#1
I've been lusting over an American Telecaster for quite some time now, and have the opportunity to get one. Should I go for something else for my genre of music? I plan on putting a hotrails in anyways. I play very similar to the style of Dream, On Dreamer, Like Moths To Flames, Parkway Drive etc. SUGGESTIONS are welcome too
#2
One of the guitarists in Slipknot uses a Tele with EMGs in it, so I'm sure you can modify one to fit your metal needs
#3
I was looking at the Jim Root model, but I'm talking straight american single coil. No mods other than the hot rails
#4
The Jim Root telecaster is made out of mahogany, and dual humbuckers. If I were you I'd try to find one of these, or even a Deluxe (HH) or Custom (HS). That's just me though.
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#5
I use a Strat and get decent hardcore tones, and more people use Teles with better results. So I'd say a Tele would actually work pretty well. Try it out if you can, see if you like it.
#8
John 5 has used stock Telecasters in addition to his signature models, so a Telecaster is capable of doing the heavy stuff. With a Duncan Hot Rails in the bridge, you'd be set.

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#9
I don't see why a tele couldn't do hardcore, they're used for every other style of music, and fit in quite well.
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#11
I do not currently own a Tele, but I have played several MIMs, a few American Std, and deluxe. They play beautifully and can do pretty much anything you want them to do.

There are numerous metal guitarists that swear by Telecasters.

A co-worker let me borrow his American Tele, and I was able to play chunky rhythm parts, screaming leads, and everything in between. That guitar is actually the one that broke me free of "The World of Active Pickups" - where everything sounds the same and you don't know why. Just kidding, actives certainly have their place, but the Tele sound is very versatile.

I plan on getting a custom Tele made some time in the future.
#12
I was going to mention that Eastbay Ray played a telecaster but I now realize after reading your first post that that isn't the type of hardcore you meant. Anyway, I've mentioned this in a lot of threads before but I have managed to play Metallica, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, etc. All with a stock cv thinline. Tone comes mostly from the amp and as long as your amp can handle it you can play really heavy stuff with a tele, you'll probably just need more gain than someone using a les paul with emgs or something like that.