Telecasters.........Telecasters..........Telecasters...

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  1. Larry

    Larry Member

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    I have become addicted to Fender Telecasters. I recently purchased a CIJ 72 reissue and a 62 Deluxe. I am also considering swapping some of my herd for a Custom Shop Rosewood.

    I always thought Teles looked primitive and never had the desire to even play one. Once I did, I was hooked.

    Teles are my all time favorite!! (this week..........)
     
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    I was the exact same way Larry, now I want one super bad.
     
  4. Larry

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    If you can, Rooney, see if you can get your hands on a Japanese made one. Excellent quality (some say better then American) and less than half the cost.
     
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    I used to have one..........American 52 RI, played and sounded great........sorry I sold it :cry:

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    You wat a Tele!? American Vintage 52 RI. OPnly way to fly. Player thru a DRRI or a Mesa Boogie Mark I... Tale your pick. They rock, and blues and twang ....
     
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    Geez. If I could spell I'd be dangerous. :p
     
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    I always had a grudge against Tele's, then my intuition pulled this on out...

    [img width=640 height=480]http://i13.tinypic.com/4mi1avt.jpg[/img]

    Limited run Highway One.
     
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    [quote author=MauritsP link=topic=14726.msg190349#msg190349 date=1187796062]
    They sure are great aren't they. For some terrific Tele playing check out Roy Buchanan.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFmgWJdjiog
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    Have you noticed how he faced that silverface amp (Twin?) away from the audience and the band? He must have played at an enormous volume.
     
  10. Larry

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    Two knobs and one switch! Simplicity you gotta love!
     
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    I used to not like Teles at all, I think I thought they were not very rock'n'roll or something until I played one. I now am the proud owner of an all original 1973 model and recently had it serviced and set up so it's playing like a dream. Love it.
    [img width=349 height=480]http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa20/mickeyfrets/Democratpicture.jpg[/img]
     
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    I'm pretty chuffed with my CIJ 62 RI Tele.

    Though some days I prefer my strat to it. I guess it just depends what day I'm having :D
     
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    I've noticed tons and tons of brittish bands using them latley, they seem to be the in thing
     
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    here the tele im gassing for right now, well, at least the body of it.

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    /dibs!
     
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    in thing, out thing . . . who cares? Tele's rule!!!
    . . . and despite their simplicity, they are capable of being amazingly complex once you get to know them
    . . . three very unique tones between two pickups that can cover an amazing amount of ground
    . . . maybe they aint the best match for every type of music . . .
    . . . but if you want sheer joy of tone and play, they can't be beat

    I never really respected Fender, and I never appreciated Tele's until I tried one
    . . . and now that I have built my own, I am astounded by what has been hidden from me for all these long years

    You have to have at least one Tele, to truly appreciate the amazing magic of an electric guitar
     
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    A tele feels good now and then, but im a strat man thru and thru when it comes to fenders. :p
     
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    I spent years with Strats. Why do I need a Tele when I have a perfectly good Strat?

    Boy, that pissed off alot of people over the years....

    I finally PLAYED a couple of Teles, which is something many people don't do.
    C'mon guys, admit it. If you don't like a Tele, have you actually played a nice one?
    I can see now how they are so highly regarded by so many.

    I bought my Ash body Tele 3 years ago, I honestly don't play it that much, but it's a keeper.
    It's great for rhythm stuff, leads, blues, more versatile than I would have ever dreamed.

    Look at the Country world, see what those cats have been doing for decades with them.
     

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    My only complaint with teles is the original complaint people had with them when it was invented.. It digs in my ribs !!! and not to mention the intonation..
    Which all have been fixed with the tele deluxe an other variations. But I find the nicer tele's not to give me the same feeling as a 52 ri etc gives. I like the raw rough sound and the feeling it's invinsible they give.
     
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    My ribs are, um, well padded.
    Intonation is no problem on mine with individual saddles.
    I know that's not how they were originally built...

    I don't drive a Model T either. ;)
     
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    True!, but alot of people say you need the original brass saddles to get the true tele sound? I dunno what do you guys think?
     

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