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i love telecasters...
Old 1st June 2006
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i love telecasters...

thinlines, aerodynes
the occasional mexi's
tone for days, love 'em


just thought i'd share.
Old 1st June 2006
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They're my favorite guitars. The sheer simplicity of them makes them imo the best.

I have a 52 Tele RI right now and I want to add to the collection. Definitely want a Thinline Tele, I head Fender started making American RI of the Thinline, is it true?

Also thinking of getting a Bill Nash 60's relic Tele.
Old 1st June 2006
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amazing how many flavors... and then when you add in the ingredients like maple necks, rosewood necks, duncan pups, fralin pups ... not to mention the G&L's, the ESPs etc ... well it's a big wide tele world out there.
Old 1st June 2006
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Boy I got to say teles are really one of those love or hate things. I myself LOVE them to death. The only gitter I play.

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Old 1st June 2006
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I love Fender Tele's as well. My main guitar is a '62 Fender Tele Custom RI.

Old 1st June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AdamJay
i love telecasters...
Me too. Wish I had one..

I have a couple of 70's Strats, and a 70's Paul, and I think I have my bases covered... Until someone comes in with a Tele and reminds me what I'm missing..
Old 1st June 2006
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Same here --

I got a great US Tele - always use a Real Mc Coy WAH ( the one where you you can change all the parameters .... very cool ! .. and what a SOUND ! ) - this goes through a WEM Copycat or a Roland Space Echo ... for that real drippy dub-guitar or funky wah
I use it mainly as rhythm-guitar ...
Old 1st June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Meriphew
I love Fender Tele's as well. My main guitar is a '62 Fender Tele Custom RI.

Hey Meriphew, nice rig! As you know me from the Harmony Central Effects forum, I also play a Vox amp (an AC15tbx). Teles and Vox amps go together so well, surprised that combo isn't used more often.
Old 1st June 2006
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Originally Posted by retropete
amazing how many flavors... and then when you add in the ingredients like maple necks, rosewood necks, duncan pups, fralin pups ... not to mention the G&L's, the ESPs etc ... well it's a big wide tele world out there.
I would have to say minus the duncans. I used to love duncan humbuckers, I still have two guitars with them. When I got his tele pups I find them to be wayyyyyy too thin, and I've heard a few different models, I also had a strat with duncan alnicos, same thing. I put fralins in both and love em.
Old 2nd June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AdamJay
thinlines, aerodynes
the occasional mexi's
tone for days, love 'em

nice haiku !

I love em too. You are right about the occasional mexi tele's. Each one is different, so if you look hard enough you can find a mexican telecaster thats as good as the american tele's, sometimes better.
Old 2nd June 2006
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I love the Tele I have..it sounds so good. Its all I play..it stays in tune and just sits so well in a track. as an added bonus this particular gtr has strings through body, which really sounds awesome.
Old 2nd June 2006
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nice haiku !
heh, someone noticed!

Quote:
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if you look hard enough you can find a mexican telecaster thats as good as the american tele's, sometimes better.
amen! i actually scored an '05 MIM Standard on Monday at the big GC one day sale.
$200.
strings through the body. Tonally speaking, it beat every american standard they had. Just needed to adjust the action a little.
I would have bought the Aerodyne if the markdown was bigger, that has to be the most playable Telecaster i've touched.

also got an '02 MIM Fat Strat for $90 at the sale!
but thats for another thread heh
Old 2nd June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AdamJay
thinlines, aerodynes
the occasional mexi's
tone for days, love 'em


just thought i'd share.
I want a Telecaster Custom in a big way.

But I love the sound of an old three-saddle bridge the best.

Plain 'G' strings are for sissies.
Old 2nd June 2006
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Musiclab, I guess you never tried the Duncan Antiquity series Tele pickups. I have found those to be the closest to the originals, especially the Broadcaster style ones. Not as thin as a Strat, but some night meat in the tone. They sound so good, I have them in all my Teles.
Old 2nd June 2006
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'nother vote for Teles!

I have a 1989 Jap one which I got 2nd hand with huge frets... Monster!

I now have Harmonic Design p'ups: S90 in the bridge for a P90 flavour.. very fat but still tele-like
Old 2nd June 2006
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Originally Posted by Kestral
eles and Vox amps go together so well
I'm looking to get the Randall MTS TopBoost module for that very reason.

Another great amp for tele's - Peavey Classic 50 4x10 Combo.
Its as if the EQ on that Amp was designed with telecasters in mind.
Old 2nd June 2006
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please put me in the hate camp.

my guitars better have mohagany somewhere in there!
Old 2nd June 2006
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Quote:
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Definitely want a Thinline Tele, I heard Fender started making American RI of the Thinline, is it true?
Looks like it, yes. I saw a couple of custom shop thinlines in my local guitar shop today, and they are now on the Fender website. I actually turned down the opportunity to buy one of the first ones last summer - I know a bunch of them went to Coldplay though. I gave up searching for some kind of thinline Tele as soon as I tried my G&L ASAT Classic Semi-Hollow. Didn't even get round to trying the original Fender Custom Shops as I was already over-joyed with the G&L, which was half the price - great guitar!
Old 2nd June 2006
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please put me in the hate camp.
no!

not mcCaig!

it can't be!

why? god!

WHY!??!
Old 2nd June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AdamJay
I'm looking to get the Randall MTS TopBoost module for that very reason.

Another great amp for tele's - Peavey Classic 50 4x10 Combo.
Its as if the EQ on that Amp was designed with telecasters in mind.
Ty Tabor used that module a lot on the last King's X album!

I plug mine into a Hiwatt 50 on the normal channel, master vol max with a hotplate, and input vol fairly low but pushed with a TS style pedal... Corpulent and articulate!
Old 2nd June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AdamJay
I'm looking to get the Randall MTS TopBoost module for that very reason.

Another great amp for tele's - Peavey Classic 50 4x10 Combo.
Its as if the EQ on that Amp was designed with telecasters in mind.
How about your new 70's Fender Twin Reverb, Adam?
Old 2nd June 2006
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How about your new 70's Fender Twin Reverb, Adam?
Great for slightly driven, but i like the Peavey for dead clean.

But I'm waiting to receive some NOS Amperex and Telefunken 12AX7's i ordered for the Twin, then we'll see. I've got Mullard 12AT7's in the ch. 2 gain stages right now which really smooths it out for clean stuff, less gain, and fantastic for Rhodes. We'll see how the other tubes sound, but i'll definitely keep a Mullard 12AT7 in one of the channels as a smoothing option.

The Twin does take pedals better than the Peavey though. I'm glad i have both
Old 2nd June 2006
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Originally Posted by jdg
please put me in the hate camp.

my guitars better have mohagany somewhere in there!
I get why people feel this way.

The glued-neck/tilted headstock design probably makes more sense, but it's such a different sound.

I think with Fenders, you gotta work 'em a bit more to get 'em happening, and that's what I like about 'em...

But I love Gibsons, too.

Good think it's not like Mac/Win

Gibsons work with Fender amps, Fenders work with Gibson amps, no questions asked.
Old 2nd June 2006
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Since I never used the neck pickup, I esquir-ized my Fernandes. Zinggg!
Old 2nd June 2006
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72 deluxe tele.........my dream guitar.......i do not own one yet thou'
Old 2nd June 2006
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Hmmm, I like Tele's however I am quickly getting sick of mine (50's RI).
I'm thinking I'm going to replace it with an Epiphone Casino.

Well - I tried. It seems I only really like the sound of hollow bodies.
Old 2nd June 2006
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72 deluxe tele.........my dream guitar.......i do not own one yet thou'
have you seen the reissue in walnut stain finish?

that thing is sex with a headstock.
Old 2nd June 2006
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Musiclab, I guess you never tried the Duncan Antiquity series Tele pickups. I have found those to be the closest to the originals, especially the Broadcaster style ones. Not as thin as a Strat, but some night meat in the tone. They sound so good, I have them in all my Teles.
I have indeed and they are still on the thin side, at least on the guitar that a buddy brought down, which happened to be a nice guitar otherwise, warmoth parts, nice birdseye maple neck. But my cheap tele sounded much better.
Old 2nd June 2006
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have you seen the reissue in walnut stain finish?

that thing is sex with a headstock.
Whenever someone starts lusting about a 70's era fender or gibson, I get quizzical
since that was a terrible era for those guitars, and I'm old enough to have been there.
Part of the reason why everyone started buying other guitars was because there was'nt much good about those gibsons and fenders. Although I've seen two nice gibsons, Doug Derryberry's 72 I think Les Paul Custom and the same friend who has the tele I described before [and about 200 other guitars] had an early 70's 335. I suppose there are other good Fenders and gibsons from that era but I don't think they're the majority
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AdamJay
have you seen the reissue in walnut stain finish?

that thing is sex with a headstock.

exactly the guitar i am talking about........i need this thing
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