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Old 05-19-2007, 02:52 AM   #81
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It's funny that no one really knows that the entire Led Zeppelin album and the solo from Stairway To Heaven was recorded on a late-50's Telecaster. His tone on the first album is godlike. I love it.
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Old 05-19-2007, 03:54 AM   #82
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It's funny that no one really knows that the entire Led Zeppelin album and the solo from Stairway To Heaven was recorded on a late-50's Telecaster. His tone on the first album is godlike. I love it.

Yeah.

The Tele doesn't get enough credit for most of Zep's albums
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Old 05-19-2007, 05:11 AM   #83
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my favitoure tele player is either Johnny Greenwood, Keith Murray or Russel Lissack
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:16 AM   #84
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^ mines ron wood but i love the jeff beck sig. esquire (does that count as a tele?)
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:17 AM   #85
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Esquire's count as Teles to me. Same $$$$ really, just less one pickup.
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:10 PM   #86
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I don't like the fact that Esquires don't have a neck pickup. A neck pickup on a Tele sounds so good

A Telecaster is really an Esquire with a neck pickup, really, but I could be wrong. Maybe there's some wiring differences inside or something?
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Old 05-19-2007, 09:38 PM   #87
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i almost made the stuipidist mistake of my life. I was looking for a lower tone so i decided to get a gibson sg and sell my Highway 1 in midnight wine. I got the Gibson SG, but the tele wouldn't sell. So the SG became my 16th birthday present (mum: fine but the only thing u get for ur 16th birthday is a cake and a kiss Me: idc, thats cool) So now i have both. And im glad i didnt sell the tele. The tone is amazing and the neck is like nothing else, Ive also tricked out the pickguard with drawings, some double sided tape for picks, and a slide holder on the strap invented by me. It looks pretty bitchin and sounds even better. I would say my favorite tele player is Joe Strummer ( i know that im like one of millions of people thatht think that). Oh yea great thread by the way
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:34 AM   #88
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Wow I'm totally GASing over a Schecter PT Blackjack now. And will probably buy one.

Pretty much a LP in a Tele shape. Great specs for the price too.
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:21 AM   #89
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Esquire switching is different, the 3-way selector works for three different modes, can't exactly remember what they do, but for the rest i think an Esquire is just a Tele without the neck pickup

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It's the other way around: Tele is Esquire with added neck pickup, Esquire was first ^^
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"Although the Esquire had only a single pickup, it retained the three-way switch of the two-pickup guitars. This switch modified the tone of the pickup by making it bassier in the forward position, while enabling use of the tone control knob in the middle position. With the switch in the rear position, these tone controls were bypassed entirely for a 'hotter' lead ton"
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Old 05-23-2007, 11:36 AM   #90
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I have a black MIM Tele, its my only electric and, needles to say, its my baby although:
1. I wish I got it in sunburst because black is dull.
2. Prefer the shape to the Strat with the groove in it 'cause Teles really hurt the ribs sometimes.
3. Want a trem' badly!



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Old 05-23-2007, 11:57 AM   #91
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I am | | this close to buying a Highway 1 and I can get a decent deal on it. I just cannot decide whether or not to spend the money on new recording stuff. I love the thing though, the neck feels so right, like a tight...yea. I am probably going to pick it up in the next week or so as soon as this check clears. Don't really have any questions, just tell me how much you love yours so it makes me wanna shell out the $650 here soon.

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Old 05-23-2007, 12:19 PM   #92
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:19 PM   #93
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I had to replace some of the wires with longer ones, so I could turn the the switch the right way, and have the tone knob in the middle instead. If you are willing to have the switch the wrong way around, and the volume in the middle, it's very easy, and requires no soldering.


i flipped mine the other day and its amazing!
i just turned the pickup switcher and left the vol and tone the same
so now it goes tone volume switcher. no soldering, just a phillips head screwdriver
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:57 PM   #94
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Why does everyone flip their control plates around? Is it so you dont switch pickup when you play?
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Old 05-23-2007, 10:04 PM   #95
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I think it's to get the volume knob closer.. Probablt just to be different aswell.

My wires are too short so I can't so it. And I just noticed yesterday that my control plate leaves a hole on the edge where it doesn't fit properly. Damn Squiers. I've had it for a year and never noticed though.
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Old 05-23-2007, 10:09 PM   #96
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Why does everyone flip their control plates around? Is it so you dont switch pickup when you play?


Cheat technique for easier volume swells, usually.
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Old 05-23-2007, 10:40 PM   #97
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Old 05-23-2007, 10:59 PM   #98
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Well, although the Esquire LOOKS similar to the Tele, it's alot different. In the bridge position is the twangiest, sparkliest sound you'll ever hear. It's like a Tele on steroids. The middle position is similar to the Tele's middle, and the neck has no tone control and is very, VERY bassy. The problem with this type of switching is a sudden decrease in vloume while switching to something like the neck.
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:11 AM   #99
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Do they still make Esquires? I'm interested to go play with one now and see what it's like.
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Old 05-24-2007, 01:30 AM   #100
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My Jim Reed telecaster copy. Mahogany body, flamed maple top and kent armstrong pickups. Quite a good copy methinks.




thats a fugging sex machine! you will get a good karma cause u made me wanna buy a jim reed. How much did u got it aniway? killer look! no joke fug
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