So I like Teles?? Confused

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So I went to a good guitar store called rocker guitars in San Fran

Played a Tom Anderson Tele a bunch of masterbuilt strats a les Paul
And what spoke to me the most was a 52 reissue Tele !

Loved the quick attack bounciness and bright sweet tone
All this unplugged

But
I play van halen rock blues zztop stuff Gary Moore

Stuuf like that

No one plays a Tele for stuff Like that

I'm confused
Maybe I need to plug everything in

But I loved the feel of it
Just really liked it
 

TresGatos

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ZZ Top -> Tele or Esquire no sweat, Billy does it.

Gary Moore -> Find a 52RI HotRod (comes with a neck humbucker)

Van Halen -> Tons of covers on youtube using Teles. It's all in the pedals for that one. (Behind the nut bends and tuner-divebombs)



Just do it.
 

Jahn

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Tele is ok for Rock I guess.
 

buglen

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I had that same experience with a Telecaster as well. I was looking for a new guitar and at the time I was in a modern rock cover band. I picked up a '72 Thinline reissue (natural finish), and just fell in love with the clean tone and feel. I didn't buy it because I needed something I could drop tune at the time, but it is an amazing guitar and I may still pick one up.
 

ReddRanger

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You went to Rocker and you didn't plug into anything?? That shop should have all kinds of amp goodness to choose from!

Go back and plug in. All of them. Seriously. Then start considering...
 
M

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No one plays a Tele for stuff Like that
In the world of rock 'n roll and blues, you can pretty much play anything on any guitar. Billy Gibbons plays Esquires and Gretsches and Gibsons; Jack White and that guy from the Cult play Gretsches; Page rocked a Tele for the first two Led Zep albums (and a Dan Electro, too); Grohl plays a 335; Lennon played a Casino; Neilsen plays Hamers, etc., etc.

Limitations are all in your head. Here's Eddie with a Tele, BTW:

 

tone?

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Anyone have a vid of Eddie with that Tele?? I have seen it once

I just loved the way it felt
It was blasphemy with my blazing halen through it and fast runs
And it sounded heavenly playing Women in Love on it!!

Struck a nerve while playing
AND felt good




In the world of rock 'n roll and blues, you can pretty much play anything on any guitar. Billy Gibbons plays Esquires and Gretsches and Gibsons; Jack White and that guy from the Cult play Gretsches; Page rocked a Tele for the first two Led Zep albums (and a Dan Electro, too); Grohl plays a 335; Lennon played a Casino; Neilsen plays Hamers, etc., etc.

Limitations are all in your head. Here's Eddie with a Tele, BTW:

 

harpinon

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Tele's sound great when gained up. I think it sounds way better than my strat thru a cranked Marshall.
The thing that was hard at first for me was the stigma of playing a "Tennessee Twanger" as my friends call it.
Between my Tele and my Les Paul, I rarely use the others anymore.
 

karma1

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Jeff Beck gets some great rock tones out of a Tele as well.
I put a Duncan Little 59 single space humbucker in the bridge of my Tele and it sounds fantastic with high gain distortion.
 

KOG

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When in doubt about a Tele get a Fender 51 Nocaster, it really doesn't get much better than that!

It took me about 25 yrs of denial and to fully understand that a Tele is the quintessential solid body guitar for rock, blues, country, etc. I think I got too hung up on appearances over the years digging on Strats & Les Pauls. The Tele is the ultimate K.I.S.S. guitar -Keep It Simple Stupid!
:beer
 

xtian

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I saw a big reemergence of Tele as rock guitar with Jeff Buckley. Awesome.
 




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