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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by sergiomajluf, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. sergiomajluf

    sergiomajluf Tele-Meister

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    Sep 26, 2015
    Santiago, Chile
    Add models and descriptions at will

    Tele: twangy and barbwire
    Strat: bell chime
    Les Paul: Fat and warm
    Jaguar?
    335?
    SG?
    Rickenbacker?
     
  2. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2012
    Sydney
    Gretsch - gretschy. Actually try twangy bell.
     
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  3. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2012
    Sydney
    Rickenbacker - jangle
     
  4. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2012
    Sydney
    335 - rich and full
     
  5. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2012
    Sydney
  6. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    Rickenbacker: squishy
    SG: flatulent
    335: vociferous
    Jaguar: nutty
    Strat: bendy
    Les Paul: diaphanous
    Tele: spikey
     
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  7. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    59
    Jun 7, 2016
    Smyrna georgia
    Strat-squeaky
    Paul- mid muddy
    330-5-9-woody, airy
    Tele -harsh

    Anything else falls somewhere in between two other most similar models really
     
  8. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

    Feb 19, 2015
    TooFarFromCanada
    • Tele: Brass barbwire (twisting into smiles when you bend gray effort across scored maple)
    • Strat: Sproingy glass bells (swooning velvet waves)
    • Les Paul: Chewy cherry smoke (from a menacing midget)
    • Jaguar: Silence. (Had the world's worst years ago, and can't go back there.)
    • 335: Liquid copper (in nasal envelopes)
    • SG: Bobcats (tearing out of their pillowcases)
    • Rickenbacker: Winter shards (in a summer shower)
    • Jazzmaster: The play of a mutt (who has every good gene in it, in perfect balance)
    • Gretsch: Stained-glass colors (scratching down a gravel road)
    • Gretsch baritone: Cellos (dancing)
    • Vintage Gibson acoustic: Yellowgold bird-trills (with muddy knees)
    • Vintage Martin acoustic: Irish Whiskey (held up to the setting American sun)
     
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  9. Ebidis

    Ebidis Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    52
    Jun 27, 2016
    Alabama
    Tele: anything I want

    Strat: anything I want

    Les Paul: anything I want

    I can make any guitar sound the way I want, because I have knobs on my guitars, and amps, and pedals.
     
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  10. SecretSquirrel

    SecretSquirrel Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Jul 2, 2015
    PNW USA
  11. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2012
    Sydney
    For the synaesthets

    Tele - silver
    Gretsch - orange
    Rickenbacker- blue
    Sg - red
    335 - brown
    Strat - grey
     
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  12. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    Can you make them sound like a crowded farmers' market on a rainy Saturday?
     
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  13. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2012
    Sydney
    The sound of a Dalai Lama chanting on the side of Everest?
     
  14. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    The sound of a '53 Chrysler driving on a dirt road in Kentucky?
     
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  15. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jaguar = Tinky Winky:

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  16. Ebidis

    Ebidis Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    52
    Jun 27, 2016
    Alabama
    Within reason.

    My point was that I've been playing a long time, I have a lot of experience, and I don't necessarily subscribe to the notion that a particular guitar has to sound a particular way. There is a lot of EQ variation from knobs and switches on the guitar amp and pedals.
     
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  17. jhundt

    jhundt Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    64
    Mar 23, 2003
    Netherlands
    I never could tell one guitar from another. Back in the 70's everybody is listening to records, saying "oh man, listen to that Les Paul!" And I'm thinking "I don't hear anything about a Les Paul. I just hear a guitar."

    Now it's 100 times as crazy: "listen to those P-90's... or are they Lollars? Is it a mahogany body, or am I hearing carved maple in there?". I still can't tell. It's just a guitar.

    BTW - same with amps.
     
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  18. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    I can often tell if it's a single-coil guitar. I can tell when it's a Strat with pickups on position 2 or 4. I can usually hear if a guitar is on the neck pickup. That's about it.
     
  19. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2012
    Sydney
    To be fair, like most people I hear the difference when I’m playing them and then the strat quack or a Tele twang or maybe a gretsch. But then again maybe not.
     
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