Strat vs. Tele

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by unam45, Aug 30, 2019.

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  1. misterwogan

    misterwogan Senior Stratmaster

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    Tele is proper working class. Les Paul is working class done-well. Strat is public-school posh.
     
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    Andrew Wasson Senior Stratmaster

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    The thing is, he's not wrong. My mum is English and both my inlaws are English. Telley... That means Television, as in what's on the telley? Anything decent?
     
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    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Yup... Telephone is simply "phone". Never heard anyone in the US refer to it as the "Telly" until now.
     
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    misterwogan Senior Stratmaster

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    It's just "Telly".

    Having said that, younger people in the UK are saying "TV" and are starting each sentence with "So" and littering their speech with "Like" and "Obviously" and "Basically". The end is nigh!
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Platinum Supporting Member

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    Let me help you with that GAS... TELE1-A sm2.jpg
     
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    It's just a matter of time. Is that one yours?
     
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    Really love the finish on this.
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Platinum Supporting Member

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    Yes. I love the Pearly Gates pup on it. The other is a 59. Both Seymour Duncans. It has the belly cut and it is an arch top. Fender makes these every so often over the years. This one is a 2016. I know they did a run last year but I do not know if they did so this year. They started these at the Korean factory and then moved production to Indonesia. The thing I do not like is the really flat fretboard. I think it is something like 15" radius. These are set neck so no swapping.

    I still do not own a standard Tele. :( In time like you said.
     
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    Otisblove Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I think ALL guitars sound pretty much the same.
     
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    Could be... That certainly hasn’t been my experience.

    I find humbucker guitars can sound the same but I find single coil pickup guitars very much take on more of the flavour of whoever is playing. There is a sound that I can get from the bridge of a Telecaster that I can’t get from other guitars. I get a really great sound from the bridge of my Eric Johnson Strat but it’s not in the same ballpark as my Telecaster bridge.

    The only time I’ve found all guitars sound pretty much the same is when I’ve got a massive amount of overdrive/distortion and I’m oversaturating the signal. Then it doesn’t matter, single coil, P90, humbuckers... it’s all the same wall of distortion and harmonics.

    I just watched a video of @Believer7713 demoing a modular pickguard on a Strat where in about 5 minutes he can switch from Classic SSS to EMG active HS to modern SSS. The amp settings and guitar remained constant but the sound was noticeably different between the 3 sets of pickups. Check it out:
    https://www.strat-talk.com/threads/npgd-for-tone-chasers.521436/
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Thank you @Andrew Wasson I had the amp settings pretty gained up in that video too. I typically play with a hot Marshall so when I made that demo I was trying to just keep it the way I play on a daily basis. I would normally make adjustments to the settings but for the sake of time in that video, though it's pretty long anyway, it was easier to not mess with anything but the guitar itself. But that guitar can go from really classically jangly to melt your face off pretty quickly.
     
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    Yeah, no doubt, Teles have a sound all of there own especially when played clean with no distortion.
    Here's my two Fenders; an 89 modified Deluxe Nashville Tele & a 19 AmPro Syrat.
    I swapped out the original modern style bridge for the ashtray type with brass saddles. Also swapped out the original Tex-Mex tele pu's for Fender Original Vintage pu's. The middle pu on the tele is a Tex-Mex Fender Strat pu, for when Strat tones are needed on the fly.

    Fender_1989DeluxeNashvilleTele_2019AmProStrat_IMG_1216.jpg ;)
     
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    I have a Gretsch that has a 12" radius neck and it feels ok to me, no problem, but I have taken note that the neck on the FSR is 15" which is something I never played on. What are the pros and cons and what don't you like about it? It seems that when it comes to Fender theirs always one little quirk although the SD's and the belly cut on the FSR Tele are big selling points for me.
     
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    Well I don’t know if they really sound the same. What I know is if I touch ‘em, they sound the same doom notes
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Platinum Supporting Member

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    If you are used to a 12 then it probably won't feel that different. I play mostly on 9.5 so jumping to 15 I do notice. My other Tele has P90s and is 12. I am playing that more as I love the sound. So I am beginning to transition to a flatter fretboard.
     
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    I really do like it especially the dual humbuckers and what seems like the many tones it can produce. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Do they make a 1 pick up version of that ?