Two Teles—Overkill?

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  1. 53Strat

    53Strat Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I've got three. One is Nashvilled (see Avatar).

    Make sure that at least one has a 4 way switch.

    Don't forget the Jazzmasters came out in the sixties and disappeared because the tone knob on the Telecaster allows players to get everything they want from the Tele.
    The 4 way takes it a step further IMO.

    Jazzmasters are a passing fad. Fender Electric guitars are Telecasters. :eek:;)
     
  2. Happy Enchilada

    Happy Enchilada Tele-Meister

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    There's a G&L Tribute Bluesboy that has a double coil in the neck and comes in a thinline variant for around $500-600. I have seen nothing but glowing reviews. May get one myself someday.
     
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    You say that like it's a bad thing. LOL
     
  4. Matt Sarad

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    I play the Brondel Sonic Blue Strat

    http://lblutherie.blogspot.com/2012/09/sonic-blue-honeycaster.html?m=1

    and the Butterscotch MIM Tele with Harmonic Design Vintage Plus pickups. I replaced the maple neck with a Rosewood fretboard.
    The Jazzmaster is at the drummer's house 40 miles away. I leave it with an amp.
     
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  5. afterdarkmusic

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    Jazzmasters did not 'disappear.' And I've wanted one since I started playing over 20 years ago—not for the controls, but for the offset body, the trem arm, and the clang from that style of pickup. I don't think you can call them a fad.

    But it sounds like you like your teles! And there's certainly nothing wrong with that—we all do! That's why we're here ;)
     
  6. Steve Holt

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    I'll see your 2 teles and raise you 2 teles, 3 jaguars, and 4 Strats. And that isn't even as ridiculous as some of the collections around this place!
     
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    I think two is ok. The third needs to be different, Thinline, Deluxe etc.
     
  8. ineed1more

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    I'm a Strat guy but I've always had at least 1 Tele just for that "twang thang" when recording. That was some time ago and now I have 4. All partscasters built with Fender necks, bodies and hardware. Ain't nothin' like a Strat and dang sure ain't nothin' like a Tele.
    Keep playin' 'em and you'll know soon enough.
    All the best
     
  9. 53Strat

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    Just yanking your cord mate - Aussies are a bit like that. We sorta take the piss out of each other and happily cop it back. ;)

    Edit: I should remind you that they did in fact get discontinued in 1980 after poor sales and lack of interest from players to that point. Can't really see why they will prevail this time - perhaps a new market and music has changed?
     
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  10. stratoman1

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    Two Teles isn't even close to overkill.
     
  11. 8barlouie

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    I have three, and I’m currently plotting a fourth. I’ve had maybe 7 pass through my hands. Wish I could have kept them, but I sold them to free up capital or traded them for other cool guitars. I currently own 12 electrics. The majority of them are Strats and Teles. They all have their strengths and weaknesses and “personalities”.

    I honestly don’t understand how 2 of anything is “overkill”.
     
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    I had this G&L ASAT Classic for a while. Let it go a few months ago. Nice guitar. I'll have to look into that Bluesboy tribute.
     
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  13. jvin248

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    Convert one Tele to have a Jazzmaster neck pickup and a Jaguar middle pickup with Nashville switching/controls. You could buy a cheap body and store the original body, then migrate everything over.

    Mod the other Tele with a 4-way switch.

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    I believe the Player Telecaster is routed for a neck humbucker...

    That could open up LOTS of wiring and switching options to create two very different guitars... One a straight up 60s classic and one a personalized jack of many trades.

    Keep the stock pickup and control plate handy just in case.
     
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    2 is not a bad number. 3, I don't know, those people are weird.

    Use one as your straight, classic Telecaster, unmodded, and use the other one to try pickups and other things.
     
  16. 53Strat

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    There was a guy on the Fender Discussion Page ( now defunct thankfully ) had 47 Telecasters!!!!!

    I can't remember his handle but @Peegoo would remember him I'm sure.
     
  17. Blackmore Fan

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    Two of any guitar is completely defensible. After all, what are you supposed to do if a string breaks or pot, jack, or switch goes out? That's what a #2 is for. My #1 amp went out and I'm more than a little nervous having only my backup to get me through while I figure out what to do about the one that needs repairing or replaced.
     
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    I have a baker's dozen and I don't think that is too many. They are like kids. No two are alike.
     
  19. El Marin

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    Two is too much?

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  20. 53Strat

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    Wallaby? Who is this guy?

    Man haven't you heard of: 4 way switch, Humbucker in the neck, vintage vs modern pickups, thinline, custom, gawd 7 would just scratch the surface.

    You must be an Aussie pulling our collective legs? :p:D:lol:
     
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