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So, I used to hate the Tele look, but I've recently gotten into it... Possibly just because I saw Steve the lead guitarist and clean vocals for Wolves at the Gate play that at his concerts...

But whatever the case, I'm kinda wanting one.

My dream is to mod it out with some nice seymore duncans, but I honestly would have no idea what I'm doing, as much as I'd like to, so that's not really an option.

I have an Orange half stack that produces some pretty delicious tones, so I'm just curious if a tele on full gain would be able to give me those heavy distorted tones I'm looking for.

If not, any suggestions on other brands that do the same tele shape? I saw Schecter did one, and I heard something about a Model 7, but I couldn't find any of those for sale or anything, and I know Hufschmid guitars and such do some of those, but unless there's a monthly plan to pay it off I wouldn't be able to do that.

Just curious! Any info would be great.

Also, if anyone is looking for a great quality perfect condition Schecter C-1 Custom, I have it for sale on Ebay, if you're interested I could send the link to ya.
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Lots of brands do or have done Teleclones, some even designed for metal from the get-go. You might contact this seller about the pickups in the Fernandes TEJ- Fernandes tends to cater to the hard rock/metal genres.
https://reverb.com/item/118989-fernandes-tej-limited-edition-telecaster-japan-free-shipping


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Didn't Jackson & Charvel do hot-rodded Teles at some point?
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Fender has been making "metal-ized" Telecasters for John 5 for years:



As others have said, there is also the Fender Jim Root Telecaster. You might also want to take a look at Fender's Blacktop Telecaster. The HH arrangement seems better suited to the heavy stuff:

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Yep, Jim Root Tele's a no-brainer, but I'm really here to tell you that even a single coil Tele on my Orange head sounds well heavy. The gain knob really does give a lot of distortion, especially on humbuckers. I couldn't imagine what it sounds like with a Jim Root Tele.
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Lots of brands do or have done Teleclones, some even designed for metal from the get-go. You might contact this seller about the pickups in the Fernandes TEJ- Fernandes tends to cater to the hard rock/metal genres.
https://reverb.com/item/118989-fernandes-tej-limited-edition-telecaster-japan-free-shipping


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There are a couple variations in that line, plus the 2 Hotei sig models.
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I do like the look and everything of the one in the link, but I dislike the head. My budget is pretty much anything over $500 I don't really trust anything less than that, but like I said it also has to have a payment plan option.
#11
Jim root Tele I saw and I admired it, but I also don't want it, lol. Idk, it's strange. What gets me I think is the Fender tele single neck coil, that's honestly gorgeous.
#12
And if charvel is doing something like that, but me up, I'm really interested in Charvel guitars right now!
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Yeah, how much does the red ASAT(?) cost? That looks beautiful!
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Didn't Jackson & Charvel do hot-rodded Teles at some point?


yeah the charvel pro mod (now discontinued) was hilarious
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I do like the look and everything of the one in the link, but I dislike the head. My budget is pretty much anything over $500 I don't really trust anything less than that, but like I said it also has to have a payment plan option.

You really should put a price ceiling on that.

I know of some fantastic luthiers doing Teleclones in the USA starting around $1000- as of August, I'll own 2, each from a different guy. One is more traditional, the other has the hottest HB-sized P90 and HB The Creamery could make.

There's also a Teleclone specialist in the UK whose prices start at £1000.

Come to think of it, I think you can get a Carvin T with some pretty hot pickups for @$1000. Less if you have the tools and skills to build it from a kit.
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Yeah, how much does the red ASAT(?) cost? That looks beautiful!

Depends, I bought my ASAT from MF for $286, the normal retail is $499+ depending on the finish
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Does it play well? Thin neck? The one thing about the Fender's I don't like is that the neck is thicker than I like.
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G&L ASAT Deluxe comes with SD 59 neck and SD JB for bridge standard and has several EMG options , along with fixed bridge , dual fulcrum bridge or Bigsby ... they have about 10 neck size options , so one of them should fit you

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And the G&L Tributes- their entry level guitars- are about the same price as MiM Fenders.
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I'd get a Fender Blacktop used and do a pickup swap to taste. I got mine used, got some PRS Starla Pups and it is just great. It's light when I need it to be and down right mean when i want it to be. I almost bought a second one. In my opinion the stock pups are ok. I love how light it is and I'm a huge fan of the neck too.
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Schecter's PT models are pretty damn sweet. Rumor has it they have thin set-neck Tele with SD Nazgul/Sentient pickups in the works, probably for next year. It'll be pretty much the Keith Merrow sig model, but in a tele shape. They have a prototype USA Production version available already, and it make get a mass produced Diamond Series version next year.
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And if charvel is doing something like that, but me up, I'm really interested in Charvel guitars right now!


They used to a few years ago. When the pro-mod series was USA made there was a "San Dimas Style 2" which was a Tele body, rear loaded, two Duncan humbuckers, Floyd Rose and a typical Charvel neck with a Strat style headstock.

Those got discontinued when they moved production of the guitars to Japan.

They've currently got one Tele body that I can see - the Joe Duplantier sig model.
#32
Fender has a Jim Root Telecaster out. The EMG 81 bridge pickup should give you the sound you are after.
#33
Surely the Jim Root Tele is the only correct answer? It's a beast of a guitar.

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Thanks for all the suggestions guys despite my abscence! I was on Vaca with terrible WiFi and then my phone drowned, lol. But I seriously appreciate it!
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Jim root was really the first thing that I could think of, but I don't really like buying signature guitars with artists I don't like.
#36
That's just stupid.

It's the best suited guitar to what you're after.

Mahogany body with a maple neck (that's pretty much a Jackson/Charvel shape) and routed for HH with EMGs.

It's got a tiny signiture on the back of the head stock, which is the only thing to mark it out as a signature guitar, buy on specs and not on association and you soon see a lot of Sig gear makes a lot of sense.



I'm seriously considering buying another JR strat.

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Jim root was really the first thing that I could think of, but I don't really like buying signature guitars with artists I don't like.

The Jim Root guitars are very, very subtle about being signatures. It's silly to not buy that guitar just because of the artist it's vaguely associated with, as it's exactly the guitar you're looking for. Forget the fact that it's signature.
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Or LTD T 406 or 407.

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