You may have seen on my first thread that I am thinking about buying a "cheap" second guitar. I won't go into that again, but while doing my research I have also wondered whether it would be worth my while looking at a telecaster with trem (finance permitting etc).
My reasons for this are:
- I quite fancy a Telecaster of some sort
- I'd like to have a go at playing rockabilly at some point (I'm not good enough yet)
- I've seen J Mascis demonstrate playing rhythm while holding the trem and he's a favourite of mine
So what I want to ask is whether this sort of guitar would be compatible with my regular technique of playing rhythm with my hand on the bridge (Look up Cold Blooded Old Times by Smog to hear what I aim for while playing rhythm).
I've not played for years and am just coming back to it, however I used to think I had problems with trems and had the one on my Jagstang removed as I knocked it out of tune all the time.
I also have a Les Paul and of course you could say use that for one technique and the Tele for developing other styles. That said, I'd like to see what people think.