Next CV mods

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Waterbound, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. Waterbound

    Waterbound TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    I've had a 50's Classic Vibe for a couple of years now. Other than the switchcraft/Electrosocket mod and a Hipshot B Bender, everything is original. I thought it sounded great. Then I got a Baja, and my opinion changed somewhat. So now I want it sounding as good as the Baja, or close. The pots look ok. They're Alpha full size, a little stiff, but okay. They used a coax to the jack, which IMO is pretty good. So, what next? 4 way? Humbucker? Twang King?
     
  2. telemaster7082

    telemaster7082 Tele-Afflicted

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    Personally, I dont like all my guitars to sound the same; but if it were my guitar :

    4 way switch - along with the electrosocket, one of the best mods for any tele

    Change the pots to something that arent as stiff ( it wont make the guitar sound better, but would increase the playability of it and your enjoyment )

    Thats about it. Those 50's CV pickups are pretty awesome in stock form, maybe play with the heights to fine tune your sound?
     
  3. Hackney

    Hackney Tele-Meister

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    The pickups aren't bad on the CV, but you *can do better. I'd upgrade them.
     
  4. fendertx

    fendertx Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Most of my guitars benefitted from a professional setup, including fret work. I have a vintage modified tele and the tech polished and leveled a few frets. What a player it is after that.
     
  5. telemaster7082

    telemaster7082 Tele-Afflicted

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    When I had mine, I put in a Broadcaster and STR1, and I actually put the originals back in. YMMV
     
  6. viking

    viking Friend of Leo's

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    Yup , I have a Seymour Duncan Broadcaster bridge pu and actually prefer the 50's CV pu over the SD
    The Cavalier Fat Lion I have in Tele no1 however....
     
  7. matt mcgriff

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    I have a BSB CV50's and swapped out the pickups for a Duncan hot tele neck and Alnico II bridge. Not a big difference from the stock pickups-they both sound really good. I ordered a stew mac 4 way switch wiring kit and will have my buddy put it in next week. Looking forward to it.
     
  8. soulman969

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    CS Nocaster with a 4-way switch would be a good route to follow as would Twang Kings but in order to get the same hum canceling from the Twang Kings you'll need to custom order them as a RW/RP set like the Nocasters.
     
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