#1
So lately I've been wondering if the Fender Telecaster is versatile enough to play metal, death metal, and other heavy stuff on it. I'm asking this now, because I'm about to buy a new guitar. I've tried some Ibanez and an Epiphone (that was the only guitar I liked there, almost bought it, sadly its volume knob was **** and didn't work...). But there were Fenders, too. And the only guitar I like is the Telecaster, really... But I'm afraid to buy it, cause haven't seen anybody play metal on it.
#3
the dude from wintersun used a telelcaster.
good amp with maybe a pickup change will do the trick
#4
james root from slipknot's sig is a tele,
just with some major upgrades
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#5
i say go for it. the telecaster will give you a really raw tone(in an awesome way) and not that fuzzy tone that you have on most guitars made for metal.
#6
hmm might need bucckers in it i dont know if single coils will handle metal too well
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#7
Thanks for the opinions! Well I liked that video, but is it a modded Tele?
#8
I'd only recommend it if you're going to replace the bridge pickup. The single coil will probably be too bright for metal and you'll get a lot of hum with high gain settings. There are single coil sized humbuckers available, check them out. I recommend taking a look at the Seymour Duncan hot rails.
#9
it doesnt look modded it looks standard in the clips apparently he is sposored by fender
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I'd only recommend it if you're going to replace the bridge pickup. The single coil will probably be too bright for metal and you'll get a lot of hum with high gain settings. There are single coil sized humbuckers available, check them out. I recommend taking a look at the Seymour Duncan hot rails.


How much is that?
#11
About 80 to 100 bucks for the pickup, another twenty for letting a tech do the swapping for you. I don't recommend doing it yourself if you're too clueless about that.

But anyway: Just walk into the store and see if the tele sounds good to you. If the stock pickups do it for you, there's no need to swap them.
#13
but i don't see the reason in buying a telecaster if you replace the bridge pickup with a humbucker.
#15
Teppei Teranishi of Thrice uses a Tele's and Jazzmasters/Jaguars (Cant remember which one it was) on their latest record. Granted it isn't as heavy as their previous stuff, but the Fire EP is pretty heavy.

I have a essex telecaster copy, and its great. A telecaster has everything you need and nothing you don't (unless you want a trem)
Look at the the Seymour Duncans or DiMarzio Chopper pickup.

I've also got an Ibanez RG and unless you are playing extreme shred or need a whammy, a tele will do just as well.
In fact im selling the Ibanez soon to buy a MIM Tele and replacing the bridge pickup myself.
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#16
it wouldn't be my first choice...
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Teppei Teranishi of Thrice uses a Tele's and Jazzmasters/Jaguars (Cant remember which one it was) on their latest record. Granted it isn't as heavy as their previous stuff, but the Fire EP is pretty heavy.

I have a essex telecaster copy, and its great. A telecaster has everything you need and nothing you don't (unless you want a trem)
Look at the the Seymour Duncans or DiMarzio Chopper pickup.

I've also got an Ibanez RG and unless you are playing extreme shred or need a whammy, a tele will do just as well.
In fact im selling the Ibanez soon to buy a MIM Tele and replacing the bridge pickup myself.


Well I hate whammy's my current guitar has one and there are just problems with it. So I think the Telecaster will be okay.
#19
make sure you try it for the metal you want to play. the overwhelming majority of metal players use pretty high output humbuckers for a reason...
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#20
Replace the pickups and it should be fine with a good amp......I can get Metallica-esque tones on my SX Telecaster's stock pickups with a distortion pedal....
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