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Alternatives to the Fender Tele'?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Discharge, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Discharge


    Nov 25, 2006
  2. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
  3. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    Tele basses use a square heel, and standard p's use a rounded heel. They would not be a drop in replacement
  4. Widow1942


    Jan 28, 2014
    Buffalo, NY
    Question from a new player: how much does a smaller headstock play into neck-dive? It was one of the reasons this particular bass appealed to me. I haven't gotten to play one yet to judge for myself.
  5. jlt5x

    jlt5x Supporting Member

    May 8, 2007
    If you bought it as is, you could probably sell the neck for more than enough to cover a new neck....
  6. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    All the Tele basses have that headstock shape because they are meant to mimic an early 50s P-bass design. I think you'd be better off finding a P-bass, add another pickup and design your own Tele-inspired pick guard.
  7. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    In practical terms, there's little to no impact on neck dive.
  8. ReidK

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