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Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by ShadowChancer, Jun 13, 2013.
Stunning grain....what an amazing guitar!
Photo below is my Squier CV '50s Tele with a Duncan P-Rails at the neck, a GFS Fatbody 10K Overwound at the bridge, a GFS tort pickguard and a 4-way switch. The toggle for the P-Rails is installed through the pickguard at the very end of the wire routing channel. I leave the guitar tuned to open G for Stones & Black Crowes tunes, my pitiful attempts at slide, etc.
Also have a CV Custom Tele modded with a Nocaster bridge pickup, a Twisted Tele at the neck, and the Santellan Elek-Trix 4-way "Fat" Tone Monster solderless wiring kit. If you like to play around with pickup changes on your Tele, the Santellan product is something you should definitely check out. 100% solderless, very easy to install, and it uses a slider switch sytem that gives you a TON of different tonal options. (I am not affiliated with Santellan in any way, just a happy customer.) No photo of the CV Custom (other than my avatar), because it still looks dead stock from the outside, other than the white pearloid pickguard I installed!
Nice modded CV DVM! I am following somewhat in your illustrious footsteps with my CVC, though will go in a bit different direction for the initial pickups. Glad the Santellan unit worked out. I am planning on using one.
BSB CV50, main mod is a Seymour Duncan mini-humbucker in the neck position. Also used that satinising trick to get some of that awful glossiness off the neck, and added an NMHRK decal for improved karma.
This is what I want to do to mine. I pretty much want to make it a hot rod tele. Did you use any special caps or pots for the humbucker/single coil mod? What did you use to knock off the gloss? Thanks
Not otherwise changed the electronics, but I'd like to find a mod to reduce the mini-hum's output just a little as with both p/u's selected it overpowers the single coil a bit.
On the neck I rubbed it down with a nylon kitchen scouring pad, then buffed it up with furniture polish. Repeated the process about 4 times till it felt right. It's a tip I found on here.
Went the whole hog - Oil City Pickups
got me a set of Oil City - Honky Tonk Angels - will fit them to either my VM or Classic Vibe 50s , according to the reports theey are the dogs bo.......ks , report to follow after fitting
a bit self indulgent but what the hell
Hi, i am building my own custom tele thinline with a mahogany (yes) body, an Urapo top (sort of like maple) and a maple neck and fingerboard, and im considering that fatbody gfs pickup for the bridge, how does it sound? are you happy with it?
ok here's mine..gotoh tuners, custom pickguard, reshielded, 100% wiring redone, american parts, Dimarzio Virtual Vintage neck and middle, Seymour Duncan Custom 58 set for the bridge, and angled like a tele.
Got a Very modded Squier Strat, But, Not a Tele.
Just finished ex-J5 with coil split Seymour Duncan '59 Custom hybrid bridge and original J5 HB neck. They work well together.
Other bits are Gotoh tuners & bridge + complete rewire to 2H 1V 1T (standard is 2H 2V no tone) using CTS, Sprague and Switchcraft parts.
Yeah, I like it. Definitely more of a rock tone--stronger mids & bottom end and not as much of the snappy bright Tele top end, but for me, that's a good thing.
Icing on the cake for my CV50s mods
pretty much finished with my mods for my CV , wiring / Texas special pups / six saddle bridge , so got these , they are for a fender bass but they look quite cool to me anyway ,
heres my before and after went with texas specials they just seem to transform the guitar.
Hipshot bridge, string through conversion.
But the upgraded tuners, nut and fret level and crown made more difference.
Squier Fat Tele. New pickups, old Leo style bridge conversion, aftermarket Fattie neck.
Wow wildkat bob - question ??
How did you get that amazing finish ??? , it`s truly a work of art , that is stunning
it's hydro graphics... dark walnut wood grain patern with a couple of coats of clear on top then a couple of coats of red translucent clear on top of it.
My modded Affinity:
I converted it to an Esquire, and put a Cavalier Lion by Rob DiStefano in the bridge, and boy does this pickup do it all! I highly recommend checking it out if you are looking for a new bridge pickup.
Also, i put on a matte black All-Parts 5-hole Esquire pickguard, with black screws. I kept the original bridge, but did the Bubba-Mod to fit some brass saddles (CV50 brass saddles i got off of ebay). Tuners are GFS Vintage slotted tuners (very nice tuning stability for dirt cheap!), and i replaced the electronics with 250k CTS Pots and a Fender 3 way switch, and a Switchcraft jack with a metal All-Parts jackplate. Oh, and i sanded off the Squier logo and put on a Fender Esquire logo.
Two of mine.