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05-09-2004 09:42 PM
kickz28 Teles are awesome!! I am currently building one: http://s92621507.onlinehome.us
05-08-2004 07:40 PM
EnigmaUV7
Re: Basic question about Telecasters

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Originally Posted by jippy
IOMG, the stock bridge PU was so shrill I thought I'd crack their windows!
You mean you don't love that sound??! I love the slice of the Fender Tele bridge pickups, if you put a generic "Heavy Metal" distortion humbucker in a Tele that would take away a lot from its appeal to me. I have a Carvin and Charvel for that type of sound any way........at least keep single coils in it IMO to get the best out of it.
03-16-2004 12:35 PM
jim777
Re: Did someone say Tele?

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Originally Posted by TeleMark
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tezifon
the best tele tone i know is mike stern, man, he use humbuckers, but it sound awesome live, changing from total jazzy tones and adding power with the bridge pickup when its needed

so, he likes to play some moments fast has hell
Stern now plays a Yamaha Pacifica Stern model Tele-ish guitar. I think his main Tele was stolen...

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Plenty of good Tele talk at www.telecaster.com

TeleMark
Mike almost never plays the Yamahas, which are truly excellent guitars, IMHO. I believe his current main Tele has a 1950 Broadcaster neck on a custom body.

jim
03-16-2004 11:16 AM
syxxstring I use one of the Yamaha Pacifica "super tele's" Its a great playing/sounding guitar.
I put a Rio Grande Muye Grande pickup in the bridge. Rumor has it thats what Billy Gibbons uses in a lot of his tele's. The Rio Grande pups dont get a lot of press but are great sounding pups.
03-16-2004 10:07 AM
darren wilson Don't forget another major heavy Tele player: Tom Morello.

A lot of the tracks he recorded with Rage Against The Machine and now with Audioslave were his Tele.
03-16-2004 09:40 AM
screamndemon69 i just picked up a Fender American Standard Tele (NOS- at a REALLY GREAT PRICE w/ ALL THE CASE CANDY!!!) and i'm still getting use to it as i have lots of "super strats/ Jem" style guitars. i used it at a gig recently and i got LOTS of compliments on the tone - the guitar is totally stock. i am putting a stainless mirrored pickguard on it very shortly. i like having something with a different feel and tone than all my other guitars. my main axe as of late has benn a Wolfgang std trem and i think my Tele and one of my Ibanez guitars are my live "main three" to use for different feels and song styles. it is a very well made guitar and stays in tune wonderfully. good luck finding the one for you!
03-16-2004 01:32 AM
TeleMark
Did someone say Tele?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tezifon
the best tele tone i know is mike stern, man, he use humbuckers, but it sound awesome live, changing from total jazzy tones and adding power with the bridge pickup when its needed

so, he likes to play some moments fast has hell
Stern now plays a Yamaha Pacifica Stern model Tele-ish guitar. I think his main Tele was stolen...

If you want bang for your buck, check out the MIM Classic series. Great wood, decent electronics. I've got a 50s classic that I love. If you're used to a Wizard neck, it'll take some getting used to (7.5" radius, vintage wire), like a baseball bat. Great feel.

Duncan has a great line of Tele pickups. The Nocaster is a great tone, and the Donohue is also a favorite. If you think stock Tele pickups are shrill, throw some Bardens in there. Serious icepick.

Plenty of good Tele talk at www.telecaster.com

TeleMark
03-13-2004 11:47 PM
Tezifon the best tele tone i know is mike stern, man, he use humbuckers, but it sound awesome live, changing from total jazzy tones and adding power with the bridge pickup when its needed

so, he likes to play some moments fast has hell
03-12-2004 04:37 PM
jim777 I went to a big music store last Sunday and played about 20 Teles. I really fell hard for a rosewood boarded Highway 1 model, and I keep thinking about going back and getting it. I have no need for it, but that's never stopped a GAS attack before Teles are great guitars.

jim
03-12-2004 03:39 AM
jem777az I love Tele's too. I currently have two, a Richie Kotzen Signature and a Fender American Std. Both have Dimarzio Twang King PU in the neck. The Kotzen has a Dimarzio Chopper T in the bridge and the American Std. has a Fast Track T in the bridge.

Either the Chopper T or the Fast Track T are great bridge PU's for Tele's IMO. Both are slightly higher output than a standard tele bridge PU, but still retain that "Twang" that Tele's are famous for. Although the Chopper T has slightly more "Twang" than the Fast Track does. Check 'em out.
03-11-2004 07:30 PM
Two hands31
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Originally Posted by power freak
I love teles. Especially the neck pickups, IMO one of the best sounds in a guitar!!! Although some of the stock bridge pickups are horrible!! I played a 'modded' one with after market pickups and was amazed though Only if I could get one with a floyd rose
Schecter will build you one
03-11-2004 06:45 PM
power freak I love teles. Especially the neck pickups, IMO one of the best sounds in a guitar!!! Although some of the stock bridge pickups are horrible!! I played a 'modded' one with after market pickups and was amazed though Only if I could get one with a floyd rose
03-02-2004 03:17 PM
phlame i hate tele's i would at least buy a strat
02-02-2004 10:41 PM
Petie I'm a huge fan of Seymour Duncan's Quarter Pounder telecaster pickups. They sound huge, and are very responsive to volume control changes. I use mine for full-on metal as well as clean blues, just by turning down the volume and switching to both pickups.
02-02-2004 10:18 PM
pinto79 I have a 1992 MIM Tele, with top-load bridge and poplar body... It's still my #1, desipte many other "Better" guitars.

I routed mine for dual humbuckers and dumped a pair of EMG's in it (81 bridge, 85 Neck)

Sounds wicked...
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