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  • Stratocaster vs. Telecaster

    For the sake of argument, consider the "standard" editions only. For example, Strat with 3 single coils and vintage-style whammy. Tele with two singles and barrel saddles.

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    <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

  • #2

    Strat.  Because it's so much more comfortable to play, and the switching options make it a bit more versatile.  Plus, I never much got into the Tele look.

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    • jtr654
      jtr654 commented
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      Strat although both are great guitars.


  • #3

    I have a Telecaster but don't have a Stratocaster.  

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    • billybilly
      billybilly commented
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      Strat, easily.  Now, if Tele's came with tummy and forearm contours, we could have discussion.


  • #4
    A simple search brings up several identical threads. Can't think of something new?

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    • Willyguitar
      Willyguitar commented
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      ^^^ Go on then...


  • #5

    Don't like Strats, love Teles.  Don't want barrel saddles, though, so I guess this quiz doesn't work for me ...

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    • DaleH
      DaleH commented
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      You need both...2-3 of each is better though.


    • DaleH
      DaleH commented
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      JRicoC wrote:

      Don't like Strats, love Teles.  Don't want barrel saddles, though, so I guess this quiz doesn't work for me ...



      Teles haven't had barrel saddles for 30 years.


  • #6
    I would have to vote Strat. I have not yet bought a Tele, because even though I've come across a few that I thought sounded great, the feel was off in some way.
    <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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    • wankdeplank
      wankdeplank commented
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      kayd_mon wrote:
      I would have to vote Strat. I have not yet bought a Tele, because even though I've come across a few that I thought sounded great, the feel was off in some way.

      It's all about the feel for me as well.  Teles and SGs just feel weird cause of the body shape and where the neck meets the body for me.  Thank goodness it works for some or we'd be deprived all that chicken picken goodness.  Do feel like I can get 90% of that trademark Tele thing with a Strat though. 


  • #7
    My number one is a Strat, and I don't own a Tele (used to). However, I've barely been playing my good Strat ('57 AVRI) in favor of the offsets, and definitely tracked some things with the studio's frankentele, which is just killer. My singer/other guitarist is mainly playing Strats, so I want to try to stay out of that territory, FTMP. I do find a good Strat to be just a real pleasure to play though.

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    • #8

      Strat.  I play in the middle position probably 80% of the time, and there is nothing similar on a tele.  When I'm not on the middle, I'm usually in either 2 or 4 for some quack, which you don't get at all on a tele.

      OTOH, I hate the sound of the neck pickup on a strat, and really like the twang you get with a tele.

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      • Graeca
        Graeca commented
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        Tele...never been a big fan of strats.


      • Old Fart Rocker
        Old Fart Rocker commented
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        I own both and I like both for different reasons. However, I have been playing my Tele the most lately. Yes, the Start may have a little more versatility, etc., but I'm really loving the tone from my Tele these days. It really is a guitar that can be used for a variety of styles. Maybe has something to do with the fact that I recently joined a Country band. But, I'm liking the Tele for Rock, too. Little beefier tone than the Start.

      • onelife
        onelife commented
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        For years I played a couple of strats and a 335

        Now I mainly play two teles and a Les Paul

    • #9
      Ooooh Ebow... I need to dig mine out of the gear box. Those are super fun to play with.
      <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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      • #10

        strat all the way, not a fan of the single cuts (tele, LP)

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        • peskypesky
          peskypesky commented
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      • #11
        Telecaster.
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        • #12
          I would say that if you can't get your guitar to blend in the mix, you're not doing it right. Technique, pickup selection, volume/tone knob placement, and amp/pedal settings all can be adjusted to help blend when needed. You can do all that on a Tele, if you want.
          <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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          • #13

            tele

             

            to be more specific... this tele

             

            tele

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          • #14
            Which is better red apple green apple?
            Both are apples.
            When ripe both are sweet
            Both make excellent bake goods fillings

            I own 2 strats & 2teles, 1of each is set up for slide, all have hum canceling pick ups(dimarzio)
            Played through my favorite faux amp ( digitech GSP 1101) set to the same patch, all instruments sound great,
            The strats sound different from the teles, the teles sound different from each other because one has a alder body, the other,
            has a very heavy body ( possibly hard ash) with clear sound sharp attack and great sustain.

            For recording 2 guitar parts tele left 10 o'clock , strat right 2 o'clock.
            Both work well together, things remain distinct and blend sonically

            Which is better the strat or the tele?

            If I was to travel from Memphis to my true love would I walk or travel in a limo?
            I am blessed with a tin ear, I love poorly made cheap guitars,and terrible sounding amps though I do prefer solid state amps over tubes.<br>

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            • billybilly
              billybilly commented
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              bubdude wrote:
              Which is better red apple green apple?
              Both are apples.
              When ripe both are sweet
              Both make excellent bake goods fillings

              C'mon now, green apples go soft way too quickly or are sour. Red apples rule!

          • #15
            Wadda about golden delicious?
            I am blessed with a tin ear, I love poorly made cheap guitars,and terrible sounding amps though I do prefer solid state amps over tubes.<br>

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