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  1. #1

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Herndon, VA
    ME: Jackson Soloist
    Rig: Fractal Audio Axe-FX II

    iTrader: 4 (100%)

    NGD: Weekend Edition

    Did some horsetrading this weekend. First, I swapped guitars with Noodles on Saturday. I traded him his old Les Paul Standard for his '87 Soloist. I got the LP from Crooks in trade for another guitar, so that damned thing has been all over the place.

    Anyway, this Soloist is something special:

    Today, I traded some gear at Atomic Music for this Japanese-made Fender Tele. It's a '50s reproduction (bridge, PUs, tuners, logo, neck carve) and is an absolute tone monster. Totally destroyed the American Standard Tele they were asking $200 more for. Nobody ever tells you how much fun Teles are when playing with tons of gain. It screams. And you can legitimately play jazz on the thing with the neck pickup.

  2. #2

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Manhattan
    ME: Warmoth Warhead
    MA: Blueridge BR-40
    MB: Dingwall ABI, Kubicki
    Rig: Budda SD30

    iTrader: 12 (100%)

    Jealous of the Tele. Congrats!
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  3. #3

    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Location: Norman, OK
    ME: Gibson SG Special
    MA: Yamaha FSX700SC
    Rig: Fender Deluxe VM

    iTrader: 0

    I love playing teles with van halen style gain. They extra bite and ring from the tele bridge just makes such a pleasing screaming tone and while I wouldn't use a tele for modern metal, I'd definitely use one for 80s style hard rock. You can just dig in and make glorious tones.

  4. #4

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
    ME: Ibanez 540PIIM
    Rig: Peavey 6505

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Was it a 3/4 Les Paul?
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    Tiān xi m nng zhī, m nng xng." - Lao Tse - my band.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: New Orleans
    ME: Elysian Custom
    Rig: Bias Desktop

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    beautiful jackson!
    I play Suhrs, not poor people guitars. -Chris

  6. #6

    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: London, Ontario, Canada
    ME: WarmothTele/SE245
    MA: Seagull S12+
    MB: Fender Jazz Bass V
    Rig: Egnater Renegade 65

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    Tele It's true, Tele's with some gain absolutely rule.

  7. #7

    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Location: Chicago

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    Noob question:

    I've never actually played a Tele but I always hear people talking about how bright the bridge pickup is. Is that cuz it's surrounded by metal? Or is it just a different kind of pickup?

  8. #8

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Manhattan
    ME: Warmoth Warhead
    MA: Blueridge BR-40
    MB: Dingwall ABI, Kubicki
    Rig: Budda SD30

    iTrader: 12 (100%)

    Depends on whose definition you take. I just think it's a characteristic of the single-coil pickup used and its placement, but some guys swear by the fact that the bridge mounting has an effect on it too.

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