Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:24 pm

Earlpilanz on ebay. From Glasgow.https://www.ebay.de/str/earlpilanz/ he seems to be away this week though - but back on Monday. Got all my replacement guards from him so far! :)
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Anyone in the UK/Europe got a recommendation for where to buy a replacement pickguard? I want to swap the tort out for parchment or maybe white pearl

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:58 pm

manwithtitties wrote:
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Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:26 pm
These look okay. did yours have the truss rod notch and the correct shaping under the upper control plate?
In regards to both questions: yes.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by galvanism » Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:14 am

Here's mine, had it since march. I've made a few modifications and done my best to set it up.

First thing I did was put strap locks in.

I taped the bridge posts as I'm not one for vibrato. The guitar has been brilliant for tuning stability, even in my freezing cold bedroom, so I'll keep it like this.

I also shimmed the neck so the bridge wouldn't sit so low when I set the action.

I'm using 11-48 (power slinky) strings. As a bit of a beginner, I do find them stiff at times but I'm toughing it out, though I'd be lying if I said I hadn't considered 10-46s.

I've put in a 3 way switch for the pickups and made the bridge pickup switch a kill switch. The strangle switch functions as normal.

I did quite like the tort guard but I felt like it made the surf green look a little too pale. The new pickguard is a parchment colour but it's quite subtle unless you have a white to compare it to. I think it's an improvement.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by mbe » Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:49 am

@galvanism pickguard looks great and the fretBoard is a nice shade (darker).

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by galvanism » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:58 am

mbe wrote:
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@galvanism pickguard looks great and the fretBoard is a nice shade (darker).
@mbe thanks! I think a big contributor to the dark shade might be grimy fingers, noticing it's darker towards the headstock

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Post by Backdrop » Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:09 pm

Haven't posted here since 2016.

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Post by BoringPostcards » Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:41 pm

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Haven't posted here since 2016.

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Welcome back!. Beautiful Jag.
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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by jdr1014 » Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:05 pm

Great way to resume posting! Congrats and enjoy :) . That's a very pretty sunburst Jag......

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by Backdrop » Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:26 pm

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Great way to resume posting! Congrats and enjoy :) . That's a very pretty sunburst Jag......
Thanks. One of the perks of Sweetwater letting you choose from the bunch. This one had the nicest burst and darkest neck compared to the others. Wasn't the lightest but being a bassplayer it didn't really matter.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by soul1 » Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:00 pm

So it seems at some point Squier/Fender started using pickups with different specs in these. I believe for the first couple years, they were nearly identical to the Jag pickups in the VM models with the hotter bridge. I just measured the pickups in a late 2020 model and the neck pickup reads 6.12k and the bridge is 5.81k, so the bridge is much less than reported for the first version! Not sure if they changed suppliers or pickups due to the covid, or for some other reason.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by timtam » Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:29 pm

soul1 wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:00 pm
So it seems at some point Squier/Fender started using pickups with different specs in these. I believe for the first couple years, they were nearly identical to the Jag pickups in the VM models with the hotter bridge. I just measured the pickups in a late 2020 model and the neck pickup reads 6.12k and the bridge is 5.81k, so the bridge is much less than reported for the first version! Not sure if they changed suppliers or pickups due to the covid, or for some other reason.
Yes, the VM's "Duncan-Designed" pickups had a big diff in DCR between neck (~5.8k) and bridge (~11.4k).
viewtopic.php?t=107830
Fender quotes +/- 10% DCR tolerance on their pickups, and so while the CV's are only "Fender-designed" (=> not Fender-made) it's possible that your 2020 CV pickups were designed to have nominally equal DCR.

Roswell (an arm of Korea's WSC Music) appear to be the pickup maker for the Classic Vibe Jazzmaster ....
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=112487&p=1563628&hi ... r#p1563628
... and it appears that they also did the (original) CV jag pickups ...
https://touch.adverts.ie/guitar-accesso ... p/21978160
Roswell list a neck jag pickup at 5.9k and jag bridge at 11.8k ...
https://roswellpickups.com/product/jg-adwh-n/
https://roswellpickups.com/product/jg-adwh-b/
https://shoppartsland.com/jg-n-adwh/
"I just knew I wanted to make a sound that was the complete opposite of a Les Paul, and that’s pretty much a Jaguar." Rowland S. Howard.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by mbe » Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:37 am

soul1 wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:00 pm
So it seems at some point Squier/Fender started using pickups with different specs in these. I believe for the first couple years, they were nearly identical to the Jag pickups in the VM models with the hotter bridge. I just measured the pickups in a late 2020 model and the neck pickup reads 6.12k and the bridge is 5.81k, so the bridge is much less than reported for the first version! Not sure if they changed suppliers or pickups due to the covid, or for some other reason.
Most likely Fender using up old stocks of VM Jag pickups on the new Classic Vibe Jags. On my CV Jag the label on the newer CV pickups reads "Bass VI/Jaguar" and measure 5.8 bridge and 6.2 neck. So I swapped mine over from bridge to neck and vice versa and I think it sounds better for balance.

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