This is the place for all you Keith Richards and Stones fans ! If you want to know about the equipment of Keith Richards and how to achieve his sound, read on ….
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For an instant ticket into Keith-Soundland, take a good Telecaster and set your amp to clean with just a tad of tube break-up. When you hit the strings really hard, you´ll get these subtle crunch with full chords. If you want more distortion, take the BSM RPA Special Booster and dial in more gain to sound seriously dirty. The RPA will do it with low wattage amps like a Fender Deluxe, but it has also enough gain to fire up a ´57 Fender Tweed Twin or a Vox AC 30
Two more treblebooster could be a good choice, if this is not your cup of tea: The BSM VX-T and the BSM Ambassador. Both are able to deliver some sweet low mids, which help to create this full ringing and dirty chords, Mr. Richard´s trademark
Make no bones about it: the 70s Fender Telecaster Custom is one of the coolest guitars ever bandsawn. Launched in 1972, the iconic black and chrome model is muscle-car handsome, made sexier still thanks to its association with Keith Richards.
“Fender has distilled the Custom’s aesthetic into its more affordable Indonesia-sourced Squier Vintage Modified Series”
Slinging a Custom around your neck is one of the easiest ways to up your rock ‘n’ roll credibility, but even the Mexican-built Fender Classic Series ’72 Telecaster Custom has an official price tag of £946. That’s a lot of cash, so Fender has distilled the Custom’s aesthetic into its more affordable Indonesia-sourced Squier Vintage Modified Series.
Cosmetically, the basswood-bodied Squier Tele Custom looks almost identical to its illustrious ancestor, with the most obvious reference point being the large Wide Range humbucker in the neck. The idea of the Custom’s layout was that you got the classic punchy treble of a Tele single-coil bridge pickup and creamy warmth akin to a Gibson neck humbucker. The Wide Range pickup was put together by Seth Lover, the genius who designed the humbucker for Gibson in June 1955.
THIS IS A GREAT STONES ITEM! THIS IS A SIGNED 1952 FENDER TELECASTER ELECTRIC GUITAR. THE GUITAR IS BUTTERSCOTCH IN COLOR AND IS THE 1952 REISSUE. THIS IS A VERY EXPENSIVE GUITAR. ITS SIGNED BY (KEITH RICHARDS) OF THE ROLLING STONES IN PERMANENT BLUE PEN. ITS SIGNED ON THE PEARL TELECASTER PICKGUARD. THIS ALSO COMES WITH THE CUSTOM 1952 TELECASTER TWEED CASE. ONE OF THE NICEST CASES I HAVE EVER SEEN. HAS ORANGE VELVET INTERIOR. HE SIGNED THIS GUITAR VERY NICELY. YOU WILL NOT FIND A NICER AUTOGRAPH ON A GUITAR. I WAS KEEPING THIS ONE FOR MYSELF. HE SIGNED THIS IN PERSON IN SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA. THIS ALSO COMES WITH A FULL PAGE COA FROM ROGER EPPERSON/REAL AUTOGRAPHS. I DID THIS TO GIVE THE BUYER A PEACE OF MIND THAT THIS IS INDEED 100% GENUINE. EVEN THOUGH I GOT IT SIGNED MYSELF WHEN YOU ARE BUYING AN EXPENSIVE GUITAR LIKE THIS YOU INDEED WANT IT TO BE THE REAL DEAL. ROGER IS THE TOP AUTHENTICATOR IN MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS IN THE WORLD. HE HAS AUTHENTICATED FOR BOTH JSA AND ALSO PSA/DNA AUTHENTICATORS. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL GUITAR! THE ROLLING STONES ARE THE BEST ROCK N ROLL BAND OF ALL TIME. PLEASE SEE THE PHOTOS THAT I HAVE POSTED. I CAN SEND THE ITEM EXPRESS MAIL AT AN EXTRA CHARGE. PLEASE EMAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED IT BY A CERTAIN DAY. THANK YOU! IF YOU LIVE OVERSEAS I SEND ALL MY ITEMS GLOBAL EXPRESS MAIL. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY FOR ME TO MAKE SURE YOU GET IT SAFE AND SOUND. I AM CELEBRATING 13 YEARS ON EBAY. GUARANTEED TO PASS ANY THIRD PARTY AUTHENTICATION SERVICE. ALL OF MY ITEMS ARE SIGNED IN PERSON WHICH MEANS EITHER I SAW IT GET SIGNED OR I GOT IT SIGNED MYSELF. ALL OF MY ITEMS COME WITH A LIFETIME COA/GUARANTEE FROM ME (AUTOGRAPHS99). IF I HAVE THEM POSTED MY PROOF PHOTOS ARE SHOWN TO SHOW PROOF OF ME MEETING THE CELEBRITY MENTIONED. RARELY DO YOU SEE ITEMS LISTED ON EBAY SHOWING THE SELLER GETTING THE AUTOGRAPHS OR PICTURES WITH THE CELEBRITY. ALL ITEMS ALSO COME WITH A COA FROM ME (AUTOGRAPHS99).
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Fender Telecaster Custom is a model of electric guitar made by Fender. … a more powerful humbucker pickup would give the Telecaster a second rock voice to …players of the time picked up on the Tele Custom apart from Keith Richards, who …You can also post double humbucker or single humbucker Tele’s if you wish although Double and Single Humbucker Fender guitar’s (Strats or Teles) are kind of sacrilege to me as I’m ….. Seems to work ok for Keith Richards!Keith Richards‘ “Micawber” Telecaster is one of the most iconic guitars in Rock and Roll. … Because a humbucker can produce a somewhat “dark” tone, …former Fender employees – say he uses an early Telecaster bridge …
Fender · Custom Shop · Squier … Watch: Keith Richards Using His Tele As a Weapon. Posted on February 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm. Written by MDuffy. There are several ways to use a Telecaster, but the most logical of which is to play music.
As guitarists, we all want to be different. It’s written somewhere in the universal DNA of every six-string slinger, and we’re all slaves to it. You want your own style, your own sound, and a guitar that the adoring masses will associate with you and you alone.
Well, Keith Richards may have nabbed the Telecaster, but Fender’s Mexican-made FSR (Factory Special Run) dares to be different, with a quirky, limited-edition twist on the classic format to invoke a sense of exclusivity.
“With just 42 examples available in the UK, they’ve certainly got the all-important rarity factor”
You need only take a cursory look at the FSR Telecaster Custom to see the concept in action: tried and tested shapes given a seductive makeover and packed full of unusual features. Plus, with just 42 examples available in the UK, they’ve certainly got the all-important rarity factor.
There’s no denying the FSR Tele delivers in the looks department, especially in the Sunset Orange finish we got our paws on. It looks warm to the touch, and the cream binding paired with white soapbar pickups sets the whole ensemble off in style. There’s an abundance of retro touches here, too, from the bullet truss rod nut to the black knobs and pickup selector, lending this Tele an air of sophistication.
Last week, the Rolling Stones uploaded the below video to their YouTube channel featuring a 1981 performance of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” at Hampton Coliseum in Virginia.
As the video’s description points out, halfway through the song, a fan jumps on stage and makes a run at frontman Mick Jagger. Like any good guitarist/bandmate would do, Keith Richards thinks fast and fends off the fan using his Fender Telecaster. Check out the video below for all the action (which starts at around 1:10 into the video.)
The Rolling Stones have created some of the most iconic music of the past fifty years, and from the very beginning, the creative soul of the Stones has been guitarist Keith Richards and singer Mick Jagger. Typically, Keith would come up with a riff or two and maybe a lyric line or a title, Mick would come back with lyrics and a melody. Together, they would work out a song from the elements, one of hundreds they would contribute to the rock and roll canon. Their decades in the studio and on stage represent an essential part of the history of rock, just as the tales of their rock and roll excess are now the stuff of legend. While others might not have been able to achieve, or endure, such a long and storied career, Keith Richards has thrived through his love of both the music, and the tools of his trade.
Keith Richards is said to have a collection of more than 3,000 guitars of every imaginable model, but he jokes “Give me five minutes and I’ll make ‘em all sound the same.” He admits that it is probably too many guitars, since he doesn’t have enough time to play all of them, and he announced in 2008 that he wanted to open a museum. Out of all of those guitars, there are several standouts in his collection that he does play regularly, and a few historical instruments that deserve special attention. Let’s take a few minutes to look at them.