#1
Hi all - I'm a huge fender fan (I own an American deluxe stratocaster which I love using in a funk/blues project), and am thinking of getting a telecaster for a Post-metal project (in the lines of Isis, Omega Massif, Cult of Luna, etc.) I hear it's really well suited for Post-metal because of the clarity and tone etc, but I'm unsure whether to get a standard tele, then get hotter pups, or go for something like the telecaster FMT HH which comes with Seymour Duncans but doesn't have the classic telecaster tone. Or should I go for another brand around the same price range?

Any advice is appreciated
#3
Most commonly humbuckers are used for metal. Not to say you can't but they don’t have as much 'body' for lack of a better word.

I would say to go with either a tele with a 'bucker in the bridge and still have the neck tele pickup, or a different guitar.
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#4
Russian Circles' (right in that wheelhouse) guitar rig is a Les Paul into a Verellen/Sunn. You want a fat humbucker sound, not a jangly tele sound.
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#5
SG's are a good candidate, they have a certain feel to them. I use a SG for stoner/doom type of that stuff.
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SG's are a good candidate, they have a certain feel to them. I use a SG for stoner/doom type of that stuff.


Yamaha SG would be tits for that.

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#10
You could buy ALL of those Reverends for that!
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#11
What the heck is "post metal"? That is a new one to me. Too many metal terms. It was easier in the '80s.
#12
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What the heck is "post metal"? That is a new one to me. Too many metal terms. It was easier in the '80s.


It's like post rock, but heavier Think heavy riffs plus tons of ambiance. Listen to Cult of Luna or Russian Circles.
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#13
I don't know what "post-metal" is ('after' metal? That would imply metal is no more...but I just bought a 2015-release metal album...???), but I would think the guitar wouldn't be a big factor in the equation, same as all other genres, basically.
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#14
To my understanding in a nutshell its Shoegaze with metal influences. A lot of the Shoegazy hipster black metal bands are also close to Post Metal. Think Explosions In The Sky with distorted metal guitars and darker atmosphere.

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#15
Cocteau Twins for Satan!
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#16
I always interpreted the "post-" prefix not in temporal terms, but like in post-modernism - a breakdown of static solid boundaries and rules (song structures, keys etc.) in place of dynamic, fluid, shifting, emergent soundscapes. But that just might be me being up my own ass

So humbuckers you say. The Telecaster FMT HH is dual humbucker with coil tap. Gibson SG's are too expensive here. Second hand about 50% more than the FMT HH brand new
#17
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To my understanding in a nutshell its Shoegaze with metal influences. A lot of the Shoegazy hipster black metal bands are also close to Post Metal. Think Explosions In The Sky with distorted metal guitars and darker atmosphere.


Any time you have to use five adjectives to describe something, it's not really a thing.
#18
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Besides, everyone knows Russian Circles is a Prog-band (attach metal or rock and your fine)
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#19
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Any time you have to use five adjectives to describe something, it's not really a thing.


Its an underground thing, you wouldn't understand.


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#20
I would say a Les Paul or SG, or dual humbucker guitar would be a good place to start. I would look into PRS Singlecuts and Custom 22/24s (SE and S2s maybe). Reverend would probably a good option too. They have Railhammer pickups that I find neat but haven't tried. They have a blade and pole pieces for their pickup.

The Russian Circles guitar sound is a very loud clean amp with pedals used for distortion.
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