Is the 3 pickup Telecaster really just the "bastard child" of a Stratocaster?

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  1. Mayflower

    Mayflower Silver Supporting Member

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    I was rolling the floor when my good friend told me "Your 3 pickupTele is just the bastard child of a Stratocaster".:p :p :p ( 66 with the middle pickup added, in the 80's).
    It was all in good fun and thought you guys might get a kick out his statement.:p :p: :p I know I did:p :p:p
    Discuss.... With comedic replies only please.:p :p :p
    (Just want to keep it light!)
     
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    Leo and Les stole all their ideas from B.C. Rich, man!
     
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    More like the crazy uncle no one likes to talk about:D
     
  5. Teleplayer

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    3 pickup Tele is way too cool to be the bastard child of anyone, anybody or anything.......including a Strat. That third pickup is just a simple addition to the family......
     
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    this is something I've been thinking about lately . . .looking for a Suhr Strat,
    but I've always loved a Tele also , . . . . . could I get the best of both worlds with a Suhr Classic T with 3 singles ?
     
  7. JWK

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    In a word, no. The best thing about a strat comes from the severe (in comparison) routing of the body and the interaction of the trem bridge/springs with the resonance of the whole thing.

    Likewise, the solid body of the tele and the interaction of the metal bridge plate (vintage type) with the resonating instrument is the best part of the tele.

    You can make/modify both to move toward each other in tone/response, but you will never get "the best" of both in one.

    My two cents.
     
  8. bluesdoc

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    'scuse my ignorance, but what is 'rolling the floor'?

    jon
     
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    Yes, I was wondering what that meant too! :)
     
  10. Chris

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    I don't disagree, but if it's primarily tele you're after, a middle pickup can get you pretty damn close to strat-land on the in-between positions.
     
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    If it is, it wouldn't be the first bastard I've enabled....
     
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    "Rolling on the floor" is an expression that means "uncontrollable laughter", or in other words "I was laughing so hard I was rolling on the floor".

    I've always heard the 3 pu tele's referred to as "Nashville Teles". I always thought it was a good idea.


    Now if we can just give them arm and tummy cuts. Mooo hooo haaa haaa haaa! Soon you will all be playing stratocasters! Mooo hooo haaa haaa haaa!

    A
     
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    Frankly, this is the only thing I like about Strats, so for me to put this on a Tele is an acceptable compromise...
     
  14. Mayflower

    Mayflower Silver Supporting Member

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    Laughing really hard.
    Probably should have used one of those fancy "internet" abbreviations.
    Such as,


    I was,
    ROTFLOLAPMP (rolling on the floor, laughing out loud, almost pooped my pants)
    or
    ROTFLMAOTIF (rolling on the floor, laughing my ass off till I
    farted)
    or
    ROTFLMAOPMPABAG
    (rolling on the floor, laughing my ass off, peeing my pants, and busting a gut)
    Or could have been the simple, LOL.:)
     
  15. JWK

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    I agree 100%.

    One must identify what *part* of the strat or tele sound profile that is appealing and go from there. One person may think of the neck pup on a tele as the "best" tele sound, while another will think of the bridge pup as "it".

    Then again, some hard core (not all) strat lovers will argue that those in-between sounds on a nashville type tele are nothing but a cheesy mimic of a *real* strat.

    It's all a matter of how you hear what you're hearing.....(pauses, puts chin into hand, gazes into a mirror, smiles smugly, marvels at his own genius and insight).

    Then you mix in the human tendencies of self rightousness and stubborness and you have........well, some of the threads that develop here.

    AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I kill myself!
     
  16. Teleplayer

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    I just had one done -- and it's sitting down at the store waiting for me to pick it up..............it arrived this week, and I haven't had time to get down there yet.... :D
     
  17. Teleplayer

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    +1
     
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    It's what you do before you smoke it.
     
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    i think that 3rd pickup is just a tumor. hows it sound?
     
  20. Mayflower

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    ROTFLMAOAPMP!!!!!!!!!!!
    And, just fine. Close enough for Strat tones.
    But I rarely use it much in recent years(the tumor).
    Great replies.
    Thanks
     

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