#1
I'm looking to spend about £200-£300 on a tele, but I don't think I can afford a Fender tele and was wondering if Squiers are any good? I play in an indie alternative rock band and the other guitarist has a fender tele already, is it wise to get the same even though I think they sound good, if not then what else should I buy?
Tokai Love Rock (Les Paul)
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#2
The upper end squier teles are actually quite nice.
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#5
I play this sort of stuff, http://www.myspace.com/thechoiceswemake I want to get rid of my Tokai Love Rock, cos it doesn't sound as good as I thought it did when I bought it. I play rhythm guitar mostly. The other guitarist has a fender tele, but i dont know weather or not to get the same, or get something else. I use clean, distortion and overdrive when playing. Just need a bit of guidance on what to get to sound much better.
Tokai Love Rock (Les Paul)
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Line 6 Spider II 75
Boss DS-1 Distortion
Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive
Zoom 606

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#6
Well Teles are fairly versatile. But as long as it's a high-end Squier Tele it should do fine IMO.
#8
Quote by Greggles
I play this sort of stuff, http://www.myspace.com/thechoiceswemake I want to get rid of my Tokai Love Rock, cos it doesn't sound as good as I thought it did when I bought it. I play rhythm guitar mostly. The other guitarist has a fender tele, but i dont know weather or not to get the same, or get something else. I use clean, distortion and overdrive when playing. Just need a bit of guidance on what to get to sound much better.

A tele's not going to sound good through your Spider, either. They're bad amps in the first place, but they're awful for indie.

What about getting a Laney LC15?
#9
Yeah I know my amps rubbishy, but I don't have enough money for both things. Unless I try and get the guy in the music shop to give me a good deal cos I'm buying a guitar and amp.
Tokai Love Rock (Les Paul)
Valeta Acoustic

Line 6 Spider II 75
Boss DS-1 Distortion
Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive
Zoom 606

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#10
From my experience,love rocks are pretty solid guitars, try looking into a new amp, and see if you like your tone better.
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#11
Quote by gucio93
From my experience,love rocks are pretty solid guitars, try looking into a new amp, and see if you like your tone better.



I concur. Tokai's are solid guitars. The Spider is the weakest link here IMO.
#12
Quote by Greggles
Yeah I know my amps rubbishy, but I don't have enough money for both things. Unless I try and get the guy in the music shop to give me a good deal cos I'm buying a guitar and amp.

In terms of what affects your tone more amp > guitar. By a lot. Either way, the Tokai's a nice guitar and the spider's a piece of crap.
#13
i say you should get a fender instead of a squier because you would be much happier with it.
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#14
The guy in the shop said I could get a Fender Tele Standard for £199 second hand. Is it worth changing one or both of the pickups to seymour duncan vintage stacks for £60 - £70, and if I change one, which is best to change for a rhythm guitar player, neck or bridge? And I cant get about £150 for the Tokai.

On the amp issue I am thinking of getting a Fender Frontman 65 Guitar Amp combo, is this any good, for around £140 and how much could I get for the spider?
Tokai Love Rock (Les Paul)
Valeta Acoustic

Line 6 Spider II 75
Boss DS-1 Distortion
Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive
Zoom 606

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Last edited by Greggles at Jun 2, 2008,