#1
Hi guys ,

Need some help here.

I am planning to buy a new guitar and I pretty much narrowed it down to :

Fender strat classic 50s series ( with the surf colours )

&

Fender Baja telecaster

Im doubting between those two , because they have both the V neck wich plays very nice imo.

But I want to know which one is gonna be the most versatile since it will be my only guitar I will have ( I selled the other two I had , now atm im guitarless )

My amp is an Orange rocker 30 Combo so I'm pretty much settles with that

Influences / genres / music I play :

Rock , Hardrock , indie , blues , jazz , pop , and Metallica ( thats the far as metal I go)
Bands I like : pearl jam , foo fighters , led zep , the who , acdc , my morning jacket , black keys , airbourne , tom petty , metallica , rhcp , gnr , ...etc etc

Help me out guys , Im heading tomorrow to the store

Thanks
#2
The Strat will be more versatile unless you swap the Tele's bridge pickup.

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#4
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The Strat unless you swap the Tele's bridge pickup.

/thread.


+1

Yeah. Strat, for sure. Switch the bridge out though, maybe. Get a humbucker in there or something.
#5
Yep strat... love the "v" neck...
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#7
is this a serious question. you actually need help deciding between a telecaster and a strat
#8
Really ?

I thought the Baja would be more versatile with the 4 way switch + the S1 pull knob ...
Hmmm , this makes it even harder because I thought most would recomment me the Baja
#9
I'm gonna have to dissent and say get the tele. EVERYBODY has got strats, don't you wanna stand out more? Get the tele and but a 'bucker in the bridge.
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I'm gonna have to dissent and say get the tele. EVERYBODY has got strats, don't you wanna stand out more? Get the tele and but a 'bucker in the bridge.


Thats gonna be hard with the special wiring in the tele , its with serie / parrarel pusch pull things and what not
#12
this is biased because I love my tele but I would still say strat except you said indie blues jazz and pop, a lot of indie and pop-rock bands are using teles nowadays and they are great for blues and jazz. Just try both out and see which one feels best to you
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#13
The S1 system sucks. Don't base your decision on buying a guitar on that, please.

Although if you find you don't like it, like I did, you can always just leave it off I suppose. Just don't let something so minimal be a determining factor in why NOT to get another guitar.
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#15
^ I was more leaning towards the tele because I thought it would be more versatile , guess I was wrong , anyway I think the differents are nog gonna be so huge, I probably gonna get the sound out of both of 'em.

Tommorow again testing then ... I dont know ,a tele is like cooler then a strat
#16
I think Teles look cooler then strats, sound wise I don't really know.

I got to briefly try my guitar teachers 66 Tele, it was pretty awesome , the only I strat I've ever tried was a squire...
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#17
Strat, 'nuff said
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#18
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The S1 system sucks. Don't base your decision on buying a guitar on that, please.




i bought an american deluxe strat and i didnt find out about the s-1 system until my dad (who is not a musician, just some bald guy with glasses) that there was a button on it. i was excited woohoo versatility!

guess what the s-1 switch doesnt get you new tones it just opens up another way to use the same tones

that wasnt that clear so i'll explain

basically with the s-1 on and in the bridge position
it is exactly the same as having it in between the bridge and middle position. both activate the middle and bridge pickup

its a marketing scheme

http://www.fender.com/products/s1/pdf/AmericanDeluxeStratSSS010-1200.pdf

it actually turns it into an hsh like strat now that i look at the diagram more closely

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Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#19
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basically with the s-1 on and in the bridge position
it is exactly the same as having it in between the bridge and middle position. both activate the middle and bridge pickup

its a marketing scheme


Exactly. Money waster.
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