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Apr 2nd, 2004 01:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

Andy Partridge of XTC fame plays a Squire Tele. Does anyone know of other successful Squire players?

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Apr 2nd, 2004 03:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

Deborah Coleman - fabulous blues player - has a picture showing her holding an Ash Pro Tone on one of her album covers. Jeff Healey played a black Squier Strat.



Apr 2nd, 2004 03:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

chuck prophet

sun of funk

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Apr 2nd, 2004 05:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

Joe Walsh



Japanese guitars and Japanese motorbikes
Apr 3rd, 2004 09:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

John Mayall uses them on the road. but he chops about half of the body off, because he's a maniac. And Serj from System of a Down was using a double fat Squier strat on a couple of songs last time I saw them.


New Brunswick, NJ

"you jumpstart my serotonin" -Arab Strap
Apr 3rd, 2004 04:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Andy Partridge uses one of these live or just in the studio?

I played a Tele Custom II today and I really liked it a lot. I was set to go back tommorow and buy it, and then I read some really negative reviews on HC.

I expect that with some work (proper setup) and part changes, it could be a usable guitar for live work. What's the opinion of the group on this, and what changes are recommended?


Apr 6th, 2004 05:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

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Apr 6th, 2004 07:37 AM   Edit   Profile  

John McNally of the Searchers - according to their bass player, a white Squier Strat was his favorite stage guitar.


New Brunswick, NJ

"you jumpstart my serotonin" -Arab Strap
Apr 6th, 2004 07:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

Ebm, thanks for the tips. Actually, believe it or not, I was at a music store this weekend and the dealer shocked me when he suggested I try the Squier II - I had been playing the MIA Tornado at the time.

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Hi! I'm a fat paddy

...and I play Godin !
Apr 6th, 2004 03:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

'I played a Tele Custom II today and I really liked it a lot. I was set to go back tommorow and buy it, and then I read some really negative reviews on HC.'
What's important is the first sentence of this quote...'I played a Tele Custom II today and I really liked it a lot...'
Surely that's all you need to know ?


New Brunswick, NJ

"you jumpstart my serotonin" -Arab Strap
Apr 6th, 2004 07:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

you make a good point...

I was hoping to get some opinions on HC about folks who have hade it a while and could offer some perspective on the quality of the instrument overall - sometimes it's hard to determine that just playing it for a few minutes. But then again, the words perspective and HarmonyCentral should never be uttered in the same sentence. My bad.

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Hi! I'm a fat paddy

...and I play Godin !
Apr 8th, 2004 01:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

amonte - I bought a Squier Tele Custom ( h/b ) a couple of weeks back. I prefer to use two of my Teles when I'm gigging and my son Zack has commandeered my Godin for his gigs. But we both love the Squire. It's our guitar of choice for playing at home and I would have no problem whatsoever gigging with it ( I'm a Paisley Telecaster kind of guy though ).
Now Mssrs Cahill are not 'big names' but we are gigging musicians and we couldn't praise the Squier Tele Custom more highly.


Warrenton Va

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Apr 10th, 2004 07:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

It doesn't matter....it's how you play it.....not how it looks to others. :) I just bought my second Squier yesterday. I now have all that I need a P and a new J.



Apr 10th, 2004 10:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

Jedd Hughes, monster tele player with Patty Loveless, plays a Squier tele. It has a neck pickup that I didn't recognize, sort of a DeArmond looking thing. He gets a great tone.



Apr 13th, 2004 06:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

It shouldn't matter what others think or feel, or what kind of reviews some other schmuck gives it.. As long as it serves your needs and you are satisfied with its performance is all you should be concerned with. Remember: opinions are like a**holes.. everybody has one.. So if your happy with it, PLAY IT!


United States

"No, ma'm, we're musicians..."
Jul 27th, 2004 03:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

George Harrison was given a Squier Strat as a gift and word is he did indeed use it on stage and for recording for a while before he passed away. It was being auctioned off by his widow, the last time I heard. It was expected to fetch BIG bucks. A Squier! Imagine that...

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Up a creek in Wales

Rehab is for quitters.
Jul 27th, 2004 03:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've seen Chris Rea use a Squire Strat. He's quite big,



I taught a Hellhound to sit.............
Jul 30th, 2004 12:58 PM   Edit   Profile  

I read in Vintage Guitar magazine that Louie Perez of Los Lobos went into Guitar Center and bought a $100 Squier Telecaster because he thought it felt great...his tech gutted it and he says he's using it.

Jeff Healey is probably the biggest "guitar" name guy I can think of who actually uses his Squier guitar all the time,instead of as a prop to smash.....


Dorset ,England

Aug 7th, 2004 01:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Peter Green, (Of Fleetwood mac fame) is pictured in an old copy of (UK) Guitar Magazine, playing a Squier Affinity Telecaster at an open air concert,
with his band 'The Splinter Group'
I did try to find the mag in question , so i could
show the picture. But at the moment it's whereabouts eludes me.

A.K. Soloman


Aug 8th, 2004 12:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

Speaking of the "Squier Standard Series Telecaster Custom"...I believe they are BETTER than the "Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Custom Deluxe"...I HAVE played both and there's only one of the two that I care about playing again.

Who'll second this?

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