Confession: my tele isn't my first choice for gigging

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by bsman, May 31, 2019.

  1. EspyHop

    EspyHop Tele-Meister

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    I dig P90 tone, which is why my Teles have a 0.003uF cap. If I need wah, I’ll use a pedal.

    I had a Godin natural LGP90 and kind of wish I had kept it. It sounded great, but nothing my Teles can’t get.
     
  2. Fluddman

    Fluddman Tele-Meister

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    I love Telecasters. I've got at least six including a custom shop, a paisley, a roadworn and a heap of parts casters. I've only got one Strat and I gig with it. Go figure!
     
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  3. AJBaker

    AJBaker Friend of Leo's

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    For me the tele is still the go-to, but I would love a p90 solidbody. I had a Casino I enjoyed, but it didn't have the fret access to fit every situation, and the tele was easier to transport and move around with on stage.
     
  4. Sotakoira Musti

    Sotakoira Musti Tele-Meister

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    I’ll be honest. If I have to choose just one guitar for a gig, it would and has been this (don’t mind the Jim, it’s only a decor, not to be consumed :D):

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    As for my love for Teles, I take one with me almost every time. At least as a backup. First set is usually with Gretsch and then the second half goes with Tele. Preferably GH Rosewood.

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    A better picture without harmful substances

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  5. Ripradiant

    Ripradiant Tele-Afflicted

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    Its time for an intervention!
     
  6. Southpaw Tele

    Southpaw Tele Friend of Leo's

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    For the past couple of years, my Jazzmaster (Warmoth neck and body, standard wiring, PV 65 pickups) has been my go to #1 where I play twice a week at church. It covers a lot of ground, sonically and in the middle position is perfect for Praise and Worship stuff (along with being quiet in that position). The neck feels great to me. I love vintage frets and radius with a thin C.

    I do take my Tele about a 1/4 of the time because it can do some of the twangier and rock like stuff very well (CV BSB).

    The Jazzmaster body is way more comfortable for me, too. I may sell the body of the CV BSB and go Telemaster/Jazzcaster with the rest of the parts.


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  7. Southpaw Tele

    Southpaw Tele Friend of Leo's

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    I see nothing wrong with a decent bottle of whiskey in the shot and I just posted about playing at church! Whiskey is my favorite!


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  8. chris m.

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    P90s can yield a great sound plugged straight in, albeit with hum. IMO a stock Tele is a bit harder to dial in except maybe for country music or other super clean tones. For rock distortion it takes more effort to get the right EQ. Do-able but not as turn key as P90s or PAFs.
     
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  9. burtf51

    burtf51 Tele-Meister

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    player/guitar?
     
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    Probably something to do with the fact that I don't have an SG with P90s. I have no doubt that would be a better option.

    For me, it provides a good and fun contrast to the Telecaster and Stratocaster. Plus, I like the scale length and how light it is.
     
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  11. Paul in Colorado

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    OFF WITH HIS HEAD!!!

    As much as I love my Tele's I tend to gig the most with my Strat.
     
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    Been all over the map lately recording but if i had to translate it all into live again. Could possibly do it with Gibson Nighthawk.
     
  13. dragonfly66

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    My main gigging guitar is an LSL Topanga (named "Fate") with ash body and maple neck, which Lance says is like a Tele on Steroids. I actually have two T style guitars from LSL too.

    I love my tele, but I have to give it up to the P90s.

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  14. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    91CAE56A-BDE2-4D91-91EF-757F622C3CDF.jpeg 6C9D5862-3979-46B8-9723-1B1A9234B8E0.jpeg My main gig guitar lately- not a tele...
     
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    I have a TC-90 from 2005.

    It's a stock double cutaway with 2 Seymour Duncan P-90's.

    It rivals my '76 Tele w/ Barden's as my main guitar.

    The TC-90 has more grunt and guts...

    the '76 with the Barden's has more fidelity and clarity.

    Both are outstanding Telecaster's.
     
  16. thegeezer

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    6EB9DE9A-D6CA-492A-826F-0B06805211E4.jpeg My ‘99 Am. Std. ash Strat. I use all 5 spots on the pickup selector. Does what I need for the band I’m in.

    Tele looks lonely right now but they’re tools. I use what works.
     
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    you have no place here among us, please take the route to the exit and leave your membership card at the entrance and do not come back anymore :lol::D

    so ? .. everybody is different, there are ton on great instruments around it's about the one that makes it "click" :) go on with your number one and don't worry
     
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    this OP's post belongs in the forum called "Heretic Stake Post"
     
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    I tend to bring at least three electrics and two acoustics to every gig, and a Tele is nearly always one of the electrics.

    I have ever-shifting moods, and sometimes I select the guitars best suited for the venue, the hall size, and/or the proposed set lists.

    For our next outdoor gig, I'm already planning and scheming, at least as regards the electric guitars.

    I love to have a semi-hollow jazz-box for certain songs, and right now that's my Ibanez beastie.

    I needs me some Gibson P90's, and that means my SG Naked or my newest (the Les Paul BFG) will make the cut. Most likely the BFG.

    I'm planning on bringing one Tele, and this will be an outdoor event where two friends who each built me a Telecaster by hand will be in attendance, so I guess I'll bring both of them, the green one and the natural pine one.

    Wait, that's more than three.
    Don't judge me.
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  20. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I admire your dedication. I’m way too lazy to take more than one guitar to a gig.
     
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