1000 reasons why the tele is the best guitar ever

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Post by Bensen » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:09 pm

Please add your reasons below

1. Can have the meanest and also the sweetest tone

2. There are many bad sounding les pauls and a few bad sounding strats, but i have never played a bad sounding tele

3. If your coverband plays johnny cash, muddy waters, rage against the machine and marilyn manson, you still only need THAT one guitar

4. No vibrato/tremolo

5. Was the first and is still the coolest

6. They where never Mainstream like the Strat or Les Paul

7. You only get to know how good your Orange sounds when you plug your Tele in

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Post by stevo2112 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:18 pm

as durable as a slab of wood... wait, it is a slab of wood.
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Post by Winston » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:33 pm

Still prefer strats...also, I've always considered teles mainstream. Jazzmasters, Dipinto guitars, etc. are some I don't qualify as mainstream.

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Post by kittenface » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:43 pm

no argument here

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Post by blacklight_uk » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:00 am

I prefer strats to be honest but I love how simple a Tele is. Makes me want to buy an Esquire to really learn how to play the guitar properly :)
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Post by notagain » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:01 am

I still believe tele's are magical.
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Post by Orphin » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:01 am

Don't get me wrong. I love my Telecaster, but I still need/want more than one tool in my toolbox too. :)
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Post by notagain » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:03 am

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="2" face="Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Orphin</i>
<br />Don't get me wrong. I love my Telecaster, but I still need/want more than one tool in my toolbox too. :)
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Very true, I would never give up my Strat or Flying V...[:p][:p][:p]

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Post by yell tennis » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:18 am

My Tele is the only guitar I need. :)

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Post by crash » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:25 am

simplistic...
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Post by LeonC » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:32 am

A few reasons why Teles aren't perfect:

1. They don't have a middle pickup
2. They can hum too much
3. Most don't have wang bars

A few reasons why Strats aren't perfect:

1. Some people just don't want a 3rd pickup
2. They can hum too much
3. Who needs a stinkin wang bar?

A few reasons why Les Pauls and SGs and 335s etc. aren't perfect:

1. They don't have 3 pickups
2. Some are too damn heavy
3. Humbuckers don't sound as good as single coils
4. Most don't have wang bars

In short....ain't no perfect guitars...not perfect for everyone.

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Post by Bluz57 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:59 am

Yeah, I would call myself a telecaster fanatic.I still love my strats,and lately I have become endeared to an SG.I have never played a bad tele,but some are amazing. If I could only have one guitar ,it would be my Nocaster.
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Post by Van Cleef » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:29 am

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="2" face="Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Bensen</i>
<br />Please add your reasons below

4. No vibrato/tremolo
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this is their only down side - - to me a guitar without a whammy bar is like a hand without a thumb...

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Post by TJ_Lee » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:30 am

I am going through a Strat phase right now. But I think if I had to have one guitar for all of my life, it would be a 52 RI tele. I would miss that bridge pup. Mean, spanky, chimey.
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Post by MSP » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:43 am

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="2" face="Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Van Cleef</i>
<br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="2" face="Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Bensen</i>
<br />Please add your reasons below

4. No vibrato/tremolo
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this is their only down side - - to me a guitar without a whammy bar is like a hand without a thumb...

thank god for bigsbys
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