#1
Im in a reggae band, i usually just jam chords but i also solo a lot.

im looking into either the standard telecaster or standard strat, both around 500 bucks, which is better for my style of music?
#2
It's not really the instrument, it's what you do with it that counts.

I'm in a reggaeish band as well. I play a bootleg LP and my co-guitarist plays the koa tele.
#3
probably the tele...though I've never thought of any guitar as being extremely "reggae"
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#4
most reggae i have seen is on a stratocaster, and also, around $500 bucks? when i got mine i got it for $375, new at guitar center
#5
Gibson "THE paul"

I mean... Bob Marley used it... how reggae do you want it? :P

note:
not a LES paul but a THE paul
#6
i hav a les paul......but my mom just threw it on the ground a few days ago...it still plays but its cracked in a couple spots so im gonna try sell it for around 450. and so far my les paul has been giving me a real california reggae sound when i want that roots sound..
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i hav a les paul......but my mom just threw it on the ground a few days ago...it still plays but its cracked in a couple spots so im gonna try sell it for around 450. and so far my les paul has been giving me a real california reggae sound when i want that roots sound..

I'm thinking your Les Paul probably had humbuckers. As you can see Marleys had P-90 pickups.

Personally I would pick a Strat because you can get more sounds out of it and I think it would be better suited. Teles are great guitars but they're more for that twangy California Surf style than reggae. Or if you can find it get a Les Paul with some P-90's.
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#8
Telecaster. Really. They're perfect for reggae and ska. I have a strat and it just doesn't give the same feeling as my tele.
#10
The guitarist in the Wailers used a tele, didn't he? That's Marley's backing band, by the way.
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i hav a les paul......but my mom just threw it on the ground a few days ago...it still plays but its cracked in a couple spots

OK - what did you do to deserve that? That is just wrong...

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i hav a les paul......but my mom just threw it on the ground a few days ago...it still plays but its cracked in a couple spots so im gonna try sell it for around 450. and so far my les paul has been giving me a real california reggae sound when i want that roots sound..


damn man, what'd you do to your mom to deserve that?

and really, I've seen a guy play reggae with an SG... what really matters is to use a chorus pedal
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#13
Both will do just fine. This is definitely a case where it just comes down to preference.
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my mom is bipolar...i told her i didnt really wanna study extra vocab from this sat prep book and she got into life and how im going to fail and stuff....
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The guitarist in the Wailers used a tele, didn't he? That's Marley's backing band, by the way.

Naw, I'm pretty sure it was a all Strats and LP's with Marley and the Wailers. Could be wrong though.
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#18
^Yeah he used a strat in the beginning of his career. BTW, what is he doing to get that sound? Is it a wah wah while he's strumming or something?
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#19
Whatever you feel works best.. I've seen video clips with the Steel Pulse guitarist/singer playing a Parker, which goes to show that there isn't a 'reggae' guitar.

And Bob used a Strat for some of his albums AFAIK. Rasta Revolution anyway..

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#20
Stratocaster is the reggae guitar in my opinion.
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#21
I think it has to be the strat.

It's just a better guitar IMO when compared to the tele for practically anything.
#22
How about a TC-90? Semi-hollow, double-cutaway "Tele" with P-90s? might be able to find one used.
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#24
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Gibson "THE paul"

I mean... Bob Marley used it... how reggae do you want it? :P

note:
not a LES paul but a THE paul

I'd prefer a MORE paul personally.

I vote tele, but it's entirely up to you. Each of them would be suitable.
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#25
get a gibson lp junior with p-90s(they aren't expensive for gibson) or just get the TELECASTER
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#26
well im going to the store today to try em both out....by the looks of it...this forum is equally for strats as it is for teles :p more help would be appreciated!
#27
Well, if you're going to try them out, don't bother listening to us and just go and play them.
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