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SQUIER DELUXE VS CLASSIC VIBE 70s

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by CesarVai777, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. CesarVai777

    CesarVai777 Strat-Talk Member

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    Hey guys, how are you all?. This week I was going to trade my Ibanez Rg for a Fender Classic Series...well, the other guy finally said no...so, I´m thinking on these two models: SQUIER DELUXE (daphne blue looks lovely...and it comes with duncan design right?), and CLASSIC VIBE 70s.

    What can you tell me about these two models? (I own a Squier Classic Vibe 50s and I love it).

    Thanks to all!.
     
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  2. Jesse414

    Jesse414 Strat-O-Master

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    Classic vibe 70s is poplar body, narrow tall frets and fender designed alnico pickups the deluxe is basswood body medium jumbo frets and duncan designed pickups both are pretty nice guitars. Welcome to strat talk.
     
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  3. Guitarmageddon

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    The Squier Deluxe is hard to find, discontinued. It's a basswood body with 2 point trem, high output Duncan Designed SC-101 pickups, and 22 medium jumbo frets....

    The new CV70s has narrow tall frets and alnico pickups with a bit lower output than the Duncan Designed. The body is poplar as previously stated....

    Squier is not making full size alder bodies anymore.....
     
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    CesarVai777 Strat-Talk Member

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    I have a local store whey they have one Deluxe in Daphne Blue (gorgeus) and a pretty decent price...I´m gonna test the 70s hss and the deluxe and then make a choice.
     
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    texasinNY Strat-Talk Member

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    I love my CV70!!

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    I like the Vibe better for myself, but both are good guitars. So I vote Vibe, lol
     
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    well now that´s a great looking guitar...opinions on the poplar body (classic vibe 70s)vs basswood (deluxe)?
     
  8. Guitarmageddon

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    my opinion is body wood means nothing when it comes to an electric guitar.....
     
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    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Agreed.
     
  10. Thrup'ny Bit

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    It's all about the neck, the body is just there to hold the other bits in the right places.
     
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    I have owned both, I preferred the Deluxe because of the neck and the 101 pickups were crisper.
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    Thanks for your reply...the neck of the deluxe feels smoother right?, and also the pickups are crisper?, i ask this because the 70s comes with hambucker on the bridge.
     
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    CesarVai777 Strat-Talk Member

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    I believe you should talk to a guitar tech and ask him what he thinks of the influence on the type of wood that an instrument has, and how it affects the sound.
     
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    I have to say my VM70S has a great neck. and I hate the fact that only a few was made.

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  15. Guitarmageddon

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    I AM a guitar tech, and I've never heard any influence wood has....

    This proves it right here...



     
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    I think one of the main differences in the two is the neck finish. The Deluxe has a satin/matt finish and from what I can see on the photos above, the 70s has a polished finish. I have a Deluxe which I love but found the pickups to be a bit bland so I upgraded all the electronics inc the pups.

    Not going to comment on the body wood other than to say (as a guitar tech) the type of wood is less of an issue compared to how the exact guitar you are trying feels in comparison to the other one. It's all personal choice, some people like a guitar which vibrates a lot when you strum it some don't. Has it got any affect when you put it through an amp? IME only at very high volume, and again, it's personal opinion :)
     
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    I had a Deluxe and loved the neck (satin finish with medium jumbo frets and rolled edges) and the Daphne Blue finish. But I ended up hating the pickups. They didn’t sound “Stratty” at all and it was almost impossible to get decent output from the three treble strings no matter where I set them. I’d go with the Classic Vibe.
     
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    Classic Vibe lover here checking in.
     
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