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If your Squier works for the job, what's the problem?

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by TeleOrLes, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. TeleOrLes

    TeleOrLes Tele-Meister

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    I'm a former pro bass player & now without a band I have the freedom to play & record what I want. I'm glad to find Squier fans here & would like to hear from Squier fans. Especially Squier Telecaster players!!
     
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  2. TeleOrLes

    TeleOrLes Tele-Meister

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    One other thing. I've had an American Std Stratocaster & an American Std Telecaster. With pressure from friends & others, mods were always a no no. I like using pickups I want & other electronics & hardware. Squiers are the perfect medium being about as close to the "genuine article" but still have the room to make them better.
     

  3. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Modding guitars is hardly sacrilege around here, so maybe you just need to hang out with a different group of friends. :D
     
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  4. Route67

    Route67 Tele-Meister

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    I practice regularly with a Classic Vibe 50s Telecaster in Vintage Blonde with the equivalent Tonerider Hot Classic pickups. I came to electric from acoustic guitar; the latter became problematic due to shoulder issues and with all solid wood at times being woofy or having overwhelming overtones from sound box reverb with variations in humidity/climate affecting tone. With the Telecaster, volume can go up, string and note separation is all there, delicate or light touch gives great results. Not interested in modifications, want to practice music esp. finger style with background in folk and baroque counterpoint. No need to spend great deals of money on equipment; rather for me, necessary to have an excellent guitar technician to keep my instruments fine tuned.
     
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  5. TeleOrLes

    TeleOrLes Tele-Meister

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    Cool! I guess that folks that buy a guitar for an investment (I never understood this one because it's like art. Something worth more after you're dead.) Making your guitar sound different or especially better has always been a big thing for me.
     
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  6. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Yeah, it's almost required that you have at least one Tele you've "messed with". LOL
     

  7. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Investment-grade musical instruments aren't found hanging on the wall at the local Guitar Center, they're typically brokered by specialized dealers and cost more than many peoples' cars, and sometimes more than a house.
     
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  8. Route67

    Route67 Tele-Meister

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    Sounds like you appreciate improving or changing tonal characteristics on your instrument(s). You should easily find a gold mine of experienced advice here with modifications. Welcome aboard
     
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  9. TeleOrLes

    TeleOrLes Tele-Meister

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    When I got divorced, I had to sell off a ton of my equipment. I moved to Australia but even after liquidating things like my 2 Twin Reverbs, I still took my Squier Pro Tone Tele with me. I had a Japanese Squier Tele (my first) that was stolen in 91 & could not part with this one.
     
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  10. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Friend of Leo's

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  11. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I have two Squier CVC Teles and two Squier CV basses. They're a great platform for mods and upgrades.

    One CVC has a set of Bill Lawrence/Wilde Keystones, a 4-way switch, and the neck from a 2006 Nashville Deluxe and the other CVC has a Kent Armstrong P90 neck pickup, a SD Quarter Pound bridge pickup, and also has a neck from a 2006 Nashville Deluxe because I prefer that neck profile.

    Both basses (a P and a J bass) have Bill Lawrence/Wilde pickups and Babicz FCH bridges and are as good as any Fender bass I've ever owned dating back to the '60s. The plus is that both cost me less with their upgrades than even one MIA Fender bass would have cost me and I have played both professionally.
     
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  12. TeleOrLes

    TeleOrLes Tele-Meister

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    If I'm not quick to reply, I'm getting some CBG amps & effects ready to list on a popular auction site. Gotta raise some $$$ for a project guitar. My 85 y.o. mom bought a Cozart "Tele" for me for Christmas. A really pretty guitar with an ebony top & maple fingerboard but as with a large part of Asian guitars, the electronics are garbage, wiring is questionable, & frets need side dressing. Otherwise it's perfect! :rolleyes:
     

  13. jvin248

    jvin248 Friend of Leo's

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    You should know we like pictures an' stuff 'round here.
    This is my monochromatic fleet, the Strat has had a lot of mods but the neck pickup is original and better tone from it than many Alnicos I've played so it stays, it also has a Dan Armstrong Blender mod in it to go from SSS to HSH. My Teles get the control plate reversed and 4-way switches.

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  14. TeleOrLes

    TeleOrLes Tele-Meister

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    OK, I'll get some together. Here's a basket case that I brought back to life. It's a mid to late 80's Epiphone Les Paul III. Got it for close to nothing about 19 yrs ago. It came originally with a Stienberger licensed tremolo that was basically destroyed. Removed it & with spare parts made it into a hard tail.
     

  15. TeleOrLes

    TeleOrLes Tele-Meister

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    Having a prob with pics. I'm sure I'll figure it out.
     

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  16. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Friend of Leo's

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    This is the strat.

    Stainless block saddles, neck on switch, and a TBX tone wired to both bridge and neck. Which pickup it works on depends on where the switches are set. The pickups are overwound ceramics.

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  17. TeleOrLes

    TeleOrLes Tele-Meister

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    Another one I got on the cheap. It plays pretty good but it needs a bridge to make it just right. IMG_20170121_164425592.jpg
     
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  18. TeleOrLes

    TeleOrLes Tele-Meister

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    I forgot, the Pro Tone.
     

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    TeleOrLes Tele-Meister

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  20. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Friend of Leo's

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    I also have two basses, Jazz and Precision. The P just has upgraded pots and jack. The Jazz I switched from two volumes and a tone to master volume, pickup pan pot, tone.
     
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