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How Loud is Your Tele?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Injam, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I kinda left myself wide open for that :lol:
     
  2. Wrighty

    Wrighty Friend of Leo's

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    We’ve all done it, just joking.
     
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  3. omahaaudio

    omahaaudio Friend of Leo's

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    It's an electric guitar.
     
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  4. Injam

    Injam Tele-Meister

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    What’s your point?
    The loudness of my tele surprised me, because it is an electric guitar. I thought I made that clear.
    If on the other hand and your punctuation is incorrect and you are asking “is it an electric guitar?”
    The answer is: yes. A Fender telecaster is an electric guitar.
     
  5. omahaaudio

    omahaaudio Friend of Leo's

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    At least your "fairy new Mod Shop telecaster is very loud acrostically"...
     
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  6. ZenGuitarist

    ZenGuitarist Tele-Afflicted

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    I don't know, but I can't hear them right now through the door of the room they're currently inhabiting. That's good enough for me.
     
  7. G.Rotten

    G.Rotten Tele-Afflicted

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    Vintage style bridge on yours?

    I was surprised to hear the unplugged volume difference on the same guitar when comparing a modern style bridge vs a vintage style. I prefer the feel of a modern bridge but it's hard to give up that volume/resonance when I mostly play unplugged on the couch.
     
  8. Martocaster

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    Interesting to see this thread, I’ve been thinking of asking something similar. I have a CV Tele, super light with pine body, I couldn’t believe how loud this thing is unplugged. It’s got this hollow, resonant thing going on, I half wondered if it had been hollowed out under the pickguard at first. I used to have a 335 style guitar and this Tele is louder unplugged. Is that true of all Teles or is it the light pine body that’s causing it?
     
  9. G.Rotten

    G.Rotten Tele-Afflicted

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    It's not true of all Teles. I'd say it's in part the pine body & part the vintage style bridge.
     
  10. Injam

    Injam Tele-Meister

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    Mine has three compensated brass barrel saddles. I think that’s the vintage style. That’s what you get when you choose the custom shop 51 nocaster pickups. It also has a roasted maple neck, but I don’t know if that helps make it louder.
    My telecaster is a lot louder than my Martin Stinger (Stratocaster copy).
     
  11. Injam

    Injam Tele-Meister

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    It’s so loud it’s magical. Damn autocorrects. Yeah that’s it. That or I can’t spelle.
     
  12. G.Rotten

    G.Rotten Tele-Afflicted

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    I'm sure there are many factors at play but I know first hand from swapping bridges myself on my Tele that the vintage style (like yours) makes a big difference when it comes to volume.
     
  13. Lockback

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    Same with mine. I was playing it tonight and was amazed at how loud it was acoustically.
     
  14. Injam

    Injam Tele-Meister

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    I believe the main factor is that it was made by fairies ‍♀️
     
  15. G.Rotten

    G.Rotten Tele-Afflicted

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    In boots?

    I saw them with my own two eyes!
     
  16. Ebidis

    Ebidis Tele-Afflicted

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    My Teles are probably louder than my LP's acoustically, but this one is acoustically louder than all of my other guitars.

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