Anybody mod their Classic Vibe Tele?

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by aalcantara, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. notyalcer

    notyalcer Tele-Meister

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    never mind
     
  2. Tony Ounsworth

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    Nice! I've also got a Bigsby on mine though, albeit using a Vibramate:

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    Not that I'm using it in this video from Saturday. Teles ain't just for country! ;)

     
  3. borntohang

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    Aaaaaaaaaaaaah didn't need to see that. I don't need a Bigsby, I don't need a Bigsby, I don't need a Bigsby...

    Looks great man, those F-logo models are just the coolest.
     
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  5. Tony Ounsworth

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    It wasn't cheap, but it was a doddle to install and of course it's completely reversible because I used the vibramate. I've found it to be remarkably stable. The only thing I couldn't do was keep my brass compensated saddles, as the strings didn't sit right on them. So I went back to the original threaded ones the guitar came with.

    It's also got a Fender 60's Baja neck on it as well now, so only the body and pickups are original. I love the pickups, they aren't going anywhere!
     
  6. deebs

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    Here is my CVC with a '57 classic pickup in the neck, and a Keystone in the bridge. Vintage pearl warmoth pickguard and gold hardware.

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    Sweet!
     
  8. Leep Dog

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    I replaced the pickups in mine although the stock pickups were really good.
     
  9. loudcherokee

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    I don't yet have mine, but plan to very soon purchase a CV50s Tele in the butterscotch color. I'm a lefty so it's the only color choice I get.

    I plan to replace the nut with a Tusq nut, change the pots to a matched set of CTS pots, OG switch, Switchcraft jack, and a treble bleed in the wiring. I use the upgrade kits from The Art of Tone on Amazon. Being a lefty, I always change the pots and wire them normal, since a righty pot wired lefty always ends up acting like an on/off switch with no sweep.

    LC
     
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    Gorgeous!
     
  11. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's

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    Am in the process of modding my CVC. I have a Wilkinson bridge with compensated brass saddles, a 4-way switch, Keystone pickups, and Schaller strap locks.

    Planning on getting a Fender Vintage 60's neck when back in stock.

    And a black 3-ply 5-hole pickguard if I can find one.
     
  12. soulman969

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    Has a nice look to it. Great job.
     
  13. soulman969

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    Here you go. Warmoth can make one for you for $25.00. Just select the options you want.

    http://www.warmoth.com/Pickguard/TelePickguard.aspx
     
  14. alexcoupe

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    I´me moded mine but not too much, Wilkinsom brass and hig E alluminium compensaded saddles, Fender Pat. Pend ashtray bridge, aged wite 5 hole pickguard, straplocks, and thats enough, this guitar is amazing.
     
  15. m.bennett

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    I bought my first Tele at the beginning of this year. My CV was fun, but lacking. So I first put D'Addario Pure Nickel 10s on it. Next, I swapped out the Neck Pup for a Texas Special one. Loved it! Then realized I didn't care for my bridge Pup. So, took it out and threw in a stock Fender American Standard Bridge Pup in it. Loved it, but in the process I guess I fried my switch "microchip". It died on me the next day. So, on the way is my prewired Emerson Guitars Reversed 3-Way-Tele Kit. I don't like where my tone switch is, so I figured I'd go ahead and change it around while ordering the Emerson electronics. They also come with a treble bleed already in them. Next will be a Bigsby, then a Warmoth maple neck w/ebony fingerboard and mother-of-pearl dot inlays. I also want to get different knobs so i can see where I have my volume and tone set to, just so I can recall where everything is in the middle of a set if I discover a "sweet spot". Then buying another guitar...possibly Gretsch? I'll keep updating as I go. I also may repaint it a darker green with metallic flake in it...if I decide to go the green route, I'll just throw an American Standard Rosewood neck on her.
     

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    Welcome to the forum, m.bennett! That CV of yours has some nice grain visible through the finish. Enjoy your modding!
     
  17. soulman969

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    Yep, let me repeat what Tony posted. That's an exceptionally nice looking VB CVC. The grain is a nice added benefit. Very sharp looker and also welcome to the forums. You'll enjoy it here I'm sure. Lot's of very pleased CV and CVC owners.
     
  18. soulman969

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    My recent acquisition, the gold/brone FSR CVC is undergoing a pickup transplant and a slight cosmetic change. I'll post some new pics when it's done but essentially these are the modifications.

    A Kent Armstrong RW/RP Rag Top Alnico P90 will replace the stock neck humbucker and a Cavalier Nashville Lion will replace the bridge Alnico V. I'll leave the 3-way switch in this one and the 250k pots but add a treble bleed to the volume pot and the parchment pickguard is being swapped for a vintage pearl one.

    Pics to come in another week or two.
     
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    I've been pricing bodies and necks for a G bender project. I am leaning heavily towards a sunburst CVC as a starting platform. Thinking of doing it as an Esquire.
     
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    I used to have a CV 50s. I took the neck off the 50s and put it on the CVC. I got a black satin finish esquire pickguard. I got the Esquire ToneShaper with 4-way switch. The pickup is a Fender Broadcaster.

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