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Teenie Hodges tone

Mr. Papa

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Does anyone know with any credible (preferably first-hand or second) knowledge what guitars and amps Teenie Hodges was using during the early '70s Al Green recordings?
Specifically his tone on "Love and Happiness" just gets me.
Thanks!
 

The Shifter

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A lot of it was a 70s LP Custom. He favored that during a good chunk of the golden period. Anyway, that's what his brother Flick told me.:)
 

The Shifter

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But Teenie was also kind of all over the place in terms of what he would play, at least later on.

Freaky Burns acoustic/electric, Steinberger, Tokai Strat copy. I did a session with him once and he brought a Chet Atkins solid body "acoustic" and plugged it straight into the Neve console.
 

mistersnappy

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But Teenie was also kind of all over the place in terms of what he would play, at least later on.

Freaky Burns acoustic/electric, Steinberger, Tokai Strat copy. I did a session with him once and he brought a Chet Atkins solid body "acoustic" and plugged it straight into the Neve console.

Excellent info! yeah, Teenie is a fave along with Cornell Dupree.
 

TM1

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Almost all of the original Motown tracks cut in Detroit had the guitars plugged into the mixing board. Of course their board was all valve/tube. Not sure when the change to a solid state console came, but a lot of those early tracks were really warm sounding with that original valve desk.
 
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