Is a Telecaster with humbuckers just wrong?

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  1. Smell Muhfinger

    Smell Muhfinger "is just really nice?"

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    I say yes. :facepalm:
     
  2. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    naw man. some people need humbuckers an like the tele. it's all good. i think strats with humbuckers look weirder.
     
  3. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    no

    John5 and the dude from slipknot play those and they rule
     
  4. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    personally, i think the tele is one of the least playable guitars i've ever played.
     
  5. DrivenByDemons

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    john5 rules. check this out

    [video=youtube;hdyTw43NZCI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdyTw43NZCI[/video]
     
  6. racerx

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    depends how its set up, mate
     
  7. Racerx969

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    What are these? It's a tele elite. 9v in the back.

    And I just learned to post pics. And about the stickers. Yes I did that. And my ex swung it into the floor like an axe. And it stays in tune, eats batteries, and overall sounds like shit clean. Heavy fucker too.

    Played gigs with it for ten years.

    Hey Racer :hi5:
     
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    No... Without a Humbucker in the bridge position, the guitar sounds stale & flat (unless you're playing Country music) ..Pointless to even try playing
     
  10. KennyNoisewater

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    Fuck no it isn't wrong. It kicks major ass. Here are a couple of mine.. That green one is a beast. Has been one of my main guitars for years..

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  11. Racerx969

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    I have been told mine are singles (reason I asked what are these) because they don't act like it. Sharp edges everywhere. I have a strat too. Much mellower guitar. It sounds great clean. Add a little brown, the tele screams.

    I read somewhere this model was made to compete with the Les Paul and only lived a couple of years. One of the knobs changes the dynamics of the pickups.
     
  12. Chriza

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    I could say the same thing about most guitars. :grad:
     
  13. RenchFries

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    I'm a traditional guy. A telecaster with a humbucker isn't a real telecaster anymore. That doesn't mean it can't be a good/cool guitar though. It's a telecaster body & neck with a humbucker in it.
     
  14. VAsiCkBoy

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    I recently picked up a John 5 Squier for cheap. Not a fan of the pickups and electronics but the guitar is built pretty damn good. Gonna eventually put in some more traditional humbuggies and redo the wiring but for now, it's pretty sweet.

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  15. HeinousMark

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    That's pretty much my reaction, too. Just semantics, really, but wtf.... That said, I have an old Fender Squire Bullet that is shaped like a Tele and has a single humbucker and a whammy bar, and it's a fun as Hell rock guitar, but it sounds nothing remotely like a Tele...... If I was after a signature Tele or Strat sound nowadays, I'd go with G&L guitars, the high-end ones; not the "Legacy" models. I had a G&L I'll eternally regret losing (pawn shop :facepalm: ) and it was the Strat that outstratted my Fender Strat. I don't know how they are since Mr. Fender died, but G&L was the best brand he ever put out, IMHO of course.
     
  16. Ralph

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    I have a stacked humbucker on my Strat (lead) p/u and also wired a vol knob for my rhythm p/up which has a push/pull stacked humbucker for a single coil/humbucker option. I did this long before PRS guitars were popular. This config allows me to get all sounds and control on my Strat. I also changed the tuners to locking schallers so the trem wont slip. To the eye it looks like a plain strat w an additional vol knob. This guitar thru a bassman head and 15" cab has all players coming up and asking me how I get my great tone.
     
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    I've heard nothing but great stories about G&L guitars, but I sadly never played one. Gibson had a similar kind of brand I think. Some of the lead guys left Gibson and started their own company that made Les Pauls that were supposedly better than the originals.
     
  18. VAsiCkBoy

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    Don't forget Richie Kotzen. Not the same style but he rips!

    [video=youtube;mmoszVQqEv0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmoszVQqEv0[/video]
     
  19. VAsiCkBoy

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    And what would Keith be without Micawber?

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  20. KennyNoisewater

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    Richie is a great player, I just hate his voice. Not saying his voice sucks, I just don't like it. The dude can stand toe to toe with almost anyone on the guitar though. I was really into him back in the early 90s when I went through my shred phase.