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EA6B



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Brenden, Baby P, Karley & untold others!
Aug 26th, 2017 10:03 PM        

Been eyeing an ash Tele on-line. Any thoughts or ideas? Can you school me on the sound differences between a Tele and a Strat? My Strat has a rosewood fingerboard, the Tele is maple, which I happen to like. I know it will play differently, but how will it sound? I want to record with it.<br /> <br /> Thanks.<br /> E



littleuch

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Aug 26th, 2017 10:15 PM        

You need a Tele. Period. <br /> <br /> Neck pickup can be compared to neck pickup of Strat. But not really. Bridge pickup can be compared to bridge pickup of a Strat. But not really. Middle position has that *ping* sound that Gibson's deliver in the middle position. <br /> <br /> But not really.<br /> <br /> You need a Tele. <br /> <br />



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Aug 26th, 2017 10:48 PM        

No other guitar I have (and I have a bunch) tells me "throw all your other guitars away" as loudly as a Telecaster does. <br /> <br /> Every time I play it in a band situation, I ask myself why I bother with anything else. <br /> <br /> A Tele is supremely versatile, and there's little to distract you from simply playing it.



larryguitar19

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Aug 26th, 2017 11:10 PM        

Yup Peegoo is spot on 100% correct. The control plate has 2 knobs and a selector switch and that's it. <br /> <br /> I don't like thinking all that much. I'm just a knuckle dragging Neanderthal and the Tele suits me fine.<br /> <br /> It seems to me I can set the volume control at 8 and then hit that dial with a tiny tweak and cover everything from clean rhythm to gritty lead solo and all have to do is move the knob a tiny bit.



avsalesman



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Aug 27th, 2017 01:41 AM        

God plays a Tele!



Mick Reid



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American-made in Oz!!
Aug 27th, 2017 02:02 AM        

The first step is admitting you want a tele...<br /> <br /> ;^)<br />



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Aug 27th, 2017 04:37 AM        

Larry nails it. <br /> <br /> But not really. ;-)



Therealfrogman

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Relics produce tone, man.....
Aug 27th, 2017 09:36 AM        

EA6B, you will be very happy with the sound of a tele. I have switched over from strats recently and not only do I love em and own 5 now...this conversion sparked a new desire in me to play.<br /> <br /> They come in lots of different flavors too.<br /> <br />



EA6B



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Brenden, Baby P, Karley & untold others!
Aug 29th, 2017 10:41 AM        

Aw man, I pulled the trigger. Through the FDP link of course. Ultimately it came down to the fact that this is a $699 guitar for 579! Cheaper than a standard MIM but with an Ash body and a maple neck/fingerboard that I've always wanted. Oh, and cherry sunburst!<br /> <br /> Now to thin the herd...<br /> <br /> E



Therealfrogman

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Relics produce tone, man.....
Aug 29th, 2017 03:03 PM        

Tell us about it man!!!



EA6B



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Brenden, Baby P, Karley & untold others!
Aug 29th, 2017 03:48 PM        

OK, it's this



Mick Reid



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American-made in Oz!!
Aug 29th, 2017 04:21 PM        

Nice! Congrats on your first tele too.<br /> <br /> The pickups in the MIM Teles are the "Hot Standard Tele". They're ceramic bar (not a bad thing. some love 'em, some not) They're not a "vintage" sounding pickup, but might suit you depending on what you're after.<br /> <br /> FWIW, if you miss the strat neck tone, I can recommend the Fender Twisted Tele neck pickup. It's like hybrid of strat & tele neck tones. I love it.<br /> <br /> Have fun!



larryguitar19

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Aug 29th, 2017 04:59 PM        

I have both the Am Std and the 52 RI with the mini SD's. <br /> <br /> For the last couple years the '52 and DRRI is the "go to rig'. I wanted to be able to get some drive out of the neck pickup. But frankly the hot bridge pickup cuts pretty well. The neck has a glossy finish that feels great.<br /> <br /> I think they just made that guitar for a few years as a custom shop model. My only complaint is that sometimes it's hard to flip the pickup selector switch from bridge to neck position when it's so close to the volume knob. I think they should spread out a bit. At some point I'm gonna have the control plate reversed.<br /> <br /> But the tone is the best thing I've ever heard on any guitar.<br /> <br /> This guy does a nice job of a demo.<br />



Viera

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Aug 29th, 2017 06:34 PM        

If you're going to have one Tele you did well going ash body/maple fingerboard. Save the rosewood board for your next Tele, which of course you'll be getting. :)



EA6B



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Brenden, Baby P, Karley & untold others!
Aug 29th, 2017 07:06 PM        

Not my first though, I had a Nashville I sold a while back. Didn't have a Tele vibe!<br /> <br /> E



Viera

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Aug 29th, 2017 08:20 PM        

I hear you. I had a Nashville Power Tele. There was just something weird about it. Well duh!



EA6B



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Brenden, Baby P, Karley & untold others!
Sep 2nd, 2017 07:49 PM        

Arrived today. UPS had it scheduled for Tuesday, but it was delivered today! Ordered Tuesday and arrived today, not bad at all considering they didn't ship it until Wednesday.<br /> <br /> Gorgeous. Played it for a bit, but other commitments call. Love the maple neck, my first!<br /> <br /> E



EA6B



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Brenden, Baby P, Karley & untold others!
Sep 11th, 2017 07:35 PM        

So if I wanted an ashtray cover for this, what and where would I get it? I want to use it in some photos.<br /> <br /> Thanks.<br /> E



davywhizz

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Sep 12th, 2017 03:39 AM        

Congratulations, you won't regret it. There have been lots of memorable phrases on FDP over the years about what makes a Tele so great. My favourite is probably "if the army gave you a guitar it would be a Telecaster". Exactly: there's nothing on it that doesn't have a function. Except an ashtray bridge of course, but your model will take one if you insist, as it has the vintage lip around the plate to hold one in place.



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Sep 12th, 2017 06:54 AM        

"what and where would I get it?"<br /> <br /> This...



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