Surprised at 62RI p/u's

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  1. Demo

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    Hey guys. I just broke down and bought an AV62RI. After changing the control plate to modern (in stead of vintage) wiring, and plugging it into my Victoria 20112, I was blow away at how hot the p/u's (in a good way) were, compared to my 52RI. Is that the norm for those? I was not expecting that! Not complaining, mind you. Just surprised.
     
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    The stock '62 RI pups are really great.
     
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    I think they're great too.
     
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    I used fender '62 custom tele pickups in a recent partscaster build and I was blown away by how good they sound. They were clearly more to my taste than the nocasters I put in my previous build. Nothing wrong with the nocasters, but the 62's seem to have more of everything- balls, twang, punch, bell-like, just good traditional tele pickups.
     
  5. Demo

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    That's funny. I had a similar experience as I (long ago) replaced the stock p/u's in my 52 RI with Fender c/s Nocaster p/u's, which I much prefer to the stock 52 RI's (here come the arguments - might as well throw some more gas on the fire). Of course, an element to that is the "age old" ash v alder controversy, but I DO think it's the 62 p/u's. In any case, they both rock.
     
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    I sure as heck like my AV62RI. Had an AV52RI that was also a great guitar but something about the '62 bridge pup grabs me.
     
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    Agreed. I put a pair of AV62 to an old Korean Squier, it made the Squier a whole different guitar!
     
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    I have a set in one of my CV50 VB partscasters and I LOVE THEM!
     
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    I just wonder why some folks are surprised that a guitar that lists for $2400 sounds good.
     
  10. MickM

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    '62 pickups are great! I bought a couple from a place in WI that sells the bridge plate, saddles and pu for $50/$55. Smokin' in an Esquire.
     
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    Is there only one type 62 tele pickup, or is it 62 and 62RI
     
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