Strats and Teles: Who has both?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by vetplus40, May 20, 2017.

  1. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

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    I do, I do!
    And unless I go right to the Strat when I have a Strat urge, I never can put down the Tele.
     
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    I made the mistake of picking up my Tele first and plugged it in the other day. The Strat didn't stand a chance.

    If they aren't plugged in, it's the Strat first time, every time but if it's into an amp, the Tele wins hands down every time. My Strat sounds good, it really does but my Tele... Now that sounds just glorious... It's rock-n-roll!
     
  3. Justjammin

    Justjammin Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    4 teles, 2 strats
     
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    Photos of my 1964 Fiesta red Fender Stratocaster and 1970 fender Rosewood Stratocaster.
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  5. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I have two of each. They all sound different. They all get played.

    Teles and Strats are so completely different from each other that having both is a must.
     
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  6. Reggie77

    Reggie77 Tele-Meister

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    I have one of each ... they each have their virtues
     
  7. Festus_Hagen

    Festus_Hagen Tele-Holic

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    I have plenty of each, but am on a tele kick right now.
     
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  8. Hellmark

    Hellmark Tele-Holic

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    I have a Strat, a Gretsch archtop, a Gretsch Projet, a couple different accoustics, a Strat/Tele hybrid, and currently working on a Tele. Each has different sounds, and different feels. Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.

    If I had to pair things back, I 'd probably just go with the Strat, the archtop, and a Tele.
     
  9. user34603

    user34603 Tele-Meister

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    ...it's " apples and oranges " A Strat and a Tele are 2 different designs and materials and pickups. So the sound of either includes the guitar and the amp (leave pedals out of it for a minute). A cheap amp versus a pretty good amp make s a big difference. It's been said repeatedly that a nice amp will make a beater sound better than a sharp guitar into a cheap amp. So I say have a good amp that is plenty for your purposes (power, weight, versatility, etc. that you want) and after that, concentrate on pickups if asjustment of them alone and a capacitor switch will not improve the guitar sound enough for you. capacitors are cheap, pickups can be good ones a $25-40 used, and amps means getting into hundreds of dollars each for a pretty good one. And learn which local guy is skilled and knows his amps and ask him for help.... especially for a good used amp that a guy is selling cheap... see ?
     
  10. kookaburra

    kookaburra Tele-Afflicted

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    This is pretty much how I feel!
     
  11. guitarmikey

    guitarmikey Tele-Afflicted

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  12. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    I used to.
    I recently sold all my electric guitars except for my two favorite telecasters.
     
  13. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Friend of Leo's

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    I currently own 2 Teles and 3 Strats. I play my favorite Strat and favorite Tele more than my other guitars combined. They're both great guitars as far as I'm concerned. I have a great old Les Paul and a 335 but don't play them much these days. When it comes to the gig I take 2 guitars - the Strat and the Tele. Some gigs I play the Tele more, some gigs the Strat. I would be hard pressed to pick just one, but with both I can cover anything I need.
     
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    I've had both, but only a strat at the moment. A strat has always been my #1 and I think always will be. But I love teles too and, which there's absolutely no rational reason on earth for me to have two electric guitars, I'm really jonesing for one. I'm pretty sure I'll add a tele by my next birthday if I still have the GAS at that point. Once I start playing my strat, I never want for anything, but in all the times I'm not playing it, I find myself thinking about how much I've loved the teles I've played over the years too. So probably one of these days I'll have both. Only one of each, probably both...
     
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    41144 Tele-Afflicted

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    Love both of these ...
    tbh I only really use the neck pickup on the fiesta red Tele ('64 AVRI), but boy do I love that neck pu sound for playing blues stuff.
    The CCR Am. Std Strat has sweet pickups too, especially in pos 2 & 5.
    But, there's something about both of these guitars that you can just about cover everything without needing any other guitars with you.

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  16. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

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    Can't live without both. Can't afford much but my Oly white 50's CV (slightly modded), Surf Green Squier and partscaster Tele get me there
     
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    Lonn Friend of Leo's

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    One of each at the moment. Brand new Baja Tele and a partscaster that’s been rebuilt more times than I can remember.

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  18. richey88

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    Nice man cave!!
     
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  20. nichd01

    nichd01 Tele-Meister

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    Finally found one strat I actually liked to play... otherwise it's tele's and les pauls. Not sure why, but those two seem to go together well for me. So for the books.. one strat, five teles.
     
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