Before I ask any questions, let me give you the back story Since I was 10 years old, I've learned to play drums, bass guitar and piano, but for some reason, not guitar. Fast forward to 5 years ago, and I decided I needed to record all the original songs I've always heard in my head, so I buy a computer and Logic Pro X. If it's relevant, my originals are: 1) Pop. 2) New Country/Old Country. 3) R&B. 4) Contemporary Jazz. 5) A little Rock and Roll every now and then. All I'm doing is recording demo's, and my best friend (who happens to be a lifelong guitar player with tons of gear like Dusenberg's, Les Paul's, Fender Custom Shop's, PRS', Marshall Amps, Fender Amps, Orange Amps, Axe FX II, etc.), plays all my guitar tracks. About 3 months ago I decided why not try to learn how to play a guitar, and low and behold, the one I decided would be the best one to buy first was a Telecaster I've tried the MIM Nashville, but I didn't think it had enough twang. So I tried an American Special (I liked it), a Road Worn 50's (I liked it), a 50's Baja (I liked it), and a Brad Paisley (I liked it). I'll interject here that ALL of them sounded GREAT, but the downside is how do I pick just one, as I'm ready to move on to the creative phase of guitar playing instead of trying ANOTHER Telecaster, and as I said, this Telecaster will be for recording only, not live playing (if I ever played live, I'd want a REAL guitar player ). Please note that I ONLY WANT ONE TELECASTER at this point, so please guys/dolls, don't say you can never have too many guitars!!!! Which leads me to the point of all my above babbling..................................................................... I have another friend who wants to sell me his mint condition 2012 Nashville B-Bender, and while it weighs 9 lbs. 4.8 oz., it sounds NOTHING like the MIM Nashville I tried, and it has TONS OF TWANG!!!!!!!! I'll even go out on a limb here and say that even if I NEVER use the B-Bender (which of course I will), its a GREAT sounding/playing Telecaster in its own right, and it gives ANY of the aforementioned guitars a run for their money! So the question is whether the Nashville B-Bender would cover more basses than the Paisley/50's Baja/Road Worn 50's/American Original 50's/American Special/American Standard/Professional, etc. guitars would? And btw, I LOVE playing the guitar, and I took to it like a fish in water, and I wish I would have learned to play it earlier!!!!!!!!!!