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For the life of me I don’t understand this Tele

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by burntfrijoles, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. Ian111

    Ian111 TDPRI Member

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    It still looks better and classier than any of the newer designs.
     
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  2. RobRiggs

    RobRiggs Tele-Meister

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    That, my friend, is hideous :confused: :)
     
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  3. zeke54

    zeke54 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I agree with you on contrast ... the black on black just doesn't do anything for me .
     
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  4. Dik Ellis

    Dik Ellis Tele-Meister

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    My dream Tele has a single coil in the bridge, and a P-90 in the neck.
     
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    Had an original 1974 tele custom in black love the look.
    Makes me think of 50s car oozes cool. And Keef is never wrong
     
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    Black on Black with Maple worked well for Keef in the 70s! 0402C415-7A7F-4E6E-87E3-68788A841F0B.jpeg
     
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  7. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Friend of Leo's

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    I had a Tele Custom like that in the 70's and quite liked it. My only electric guitar before I acquired it had been a Les Paul for many years, so the layout of the Custom's controls required no relearning as they're the same as on a Les Paul. And I could twang with it when I wanted to.

    Soon after though, I fell in love with my first Strat. I learned the joy of turning up the amp and riding the volume on the guitar with my pinky. I fell in love with the clarity of single coils. Today Strat and Tele are my workhorse guitars - one volume, one tone - simple :).
     
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    Chicken Curry Tele-Meister

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    If you're going to have a 70's guitar you might as well have a 70's GUITAR.
     
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  9. radiocaster

    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    I really like 70s designs, for example Gibson Marauders and other weird Gibsons, weird Gretsches, Rickenbacker 430, that type of thing.
     
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    If the the circuit is properly grounded and spurious RFI is shunted to ground the difference should be virtually the same. Having said that.. The sound "delta" is going to be a bit greater going from a solid body->hollow-body (should get a bit more sustain and more harmonics) than going between like bodies. It's hard to compare sounds but one would use a spectrum analyzer with freeze frame feature...a picture is worth a thousand words.
     
  11. Rance Miller

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    i had one of them the humbuckers were crap but with a real good amp you can squeeze some descent sound out of it, the main thing for me was i love how it played .it played as well or better than any Gibson Les Pauls ive owned.
     
  12. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I really like the Customs and the Deluxes. Some of the nicer CBS designs IMHO.
     
  13. braveheart

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    yes,weird...when you like the classic Tele...

    the more I look at it,the more I want to get rid of the pg and three knobs
     
  14. burntfrijoles

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    Yes. Get rid of the “Florida peninsula” and the most of the plastic around the pickup selector. I don’t care whether it’s translucent, burst or solid color. I think it’s better to “show a little skin.”
     
  15. pippoman

    pippoman Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    I had a natural with a pearloid guard. It was a great guitar, but I traded even for a LP Black Beauty. I never got over Teles and bought an American Std. to scratch my itch. I actually preferred the sound of my single coils to those humbuckers, but a lot of folks aren’t with me on that. Back in those days only one guitar was allowed, or so I thought. But yeah, that guard is too much.
     
  16. pippoman

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    Agreed
     
  17. hdvades

    hdvades Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    One could always just buy an SG or LP. Yeah it's not shaped like a Tele but...
     
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    Drew617 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Yep! Probably blasphemy around here, but I can’t abide numberless knobs. I have a bunch of witch hats in my bin that go I everything that isn’t Gibson-ish.
     
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    I love the look. I have a Deluxe. I dabbled with Les Pauls and soon realised I was a Fender player through and through. So it's a great way to introduce a totally different flavour to my arsenal and still be comfortable with it.

    I wouldn't have it as my only Tele but I have a more "traditional" style Tele so to have another option I wanted something which is a Tele but then almost as far away from a Tele as you can go. To be honest, to me the Deluxe is barely a Tele. Still a great guitar. But as for the looks and the pick guard in particular? I love it. Many others do. Many don't. Just the way life is!
     
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