Why is your Tele the best guitar ever?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by jpjr50, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. jpjr50

    jpjr50 Tele-Holic

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    I'm sure we all have a bunch of guitars (I have 4 Total, 2-Acoustics & 2-Electric).

    So I've been sick the past few days not playing much. The new Breedlove acoustic more than anything.

    Last night after not even after seeing my Tele for 3-4 days I plugged it in and I'm just blown away on how awesome it still is. Just brings a smile to my face every time I hear the twang. I just don't know how to explain it.

    I can't go a few days without playing it ever again!
     
  2. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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  3. PCollen

    PCollen Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I think the standard Fender Telecaster has only one thing that could be improved upon.....I'd like to see it have a forearm front body contour . And that is just me, because I play Strats primarily.
     
  4. Phrasemaker

    Phrasemaker Tele-Meister

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    Having only gotten into tele's during the last year, my answer to the question is this. I can get a tele to do 90% of what I want when recording a whole array of genres. I can use a tele from clean to plexi mean and cover pretty much everything else in between. Even surprised myself while being lazy and having an FSR 62 with Bigsby sat in the studio, I picked it up and tried it for soloing where I would usually go for a LP or other hot humbucker guitar. A few tweaks of the tone control to take the razor edge off and it recorded pretty darn well.
     
  5. Obsessed

    Obsessed Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I love the simplicity of it. It is the electric of mine that I can sit in an armchair and noodle plugged or unplugged and be satisfied, yet it can rage through a dimed amp with wild abandonment.
     
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    bchaffin72 Friend of Leo's

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    Because I did a lot of work to truly made it my own, right down to(as some here already know from a few of my threads), winding my own pickups for it. Hearing that great tele sound come from pickups I built myself is just priceless. :D
     
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  7. parademe

    parademe Tele-Meister

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    Because every other guitar I play I compare to my overhauled MIM Nashville Tele. No matter if BC Rich or even Gibson LPs.
    Also becaus I can record just everything with that sweet sounding beast.
    The sound of Leo's first born is just... hardwired into my personal reference system.
     
  8. AxemanVR

    AxemanVR Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    This is why I love my Tele:

    https://soundcloud.com/user-441563560/52crvb-dbx-02-18-2016

    It's just a test track I recently made to get my Tele dialed in for recording on my relatively new Zoom R24 recorder.

    I start off in the middle "bridge+neck" setting, then go to the "neck-only" setting, then "bridge-only" and finally back to the "bridge+neck".

    In this particular recording I plugged my 2003 Fender AVRI '52 Tele into my DOD Milkbox FX84 compressor and Xotic EP Booster before going into my Carvin X60A amp.

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  9. AxemanVR

    AxemanVR Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    This is another reason why I love my (other) Tele:

    https://soundcloud.com/user-441563560/heartbreaker-02-best2

    This is my "Heartbreaker" Tele, a 2006 Fender Highway One with Fender "Original Vintage" Tele pickups installed.

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    This Tele definitely channels that 60's rock tone and is my go-to guitar for that sound.

    On this recording I plugged into a Tech 21 Blonde preamp for that rude, raspy guitar tone...
     
  10. TeleFunk Man

    TeleFunk Man Tele-Afflicted

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    I love my Teles (8502 and MIM) but I also love my Strat and Gibson SG. They are all unique in their own rite.
     
  11. MarkJB

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    It's not! It's a guitar I love, it plays like a dream - so easy, it's so comfortable to play, the set up is perfect and it sounds amazing, it has become my primary go to guitar. I can't fault it! But, I love my other guitars too, they have their own charms and sometimes I instinctively feel like picking one of them off the wall. Sometimes it's down to mood, sometimes it's down to sound or feel for a particular style of music, or song. There are things the Telly doesn't quite do as well as my Casino, or the SG... And that's OK by me, they're not in competition with each other.
     
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    songtalk Friend of Leo's

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    It's just the sound of the guitar accompanying the music in my head. *shrugs*
     
  13. TeleTown

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    cause I own it!
     
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    cboutilier Tele-Afflicted

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    Tele's just feel right to me. Something about them just speaks to me. I can't quite describe it
     
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    Not sure it's the best - my MIA Lone Star Strat might have something to say about that; but it's sure the best at what it does. Feels great, sounds and plays differently than any of my other guitars. IMO you couldn't design better controls than on the Standard Tele. A guitar stable is not complete without at least one Tele.
     
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  16. ThreeChorder

    ThreeChorder Tele-Meister

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    Because Leo designed it to be the best.
     
  17. kidmeatball

    kidmeatball Tele-Meister

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    It doesn't need to be made of exotic wood, and it certainly doesn't need to be complicated. It just needs to fit.
     
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    indiobravo Tele-Afflicted

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    i am a hopeless tele addict, but i will note that your amps are not hurting your killer sound jones ;-)
     
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    WriteNoob Tele-Meister

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    It's the guitar that says, "Hey Boss, pick me up. All is well, with Rock n' Roll."
     
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    It's where form meets function and they make sweet sweet love.
     
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