Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by leodiditright, Feb 22, 2012.
What do you think guys? I've got one with that weight under my radar...
That sounds like a good weight to me. Anything 8 LBS or over i'd stay away from for CS
7.445 would be over the line.
Does it sound good? For me, 7-8 is a nice to have range, but if sounds great, 12lbs is my shoulder pain cutoff (it would have to play itself at 11lb 15oz)
7.4 is on slightly on the heavy side of being perfect. I'm talking a few oz. heavy.
I remember reading where Rick Nielsen spec'd out a GVCG t-style and wanted the guitar to not weigh less than 7.5 lbs.
7.44 would have been fine... its that extra .005 that gets you
What I'm not getting is that I've got a Road Worn Player tele at 8lbs, and it feels very heavy to me, so 7.44lbs is not a lot less than 8lbs, that's why I'm not sure if it's still too heavy?
Personally I'd be looking for a swamp ash, lighter tele. I have a pine LsL that weighs just under 7 lbs. Those lightweight, resonant guitars are addicting.
It is an ash body tele. I don't know how's the tone of a pine body tele.
7.44 lbs is heavy if you think it is. Do not worry about what many other's say as it is all relevant.
Nope sounds like a good weight to me. I owned a CS Nocaster that was right around 7 lb. and it felt (and sounded) great - probably one of the lightest Tele's I've even played. My benchmarks (for Telecasters, anyway) are anything under 8 is light, and anything over 9 - 9.5 is heavy. And anything over 10 is TOO heavy. Had a '52 American reissue that was 10+, and a boat anchor. Got rid of it just because of the weight.
Sounds about right. Most are 7-7.5 range. The super light ones have there own sound. JE smith did an interview awhile back on this.
I think the pine teles sound good, and they are real light. Here's a clip I made a couple nights ago with the pine tele. Sorry for parts of it, I was playing along with an actual song so it sounds kind of busy at times...but you can hear the tone of the lsl okay.
What's the tone of the super light ones? brighter? thinner? airy?
I think there mid scooped compared to a 7-7.5 pounder
I have a 6lbs and a 7-7.5lbs and the 7lbs has more bottom end punch like a les paul. The GE smith interview talks about this too.
depends how they rounded...7.441 is a lot different than 7.442 for example.
7.5 lbs is totally doable on a Tele.
Wouldn't worry me a bit.
When you're talking about how the weight feels, a half a pound is actually quite a bit for electric guitars.
Tone is less predictable. I think teleblaster is on the right track as far as tendencies go. I like to say the light ones tend to be "spanky'" but I don't even know what I mean by that exactly!