Squier classic vibe?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Hendrixlvr, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. TheBoss1983

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    Indeed, very good sounding pickups! I'll not change 'em. The neck isn't a baseball bat but very comfortable. Give it a try!
     
  2. Papa Joe

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    I had two of them,,The Custom with the binding and the Thinline..
    .As stated above, thin fast necks...Vintage tuners..Brass saddles .that were quite close on intonation..
    A friend has the BSB which he's swapped out the pickups for Rose Freedom T90s and I think a cap change..He loves it..
    For the most part, they can be gigged right out of the box..
     
  3. swamper95

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    Ive got two the CVC and the 50s BSB. Id never part with them.even prefer them to my American standard. Perfect to mod eg bigsby minni hb you name it! Worth their

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    weight in gold. Check out squire forum on this site heaps of info.
     
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    @swamper

    Very cute!

    Also nice Bigsby on that Custom!
     
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    I also have a 50's road worn Telecaster - In fact it's on my knee right now !

    I've also owned two Classic vibes, A Strat and a Tele.

    The CV's are nice, sound good and are built well, BUT the biggest thing you will notice compared to your RW is the neck size, to me the CV felt thin, flimsy, and at times even a bit bendy ! - did not feel stable at all - found I was often having to tweak the truss rods on them.
    As a Back up, I'd just go shopping for something solid and sturdy feeling.
    I just wish they'd put thicker necks on these, and tone down on the thick gloss a bit - then I'd buy a shed load of 'em
     
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    I have a CV thinline which gets more play than my US instruments.
    I have played most of the CV's and I wish I could buy more! The neck on the thinline is one of the best necks I have ever played.
     
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    Does the Thinline Teles have a fatter neck than the 50s Teles?
     
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    I've had my CV 50's (vintage blonde) for a few years now. The neck is on the thin side (though still comfortable to play for long sessions), however it is extremely stable...I've had 12's on it since day one...Dad's, Chromes, Pyramids, DR and now Thomastiks--all strung through body and top load.

    While the Thomastiks seem to be my favorite, I have never had neck stability or bending or twisting issues with the tension of 12's. And the Dad's have quite a bit of tension.
     
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    I absolutely LUV my Squier CVC!!! Double bound looks just awesome. The glossy neck might take a bit to get used to. thinkin' about having mine satin'd/dulled, but I do love the look of it. Plays great as well! Only thing I've done to mine is the Fez Parka mod. gave me the rest of my tone knob!!! LOLLLOL!!!

    buy one, it might just wind up being your go to. ;)

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    +1

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    It's true that the necks are kinda on the thin side but the ones that I had seemed to be very stable..
    As too the glossy finish, it's easy to remove a little paint and get a satin feel..
     
  13. boris bubbanov

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    This is a big forum. Lot of guys respect how much better these are than what used to get in this price category. Once upon a time if we spend 20-30% of what an American cost we got a pile of garbage. These are not like that - and that fact impresses me a lot. But, how much distance remains to get to something really remarkable (as I feel some things I own are)?

    I don't own a CV; I probably never will. The Thinline version, which I think is the best of them, has a neck that not as thin as the 60s version or most 50s ones, but I have no real use for a guitar with a thin neck in any event.

    And those of us who see the shortcomings of this model range, well, we're usually not in the mood to put down our fellows who got them so we usually say nothing. I could say you've forced my hand.

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    Turned mine into an Esquire w/ SD Broadcaster pickup. I haven't played my LP,PRS,Strat, MIM Tele,Kramer since. Best purchase in years!!!
     
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    the CV is an awesome guitar , mine came spec to death perfect , I`ve had maybe 15 teles , my CV ? every bit as good as the high enders , Ask yersel this , if Eric Clapton was sitting in front of you playing a CV would you put your fingers in your ears ?? surely it`s about how we play . Who has not bought glory , only to find it didn't work ??? I know I have , we`re weak I tell you LoL
     
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    indubitably! The necks are thin but once you get used to it, its really one of its best attributes. 10" radius and medium frets plays killer.
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    I would go play a few before buying, since I have seen some variability in necks across a few examples of the same model. A BSB 50s that I played at GC was measurably fatter in the neck than the Blonde 50s that I used to own.
     
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    Good idea...It probably has more to do with where and when it was made..
     
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