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Classic Vibe Tele owners club.

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by Mark Davis, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Tony474

    Tony474 Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

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    Yes, absolutely. That's the way I do it, starting with the sixth (low E) and stretching-in as I go until the pitch is stable before going on to the next string. Experience shows that after doing it this way no more than the very slightest correction is ever necessary on each gig or other use between string changes, and sometimes none at all.
     
  2. brn2run

    brn2run TDPRI Member

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    Yes, the whole body is natural mahogany. I've been looking online at these
    for a long time now and I played one last weekend for the first time
    and that convinced me that I needed one in my collection.
    Not a huge fan of the white pearl pick guard and I was thinking about
    switching to some brass compensated saddles but other than that it is a
    pretty sweet instrument.
     
  3. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I just did a pickup swap on a friends CV Thinline and it was every bit as good as I expected it to be. Great player and a beautiful looking guitar. Photos don't do justice to that amber finish.

    Fender sells a set of brass compensated saddles that will work quite well on the CVs which have slightly smaller barrels. Those are the ones I've used on my CVC and they go for $17 a set. I got mine from Darren Riley's Guitar Shop.

    http://darrenriley.com/store/fender-compensated-telecaster-brass-saddles-0058544049/
     
  4. kyussvegas

    kyussvegas Tele-Holic

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    Officially back IN the club!

    Just picked up a 2008 made one in VB last night, replacing the 2012 VB I had.

    Noticeably thicker neck. I remember reading people saying they had a stretch with really thin necks and I think my 2012 had to be from that run. This feels thicker than most modern C Fenders I've played, and the 2012 I had felt as thin as any I've found.

    And oh does it sound good!
     

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  5. cubz4life

    cubz4life TDPRI Member

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    Don't mean to but in, but I'm too lazy to scroll through 177 pages to find the answer...

    Will after market and/or Fender bridge plates and pick guards fit with mods on a CV Custom?

    Thanks!
     
  6. Rod Parsons

    Rod Parsons Friend of Leo's

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    Yes! Everything vintage Fender will fit a Classic Vibe.
     
  7. cubz4life

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    Very nice, thank you.
     
  8. hshight

    hshight Tele-Meister

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    I'm in, if you're still counting.

    S/N CGS1425131

    8 lbs 14 oz

    Great out of the box, haven't plugged it in yet but the fret ends are like buttah!

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    What is the metal pin in the fb?

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  9. Rod Parsons

    Rod Parsons Friend of Leo's

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    Metal pin??? Do you mean the tiny dot in back of the last fret? Mine doesn't have one... Pretty strange, imo.
     
  10. gwmican

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    I love mine, just wish it was lighter!
     

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  11. hshight

    hshight Tele-Meister

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    Yeah - kind of brass-looking, up close. Hidden by the string at rest.
     
  12. nicod98

    nicod98 Tele-Afflicted

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    Three Blonde Sisters...

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    3 blonde sisters came my way in the last month.
    I think I'm in the CV club now :D

    a 2011 BSB, a 2009 VB and a 2013 BSB, all second hand and completely stock (again), except for the white pickguard. This makes it easier to keep the twins apart. The VB took a while to get cleaned, as the bridge was relic'ed (with rust) and babtised with beer... (lots of it).

    Now that Tonerider have officially put the specifications for their Alnico II blues tele pickups on their website, I think I'll put a set in the right one.

    2009-2011-2013... I'll have to buy a 2015 CV Custom or CV Thinline soon!!!
     
  13. TigerEye

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    Got my butterscotch CV tele the other day-- it sounds and feels wonderful! Looking at a bunch of photos in this thread, however, I am quite jealous and bitter that the left-handed model only comes in butterscotch. :mad::cry:

    I'm not a huge fan of the color and am thinking of re-finishing with ReRanch to a vintage blonde/cream color. It seems like a few people on this forum have done it with good results, but I'm still quite intimidated... any thoughts?

    (And obviously being a lefty, the "sell the body and find a new body in a finish that you like" doesn't really apply).
     

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  14. Tony474

    Tony474 Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

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    Now there's a thing... Eye of the beholder and all that, but the vintage blonde colour is probably what I like least about my CV50. I'd far rather it were a natural (or "butterscotch") finish, but that wasn't available when mine was new, or even when I later bought it secondhand. Still, I do like the pickups and from what I've read they suit me more than the ones in the BSB model would.
     
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  15. Angus Black

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    CVC Tele

    Classic Vibe Custom Telecaster

    SN: CGS0918128

    Just bought it used yesterday (April 26, 2015).
    Needs a good cleaning and new strings.

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  16. Manolian

    Manolian Tele-Meister

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    I just swapped the original maple neck on my 2008 CV 50s for a 2014 CV custom tele neck with a rosewood fingerboard. SER # CGS1425221.:cool:
     
  17. SynMike

    SynMike Tele-Holic

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    Here's mine with original and replacement pickguards.

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  18. TigerEye

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    Well, I looked into refinishing and it's just too expensive right now, so I experimented with a cream/black/cream pickguard from Warmoth (the vintage 5-hole fits perfectly). I can't decide whether or not I like it better than the black--and the 6 people I've shown it to are also split--but I definitely prefer it to *white* on butterscotch. Now I'm looking into replacing the jack and jack plate and doing the 4-way mod. It's such a great-sounding guitar!
     

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    Manolian Tele-Meister

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    I just swapped the original maple neck on my 2008 CV 50s for a 2014 CV custom tele ne

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  20. Jerry_Mountains

    Jerry_Mountains Tele-Holic

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    My tele begun to show this horrible finish on all the "chromed" hardware, frets included, the guitar is practically new I bought it past july. Anyone else got the same issue??

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    I think is a very crappy hardware, even a dollar store nail clipper has a better plating.
     
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