#1
im going to buy a new guitar tomorrow morning, either an Epiphone Les Paul or a Fender MIM telecaster. I'm looking for a tone close to ( doesn't have to be exactly like it) Radiohead, Muse , The Strokes, Oasis. I have a Marshall Valvestate 65r the older version and it is pretty good actually. Any help would be great!
#2
Get a tele with a bridge humbucker
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#3
It's a rather big difference, in my opinion you have to want one or the other.
I'm sure you're aware of the tonal differences between them, but there's no reason you can't do all that with either.
#4
Get the tele and put an SD hotrails in the bridge.
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#5
get a strat
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#6
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#10
I vote Tele or Strat. For the bands you listed, a Strat would probably be the best, and a Tele is pretty close to a Strat in terms of single coil and things. Hope this helps!
#11
personally. get the les paul.
telecasters... i personally dont like their sound.
and the les paul is amazing.
just lower the bridge and its sweet.
but thats just my opinion.
#14
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personally. get the les paul.
telecasters... i personally dont like their sound.
and the les paul is amazing.
just lower the bridge and its sweet.
but thats just my opinion.

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#15
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I'm tired of strats I have my sister's squier and I just hate the look.


Then I say go for the Tele.
#17
Is the Tele heavy?
I have a Gibson Les Paul Studio, and its soo fuuu cking heavy.. Could need something lighter, so it would be easier to move around and being more active when playing.
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#18
Quote by d3mon slay
im going to buy a new guitar tomorrow morning, either an Epiphone Les Paul or a Fender MIM telecaster. I'm looking for a tone close to ( doesn't have to be exactly like it) Radiohead, Muse , The Strokes, Oasis. I have a Marshall Valvestate 65r the older version and it is pretty good actually. Any help would be great!


Well the Tele would work well fro Radiohead and The Strokes. For Radiohead a set of lace sensor pickups would be ideal. A Les Paul is more suited towards Oasis. You listed a wide range for the tone that you want.
#19
Quote by oyvindree
Is the Tele heavy?
I have a Gibson Les Paul Studio, and its soo fuuu cking heavy.. Could need something lighter, so it would be easier to move around and being more active when playing.


Tele is pretty light in my opinion. I have an LP also, a Classic, and it's heavy but I've managed to get over that lol. The Tele is a lot lighter.
#20
I would say for the sound you're going for, a tele would be the better choice. Although I am a Gibson guy, I do love those Telecasters... Not into strats really.
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#21
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* Scale Length: 25.5"
* Nut: 1.625" (42 mm)
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#23
The tele would fit more for what you are going to play. I'm in love with all teles though so i'm moderately biased.
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#24
I ended up getting a epi les paul standard ..but I feel like returning it and getting the mexi tele
#25
hey guys! i bought the les paul and im not sure but i THINK i want the tele now instead. my friend says i just have G.A.S gear accusation syndrome or something. But im not sure please help me out i just want a radiohead ,muse tone.
#29
The guy should go to a guitar store and try out both guitars. Then he should pick one based on the sound and the feel.
#30
Id say tele. Ive got a squier tele and i much prefer it to my Dads Gibson lp. And over a thousand pounds difference! Teles are amazing and probalbly more suited to your style
#31
For the 4 bands you mentioned... Telecaster.

If you haven't though, I'd seriously suggest playing one of each. Although I wouldn't recommend an Epiphone to anyone these days; there are far better Les Pauls out there from other companies.