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Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by JCL50, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. JCL50

    JCL50 Tele-Meister

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    I've bought on Ebay this pickup sold as a Squier classic vibe bridge pickup. I haven't found a picture of a real classic vibe pickup.

    When I see it i'm sceptical.

    The price was very low so I am not too concerned but I would like to know if it can be a classic vibe pickup and if not what is it?

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  2. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Friend of Leo's

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    It's a ceramic pickup, and as far as I know, all Classic Vibe Telecaster pickups are alnico. It might sound good when you install it, but it isn't what you thought you were buying.
     
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  3. LunarSlingShot

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    yeah... definitely not a classic vibe pickup. I just took one out of my classic vibe and the bar on the bottom of the one you have is the big indicator it's not a legit CV pickup.
     
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    I've seen these somewhere. Usually a ceramic - like those on the Affiinities - have no metal induction plate. This one has so it could be quite good. I believe the Classic vibe pickups were far eastern manufacture similar to or same as Toneriders.
     
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    kinkstah Tele-Afflicted

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    +1.
     
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  6. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

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    Not a CV pickup, which looks like this:


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  7. JCL50

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    Thanks all. I hope it still sounds OK.
     
  8. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Friend of Leo's

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    There's only one way to find out. :)

    I have a cheap aftermarket set of ceramics in one Tele, and they sound very good.

    But if the seller told you it was something it's not, you should complain.
     
  9. JCL50

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    I've had it for 8 € (approx 9 $), so I won't make it a big deal.

    Sometimes you win, sometimes you loose... :)
     
  10. Chunkocaster

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    From the bottom it looks like a CV pickup with a ceramic magnet added to the base plate but my CV blonde pickup has black string over the windings rather than ribbon and the wires are black and white like in Backporches pic.
    Maybe the 60's CVC has ribbon with red and black wires?
    Try testing it to see what it reads at. Could be a modified CV pickup but it's unlikely.
     
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  11. schmee

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    I just sold one of those out of a Squier. Had the ceramic bar and that copper looking plate. I forget which Squier it came from.
     
  12. LutherBurger

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    Did you sell it to @JCL50? :D
     
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  13. schmee

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    Hah! No another member here in Canada.
     
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