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Telecasters, and Les Pauls....the pefect complimentary combination?

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I've recently been playing both my Telecasters, and Les Pauls,

more than ever. I'm thinking, right now, they just might be,

the perfect match, for being complimentary, yet different enough,

in tones to work well, with one another. I've tried this, within

my band, recently...where if the other guitar player, is using his

LP Custom, or other humbucking guitar (SG), then I use my Telecaster,

for just that different tone/coloration. And, he will do the same,

if I want/need to use my LP, for something.

 

But, in all honesty, I think a Telecaster works well, with almost any

other guitar combination.

 

Anyone else, here, do this, or something similar? No big deal, really...

just curious/interested. What and why, etc.?

 

CB

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I cant say its quite the same on the guitar front, but the band one of my buddies plays in uses a setup like this. He plays lead and uses a Schecter Omen Extreme 6 (bucker equipped) and the rhythm guitarist plays a Tele (not sure if its a Fender or not) and I can agree it really does add more color to the music. I found that the Tele complimented the music filling in the riffs with that nice single coil twangy goodness, not doggin humbuckers but I dont feel they can get the same high pitched harmonics as a Tele, I could be wrong though, it wouldnt be the first time...today! I dont know if they did this on purpose as my buddy has a Fender Tele but doesnt play it with that band. I will ask him tonight if this was the reason or not.

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I've recently been playing both my Telecasters, and Les Pauls,

more than ever. I'm thinking, right now, they just might be,

the perfect match, for being complimentary, yet different enough,

in tones to work well, with one another. I've tried this, within

my band, recently...where if the other guitar player, is using his

LP Custom, or other humbucking guitar (SG), then I use my Telecaster,

for just that different tone/coloration. And, he will do the same,

if I want/need to use my LP, for something.

 

But, in all honesty, I think a Telecaster works well, with almost any

other guitar combination.

 

Anyone else, here, do this, or something similar? No big deal, really...

just curious/interested. What and why, etc.?

 

CB

 

 

 

Izzy and Slash played Tele and Les Paul and made some of the best music in rock history. I personally have never owned a Les Paul but i do now own a white Strat and used to own a Tele, (traded it for the strat) biggest mistake of my life. While i love Cobain and learning Nirvana on the Strat, i can definatively say the next tele i get you wont get it off me until im 6 feet under.

 

Of course ill probably still buy the Les Paul first, either a Traditional or Studio, the tele can wait but ive been fan of both Tele and the LP for some time and i believe every guitarist should have 3 guitars in his arsenal, a Tele, a Les Paul, and a Hollowbody, the holy trinity.

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I think I've stated this about 50 times but a Tele is going to be my next purchase. I need some time to cool off after my PRS guitar and Geddy Lee bass purchases though...

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The two go together perfectly but I actually prefer a 335 and a Tele the 335 through a VOX and the Tele through the Orange is just harmonic bliss.

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The two go together perfectly but I actually prefer a 335 and a Tele the 335 through a VOX and the Tele through the Orange is just harmonic bliss.

 

 

+1. LP's and 335's mixed with a Tele is a perfect combo.

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I believe any guitar is perfect, why limit your self?

 

Edit: Some fools write off guitars made for shredding as bad guitars. Also some fools write off Les pauls and teles as to clean or lame, yet they never played either.

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Yeah, I love Semi-hollow body guitars, as well. They make a good

match, with a Telecaster, also. I heard another combination,

that a good buddy of mine, and his brother use. He uses a '65

Gretsch Country Gent, and his brother uses a Telecaster, or sometimes

his Epi Sheraton. The Gent sounds great, in combination, with both

of those, very different tones. But, there's just something about

a Telecaster, and LP or at least a "Humbucker" equipped guitar, that

sounds pretty...(here's that word, again)..."awesome!" ;>)

 

CB

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My vote goes with my previous band's setup:

 

Guitar 1 - Jaguar (through a Fender Hot Rod Deville)

Guitar 2 - SG (through a Silvertone 1484)

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Before I got my Tele, I don't know if I'd agree with you or not CB...but after having mine for a couple months now, it's just an incredible guitar...Completely different then my favorite Les Paul, and each excel exceedingly in there certain area's of expertise...So I'm with CB on this one, If I could only bring two guitars to a gig or tour, it would definitely be my LP and Tele..

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I believe any guitar is perfect, why limit your self?

 

Edit: Some fools write off guitars made for shredding as bad guitars. Also some fools write off Les pauls and teles as to clean or lame, yet they never played either.

 

Some shredders write off Teles as being country picking guits but John 5 proves you can play pretty loud with his.

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Some shredders write off Teles as being country picking guits but John 5 proves you can play pretty loud with his.

 

Well, most know it's the player, not the guitar, whatever the genre. ;>)

 

CB

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I have a couple of LPs and a Tele. Have some semi-hollow Gibsons as well. What always amazes me is how each guitar makes me want to play something that the guitar tone just brings out of my memory. I think I learn by switching back and forth and letting the guitar talk to me.

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For a combo, i like using my SG and my Les Paul...(I have them tuned to D Standard)

 

I would use my Tele but i keep that one tuned to E Standard...the more i play it, the more i love it. And the more i love it, the more i play it.

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I love the combination of a humbucker guitar and single-coil guitar played together. While my LP gets plenty of attention from me, in a band setting I do find myself picking up my tele quite often to go along with my band's other guitarist who only uses an LP.

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I had a 4-way selector switch, put in my Highway 1 Tele, which also has

Vintage Noiseless pickups. And, I find that when playing along with

the other guitarist, with his Les Paul, that I tend to use the middle,

and middle-neck position, the most....unless I'm the one doing the solos,

for that number. Then, it's usually the bridge, often with the tone control

backed off, a bit, to "fatten" it up. It's a great tone/sound, either way.

The Les Paul is full, creamy...the Tele, round and cutting. Great combo.

 

CB

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I had a 4-way selector switch, put in my Highway 1 Tele, which also has

Vintage Noiseless pickups. And, I find that when playing along with

the other guitarist, with his Les Paul, that I tend to use the middle,

and middle-neck position, the most....unless I'm the one doing the solos,

for that number. Then, it's usually the bridge, often with the tone control

backed off, a bit, to "fatten" it up. It's a great tone/sound, eithe way.

The Les Paul is full, creamy...the Tele, round and cutting. Great combo.

 

CB

I wish my Custom Tele had a 4-way switch...I constantly use all three positions, the "twisted" tele neck pup is just incredible for cleans, and slight overdriven tones, and I love that middle position, I don't know if I'd describe it as a "quack"..but it's defintley the trademark of a Tele..

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I wish my Custom Tele had a 4-way switch...I constantly use all three positions, the "twisted" tele neck pup is just incredible for cleans, and slight overdriven tones, and I love that middle position, I don't know if I'd describe it as a "quack"..but it's defintley the trademark of a Tele..

 

 

Yeah, I'm really enjoying the tonal possibilities, with the 4-way switch.

So much so, that I'm probably going to do the same mods, to my (MIM)'60's

Classic Telecaster (White), as well...eventually. No hurry, as if I "need"

that, I can use my Highway One.

 

CB

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See prime example. Last night I had a rehearsal. I had Three guitars. I play rhythm I was using a Standard LP Burstbucker pro's then cos I was too bright I changed to the 335 with 57's the lead was playing an LP Trad with 57's it was just a mess. Brought out the Tele and bam nice even sound scape with the neck pu selected. sometimes the single coil just makes the difference

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I know what you mean but I find a Strat edges-out the Tele as the perfect foil for a Les Paul. Just slightly more versatile compared to a Tele.

 

my perfect combination is emg and floyd rose

 

On a tangential topic; why on Earth would anyone give fl00dsm0k3 a reputation 'minus' for the above post? Agree or disagree as you wish; but to give it a 'minus'?? What was that about???

 

P.

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I love that combo, but only I play guitar with my band so I cannot enjoy it often. I prefer telecasters over any other guitar too. A not so close second is a les Paul.

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