Strats and Blackface / Teles and Tweed

goodsal

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My American Deluxe Strat sounds better with my '64 Blackface Princeton Reverb, and my '52 Reissue Tele sounds better with my Clark Beaufort. Is there a reason that Strats would go better with Blackfaces and Teles with Tweeds?
 

burner

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I dunno', my Strat sounds phenomenal with my Li'l Dawg D-luxe.
(I just wish it was louder)
 

mad dog

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I'd have to respectfully disagree on the tele. That guitar is promiscuous, loves every damn amp. I really can't think of one -- BF, SF or tweed -- that the tele doesn't sound great through. Strats are pickier, IMO.
 

Jahn

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You know I noticed that too. Buckers and Strats seem to be very amp-picky. Teles pretty much love the one they're with.
 

bard2dbone

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I have to add one to that. My guitar player has an Epiphone Casino with those big chrome covered P90's. If his Tele is promiscuous, the Casino is a slut. His Casino loves every amp. I especially loved it through my Bedrock BC50.

Now I don't know if his is typical of the breed. But it sounds amazing through just about everything.

The Tele is great and the Casino is great. Now if only I could get him to buy something better than the Ovation, he'd be covered,
 

mad dog

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The other "easy" guitar is a 335. Not quite like the tele (which so rarely sounds bad no matter what the amp), but still the 335 has worked well with every amp I've tried it through so far.
 

sabby

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The signature Strat neck tone is more forgiving through a punchy Blackface Twin (BF extreme). The signature Tele bridge p/u tone, which may pierce you between the eyes through the same amp, compresses and grinds nicely through a Tweed Champ (tweed extreme). Conversely, the Strat neck p/u that sounds so great through the stiffer BF can get woolly and lost in a cranked tweed.

Those volume and tone knobs on your guitar can compensate nicely, however.
 

fr8_trane

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I just did a shootout with a couple friends, a half dozen guitars, and 3 amps - heritage victory, '78 deluxe, and an alessandro rottweiller and I thought the tele sounded best through the Deluxe, while the strat sounded best through the Victory.
 




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