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Why is every Classic Vibe 50's a boat anchor?

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by GuitarJonz, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. YOSTINATOR

    YOSTINATOR Tele-Meister

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    I am happy to report that he is extremely pleased with it. He was surprised that the intonation was set perfectly from the factory and is blown away by it as we all are with our CV's. I guess I need a CVC AND a CV Thinline to complete my collection of the wonderful CV Tele lineup. Here is a pic he sent me

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  2. FenderGuy53

    FenderGuy53 Friend of Leo's

    May 14, 2008
    Marion, NC
    ...and wider nut width (1.650"), which matches the MIM and American Standards.
     

  3. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member


    Heavy guitars sure can have a bigger, more powerful voice.

    I think if they were light, they'd just fly out of the stores, and then at some point everyone would get bored with the way so many light ones sounded and they'd move on to SGs or Jazzmasters or whatever the next flavor of the week is. Accordions or something.

    The fact that they're heavy but sound decent, gets people's minds working along other planes. Maybe light is not the panacea some say it is, but only an ADA adaptation for old players with screwed up lumbar and/or cervical spines.
     

  4. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    I personally liked the neck on the CV Thinline better than its bretheren (except that it is SO PALE) and wondered why. I need to check out what you're saying.
     

  5. Mr Scallywag

    Mr Scallywag Tele-Holic

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    I got a 2010 VB this week and it is light, moreso than my MIJ, which I thought of as wonderfully light. No scales so I can't give you a number. Really resonant unplugged, but it might actually be too light. I don't know whether it's the '9s the guy put on, or the guitar in general, but I was expecting more from the pickups, especially the bridge. It just doesn't seem very substantial. This might be a perfect opportunity to put a humbucker in the neck, liven things up a bit. It does have a beautiful flame neck though, which is overall very comfy, and nothing like the one on a CVC I had.
     

  6. Route67

    Route67 Tele-Meister

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    Try regular light gauge 10-46; my VB came with 9-42 from the factory and it was very thin in tone, until the switch up. I'm happy it came with extra light originally, as it probably resulted in the guitar remaining in store; very rare to find anywhere in my neck of the woods.
     
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  7. Route67

    Route67 Tele-Meister

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    There is a Butterscotch CV50s that just appeared in my local shop new, somewhere around under 8lbs; don't know the weight exactly but it had fingerprints all over it from previous customers and probably won't last long before being sold. Beautifully finished. $539 Canadian new; still a bargain.
     

  8. Mr Scallywag

    Mr Scallywag Tele-Holic

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    You're right, heavier string are the way to go. Used CVs aren't that rare here but are usually priced very high, around MIM territory, but not this one thankfully. Australia is like Canada, we look at the American market enviously. The guy didn't quite know what he had - i got it for half the price I sold my CVC a couple of months ago - said he could have sold it five times over in the half a day it was up, had one guy threatening legal action. Now, it's a nice guitar, but releasing the hounds for? I dunno...
     
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  9. Route67

    Route67 Tele-Meister

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    Finally changed my VB CV50s from black pickguard to white. What a relief. Took it in to my veteran guitar tech today and he remarked on the neck "beautiful... just beautiful". He's a man of few words, and doesn't keep up much with latest models of guitars, instead usually preoccupied with older Martins and Larrivees. I know he loves a well done maple neck though. This Telecaster is not weighty or featherweight. Balanced, perfect.
     
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  10. Route67

    Route67 Tele-Meister

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    I've been completely wrong about this guitar; it's a daily player together with my CV Tele vintage blonde. Just for the record. Apologies for the necro post.
     
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  11. YOSTINATOR

    YOSTINATOR Tele-Meister

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    It's a sign! I ordered one this morning... [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  12. Route67

    Route67 Tele-Meister

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    Beauty. Maple boards are addictive with those high quality Classic Vibe pickups.
     
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  13. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 28, 2009
    philly suburbs
    I have the Oly white Strat and love it! Doesn't seem like an anchor to me....
     
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