC30 & Tele early in the Rolling Stones. The thing is, the AC15 & AC30 can be a bit dark sounding played through the NORMAL channel. A treble booster is often employed to good effect and is/was used by a great many artists.

Tone like this...

(This message was last edited by jhawkr at 08:46 AM, Apr 18th, 2017)


It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Apr 18th, 2017 10:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

Sadler Vaden, who plays with Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, has been touring with an AC30-HW, lately.
He plays SG's, Tele's and Dano's through his rig.

Here's a clip of the band - no Tele's in this clip, but it looks like Jason is using a couple AC30-HW's, as well. He usually plays through a couple of big Magnatones, but he must've been using a borrowed backline for this gig.

Jason and Sadler do use pedals, but neither sounds heavily processed.

complete with dual-guitar jamming

Charlie Macon
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Austin, Texas

Apr 19th, 2017 02:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

The Yardbirds should have a treasure trove of Telecasters/Esquires through Vox AC30s.

I'm speculating that Eric Clapton used a Vox amp (I'd need to research further) with his Telecaster.

Jeff Beck did his most fantastic stuff with his Esquire through Vox AC30....but I'm sure he treble boosted or added the fuzz at key moments.

Jimmy Page on his Telecaster too.

I'd need to research this further to be certain which songs had what.

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The spotlight

looks like a prison break
Apr 19th, 2017 03:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

Anything The Clash did in the mid-70s was Joe Strummer playing rhythm with his famous black/decal'd Tele through an AC-30, though sometimes he used a Marshall 1959SLP amp.

Charlie Macon
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Austin, Texas

Apr 19th, 2017 05:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

Try this one:

"I Wish You Would"

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