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Telecaster FAQs

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by tpaul, May 19, 2012.

  1. tpaul

    tpaul Poster Extraordinaire

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    1. Q: Will my Tele sound better if I change the 6-saddle bridge to a 3-saddle bridge? A: Maybe.

    2. Q: Which is better, maple or rosewood? A: Yes.

    3. Q: How do I get the sound this guy gets? A: Practice.

    4. Q: Do one-piece bodies have better tone than multi-piece bodies? A: Sometimes.

    5. Q: Is this Tele I bought out of the back of a guy's car behind the supermarket last night a fake? A: Probably.

    6. Q: Should I change my pickups? A: Sure, why not?

    7. Q: Should I change my pots? A: Sure, why not?

    8. Q: Should I change my capacitor? A: Sure, why not?

    9. Q: Do paper in oil caps sound better than the ones you can buy at Radio Shack? A: Please rephrase your question.

    10. Q: Nitro or poly? A: Sure, why not?

    11. Q: Is my Tele too heavy? A: For what?

    12. Q: Which is better, MIM Fender or Squier CV? A: Definitely.
     
  2. BackNtheSaddle

    BackNtheSaddle Tele-Holic

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    Scrambled it is!
     
  3. notdave

    notdave Tele-Afflicted

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    I completely disagree with #15, and I've just made up a cod-scientific rationale to back myself up.
     
  4. jimdd

    jimdd TDPRI Member

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    but, which ones weigh more- the heavier ones, or the lighter ones?
     
  5. Micull

    Micull TDPRI Member

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    awesome.
     
  6. corliss1

    corliss1 Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    This is absolute truth. If this was made sticky the number of posts on this forum would get cut in half though...
     
  7. motorfin

    motorfin TDPRI Member

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    Finally, a beacon in the darkness.
     
  8. BackNtheSaddle

    BackNtheSaddle Tele-Holic

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    Great... thanks... now what are we gonna talk about!
     
  9. Abu Twangy

    Abu Twangy Friend of Leo's

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    The best sounding Telecasters are the ones with strings.
     
  10. StratBluesRock

    StratBluesRock Friend of Leo's

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    If you play badly then the best sounding Telecasters are the ones without strings.
     
  11. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    How do I get my Tele to sound like a les paul?...
     
  12. LeroyBlues

    LeroyBlues Tele-Holic

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    Actually, they are the ones that you're not playing, but someone else is.
     
  13. hobbes007450

    hobbes007450 Tele-Meister

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    2 Steps;

    a. Sell telecatser
    b. Buy Les Paul

    works 100% of the time, no hassles
     
  14. caferacer

    caferacer Tele-Afflicted

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    how do I get my Les Paul to sound like a Telecaster?
     
  15. blue metalflake

    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

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    Reverse the process @ #13
     
  16. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Q: I recently learned on the TDPRI that professional musicians would never play a Squier telecaster. How can I go about refunding 15 years of audience cover charges?
     
  17. Deadcenter

    Deadcenter Tele-Meister

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    Just pass it on to me, and I'll spread it around to many deserving parts vendors and music stores.
     
  18. TeleKato

    TeleKato Friend of Leo's

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    You forgot the "Alder vs Ash: which has better tone?" FAQ!
    Answer: It's the amp, dingleberry!
     
  19. PinewoodRo

    PinewoodRo Tele-Afflicted

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    If I may add:

    Which are the best string to use? A: six
     
  20. Telepi

    Telepi Friend of Leo's

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    I wish I had read this before I bought my tele.
     
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