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Thread #101898   Message #2059985
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
24-May-07 - 01:08 PM
Thread Name: Electric guitar for blues
Subject: RE: Electric guitar for blues
Good advice from jonm.

I had a Les Paul, but found the tone of the Telecaster much more suitable to the blues, rhythm, arpeggio stuff I play. I also found that, having played exclusively acoustic, I had a tendency to crush the strings when playing open chords. While on an acoustic pushing down hard generally gives you a clear and sharp tone, crushing the strings on an electric will often distort the pitch. I suppose I could have eventually adjusted to applying less pressure, but I quick-started the process by going to much heavier strings (9's up to 11's), with reasonable success.