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Where can I find a Tele like THIS ...

blauserk

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Where *can't* you find a Tele like this? I always thought the secret of Booker T tone was playing through a Marshall with Big Iron. Underappreciated--a bright guitar and a dark amp (at least compared to a Fender).

Green Onions was huge. Lightnin' Hopkins did a version of it when he played to the turtleneck-and-tweed sportcoat crowd at Swarthmore.
 

roadrunner

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That's probably the one, and only tour, that Cropper used Marshall amps. The "Booker T" Tele sound is a Fender Harvard, or some sort of a small Fender combo. In the US, Steve used Twin Reverbs, or Dual Showmans. I've seen pics of him, from back in the day, with Super Reverbs as backline as well.

The Tele, there's a lot of 'em... Fender gave Steve a lot of guitars, so that one's probably new, or recent. Might be a '66 or slightly earlier.
 

Xpensive Wino

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Any early-mid 60's RWFB Tele should look the business.
 

chasenblues

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Gee Wizz,

TV show producer band spot check list:

Close up Drummer...Check,
Close up Bassist..Check,
Close up Keyboards..Check,
Close up Guitar player During solo...Umm who? Where?:dang
 

Rev.WillieVK

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Gee Wizz,

TV show producer band spot check list:

Close up Drummer...Check,
Close up Bassist..Check,
Close up Keyboards..Check,
Close up Guitar player During solo...Umm who? Where?:dang

Sadly, that is the status quo for most music videos from the 1950s-1970s - never show the guitar solo, show the bass player's face, the girl in the crowd, etc. I remember finally seeing some great Jimi Hendrix videos and every time he solo'd, the camera would jump to NR or MM's faces... :dang
 

Ed Driscoll

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Sadly, that is the status quo for most music videos from the 1950s-1970s - never show the guitar solo, show the bass player's face, the girl in the crowd, etc. I remember finally seeing some great Jimi Hendrix videos and every time he solo'd, the camera would jump to NR or MM's faces... :dang

Except when The Who were playing. Whenever Entwistle played/mimed a solo on a '60s or '70s TV show, the director almost invariably assumed "guitar solo!' and punched up the cameraman aimed at Townshend -- who was bashing away on chords.

 

Black58

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So, an early 60's rosewood Tele or Custom Shop equivelent
are pretty much a straight up "there ya go"?
No other details or things to consider? :hmm
 
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