Ngd rescued squire CV telecaster

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Stratwrangler, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Stratwrangler

    Stratwrangler Tele-Meister

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    After being here past few days in tele land I had to get another:)
    I have finally rescued a squire CV that a friend of a friend was abusing , he had ripped the neck pickup out and started doing a terrible relic job on the neck i think trying to make it look like an old esquire.
    Luckily I stopped him before he got to the body. I will spend tomorrow sorting the back of the neck out and go from there but at the moment I really like it .
    Nice weight and nice bridge pickup, putting strat pickup in the neck position tomorrow sure ive got one some where. But so far I really like it. Only had it an hour or so.
    Will put some pics up tomorrow as going to bed now .
    What pickups and pots etc should be in this thing did these Chinese ones have the tone rider pickups?.
     
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  2. DanDII

    DanDII Tele-Meister

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    Should be A3 squier/tone rider if it's white blonde and A5s if it's butterscotch.

    I've had both and still have a white blonde CV which has completely stock electrics.

    The jack cup was replaced and it has a tort guard but otherwise it wasn't broke so I didn't fix it.
     
  3. 3bolt79

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    HNGD....pics?
     
  4. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    This is kinda like a GM truck plant where Chevy and GMC trucks are being made side by side. The CV's pickups and the Toneriders were made side by side; same people, same materials. They're just voiced differently.

    I wouldn't sweat trying to restore it to this degree. Better to put some Keystones or some FCS No-Casters in there. These stock pickups (especially the T neck) did sometimes go bad. They're IMO not the "star" of the product in any way. They're useful - didn't need to be ripped out. But, others are evidently a better sounding pickup for most guys.
     
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