- Dec 21, 2004
- central ky
yes you need a tele deluxe.
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They look and sound awesome…
Actually, you need a “standard” Telecaster, a 60’s “Custom Telecaster”, a 69 Thinline, a 72 Telecaster Custom, a 72 Thinline and a 72 Deluxe.
Me too!Damn, glad you got out of that deal alright.
Curious how you liked the neck on the Deluxe since you had played it a bit.
I agree, definitely want to add a HB to go with the Tele. I've been through so many HB guitars, not sure which direction to go. The Tele is making me happy right now, I want to just ride out that vibe I've caught with this one, but I dont really have a backup for it right now.Since you did ask, I'd keep the PRS since you have a Telecaster. I have a Korean SE and it's a very good guitar, especially for the money I paid, $260 several years ago. I think anybody that actually uses a guitar should have a single coil guitar and a humbucker guitar if the funds allow it.
I am fortunate to have a MIM Telecaster and a US Telecaster but I recently bought a Squier Classic Vibe Thinline Telecaster and I am very surprised how good it is for the money. I paid $368 for mine but later found a great deal from ProAudioStar. $279...https://www.proaudiostar.com/squier...ter-thinline-natural-w-maple-fingerboard.html
I would send mine back and buy this one, but I can't find a thing wrong with it, so I feel like that's kind of cheating , and sending back gear that isn't damaged will cost us all in the long run.
Do it, it's nice to have another road to travel.A simple question, that I'm sure will have many answers!
A little backstory; I never owned a proper Tele, and when I finally did get one, it was a Nashville Power Telecaster (not proper at all, haha, had the Piezo bridge, etc) and I couldnt get along with it and promptly sold it. Then, I swore off ALL Tele's! A few years have gone by, and I had the Tele itch again as I was watching different players and getting into playing different styles of music myself. So I traded a few guitars and came out with a Road Worn 50's Tele and I loooooooove it! It's changed my whole approach to guitar and what I'm wanting out of an instrument. I feel like myself on the Tele, I'm playing in ways I didn't think I could play. That said, it's inspiring! And of course I want another
That brings in the question. It's only been a short time since I've had the Road Worn, but my other main guitar (a PRS SE Custom 24) isn't doing anything for me anymore. I have a chance to trade this for a 2008 72 RI with Tremolo (pictured). I'm primarily playing worship, and at my core, I identify as a hard rocker style wise. Would adding the Tele with Humbuckers (and essentially losing a solid HB guitar) be an asset, or overkill? What I want in a second guitar is a backup to the main guitar (the Road Worn) but also something different enough tonally to have another option, but still maintain the same vibe.
Hey, have you considered a PRS S2 Starla? The pickups are amazing - Gretsch/Tele-like chime, vintage styling with the Bigsby for subtle tremolo, yet PRS innovation and dependability. I might be looked down on for saying this but my Starla gets way more play time than my Am Std Tele, and let me tell you, I really love my Tele. The PRS covers much more territory though, and is a P&W machine!Thanks, really liking it! All around its surprising me. Chunkiest neck I've ever played but its feeling very comfortable!
I agree about the HB in a Tele concept, seems slightly off base and might be better served with an LP style, which I am thinking about in terms of a PRS replacement, maybe even a PRS singlecut, but I haven't really found a singlecut I dig (besides the Tele of course). Keeping my options open but wanted to possibly jump on this Deluxe because it does check some boxes for me
If you like big strat headstocks and HBs, but want them in a Tele format, definitely go for a Deluxe. Here is my '74. These WRHB pickups sound amazing and together with 1 meg pots, they are really something else. Brighter and more articulate than usual HBs, more powerful than the single coils. Neck is quite narrow though but I get used to it quite fast after switching from a Tele.I actually like the big ol' Strat headstock on a Tele! But it's different for sure. And I was kind of thinking the same thing, that if I added another Tele right now, it would have to be something quite different, which the Deluxe does I think.
Maybe. But the cleanish and crunchy blues tones I get from my Deluxe are amazing. Just played it todaywhich I always think of as a punk rock or “whatever, as long as it growls” group. If there’s any iconic tele deluxe usage, it’s probably being put through a rectifier at festival volume, it’s probably Warped tour, and it’s probably 2004 again.
The AV2s are reportedly pretty good, so those are always an option if an unspoiled original is unobtainable.if they are close to the originals
Humbuckers are proof that God loves you and wants you to rock.