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Upgrading my CVC.

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Tagus Blues, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Tagus Blues

    Tagus Blues TDPRI Member

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    Hey there mates!

    So, I won like an extra 200 bucks, and I wanted to upgrade my Classic Vibe Custom tele, she is stock atm.

    There is sooo many stuff to buy that I don't really know what to buy! :D

    What would you guys buy?

    Cheers !

    Tagus
     
  2. Louthunder

    Louthunder Tele-Holic

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    I'd take the family on a neat day trip and leave the cvc alone!;) Really, I love mine just the way it is, but you may want to change the bridge and pups,the jack,or the pup selector? for $200.00, you could do all of that,if you bought the right pups.
     
  3. Tagus Blues

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    Hm, I'm the kind of person who loves the classic rock, hard SRV blues style, the problem is, I don't know what pups to buy for that kind of sound

    Old les paul'er here, :p

    What pups to go for that kind of sound? :)
     
  4. twangToo

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    So why did you buy that CVC in the first place?:rolleyes:
     
  5. Tagus Blues

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    Because I like their shape and story.

    And their sound aswell, as it is now it covers the tone I want, the new pups are just a "maybe" :)
     
  6. Mark Davis

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    Buy a nice case or a small amp.

    If you just HAVE to change the pickups the bridge is the only one you might wanna change the neck is fine as is.
     
  7. jwayne

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    For me I put a CV50's neck on mine cuz I wanted a bit bigger feel in my hand. For me the neck was a bit to small feeling. It didn't need anything but I put a different neck on it so that's my vote.

    IMO I would not spend the time going down the Glendale, Callaham road. I did this on my CV50's and it did nothing for me - the guitar is back to stock.

    Pickups is the only other thing I would play with on it. And that my friend is a never ending adventure!
     
  8. slickschoppers

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    DO NOT LISTEN TO THESE GUYS!!!

    change out the pickups with whatever you feel is appropriate..

    THEN!!

    please send me the pickups out of your CVC....

    I'm willing to pay you for them.... I want both pickups though,,, not just one,

    also alot of the parts are pretty cheap and crappy,, so go ahead and change those out too...,, if you replace the bridge, or any other parts, I'm interested in buying those stock crappy parts too!!
     
  9. NewGuy410

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    All I did with mine is put on an Esquire pickguard.
    I like the stock pickups.

    But hey, it's yours. Have fun with it.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Tagus Blues

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    Nice :)

    Still have to think where I am going to claw to change something,

    by the way, for 200€, what cool little amp can I buy? I have a cub10 with 12ax7 and ECC83, so I wanted a different kind of sounding amp :)

    Cheers!
     
  11. 20000 Roads

    20000 Roads Tele-Meister

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    I'm not sure what would be best for you, but I swapped out the crappy, thick bridge plate on my CV '50s with a thin vintage-style Fender model, and I put on new saddles. That improved the tone greatly (well, improved it to my ears). Then, I Esquired it and swapped out the pickup for Fender OV, but only because I had one lying around. That didn't improve the tone at all, but it didn't make it worse either. I changed the pickup selector switch because I don't trust the circuit board style switches - otherwise the electronics are perfectly fine.

    So, in short, the bridge was the only thing worth replacing on my CV '50s model.
     
  12. fenson

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    I agree and also a few boxs of strings , strings are handy things to have.
     
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    Or you could save up a bit more and get the CV thinline. or CV 60 strat
     
  14. Axis29

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    I love my CVC. I thought I'd want to do something with the pickups, but a little height adjustment and I'm very happy with them. Surprisingly so!

    I picked up an electrosocket and installed that. Am thinking about a 4-way switch. I'd like to find heavy knurled knobs in the squarer 60's style.

    That's about it from me.... Spend some dough on lessons and a burger for the kiddies!
     
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    I thought about the CV Thinline myself, but there's nowhere around here to try one out...
     
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    You will like it once they do turn up IMO Light as a feather sustains well. Nice to have the tad more volume for messing around cold .:lol:
     
  17. boosh

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    You could get an Epiphone Valve Junior, these things seem to get rave reviews - theres a half stack from Thomann for under 200euros:

    http://www.thomann.de/gb/epiphone_valve_junior_head_bundle_2.htm

    Or if you have a cab, you could try out the Valve Senior:

    http://www.thomann.de/gb/epiphone_valve_senior_head.htm

    There are combo versions of both of these too but they don't seem to have them on Thomann, seniore would be over 200euros though
     
  18. Joe D.

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    I put Dunlop strap locks on mine.

    I also like to change to a barrel switch tip.

    That's it, I like it as it is!!!

    Joe
     
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