Classic Vibe '70 Telecaster swapping pickup

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by rainfield, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. rainfield

    rainfield TDPRI Member

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    Hello. I was taking a look at the Classic Vibe '70 Telecaster. I wish to ask: has anyone ever swapped the fender neck humbucking pickup with a PAF? And, if so, how the guitar sounds? Is that a good change?
     
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    Rockdog Tele-Afflicted

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  3. puddin

    puddin Tele-Holic

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    Yes..I have with my 2010 custom. Just swap the pickguard for standard. Only use paf's with short mounting ears. The routing pocket won't be deep enough. I've used most of the after market widerange including CuNiFe. Also, many different standards.What I like about the standards..is the way the strings line up better over the poles. Does it sound better, is subjective. Here's a pic of my custom. Have fun and good luck to you.


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  4. mfranzdorf

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    I’ve been thinking about putting a Humbucker sized P90 in mine.
     
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    Well, the P90 arrived today. Time to prep the patient for surgery...
     
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    65 Champ Amp Tele-Afflicted

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    If you are mounting the pickup into the wood, wait until you mod the pickguard, or get a new one. Use the pickguard to tell you where to mount.

    If you are mounting the pickup on the guard, disregardthis.
     
  7. mfranzdorf

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    Well, as expected, the mounting process is a challenge. I’ll prob source another pickguard and go that way. However, it is currently in there and I’m so glad I made the switch.
     
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