Les Paul or Tele Tomorrow?

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  1. goldtopper

    goldtopper For Real VIP Gold

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    Gig on Sunday, practice tomorrow.
    Been playing the goldtop mainly, but I'm thinking it's a Tele weekend. Yeah, they're polygraphs, but so light and so pure sounding.
    What say you guitarists?
     
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    You don't have a Strat?
     
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    Gold top: lower mids; good sustain; versatile. Go to for rhythm/standard rock/grounds other instruments.
    Tele: split between mids/highs; sudden sound curve/twang; not as versatile but stands out. Crisp strike notes. Go to for picking/arpeggiation.
     
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    Are you playing more Aerosmithy or more Hendrixy. I own them both. I use what is appropriate.
     
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    Had many, just a preference.
     
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    I'd go with the Tele, just because I prefer singlecoils.
     
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    Depends on the material but gun to my head, you gotta go with a Les Paul.
     
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    I'm leaning tele. I have a 'bucker-sized P90 in front and the middle position provides a smooth and strangely hum-free sound. For tomorrow's selections, I need sparkle.
     
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    Totally a personal preference deal, but I'd rather have an American Telecaster.
     
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    Mack Well-Known Member 2010 OG VIP

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    Love the Tele tone.
     
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    Right call. If the pups lean vintage, you should get plenty of sparkle.
     
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    I'll let you know once I get "go tell aunt Rosie" down pat.
     
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    both
     
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    Tele... it's like a hooker..who cares if it dies?

    LP headstock has a nasty weakness...and too special to lose. Keep her home.
     
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    Telecaster.

    Although my go to is an sg
     
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    get one of these. killer sound for metal

    Dime was the man

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    In cases like this, I always think of what Elvis would do. Elvis would be high on painkillers and forget his guitar.
     
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    There you go. This is my reply as well.

    What kind of music are you playing anyway?
     
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    love my lp accept no substitute
     
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