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    Default my strats sound dead

    firstly sorry for asking so many questions on here,but been playing only my baja telecaster for a few months ,returned to my strats tonight and they sound dull ill try new strings at wkend ,or is it my set up on them is bad or is it that the brass saddles and strung through body on the tele just give such a brighter sound ,been playing them acousticly tonight and its night and day between them I'm worried now that my 3 strats just don't do it for me anymore

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    Um, many, many questions about your strats. Don't even know where to start.
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    anything off the top of your head ?

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    Details on each model - American, Mexican, Japanes, Chinese? Fender, Squier? Pickups, hardware.
    The Human Torch was denied a bank loan.

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    How old are your strings on these poor Strats?
    "Life's too short not to enjoy great tone."

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    I'd be happy to A/B em against mine for ya if you'll send em to me...
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    What they said, but I'm wondering if what you're experiencing is the nature of the beast. I'm no Tele expert, but I have to believe that the Tele bridge gives the guitar its intrinsic brightness. That said, you're right about changing strings. And, as Mike suggests, there are so many variables, its very difficult to isolate one of them as the root cause. And lets not discount the possibility that your ears have become so accustomed to the Tele's brightness that your strats genuinely don't do it for you any more.

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    There's a philosophical "cool guy" concept that floats on the web that Telecasters are superior to all other guitars, it's a real man's guitar, that it is somehow different from a Strat in ways so basic and yet mystical that once you have been "converted" you come to disdain all other guitars.

    i like my Tele a lot, but that concept is a fairy tale. Teles and Strats are both solid body guitars with the same materials, same neck shapes, same scale length. They just aren't that different. I once heard Vince Gill soloing on TV from the other room, chicken pickin' like a maniac on n what was obviously a Tele. Til I walked in and saw he was playing a Stratocaster. With EMGs.

    So if you like playing a Telecaster, great. But if your Strats sound "dead," that's on you. (And brass saddles sound softer and less bright than steel.)
    "No matter how smart you thought you were, you are actually way less smart than that." - David Foster Wallace, from Infinite Jest

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    usa Clapton ,50s classic series, partcaster with all usa stuff

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    yes I think your right ive just found a guitar I really like in neck and sound,plus looking on internet teles are just acousticly louder and brighter

 

 

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