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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / Telecaster for Blues

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stratcowboy
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Sep 26th, 2018 07:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

It's true that Albert had a humbucker in his Tele. But if you really check him out, he rarely used it. He was mostly a bridge pickup player. What a great tone...and sense of humor.

jefe46
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Sep 27th, 2018 08:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

The other elements would be:

F# Minor tuning... low to high F C F Ab C F
Quilted Ashtray Cover
Thumb and fingers

I use a 2003 Hiway 1 with Bill Lawrence (Custom made by Bill) Keystone pick-ups. Covers all the bases.

BobbyMac
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California Escapee

Don't look at me with that tone of voice
Sep 27th, 2018 09:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

Jonny Lang made good use of the Fender 72 Telecaster Thinline reissue in his early live shows and recordings.

(This message was last edited by BobbyMac at 12:58 PM, Sep 27th, 2018)

ozarkmac

Missouri Ozarks

Sep 27th, 2018 12:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

Going to check out a few models this weekend while I'm in St Louis at a couple shops. BTW, if you are near STL and are looking for a great guitar/amp tech/luthier, the J.Gravity Strings on South Broadway is the tops. They've made custom guitars for some world famous folks and have been (formally) in business since 1978. Everyone there is a musician and are not college kids if you know what I mean. I'm 2 1/2 hours away and it's worth the drive to have work done if you can't do it yourself.

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Sep 27th, 2018 12:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

The quilted ashtray cover was a piece holographic prism tape Albert bought at a truck stop.

This laser-etched aluminized Mylar stuff right'cheer

Peegoo
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As old as the sun

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Sep 27th, 2018 01:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

Trucking was in Albert's blood. He was a truck driver in Texas for years before he broke big as an entertainer.

He also drove his band's tour bus, and usually did all mechanical repairs on it.

What a cool guy.

Rest easy, Ice Man.

Notice the belt buckle

jefe46
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Sep 27th, 2018 02:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

Mylar, that's it, "more mylar".

Achase4u
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Sep 27th, 2018 09:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

Guy was a beast of life.

larryguitar19
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South Florida

larryguitar
Sep 28th, 2018 09:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

Here I am playing a '52 Reissue with the SD Minis. I have a couple Tele's but this one is my default guitar.

52 Tele Reissue.

jefe46
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Sep 28th, 2018 10:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

Well played !

009
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Sep 29th, 2018 08:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

Indeed, but as an aside, I'm always surprised by how different all of you look compared to what I imagined.

Roger Ball
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Just one fret off the right note.
Sep 30th, 2018 12:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Here I am playing a '52 Reissue with the SD Minis. I have a couple Tele's but this one is my default guitar."

If that's the '52 Hot Rod with the SD mini humbucker, I've been playing one for the last 8 years or so. Very nice Tele indeed!

I also have some other Teles that I gig with occasionally but this is also my number one.

Great playing, by the way.

stinger22

USA

Sep 30th, 2018 05:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

My 60th Tele Anniversary with CS Texas Specials and a 4 way PU selector kicks some SERIOUS blues

pcalu

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Sep 30th, 2018 08:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

Ozarkmac....

No I never have played the Baja. But from what I hear and read on the internet that is a great Tele.

I'd like to get one to see how it stacks up with my AM Special.

larryguitar19
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South Florida

larryguitar
Oct 1st, 2018 03:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yup Roger--my bad. You are correct. I think that was a Fender Custom Shop limited addition model. It has that elusive thing that 'feels right' in your hand. It may not be somebody else's taste but I love that 'growl' I get from it.

stinger22

USA

Nov 5th, 2018 05:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

How about Mr. Ford's opinion?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MDk_bn69fM

(This message was last edited by stinger22 at 07:28 PM, Nov 5th, 2018)

stratcowboy
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Nov 5th, 2018 05:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

His Tele actually sounds like...

...this

mr.gibson

Hamilton, Canada

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Jan 1st, 2019 12:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

My recommendation:
1) Buy a Tele equipped with Alnico 5 pickups.
2) or buy a Tele which suits your hand and install an Alnico 5 pickup in the neck, ie. Fender Pure Vintage 64 or boutique version.
3) Play on the neck pickup.

musicalmartin

UK

Feb 16th, 2019 12:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have Van Zandt pickups on a 4 way and really it covers the lot ,from blues thru jazz to country and rock.I play blues jams one night on their Blackstars and jazz bars on another with my own DV Mark Little Jazz and it covers anything .So will most other Teles

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Feb 16th, 2019 12:39 PM   Edit   Profile  

If you wanna play rock, consider a slightly hotter bridge pup.

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