Stratocaster VS. Telecaster

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  1. lespaulrocker95

    lespaulrocker95 Member

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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:naughty:
     
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    I'd have an easier time deciding which one of my kids I like more. ;)
     
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    mim strat > mim tele
    mia tele > everything
     
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    FAIL! It should be Gibson LP>Everything
     
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    I like 'em both. :D

    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. :D

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    Tough question. :hmm: 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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    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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    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...;)

    My Nashville Tele w/Warmoth Boatneck and Wilkinson compensated bridge:
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    ^^^eggzakly.
     
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    WRONG!!!! MIM Strat has cheap ceramic pickups, while MIM Telecasters have nice Alnico pickups!

    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!:rolleyes:
     
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    Which is better? A hammer or a screw-driver?

    Essentially the same question. That said, I play my Tele more.
     
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    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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    +1
     
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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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    [​IMG]
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Questions like this are pointless. It's all down to preference
     
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    Maybe the next thread should be: What would win in a fight - a liger or a unicorn?

    :rofl:
     
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    :hmm:And most other ?s on guitar forums do have a point!!!?
     

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