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Which Switch Tip Do You Prefer on Your Tele

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Fretting out, Dec 29, 2019.

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Which switch tip do you prefer

  1. Barrel

    110 vote(s)
    43.7%
  2. Top hat

    70 vote(s)
    27.8%
  3. Strat style

    34 vote(s)
    13.5%
  4. Doesn’t matter

    31 vote(s)
    12.3%
  5. Just play guitar

    15 vote(s)
    6.0%
  6. Reptiles with a shell

    7 vote(s)
    2.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. David Barnett

    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

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  2. Dan German

    Dan German Poster Extraordinaire

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    Ha! I changed my vote! I went to play my Logan yesterday, and noticed that I had switched back to the barrel without remembering. I played for a while to see if it got in my way, and no problem. I don’t know what I’m doing differently, but it works, so I don’t have to use the silly little strat tip!
     
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  3. Tony Forman

    Tony Forman Tele-Meister

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    Strat.
     
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  4. kinkstah

    kinkstah Tele-Afflicted

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    Strat tip works best for me
     
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  5. teleplayr

    teleplayr Tele-Afflicted

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    Whatever came on the guitar originally.
     
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  6. Telecentric

    Telecentric Tele-Holic

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    Rutters knurled. The extra mass really makes a difference in feel, plus they look 'right'. IMG_4046.jpg
     
  7. Goldenshellback

    Goldenshellback Tele-Meister

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    Back around 1967 I had a friend who played a blonde Tele, he only owned one guitar, but he was a fantastic player. He used a wine cork as his selector tip. He fashioned a cork down with a Case knife used a little Elmers glue and that was his tip.
     
  8. oopsimeltednitro

    oopsimeltednitro TDPRI Member

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    for the longest time i had none lol...leave it up to me to be too lazy to buy a 5 dollar part
     
  9. radiocaster

    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    I had to look because I didn't even know, and it wasn't the kind I thought it would be. And I don't care to replace it.
     
  10. MilwMark

    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Next wine bottle I open, I'm keeping the cork. Then when my switch tip falls off, I'm stealing this idea.

    Organic baby.

    I only think about the switch tip when I'm thinking about the switch tip.

    When I play it makes not a whit of difference.

    I have both. And two Tele Customs which I guess have the Gibson style in a different location.

    During all of my flirtations with Strats I've popped a barrel on. The Strat tip looks so dumb it bugs me and I just can't use it cleanly.

    Bundle of contradictions, am I.

    I resolved that one by selling my Strat and going back to whatever switch tip came with the Tele.
     
  11. Peckhammer

    Peckhammer Tele-Holic

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    Yup. They are great. Probably my favorite.
     
  12. Obelisk

    Obelisk Tele-Afflicted

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    I like the barrel knob best. I even put them on a couple of Strats.
     
  13. vintageampz

    vintageampz Tele-Meister

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    I prefer the ones that stay on the selector switch and not fall off during a set.
     
  14. Dan German

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    Gaaahhh! Now I’m back to the strat tip! I just don’t know! You’re tearing me apart!!!
     
  15. Theusla

    Theusla Tele-Meister

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    I don't know why. Top Hat says Tele to me.
     
  16. CCK1

    CCK1 Tele-Meister

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  17. mce993

    mce993 TDPRI Member

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    I put the Rutters chrome knurled tip on mine. Now it matches the other control knobs and it’s easy to get a finger on. Never did understand why Fender put those cheap plastic knobs on the switch.
     
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  18. Si G X

    Si G X Tele-Afflicted

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    I hate switches, so neither.
     
  19. Si G X

    Si G X Tele-Afflicted

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    ... if I had to have 2 pickups I'd use a blend knob.
     
  20. pickaguitar

    pickaguitar Tele-Meister

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    A thread just about tips...my gf would be intrigued as I talk about this with her frequently lmao
     
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