Episode 73 - The Fender Telecaster Custom

For years, musicians have swapped out the neck pickup on their Telecasters, choosing instead something that would give them more growl when needed. Fender noticed, and in 1972 introduced the Telecaster Custom. You’ve probably seen Keith Richards playing one. Add to that, now, Ed! This one impressed him so much, it now lives with him.

Podcasting is thirsty work; it’s crucial that everyone involved stay hydrated. The following fine beverages contributed to the success of this episode:

Sweet, sweet lattes from Easy Street Records here in West Seattle
Crazy flavored Slurpees from 7-11


We played pieces of the following songs to illustrate the characteristic sound of [name of guitar]:

“Beast of Burden” from Some Girls by The Rolling Stones
“Take” from Spooky by Lush
“Cop Pop” from Drop it in Their Laps by The Cops
“A New Wave from No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney

Would you like to know more about the pedals we played in this episode? Follow the links to the manufacturers’ pages:

The Trammello tremolo pedal by WrightSounds
The If 6 Was 9 fuzz pedal by Solid Gold FX