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Why not a Telecaster?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Omar, Feb 14, 2019 at 4:56 AM.

  1. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    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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  2. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Terra Incognito
    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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  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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  4. balston11

    balston11 Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 8, 2013
    Preston UK
    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

    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    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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  6. JB74

    JB74 Strat-Talker

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    Mar 22, 2018
    Australia
    Dead easy.

    Strats look sexy.

    Tele's look like snow shovels.
     
  7. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Bruised ribs...

    Only the modern new fangled things, made since the 1980s, the proper ones have 21. :)
     
  8. perttime

    perttime Strat-Talker

    497
    May 4, 2015
    Finland
    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

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    I like the look of both. Both are sexy to me ;)

    :D
     
  10. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    Maybe this one.
    Well, it could be the tremolo bridge that makes it easier to manipulate several strings at once.
     
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  11. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You definitely need to get out more...:D
     
  12. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It makes it easier to put everything out of tune. ;)
     
  13. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    Yeah, I've been in a bad mood for long, and rarely have touch my guitars :(
     
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  14. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    lol now we are talking :p
     
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  15. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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  16. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
    Marbella, Spain
    Strings & Shoulders LOL

    Brilliant idea but it doesn't work for me. I shake my shoulders often while playing lol
     
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  17. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 21, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
    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:
     
  18. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    and don't forget...

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  19. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 9, 2017
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