What is the Telecasters distinct sound

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What's a telecaster sound like?

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Compared to a Les Paul for example. What kind of music do you think a Telecaster is best for? What's the best telecaster model?
Sounds much twangier than a Les Paul, best suited for country and blues. Not exactly a metal guitar or anything like that. Sounds great with a slide, really thick and rich and full sounding. The best Tele in my opinion is the 52' Ressiue, though the Classic Baja tele is also a great instrument. You just have to try a bunch and see what suits you, because differences in the neck and fingerboard and weight are all things to consider.
I know Jeff Beck is a Telecaster user. Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin I also used one. They get pretty heavy at times.
Plenty of people have used them for different things, but I just said what I feel its best suited for. If you want a heavier sound then I think there are better guitars to help you get that sound, but its all up to each individual guitarist. When I think of the Telecaster I always think of classic players like Albert Collins and Muddy Waters, and how they were really able to squeeze everything they could out of the Tele's distinctive sound.
Sounds much twangier than a Les Paul, best suited for country and blues. Not exactly a metal guitar or anything like that. Sounds great with a slide, really thick and rich and full sounding. The best Tele in my opinion is the 52' Ressiue, though the Classic Baja tele is also a great instrument. You just have to try a bunch and see what suits you, because differences in the neck and fingerboard and weight are all things to consider.
Jari Maenpaa disagrees with you.



[link=http://youtube.com/watch?v=7xuDhteblHw]Seriously.[/link]
a telecaster? anyone can use it.... its pretty mcuh for anything you feel like.

imo, its great for blues.... i guess... sicne its been used by a lot of popular blues m usicians.

imo, the telecaster is the signature guitar for blues guitarists as well as that bo diddly big thing, and as well as that tin guitar also.

or avril lavgine.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=uOJmzS15pXw

I can't really tell in that video, I think you can see his guitar better in this video.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=wugfIZO71DM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=NiplUBTTKec
http://youtube.com/watch?v=wI0464nNBd4

Like that.
Sounds much twangier than a Les Paul, best suited for country and blues. Not exactly a metal guitar or anything like that. Sounds great with a slide, really thick and rich and full sounding. The best Tele in my opinion is the 52' Ressiue, though the Classic Baja tele is also a great instrument. You just have to try a bunch and see what suits you, because differences in the neck and fingerboard and weight are all things to consider.
Jari Maenpaa disagrees with you.



[link=http://youtube.com/watch?v=7xuDhteblHw]Seriously.[/link]
That's Tokai Tele. Different pickups also. As was said before.
Ah yes....who could forget Rage Against the Machine's twangy country/blues hit, Killing in the Name Of?

Ah yes....who could forget Rage Against the Machine's twangy country/blues hit, Killing in the Name Of?
You all are morons. These people mod their teles. You can never get a metal tone out of a stock fender tele not for the life of you
wanna bet? i have a mexican made 96 50th anniversary tele and i play tenacious d all day long and it sound SUPREME!


great rock sound...but is BEST suited for blues/southern rock/countryish

they sound great and are easy to play....stock pickups are not bad. they come with 10's factory, but put 9's on it...