#1
What string gauge do you guys think will make a tele sound the most teleist.
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alright ill go buy some ASAP.
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alright ill go buy some ASAP.


This is why I hate the net. I can't tell if you are serious or that is sarcasim. But anyways I persoanlly play with 9's on my tele. Gets me the lighter brighter twang sound I like from a tele.
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#7
A wise (very rich) man once told me that Strats and Teles sound much better with larger string gauges.
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What string gauge do you guys think will make a tele sound the most teleist.


Why this gauge of course...

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A wise (very rich) man once told me that Strats and Teles sound much better with larger string gauges.

SRV?
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#10
there is no ideal string guage, its all personal preference
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SRV?


I've never been able to have a conversation with SRV, unfortunately, but yes he used a heavy string gauge.


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#12
ok seriously, the gauge/strings dont make much of a difference, unless theyre shitty strings.

on my strat i use 9's, but i guess it would work on a tele too.
#13
Ideal would be huge because the sustain and tone would be really, really nice. But you can't play a set of 50's :-\
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#16
As heavy as possible. I'd use 12's on a tele to get a more rounded tone and more tone overall.
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#17
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As heavy as possible. I'd use 12's on a tele to get a more rounded tone and more tone overall.


DONT DO IT! Fender necks cant handle that much tension. True SRV played .13s but he didn't have a standard Fender neck either.
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#18
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ok seriously, the gauge/strings dont make much of a difference, unless theyre shitty strings.


thanks but no thanks


and theres no reason on any modern electric with a truss rod not to use jazz string guages
#19
Quote by darth awsome
DONT DO IT! Fender necks cant handle that much tension. True SRV played .13s but he didn't have a standard Fender neck either.


Just detune it, thats what SRV did. =/
#20
Thats right. NEVER use heavy gauge in standart tune...first time i did it...TWANK!
It think tuning half step down should be okay
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Quote by darth awsome
DONT DO IT! Fender necks cant handle that much tension. True SRV played .13s but he didn't have a standard Fender neck either.

#22
SRV used really heavy string gauges but he also tuned his Strat down a tone.
#23
I play 9s. It still sounds like a tele.
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#24
9's for good tele sound, 11's for good tele feel
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SRV used really heavy string gauges but he also tuned his Strat down a tone.


GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH old thread was incredibly ****ing old.
#27
Billy Gibbons uses a lot of telecaster style guitars and has said that he uses 8s. That seems awfully light for me but it depends on the amp and effects. I know Page used 9s and his sound is huge. String gauge makes a difference but so does how you attack the strings.