#1
I basically didn't know what to buy, HH or standard. I play hard rock, but our other guitar player has a gibson LP. So I thought I should have single coils for a bit more diversity.

Now what I was wondering: Is there a good fender tele with a humbucker and a single coil? My budget is only 700$ ~ € 600. Or should I buy the standard mexican tele and put in a humbucker myself? What would be the best if you look at quality and price?
#2
For that money how about something like a Gibson SG Special Faded?
It's just in your price range, sounds nice and will give you a nice hard rock tone while it doesn't sounding like a Les Paul either.
#4
charvel telecaster maybe? Pretty sure they do ones with humbuckers and singlecoils
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#5
Not saying a tele wouldn't work especially one with humbuckers, but you may also want to check out a strat. Tele's have a "twangy" sound that is not always the best for hard rock, and a strat will give you the fender sound without the twang.

If I were you I'd skip the modding and go for a Classic 72 Tele deluxe. It should provide great hard rock tone without all the hassle of buying and modding something with single coils. Plus if you can always change the pickups later but this gives you a better platform than just a standard tele
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#6
Fender Telecaster Custom:


Fits right into your budget.
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#7
You can split the coild on Blacktop Strat and Tele and get singlecoil sound.
#8
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You can split the coild on Blacktop Strat and Tele and get singlecoil sound.


nope, only on the Strat.
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#9
I'm sure you could install a humbucker at the neck if you needed to, but that more or less defeats the purpose of the sound.
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I'm sure you could install a humbucker at the neck if you needed to, but that more or less defeats the purpose of the sound.

Because Teles are mostly known for their neck-singlecoil tones?
Wrong (at least IMO).
#11
I'm actually planning on doing this at some point - why not buy a used standard Tele (or something in that price range) and then swap out the neck pickup yourself? Fender isn't exactly known for having fantastic humbuckers installed so why not buy used and invest in a humbucker that suits your sound?
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Because Teles are mostly known for their neck-singlecoil tones?
Wrong (at least IMO).


Who knows, maybe you are right.

When I think of a Fender Guitar w/ Humbuckers, I disregard Blacktops. I just think of those Mustangs, but I haven't even played one to form an opinion.
#13
Depends where you want the humbucker. If we were talking about a Strat we could assume you were thinking of putting the humbucker in the bridge position. But with Telecasters it's more common to put a humbucker in the neck position only. Quite a difference.
#14
How about a G&L ASAT Deluxe? It's an HH configuration, but you can coil tap both pickups, and switch to the full humbucker when you can if you want to beef it up a little.



There's an ASAT bluesboy too, but that is SH, single coil in the bridge, and 'buckers in the neck.

Of course there is the tribute model too.
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How about a G&L ASAT Special? It's an HH configuration, but you can coil tap both pickups, and switch to the full humbucker when you can if you want to beef it up a little.



There's an ASAT blueboy too, but that is SH, single coil in the bridge, and 'buckers in the neck.

Of course there is the tribute model too.



Thats an ASAt deluxe...not a special....
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Thats an ASAt deluxe...not a special....


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