Don't like gold... cool to see big names like Mascis and 5 putting their names to guitars that their fans can actually afford... take note Mr Grohl _________________ Extreme distortion used discreetly...
Joined: 15 Apr 2012 Posts: 4089 Location: Puyallup, WA
Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:10 pm Post subject:
I like how excited and in to Tele's John is. You can tell he is a fan of the guitar and likes to tweak things to his liking, but maintains a respect for where the guitar came from and historical tidbits.
He's a great player and a very diverse guy. He can do anything but mostly loves his country/bluegrass, hence the Tele fetish. The weird headstock on the Bigsby version of his original sig Tele was to aid those behind-the-nut pedalsteelish G bends.
He should never have joined Manson's band, seems like they just fought all the time plus he's a teetotaller so he didn't fit in with their touring lifestyle at all. I guess it raised his profile a bit but not always in a good way, a lot of people probably just write him off now.
I like it. However, I started getting into his playing and it made me want a Tele HH. I bought a 2003 or 04 USA Tele HH with the S-1 switching, etc. and you know what? To me it's just another guitar with two humbuckers. I never bonded with it. If I buy a Tele again, it's going to sound like a Tele!
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