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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.
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.
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.
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.
Guitars: Ampeg Dan Armstrongs, Fender Telecasters, Stratocasters, Epiphone Les Paul, G-400, EG-1275, Dots, Gibson SG, Squier Stratocasters, Telecasters, OLP MM1s, etc.Amps: Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 50/1960A, Ampeg VL-502/VLA, Music Man HD150 212, etc.Effects: Vox ToneLab SE, etc.Influences: Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Ronnie Wood, Paul Kantner, Eric Clapton, Rich Robinson, Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend, The Edge, etc.
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.
Guitars: 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)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud
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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?
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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.