les paul vs telecaster?


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d3mon slay
10-11-2008, 09:02 PM
im going to buy a new guitar tomorrow morning, either an Epiphone Les Paul or a Fender MIM telecaster. I'm looking for a tone close to ( doesn't have to be exactly like it) Radiohead, Muse , The Strokes, Oasis. I have a Marshall Valvestate 65r the older version and it is pretty good actually. Any help would be great! :D

Sonny_sam
10-11-2008, 09:06 PM
Get a tele with a bridge humbucker

tona_107
10-11-2008, 09:08 PM
It's a rather big difference, in my opinion you have to want one or the other.
I'm sure you're aware of the tonal differences between them, but there's no reason you can't do all that with either.

walker-rose
10-11-2008, 09:08 PM
Get the tele and put an SD hotrails in the bridge.

Bullethead
10-11-2008, 09:10 PM
get a strat

Sakattack75
10-11-2008, 09:11 PM
get a strat
this man is a genius

PopPunkPotHead
10-11-2008, 09:11 PM
IbanezRG!!!

PopPunkPotHead
10-11-2008, 09:12 PM
TheGuyAboveMeHasSweetGuitars

ealtdharkon
10-11-2008, 09:13 PM
this man is a genius

And this one is an idiot.

Get the tele, they sh*t all over Les Pauls.
Of course, this is just my own opinion, but I'd rather play a tele, far more comfortable and playable, and so much more versatile, too.

GNRjungle87
10-11-2008, 09:16 PM
I vote Tele or Strat. For the bands you listed, a Strat would probably be the best, and a Tele is pretty close to a Strat in terms of single coil and things. Hope this helps! :cheers:

Sk8rChik4gUitaR
10-11-2008, 09:19 PM
personally. get the les paul.
telecasters... i personally dont like their sound.
and the les paul is amazing.
just lower the bridge and its sweet.
but thats just my opinion.

Sguit
10-11-2008, 09:21 PM
maybe a fat strat would be a good choice

d3mon slay
10-11-2008, 09:24 PM
I'm tired of strats I have my sister's squier and I just hate the look.

qstionauthority
10-11-2008, 09:36 PM
personally. get the les paul.
telecasters... i personally dont like their sound.
and the les paul is amazing.
just lower the bridge and its sweet.
but thats just my opinion.
the saddle or the pickup?

GNRjungle87
10-11-2008, 09:49 PM
I'm tired of strats I have my sister's squier and I just hate the look.

Then I say go for the Tele. :liplick:

d3mon slay
10-11-2008, 09:50 PM
thanks guys! I'll revive this thread tomorrow when I get whichever guitar.

oyvindree
10-12-2008, 07:17 PM
Is the Tele heavy?
I have a Gibson Les Paul Studio, and its soo fuuu cking heavy.. Could need something lighter, so it would be easier to move around and being more active when playing.

eurotrashed
10-12-2008, 07:30 PM
im going to buy a new guitar tomorrow morning, either an Epiphone Les Paul or a Fender MIM telecaster. I'm looking for a tone close to ( doesn't have to be exactly like it) Radiohead, Muse , The Strokes, Oasis. I have a Marshall Valvestate 65r the older version and it is pretty good actually. Any help would be great! :D

Well the Tele would work well fro Radiohead and The Strokes. For Radiohead a set of lace sensor pickups would be ideal. A Les Paul is more suited towards Oasis. You listed a wide range for the tone that you want.

GNRjungle87
10-12-2008, 08:44 PM
Is the Tele heavy?
I have a Gibson Les Paul Studio, and its soo fuuu cking heavy.. Could need something lighter, so it would be easier to move around and being more active when playing.

Tele is pretty light in my opinion. I have an LP also, a Classic, and it's heavy but I've managed to get over that lol. The Tele is a lot lighter.

stevenpollock
10-12-2008, 08:54 PM
I would say for the sound you're going for, a tele would be the better choice. Although I am a Gibson guy, I do love those Telecasters... Not into strats really.

Felttoaster
10-12-2008, 10:14 PM
The ultimate combo
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and for the people to lazy to click it

Its a tele with
* Body: Mahogany/ bound top
* Neck: 1-Piece Mahogany, slim"C" Shape, bound, set (Polyurethane Finish)
* Fingerboard: Rosewood, 15.75" Radius
* Frets: 22-Jumbo
* Scale Length: 25.5"
* Nut: 1.625" (42 mm)
* Hardware: Chrome
* Machine Heads: Standard Style Tuning Machines
* Bridge: Hardtail
* Pickguard: None
* Pickups: 1 Seymour Duncan® SHPGP-1B Pearly Gates Plus Pickup (Bridge), 1 Seymour Duncan® SH-1N RP 59 Reverse Polarity Pickup (Neck )
* Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle, Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
* Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone/ coil splitting
* Strings: Fender Super 250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042), p/n 073-0250-003
* Unique Features: Set neck, slim body, carved top, Spalted top, Seymour Duncan pickups, push/pull coil tap, bound neck and body

DespisedIcon
10-12-2008, 10:55 PM
Get a SH tele. Hot rails in the bridge.

gucio93
10-12-2008, 11:22 PM
The tele would fit more for what you are going to play. I'm in love with all teles though so i'm moderately biased.

d3mon slay
10-12-2008, 11:25 PM
I ended up getting a epi les paul standard ..but I feel like returning it and getting the mexi tele

d3mon slay
10-13-2008, 10:00 PM
hey guys! i bought the les paul and im not sure but i THINK i want the tele now instead. my friend says i just have G.A.S gear accusation syndrome or something. But im not sure please help me out i just want a radiohead ,muse tone.

eurotrashed
10-13-2008, 10:03 PM
Get a Tele, make it like a Telecaster Plus for a Radiohead sound.

d3mon slay
10-13-2008, 10:04 PM
how do I make it like a tele plus?

eurotrashed
10-13-2008, 10:06 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Telecaster_Plus

GraceKim
10-14-2008, 09:08 AM
The guy should go to a guitar store and try out both guitars. Then he should pick one based on the sound and the feel.

karlocaster
10-24-2008, 06:05 AM
Id say tele. Ive got a squier tele and i much prefer it to my Dads Gibson lp. And over a thousand pounds difference! Teles are amazing and probalbly more suited to your style

ChrisN
10-24-2008, 06:24 AM
For the 4 bands you mentioned... Telecaster.

If you haven't though, I'd seriously suggest playing one of each. Although I wouldn't recommend an Epiphone to anyone these days; there are far better Les Pauls out there from other companies.