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MoPho

Formerly tripp2k
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5,667
Been a strat guy forever and have started to wrap my brain around the idea of adding something different to my arsenal. I've been adding some acoustics lately and now want to cap it off with ???

I have played quite a few Les Pauls lately to see if I can get that going on and it just isn't working for me. I don't want to offend so I'll leave my more specific comments out. Probably the biggest non-sensitive issue is the amount of wood and how this plays into the comfort thing.

Today, I took some time to go play my first tele. Actually played a few of them. Plugged into a tube screamer and then into a DRRI. The two that stood out were both '52 AVRIs, one a Hot Rod and the other not. I really liked how they felt in my hands and the larger neck in the HR actually felt particularly good even though I have smaller hands.

Here's the rub...the twang thing just isn't for me. So, I was thinking about putting one together, but I'd really like to go the humbucker route in both the bridge and neck.

SHOW ME YOUR HOT RODDED TELES! I need ideas. If you can shed some light on pups used and what amps you play through, that would be sweet.

Thanks!
 

fretless

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
5,814
I'm sure there will be some good posts here, but I would strongly suggest you check out things over at TDPRI (Tele forum). Great place with a TON of info right down your alley.
 

nosacter

Gold Supporting Member
Messages
348
+1 on checking the TDPRI. That's where you'll learn a lot. Might also check the Tom anderson web site. They make T models in a lot of configurations--real nice ones.
 

PedalFreak

Silver Supporting Member
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6,255
I had the same problem with tele's, the brightness...then I got a Fralin Blues Special bridge pickup with the base plate :) its perfect...Tele sound but not harsh.

Its my favorite bridge pickup. That in the bridge of the hot rod tele would be great!
 

MagicNelson

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
1,470
telecasters don't have humbuckers in the bridge
buy an ibanez
Lol. You're right but sometimes a humbucker in the neck can be magical.

To the OP - IMO, the single coil in the bridge of the tele is what makes it so great in a band situation. It cuts through the mix like no other without sounding weak like a strat bridge. Roll back the tone knob and you've got a P-90 type sound.
 

p.j.

Member
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5,530
Been a strat guy forever and have started to wrap my brain around the idea of adding something different to my arsenal. I've been adding some acoustics lately and now want to cap it off with ???

I have played quite a few Les Pauls lately to see if I can get that going on and it just isn't working for me. I don't want to offend so I'll leave my more specific comments out. Probably the biggest non-sensitive issue is the amount of wood and how this plays into the comfort thing.

Today, I took some time to go play my first tele. Actually played a few of them. Plugged into a tube screamer and then into a DRRI. The two that stood out were both '52 AVRIs, one a Hot Rod and the other not. I really liked how they felt in my hands and the larger neck in the HR actually felt particularly good even though I have smaller hands.

Here's the rub...the twang thing just isn't for me. So, I was thinking about putting one together, but I'd really like to go the humbucker route in both the bridge and neck.

SHOW ME YOUR HOT RODDED TELES! I need ideas. If you can shed some light on pups used and what amps you play through, that would be sweet.

Thanks!
Judicious use of the tone knob is a must for anyone playing a tele! Before changing anything play w/ the tone knob!

PJ
 

tamader74

Member
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3,675
Ahhhh, PJ...A man who know the secret of making the most "simple,or in some players eyes the most simply complicated guitar" sing ...'gotta roll that knob and bend them strings.!!!
 

Southern ILL

Member
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1,066
It made it to Norway without any problems.......its heavy,but thats a good thing for what it is......I only had it and a Engine turned model for about 2 months,but all the latches worked flawless and I did use them 2-3 times a week in and out of the house to the van and out to where I was going.......Used them alot and no problems.

Price was right and I would not hesitate to orfer up again.
 

cherrick

Member
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2,585


Don Mare 2324 Nancy pickups
USACG body and neck
Callaham Tele kit
Built and painted by Rob Oliveira of Crowley, Texas
 




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