Squier JV 1983

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  1. Thrup'ny Bit

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    US pickups did not all have cloth wire in 1982/3, sorry
     
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    Oh, really? This rule seemed to be 100% right so far...
    Mind that we are talking about the 57/62 US pickups in the JV Squiers, not about any other US pickups (e.g. the 'normal' Strat pickups for all the contemporary Strats all had plastic wires I think) !!
     
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    Red bobbins in 82 didn't. Cloth wire came very late 82/ early 83.
     
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    I have JV built in '83 January. Pickups on this one looks the same.

    Here are they:
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    What kind of wire coat would they have instead? Plastic?
    Do you have a reference picture by chance?

    Love the 80's MIJ threads by the way... same climax flow as good crime stories :)
     
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    Grey bobbin came with plastic wires too.
     
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    not only red bobbins.. grey bobbins too. And black bobbins for a very short period of time and they were produced between red bobbins and black bobbins with cloth wires.
    Just as there were red and grey bobbins with cloth covered wires - very very rare!
     
  9. Thrup'ny Bit

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    I'm just going by what I saw back then, not what I've read on the internet.
     
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    Beware that some of the black bobbin with plastic wires were Japanese pickups, especially fitted during September /October 1982. They are often believed USA pickups but they are not .
     
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    Me too.. I've had few st62-115 and st57-115 JV strats with black bobbins plastic wires, fullertons of course.
     
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    I know the difference, don't worry..
    Here is the pic of st57-115 JV

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    Sorry, it's st62-115
     
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    Grey bobbins in my 1982 JV ST57-85 are plastic wire. Dated week 14 and sound is something heavenly nice to my ears. Pots are coded 22k.
     
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    So these would also be USA pots, right?
    Do you know if the shielding is stock?
     
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    Yes. USA pots dating from '82, everything is stock.
     
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    Cool, thanks. I have a (supposedly) 62-115 E-Series, and the pots seem to be the same model. Do you happen to have a close-up of the pickup selector switch?
     
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    From what I remember, the tuners were cantankerous, the 5'way became iffy and the volume & tone pots rebelled on me. All low price things to replace. They really are pretty solid guitars for the price level. And the best thing about Squires, is that they are the #1 electric to mod:D
     
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    Not the Squiers we're talking about. I've replace the switch on my 83 ( that I bought new in 83) because it wore out after 20 years.