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Heavy Metal Tele?

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

  1. Carzee

    Carzee Tele-Afflicted

    Yes. You pack a EQ pedals.. which can take a lot of work to work well, but when it does -Wow!

    Here's a post elsewhere advising me on which EQ to buy:

    "If you are looking for something different then try
    * ParaEQ > Dist> GraphicEQ> Amp*.
    Set paraEq with a deep notch CUT @ 400Hz. GraphicEQ with a full cut at 1kHz."

    ...and thats what its about -"looking for something different".

  2. Tarnisher

    Tarnisher Friend of Leo's

    Apr 12, 2008
    Forget John 5- this kid plays metal on a classic looking Tele! Very fun! Thanks I.P.L.!

  3. Carzee

    Carzee Tele-Afflicted

    ! [more coffee pls]

  4. Verne Bunsen

    Verne Bunsen Tele-Holic

    Nov 29, 2008
    Sonoran Desert
    This one gets down heavy when I tell it to. SD Hot Lead Stack in the bridge and Full Shred in the neck with 4-way switching and push-pull coil cut. She's versatile :D


  5. 63dot

    63dot Friend of Leo's

    Like mentioned before, the John 5 is cool.

    In the early 80s, a '78 tele with Duncan 1/4 pounders did the job for hard rock/metal. Lots of gain and midrange. The sustain was unreal.

    Later on the in the mid-90s, I used a '90 Am. Std with the flat pole pieces and standard extra gain and midrange that it has over older traditional teles. The heavier saddle pieces added some sustain. It almost had the metal power that the other tele with the Duncans had. The very flat fretboard and fatter frets made for easy bending and very fast playing.

    Neither of these guitars were remotely twangy, but more like a humbucker with just a tad of treble. Through a Marshall stack, MOSFET or JCM, the Am. Std tele kept up easily with a stock Les Paul Custom. They sounded like the same guitar when we recorded or gigged with them on the treble pups. Of course, the Custom had more low end on the neck pup but for metal and punk, it was high volume and the treble pup.

  6. __HM__

    __HM__ TDPRI Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I use my Tele special with a Duncan Hotrail in the bridge for my nu-metal band. Sounds better than alright. :)

    EDIT: Aaaaand, I just realized I found this thread on Google, and it's a year old. Sorry for the bump! :p

  7. chipbutty24

    chipbutty24 Friend of Leo's

    Oct 16, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    This is beautiful! You are a real artist Ron.

  8. ReIgnition

    ReIgnition Tele-Meister

    Jul 8, 2009
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  9. stantheman

    stantheman Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 10, 2003
    White Mountains
    There was another one that I haven't seen since the Early 90's.
    It was a thinline Tobacco Burst w/ Rosewood Board and two uncovered PAF's.
    They were around less than six months.
    Very very light in weight.
    And I believed they ALSO said "HMT" on the Headstock.
    I haven't seen one in eons.
    And - I though they looked BEAUTIFUL.
    No pointy headstock - maybe a Strat-shaped peghead...
    Shoulda grabbed one when I had the chance because they may have been tons of fun with Princetons and Deluxes.
    He who hesitates must change his underwear. :D:lol::eek:

  10. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 12, 2010
    Norman, OK
    That is sweeter than cherry pie!

  11. tbm1967

    tbm1967 TDPRI Member

    Mar 4, 2010
    Ottawa Canada
    Hows this for a heavy metal Teles?

    Attached Files:

  12. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 12, 2010
    Norman, OK
    Well, I guess it is shielded.

  13. 68 Shovelhead

    68 Shovelhead Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 1, 2008
    My favorite Tele's are traditional, but I do love hot rod Tele's. I have an '86 Contemporary Tele, mine is the HH model in Burgandy Mist. Awesome player, one of the best necks I've ever played. The guitars coming out of Japan in the 80's were unsurpassed.

    Here's a short list of what I'd love to have...

    Charvel Model 7
    Kramer Mick Mars Tele (single humbucker)
    Flathead Tele (didn't seem like those were around very long)
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  14. starjag

    starjag Tele-Meister

    Mar 1, 2009
    Wow! Mahog body, maple cap, and maple neck with ebony fretboard?

  15. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 12, 2010
    Norman, OK
    Yeah, that thing is sick! I'm doin' one.

    ... sick? ... I can't believe I just posted that ... must be the RK Tele. I still love it.

  16. Derekc51133

    Derekc51133 NEW MEMBER!

    Jun 30, 2016
    Joe Duplantier from Gojira uses a tele and it sounds amazing

  17. bloomz

    bloomz Tele-Holic

    Humbuckers AND a Floyd - MIJ Contemporary Tele - with 7's in the background - lol

  18. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Nov 18, 2010
    Funny that nobody mentioned Jimmy Page used a Telecaster that Jeff Beck gave him on most of the tracks of the first bunch of Led Zeppelin albums. That would have been the beginning of Heavy Metal music.

  19. adamsappel

    adamsappel Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Jun 8, 2008
    I have a 1983 MIK Squier HM3 Telecaster. It has a Floyd Rose and DiMarzio pickups.


  20. TuffyKohler

    TuffyKohler TDPRI Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    This is truly metal... Copper topped


    And a new take on a tele intended for some shredding

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