Neck Strat pickup in a Tele?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Surfreak, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Surfreak

    Surfreak Member

    Oct 3, 2012
    Considering that the scale length and the wood combo are the same, would a Strat neck pickup sound basically the same if you put it in a Tele?

    Or would there be any significant tonal difference due to the different bridge?
  2. TheHeavy

    TheHeavy Member

    Feb 8, 2009
    The strats wammy spring setup provides a bit of extra dimension to the tone that the tele doesnt have. Therefore, nothing sounds like a strat- however, my nocaster has a strat tuned neck pickup and it does sound strat ISH, so their is a difference, its more raw and has more attack- just like a tele should. Strat trem units are like onboard reverb units set to 1.

    the answer to the question you never asked is...
    buy both a strat and tele, then a hardtail strat- keep it simple

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