The magic of the Telecaster

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Stefan, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    I'm going to have to remember that!
     
  2. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    What a great topic and thread. It says a lot about our love not just for Gretsch, but for guitars and music in general and as an important part of who we are.
     
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  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I love the fight a good Tele puts up. LPs are pushovers man! :D
     
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  4. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    How does someone achieve this skill? It seems like no one could "teach" you how to play like this. He must have started early and just learned his instrument. Great stuff!
     
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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I haven’t watched the whole vid but to me it sounds like the man listened to a lot of Albert Lee and Eric Clapton. Lots of instructionals on those...:)
     
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  6. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    @G5422T is totally right, pickup height is an important thing on a Telly and every other guitar. If you set your pickups (too) high you‘ll get a lot more output and brightness while loosing details and transparency. Try to screw down the bridge pickup until it sounds more balanced.
    On the other hand- the neck pickup on Tellys sounds sometimes muffled. Try to raise it up in a similar relation, works well on most Telecasters (and Gretsches).
     
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  7. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Ahh, can‘t help it- listen to this tone, here with a Nachocaster (into a Jazzchorus)

     
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  8. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Oh my!
    Yeah, it's an Esquire not a Tele, but Holy Smokes!

     
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  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Wow, good find! Never heard of her. :oops:
     
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  10. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Right?! This is incredible!
    I’ve heard her on record before, but I was totally ignorant of the fact that she’s the one making those guitar tones!
     
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  11. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    What a sweet girl, never heard of her.
    Look at her left hand. She knows about her Esquire.
     
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  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Holy schnit, I didn’t realise this awesome pic (which I have seen before) is her! I thought it was a Gretsch promo shot with a random model.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    This is actually a picture of Bo Diddley’s rhythm guitar player “The Duchess”. She left and was eventually replaced by another women named Lady Bo.
     
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  14. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Ah, tnx Google, most helpful...LOL
     
  15. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    NJ
    Rio Grande tele pickups are FANTASTIC. I've been running the Muy Grande bridge in my #1 for... like 25 years now!! I LOVE that thing. The neck (I think it was a tallboy?) was good too, but I preferred the Fender CS Texas Special neck, which is what's still in there, also 25 years later.

    And I recently ordered a set of their BBQ'Trons for my thinline Cabronita....
     
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  16. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    As Barabyk says here, "Spend a lot of time, work hard, and practice."
     
  17. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

    739
    Aug 14, 2011
    Wisconsin
    Here’s some fresh Tele magic (actually a Reverend Gristlemaster with Fishman active pickups). Check out Since I’ve Been Loving You at about the 31 minute mark.

     
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  18. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Ok I’m confused... This is not Barbara Lynn on the cover?

    [​IMG]
     
  19. emitex

    emitex Synchromatic

    797
    Aug 21, 2014
    NYC
    Gotta agree with calebaaron666 and his post #113. I get the impression that the CD might be a gray market quasi-legal copyright (European) release and is wrong. That picture clearly looks like the Duchess from Bo Diddley's band. (..not to mention Barbara Lynn was a left handed player). Here's what I found online:
    duchess.jpg
     
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  20. YouFellowRebels

    YouFellowRebels Gretschie

    240
    Jun 17, 2020
    Minnesota
    Those both look pretty sexy to me
     
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