#1
i love teles, but i play mostly metal, is there anyway i can still buy the standard tele and get like single coil that are like kick ass for metal?? im used to humbuckers so i have no idea about this stuff, and how much do you think it would cost to get the pickups? just into a standard 499$ MIM Fender Tele or should i just go for the tele custom 819 with humbuckers??
(http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Special-Edition-Spalted-Custom-Telecaster-Electric-Guitar-104478169-i1177377.gc)
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#2
bkp pile driver in the bridge bkp sinner in the middle bkp pile driver in the neck
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#3
Jim Root Tele. Its got EMG'z for da br00talz.

Honestly, looks pretty good on paper. Unless you want passives.
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#4
It probably depends on what kind of sound you mean by metal or heavy metal, but in short yeah you can play with a tele. If it's your fave kind of guitar then go for it. Iron Maiden are one of the biggest metal bands ever and (most of) them use strats with single coil pick ups (I think Adrian has a humbucker in his Jackson, but still).
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#5
okay, maybe not that, more like, BVB, B4mv, COB, Slayer, stuff like that, and the only reason im not going for jim roots', well, plain and simple i dont have the coin for that
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A badass guitar, no doubt, but I don't think he's looking for a hollowbody/ash guitar. TS, I'm pretty sure that any solid body Telecaster routed for humbuckers could do you fine
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He most definitely used a stock tele. It just happened to be a Tokai and not a fender.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8Ni2NOcou0&feature=related

You can hear how it sounds by itself in the beginning when he drop-tunes, and at the end when he solos by himself.

Anyway, I also use a tele for metal (a douglas from Rondo), but I put some single-coil sized humbuckers in it. It still sounds like a tele, but it's just a bit beefier sounding compared to the stock p-ups. Plus, it doesn't have any buzzing or humming when I use OD.

Back on topic.
I think that you'd be better served with a standard telecaster. It has such a unique sound under high gain. VERY snappy attack that works great with palm mutes. Plus, the single coil sings very nicely for leads. Plus, you can do what I did and get a single coil sized humbucker for the bridge in the future.
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#12
Get a Tele with humbuckers and you'll be more than fine. If you're concerned about your sound, it's your amp you need to upgrade, not your guitar.
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