Poll: Fender strat or tele?
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View poll results: Fender strat or tele?
Stratocaster
142 51%
Telecaster
111 40%
Other
23 8%
Voters: 276.
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bettyswollox
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#1
Since no-one really replied so far to my thread in the guitar gear and accessories forum, i thought i'd see if it would do any better here. Basically i'm looking at getting a new guitar but i cant decide between a fender tele or strat. Can you guys help me decide please?

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#2
Tele bitch!
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#3
i would actually go with the strat if i were you. I think its more versital than the telecaster. although if you get a tele with a humbucker in it, that would be good too.or just buy a standard tele and switch the bridge pickup and put in a hotrail. you really have a lot of options.
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#4
get a fat strat, it's way better.
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#5
Just got me one today, tele all the way.

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#6
I think they both would suit the type of music that you play. Thats a tough choice, go play them see wich one you would rather have.
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#7
tele! tele! tele!

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#8
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#9
Yes...

They are both great guitars.
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#10
Strat I guess. Clapton uses 'em, SRV used a copy, Pete Townshend uses them, so why not? They sound pretty good too.
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#12
Id stick with the Strat. I like the tele but it is a little thin sounding and blends in with the band; instead of that bigger lead guitar sound you might want. You've gotta go with the Strat.
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#13
Originally posted by Slsh_Apprentice
Strat I guess. Clapton uses 'em, SRV used a copy, Pete Townshend uses them, so why not? They sound pretty good too.
Now he does...

clapton played an es...

I still say that I cant decide
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bettyswollox
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#14
I'm gonna leave the poll open for a while to gather up opinions of as many people as possible, it'll be a couple of months til i get it anyway, but i wanna way up all options, i tried each one out at a store but i still can't decide.
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#16
strats cause teles are ugly
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#18
I have both, and I play the tele a lot more than the strat. I love the really trebley bridge pickup tone.
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#20
another one for the TELE. i believe that a tele just a versatile as the strat because unless you go for noiseless in the strat, they both hum, which is a feature i like (im a funky noise freak, a la Tom Morello) and i dont like how strat bridges are right on top of the volume knobs. i get easy access to a volume w/o it being in the way. the bridge pup on both (IMO) seem about the same brightness.
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#21
i like both, but strats are definately better looking and way better for your style of music. try imagining kurt cobain playing Smells Like Teen Spirit on a tele. it would never work. also, tele's are thin-sounding. strats are much thicker sounding.
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#24
telecastes feel better to me......ts really a preference......teles rock for me though!!!
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#25
I like the tele, but i did other (Gibson Les Paul) and really, you don't have to tell us your whole life's story.
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#29
Originally posted by ad_lib_oz
Tele with a humbucker in the neck.

That'd be a Custom (or Deluxe)
I'd say try them out, get which one you like, not us!
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#31
Strat all the way, but if you get a Tele, look at the J5 Telecaster, it is beeeeauuuuuuutiful.
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#33
Originally posted by twalve12
i would actually go with the strat if i were you. I think its more versital than the telecaster. although if you get a tele with a humbucker in it, that would be good too.or just buy a standard tele and switch the bridge pickup and put in a hotrail. you really have a lot of options.


the hotrail wouldnt fit into the tele slot, the slots too big. anyways get a strat its just cool.
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#34
Originally posted by YAY_FOR_PIE
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#35
Originally posted by joshsirjoshules
the hotrail wouldnt fit into the tele slot, the slots too big.


they make em for teles too


now thats a difficult one. id probably have to say the Strat though.
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#36
Originally posted by mynamewontfit
I say tele because strats are overused to the point of being boring.


I agree, I have a strat though. They're both nice but I see way too many strats these days.
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#38
my non-expert opinion is tele. i find them very comfortable to play.
even the squier teles arent half bad.
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#39
Id go for the tele. People say the Tele isnt versatile but just do what Keith (Richards) of the stones does: put a sweet humbucker in the bridge. That's versatile right there
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#40
Originally posted by rockergirl1122
i like both, but strats are definately better looking and way better for your style of music. try imagining kurt cobain playing Smells Like Teen Spirit on a tele. it would never work. also, tele's are thin-sounding. strats are much thicker sounding.
Actually, near the end of his career, (RIP) he had several Teles and sometimes played the onstage. He sais he did this to get away from his Jaguar / Mustang image. Cheers
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