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Telecaster Sound?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Aiden, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Aiden

    Aiden Tele-Meister

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    I was wondering if there would be any way of moding a tele so it would sound like a banjo twangyness. The only reason I ask is that the current band i'm with plays mostly tradtional irish influenced rock. My tele works for most of our songs but a banjo would be good too. I can't afford one so thought of moding my tele to mimic a banjo sound while still keeping the tele twang? Would a pickup be needed or is it more of a picking style? Thanks guys.
     
  2. MikeS29

    MikeS29 Tele-Meister

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    Well banjos aren't known for their sustain, so I would start by muting the strings with your hand as you pluck.
     
  3. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied Ad Free Member

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    There are some special saddles you can get that make a sorta sitar sound.
     
  4. Drewgrass

    Drewgrass TDPRI Member

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    Maybe you need one of these?
    Or then again maybe NOT!
     

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  5. tele salivas

    tele salivas Poster Extraordinaire

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    I can get my Teisco ET-220 to get that plucky twangy sound that recalls the Banjo...my tele, not so much!
     
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    beep.click Poster Extraordinaire

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    Stick a pick in the top 3 strings, right down at the bridge. Definitely cuts the sustain.

    People used to say that sounded like a steel drum, but you could maybe convince yourself it's "banjo-esque..."
     
  7. dog fart

    dog fart Friend of Leo's

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    I remember seeing a 6 string banjo that had a tele neck attatched to the banjo rim. I just can't remember where I saw it, but it was a live setting.
     
  8. steadyriot

    steadyriot Tele-Meister

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    I got a Banjo-y sound when I wrapped a piece of a plastic bag trough my strings!
    Could try that! =3
     
  9. twangstick

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    Either get a banjo, get a banjo guitar thing, or use a compressor and pick near the bridge.
     
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