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Unread 07-02-2009, 07:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stratocaster VS. Telecaster

Which one do you think is better? (I myself prefer the strat). Explain why you think one has an advantage over the other. Feel free to post pics
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Unread 07-02-2009, 07:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Stratocaster VS. Telecaster

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Re: Stratocaster VS. Telecaster

I'd have an easier time deciding which one of my kids I like more.
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Re: Stratocaster VS. Telecaster

mim strat > mim tele
mia tele > everything
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Re: Stratocaster VS. Telecaster

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FAIL! It should be Gibson LP>Everything
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Re: Stratocaster VS. Telecaster

I like 'em both.

I play my Strat a lot, and have a Chinacaster (Squire Affinity Tele) project guitar that plays and sounds quite good.

I have a push/push pot in my Strat that activates the neck pickup--this way I can get that Tele middle position sound with the pickup selector in the bridge position.

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Re: Stratocaster VS. Telecaster

Tough question. I don't think one is better. Both are distinctive sounding guitars that are, for many, absolutely essential.

If I HAD to choose, I'd choose a strat. But not because I think it's better. Nothing on the strat is better than the tele bridge pickup. I take the strat for vesatility and the vibrato bar.
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Re: Stratocaster VS. Telecaster

Totally different beasts, and both have their place. If I could only have one guitar period, a nice heavy as hell soild ash tele with vintage plate, good alnico 5 pups and a 4 way switch would be my first choice.

Instead of asking "which is better", you should ask "which do you prefer", I have two strats and a tele , and all are essential pieces of my aresenal.
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Re: Stratocaster VS. Telecaster

For me it's like asking which I like better: a chisel or a flathead screwdriver?

They're different tools for different jobs. Strat is more comfortable. Yet there is a workman-like feel to the plank of wood that is a Telecaster. I dig that. Strats are fancier, but with fancy comes the potential for more adjustment problems and irritations.

I've tried to hit the best of both worlds with a Nashville Tele (middle pickup like a Strat) so I can get the cool notch tones of a Strat but still basically have a Tele. Still, I know it's not "just as good as a Strat". It's more like having a chisel that I can sometimes use as a screwdriver too...

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Re: Stratocaster VS. Telecaster

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mim strat > mim tele
WRONG!!!! MIM Strat has cheap ceramic pickups, while MIM Telecasters have nice Alnico pickups!

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mia tele > everything
WRONG again! MIA Telecasters are nice, but are not 'better than everything' for all styles of music or all players.

If you like MIA Telecasters better than all other guitars, then that is your preference, but not all of us here agree....after all; this is a LES PAUL forum!
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Re: Stratocaster VS. Telecaster

Which is better? A hammer or a screw-driver?

Essentially the same question. That said, I play my Tele more.
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Re: Stratocaster VS. Telecaster

Personally I like the sound of both, but in the looks Category a Strat just looks sexier to me. With all those curves and Contours, it just screams "play me!"
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FAIL! It should be Gibson LP>Everything
There never has been, or ever will be a Gibson Les Paul, that can sound as good as a properly built Telecaster or Stratocaster.
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There never has been, or ever will be a Gibson Les Paul, that can sound as good as a properly built Telecaster or Stratocaster.
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Re: Stratocaster VS. Telecaster

Questions like this are pointless. It's all down to preference
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Re: Stratocaster VS. Telecaster

Maybe the next thread should be: What would win in a fight - a liger or a unicorn?

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Questions like this are pointless. It's all down to preference

And most other ?s on guitar forums do have a point!!!?
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Maybe the next thread should be: What would win in a fight - a liger or a unicorn?

I've got $100 on the liger
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Re: Stratocaster VS. Telecaster

I sold my strat in preference to a tele. I love the fat neck and slab of a body my tele has and am enjoying a whole new episode playing guitars. I'll probably get a 62 strat reissue in the future, I like them alot! It depends what mood Im kinda in... They are both equally a pleasure to play and sometimes hard to distinguish which is which! Both have great tones.

At the end of the day there are three electric guitars you shouldn't be without:

LP, Strat & a Tele (in no preferencial order!!) They all inspire me regardless of origin, as long as it has that killer tone!!! Yessss!!!! :-)
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LP, Strat & a Tele (in no preferencial order!!) They all inspire me regardless of origin, as long as it has that killer tone!!! Yessss!!!! :-)
gospel, baby

strats always seemed like chick guitars to me......
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buti still have a few
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gospel, baby

strats always seemed like chick guitars to me......
weird
buti still have a few

I dont...not anymore anyway
the only Fender design left in my Guitarmory is the G.H.Reno custom Tele,its sound is
that and the fact I won her makes her pretty much a keeper
BTW Frank,that certain Korina we know,was NEVER grounded at the factory
shes quiet as a Liger now
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Re: Stratocaster VS. Telecaster

i had a strat now i have 2 epiphone les pauls and 1 agile lespaul
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i had a strat now i have 2 epiphone les pauls and 1 agile lespaul
The point being....?
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Re: Stratocaster VS. Telecaster

I knew that the poor guy was gonna get hammered when I saw the topic and then a few more mowed down with odd reply's. I even had $$ on who would do the mowing?

ANYHOW
Look at LZ I & II ya think that those jewles were recorded w/ a LP, but come to find out TELE?
Hendrix made a Strat sound like....well.... not my fathers Oldsmobile or to me even a Strat?
I have a Tele with dule hunbuckers and a coil tap, think LP?
I have a Strat with S1 wiring, the all 3 pups is well, not Strat like.

A stock Strat is more for me that a stock Tele.
The Strat is thought of as first a Surf sound the Rock N Roll.
The Tele Country misic. Maybe thats why John 5 stiil uses one, he started hin pro career as a player for a country singer. Then slaped a humbucker in it and went over to Rob Zombie. His Tete sounds GREAT!
There is something about that neck lip stick Tele pup.
Kinda like a LP that has a P-90, something about it.

So I'll say gimmie a Strat with a SSH set up.
Oh wait ain't that my BC Rich Super Strat?
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That too bad. I feel for your loss!
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The point being....?
i dont like strats
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Which one do you think is better? (I myself prefer the strat). Explain why you think one has an advantage over the other. Feel free to post pics
The only question better than this one is "Which is better for blues - Les Paul or Stratocaster?", or "Ginger or Mary Ann?"
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