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FDP Forum / The 'Pup' Tent / output on classic vibe tele pups

Tony F

Long Island, NY

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May 30th, 2018 01:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've had a few CV tele's over the years and never noticed till I A/B'd it to my Jimmy Vaughan strat that CV pups are low output. I raised the height on the tele but still quite a volume difference. Not a problem really just curios if anyone else feels there low output pups. They have sweet tele tone but just a tad thin. I guess that's related to less windings?

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May 31st, 2018 05:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

They're not necessarily "low" output; they're dialed in to a power factor similar to a standard 1950s/1960s Telecaster.

The Tex Mex pickups in the Jimmy V Strat, which are a bit hotter (overwound) than your typical Strat pickup, will make the CV pickups appear weaker strictly by contrast.

Achase4u

U.S. - Virginia

May 31st, 2018 07:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

It's very tough to say what is low and what isn't in such a wide range(no pun intended) of pickups in the world out there. I think Peegoo is spot on here with everything he said.

Leftee
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May 31st, 2018 07:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

I had a CV Tele a few years ago and that’s how I remember it. Fairly low output pickups.

Mick Reid
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Jun 1st, 2018 02:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

FWIW, the OEM pickups in the CV's are Toneriders (unofficially that is ;^)

The set that's in the 50's Tele are the Vintage Plus model. They are definitely vintage spec/vintage output and would certainly not be as "hot" as the Tex Mex in the Jimmy Vaughan.

I think they sound very good myself, but I never A/B'ed them against another pickup.

I have a Tonerider Hot Classic in the bridge of my last Tele build. I like that one as well.


Achase4u

U.S. - Virginia

Jun 1st, 2018 09:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

I was given the Squier thinline of a late friend which has Toneriders in it. I had to rewind the bridge when it died, but I recall them sounding quite good.

Mick Reid
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Jun 2nd, 2018 04:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

"I was given the Squier thinline of a late friend which has Toneriders in it. I had to rewind the bridge when it died, but I recall them sounding quite good."

Hah! I find it ironic that if a TR pickup was going to die, it would have to happen to you!

At least you're one that can easily do your own rewinding. Good on ya!


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Jun 2nd, 2018 07:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

My recollection of the CV I had was that is was a great sounding Tele. It was a MIM killer. Especially at the price.

Mick Reid
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Jun 2nd, 2018 05:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

"My recollection of the CV I had was that is was a great sounding Tele."

Why is it that the words "had" and "great sounding" appear in the same sentence around here?

If I had a dollar for every time I typed that combination of words...


I could buy another great sounding guitar.


(then sell it)


I need help...


Leftee
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Jun 2nd, 2018 05:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

I didn’t like the smallish neck. I had considered re-necking it.

Achase4u

U.S. - Virginia

Jun 2nd, 2018 06:58 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Hah! I find it ironic that if a TR pickup was going to die, it would have to happen to you!

At least you're one that can easily do your own rewinding. Good on ya!"

lol. Well to be perfectly honest, the pickup died when it was still in the possession of it's original owner, my good friend Tim Leclaire. I fixed it up for him as close to original as I could guess. Sadly, he was gone later that year and I would be given the guitar.

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