What's your favourite Tele setting? 3-way position, tone & volume.

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  1. Mur

    Mur Friend of Leo's

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    I like toggle at all three positions, and sometimes roll off treble on neck pup. But 99% of the time, it's bridge pup with tone wide open.
     
  2. bcorig

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    Tough question because there are so many variables downstream from the guitar.
    But, here goes:
    Middle Pickup with tone dimed but
    Volume knob setting is fully dependent upon all of the following
    TS9 on or off
    and
    Blues Jr IV Amp setting: for distortion Master 4 Volume dimed; for clean Master dimed Volume
    Then there’s the FAT channel and rage S1 switch
    What was the question?
     
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  3. Fretting out

    Fretting out Poster Extraordinaire

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    BRIDGE! FULL BLAST BABY!

    Get your earmuffs on, here comes the ice pick!
     
  4. Gardo

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    I like the middle position lately. The tone open with a no load pot. The volume rolled back a little to clean up the amp.
     
  5. DougM

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    Neck pickup with the tone wide open and the vol. variable is my favorite, with the other two less so
     
  6. cactusrob

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    This!
     
  7. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Friend of Leo's

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    Man, I also just love the stock Tex Mex neck pickup in my road worn. Turn the amp and guitar up (tone too) and it's a great blues solo sound - warm but with some nice mids going on too. I've tried replacements just to see, but always go back to that stock neck pickup.
     
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  8. KnopflerStyle

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    Depends of the song...

    Blues / JAzz --> Neck + Full Vol + Full tone

    Country --> Middle / Bridge + Full Vol + Full Tone
     
  9. NW_TELE

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    Definitely the neck position. So much so that i prefer it to my Strat's neck tone. The mid position gets some use from time to time as well. I don't play Country or anything twang related so the bridge almost gets no use from me. I prefer my humbucker in the bridge of my Strat to my Tele's bridge pickup.
     
  10. TokyoPortrait

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    Hi again.

    I went out into the real world a couple of weeks ago, and played through a reissue Twin Reverb. A couple of days ago I headed out too, this time using both an AC30 (early Korg era one, with the six inputs) and, briefly, a JCM900.

    All of this has reminded me how big a role the “downstream” stuff plays, as @bcorig called it.

    Each time I had to vary things on the guitar to get a sound I liked. Messing with just the amp controls wasn’t enough - it’s a whole interactive package.

    For what it’s worth, I favoured the AC30’s ‘brilliant’ channel going crunchy. Similar but different from the AC4HW1 top boost amp I use at home. But I also really really like the Twin’s cleans - they’re so different from what I usually do, yet wonderful too. Probably why I usually pick one of these if I have the choice. The Marshall I struggled with. I don’t really like high gain sounds, but I’ve had great cleans in the past from a JCM900, just takes me a lot of work, and often I can’t seem to pull it off.

    But, back to the original question, I don’t think you can isolate things to just the guitar, everything thing matters and changing one thing can necessitate adjustments to others.

    Pax/
    Dean
     
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