Telecaster Vs Les Paul

mkdaws32

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Les Paul like a Tele on steroids? No way. A Tele is more aggressive in a raw, present kind of way. A Les Paul might be fatter sounding and high output/drive an amp more, but also more compressed - not what I would describe as a Tele on steroids. An LP has its place - just not at my house ;)
 

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A Les Paul is great for certain kinds of sounds - they're just sounds I'm less interested in these days and......

A 335 would be better than the Les Paul - always was, to be honest.

I believe that among knowledgeable Gibson connoisseurs the 1960 and there abouts 335s are known as Burst killers.
 

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No versus, it's "and"

Right now I have a tele on my left and Les Paul on the right.

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More of a PAF vs Fender Tele single coils. Humbuckers like to distort (or at least crunch) inherently. Tele singles like to naturally twang. My opinion of course. I can get both my LP and my Teles to sound like each other, but it’s just easier to switch guitar to sound like what comes naturally.
 

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Lately it’s been nothing but my goldtop Les Paul Standard. Borrowed a friend’s 335 and love it. But then I picked up my LP with the big, chunky 50s neck and felt at home. May order one of the Warmoth tele necks that are built like a 50s Gibson neck.
 

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A Les Paul is great for certain kinds of sounds - they're just sounds I'm less interested in these days and......

A 335 would be better than the Les Paul - always was, to be honest.


I agree with your first point and think it applies to your second one as well. The difference between a 335 and a Les Paul is the sound you are looking for, I'm not sure one is better than the other.
 




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