OK, I'm Just Not a Tele Guy

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by raysachs, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. Recce

    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    It is kind of interesting what folks notice. I have come to like the Telecasters better but the strap on the Stratocaster is comfortable and I think fits it well. That it doesn’t have strap locks is just kind of a fluke. The red and the black in the strap on the Stratocaster just looks good on it. I actually have a couple leather straps laying around I might have to try them.
     
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  2. Ducerro

    Ducerro Tele-Holic

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    I'm an options guy - I gotta have two of everything. I have two Strats, two Teles, two Basses, and a single Gretsch. I had a second Gretsch ordered to "complete the collective", but it was damaged in shipping and I'm still waiting on the dealer to either refund my money or ship me another - but that's another story...
     
  3. guitarsophist

    guitarsophist Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    No wiggle stick? You must go listen to James Wilsey's album El Dorado. That cured me of wanting my strat to be decked. It's spaghetti Western music for aliens. Hardtail is for teles. Strats should go wow-wow-wow-wow. :)

    My Casino has a Bigsby of course.

    However, I am being opinionated and subjective. You should have your strat any way you want it. But James Wilsey is worth a listen.
     
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  4. raysachs

    raysachs Friend of Leo's

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    Don’t get me wrong - I don’t have any moral or musical objection to a tremolo - I love what other people can do with them. I’ve just never been able to do anything useful with them. I’ve tried a number of times over the years - I just can’t use em... So now I go for really stable strats...
     
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    I have an ‘18 FSR Blonde MIM with the reversed controls. It fights me a bit but rewards aggressive hard playing. I put a Twisted Tele neck in it, and it almost sounds better than my ‘12 American Standard Strat.
     
  7. NBS2005

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    It's good to know what you like.

    I have a Tele with a pair of TV Jones pups, an Esquire CV with a beautiful Strat maple neck, and a neckless MIJ Strat. It took a while, but I just love how Tele's play; I can clamp my hand on that bridge and just go to town.

    I've tracked down another neck for the Strat. We'll see how it goes. Love the neck pup tone, just don't like the right hand position as much.
     
  8. KT89

    KT89 Tele-Meister

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    I'm not a tele guy either. I could take em or leave em and if I had to start all over right now on guitars my #1 might be anything.



    But you can pry the tele in my avatar out of my COLD DEAD HANDS.
     
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  9. alnico357

    alnico357 Tele-Afflicted

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    I bought a Telecaster and joined this forum but I am a humbucker guy, specifically a Carvin humbucker guy.
     
  10. telepraise

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    Ray, you do realize this is a "tele" forum?

    It's OK, we still love you (Hey, somebody's gotta play those strats)

    …Till quack do us part
     
  11. Old Plank

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    I'm exactly the opposite!, smack me in the head if I ever start fawning over another Strat here ... I've had several Strats over the years, and still am attracted to them, but I've always gone back to Teles, guess they just feel like "home." Also, my natural right hand position causes me to forever hit the middle Strat pickup with my pick, I was wondering, do Strat people ever put a hotter pickup in the middle and lower the height, to remedy that?
     
  12. raysachs

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    Of course. So I figured if I was gonna be around and have to occasionally mention that I don't OWN ONE, I should probably explain myself. I like 'em but I don't play 'em. And, thus, I don't own 'em...
     
  13. boris bubbanov

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    Ray, you're a troublemaker. We always need those.

    You got me thinking about a friend of mine who picks up one of my Teles, plays a complete circle around me, then puts it down and tells me "Bubba, I'm just not a Tele guy".

    Grrrr.
     
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  14. raysachs

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    Nah, man, if I was a troublemaker, I'd try to convince you of why YOU'RE not a tele guy even though you think you are. I wouldn't do that - we like what we like. And I absolutely stone cold guaran-damn-TEE that I wouldn't play circles around anybody before proclaiming my non-tele-ness... This thread was mostly intended to be the first pre-emptive whack in the head before I start thinking about some future next tele.

    If I'm smart there won't be a next tele, because I've repeated this pattern too often, even with a tele I really loved.

    I'm not smart. So I might have to go back and read this to remind myself someday...
     
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    TeleTucson Tele-Afflicted

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    Don't get me wrong - I enjoy strats and teles, and own both. But Ray, we're here to counsel and help. It's the girl in the red dress. Really ... if you stick with us, we can help you recover from this momentary lapse in rational behavior and get you back to the appreciation of the tap root of the electric guitar experience - the unadulterated, pure enjoyment of the solid, basic Tele. :)
     
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  16. Bluetelecaster

    Bluetelecaster Tele-Holic

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    Don't feel too bad. I play banjo:(
     
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    NewKid Tele-Afflicted

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    6B6B8E5F-4D52-4CF8-AACB-2E00536859BF.jpeg Ray, when you start feeling seller’s remorse you are welcome to my RW50s Tele. It has Glendale brass compensated saddles and a bone nut. The Squier Tele Deluxe is not for sale.

    I was just telling my wife that I am one with my acoustic guitar, mandolin, and ukulele, meaning I’m satisfied with just having one of each type of instrument.

    However, I have three Teles, a Strat, Jazzmaster, and Bass and trying to sort out which one is me. So I congratulate you on your epiphany about Strats and hope to get to my own one day. So far I’m enjoying the journey,
     
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  18. Ron R

    Ron R Friend of Leo's

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    I always knew there was something OFF about you, and not just the living near Philly thing... :lol:
     
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  19. telepraise

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    Since it's confession time: I'm planning another tele partscaster now, and it's going to have, get this, a belly cut and an arm bevel (gasps from the gallery). It'll also have a curly maple cap with a 3 color sunburst to match my archtop and mandolin. Blasphemy abounds. At least I don't play banjo (yet)
     
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  20. PigBoy

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    Then good day to you sir...
    I SAID GOOD DAY!
     
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