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  • Telecaster

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Thread: Tele vs Iceman

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    Default Tele vs Iceman

    I'm planning on building my first guitar sometime soon, but I can't decide which I like more, the Ibanez Iceman body style, or the Fender Telecaster.

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    Default Re: Tele vs Iceman

    I have both but the Iceman is my favorite.
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    Default Re: Tele vs Iceman

    Tele will make your life easy for parts, measuring, help etc. since there a billion teles built by amateurs like us.


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    Default Re: Tele vs Iceman

    Had a bunch of Teles.
    Guess it's time for an Iceman.

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    Default Re: Tele vs Iceman

    Well.. Id say which do you like better or would you rather have??? I voted Iceman cuz I personally like Iceman shape and dual buckers better. BUT.... Thats MY preference
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    Default Re: Tele vs Iceman

    You can buy a million different varieties of tele off the shelf, but building an iceman gives you the option of creating something that might otherwise be very difficult to find.

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    Default Re: Tele vs Iceman

    I have done a couple of Iceman builds it is not difficult to find new or vintage parts for them. The most difficult thing to find is OEM necks but they are out there.

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    Default Re: Tele vs Iceman

    This like saying I don't know if I want to buy an Edsel or 68 Mustang.

    You gotta get us in the ballpark man!
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    Default Re: Tele vs Iceman

    Iceman for sure!







    With tele bridge pickup...

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    Default Re: Tele vs Iceman

    To be clear here, what this poll is for is just for the body shape. Either way it's getting the strat pickup configuration.

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    Default Re: Tele vs Iceman

    You have an explorer in your avatar, so I'm gonna say Iceman for you.

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    Default Re: Tele vs Iceman

    Whatever is lighter! Actually, balance and weight are big factors for me.

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    Default Re: Tele vs Iceman

    You can do a Tele in any configuration you want and it will be OK!

    Iceman with a Strat set up, yeah...........NOPE!

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    Default Re: Tele vs Iceman

    why not? paul gilbert has an upside down iceman with three singles

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    Default Re: Tele vs Iceman

    I like to stand out from a crowd a bit, so my choice would be the Iceman
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    Default Re: Tele vs Iceman

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
    why not? paul gilbert has an upside down iceman with three singles
    Yes if one was doing a Paul Guilbert knock off, but the body shape
    does not lend itself to the countless configurations that a Tele body
    can do so eloquently.

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    Default Re: Tele vs Iceman

    I misread the title, seeing it as Tele Vs Aceman, and was sat here thinking "my, that's a bit harsh!"

    Voted Tele. The Iceman looks horrible to my eyes... Which of course see wtf they like judging by my inability to read a thread title correctly :-S
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    Default Re: Tele vs Iceman

    i think an iceman setup like a strat (no pickguard obviously) could be very cool and unique. when you are building from scratch you can do what ever you want. people have done teles with all sorts of configurations but theres no reason you couldnt apply all that to a different body shape

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    Default Re: Tele vs Iceman

    Anybody else find that the tele body shape is the most disgusting, boring shape? I literally can't stand the shape. Anyone have certain shapes that trigger a deep disdain?

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    Default Re: Tele vs Iceman

    I used to hate teles, now I love them.

    For the most part, I can't stand the Iceman shape. To me it just looks pretentious. I can't help but see some guy in leather pants prancing around singing 'Lick It Up'.

    But that's just me and my tastes and prejudices, which to me begs the question - why do you care what someone else would rather have, unless you're looking to sell?

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