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Allen key sizes for Squier CVC Tele saddles and truss rod

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by yomutha, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. yomutha

    yomutha TDPRI Member

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    Hola. Been lurking a while.

    I recently switched from a G&L Tribute ASAT Classic LE to a Squier CVC Tele (thank goodness), and I ran into some tool compatibility issues. After much frustrating online research that took me down quite a few wrong paths, I decided to write this post in hopes that, when others like me input the search words along lines of Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster allen keys, etc., they will come across my info and not waste time and money any more than they have to as I had done.

    So without further ado...

    My CVC (circa 2017) requires a 3/16 allen key for the truss rod and a 1/16 key for the saddle screws.

    SAE only; not metric--which is kind of odd, since the Tribute ASAT used metric.

    That was my PSA to all the CV newbs out there. Thanks for your time.
     
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  2. 68Telebass

    68Telebass Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome- thanks for the info!!
    What did you not like about the ASAT?? I was looking at them, lots of folks like them- but definitely “not” a Tele. Is it the feel, sound/pickups, or both??
     
  3. SuprHtr

    SuprHtr Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    ASAT am awesome. Yes, I be G&L acolyte.
     
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  4. yomutha

    yomutha TDPRI Member

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    now that i have a tele--albeit a squier--to compare, i can say for certain that my ASAT def did not sound like a tele. it seemed to lack that signature twang and attack. and of course, i hated the headstock!

    also, the limited edition tag, i think, is just a euphemism for "low-end," because it seemed to feel like a squier affinity/bullet (but for nearly the price of a CV). i've a feeling the standard tribute ASATs are of much better quality.
     
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    SuprHtr Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    You're probably correct about Tribute limited editions.

    I have a Tribute ASAT Special that is top notch, but my Tribute ASAT Classic is less special. It looks beautiful but it was an MF Stupid Deal of the Day, and I'm pretty sure the pick-ups are non-US, unlike most Tributes. It's a great $300 guitar but my Squier Affinity is a better $200 guitar!
     
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    FortyEight Tele-Meister

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    I played an ASAT in the store yesterday and it had a fret that left several cuts on my hand. I was like, wtf? It was sharp as a razor and stuck out pretty good.
     
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    I'm surprised, I thought the CV line used metric? I'm pretty sure my '50s BSB from ~2013 needs metric allen key sizes.
     
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    FortyEight Tele-Meister

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    Also, I think all three of my overseas made Squiers/Fender are 3/16" truss rod and 1/16" saddles. Not metric from what I can tell from doing set ups on them.
     
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