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Hey there, I have been thinking about playing guitar for the last 3 years, well I think its time to try it, if it isnt for me then ill stick with bass. But what is a good Squier Telecaster for the money? I have had a few squier basses and loved them. I really like the look and sound of Squier Telecasters, but which one is the best bang for the buck ? I will mainly be playing Muse and metal on it ( yeah, metal on a telecaster, laugh if you want )

Thanks in Advance!
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metal on a tele won't work too well...
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Well I think it would work well for Muse, Matt Bellamy used a Telecaster at one point. I just dont know whcih Squier Telecaster is good, would it be an Affinity or a VM Custom ? I dont really want to put out alot of money on a classic vibe, I dont need that yet
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Quote by GuNsOfBrIxToN56
( yeah, metal on a telecaster, laugh if you want )




Lol.....anyway...seriously teles aren't suited for metal. If you will get one anyway and completely disregard OliOsbourne's opinion and mine, look into the 60's tele. I tried them and they sound amazing for the price.

P.S: ^^^^^ was not helpful at all because the 60's is probably least suited for metal among all the teles. It sounds good though


EDIT: You made your last post like 15 secs before mine!!!!! NOW you mention that you don't want a classic vibe. Disregard this post in its entirety.
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Jim Root uses a Tele.

Devin Townsend has used a Tele.

Go find a tele with an active humbucker within TS's budget.
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O.O I like that J5, is that a chrome pickguard ? O.O I hate G.A.S....

It's polished stainless steel.
It has all the specs on the link.
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Go find a tele with an active humbucker within TS's budget.


+1

Now to help the TS out at that budget a "Fat Strat" you really do need a humbucker in the bridge bridge to get any kind of metal tone withing the implied budget.
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Tele bridge pickups actually have a really awesome gain tone, if you can deal with the noise...
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metal on a tele won't work too well...

It's a poor craftsman that blames his tools.

Some high gain "Chugga" on a Squier CV:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CMN1lweZX8

Decent lead playing on a stock Nashville Power:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnBlAFwFLb4&feature=player_detailpage#t=4s
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TS, if you want a tele for metal you will need to switch the pickups for active/high output pickups.

My advice? Get a metal guitar.
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Quote by OliOsbourne
metal on a tele won't work too well...
I'm a metal guitarist and I play a Stratocaster. It works well for me (although it's modded, humbucker in bridge position). Also, Jari Maenpaa used a Tokai Telecaster on Wintersun's first album, and occasionally live.

To the TS: I'd suggest getting the J5 model and swapping out the bridge pickup for a Seymour Duncan JB or a Dimarzio X2N. No, you don't need active pickups for metal, despite what a lot of people here on UG believe.
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See if you can find a used J5 squire they are probably the best suited for metal.
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I just don't really like high gain on a single coil
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I just don't really like high gain on a single coil

The J5 model is humbucker equipped.
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The J5 model is humbucker equipped.

Well excuse me for not knowing all the guitars that squire makes.
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metal on a tele won't work too well...


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