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Strats and Teles: Who has both?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by vetplus40, May 20, 2017.

  1. vetplus40

    vetplus40 Tele-Meister

    Nov 8, 2016
    Just curious who here has both Strats and Teles.

    I own both and play both, but I play sitting down and the Tele isn't as comfortable as the Strat. In addition, my Teles seem to have thicker necks and my hands seem to be better suited for the thinner necks.

    At any rate, I was just curious........:)
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  2. Krex1010

    Krex1010 TDPRI Member

    Dec 16, 2011
    I have both. I play both. I love both.
    Pickcity, JayFreddy, irie and 13 others like this.

  3. WireLine

    WireLine Tele-Holic

    Mar 23, 2003
    Midland TX

  4. igor5

    igor5 Tele-Meister

    Nov 28, 2016
    I own both and play both.
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  5. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

    I have both. Two of each, one maple FB and one rosewood FB.

    I used to play my Tele's more but now I prefer the Strat. It's more versatile and has a clarity I love. I still prefer the look and feel of a Tele. I mostly play my Tele's on the neck and middle positions.
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  6. 8barlouie

    8barlouie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    May 9, 2015
    Seekonk, MA
    It is unlawful in most states to have one and not the other. Also, it is a felony if at least one Tele does not have a single coil bridge pickup.
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  7. stratwilly

    stratwilly Tele-Meister

    Sep 1, 2016
    I am sure, that my wife would be very happy if there where only one strat and a tele in our household :lol:

  8. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    I play sitting down too,,, I find Strats slip around like a bar of soap on your lap... where as a Tele just stays put....
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  9. dkmw

    dkmw Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2016
    Florida USA
    My son has a Squier strat that I borrow whenever I want a strat fix. I can't get it to stop moving around when seated, and I hit the pickup selector constantly. When I can keep it on the neck pickup, it's a great sound I can't get from any of my teles.

    Teles sit still in my lap, and ergonomically just seem perfect for me.

  10. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 27, 2007
    What he said^^^^^

    Two Telecasters and one Strat.

    Strats suck, but I have one and that's only for it's coolness factor.

    And it sounds awesome! (Dimarzio Bluesbucker)


  11. Torz Johnson

    Torz Johnson Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 9, 2003
    I have both, and I don't have any problem adapting from one to the other. In fact (don't tell anybody) sometimes I even play a Les Paul.
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  12. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    I have a Tele, and a "long term loaner" Fender EJ Strat.
    I love my Tele, and play the Strat around the house (unplugged).
    I love the neck on the EJ.

  13. Rich724

    Rich724 Tele-Meister

    Dec 26, 2012
    Linden, MI
    I have both but they have been modified over the years. The strat and tele have replacement necks that are identical in width and radius and now have SD pups. Love them both.

  14. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Friend of Leo's

    Sep 2, 2016
    Houston, TX
    Another Strat owner here. It was my first "real" electric guitar. I only recently bought my first Tele (my second electric).

  15. This is me too. I also prefer the thicker necks. Just saying. That's why we have choices. :)
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  16. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 2, 2010
    I have both but most of the Strats are taken apart and line the parts bin.
    Played Strats for years before I discovered that Esquires cover everything better than Strats or Teles.

    Plenty of thin Tele necks around if that's what you need to get comfortable, and as others have said, a Tele stays put better when seated. Using a right angle plug on the cable might help if the straight plug is limiting your playing position. A Strat is pretty comfy laying on the couch, but get off the couch!

    I do keep giving a Strat another chance, and put one together every six months or so to try another combo of parts.

    I do play seated a lot and some of my Esquires get a second jack where the tone knob was, since I seldom use the tone control and it fills the hole, plus gets the cable off my leg when seated. Not really an issue.
    If I don't play standing up regularly it gets challenging when I do.
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  17. danlad

    danlad Tele-Meister

    Mar 24, 2015
    Here and there
    Easiest is to just mix the two with a Pawn 72
    Last edited: May 20, 2017
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  18. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Friend of Leo's

    Sep 2, 2016
    Houston, TX
    When I play sitting, I use a strap to keep the guitar securely in place.

  19. stnmtthw

    stnmtthw Friend of Leo's

    Apr 2, 2012
    New Mexico
    I have both. And a Jazzmaster. And a P-bass. And (gasp!) a couple of Epiphones. And a Martin. And even a Gretsch mandolin.

    I just like playing, and I've found that different guitars or instruments will inspire me on different days.

  20. LKB3rd

    LKB3rd Friend of Leo's

    Jan 10, 2013
    I thought everyone did


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