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My oddball telecaster/amp pairing.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by John Backlund, Apr 23, 2021.

  1. John Backlund

    John Backlund Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    Being a known oddball myself, perhaps it won't be that much of a surprise that I almost always play my tele through a Boss acoustic amplifier, even though a bunch of very capable alternative guitar amps are stacked in close proximity.

    The telecaster...ok, quite normal so far, right?
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    But the amp...a 120 watt Boss Acoustic Singer Pro...
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    Soundclips!
     
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    Is it possible you've strategically hidden a sound hole beneath the pick guard?
     
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  6. That Cal Webway

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    Love it!!

    Sometimes I'll play my telecaster and Stratocaster through the acoustic setting of my Katana, since I'm a clean player.
     
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    I have enjoyed the sound of my electric guitar through a Fender Acoustasonic Junior acoustic guitar amp. And "keyboard amps", and powered PA speakers, and into a mixing board. Clean tones, nowhere to hide!
     
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    My hollowbody electrics are all equipped with a piezo bridge. This gives them a quasi-acoustic voice that sounds great through my Fishman Loudbox Artist. Should I want a more "electric" sound, a Boss FDR-1 pedal does the trick, getting sounds that are good approximations of a Deluxe Reverb. It's an all around tonal win-win!
     
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    I've seen teles into acoustic amps a lot. Acoustic amps sometimes become the guest amp. I've played tele and strat through fishman amps while sitting in.
     
  10. Scooter91

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    I've found a tele sounds pretty good through my Peavey keyboard amp. Squeaky clean fun..
     
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    Thanks for that. I just gave it a try on both the Marshall acoustic amp and the Katana head on the acoustic setting. By golly I think you're on to something. Sweet and clean with no treble bite. Very nice. Not ready to get rid of my acoustic but I can think of lots of uses for that tone.

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  12. Ed Storer

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    OP @John Backlund doesn't mention any pedals that he's using to play a Tele through an acoustic amp. I would imagine that a "voicing pedal" like the Joyo American Sound would be a minimum to keep the sound from being too "sterile". I haven't tried it myself, because I have small bass amp setup that I use for acoustic and an Allen Sweet Spot tube amp for my electric guitars.
     
  13. John Backlund

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    I use an ancient DigiTech RP-50 that I bought it at a pawnshop probably ten years ago. I think I might have paid $25 for it. It's pretty much all I need.
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    The amp has a pretty decent built-in reverb in both the vocal and guitar channels, as well as a couple other effects that I never use.

    I use the RP-50 for a couple of occasional goofy effects as well as a deep guitar tremolo, for one example, an ethereal version the the Everly Brothers 'All I Have To Do Is Dream'.
     
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  14. John Backlund

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    I also have a DigiTech Mosaic 12 string effect pedal that I probably have twenty minutes of fooling around with before I just said "Screw it, this ain't doing it for me" as far as simulating a 12 string guitar sound, so I just went out and bought a $3000 Taylor and got it over with.

    Fortunately, the 12 string Taylor sounds exactly like a 12 string guitar, so even though it was somewhat expensive, it gets the job done.

    Now, I need to ditch that Mosaic effects pedal, so off to eBay and Reverb it will soon go.
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