Is there anything a Telecaster can't do? Holy smokes!

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  1. Sapient

    Sapient   Gold Supporting Member

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    Tele's are yesterday's Les Paul. Or, "a few years ago's" Les Paul. Now it's Tele Tele Tele!

    They are a wonderful musical instrument for playing Rock & Roll music. I have 9 and they just make my world so technicolor bright.

    I bet your toes are even twinkling!! :D

    (Lol)

    :applause:

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  2. StrummerJoe

    StrummerJoe Well-Known Member

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    A single coil WILL fit into the HB pickup route in the neck and it takes minal routing of the HB route at the bridge position to accomadate a traditional Tele SC.

    It's not rocket surgery.
     
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    jcm800gridlock Well-Known Member

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    Jimmy Page used one. I’ve got to own at least one Telecaster.

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  4. GregM

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    Or humbucker sized p90s!
    Omg, p90 tele / drool.
     
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    C-Grin Well-Known Member

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    Ummm, some TV classics would be appropriate.
     
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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Silver Supporting Member

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    Standard tele pick guard and bridge plate would cover the HB routs.
     
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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Silver Supporting Member

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    HB routs are also easy to change to standard P-90 & deluxe pickguard 2V/2T configuration.
     
  8. Crikey

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    Audioslave = telecaster
     
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    Sweet look'in Tele! That must be a pretty high output bridge pickup.
     
  10. GuitarIV

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    Yes! The dc resistance on the bridge pickup is at 10k, so it pushes more than a regular singlecoil, but it still retains that Tele twang. Suits my playing very well as I'm usually a humbucker fan :)
     
  11. Crikey

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    If you want to test the tele waters get a squire and a good set up
    The coolness is the simplicity
    For the tweakers, you will run out of stuff to tweak
    Its def a plug snd play gitar
     
  12. Redguitar

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    A buddy gave me a new Squire tele , and I like the look & sound. I don't play it very much though. To me, there are a couple things teles don't do...24 frets and a factory whammy bar. :shred2: Haha!
     
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    ¡Felicidades and congrats!
     
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    tce63 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I don´t have a telecaster.

    I have this :)

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    Half a telecaster is better than no telecaster!
     
  17. joe_cpwe

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    A butterscotch Squire Affinity tele was my gateway drug after not owning a tele for about 35 yrs of playing guitar. After a setup it was GREAT to play. I did swap the pickups to use and made it better. Sold it to get a Baja.

    I've had this '16 60s Baja with since '18. Really great guitar. Love the bridge pickup in it, not overly bright but occasionally I do roll the tone back. It also has a 4 way pickup switch for the series/parallel wiring, which gives it a faux humbucker option.

    Congrats on the new Tele :applause:

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    Teles became my fav for sound and light weight, after years and years of Les Paul playing. I love my 70th Fender Anniversary (MIJ) and the totally inspiring Fender RW (MIM).
    Amazingly, I perfectly nail BF. Gibbons sound with the Tele (the Expandora helps it!). Great guitars for Blues and Rock.
    Thanks for the Brad Paisley & Keith Urban vid ! I think they use Texas Special pickups.
     
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    Pat Travers played a Tele, or at least there was one on the cover of his live CD. Bad Company's temp lead player on the live CD played a Tele and if a band ever had a LP signature tone it was them. Geo. Harrison had a fine solid walnut Tele. Teles, while popular in the country/western music remains a mainstay in the "New" country that's do heavy on the rock side.
     
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    Tele-pathic, very tele-pathic.
     

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