Telecasters of Song Fight!

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Re: Telecasters of Song Fight!

Post by Paco Del Stinko »

Great letter, that. However, you certainly don't have to be a one or the other player. You can play both. Yay! I am certainly no master of either, but I've had my Stratocaster since '83, Tele since about '02. I love then both for, i guess, different reasons. Got my Les Paul in '89, but that's another story. :)
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Re: Telecasters of Song Fight!

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Well at least we can all agree that SGs suck.
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Re: Telecasters of Song Fight!

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Sober wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:34 am
Well at least we can all agree that SGs suck.
Yeah... I don't really like my SG... :|
Don't really like any of the Tele's I've ever played either... but I admit that this thread is making me consider picking up one of those super cheap Glarry Tele's just to have one... and confirm that I don't like Tele's... :P
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crumpart wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:30 pm
Can someone post a screenshot or something of whatever the letter is? The LA Times hates me because I live in Europe.
JB updated his post with a screenshot of the letter.
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Re: Telecasters of Song Fight!

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Lunkhead wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:28 am
crumpart wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:30 pm
Can someone post a screenshot or something of whatever the letter is? The LA Times hates me because I live in Europe.
JB updated his post with a screenshot of the letter.
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Sober wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:34 am
Well at least we can all agree that SGs suck.
SG's seem to be monty phython's holy grail movie in guitar form. It's almost comical trying to find "the one" and you're surely going to fail in your lifelong search. But if you are lucky or stubborn enough then you, too, can find a good one.
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I love my SG. Do most of my tunes on one, which possibly explains a lot :D
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crumpart wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:30 pm
Can someone post a screenshot or something of whatever the letter is? The LA Times hates me because I live in Europe.
My browser did not show the image either, so I dug around the page source to find the actual image. While spelunking in the HTML, I found at the very bottom:

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which I thought was kinda cute. Anyway. Back to guitar discussions!
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irwin wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:55 am
crumpart wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:30 pm
Can someone post a screenshot or something of whatever the letter is? The LA Times hates me because I live in Europe.
My browser did not show the image either, so I dug around the page source to find the actual image. While spelunking in the HTML, I found at the very bottom:

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    </footer>
    
</body>
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<!--Tired of grinding on the same old apps?-->
<!--Want to use your skills in defense of truth, justice and the American way?-->
<!--Email datadesk@latimes.com and let us know you're out there.-->
</html>
which I thought was kinda cute. Anyway. Back to guitar discussions!
This is what I get from many pages of the LA Times, including this one.
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Re: Telecasters of Song Fight!

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Funny, in all my years of doing whatever it is I do on guitar, I don't recall ever playing an SG. Although my very first electric looked like one, a red Kay. I have a picture of my pajamas wearing doofus self holding it, I will sadly not share here.
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Re: Telecasters of Song Fight!

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This week's fight song has both Telecaster and Stratocaster in it. I panned them hard left and right, Tele comes in first, then Strat, playing higher parts, second. Halfway through they reverse parts. I used the same amp and settings, compressor, mic and preamp, without any changes, just switched guitars. While not emphasizing each guitars respective tones, as in spank or sparkle or whatever, I did it just to do it, I reckon. Both guitars in the middle pickup position, often an unpopular one.

Not really meant as self promotion, but if interested, check out the tones on this week's tune, in a basic rock setting.
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The Crappiest Fender Telecaster:

Here's my Telecaster, which I bought used in 2014. It's the shittiest version ever made with the Fender name. The story I heard was that sometime in the 90s Fender had a bunch of extra parts they shipped to Mexico, and the factory slapped them together and labeled them "Squire Series". It does not have the through-body string ferrules that are standard for all other Fender Teles. A previous owner must have been a poseur who ineptly tried to 'distress' the body, and then apparently regretted it and filled in the chips with some sort of resin - an obvious, ham-handed effort that makes it embarrassing to take to the guitar shop. I have had to take this to the local guitar shop [Guitar Merchant, RIP] twice; both times the bridge pickup had stopped working due to the crappy wiring.

Still, I love love love this guitar, and I used it on most of Jerkatorium's recordings. It sounds great, it feels great, and every time I've tried to switch to a different guitar I eventually came limping back to this dumb cheap Telecaster.
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Re: Telecasters of Song Fight!

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I, for one, love your tele. It has life. Don’t ever part ways with it. And if you do, please sell it to me.
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