#1
i have a gibson explorer and i keep thinking i should exchange it for a tele i love the sound and the tone of the explorer and the tele but i dont like the feel of the explorer inless im standing up but i like the feel of the tele always any opinons on which i should go with? (i play rock and blues)
#5
Explorer god dammit! No question.
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#7
It all depends on what YOU like, you'll get all kinds of opinions on it, but they have nothing to do with you. Decide for yourself.
I personally can't stand Telecasters, but thats just my opinion.
#8
ya its really about preference.

i mean theyr really different sounding guitars.
explorers have a great tone, i played one before, almost rivals my lp.

teles have a nice tone also, but its more like a dry, but real punchy, at least the ones ive played.

as for suiting your style, everyone likes a certain tone no matter what style. its preference.
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#13
if you get the tele, just go ahead and send the explorer my way, thanks.
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#14
tele with a humbucker maybe?
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#16
I find teles ugly as hell, but I'm gonna recommend it to you here because it's much more suited to the genres you play.
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#17
Explorer. I could never see myself parting with mine. Ever.
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#18
Any reason you're completely bypassing the Strat? It's a long road from the Explorer to the Tele, and it seems to me like the Strat would be on the way.

I prefer Fenders, and think they suit you better, too, so go with the Tele. Maybe look into a G&L ASAT (stands for: A Strat And Tele). Tele looks, a combination of Strat and Tele sounds. I have a Strat and a Tele, and recently picked up one of these. I can't put it down. I love everything about it.
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#19
tele! tele!

(or what slats said)
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#21
tele, unless you're into metallica and heavier stuff and want the metally-image.
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tele, unless you're into metallica and heavier stuff and want the metally-image.

Yeah, The Edge is pretty ****ing metal.

Id easily go for the Explorer. I find it MUCH more versitile than than the telecaster and its perfect for pretty much any kind of rock related music and blues.
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#23
You should probably exchange it. I've got one of each, they're both sweet, but as you said, the Explorer is not a guitar you cna sit down with. It's got a great crunchy tone though.

And it is indeed very versatile. I am not into metal at all and have both a V and an Explorer.
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#24
Try the tele and if you like the tele more than you like the explorer, then trade.
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tele, unless you're into metallica and heavier stuff and want the metally-image.


Nothing more metal than showing up all the "metal guitars" with a Telecaster.
#26
Wow, Explorer or Tele.

2 extremes on the tonepole

If you like rock, metal, crunch, biting blues, and thick cleans, Id stick with the explorer.
If you like twang, grit, ultra clean cleans, and blues then go with the tele.

The guitars are so different I believe it depends more on what you are seeking as a musician and what tone you're seeking than what we can recommend you do.
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#27
Well, they're two completely different guitars.

Since you like the feel of the tele better, then buy the tele. You can get great tones from a tele and it's personally one of my favorite guitars, so I might be a little biased .
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#30
keep the explorer, save up and then buy the tele.

bam! best of both worlds!
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#31
Tele all the way! You will fall in love with it. Seriously.
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#33
Explorers have great sustain, and look great as well.

A Gibson Explorer is a great guitar, I'd pick it over a tele any day. The top part of a Tele will dig into your ribs when you play it.

You can get more sounds out of an Explorer, since it has hum buckers, but if you like the sound of the Tele caster better, than get that. I perfer a Strat over a tele though.
#34
Hell if you like the humbucker sound then get a practical shaped guitar that has humbuckers in it, seems like the most obvious decision to me.

Look into LP's, SG's, Fat Strats.
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#35
i dont get why people say get the explorer if you want to look/sound metal.

it came out in '58 ffs.

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#36
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i dont get why people say get the explorer if you want to look/sound metal.

it came out in '58 ffs.

:/


Although the explorer and v didn't really become popular until the 70's or so.

the newer guitar world said gibson made only like 100 of them from the late 50's to early 60's
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#37
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You should probably exchange it. I've got one of each, they're both sweet, but as you said, the Explorer is not a guitar you cna sit down with. It's got a great crunchy tone though.

And it is indeed very versatile. I am not into metal at all and have both a V and an Explorer.


i can sit with my explorer
actually that fin thing that sticks out is a great arm rest when playing
you just have to get a little used to it
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