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Arrived last evening

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by BareBones, May 19, 2017.

  1. BareBones

    BareBones Tele-Meister

    Age:
    76
    104
    May 15, 2009
    Grass Valley CA
    Seems the UPS driver doesn't have a life...
    8:30 p.m.
    This arrived
    IMG_20170519_090724_burst_02.jpg
    Didn't play it, wife was off to dream land
    Just unwrapped it.
    Been playing it for two hrs this a.m.
    And
    Kinda different...
    First instrument I really liked with the Peavey C30
    I went to GC and traded my ES35 pro in on it.
    My main requirement was a rosewood fingerboard.
    So
    Let's see
    Never had 9s before
    That's easy if I don't learn to like...
    Guess the reason I'm here at all...
    Is
    There isn't any adjustment screws on the neck pickup.
    And
    Everything is covered with plastic
    They really saved money on pick guard screws...
    And
    I hate to say it...
    But
    All ready, I'm thinking body, because, I have to stop buying / changing guitars...
    Or
    Wife will be making firm arrangements with Neptune Society[for me]
     

  2. tery

    tery Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Sep 21, 2012
    Tennessee
    Those are very nice Telecasters :cool:
     

  3. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    60
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

  4. I have the same guitar, changed out the saddles and upgraded to Texas Specials, oh and also changed to 10's... now she's a great guitar... was good before, but now great...
     

  5. BareBones

    BareBones Tele-Meister

    Age:
    76
    104
    May 15, 2009
    Grass Valley CA
    Funny...
    The neck and pickups
    Are
    What I do like.
     

  6. Everyone has their twist on what they like and don't like... that's there's so many options out there... neck is great, pickups I didn't like so much.. bridge was to thin sounding and the neck was so muddy... to me that is! I have a 50's CV Squier that is totally stock, and keeping it that way.
     
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  7. BareBones

    BareBones Tele-Meister

    Age:
    76
    104
    May 15, 2009
    Grass Valley CA
    Would it be a mistake to float up to
    10s
    Like
    DR Dimebag 10/52
    Is that sorta out of this guitar's abilities?
     

  8. KnopflerStyle

    KnopflerStyle Tele-Holic

    875
    Jun 22, 2005
    BA
    Excellent choice. No need to do expensive upgrades.
     

  9. hdvades

    hdvades Tele-Meister

    Age:
    57
    182
    Mar 6, 2016
    Hudson Valley, NY
    I had a CV Tele and it gave a lot of bang for the bucks...really liked it. CS Texas Specials are my favorite Tele pickups. Mine was the BSB and the pickups sounded great to me at the time. Not to get off topic but...what can I expect if I go with a set of (I have a set of DR Pure Blues) 10-46 as far as tone/sound in a Telecaster. (ps got a Am. Pro. now)
     

  10. orangeblossom

    orangeblossom Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Congrats. Great axe. Love the double binding.
     

  11. BareBones

    BareBones Tele-Meister

    Age:
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    May 15, 2009
    Grass Valley CA
    Shame on me...
    That's what I don't like..
     

  12. telerider

    telerider TDPRI Member

    3
    Sep 12, 2015
    california
    Peel the plastic skin off the pickguard and pickups, you will like it much better.
     
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  13. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    You can't adjust the neck pup!?
     

  14. willyb

    willyb Tele-Meister

    374
    Dec 19, 2013
    omaha, ne
    Sweet!!! love the binding!!!
     

  15. hellopike

    hellopike Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 3, 2015
    Philadelphia
    The adjustment screws are under the pickguard, just gotta take the pickguard off.

    And for the folks asking- switching to 10s isn't a big thing. Just do it, and if you don't like it... we'll spend another $7 and put 9s back on. ;)
     

  16. viking

    viking Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    51
    Jan 23, 2007
    Denmark
    These models arent meant to be vintage spec as such , but " Classic Vibe "
    The reason there are only 5 screws in the guard is because the old ones only used 5
     

  17. BareBones

    BareBones Tele-Meister

    Age:
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    104
    May 15, 2009
    Grass Valley CA
    Thank you..
    One and all for the very helpful info
     

  18. rockymtnguitar

    rockymtnguitar Tele-Meister

    326
    Aug 30, 2012
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Yep these are fun guitars and I'm GAS-sing for another myself.

    Couple observations:
    As noted above the adjustment screws for the neck pickup are under the pickguard. Easy to remove the guard without removing the strings. I originally left mine off for a while when I had a neck pickup (now it's an esquire!).
    Pickup height adjustments seem to make a big difference with these guitars so mess with it to get the sound you like. You can really change the personality with just a couple turns of the screwdriver.
    My CV also came alive with 10's - easy and reversible.
    You can also find various 5-hole pickups online pretty easily and for cheap if you want to do any color changes.
    The basic Fender ashtray cover fits the stock CV bridge if you want an even more vintage look.
    I fully intended to change the bridge pickup two years ago when I converted mine to an esquire - and I still have the stock bridge pickup in it today and love it. I have no intention of changing.

    So - make the guitar yours. It's a great platform as-is with your own adjustments or a really good place to start with mods.

    Rock it!
     

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