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Postby tomlee94 » 18 Oct 2009, 13:40

Hi,
Ive seen Noel playing teles before for wonderwall but i was wondering if putting a humbucker on one would make it sound more like the rest of oasis' songs (ciggarettes and alcohol, rock and roll star etc.)

I know a les paul would be better but I love the sound of the teles for playing things like arctic monkeys
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Postby Rfender » 18 Oct 2009, 13:58

No I dont think that will work.
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Postby Rfender » 18 Oct 2009, 13:58

No I dont think that will work.
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Postby Rfender » 18 Oct 2009, 13:58

No I dont think that will work.
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Postby googs » 18 Oct 2009, 17:27

What you want is a Telecaster Deluxe. It won't necessarily make you sound like Oasis, but it is a damn nice guitar.
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Postby wastra » 19 Oct 2009, 15:10

There are Teleasters that already have a humbucker in the bridge position (and some with 2 humbuckers).

But hte question is: why?

The beauty of the telecaster is the thin, twangy sound of the low impedance single coil pickups on the slab body. Throwing a humbucker into it will make it soudn a little deepr and growl a little more, but it will never sound like the humbuckers in a hollow/semi-hollow gibson or epiphone, nor will it sound like the fat dogear P-90s in a hollow Epiphone Casino as Oasis has used on occassion for recording.

You'll actually get a better Oasis sound by using a semi-hollow guitar (like an Epi Sheraton, Riviera, or Dot) with an upgraded humbucker at the bridge (maybe a Gibson 57 Classic Plus) and putting a humbucker-sized P-90 (like a gibson P-94 or GFS Mean 90) at the neck (or vice versa if you want the lead tones on the P-90).
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Postby Rfender » 19 Oct 2009, 16:01

wastra wrote:There are Teleasters that already have a humbucker in the bridge position (and some with 2 humbuckers).

But hte question is: why?

The beauty of the telecaster is the thin, twangy sound of the low impedance single coil pickups on the slab body. Throwing a humbucker into it will make it soudn a little deepr and growl a little more, but it will never sound like the humbuckers in a hollow/semi-hollow gibson or epiphone, nor will it sound like the fat dogear P-90s in a hollow Epiphone Casino as Oasis has used on occassion for recording.

You'll actually get a better Oasis sound by using a semi-hollow guitar (like an Epi Sheraton, Riviera, or Dot) with an upgraded humbucker at the bridge (maybe a Gibson 57 Classic Plus) and putting a humbucker-sized P-90 (like a gibson P-94 or GFS Mean 90) at the neck (or vice versa if you want the lead tones on the P-90).


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Postby SuperNovaMike » 19 Oct 2009, 21:44

wastra wrote:There are Teleasters that already have a humbucker in the bridge position (and some with 2 humbuckers).

But hte question is: why?

The beauty of the telecaster is the thin, twangy sound of the low impedance single coil pickups on the slab body. Throwing a humbucker into it will make it soudn a little deepr and growl a little more, but it will never sound like the humbuckers in a hollow/semi-hollow gibson or epiphone, nor will it sound like the fat dogear P-90s in a hollow Epiphone Casino as Oasis has used on occassion for recording.

You'll actually get a better Oasis sound by using a semi-hollow guitar (like an Epi Sheraton, Riviera, or Dot) with an upgraded humbucker at the bridge (maybe a Gibson 57 Classic Plus) and putting a humbucker-sized P-90 (like a gibson P-94 or GFS Mean 90) at the neck (or vice versa if you want the lead tones on the P-90).


I agree with this. The P-94 idea is interesting. Nick Valensi (guitar player in the Strokes), has a signature Epiphone Riviera that has P-94 Gibson pickups in it and it sounds really cool.
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Postby wastra » 20 Oct 2009, 21:48

SuperNovaMike wrote:
wastra wrote:There are Telecasters that already have a humbucker in the bridge position (and some with 2 humbuckers).

But the question is: why?

The beauty of the telecaster is the thin, twangy sound of the low impedance single coil pickups on the slab body. Throwing a humbucker into it will make it soudn a little deeper and growl a little more, but it will never sound like the humbuckers in a hollow/semi-hollow gibson or epiphone, nor will it sound like the fat dogear P-90s in a hollow Epiphone Casino as Oasis has used on occassion for recording.

You'll actually get a better Oasis sound by using a semi-hollow guitar (like an Epi Sheraton, Riviera, or Dot) with an upgraded humbucker at the bridge (maybe a Gibson 57 Classic Plus) and putting a humbucker-sized P-90 (like a gibson P-94 or GFS Mean 90) at the neck (or vice versa if you want the lead tones on the P-90).


I agree with this. The P-94 idea is interesting. Nick Valensi (guitar player in the Strokes), has a signature Epiphone Riviera that has P-94 Gibson pickups in it and it sounds really cool.


I have a GFS Mean 90 in the neck position of my Epiphone Dot, and it sounds fantastic. It's no Gibby p94, but it's close, and for $35, who am I to complain?
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