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    Quote Originally Posted by boatheelmusic View Post
    I tried the chrome 12's on my tele, but the tension!!!!

    love them on my ES175.
    Lol, I LOVE that tension!
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    "Jazz is like life...it goes on longer than you think, and as soon as you're like 'oh, I get it,' it ends."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont View Post
    Lol, I LOVE that tension!

    I know, need to man up on my tele!!

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    Skip Ellis, great looking git. Flame maple I feel is sometimes hard to do classy on a tele, feels like putting a suit on a 2x4 but this looks great.
    Last edited by Ric Lee; 08-30-2015 at 07:03 PM.

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    I dunno...class up a tele too much...it kinda defeats the purpose.
    Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
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    "Jazz is like life...it goes on longer than you think, and as soon as you're like 'oh, I get it,' it ends."

    --The Ghost of Duke Ellington

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont View Post
    I dunno...class up a tele too much...it kinda defeats the purpose.
    yeah that's how I feel about Tele's that are super duper deluxe especially some of that fender shop one-off 10's of thousands deal.

    Loving your super deluxe tone with that Roland Micro-Cube. Sounds great. I accidentally had two videos playing when I clicked play in Youtube and there was some epic delayed reverb tele going on!
    Last edited by Ric Lee; 08-30-2015 at 07:06 PM.

  7. #56

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    I read that if the Army issued guitars to recruits, they would be teles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatheelmusic View Post
    I read that if the Army issued guitars to recruits, they would be teles.
    This is my tele. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
    My tele is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
    My tele, without me, is useless. Without my tele, I am useless. I must play my tele true. I must play better than the guy with a Gibson archtop who is trying to steal my gig. I must play Giant Steps before he does. I will...
    My tele and I know that what counts in jazz is not the notes we play, the noise of our bebop scales, nor the chord substitutions we make. We know that it is the swing that counts. We will swing...
    My tele is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its bolt on neck and its brass bridge. I will keep my tele clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will...
    Before God, I swear this creed. My tele and I are the defenders of my music. We are the masters of our enemy (especially the ones with the Gibson archtops). We are the saviors of my life.
    So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy, but peace!

    Errr.... something like that?

    Quite frightening actually....
    Last edited by christianm77; 08-30-2015 at 08:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric Lee View Post

    Loving your super deluxe tone with that Roland Micro-Cube. Sounds great.
    LOL, I've spent a lot of dough to be able to replicate the tone of that $100 practice amp at gig volume
    Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
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    "Jazz is like life...it goes on longer than you think, and as soon as you're like 'oh, I get it,' it ends."

    --The Ghost of Duke Ellington

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    I have a MIJ '62 Custom Telecaster, Candy Apple Red. It has the stock pickups and wiring still, but it does have a very nice jazz sound. I still prefer to use my archtops for jazz, the Tele has a bit too much sustain and doesn't have the springy 'thunky' sound of the archtop. Flatwounds would probably get closer to that, but I also like the trebly snap that roundwounds deliver on a Tele. I've ordered some Bill Lawrence microcoils for it, by all accounts they are incredible pickups, it will be interesting to see how they compare to the stock pickups.

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    Joe had a Tele (it was a white one, not the one shown) and Fender gave him the neck after he did a clinic for them in a Detroit music store. He switched out the neck himself, and also modified the bridge by separating E and B string saddles. A bit later they gave him another Tele (the one in the pictures) with an extra neck.

    As far classing up a Tele too much, or trying to make it something it isn't, Joe refers to his as a "pizza board".

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    Lol, i like that.

    Actually, I don't think Joe's JM necked tele is overdoing it, or really any in this thread...it's when folks start stripping away what makes a tele a tele...
    Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
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    "Jazz is like life...it goes on longer than you think, and as soon as you're like 'oh, I get it,' it ends."

    --The Ghost of Duke Ellington

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont View Post
    Lol, i like that.

    Actually, I don't think Joe's JM necked tele is overdoing it, or really any in this thread...it's when folks start stripping away what makes a tele a tele...
    It ain't right I tell ya.

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    Personally I think the JM neck Tele is very cool! It's when people fit twin humbuckers etc. to a Tele, it loses its mojo.

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    Here's my Hahn 228
    Last edited by 55bar; 09-01-2015 at 03:04 AM.

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    And here is Nate Radley playing his!

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    wildwood tele with humbucker has been seeing a lot of action since I got it this year, from rock to jazz. it's just the thing

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    Telecaster love thread, no Archtops allowed-image-jpgwildwood tele with humbucker has been seeing a lot of action since I got it this year, from rock to jazz. it's just the thing

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    Y'know, I read this thread which made me pull out me Squiffy Tele for a noodle.

    I've been hanging out with an Epi Emp Reg some 2 months and Squiffy is just sooo easy to play, no thought needed.
    Just pick up, twiddle and play.

    Telecaster love thread, no Archtops allowed-img_0609-478x640-jpg
    Squiffy set to go twanng.

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    Straight neck, no relief!

    Telecaster love thread, no Archtops allowed-img_0722-640x478-jpg
    No resistance, glide baby!

    Ahh!

    It don't matter what Tele you got, designer this-mass produced what!
    No ifs and no buts-the suit remains the same cut!
    “When a wise man points at the moon the fool considers the finger.”

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    A Deluxe picked up used. Looks to be a 2008-2009.

    Currently strung with flats.

    I don't use it on gigs, but it's the one guitar I keep out of its case. Easy to grab and gets played everyday.

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    i just bought a used larrivee malibu tele.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rictroll View Post
    A Deluxe picked up used. Looks to be a 2008-2009.

    Currently strung with flats.

    I don't use it on gigs, but it's the one guitar I keep out of its case. Easy to grab and gets played everyday.

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    That looks like my exact guitar.

    It's a fine gigging machine. I won't tolerate such non-gigging of Telecasters on my thread - unless of course your main gigging guitars are also Telecasters. :-)

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    LOL

    it has seen a few gigs, but I generally stick to my archtops for gigging.

    At this point I'm more confident using them as I'm fairly new to the Tele world.

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    I built my own .... with a lot of help from MJT.

    Homage to a well used 1957.

    Neck is a treat, big "V" with a 7 1/2" radius fretboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jzucker View Post
    i just bought a used larrivee malibu tele.

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    Very awesome! Glad to see you got your searching for a tele issue tamped down(at least for now!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rictroll View Post
    LOL

    it has seen a few gigs, but I generally stick to my archtops for gigging.

    At this point I'm more confident using them as I'm fairly new to the Tele world.
    Unacceptable ;-)

    Seriously, an archtop is like a suit, though. Sometimes you need to dress up a bit haha. I do use archtops sometimes, but I really like having the flexibilty of a Tele, and the sound for jazz is as good as any of the archies I own (I'm sure I'd feel different if I got a Sadowsky or something). I've preferred single coils for jazz for a while though... I admit I'm probably in a minority.

    I also like the idea of an essentially genre neutral guitar - I think Adam Rogers said that about his 335. The Tele doesn't dictate how you play. If you play an archtop you are making out that you are a 'jazz guitarist' or a Jazz Guitarist. Not itself a bad thing, of course, but ATM I'd rather be a jazz musician who plays the guitar, if that makes any sense at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jzucker View Post
    i just bought a used larrivee malibu tele.

    Telecaster love thread, no Archtops allowed-larrivee_malibu_stoptail_rw_tobacco_burst_e-gitarre_1-jpg
    I'm not sure if that's really a Tele any more. Pretty guitar though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    I'm not sure if that's really a Tele any more. Pretty guitar though!
    Sure it is. Tele body , swamp ash, bolt on maple/rosewood fingerboard.

    It's got a 12-16" radius, 6105 frets and PAF style pickups so not only can I play jazz on it but its also an awesome fusion guitar and with coil taps get a decent twang as well.

    This is what I've been looking for.

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    On my facebook feed today I see a video of Prince and his band playing Footsteps at a soundcheck .... on a Tele!!!


    https://video.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xf...mp;oe=55E733FC

    <div id="fb-root"></div><script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script><div class="fb-video" data-allowfullscreen="1" data-href="/156410267788699/videos/vb.156410267788699/764597110303342/?type=1"><div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><blockquote cite="https://www.facebook.com/156410267788699/videos/764597110303342/"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/156410267788699/videos/764597110303342/"></a><p>SAMPLE FROM THE DVD N.J INTERVIEW &amp; SOUNDCHECK</p>Posted by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/LOVESIGNE/156410267788699">LOVESIGNE</a> on Tuesday, March 3, 2015</blockquote></div></div>

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    Quote Originally Posted by jzucker View Post
    Sure it is. Tele body , swamp ash, bolt on maple/rosewood fingerboard.

    It's got a 12-16" radius, 6105 frets and PAF style pickups so not only can I play jazz on it but its also an awesome fusion guitar and with coil taps get a decent twang as well.

    This is what I've been looking for.
    Not convinced about the twang on that. Stop bar tailpiece and tune-o-matic bridge *sharp intake of breath*

    Mp3's or don't twang! ;-)
    Last edited by christianm77; 09-02-2015 at 03:00 PM.

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    old tube,

    NICE Telecaster. That's the way, uh huh, uh huh, I like it.

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    Well, the twang is only one thing a tele does...think about Ed Bickert, for example...I wonder if he even knows if his bridge pickup works?

    Telecaster love thread, no Archtops allowed-20140914_082237_1_zps30eb091b-jpg

    In other tele news, hey, found an actual picture of mine!
    Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
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    "Jazz is like life...it goes on longer than you think, and as soon as you're like 'oh, I get it,' it ends."

    --The Ghost of Duke Ellington

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont View Post
    Well, the twang is only one thing a tele does...think about Ed Bickert, for example...I wonder if he even knows if his bridge pickup works?

    Telecaster love thread, no Archtops allowed-20140914_082237_1_zps30eb091b-jpg

    In other tele news, hey, found an actual picture of mine!
    The potentiality of the twang is nonetheless of critical importance, even if the twang is seldom or never unleashed.

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    Not Jazz as such but great tune, playing and guitar none the less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wherearemykeys View Post
    On my facebook feed today I see a video of Prince and his band playing Footsteps at a soundcheck .... on a Tele!!!


    [video]https://video.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xfaiv>
    i'd love to see that !
    can't make it work tho

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    On my facebook feed today I see a video of Prince and his band playing Footsteps at a soundcheck .... on a Tele!!!

    Trying this again - not as savvy on how to link but maybe this will work

    https://www.facebook.com/15641026778...64597110303342
    Last edited by wherearemykeys; 09-02-2015 at 07:44 PM. Reason: i'm an idiot

  37. #86

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    I am very happy with new My Ron Kirn Tele. It pretty much is a straight ahead ash bodied Tele some nice features like a compound 9.5"-12" radiused rosewood fingerboard, 6125 stainless steel frets, Birdseye maple neck, Callaham bridge, and Klein Nocaster pickups. I play it with nickel round wounds 0.011" to 0.048". I use it to play electric blues and rock of my youth. I frankly don't use it for jazz but It has a nice tone and I suppose I could. It's neck PU has a thick, beautiful timbre.

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    I wanted a dual humbucker tele. And then they came out with the blacktop tele, I rewired it with dimarzio 36 anniversary pafs, with a push pull pot to change between series and parallel on the neck pickup... I get full bodied jazz tone and can get a acousticy comp tone with the push pull... Joe glaser did the work and set it up for me, then they come out with an American one finally!!!!! Now I gotta save up to get that one.

    But seriously I got the blacktop used for 200 and it sounds amazing!!!
    I used to play music for a living. Now I devote my life to jazz.

  39. #88

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55bar View Post


    Not Jazz as such but great tune, playing and guitar none the less.
    wow great player , thanks for that , i checked
    out his other stuff on utube too , really great

    saw him in an interview doing his country thing ..... chops !

    i just got how much of that country stuff is coming from the tonic being a dom7 chord ...

    omg thanks man
    epithany !

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    The special edition that I am Jones- ing for right now!!!
    I used to play music for a living. Now I devote my life to jazz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    Unacceptable ;-)

    Seriously, an archtop is like a suit, though. Sometimes you need to dress up a bit haha. I do use archtops sometimes, but I really like having the flexibilty of a Tele, and the sound for jazz is as good as any of the archies I own (I'm sure I'd feel different if I got a Sadowsky or something). I've preferred single coils for jazz for a while though... I admit I'm probably in a minority.

    I also like the idea of an essentially genre neutral guitar - I think Adam Rogers said that about his 335. The Tele doesn't dictate how you play. If you play an archtop you are making out that you are a 'jazz guitarist' or a Jazz Guitarist. Not itself a bad thing, of course, but ATM I'd rather be a jazz musician who plays the guitar, if that makes any sense at all.
    I think I understand what you are saying.

    Except that's how comfortable I feel with my archtop (in terms of its applicability to many forms of music). I'd like to think that its the musician that brings the music to the table versus the guitar itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iim7V7IM7 View Post
    I am very happy with new My Ron Kirn Tele. It pretty much is a straight ahead ash bodied Tele some nice features like a compound 9.5"-12" radiused rosewood fingerboard, 6125 stainless steel frets, Birdseye maple neck, Callaham bridge, and Klein Nocaster pickups. I play it with nickel round wounds 0.011" to 0.048". I use it to play electric blues and rock of my youth. I frankly don't use it for jazz but It has a nice tone and I suppose I could. It's neck PU has a thick, beautiful timbre.

    That is a lovely looking guitar!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingu View Post
    wow great player , thanks for that , i checked
    out his other stuff on utube too , really great

    saw him in an interview doing his country thing ..... chops !

    i just got how much of that country stuff is coming from the tonic being a dom7 chord ...

    omg thanks man
    epithany !
    Guthrie trapp literally changed my life and mind about country guitar once I worked out a few of his solos I discovered a few commonalities with jazz funnily enough "triad pairs!"



    This was my first introduction it melted my face! I immediately slowed it down and learned it. There is also a great interview online look up Greg V and Guthrie trapp short film you will find it...

    Happy picking
    Last edited by 55bar; 09-03-2015 at 04:34 AM.

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    Classic Vibe 50s Tele. Good example. Changed neck p/u to SD Alnico II, pickguard to thin bakelite version, bridge = Wilkinson + adjustable saddles, jack socket to Switchcraft. E.Ball Slinkys ( 10s ) to maintain some 'chime' ( flatwounds on all other guitars ). Does it all. Perhaps the one guitar that will always stay here. Low cost project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55bar View Post
    Guthrie trapp literally changed my life and mind about country guitar once I worked out a few of his solos I discovered a few commonalities with jazz funnily enough "triad pairs!"

    g
    hi 55,
    would you mind briefly explaning your view
    on 'triad pairs'

    i started a thread called 'triad pairs' for this

    thanks man
    pingu

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    This mornings practice.., sorry about the fluffs it's irealb backing and filmed on my iPhone.

    My guitar is just clean through my fender blues jr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rictroll View Post
    I think I understand what you are saying.

    Except that's how comfortable I feel with my archtop (in terms of its applicability to many forms of music). I'd like to think that its the musician that brings the music to the table versus the guitar itself.
    I would't bother trying to understand what I'm saying too much as being purposefully a bit silly ;-) But I do like the transparency of my new toy.

    That said, I would like to think that the musician is the important thing, but there's no question that when I need to play a more modern style of guitar (such as something more rocky), an archtop is no good. That's why loads of pros play 335's I guess... it's 'archtoppy' enough to look like a jazz guitar but can be used for more modern playing too....

    Back in the 50's the archtop was capable of playing contemporary music (such as rock'n'roll or R&B), so the instrument kind of had a different social function. These days it feels like you are making a statement picking up an instrument like this. It's a funny one. I'm probably overthinking.

    Bottom line is it's nice to be able to bring one axe to a gig and not have to think too much.

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    my barney kessel actually get a killer fusion tone. With my kemper set to a dumble tone the tone on my kessel is as good as any standalone fusion axe I've ever owned. The only real problem is that the shared string set (.012 flats) makes it hard to bend notes and then there's the feedback...

    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    I would't bother trying to understand what I'm saying too much as being purposefully a bit silly ;-) But I do like the transparency of my new toy.

    That said, I would like to think that the musician is the important thing, but there's no question that when I need to play a more modern style of guitar (such as something more rocky), an archtop is no good. That's why loads of pros play 335's I guess... it's 'archtoppy' enough to look like a jazz guitar but can be used for more modern playing too....

    Back in the 50's the archtop was capable of playing contemporary music (such as rock'n'roll or R&B), so the instrument kind of had a different social function. These days it feels like you are making a statement picking up an instrument like this. It's a funny one. I'm probably overthinking.

    Bottom line is it's nice to be able to bring one axe to a gig and not have to think too much.

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    this thread is not helping my GAS for a tele...not at all...neither is this video...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jzucker View Post
    my barney kessel actually get a killer fusion tone. With my kemper set to a dumble tone the tone on my kessel is as good as any standalone fusion axe I've ever owned. The only real problem is that the shared string set (.012 flats) makes it hard to bend notes and then there's the feedback...
    The feedback would be the issue. Archtops sound fat through a bit of drive. Great for the studio - although like you say flatwound/heavy strings do tend to dampen down on the histrionics....

    A lot of posters here have their Tele's set up with flats by the sound of it. I'm playing a set of .11 round wounds on mine, not quite ideal for bop...

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    Hooray for teles!

    "Somebody get me out of this chair." - BOB WILLS
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