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Everyone seems to want a Tele now! Stop it!

XmasTree

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..don't follow the fad. Buy something that suites YOU!!!



This does not apply to those that aren't following a trend
you know who you are
 

Blues Rocker

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And your point is? ;)

I got a Tele a few years ago because it flat rocked, had superb tone and played like silk. My main axe is now an ES-335, but I will never sell my Tele!

If it was good enough for Clapton to record Crossroads with, then it's good enough for me!
 

Troubleman

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I'm sure Fender is hopin' the same thing that happened to the Stratocaster shortly after Stevie Ray Vaughan's passing will happen to the Telecaster - "EVERYBODY' gets one, they become the choice instrument of Saturday afternoon wankers at GC, tee-shirts, Wayne's World Teles, Telecaster-gangs will form...

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dividedsky

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I'm sure Fender is hopin' the same thing that happened to the Stratocaster shortly after Stevie Ray Vaughan's passing will happen to the Telecaster - "EVERYBODY' gets one, they become the choice instrument of Saturday afternoon wankers at GC, tee-shirts, Wayne's World Teles, Telecaster-gangs will form...

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jb
Well if any of us are alive when Keith Richards dies I guess we'll find out.
 

shane8

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i always wanted a plank designed in the 40s with a bridge that doesn't work, is an ergonomic nightmare and is noisy

and yet in the real world u never see anyone playing them > maybe tgpers buy all the stock? :p
 

fenderbender4

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I am tempted by the telecaster because it's "cool" and provides a different sound. I'll admit I'm part of the audience this post is directed too.
 

scott

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i always wanted a plank designed in the 40s with a bridge that doesn't work, is an ergonomic nightmare and is noisy

and yet in the real world u never see anyone playing them > maybe tgpers buy all the stock? :p
I see people playing them all the time. Theres lots of bar players around here using them.
Compesated saddles work great for the intonation and I dont really find them uncomforable or noisy. Then again I like Les Pauls so what do I know.
When I was a kid I didnt like them cause they were country guitars. Then I played one though a good head and 412........then it all became clear how cool they are.
 

XmasTree

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I am tempted by the telecaster because it's "cool" and provides a different sound. I'll admit I'm part of the audience this post is directed too.

I/we appreciate your honesty!!!
OH, and don't by one,....buy one! they're awesome!

you are cool by me fenderbender!
 

Lespaulsignature 74

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i always wanted a plank designed in the 40s with a bridge that doesn't work, is an ergonomic nightmare and is noisy

and yet in the real world u never see anyone playing them > maybe tgpers buy all the stock? :p
Love my Suhr Classic T, the Suhr is dead quiet, is comfortable...it has body cotours and stays in tune...it has compensated saddles.

Artists who play/played Tele's....Keith Richards, Robbin Ford, Brad Paisly, Johnny Lang, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Roy Buchannon, Danny Gatton, Albert Collins, etc....
 

phoenix 7

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Love my Suhr Classic T, the Suhr is dead quiet, is comfortable...it has body cotours and stays in tune...it has compensated saddles.

Artists who play/played Tele's....Keith Richards, Robbin Ford, Brad Paisly, Johnny Lang, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Roy Buchannon, Danny Gatton, Albert Collins, etc....
Not to mention Billy Gibbons, Albert Lee, Vince Gill, Jonny Lang, Steve Cropper, Mike Stern....

"Nobody in the real world" plays Tele's? WTF??
 

Tele71

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and Jim Campologno and Dave Edmunds and Jerry Reed and Redd and Bill and....
I think I have 5 Teles now and the Strats never see much action. Good Stuff these Teles
 

pedalcr8z

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i always wanted a plank designed in the 40s with a bridge that doesn't work, is an ergonomic nightmare and is noisy

and yet in the real world u never see anyone playing them > maybe tgpers buy all the stock? :p
Wow, what world are you living in.......open your eyes! Brad Paisley, Jimmy Page, Keef:rotflmaoto name but a few but look above for a few more "nobodys"..........the bridge happens to be an industry icon! Lay off the Fosters for a while man!
 

RJLII

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i always wanted a plank designed in the 40s with a bridge that doesn't work, is an ergonomic nightmare and is noisy
Dude - Say what you really mean ;)

I always thought they were a one trick pony that only knew a tired old trick. My '94 American Standard convinced me otherwise. The 6 Saddle Bridge, although sneered at by Tele purists, worked great. The modern shielding cut down on a fair bit of the noise and the flatter radius neck really improved playability versus the old stuff. Once I got the Tele my Strat saw very little playing time.

I hope the maggot that broke into my house and stole it (and the Strat) is able to appreciate the good qualities of the guitar :mad:
 






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