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What's all the fuss about Classic Vibes?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by RollTide, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. joeybsyc

    joeybsyc Tele-Meister

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    So in addition to Classic Vibes, your dislike also extends to the American Vintage Hot Rod series as well as the Custom Shop Nocaster... Dang! What telecaster model is acceptable to you?? ... And more importantly, what type of switch tip does it come with??
     
  2. wallis222

    wallis222 Tele-Afflicted

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    I measured my friend's CV 50s neck about a year back. It was .83 at the first fret, I remember that. The 12th fret I'm a little iffy on, but it was right around .90

    Uncomfortable slim for my hands.
     
  3. FredDairy

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    So it's more like a 60s C than an Ibanze shredder thin profile?
     
  4. wallis222

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    Oh yeah, that's one piece! Awesome!!! Love the weight too, I never end up keeping a Tele unless it's light.

    I completely agree with your tonal assessment of poly vs nitro.
    - louder after poly stripped
    - how much difference does it really make plugged in and cranked?
    - acoustic qualities do effect the sound that the pickups pick up
    - but you haven't really changed the acoustic tone much, just made it louder
    - but, in my opinion, every little bit helps. It can differentiate a great guitar from a breath-taking guitar.
     
  5. wallis222

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    Well the flat radius on the Ibanez helps it to feel a little bigger. While an Ibanez shredder neck is very very slim, the CV50s doesn't feel much deeper at all.
     
  6. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    They are great, I've bought a couple for my grandkids both around age 10.
    If they are still interested in guitar and making progress by age 12, I'll get them some real guitars.:)
     
  7. Dejected_Ridge

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    +1 That's why I got rid of mine - one of the only guitars I've ever parted with. My friend has one that I upgraded the pickups and electronics on since he wanted a more gnarly tone out of his and a reversed control plate. It sounds fantastic and the build quality was excellent for the money.

    I just can't get past the neck - after 10 minutes of playing my hand starts cramping up. :(

    Obligatory pic of my buddy's CV:

    [​IMG]

    -DJ
     
  8. iowacarver

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    Here are some measurements for you Fred, taken at first fret:

    2011 MIM Standard -.901
    2011 CV50 - .878
    2011 CV Thinline - .861

    I hope this helps

    IowaCarver
     
  9. FredDairy

    FredDairy Friend of Leo's

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    Cool! Thanks. So the CV50s has a similar depth as the AV52RI at the 12th.
     
  10. iowacarver

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    i had to amend that, i re-measured them at the first fret, not sure what i was thinking. Anyway.. there you go ... stair stepped down from thick to thin.

    iowacarver
     
  11. nadzab

    nadzab Friend of Leo's

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    I solved the skinny neck problem on my CVC with a Classic '60s neck. Brought the bottom line price up, of course - and it's had a few other tweaks as well - but I LOVE this thing now:

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  12. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    keep it on the DL were not allowed to talk about 1 piece bodies (they cant exist) or the tone of nitro.
     
  13. xMercury69x

    xMercury69x Friend of Leo's

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    That's what she said
     
  14. Lobotomy Boy

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    Wanting ain't getting. I'm batting 500 at best myself, and that might be giving myself the benefit of the doubt.
     
  15. relakst

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    Try again below!
     
  16. relakst

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    OP: Without getting into too much of a rant and rave, here are three of the best and most inspiring guitars I have owned in 50 years! You will recognize them from such brand names as SQUIER CVs!

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    The fourth, yet unpictured guitar, is just a... BSB SQUIER CV!
     
  17. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Tele-Meister

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    I did the exact same thing. Best tele neck I've played on.
    I have since upgraded everything on the CVC. Only kept the body.
     
  18. rebelwoclue

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    +2!
     
  19. SpacemanSpiff

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    +3

    Although I have to say that for me it was all about the journey, so to speak: I always wanted to understand he mechanics of a guitar and the CVC was the perfect modding platform. It packs enough value - stock - to be worth it, and is cheap enough that I wouldn't feel guilty if I made a mistake or simply got tired of putting a new guitar together.
     
  20. Phelonious Ponk

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    Those of you who are old enough to remember will know that for decades we just played guitars. We switched from Fenders to Gibsons to Rickenbackers, and we just played them and the only time the neck profile became much of an issue is if the neck was TOO BIG and got in the way of reaching for a position.

    Now we're such a delicate bunch of little girls that a .08 difference can make our hands cramp up after a few minutes of playing? What utter nonsense.

    This obsession with neck profiles is about a serious as hemlines and there is more expectation bias in this thread than at a suburban wine tasting. I can take it a little more seriously than the switch tip, but not much.

    P
     
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