Squier guitars

Discussion in 'Musical Instruments' started by ryanward84, Mar 16, 2017.

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Which cheap Squier guitar should I buy?

  1. Classic Vibe 50's Telecaster

    12 vote(s)
    70.6%
  2. Vintage Modified '69 Thinline Tele

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Vintage Modified '51

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  4. Vintage Modified Jazzmaster

    3 vote(s)
    17.6%
  5. Vintage Modified Tele Special w/ Jazzmaster neck pup and neck

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  1. JParry335

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    Thanks so much man! Danny was quite the player so to me that is a huge compliment. So sad that he had to deal with demons and take his own life.

    I'll bet that thinline is a sweet guitar! That Princeton is a great amp too. You've got a really nice combo there!
     

     

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  2. JohnMac

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    Another Squire in the house.

    I like my new CV Tele so much that I decided to try a CV 50s Strat. I read a lot of reviews and watched some vids comparing it to the Mexican Strat and a lot of folks felt the the Squier was superior, especially in build consistency. And it has nice Fender pickups too. Toneriders I think. I got lucky and found a real nice used one with a sunburst finish at a local used gear shop.
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  3. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    Squire's have always been a very good value and it's super easy to upgrade the parts if and when you want to. Looks like you have a nice selection of items there. AR TT in the background, ADS speakers and what looks like a Peavey cabinet next to the uke. What's the "suitcase" amp between the two guitars?
     
  4. JohnMac

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    I made the suitcase amp just for fun. The grill cloth came from an old KLH speaker. I put an Eminence Ragin Cajun it. I made the amp from an old classroom record player, based on a Gibson circuit, maybe a Kalamazoo.

    I bet the old suitcase could tell some stories. It looks like it has some miles on it.

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  5. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    Nicely done. Reminds me of the Gibson BR series but way cooler with your take on things. Rock on!
     
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  6. JParry335

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    That's cool!! Nice job!
     

     

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  7. valvenator

    valvenator curious bystander, serious procrastinator Subscriber

    Newcomb amp, looks similar to the M-9/M-12.
    Did you rewire the 6AV6 to a 12AX7 or did it come with a two stage pre?
    The 6AV6 doesn't have much gain but I use mine with a Korg Pandora headphone amp so for me it's fine as is.
    You can really hear a huge difference between different brands of EL-84's though.
    I'd still like to turn it into a bonafide guitar amp,
    one of these years.:rolleyes:
     
  8. JohnMac

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    I thinks it's a Newcomb AV-10 chassis. I'm pretty sure it originally used a 12ax7 because it was an easy conversion. The amp breaks up a bit early so I use a 5751 or 12ay7 to give it a bit more clean headroom. Pretty nice sounding for what it is.
     
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  9. philo426

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    Forgot to include a Strat option ! 20171226_201549.jpg
     
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  10. ryanward84

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    I've got an American made Highway One Strat that I have been rockin' on for about 10 years. I like your Squier though with the green finish!
     
  11. philo426

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    Yeah got this loaded pick guard for it!
     

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  12. JohnMac

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    Those vintage aged parts look great with that body color. What pickups are in it?
     
  13. philo426

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    Alinco Vs!
     
  14. JohnMac

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    One more Squier. My late 80s Korean that I've owned for about 25 years. I don't know what the original pickups are but I wouldn't even consider changing them.
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  15. ryanward84

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    @JohnMac

    Nice! Love the vibro champ too! I used to have one but traded for a Fender Blues Jr about 10 years ago. I have come full circle now though and play through a Silverface Princeton!
     
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  17. JohnMac

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    Very nice! I traded a Blues Jr. for the Vibro Champ and I'm on the lookout for a silverface Princeton or Deluxe. :thumbsup:
     
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  18. minio

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    I tried all the teles in the shop and went back for the Affinity. Without even looking at the price it was my favourite.
     
  19. philo426

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    I put in the loaded pickguard with Alinco V pick ups. Much more definition and bite,especially at high gain settings. 15158605302761646319818.jpg
     
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  20. ryanward84

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    My new to me Fender Deluxe 1x12 cab w/ Eminence Red Coat Wizard speaker. Running the Princeton through it sounds pretty awesome!
     

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