#1
i want to know which is better for rock and blues music. which do you prefer. which do you think i should get. pors and cons?

thanks
#2
it's up to your personal preference. they're both great guitars for blues and rock, you just gotta try 'em both out to see which you like more.

strats have a body contour, a whammy bar, and three single coil pickups (more tone variety) which give you a twangy/quacky sound. a telecaster usually has two single coils (less tone variety) and a twangy sound.
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#4
i personally prefer a strat but that's just my preference, they are both great guitars
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#9
some people like strats better, while i for one care less for them.
#10
I think the strat is the best for blues and such. I guess it's cuz of the whammy bar and some other technical stuff I am not aware of.

Jimmy hendrix of course used to play with a strat, and he played blues and all, and I don't know anyone as famous as jimmy who played a telecaster for blues. But telecasters are still good guitars.

But if you wanna play blues fo' real. Then get a PRS.
#11
Ummmm B.B. King used a tele for blues before switching to his gibson.

You could get a John 5 signiture tele that has 3 humbuckers and a tremolo.
#12
You'd rather check the sound by yourself in a shop, or find some music played on those guitars.
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#13
both will do it, but they sound different. personal preference, really, you need to try a bunch to see which you prefer...
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#14
Get both, that's what I'm doing. Working on getting the Strat. But I still love my Tele, put a Little 59'er in it and it now screams.
#15
ha i appreciate all this but all your coments got me no where. they all said theyre both great guitars.
#16
Because they are.

Go play both and see what YOU like. There are Tele's with a Strat pick-up in the middle and a tremolo, and there are hard-tail Strats and such. Just go see what you prefer.
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It's really preference. I know people who'd swear by everything tele's. I like strats personally, and both guitars will give us what we want. It's up to you to decide which one is not just right, but which is MOST right for you.
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#18
personally i would get the tele since i love twang that tele has over the overly bright snappiness that a strat has.
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ha i appreciate all this but all your coments got me no where. they all said theyre both great guitars.


Because, as Iceman said, they both are. Really you get a sharper sound and sexier(IMO) shape with the tele, and a more comfortable(IMO) shape in a strat, along with my favourite two positions on it and a tremolo. Really just go and try both and see which you like the most. Neither is better, both are excellent guitars in their own ways.
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#20
Why don't you go to guitar center, with the knowledge that they both are great guitars, and you need to pick for YOURSELF?

Strats have a definitive quack tone that no other guitar can give, which has set their place in guitar history.

Telecasters have a more ringy, bell like tone.
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#21
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Get both, that's what I'm doing. Working on getting the Strat. But I still love my Tele, put a Little 59'er in it and it now screams.


Thats exactely what I did. The tele now does such a wide variety of tones and is incredible to play. Bought an olympic white 08 american strat the other day and feel like all my guitar needs are covered now (or atleast thats what the boss says!!)
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#24
Stratocasters are really nice versatile guitars, I would go for a strat for blues, because the sound is so good on the neck pickup for blues, nice twangy solid sounds and espesh with the whammy.
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ha i appreciate all this but all your coments got me no where. they all said theyre both great guitars.


that's because, if you get a good example of each, they are.

seriously, trying a couple of each for five minutes will tell you more than 200 replies in this thread. i know it's not much help, but it's the truth. all you're getting in here is tele fanboys telling you that teles are better, and strat fanboys telling you that strats are better. you won't know which (if either- plenty of players like both!) camp you fall into until you try a bunch...

generally, though, the tele has a bit more punch and twang, it has a harder edge to the tone, while the strat is a little sweeter-sounding, a bit more delicate. the tele bridge pickup (imo) is a lot nicer than the strat's (which can sound a little thin unless you have a really nice strat bridge pickup), but the strat's neck position and in-between positions are nicer than a tele's- they're classic tones (as is the tele bridge pickup tone). and if you *need* a strat sound for a certain song, you aren't really going to get it out of a tele, nor vice-versa. You'll probably get close, but it won't be exact...

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that's because, if you get a good example of each, they are.

seriously, trying a couple of each for five minutes will tell you more than 200 replies in this thread. i know it's not much help, but it's the truth. all you're getting in here is tele fanboys telling you that teles are better, and strat fanboys telling you that strats are better. you won't know which (if either- plenty of players like both!) camp you fall into until you try a bunch...

generally, though, the tele has a bit more punch and twang, it has a harder edge to the tone, while the strat is a little sweeter-sounding, a bit more delicate. the tele bridge pickup (imo) is a lot nicer than the strat's (which can sound a little thin unless you have a really nice strat bridge pickup), but the strat's neck position and in-between positions are nicer than a tele's- they're classic tones (as is the tele bridge pickup tone). and if you *need* a strat sound for a certain song, you aren't really going to get it out of a tele, nor vice-versa. You'll probably get close, but it won't be exact...



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#29
Depends on what you want play, I'd say go with the strat because it so much more diverse and they sound great. Teles play really well though so its up to you, I could be biased cause i'm getting a new strat for christmas
#30
Strat vs. Tele is all about Personal Preference, you gotta go to a store and try them both out and see for yourself which you like better.

MY personal preference: Strat FTW
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