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Why not a Telecaster?

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  1. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

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    In this interview, Mark Knopfler reveals his 1961 Stratocaster that he used for Sultans of Swing. In the video, he demonstrates the easiness of manipulating 2-3 strings at once. He also used bridge pickup.



    Stratocaster and Telecaster are 22 frets and 22.5" scale, right? If both had the same pickups and strings gauge, wouldn't both sound the same?

    I'm just wondering :D
     
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    Guy Named Sue Professor of Advanced Sarcasm Strat-Talk Supporter

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    A 6 saddle bridge vs 3 saddle changes the character a lot if you ask me. And the bridge pickup on a Tele is a different beast than a bridge on strat
     
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    25½" scale and preferably 21 frets.
     
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    99% of the guitars character comes from the pickups and electronics hence teles and strats sound different as do strats with different pickups or circuitry.
     
  5. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Some models come with 6 saddles. Let's say both have the same bridge pickup. What would make Strat preferable over Tele?

    I thought that both have 22 frets.
     
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    Dead easy.

    Strats look sexy.

    Tele's look like snow shovels.
     
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    Bruised ribs...

    Only the modern new fangled things, made since the 1980s, the proper ones have 21. :)
     
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    Typically different pickup combinations, too.
    Many seem convinced that the tele bridge plate affects sound. So does the vibrato bridge of a strat.
     
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  9. Omar

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    I like the look of both. Both are sexy to me ;)

    :D
     
  10. Omar

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    Maybe this one.
    Well, it could be the tremolo bridge that makes it easier to manipulate several strings at once.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You definitely need to get out more...:D
     
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    It makes it easier to put everything out of tune. ;)
     
  13. Omar

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    Yeah, I've been in a bad mood for long, and rarely have touch my guitars :(
     
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  14. Omar

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    lol now we are talking :p
     
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    Strings & Shoulders LOL

    Brilliant idea but it doesn't work for me. I shake my shoulders often while playing lol
     
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    Teles are very comfortable with the arm relief and tummy cut installed. Mine that I have done that too beat the Strat for sheer body hugging playability. If they have that option there absolutely perfect.
    What is uncomfortable is some pointy guitars if you plan on playing sitting down.

    Besides Muddy Waters and Jimmy Page played a Tele and that’s enough endorsements for me....:thumb:
     
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    and don't forget...

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