Help Me Decide Squier CVC Custom vs Player Series MIM

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  1. hrstrat57

    hrstrat57 Tele-Afflicted

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    Paid $250 for my CVC 60’s via CL and put about $40 total into DIY electrosocket and pat pending bridge plate.

    She’ll hang with any tele anywhere.

    Good point about Squier vs Mexi. This is the Squier Cadillac - it’s got all they can muster. Again, only the stock jack plate is junk. $10 five minute fix.
     
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    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    By all means, keep the PRRI and defer any additional guitar buys.

    So long as you have one good working guitar, stay pat.
     
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    Holy smokes, my Player weighs in at 7.9lbs! Is that usual for a CV to weigh that much?
     
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    Now that's weird, as I'm sure mine is. Could be wrong though, I'll have to re-check when I change the pickguard out. Sorry folks I was sure it is.:confused:
     
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    What a shame, they didn't bother to check and see.

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    But I screwed up the other day. I forgot where the rod access was on the Bajas - even though I have seven of them. I just so seldom touch the adjustment.
     
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    I've owned both. I cannot honestly find a reason to play the extra 200 for the MIM, aside from that little decal on the head stock
     
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    The Bigsby might add 1/2 to 3/4 lb.

    By comparison my Fender AV '69 Thinline Tele weighs 5.5 lbs..... Even if I add a Bigsby, which I probably will, it'll be about 6 lbs.. Very comfortable for long hours of playing..

    Which is why I suggested the Squier CV Thinline Tele... About 5.5 lbs.... & super nice Guitar!

    Definitely you should keep the PRRI....
     
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    Thanks Boris, I thought I was going nuts for a minute there.
    ;)
     
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    Have you tried the new Player Tele's Then?
     
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    The player definitely has routing for a humbucker, so do the mim standards. No surprise that a sweetwater rep wouldn't know what they are talking about. Much like their "55 point inspection."
     
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    I have not, but based the reviews I have heard on decent speakers on Youtube, I hear much better, clearer pickups on the the new Player Series. So, there may be some justification with these new ones. So then the question would be, for the $200 difference, can you buy the CVC and just upgrade the pickups? Not sure. But, to your point, I think I would be just fine with the new Players....
     
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    I would maybe look for used MIM if you plan to mod it anyway, you'll maybe even find one with a jazzy pu in the neck.
    My CS 51 nocaster neck pu in my 2016MIM Standard (with HB rout) does a really good job for jazz stuff.
    So does my 57 Classic in my Lester, with 500k pots and 50's wired. Not dark, not muddy can do bright but if you use your tone pot it does creamy mellow to!
    Another Gibson pu's I really love are the 59 Tributes that came in my Traditional. They are very versatile love their sound. But sadly those you may only find in the used market.
     
  13. vashondan

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    I then contacted Fender who confirmed the neck is routed for Humbuckers. I let my SW tech know.
     
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    Wonder what pots either the CV or Players come with? If they are 250 is an upgrade to 500 necessary with a Humbucker.
     
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    CVC 60s 250k alpha full size pots. The neck pup is sublime in mine. I wouldn’t consider a change. The Squier is also super quiet at idle.
     
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    Those are the same mods I did to my CVC so I don't really agree they require a lot of messing around with.

    The stock pickups are great.

    The neck thing is subjective, I love the necks.

    As far as weight, it will vary. I've picked up heavy ones, I've picked up light ones. It's not a case of them all being heavy.

    I've owned a whole lot of Teles, and the CVC is my favourite. Beautiful to look at, great playing, great sounding, great value.
     
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    I bought a damaged, but easily repaired, Squier Standard Strat for $27.
    :eek: wow! such a deal.
     
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    Wish I could keep I but money is a major issue right now. We’ll see.
     
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    The former owner's cat had peed on it. The pickups, electronics, pickguard and trem had to be replaced. Fortunately, the thick shielding paint in the cavity and the poly finish prevented the pee from soaking into the wood. I just had to clean it, deodorize it, replace the ruined parts and it was ready to go.

    Here's what the insides looked like...

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    What it looks like now...

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    Good job. Looks great and what a steal. Good kitty!
     
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