What if your Tele turned into a Strat ...

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by OzShadow, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. WireLine

    WireLine Tele-Afflicted

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    I’ve got a Strat that identifies as a Tele...

    And a Tele that identifies as a Strat...

    The world’s gone to hell, I tell ya
     
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  2. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    That was a pretty guitar!!
    Yes, totally agree. It takes much determination to ‘forget’ the interference. Back in 87’ I performed this hideous act (although different pickup config) on my first 4pup guitar (Strat). I was a Steve Morse fan that wanted to sound like his hero.
    The pickups were/are in the way. I’ve learned to play around/on/through or whatever it is that happens. In fact, the bridge/second pickup are apparently landmarks. Sorry for the grime, last soirée, it was 93 degrees.
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    How do strat players that don’t lower the mid pickups do it? I remember trying to get used my first teles ashtray bridge (I removed the paint to match an earlier guitar). It took a while. Ironically the pickup that catches the most salvos is the neck from strumming. Hard to see in the pic.
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    There are a million reasons not to like the Parallel universe tele/strats but it looks like what I used to call home. Besides it only contains ideas that Leo himself came up with for other guitars...
     
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  3. Gipper

    Gipper Tele-Meister

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    It has been known to happen around here.

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    As well 0911001a.JPG as well as some other wierdness!
     
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  4. tubelectron

    tubelectron Tele-Holic

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    I see... Thanks for your feedback, @4pickupguy ! :cool:

    I was tempted to go for a 4-PU guitar, with 4 Strat or 4 Lipsticks PUs, or... Etc...

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    It really depends on guitars for me : my Strat, my personal odd guitars are no issue, but my Tele and my G5622TLH are problematic. So I don't know if a 4-PU would be OK :cool: or a nightmare :eek:...

    -tbln
     
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  5. Spunky

    Spunky TDPRI Member

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    I love my teles and I love my Strats. Seems to me if I combined them I could have less guitars which I have no interest in at all.
     
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  6. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 Tele-Afflicted

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    This is the perfect Tele for ME.

    It's not quite a Tele, and not quite a Stat.

    It gives me A LOT of tonal options, which makes it a VERY versatile guitar.

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  7. RhinestoneStrat

    RhinestoneStrat TDPRI Member

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    I sure would dig a Tele-Paul guitar.:)

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  8. Vibrolux59

    Vibrolux59 Tele-Meister

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    Bloomfield didn't do that to that guitar it was a later owner who was left handed.
     
  9. JeffBlue

    JeffBlue Tele-Afflicted

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    ............I'd rather turn a strat into a tele.
     
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  10. stratoman1

    stratoman1 Friend of Leo's

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    How about a Tele with a belly cut ?
     
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  11. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

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    That's ok, but most of my discomfort comes from no arm contour on a tele. I've also done that with teles, but I prefer how a stratish body hangs on me.
     
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  12. bcorig

    bcorig Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Agree. If the Hippies cut their hair, I don’t care.
     
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  13. stratoman1

    stratoman1 Friend of Leo's

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    I was just curious . I had a slab bodied Tele for a long time, my first guitar. My current one is a 2016 with belly cut and I really like it. So I was just wondering if you had tried one
     
  14. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

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    Yes I have, thanks for asking. I loved the tones and playability, but the forearm contour is a must now days. I just had carpal tunnel surgery less than 2 weeks ago, and a lot of my hand pain came from the edge of the tele.
    Comfort over speed for me anymore!! ;)
     
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  15. stratoman1

    stratoman1 Friend of Leo's

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    Believe me, I get that
     
  16. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Tele-Holic

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    I was already in the parallel universe when the Fender Corprate guys arrived...they were wearing suits are reeked of cologne.
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  17. Jackroadkill

    Jackroadkill Tele-Meister

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    If my Tele became a Strat I'd sell it and buy a Tele.
     
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  18. Robert H.

    Robert H. Friend of Leo's

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    I’d go outside and turn my Jeep into a Ferrari.
     
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    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    What if you aunt grew testicles.
     
  20. howardlo

    howardlo Tele-Holic

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    If my Tele turned into a Strat it would live in its case, rarely to see the light of day like my other Strats.
     
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