Tele or another strat ... help me decide

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  1. dave s

    dave s Member

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    My only two gigging guitars are strats. I'm seriously considering buying a new replacement for my 'backup' guitar, but can't decide whether or not to take the risk of buying a Tele because strats are pretty much all I like to play anymore.

    So many of the songs my band plays were originally played on telecasters so it makes good tone sense to have one. On the flipside, my #1 player is such a killer guitar, backups almost never see any playing time.

    Talk me into a telecaster so I can dump my backup strat. What would really seal the deal would be a relic or a truly beat up Nash or the like. It's either going to be a CS strat (closet classic or relic) or a relic tele of some sort.

    dave
     
  2. David-R

    David-R Supporting Member

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    Is the Lone Star not doing it for you? My backup Strat is a Lone Star also and I've been fighting the Tele bug for months.
     
  3. dave s

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    David:

    It's been in the case so long, the sunlight might crack the finish if I pull it out! Great copy of a Lonestar strat, but I'm jonesing for a tele or a relic strat, copy, whatever.

    dave
     
  4. stratofied

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    I love Strats but a nice Tele is a wonderful thing to have handy.
     
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    Talk you into it? What more do you need to know than T's Kick Ass? Big tight bottom (nothing wrong with that). Big on the edge of of feedback bridge sounds. What more can you want?
     
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    Dave -are you still playing Grosh RCs?
     
  8. sinner

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    A Strat and a Tele go together very well! Here's a pic of my 2000 Nocaster Relic, just to GAS you up some:

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  9. Kooper

    Kooper Guest

    Cuz Tele's are good
     

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