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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Imnotarobot, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. TwangBrain

    TwangBrain Tele-Meister

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    My numero uno tele...chunky maple 'D' shape neck, jumbo refret, 9.5" radius, Onamac Broadcaster-style bridge pickup and PAF-style neck (both unpotted), generic blonde finish, and a killswitch installed. It's the most boring guitar in the universe, but it plays, sounds, and feels like I was born to play it. My life-partner.
     
  2. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    Impossible scenario. If it were possible to only have one guitar, it would be my 335.
     
  3. Obsessed

    Obsessed Telefied Silver Supporter

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    The LP has been out of my life for years and my strat has been very close to be shown the door for at least 3 years, so the tele by default, but if we are breaking the rules, it might be my Epi Sheraton II.
     
  4. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

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    My '81 Monaco Yellow Strat. Greatest. Guitar. Ever. Period.
     
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  5. Weazel

    Weazel Tele-Holic

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    Seems(!) you are right. And?
     
  6. swervinbob

    swervinbob Tele-Afflicted

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    I like mine so much that I may get the P90 Goldtop next. I like my TV Yellow special, but love the feel of the 50s standards
     
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  7. stxrus

    stxrus Poster Extraordinaire

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    That’s what I’m looking at. Probably a Christmas (early maybe) to myself. Love a Goldtop with P90s
     
  8. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    Telecaster.
    Because I’ve tried all those other guitars you mentioned and I do not like them as much.
     
  9. rocking rooster

    rocking rooster Tele-Holic

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    Make the Les Paul a 335 and I'll give you an answer.
     
  10. LoveHz

    LoveHz Tele-Holic

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    Hmm tricky. As others have said, for gigging a Tele (hey, remember gigging?) but for home use a Les Paul. I mean a 'proper' Custom Black Beauty with one P90 and one staple pickups.

    Then again, a three-pickup Tele with an added P90.....
     
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  11. John Backlund

    John Backlund Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    Telecaster.

    I've never played a Gibson Les Paul, nor had any interest in one, and I've never played a Fender Stratocaster...again, never any interest.

    I just stay with what I'm familiar with and what I'm used to. I would sound no better on either of those other two guitars, so I can't see that I would have anything to gain by owning them.

    My 'other guitars', when played, tend to be semi and full hollowbody types.
     
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  12. gimmeatele

    gimmeatele Tele-Afflicted

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    I have a a double cut special in TV yellow with P90's and a 2015 tribute LP with P90's, along with the standard I get all the tones I need from them. :cool:
     
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  13. Novak

    Novak Tele-Meister

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    Telecaster is the most versatile. Stays in tune the best. Easy to repair or modify. It can do a Les Paul or Stratocaster, or at least come close, better than vice versa. Also the most rugged. It's a machine, not an instrument, designed by a genius radio repairman/accountant that didn't play music.
     
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  14. telleutelleme

    telleutelleme Telefied Silver Supporter

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    Send me one of the three and I'll tell you that's the one I'd choose.
     
  15. TeleTown

    TeleTown Friend of Leo's

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    What was the outcome?
     
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  16. carpenter

    carpenter Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    No just no I reject your reality .
     
  17. teleforumnoob

    teleforumnoob Friend of Leo's

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    I'll keep my White Falcon. Its versatile, records great, plays great. I like looking at it.
    But if it were a gigging to make a living situation, Telecaster of course.
     
  18. Gardo

    Gardo Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    After writing this I got out my Strat for the morning music time. It’s pretty good and the trem is cool . But I need a Telecaster. If I could only have one it would be a Tele .
     
  19. superjam144

    superjam144 Tele-Holic

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    Tele!

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  20. mteetank

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    So you only want one huh! OK I would get a telecaster, simple, cool and makes a player out you. Then I would get a les paul with P90's, single coil with that humbucker power.. Ahhhhh then I would get a Stratocaster style sss regular 5-way switch wiring and last but not least a Fender Cabonita style with those Filtertrons.....Yahhhh. Now that's a box of wall candy!!!
    Never been able to warm up to Humbuckers so If you are a humbucker fan, disregard this post.
     
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