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Heavy Metal Tele?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by CodeBlue, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. CodeBlue

    CodeBlue Tele-Holic

    619
    Sep 21, 2006
    Southen Indiana
    I think that our beloved Tele may be one of the most "un-metal" guitars out there. That got me thinkingthat there must be at least one member here with a Heavy Metal Tele. What makes a guitar "Metal" - scalloped fingerboard, Floyd Rose, Slayer stickers, stacked or other humbuckers, pointy headstock etc.
    Post them if you've got them.
     
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  2. Lerb21

    Lerb21 Friend of Leo's

    Dec 10, 2007
    New Florence, PA
    Have you seen the John 5 Tele?

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    Fender LOVES John 5...
     

  3. Post Toastie

    Post Toastie Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 16, 2008
    California
    Slipknot plays teles also.
    and that Radiohead guy Johnny Greenwood gets a pretty nasty sound from a Tele.
     

  4. Lerb21

    Lerb21 Friend of Leo's

    Dec 10, 2007
    New Florence, PA
    Yessir the Jim Root Telecaster:

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  5. riolux

    riolux Tele-Holic

    Age:
    39
    776
    Apr 18, 2008
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Fender Japan made these before:

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    And then there is (was) the Flathead Telecaster:

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    There's also the Esquire Custom Scorpio and Celtic, but are those tele's anymore?

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  6. CodeBlue

    CodeBlue Tele-Holic

    619
    Sep 21, 2006
    Southen Indiana
    Love Those John 5 Teles, I played one of the custom shops a while ago & it was terrific ... but that headstock!
     

  7. AjayTele

    AjayTele Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 11, 2007
    Sydney, Australia
    There is of course a Telecaster which is called the HMT, which stands for Heavy Metal Tele.

    This is it:

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    Another model which sort of fits the bill is the "Contemporary Telecaster" which looks like this...

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    Both of these are Japanese Fender models.
     

  8. Josh Davis

    Josh Davis Tele-Meister

    Age:
    42
    487
    Jun 9, 2007
    Galveston, Texas

  9. ole AZ

    ole AZ Banned

    Age:
    30
    Sep 22, 2008
    Verde Valley, Arizona
    I don't go for it, but there seems to be a lot of them.
     

  10. avantnoise

    avantnoise TDPRI Member

    61
    Jul 30, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    I just bought a J5 Tele with a Warmoth neck. I love the J5 with the standard Tele style headstock. It has a Twisted Tele in the neck and a Fender Enforcer Humbucker in the Bridge. I get any sound out of this guitar From Country to Metal and everything in between.
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  11. smsuryan

    smsuryan Friend of Leo's

    you could just take a regular tele and plug in a "chainsaw overdistorted satan metal-pedal" or whatever to achieve the heavy tone...some effects are at the point where you dont here the guitar anymore, just the effect.
     

  12. surfco

    surfco Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 24, 2009
    BAJA
    If you have the right pickups, you can play wathever you want on a tele.
     
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  13. indiobravo

    indiobravo Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    51
    Mar 14, 2009
    Raleigh NC
    agreed surfco.

    I would go a step further and submit that metal is not as dependent on an actual guitar type as other music genres might be. you can do most of it all with the right pedals and amp. if you throw in a decent humbucker after that, you are all the way there.
     

  14. avantnoise

    avantnoise TDPRI Member

    61
    Jul 30, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    I hear you on this. I just enjoy the Tele Vibe no matter what I play. I have a few Tele's So I use my 74' for Country, Blues and Jazz. I use my J5 for Metal, Rock... Funk... .Blues... Jazz and Country...and yes I use different amps also.... But just love playing a Tele....



     

  15. leonard d rock

    leonard d rock Tele-Afflicted

    +1

    'you could just take a regular tele and plug in a "chainsaw overdistorted satan metal-pedal" or whatever to achieve the heavy tone...some effects are at the point where you dont here the guitar anymore, just the effect.'

    for blues and country i use a boss sd-1. for metal i use an hm-2 and an sd-1 gets the metal tone right there. humbuckers would be nice too. the jim root and the contemporary tele look great.

    btw what is a flathead tele?

    ldr
     

  16. Cuco

    Cuco Tele-Meister

    299
    Dec 31, 2008
    Florida
    It's a tele Fender made for a limited time.
    Jim Root played them before he got his signature model.

    I've been looking for one like this for several years to no avail.
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  17. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

    Age:
    71
    May 1, 2003
    Jacksonville, FL
    Oh .. . a couple...

    Ron Kirn

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  18. Tarnisher

    Tarnisher Friend of Leo's

    Apr 12, 2008
    Brooklyn
    I had a neighbor who played metal. One day we were hanging out and talking gear, and we switched guitars for a bit. I could hardly play his PRS because he had it tuned down a whole step. He said he could never shred on my Telecaster because the action was too high and the scale was too long.
     

  19. bowlfreshener

    bowlfreshener Friend of Leo's

    May 3, 2007
    Virginia, USA
    Its the player that makes the music, the guitar is just an instrument...

    I mean Ted Nugent played hard rock with this "jazz box"...
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    And while some associate Flying Vs with metal, Albert King was using them way before anybody in Judas Priest put on a pair of tight pants...
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    Thats funny, as all my guitars, including all my Teles, are tuned a step down since I like to play some heavier based rock...
     
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  20. ReIgnition

    ReIgnition Tele-Meister

    311
    Jul 8, 2009
    CT
    I have a Jim Root Tele also,

    My Mesa Boogie kicks it up a notch for the metal factor.

    I just had it strung with D'Addario EXL115's

    .011, .014, .018, .028, .038, .056

    The .056 on the Low E sounds awesome standard or detuned... of course it was the only string in the 115 set I had to swap out.

    Pinch Harmonics are just nasty on it; Nasty Good!!! No Twang here :twisted:
     

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