#1
As the title says how good is a Tele (MIM Standard) for drop tunings.

I'm mainly looking at drop C but the ability to go lower would be nice.

Will it be better than my Les Paul or not?

Thanks
#2
Probably not. I mean, I tuned my Tele to C standard a lot, but I put Not Even Slinkies on it for that. The typical Telecaster sound is not conducive to those types of tones, though ( assume you want to play metal/hard rock with that tuning). I had Hot Rails on mine which completely changed the sound.
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#3
sure why not.
I played D standard and Drop C with my Tele, and it sounded great.
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#4
If own a Tele try it out. If you'll like the sound use it.
If you don't own one, go to a local store, find one, detune it and play it.
#6
It might work, depending on your amp. But, keep in mind, Teles aren't really designed for drop tunings. What I mean is, I don't think the guys at Fender consider whether someone will be tuning to Drop C when they make a Tele.

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If you don't own one, go to a local store, find one, detune it and play it.

This is very bad manners. I realize EVERYONE (read: everyone who isn't thoughtful) does this kind of thing, but how annoying would it be if the guy who plays it after you has to tune from Drop C to E standard again? So, if you're going to do this, at least ask the store if you can first. That way, they can retune it when you're done with it. Hell, if you buy the Tele you de-tune, they'd probably even set it up for you properly.
#9
shouldn't have any problems. physically or mechanically (with a good setup).

i don't know your taste, but i prefer buckers for high gain. may want a dual coil SC sized hum bucker or fullsized, but thats just my opinion.

i am referring to my teles that i currently own. both are MIA so the MIM could be slightly different.
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#10
I like dropping my tele low for open tunings and jangle, sounds nice on the bridge with compression.
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#11
Quote by JustGuitar98
As the title says how good is a Tele (MIM Standard) for drop tunings.

I'm mainly looking at drop C but the ability to go lower would be nice.

Will it be better than my Les Paul or not?

Thanks


i am assuming you are trying to play metal orientated music? but not sure. tell us.
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#12
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shouldn't have any problems. physically or mechanically (with a good setup).

i don't know your taste, but i prefer buckers for high gain. may want a dual coil SC sized hum bucker or fullsized, but thats just my opinion.

i am referring to my teles that i currently own. both are MIA so the MIM could be slightly different.

+1 My tele had a JBjr modified to fit in the bridge and my G&L ASAT has HB's in it. I don't know if I'd like a SC with drop tunings, I'm not big on SC's though
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