"THE" Strat sound versus "THE" Tele sound.

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Digiplay, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Boognish

    Boognish Senior Stratmaster

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    Dude....you have no idea how long I've been searching for the song Green grass and high tides...couldn't figure it out for like a month! Thanks for posting this! OUTLAWS!!!!
     
  2. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too.

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    I disagree. If it was purely subjective, Strats wouldn't sound like Strats repeatably. There has to be common through-lines to the design that lend to the sound, and those common elements can be measured.
     
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    You’re very welcome. One thing though, it’s There Goes Another Love Song. Still, it’s the Outlaws :)
     
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    Here's Green Grass and High Tides:

     
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    Seamus OReally Mr. Serious Gold Supporting Member

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    Now, I might not have believed it if I hadn’t seen it myself, but I once saw a young feller make “THE” Tele sound whilst playing a Strat. With EMGs!! Name of Vince something, fine singer, too...
     
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  6. benj

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    There’s also the difference of the Tele being a string through. The attack and feel is totally different between the two guitars. I’ve just come to the conclusion that I need both in my life :p
     
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  7. Jason D

    Jason D Senior Stratmaster

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    All I have to say is...Billy Gibbons.
     
  8. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    But Strats are also string through.
     
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  9. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Senior Stratmaster

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    I’ll suggest that strings through a trem block will sound different than through wood.
     
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  10. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Possibly, but then we get back to the question: What about a hard tail?
     
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  11. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Senior Stratmaster

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    I’m also curious about what Tele heads think on that.

    Strat springs have to add sounds and harmonics through the body.

    Why I suggested someone had to have recorded the tones they produce.

    My hardtail Strat sounds plenty Strat-like to me, especially when I engage positions 2 and 4 quack.

    The Tele does not do quack.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I think the differences in a Tele and a hard tail Strat are mostly the pickups. There really is not much else in it. Sure there is the bridge construction, but I don't really think it makes as big a difference as the pickup configuration.

    And no, the Tele does not do quack, but that's one reason I like the tele.

    I hate quack...
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  13. Chmason85

    Chmason85 Strat-Talker

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    I have a pickguard I wired up where it’s got a five way switch but the only difference is position four which is bridge and neck, so it doesn’t have the middle and neck option. Sounds killer.
     
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    I have a modern player telecaster and I can make it sound “chimey” like a strat. But the strat I have has other unique tones the telecaster couldn’t dream of.
     
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    soulman969 Senior Stratmaster

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    I guess by now I should know better than to take a position that would be considered gospel truth on TDPRI and run with it here.

    LOL.....:D

    I actually like the blend pot idea for the middle pickup. One of my Teles has a Nashville rout and my plan is to install a middle pickup and a mini-humbucker in the neck.

    A blend pot for the middle pick up as opposed to a push/pull pot to just activate it should also be on the table. I haven't done one of those yet so it should be a fun project. :)
     
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    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    Dont know about a tele(cause iam not that interested in that to know anyway) but for a strat like its been said, a neck and bridge combo usually gets you very close.Try to wire your strats with a blender pot....its not...tele specific but it gets countless variations without messing with your standard strat sounds or the look of your guitar.

    So not only it can get you the neck and bridge together but you can also vary the amount that the neck and bridge is engaged....for example you can have full on neck and full on bridge or full on neck and half the bridge on or twenty percent of the bridge on and vice versa.Nothing more versatile than a strat with a blender wiring.
     
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    Yeah I’m not too sure I haven’t had experience with a true hard tail strat nor a Nashville Tele
     
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    What you have is the standard Nashville 3 pup Tele, stock as Fender make it.

    I have a Nashville too, but mine has been really modified. For £2.50 I added a switch that allows for ALL THREE pups and also BRIDGE AND NECK pups as well. So, I get 7 sounds, same as a regular Burns Marvin. I think the Fender Noiseless pickups don't help on the Nashville from a sound point of view though.
     
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    nutball73 Senior Stratmaster

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    I can make my Les Paul sound like a Tele. does that count? And my PRS sounds like a Strat...
     
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    Agree!
    Great song and great album , one of my favorite groups
    Saw them several times