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    Hi everyone, I'm new here and not even a tele man! But I have come to the experts for advice. I play with a guitarist with a newish us tele and his settings always seem too jangly, high treble, and percussive. Is it the dominance of one pickup or the tone setting? It often seems to get worse during the playing, so that his singing gets blotted out. He often asks other guitarists to boost their sound cos he can't hear them! What's going on? Thanks for any help.

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    Welcome to FT, Len! What amp is he playing through?
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    Telecasters can filet eardrums, it is well known. Fortunately, there are controls on the amps, and on the guitars, use them judiciously.
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    Failing that, a compressor can also be useful to even things out but the amp & guitar controls should do the trick.
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    I've found using a graphic equaliser in the effects loop helps to tame the highs, I use an American De-Luxe Tele and the top "E" can sometimes sound overly shrill and harsh even with the tone control backed off a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tele savalas View Post
    Welcome to FT, Len! What amp is he playing through?
    Thanks for the response. It is not a well known brand but I'll check today. Sometimes cutting the highs on the amp helps but it seems to revert to the ringing and rackety stuff within a song or three. We play a wide range of music from Dylan to Nora Jones, The Band to Lyle Lovett, so some songs suit but it needs control on many songs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAguitar View Post
    Telecasters can filet eardrums, it is well known. Fortunately, there are controls on the amps, and on the guitars, use them judiciously.
    Thanks for this reply too SAG. WHICH control will reduce the fileting (great phrase btw -perfectly apt)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titch View Post
    I've found using a graphic equaliser in the effects loop helps to tame the highs, I use an American De-Luxe Tele and the top "E" can sometimes sound overly shrill and harsh even with the tone control backed off a little.
    Thanks Cap. Is it the tone control that will reduce shrillness? I'm told that the tone control interacts with the pickup control and they affect each other. It's not my tele so I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titch View Post
    I've found using a graphic equaliser in the effects loop helps to tame the highs, I use an American De-Luxe Tele and the top "E" can sometimes sound overly shrill and harsh even with the tone control backed off a little.
    Thanks Titch. So the tone setting is the problem, not the pickup blend thru the switch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LenStanJim View Post
    Thanks for the response. It is not a well known brand but I'll check today. Sometimes cutting the highs on the amp helps but it seems to revert to the ringing and rackety stuff within a song or three. We play a wide range of music from Dylan to Nora Jones, The Band to Lyle Lovett, so some songs suit but it needs control on many songs.
    The amp is called Carsborough, is quite old, but maybe good in its day. A similar one at the local hock shop is A$300. It is two channel with parametric controls on several freq bands. Cutting the highs doesn't reduce the filleting/shrillness noticeably. Any thoughts appreciated.

 

 

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