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post #46 of 626
My Les Paul Studio is not hard to play... I've played Strats and Teles, and don't see that much of a difference.

Course, I learned the way all people should learn to play - on a classical guitar. Best way to build up finger strength and endurance!
post #47 of 626
My budget is about £100, so that gets a cheap Tele/Strat copy starter kit, or a cheap LP from the site i linked to earlier, with case bag, strap, and then a seperatley bought amp.
post #48 of 626
in the usa, even $150 would score you a used Squier Classic Vibe 50's Telecaster, which is a KILLER axe, and pine to boot just like the original Teles. Set that up nicely and you can play that for life. Try to find something like that instead of a cheap bad guitar that is impossible to set correctly to play and that will turn you off from playing! Even long-time players have been picking this thing up, take a look!

YouTube - Squier Classic Vibe 50 Telecaster
post #49 of 626
Looks nice. I like the volume and tone control plate, chrome, and just two knobs looks very smooth. Some of the guitars have different numbers of tone/vol etc controls, are they better in any way or does the less is more/= theory apply?
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post #51 of 626
I need a tele.
post #52 of 626
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Looks nice. I like the volume and tone control plate, chrome, and just two knobs looks very smooth. Some of the guitars have different numbers of tone/vol etc controls, are they better in any way or does the less is more/= theory apply?
Neither is better in my opinion. If you've got more knobs and buttons you can fiddle around a little more to create the sound you like. If you've got less buttons you won't have to.

I rarely ever use the tone knobs on my Strat. I've rarely seen anyone use them actually. Mine are always on 10 (which is the max). The only knobs I'm using are the volume knob and the pickup selector. Most of my tone control and effects are done with pedals and my amp.
post #53 of 626
Argh, over £200 on ebay here and from the US! Looking for used ones.

Sounds amazing, but part of me thinks a LP suits my music style better...
post #54 of 626
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Neither is better in my opinion. If you've got more knobs and buttons you can fiddle around a little more to create the sound you like. If you've got less buttons you won't have to.

I rarely ever use the tone knobs on my Strat. I've rarely seen anyone use them actually. Mine are always on 10 (which is the max). The only knobs I'm using are the volume knob and the pickup selector. Most of my tone control and effects are done with pedals and my amp.
Theres a couple uses for the tone... I roll the neck tone off a little sometimes to get that really mellow sound. And if you roll the tone off in the bridge you get a sweet rock sound. Same goes for a tele bridge.
post #55 of 626
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Neither is better in my opinion. If you've got more knobs and buttons you can fiddle around a little more to create the sound you like. If you've got less buttons you won't have to.

I rarely ever use the tone knobs on my Strat. I've rarely seen anyone use them actually. Mine are always on 10 (which is the max). The only knobs I'm using are the volume knob and the pickup selector. Most of my tone control and effects are done with pedals and my amp.
I usually leave my tones turned up on my Strat as well, but sometimes I bring it way down especially on the neck pickup. On a side note: surprisingly, my monstrous Crate combo (SS) has incredible tone.

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Argh, over £200 on ebay here and from the US! Looking for used ones.

Sounds amazing, but part of me thinks a LP suits my music style better...
What is your music style? Honestly, I've seen LP/SG/Strat/Tele style guitars played in literally every genre I listen to. What kind of tone are you looking for?
post #56 of 626
I don't know to be honest

I listen to anything really, see my Last.fm.

I love the mellow, pine sound of classic 50's, but I like the sound of LP's too, especially the Gibson's and Epi's, I guess you could say I have rich taste! Can't afford either, but love the sound!

Also prefer the 50's over the 60's.

Matt
post #57 of 626
that looks like a nice tele. I haven't heard about this giant killer before. Of course, the beauty of telecasters is their simplicity! I sold my 52 reissue and miss it daily. When that guy plays his unplugged, you hear why. A nice, bright nearly-acoustic tone for strumming unplugged. And don't feel bad about spending just a little on a guitar. I went through a period where I had to have the best of everything. best neck, best bridge, best pickups. Then, and it's happened more than once, you go out and hear some guy screaming at a club. sounds more incredible than you ever will. And then I go up, ask they what they're playing. And it's a $200 used mexican strat. Man, I hate to admit it, but it's all in the fingers. I could have saved thousand if i knew I really had $99 digits.....

But I like the Squire tele. Might pick one up!
post #58 of 626
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Originally Posted by Baines93 View Post
Looks nice. I like the volume and tone control plate, chrome, and just two knobs looks very smooth. Some of the guitars have different numbers of tone/vol etc controls, are they better in any way or does the less is more/= theory apply?
Some guitars have volume and tone pots for each pickup, some don't.

IIRC, Fender Strats have seperate tone, but one volume.

Les Pauls have seperate tone and volume for each pickup.

Everything else is some variety of the above.
post #59 of 626
Hmm, LP would be fun to play with tone

I'm really not ready to spend much, incase I give up, I just want something to have a play with like I do with my acoustic. I would feel uncomfortable spending too much.

I think I will post another free-cycle ad, and hope for one to be offered to me for free locally. Might help me to get something of good quality and free, or alright (for a beginner like me) quality (like the swiftmusiclondon £60 guitars) for free. If nothing comes up, then I will go for a cheapie, after all I can't try to learn electric without an electric, so a cheap 'leccy is better than no 'leccy IMO. If I play with it alot, and improve, I will be ready to spend more

I'm sure I will be back for advice, but thanks alot for now

Matt
post #60 of 626
Don't forget - If you like Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin fame, those early songs of theirs weren't done on his now-famous Les Paul. They were done on a Tele!

YouTube - Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin - Live
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