#2
Who said Telecasters only had one pickup?
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#4
Teles have two pickups. Single pickup Teles are called Esquires.
#5
You're thinking of the Esquire models. I think it gives different tonal options for the one pickup, the same way postition 4 on a Strat pickup does.
#7
If you change the selecter a guy comes out of the nearest phone booth and inserts a new style of pickup into your guitar.
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#8
Telecasters have two pickups. You're thinking about the Esquire. The switch can do loads of things with just one pickup: coil tap, tone pot bypass, volume pot bypass, 'rhythm circuit', etc.

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You're thinking of the Esquire models. I think it gives different tonal options for the one pickup, the same way postition 4 on a Strat pickup does.


Position 4 on a strat is two pickups combined. That's not exactly possible with just one pickup.
#9
Uh, you mean the Esquire? It's not a pickup selector. According to musiciansfriend.com it's:

"Custom-wired 3-Position blade:
Position 1: volume control with cap, no tone control
Position 2: volume control with cap and tone control with cap
Position 3: volume control only, no cap, no tone control"

EDIT: It can be also a simple tone switch, too.
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#10
wow everyone has restated the exact same post like 50000 times so im just going to give my thoughts...maybe your not ready to handle a telecaster...
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What the hell is the pickup selector for?!?

You're thinking of the Esquire ... going by the "traditional" 3-switch configuration, here's what happens for each position:
1: Pickup, no tone control for a "hotter" lead
2: Pickup with volume + tone control
3: Pickup with preset bass tone via 1 resistor and 2 capacitors + volume control and NO Tone control.

#12
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Position 4 on a strat is two pickups combined. That's not exactly possible with just one pickup.


Oh, right!
#13
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If you change the selecter a guy comes out of the nearest phone booth and inserts a new style of pickup into your guitar.

that's pretty cool ^^ where can I buy such a guitar?
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wow everyone has restated the exact same post like 50000 times so im just going to give my thoughts...maybe your not ready to handle a telecaster...


Why not? I shouldn't get a Tele because I have a simple question about it?
#15
It's stereo amp, and I don't think it's tube. However, for a stereo amp, it is very good. Don't plug guitar into it; just use it as hi-fi if it works.
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It's stereo amp, and I don't think it's tube. However, for a stereo amp, it is very good. Don't plug guitar into it; just use it as hi-fi if it works.


HAHAHA!
its an esquire model btw.

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It's stereo amp, and I don't think it's tube. However, for a stereo amp, it is very good. Don't plug guitar into it; just use it as hi-fi if it works.


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#18
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If you change the selecter a guy comes out of the nearest phone booth and inserts a new style of pickup into your guitar.


Oh, I was wondering who that was.
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#19
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It's stereo amp, and I don't think it's tube. However, for a stereo amp, it is very good. Don't plug guitar into it; just use it as hi-fi if it works.


what the hell?

and why not get a tele with 2 pickups ?

and buy the esquire if you want lol
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Telecasters have two pickups. You're thinking about the Esquire. The switch can do loads of things with just one pickup: coil tap, tone pot bypass, volume pot bypass, 'rhythm circuit', etc.


Position 4 on a strat is two pickups combined. That's not exactly possible with just one pickup.


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It's stereo amp, and I don't think it's tube. However, for a stereo amp, it is very good. Don't plug guitar into it; just use it as hi-fi if it works.

what?!