Two Tele's - Comparison Recording - Which is which / Which do you like

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Groberts, Nov 12, 2019.

Which Tele do you prefer

  1. Tele 1

    7 vote(s)
    70.0%
  2. Tele 2

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  1. Groberts

    Groberts Tele-Holic

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    I recorded a couple of Tele's and solo'd the Neck PU's over a bluesy loop I created on my EHX 720 looper. Amp is Fender Princeton Reverb Knotty Pine Reissue w/12" Jupiter 12LC speaker.

    Blind comparison - Which Tele do you prefer and which do you think is the Nocaster and which is the Fender CS 63 Tele?

    Guitars: (not necessarily in order of the recording)
    Fender CS Nocaster heavy relic
    (Ash/Maple) w/handwound Fender CS Texas Special Neck PU.

    Fender CS '63 Telecaster Custom (Alder/RW) with Peter Florance (RIP) Voodoo TEF neck PU


     
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  2. memorex

    memorex Friend of Leo's

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    I chose Tele2 only because, to my ear, the high notes had a little more consistent tone match with the low notes. But that could be just because of the way you've got them set up, or the way you were playing. I really couldn't hear much other difference between them and I certainly couldn't tell which Tele was which.
     
  3. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire

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    I chose Tele 1 because it has soul IMO .
     
  4. Skydog1010

    Skydog1010 Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    Tele 1 eventhough it had more hum, i.e. increased presence. They a very close.
     
  5. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I'm going to guess the first clip was the Florance and the second duller clip was the CS TS.
    I know nothing about the Florance pickup though, just guessing based on my assumption WRT the TS tone.
     
  6. Dukex

    Dukex Tele-Holic

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    I preferred #1 for this. It had a more raw sound that I liked.
     
  7. Groberts

    Groberts Tele-Holic

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    Thanks for your comments. I'll reveal in the next 24 hours ...and maybe add a bridge PU and/or Middle PU comparison as well.
     
  8. EsquireBoy

    EsquireBoy Tele-Holic

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    First you've got great vibrato!

    Then I chose Tele 1, not so much because I like its tone better, but because I think YOU sound better with it. As if you were more connected to it.
     
  9. Old Smokey

    Old Smokey TDPRI Member

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    I prefer #2, no idea which pickup is which.
     
  10. Groberts

    Groberts Tele-Holic

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    Reveal:

    Tele 1 = Fender Custom Shop '63 Telecaster Custom (Alder/RW) w/Peter Florance Voodoo TEF neck PU

    Tele 2 = Fender CS Nocaster Heavy Relic (NAMM 2017 Ltd Ed) Ash/Maple, w/Fender CS handwound Texas Special neck PU
     
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  11. tery

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    You have a couple of keepers for sure !
     
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