#1
Hi
No idea whats difference between the 2
what styles are each for?
Whats the best strat going and bes tele at the moment?
Thanks alot
#2
The strat has a smoother tone, the tele is more punchy and twangy.

The Strat has a countoured body with rounded edges. The tele is a plank.

The strat has a tremolo. The tele has a hardtail bridge.

The strat has 3 pickups. The tele has 2.

The strat kicks ass. The tele kicks ass.
#3
They both kick ass in certain areas. depends on what you want to play....

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#4
the Telecaster is the master of indie perhaps alternative, britpop...
While the strat's smooth tone works brilliant on blues and slowrock....
I find it easier to play on a strat, but the Tele is nicer...
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#5
Quote by JoeUK17

what styles are each for?

Honestly, whatever you want to play on them, but traditionally the Tele is for country/soft rock, while the Strat is a all-around tonal workhorse. But both can be used for anything, i.e. John 5 (Marilin(sp?) Manson's guitarist) uses a Tele. But ultimately it's up to you, check out both at your local guitar shop and see which one you like best.
#6
Strats seem to be used a lot in Blues and Rock and are well-known as basic guitars, most people get Squier strats as starter guitars. Telecasters tend to be used a lot in Indie, Rock, perhaps Blues and are known for their unique shape and tone, which some consider unbeatable. You might also consider Teles Fender's equivalent to Gibson's Les Paul for tone and shape.
#7
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The strat has a smoother tone, the tele is more punchy and twangy.

The Strat has a countoured body with rounded edges. The tele is a plank.

The strat has a tremolo. The tele has a hardtail bridge.

The strat has 3 pickups. The tele has 2.

The strat kicks ass. The tele kicks ass.


there are teles with three pickups....and some teles with tremolo
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#8
every one keeps saying teles are known for indie, but they are THE country guitar, and have been since their invention.
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every one keeps saying teles are known for indie, but they are THE country guitar, and have been since their invention.

And the punk guitar, and the indie guitar, and the classic rock guitar. What's your point?
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#10
telecaster...cause they are a popular country guitar...i used to go into guitar shops, set an amp on clean...play a few chords, and then shred a tele on clean...its so tight...
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#11
to be honest, you could probably use either of these guitars to get the sound you wanted.

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#12
oh right i see.
i play a bit of all sort from metallica , queen (love queen) bit of jimi
i already have a Schecter omen extreme its good for metallica etc. sounds great but not so great for queen etc. so id like a guitar for things other than metal and heavy stuff.
I saw a Red Special on ebay for£100 what do you think i would benneifit more from if i just want to explore different styles of rock other than metal.
Thanks alot! all opinions are welcome
#13
Quote by JoeUK17
oh right i see.
i play a bit of all sort from metallica , queen (love queen) bit of jimi
i already have a Schecter omen extreme its good for metallica etc. sounds great but not so great for queen etc. so id like a guitar for things other than metal and heavy stuff.
I saw a Red Special on ebay for£100 what do you think i would benneifit more from if i just want to explore different styles of rock other than metal.
Thanks alot! all opinions are welcome


I'd say a Strat would be good for you. They're very, very versatile guitars that'll work for virtually every style of music barring extreme metal.
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#14
maybe try to get the fender telecaster deluxe, with the midle pickup...I am going to try to go for that one..
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#15
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Strats seem to be used a lot in Blues and Rock and are well-known as basic guitars, most people get Squier strats as starter guitars. Telecasters tend to be used a lot in Indie, Rock, perhaps Blues and are known for their unique shape and tone, which some consider unbeatable. You might also consider Teles Fender's equivalent to Gibson's Les Paul for tone and shape.

Shape wise, maybe, but not really tone-wise. A tele has a bright, snappy tone, whereas a les pauls is dark and thick.

Not saying that Teles are bad, at all. They kick serious ass.
#16
Wasn't it Jimmy Page who said that a Tele can be used for anything?
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#17
so to play funk and rock like maybe Chuck Berry jonny b good, bar chords etc. what would be better a tele or strat?
Thanks alot
#18
^Both would work equally as well for that IMO. Try them, decide yourself.
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