Can a Telecaster play metal?

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  1. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy SS.org Regular

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    Guitar: Squier Classic Vibe 50's Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde

    I had to do some mods. The original pickups were fine but I was not convinced with how they drive as they were not meant to play the metal I wanted.
    Modifications:
    Artec Giovanni custom single coil sized rail humbuckers with full 64mm rails, Alnico 5
    GFS Overwound Repro Vintage Alnico Tele Neck Pickup
    Fender 500k vol pot,
    Fender 250k tone pot but has no-load option - goes straight to output
    OG 4-way for:
    1st - neck
    2nd - neck+bridge south
    3rd - bridge south
    4th - full bridge humbucker

    Effects and Interface: Boss GT-100

    Thanks!
     
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    As someone who has a tele to play rock and metal, I love the idea but when most people think "tele," they're thinking a twangy single coil. I would argue that it stops being a tele once a bridge humbucker is introduced since it loses its defining sonic characteristic. I say this as someone with a DiMarzio Tone Zone T in my partscaster.



    Kmac had a similar idea, which to me just proved almost any guitar with dual humbuckers can play metal with some degree of success.
     
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    Exactly.

    It's not a Tele without Tele pickups.

    Can a Mayones 8 string play SRV? Um yeah... put split coil vintage humbuckers in the guitar (aligned with the top 6 strings) using the bridge single, through a Fender blackface with a TS in front.
     
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