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Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by TheDTrain, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. TheDTrain

    TheDTrain Tele-Holic

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    Bought a Squier Classic Vibe Custom Telecaster, the double bound sunburst one, from a local shop. Gonna try and replace the bridgeplate with a flat one and the nut with bone. Really like the country tones I can get on this one. Anyone know where I can get a black pickguard that'll fit this guitar for cheap?
     
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  2. AxemanVR

    AxemanVR Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 27, 2011
    Minnesota USA
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    I'd try eBay first...

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  3. AxemanVR

    AxemanVR Tele-Afflicted

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    ...oh, plus; pics or it didn't happen and congratulations!

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  4. TheDTrain

    TheDTrain Tele-Holic

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    No pics yet I got it on layaway. Retail workers sorrows
     

  5. Grux

    Grux Tele-Holic

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    Any pickguard that will fit a standard usa or mexican tele will fit the classic vibe custom.
     

  6. nicod98

    nicod98 Tele-Holic

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    Just get yourself a 5 hole pickguard, or you will have to drill extra holes and lose the "classic vibe" vintage feeling... ;)
     

  7. Mr Scallywag

    Mr Scallywag Tele-Meister

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    Apr 15, 2016
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    STRATosphere do a huge range, and are great value. I have them shipped to Australia and it's still better than the local market.
     

  8. TheDTrain

    TheDTrain Tele-Holic

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    Would a CV 50s pickguard work?
     

  9. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    yes along with any 5 hole pickguard but don't feel like you need a Squier pickguard for a good replacement
     
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  10. nicod98

    nicod98 Tele-Holic

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    Jul 7, 2014
    Belgium
    correct. I got a cheapo 5 hole pickguard from eBay that fit perfectly.
     

  11. Edsel Presley

    Edsel Presley Tele-Meister

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    I bought a replacement for my Squier standard and it didn't fit. But, it was about the cheapest one I could find. THe one on it now (not the original, but on it when I got it) doesn't fit exactly right either. I'm starting to suspect it's because of the control plate. Are some wider than others?
     

  12. teleaddicted

    teleaddicted Tele-Meister

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    Yes, you have two different control plate radius; Classic Vibes should meet Fender specs. I replaced the mint pickguard on my Classic Vibe Custom with an All Parts aged mother of pearl with no issue, it fitted right away.
     

  13. TheDTrain

    TheDTrain Tele-Holic

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    Got a 52 5 hole pickguard for he CV custom. So what pickguard would fit a Squier Standard? The 52 seemed to line up well. Its time to replace the pg on my standard.
     

  14. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
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    Why oh why would you want to replace that vintage bridge? Does the lip bother you yet?

    That is a BEAUTIFUL model. Plus, I'm a sunburst fan, and double bound to boot? Come on. It's perfect.

    Keep your lip. And get an ashtray for fantastic photos and to keep dust off the pup.

    And congratulations!!! Enjoy it!!!
     
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  15. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Also don't think that a nut change on this model is going to make some vast improvement, even if you're paying some good $$$ to have someone who really knows what he's doing it install and cut it for you based on your preferred string gauge.

    Nuts are a ***** to do right, and if not, it's a disaster.

    Don't ask me how I know, but you can guess.
     

  16. TheDTrain

    TheDTrain Tele-Holic

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    I'm replacing the bridge plate plus go bone nut or go home my guy is Fender certified and he does great work. Every nut he's cut for me has been great.
     

  17. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I can understand the nut, or at least getting the current one setup properly for playability reasons but you aren't one of those guys that claim it increases tone and sustain across the entire guitar. ;) I only kid if you want to get a new nut go for it but depending on how much it is to replace the nut I would probably look at other areas to improve, like the electronics which aren't pleasant to use especially if you use them a lot. And vintage style bridges are all part of the classic vibe :cry:
     
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  18. TheDTrain

    TheDTrain Tele-Holic

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    I'm a punk/soul player man I pick hard I need the flat plate. But it's 3 barrel plate so I can keep the barrels
     

  19. ronzhd

    ronzhd Tele-Meister Ad Free + Supporter

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    Nov 16, 2008
    Spring, Texas
    Kids these dayz.... lol, get off my lawn!
     
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  20. TheDTrain

    TheDTrain Tele-Holic

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    There's a level of presence and twang I've never gotten from "synthetic" bone. Only an actual bone nut
     

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