#1
Im gonna be getting a new guitar soon and narrowed it down to 2 chices its either gonna be a Fender Strat Standard or the Fender Tele Stander in Arctic White. But I can t figure out for the life of me which one i want. So whats peoples opinions on these two guitars here?

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strat


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Strat. theres so many things u can do to a strat, lots of mods. and waaay more tonal options than on a Tele. And Teles arent the most comfortable to play, as there slab-built and have no soft sides or contours.
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Strat. theres so many things u can do to a strat, lots of mods. and waaay more tonal options than on a Tele. And Teles arent the most comfortable to play, as there slab-built and have no soft sides or contours.


Yeah, strats are made for moding, that is another big plus....and my tele has a contour body.
#8
That would depend entirely on what you want, it's apples to oranges.

What style do you play? Do you need a tremolo? What type of amp do you have?
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Teles are vastly superior to strats IMO. I prefer the neck feel, as it's a lot smoother and faster. I also strongly disagree with the people who say strats have a wider variety of tones. As far as i'm concerned, the tele is much more versatile and all the pickup positions are usable (unlike the strat which imo only has 2 good tones). But I do suggest playing both and seeing which you prefer.
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That would depend entirely on what you want, it's apples to oranges.

What style do you play? Do you need a tremolo? What type of amp do you have?


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Neither is superior! i mean this is like LP vs Strat, It is all in what you want the guitar to do. The tele feels and sounds like a tele. a strat feels and sounds like a strat. and an lp feels and sounds like an lp. not one is superior. Each has its own uses and its own sounds.
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#11
strat for me personally

but play them yourself and see which sound you like better


i say strat cause it has alot of variety in its sound
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I like playing music by bands like the libertines and stuff like that i have a Epiphone Les Paul at the mo and want summink with single coil pickups just so I have a couple of guitars.
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Teles are vastly superior to strats IMO. I prefer the neck feel, as it's a lot smoother and faster. I also strongly disagree with the people who say strats have a wider variety of tones. As far as i'm concerned, the tele is much more versatile and all the pickup positions are usable (unlike the strat which imo only has 2 good tones). But I do suggest playing both and seeing which you prefer.


Agree completely
#14
Well

Tele: Is good for (but is not limited too) Country/blues/rock

Strat:Is good for (but is not limited too) Just about everything

Fat strat: Is good for(but is not limited too) Everything (Yet lacks the single coil)

(All guitars are versatile)

The strat's whammy isn't meant to take on the punishment that most people inflict on it today.
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I like both tones, but in some ways I like the tele moar.
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I like playing music by bands like the libertines and stuff like that i have a Epiphone Les Paul at the mo and want summink with single coil pickups just so I have a couple of guitars.


Be more specific, more than one band at least, sheesh.

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I use a Marshall MG15MSII my music taste i spreadout alot heres my favourite bands that most resmble my sound The Pigeon Detectives, Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, The Enemy, Young Knives.
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New amp.
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#19
get a new amp first.... laney vc15 would be a good choice.
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Oh Yeah Im getting a new amp aswell thats just what i got at the mo btw what amp would u recommend aswell. If I were to get a new amp id want at least a 50watt one n the reason i need a guitar first is cause the pin which holds the strap falls out at gigs all the time its so annoying and cant be fixed its alright for practice though.
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#21
laney vc15... possibly the 30 if you're doing louder gigs or need a louder clean tone.

you can get a laney vc15 for like £220... if you're lucky you might almost manage a straight swap for your MG ministack.

have you tried any blade guitars? they're a similar price to those fender standards, and if you ask me, nicer. japanese tokais might be worth a look too, but are harder to find, and you might have to go second hand.
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#23
Surely this kind of thing is different for each individual
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Its really a matter of opinion, i was in love with the strat be4 but as someone metioned the only thing the tele lacks as compared to the strat is a whammy bar which u can still do without by bending the strings from above the nut so yea...if ur wondering what the differences are, for one the strats got those 2 extra tone settings which according to me...yea not too much of a diff... also the way the pickups are wound on the teles for anyone who says u cant play metal on a tele well yea u might wanna go try a few out on a good amp...but yea the only flaw id say while playing the tele is the way the bodies designed is that theres no contours as someone else also mentioned so it tends to hurt u if u lean ur torso on it a bit, but also the way the bodies designed makes it really easy to reach the 18+ frets unlike the strat...where u have to stretch a bit sooo yea apart from that all upto u lol...personally id go (or have already gone =P) for the tele and it kicks ass