Teles Absolutely RULE

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by DHart, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I'm happy for you but IMO Telecasters suck.

    Esquires rule!
     
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  2. JeffBlue

    JeffBlue Tele-Afflicted

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    Indeed a tele! Nothing else compares.
     
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  3. hockey guy

    hockey guy Tele-Meister

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    Telecasters are indeed great. I have a Stratocaster and a Les Paul too. But my Tele is my favorite by far.
     
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  4. Mur

    Mur Tele-Afflicted

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    Got my first in 1970 . . natural Thinline.
     
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  5. SAguitar

    SAguitar Tele-Meister

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    The Tele was not my first love. I started on a Les Paul, and after several years sold it and got a Telecaster. The Tele sounded too thin, and was not loud enough for my young man ears plugged into my Deluxe Reverb. Fast forward 20 years and many other guitars, I got another Tele and it hit me. So simple, so nice, and so right. I still own a bunch of other guitars, but my Tele is always ready, always a go-to.
     
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  6. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Friend of Leo's

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    Now that's what I call preaching to the choir :D
     
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  7. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    I had to argue with my other friends about this.. for anyone who hasnt played an Esquire, they just wouldnt know.. They all laughed at me when I brought out my MIM Esquire (thats sadly long gone due to financial struggles) changed the pickups to Broadcasters, raised it high.. and they stopped laughing when they heard it had the absolute meanest sounding bridge tone and cut through the mix no sweat, but still can mellow down when I want it too..

    But yes in this context, its just hard for me to take up any other guitar other than a tele.. Ive proved this when I did buy and sell different guitars like strats, 335's, etc, and always end up with a telecaster.. I still want a 335/330 and a white falcon, but those can be purchased later on.. but teles always gives me gas. LOL
     
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  8. DHart

    DHart Friend of Leo's

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    Indeed... nothing the least bit "controversial" about this thread, here! Ha! :lol:

    Though a number of my Teles sport variations in pickups, to include Firebird, Mini Humbucker, T-Armond, Split-coil hum buckers, Filtertrons, and Gibson Classic '57 humbuckers.

    Of course, I also have a number of Teles with "conventional" design Tele pickups. They have all been custom-tuned to sound absolutely awesome to my taste - and I love them all! Problem is that I have such a nice variety, that I spend a lot of time switching between guitars - round and round and round. I also mix in some semi-hollow and hollow-body guitars, some Strats, two ES- Les Pauls, a Les Paul w/P90s, and a couple of PRS. That said, the Teles are my ultimates.
     
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  9. adjason

    adjason Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Yes said the tele forum they do rule
     
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  10. Gary in Boston

    Gary in Boston Friend of Leo's

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    If it can't get done on a Tele......................

    It can't done

    Gary
     
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  11. Owenmoney

    Owenmoney Tele-Afflicted

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    I’ve been a tele guy since I was 24 in 1977. So forty two years for me, they’ve always been my favorite since the first one. First two were copies but I modded them into Micawbercasters. Now I have four, two Bajas and two FSR w noiseless pickups. My desert sand Baja is my favorite guitar,bought it used online from the St Louis GC, it just feels right. Love teles, slung low, turned up, oh yeah ! Keeps me happy !


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  12. raysachs

    raysachs Friend of Leo's

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    I’m not gonna ARGUE the point - we all like what we like and I wouldn’t try to talk anyone out of liking a tele best. But for me personally, I’ve always liked teles a lot, but I’ve always liked Strats more. And I still do, and still do. But for a long time, teles never survived in my house because as long as there was a strat hanging next to it, the tele never got played, and then would get sold. But since I got a roadworn early this year, my tele gets played plenty. Not as much as my strat, but plenty. Love the neck so much, I found a roadworn 50’s strat neck for my Robert Cray Strat and now have those sublime roadworn necks on both guitars. Both sound great and play great.

    -Ray
     
  13. DHart

    DHart Friend of Leo's

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    Ray... Teles won't be the favorite instrument for every guitar player, that's for sure. For some, it's a Les Paul. For others, it's a 335. And others, an Ibanez shredder, or a PRS, Strat, etc.

    It just happens that I personally like Teles above all others. But that doesn't mean that I don't also love my semi-hollow ES-Les Pauls, ES-339, D'Angelico, and Gretsch. And, I still enjoy my Strats - but just not so much into playing them compared to the great alternatives I have at the ready. :)
     
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  14. heffus

    heffus Tele-Holic

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    I always thought of teles as country guitars until I actually played one. They are so simple and beautiful. No nonsense.
    Nothing to get in the way of a direct connection to your soul.
     
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  15. Southpole

    Southpole Tele-Holic

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    Didn’t get my first Tele until 2003, but haven’t been without one since.

    I have a pair of Strats I haven’t played for years. Sold the Gibson’s last year. Great guitars just depreciating in their cases.
     
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    Yep,no argument from me...
    I'm kinda partial to 'em.

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  17. BlackieBlues

    BlackieBlues TDPRI Member

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    :( just sold my Tele 2 days ago and missing it bad. I couldn’t pass up the offer I got though.
    Time for another one? Yup


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  18. rolandson

    rolandson Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I always figured that the tool was only as good as the mind, talent, and heart holding it. I don't really care what it's called or looks like, I care about what I do with it.

    It only has those abilities that I give it. Not the other way around.
     
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  19. RoCkstAr256

    RoCkstAr256 Tele-Afflicted

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    Tele is like holy water, it cures all the saddness
     
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  20. joebloggs13

    joebloggs13 Tele-Holic

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    Only Fender I own(and have ever purchased) is a Tele. Great instrument.
     
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