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In other news, strats are more versatile because of the amount of pickups and tremolo, and teles generally sound brighter.
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I personally think Strats kick any Tele's ass.
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#6
tele is more treble ended then a strat.. more bulky, it has two pickups with a three way selector. thinner neck.
strats have three pickups with a 5 way pickup selector.. you can technically get a humbucker setting with the strat.. more tone configurations with a strat. strats usually come with a whammy bar.
#7
The Strat:

-Has a double-horned shape
-Three knobs for volume and tone and a 5-way pick up switch
-three pickups single-coil

Besides that you can play almost anything on a strat, but rock sounds amazing on a strat. Jazz and Classical not so much :P

The Telecaster:

-Has an even double-cut rounded shape
-Two knobs for tone and volume and a 3 way pickup selector
-Two single-coil pickups

The telecaster has a distinguishable quacky tone, particularly when used in bridge position. In my opinion the telecaster is a better guitar as they are no nonsense, no frills guitars. The guitar of a real craftsman,
though prominent genres are Country, Jazz and Alternative Rock for telecaster use.
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dickhead.

Telecaster has a more distinct tone and style. It feels better on my hands, and I like how it looks. But it's got a twangy sound.

Strat = Quack
Tele = Twang

Play them both, then you'll see the obvious differences.
#9
Quote by dannyisokay
dickhead.

Telecaster has a more distinct tone and style. It feels better on my hands, and I like how it looks. But it's got a twangy sound.

Strat = Quack
Tele = Twang

Play them both, then you'll see the obvious differences.


Proud of it too .
#10
Has the tele got a flatter fingerboard? Cos the only Strat I've ever played was like a baseball bat (ok, that's an exaggeration). Or does it just vary from Strat-to-Strat and Tele-to-Tele anyway?
#11
The strat is a more versatile than the tele; it can play so many types of music so well.
Just not metal.

The tele, on the other hand, is more suited for blues and jazz, and has a nice "twangy," trebly sound.

If you want an idea of what a tele sounds like and you have a strat, just switch to your bridge pickup. If it's raised decently high enough, you'll get a small taste of what the tele sounds like. Really trebly, edging on quacky. The bridge pickup on a tele is SO much more trebly, mainly because it's got INSANELY high output compared to the neck P/U; in some cases, up to twice the output.

The strat is also a double cutout guitar, and has a nice contour that the tele lacks.
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The strat is a more versatile than the tele; it can play so many types of music so well.
Just not metal.


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Tele looks like cheap **** lol


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Tele looks like cheap **** lol


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cause the telecaster was designed in like 1940 or something
#16
In all honesty, the extra middle pickup doesn't nescecarily mean more versatility
#17
Mkay, a normal tele can play both kinds of music... anyone get that... i meen country and western.
In fact, tele's feel like a much more solid guitar to play, their sustain eats a strats, and in my opninion, then neck kills a strats neck.

So why are strats any good?
well, they're more versitile, the third pickup thickens out the sound, and the tremelo is great for those lazy people who can be bothered doing it with their fingers... i know ima get flamed for saying that, but seriously, YOU CAN DIVEBOMB WITH A STRAT TREM!!!
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#18
strats are for people who like to pretend they're david gilmore or eric clapton or john mayer while in the music store. teles are for people who like to pretend theyre keith richards or joe strummer or brad paisley.
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#19
Strats and teles have very different sounds. Strat is not versatile just because of the middle pickup. I find that stock, the strat can achieve a wider array of different tones from blues to metal. Yes, metal.

For the telecaster it has a more specialised sound, mainly for blues and alternative rock. It is harder to get fat hard rock tones out of a tele, unless of course, you get a thinline, which is in a class of its own.

The tele pickups, especially the bridge pickup, has a really really really high output trebly sound, which i love, but it feedbacks a lot more easier compared to a strat with a moderate-high level of gain.

Both guitars sound great, and i think they're pretty much equal in greatness in their various aspects.
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#20
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Are you calling Iron Maiden not metal?


Maiden plays modded Strats, with 1-3 'buckers. No one plays just with singel-coils in it. Dave Murray plays with three stacked humbuckers in his, Janick Gers with HSH, and Adrian Smith HSS, but now this is based on what I think they used on the Rock in Rio a couple of years ago. In the eighties I think Murray played a HSH with fullsize 'buckers. But sure, you can play metal with Strats, even Teles (John 5, anyone?) with the right mods.
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