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#82
Zappa's Baby snakes SG seems pretty iconic to me, at least to fans of his music

#83
Buddy Holly, a truly Iconic Strat Player, whose style was copied by players from Los Angeles to London:
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“You’re always learning about this thing every time you pick it up.” Keith Richards
#85
When I think of Albert King I think of a V

Joe Bonamassa I think of 57' Gold Top LP

Adam Jones Silverburst LP

Pete Loeffler I think of Gold PRS 24s

Mark Tremonti with his PRS SC

Bucketheads White LP

and Bob Marleys LP Special.

Not all of these are what I would call, Iconic. But they are iconic to me nonetheless
#86
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U beat me to it.
“You’re always learning about this thing every time you pick it up.” Keith Richards
#89
Quote by Russtopher
Steve Morse's original "Frankenstrat and Jimmy Page's Les Paul.


Maybe FrankenTeles. Morse used a Tele body. Page had his LP wired to get the sound of his DragonTele.
“You’re always learning about this thing every time you pick it up.” Keith Richards
#90
I don't really think there's anything more iconic than Jimi and his Stratocaster.


And I'm an LP man so my bias isn't towards strats!
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#91
Kirk Hammett's Gibson V.

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And well yes, I'll enjoy the carpal tunnel and tendonitis, because trying to get one is clearly smarter than any word you have spoken thus far.
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#92
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Steve Morse's original "Frankenstrat and Jimmy Page's Les Paul.


Most effort for smallest picture of already mentioned guitar icon.
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#95
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Ace Frehley- Sunburst LP with 3 humbuckers IMO. Any LP with 3 pickups makes me think of ACE.


Actually Jimmy Page was first with that one too:
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#96
Jonny Greenwood and his Tele Plus,
J. Mascis and his Jazzmaster
Billie Joe Armstrong (I know, I know) and his Strat, later on his Gibson LP Jr

hmmm, Joey Santiago (the Pixies) always comes to mind when I see a Les Paul Custom as well.

...Gene Simmons and his 'Axe'
#97
Quote by LP1951
Actually Jimmy Page was first with that one too:

First, perhaps, but not in so strong an association as is Frehley's. JP used a lot of different guitars, Gibsons, Danelectros, etc., but Ace used almost nothing else after a certain point.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#98
Joe Satriani's Ibanez JS line
Gilbert- Ibanez Fireman.
1987 Ibanez Jem 777LNG #124
2012 Herc Fede PMC Jem
1987 Ibanez RG550 Road Flare Red-R
Marshall JCM-1 W/Lead 12 Cab.
Wampler, Ibanez, MXR, Morley Pedals
#99
Les Pauls make me think of Jimmy Page, Slash, Mark Knopfler

Telecasters make me think of Keith Richards and Bruce Springsteen. Butterscotch, of course. It's the only acceptable colour for a Tele. With a black pickguard

And Strats obviously Hendrix with his right handed upside down one. And Rory Gallagher with his beaten to shit one. And possibly David Gilmour.
#100
Quote by WholeLottaIzzy
Telecasters make me think of Keith Richards and Bruce Springsteen. Butterscotch, of course. It's the only acceptable colour for a Tele.


OH NO YOU DIDN'T!



That's a thing of beauty, my friend.
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Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


#101
Nope. I think it's ugly as hell. Butterscotch or nothing. The only time that thing looks good is when it's being played by Izzy Stradlin.
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#104
Quote by WholeLottaIzzy
Nope. I think it's ugly as hell. Butterscotch or nothing. The only time that thing looks good is when it's being played by Izzy Stradlin.


I don't like the butterscotch Teles too much really. But I'd have one for definite. I think they look great aged.
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Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


#105
I like Teles, they are the best guitar fender ever made IMO
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#106
Chuck Berry's 335
Mc Cartneys Beatle Bass
Junior Brown's combination guitar
BB King's Lucile is a 345 without the f holes.
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#107
Quote by Robbgnarly
I like Teles, they are the best guitar fender ever made IMO


I'm a sucker for teles too. I had a really nice feeling MIM one but I didn't get to keep it cause I was in my turning gear over phase.
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My culture is worthless and absolutely inferior to the almighty Leaf.


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#108
I've got a little bet going on in my head as to how many posts it'll be before someone repeats;

SRV's Strat,
Claptons Blackie
Hendrix's White Strat
or
EVHs Frankenstrat.
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Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


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#109
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I like Teles, they are the best guitar fender ever made IMO


Definitely, many other guitar manufacturers have improved on the Strat design, but none have on the Tele which is obvious by the fact that all the major players use Fender Teles rather than copies of Fenders.
“You’re always learning about this thing every time you pick it up.” Keith Richards
#110
This thread makes me think that it would be kind of fun to watch some of these greats play "gear roulette" every once in a while.

Imagine, Clapton playing on Kerry King's rig, King playing on Jack White's, Jack White being handed the keys to Uli's Sky Guitar, Uli grabbing Slash's Gold-top, and Slash playing on Clapton's Blackie, just for a song or two...
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#111
Quote by LP1951
Definitely, many other guitar manufacturers have improved on the Strat design, but none have on the Tele which is obvious by the fact that all the major players use Fender Teles rather than copies of Fenders.

Well G&L deff improved the tele but that was Leo Fenders doing and he built the tele anyways
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#112
Quote by LP1951
Definitely, many other guitar manufacturers have improved on the Strat design, but none have on the Tele which is obvious by the fact that all the major players use Fender Teles rather than copies of Fenders.

I think you'll find that there are some fairly recognizable names on the list of G&L ASAT users: Frampton, Whitford, Schon, Perkins, Cantrell...

Reverend has their own versions of the Tele- mutated as far from the original as the Dean Cadillac or the Fernandes Ravelle are from the LP- that have fans like Dan Auerbach.

I would not be surprised to find other players using other non-Fender Teles.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
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#113
Quote by dannyalcatraz

I would not be surprised to find other players using other non-Fender Teles.

like pete townshend and his schecter/griffin.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#115
Quote by LP1951
Definitely, many other guitar manufacturers have improved on the Strat design, but none have on the Tele which is obvious by the fact that all the major players use Fender Teles rather than copies of Fenders.


Ron Wood plays the ESP version of a Tele, I'd call him a major player.

Chris Garza plays the Schecter take on a tele, he's a fairly major player too

Pete Dee of the Adicts plays a Schecter tele as well.

Not ALL the major players play Fender Teles. A majority yes, but not all.
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#116
The very small list of players who play some brand of Tele other than Fender really proves the point that the Fender Tele is still the best. Most of the few players mentioned are not even known for playing Teles.
“You’re always learning about this thing every time you pick it up.” Keith Richards
#117
I don't think you get how endorsements work.

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2004 EBMM JP6
2016 SE Holcolmb
#118
Quote by Tom 1.0
I don't think you get how endorsements work.




What "endorsements?"



Trying to spread more misinformation like your post that BB King started playing a Gibson Lucille 40 years before Gibson made the first Gibson Lucille?



You still don't know what Guitar BB used on his 1950s recordings, do you?

“You’re always learning about this thing every time you pick it up.” Keith Richards
Last edited by LP1951 at Jan 21, 2013,
#119
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