P S A Squier V M Thinline Tele $200

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  1. RiverDog

    RiverDog Well-Known Member

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    Just got a Slickdeals alert on this one:

    Squier Vintage Modified '72 Telecaster Thinline. $200 after $100 Slickdeals rebate.

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  2. RiverDog

    RiverDog Well-Known Member

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    Sweet thinline tele deal bump

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    No funds or I'd be grabbing one in natural.
     
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    Great deal!
    For whatever reason, I've never been bit by the tele bug. Which is fortunate, since this deal would be hard to pass up.
     
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    RiverDog Well-Known Member

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    For some reason I've never been bitten by the thinline bug, which is definitely fortunate for me. After some of the cheapo stuff I've handled/looked at recently (looking at you Firefly), I've really been appreciating the high quality of Squier guitars.
     
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    How are the pickups? Are they really anything like a real WRH? Then again the 1 time I played one and was impressed, was that a WRH?
    Whats the general impression. Being hollowed out are they particularly light?
     
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    RiverDog Well-Known Member

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    IME, the pickups are your basic import humbuggies in a WRHB-sized cover. Not terrible but nothing spectacular. I ordered hand-made WRHB-type replacements for my Squier Tele Deluxe from Jess Loureiro and they are most definitely the proverbial dog's bollocks.

    Edit: Sorry, I've never owned a thinline so I can't comment on that question.
     
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    I've got a buddy with the sunburst model. Fit and finish are very good (I probably would sand down the neck - I didn't love the finish, but the shape was comfy) but the pups do nothing for me. But at this price you could put a set of new handwound buckers in there and still end up paying less than many of these sell for used...
     
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    The stock 'WRHB's are awful, IMO. I replaced the one in my VM '72 Custom with a Brandonwound replica. Without getting into the CuNiFe discussion; it sounds awesome! I don't know or care how close it sounds to the original (I've never played a vintage Custom), but it sounds great (and very 'Fendery'), so that's good enough for me.

    I'm not big fan of the way the single coil and HB interact, though, so I'm almost tempted to get one of those Thinlines and take the BW WRHB out of the Custom and have another one made for the bridge... But I'm trying to reduce my guitar collection, and save my money right now.
     
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    ^ +1. I like the guitars, but not those reissue pups. I have a guitar which is close, a Fender MIM Reissue 1969 Thinline. Which is the standard tele pup configuration. It is a really nice guitar.
     
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    I've read a lot of positive reviews for those faux WRHB's. Some of those Squier HB models also came with 250k pots so take that into account. Upping the pot value helped, similar to the 1meg spec'd in the originals. Maybe not 1meg, but 500k+ would be my starting point for dark sounding HB's.

    These are tempting. I've heard the necks are on the fatter end of the spectrum. Too bad they didn't offer the Custom, but I need no more guitars. I just cant.
     
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    I love this deal, but I need to sell 2 or 3 guitars, not collect 2 or 3 more.
     
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    Caught up in another vortex... Sunburst on the way.
     
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    if you think the pickups don't sound good, you need a better amp and/or more practice





     
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    One of the guys I jam with regularly has one of these. He put some really nice pick ups in the guitar and I'll tell you what, it's a tone machine. Good looking guitar as well. Great deal for you right handed folks, IMO. YMMV
     
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    The stock pickups are ceramics and didn't sound too good to me. With a decent set of pickups, this is a real bargain.
     
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    The stock pickups can always be rewound as well...
     
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    @peskypesky If I had 50 more years left in this life, i couldn't practice enough to play as good as you do my brother. You're a natural. I have to work at it, a lot, and I still struggle on anything that isn't pretty basic or if it's something I'm not totally use to playing. In that first vid, the pickups did sound really good. I heard them when the guy I jam with first got his Squier, and then about 3 weeks later after he had installed a new set. The difference to my ears was pretty amazing.
     
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    good till 8-11
     
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    Aren't web the same size as HB? Are they a bit bigger? If they aren't readily replaceable or need custom work that a big negative for me. Once again not totally against paying for something really outstanding and different but I wont assume I'll like it better just because I paid more. My ear goes anti confirmation bias. If I pay double for something I better be floored or I'm pissed.
     

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