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Strat+Tele Combo

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by fermingonzalez, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. fermingonzalez

    fermingonzalez TDPRI Member

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    hey guys, im in a band were we play some cage the elephant, arctic monkeys, radiohead , red hot , funky stuff etc. i am rhythm guitar, singer and so some solos. the lead guitarrist is playing an american special STRATOCASTER , and im about to buy a new telecaster. im in between a tele deluxe 72 or a usa pro hs.

    Im wondering wich one of the tele would complement better with my lead guitarrist with his STRATO, i dont want both of us to sit in the same frequency in the mix. what would be my best option. THANK YOU
     
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  3. jvin248

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    You're on the right path with a Tele. You're going to want hotter pickups (higher kohms) and stronger magnets (Alnico 5 or Ceramic).

    Add the Baja model to your list.

    Whatever you get, install a 4-way switch so you can get the series option with your Tele (the Baja already has a 4-way).

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  4. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    What is his amp and what is your is what I thinking is going to set you apart.
     
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    Gibson against Fender.
    Semi hollow agains solid.
    Those two rules are often suggested by producers.
    And there's always acoustic.
    Godin makes one no bigger than a tele, plays like butter.
     
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    i believe both of the teles i mentioned have enough gritt to their bridge pickups, the tele usa pro is hs, and the deluxe 72 algo
     
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    do producers recommend pairing a strato with some hollow body hum?
     
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    Need opinions guys please..

    Tele deluxe 72 or tele usa pro hs
    Which one would go better along with a strat
     
  9. VerySlowHand

    VerySlowHand Tele-Holic

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    I don't suppose you will, but I'd save some money and try a Classic Player Thinline - the one with P90s. I tried it against a '72 Deluxe and preferred the P90s in both neck and bridge, so that's what I bought (and I had the budget for the 'real thing').
     
  10. Stingfan73

    Stingfan73 Tele-Afflicted

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    I think you could have the EXACT same guitar, and if you are different enough players, and different enough amps, effects and signal chain, you'll both sound totally different from each other.

    I wouldn't sweat this too much, as I think your artistic choices and the rest of your rig matters more than which guitar, and remember, the Strat has five pickup selections, usually, and most Teles have three... so the ability to sound different is more about what YOU do, than which guitar you are playing.

    My two cents.
     
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    fermingonzalez TDPRI Member

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    Thank you very much man
     
  12. Stingfan73

    Stingfan73 Tele-Afflicted

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    No problems. I know ALL of us like helping each other spend their money for more guitars, amps and stuff, but I thought there was some other important bits that I felt was worth mentioning... and I sometimes feel good if I can help SAVE someone some money from time to time, too.
     
  13. FluffyDog6

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    Capo to a different key, one of you play less, add some slapback delay.

    Many different ways to sound different, but you both won't be playing lead and/or rhythm at the same time, so you shouln't conflict anyway.
     
  14. Vintagebrit

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    I know you seem to be set on your 2 choices, but I would 2nd the Baja already suggested.
    Very versatile with hum cancelling and out of phase tones. USA Pickups too.
    I have the 60's Baja and it is so versatile with the Tele twang too that the Strat cannot match.
     
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