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    Fender Baja vs American Special

    100% agree with the "apples and oranges". The Baja neck doesn't make me a better player, but it feels nice and chunky. The 3-saddle bridge isn't really "better" than the modern 6-saddle version (in my opinion). But I like the old-school looks. The switching, however, is objectively better. That...
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    Fender Baja vs American Special

    It's my number one! I love playing my other guitars (ES-339, SG, cheap SX strat, Squier 60s custom tele), but the Baja is "the mothership". :cool:
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    Fender Baja vs American Special

    1. I don't use the oop tones either, but since the push-push button is unobtrusive, and I don't have any noise issues, I'll leave everything stock. 2. I might replace the jack plate later, but right now it's doing its job. As for the neck pickup: it's very usable indeed!
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    Comparing my new Squier CV 60s Custom to my Baja

    Too late, I already gave up on them! ;) There's really nothing wrong with the stock pickups, but since I already had the N4 pickups lying around (which I like the sound of), I went ahead and installed them. And yes, pickup height does make a difference...
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    Comparing my new Squier CV 60s Custom to my Baja

    The wiring issue is fixed. The brass saddles have been installed. The nut has been replaced, and the sitar-like sound is gone. Hooray for Graphtech TUSQ! The N4 pickups sound great. I decided not to replace the pots right now, they're good enough... I'm a happy camper. :)
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    Fender N4 Noiseless pickups with 4-way switch

    Solved it. The switch wasn't connected to the pot! (switch - middle lug to pot - 1st lug) Beginner's mistake... :cool:
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    Comparing my new Squier CV 60s Custom to my Baja

    Thanks for the suggestion! Currently, I seem to be having problems with my wiring, so that's the first issue I'm trying to fix. Thread: https://www.tdpri.com/threads/fender-n4-noiseless-with-4-way-switch.1100179/
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    Fender N4 Noiseless pickups with 4-way switch

    Hello, I've replaced the 3-way switch on my Squier CV tele with a 4-way switch. At the same time, I'm replacing the pickups with Fender N4 noiseless ones. This combination worked perfectly on another tele (which has since been sold), but I can't seem to make it work on this Squier. I've wired...
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    Comparing my new Squier CV 60s Custom to my Baja

    Yes. It's what Fender recommends, and it worked fine on my previous tele...
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    Comparing my new Squier CV 60s Custom to my Baja

    That seems to be the best solution. I'll see if I can find it outside of the UK (to avoid import duties). Thanks!
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    Comparing my new Squier CV 60s Custom to my Baja

    I share that sentiment. I thought I'd only need to do a minor setup, nothing more. But maybe I'm a bit demanding. It must be my old age. :cool: If it weren't for the spare parts I already have lying around (Tusq nut, N4 pickups, some pots, 4-way switch), I would be a slight bit frustrated...
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    Comparing my new Squier CV 60s Custom to my Baja

    As for the pots, I know it's not strictly a quality issue. I just want them to behave in a more gradual way, as I'm used to on my other guitars (cheap & expensive)... The 'e' slot in the nut looks just fine. Not too deep. I suspect that it's related to the angle of the slot. Maybe I'll try to...
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    Comparing my new Squier CV 60s Custom to my Baja

    Hi all, I've had my Baja tele for a couple of weeks, and it felt a bit lonely, so I bought a Squier Classic Vibe 60s Custom. It arrived yesterday, and I felt a short review was in order. I'll focus mostly on the differences between these two guitars. Specifically, the 'problems' I encountered...
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    Fender Baja vs American Special

    Nice one! Here's the Baja:
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    Fender Baja vs American Special

    The Baja will remain stock for at least a month. Except for some minor (reversible) mods, but I don't see the need right now. As for selling: as soon as the Classic Player tele gets back from the band practice room, that's the one that will get sold! :)




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