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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / Why is your Tele your go-to guitar?

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Columbus, Ohio

Mar 1st, 2016 08:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

Simple controls, easy to get great sounds. Feels right since I been playing one for 35 years

reverend mikey
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west Omaha, east NE

Life gets in the way of my G.A.S.
Mar 2nd, 2016 06:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

Most versatile bridge pickup on any guitar. Ever. Period.

(Leo should'a put it on the Strat, too.)

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State of Jefferson

Apr 9th, 2016 08:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

I own and play a Tele because it isn't "affected".

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South Florida

Apr 11th, 2016 10:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

You can go into battle and club your enemies and then jump into a boat on a storm sea and use is an oar and when arrive on the opposite shore you use it to pound in the tent poles...and then after all that all you have to do is plug it in and it will be in tune ready to go all night.

Charlie Macon
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Austin, Texas

Apr 14th, 2016 08:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

All of the above. I was just gonna mention its great versatility for any kind of music; the meanest, snarlingest pickup on Earth (the bridge pickup); and tuning stability like I've never seen anywhere else.



Apr 14th, 2016 03:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

My go to guitar is a Strat.

Woops!! Now I'm gonna get beat up here! LOL

But I do love Teles. I'd better because I own several. And the Tele bridge pup can't be beat.

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Alcohol- Because No

Good Story Started by Eating a Salad
Apr 27th, 2016 09:29 AM   Edit   Profile  

I was late to the Tele party until I put a partscaster together out of ash with a contoured body and a Warmoth flamed boat shape neck. I had a the four way style switch installed and quickly learned that Teles weren't just for country style music. Plus, learning that Led Zep 1 was all Tele changed my perspective quick.



Apr 27th, 2016 02:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

Umm, it's my only guitar?



May 29th, 2016 05:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

my goto is also a strat, but a recent b-bender is a close second. it has a middle texas special pu, so you can get some strat quack if you want. middle position is still neck/bridge which is cool

Guitar Fool
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Sunshine State

Just a pawn in someone else's game
Jun 1st, 2016 04:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

and to add....since I've got 9 guitars and all of them are Tele's..

I have no choice!

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So. Cal. USA

Jun 1st, 2016 05:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

I gigged with my '71 Tele for 17 years. It was my first set guitar then I would bring out the LP. If I got tired on a long 9-1:30 gig the light and versatile Tele would be strapped back on for the rest of the night. I could cover anything I did with the LP on the Tele with just a couple of amp and pedal tweaks.

I play a standard Tele for surf music quite a bit on songs where I don't need the wang bar of just sometimes bend the neck. Other times I play my parts Tele with the a Bigsby. Awesome things these Telecasters.

If I don't know what I'm going to be getting into however my #1 grab and go is a '68 RI Strat. It took me years to get used to the feel and controls of a Strat. I'd turn myself down or up or hit the middle pickup while playing. Bang the selector switch and change PUs when I didn't want to. One day all that just went away. I have more Strats than Teles now. Go figure.


usa metro detroit

Jun 9th, 2016 05:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

I came to the Telecaster by way of Gibson Les Pauls. Single cut away and controls out of the way of your strumming/picking hand. I wanted that big "E" Fender tone and tried a Strat, but my strumming/picking hand kept rolling down the volume knob (due to the techniques/habits I had developed using Gibsons) So after getting frustrated, I tried a Telecaster.. haven't look back. Controls are simple, right where you need them (for swells etc).. It wasn't till later that I really bonded with a telecaster and its many cool tones.. (discovering nothing sounds like a traditional Tele...


Nicoma Park, OK.

"Let the music do the talking"
Jul 31st, 2016 04:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

Swiss Army knife of guitars.

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Hoarder of instruments
Sep 25th, 2016 08:00 PM   Edit   Profile  

Because it is my most expressive electric.


The City of Angels

Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-galunga
Oct 13th, 2016 02:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

Um, cuz I have 2 electric guitars - both Teles. :)

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