Squier Classic Vibe 50's Strat pickups

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  1. Chevy

    Chevy Strat-Talk Member

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    I have a new 70's Squier Classic Vibe Strat, and would like to try swap the pickups for the 50's version.

    Has anyone tried this ? Would anyone out there have a set of 50's CV pickups they would part with ?
     
  2. Blackmore Fan

    Blackmore Fan Senior Stratmaster

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    I thought I read that the pickups were the same on all the Classic Vibe Strat models (except for the occasional signature model).
     
  3. Chevy

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    That's what I was told too, but I found this on the net, as part of what looks like official spec sheets for the two models (I don't have the exact specs for the 70's model, though):

    50’s Strat® Neck Pickup 007-4930-000
    50’s Strat® Middle Pickup 007-4931-000
    50’s Strat® Bridge Pickup 007-4932-000

    60’s Strat® Neck Pickup (import) 007-4933-000
    60’s Strat® Middle Pickup (import) 007-7517-000
    60’s Strat® Bridge Pickup (import) 007-7518-000
     
  4. 66musicmaster

    66musicmaster Senior Stratmaster

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    Are the part numbers off the new gen CVs or older? The first gen CVs had different pickups in the 50 s and 60s. Different Alnicos. I have also read the newer ones all have same pickups.
     
  5. Chevy

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    Yes, those part numbers are of the older Squier CV Strats. Sorry for any confusion. I now have the correct info for the more recent MII 50's and 70's pickups...

    A reviewer on youtube did some close-ups of both a recent Indonesian 50's and 70's CV Strat while disassembled, and I got the part numbers for them:

    Bridge PTP 10149
    Middle PTP 1014-1
    Neck PTP 1011-1

    So... the part numbers were the same for both the 50's and the 70's CV models.... end of mystery.

    Now, I'm not looking for a set of 50's pickups any more, but would like to know how to tame the spiky hi mids/low top end on my 70's CV Stat. It has some nice tones, but that harsh bit is too much.
     
  6. Hal Nico

    Hal Nico Senior Stratmaster

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    What value Volume potentiometers are in the Guitar?

    Have you played with the Pickup heights. Too close to the strings and you can get the nasty, "Ice Pick" sound causing top-end harshness.