All user reviews for the Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom
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bfrete's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" excellent alternative to much more expensive fender!"
2 volumes and 2 tones like all custom TV 72 and a 3-position selector
the neck is maple including key
Easel TV classic single microphone
humbucker Fender "Wide Range" in the neck and Duncan Design TE-101B
microphones excellent for this price range
the only problem on the board, the selection of the wood body, Coles 4 pieces to each other without any logic assembly to harmonize the grain, the aesthetic is made to kick in line with the price of this guitar but a sunburst that not forgive, we are very far from a U.S. finish that makes perfect sense ..
the neck is maple with a one room with a superb vintage honey glaze
profile is identical to my 40th anniversary stratocaster U.S., a little more
bigger and rounder than on my TV SQ classic vibe 50. the accuracy of the shaft is perfectly straight along its entire length, no strip (after a good adjustment) even in the extreme treble, planning frets is perfect, worthy of much more expensive violin
Customers who bought this guitar used, the previous owner installed a humbucker in the bridge DiMarzio Tone Zone in simple format, so I express myself not on the bridge pickup .. quality duncan TE-101B design is apparently found in all reviews I've read even if you do not really know if these pickups duncan design really come from a production Semour duncan
However I am surprised by the performance of wide range, I was expecting a humbucker lambda lacking clarity and precision but this is not the case, nice surprise! very nice microphone that has heat and shine with a good potato and a nice crunch from that teases gain. I further tested the DiMarzio which seems to defend himself in saturated but sorely lacking dynamic clear sound for my taste, the intermediate position has not really convinced me, it is not impossible that I go back to the duncan place to confirm ..
I've just acquire this guitar so it's still a bit early to be totally definitive and categorical on the machine but a priori as often with Squier series "vintage modified" and "classic vibe" have a price extremely quality report Interestingly, these guitars are much more than instruments for beginners, and are an excellent alternative to more expensive Fender. if the price is an important criterion that you not be too fussed about the finish (wood graining and contour of the pickguard) and you already own the upscale but want
diversify your guitar set cost, have no hesitation, jump on these shovels will give real pleasure!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
nowhereman's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" do not miss ..."
I therefore looked exactly the same skyscraper (origin, etc.) that I had the opportunity to buy a deluxe Telecaster pickups with fender ...
this second model was bought used, the seller had installed humbucker Bare Knuckle, the output level was too strong for my taste, so I handed the microphone origins (without any label)
to be accurate and complete:
Body Material: Agathis
shape: Telecaster ®
Neck Shape: C Shape
Scale Length: 25.5 "(648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25 "(184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650 "(42 mm)
Position Inlays: Overlay points.
Neck Plate: Plate fixation handle engraved
Bridge Pickup: Standard Micro with humbucker humbucker
Neck Pickup Neck Pickup Standard humbuckers, chrome finish
Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Pickup), Tone 2. (Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 3-position selector. Position 1: bridge pickup. Position 2: bridge and neck pickups. Position 3: neck pickup.
Pickup Configuration: H / H
Bridge: Fixed Bridge Vintage Style Strat ® Strings-through
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Standard Mechanical oil bath.
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Buttons amp "Skirted"
Switch Tips: Aged White Selector Switch
The handle is it enjoyable?
it feels comfortable immediately
Access to acute (recent freight) is it easy?
I go there quite often, but do not do special tricks ...
Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
all elements must fall or (selector, controls, bridge)
it is not lightweight, but it is much lighter than a les paul ...
to get a good sound, just plug and play ..
like the first, I modified the mail: Wiring paul 50's wiring and capacitors (oiled paper NOS)
I also placed strings d'addario chrome Oct. 48)
I set the harmonics and height of bridges .. a bit of a fender product and cleaning lets go!
when I changed the wiring "50'wiring" she gained impetus and clarity (with the same microphones ..)
properly adjusted (neck, bridge harmonics), this guitar sounds just already, which is a very good thing, the neck is thin and comfortable
Once connected, the issue provided humbucker sound both warm and defined, the maple fingerboard is not there some foreign-Thee ...
if you want to play metal, go your way or buy EMG ...
with overdrive or a Fuzz Tone Bender, this guitar will give you great sensations,
what attracted me to this custom telecaster is that it is unique (no single coils) Gibsonnien the controls ... the concept
Are they suitable for your style of music?
I play instrumental rock and this guitar is made for me ...
With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?
pricipalement overdrive, fuzz "s" and delays on two amps (guitar and bass)
What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "bold", ....)?
Hot fatty defined e ...
What are the sounds you prefer,
How long have you use it?
6 years the first two weeks the second.
Have you tried many other models before buying it? 5
How would you rate the quality / price?
very respectable, they are better finished than the Chinese ...
With experience, you do again this choice? ...
I did it a second time, so yes
ps: the 50 'wiring is the mod to do before changing anything ... I publish a photo of the Modified
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TheJeff666's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"A stew with great potential"
made in Indonesia ... with wooden crate, the agathis. this wood has two interesting for manufacturers of guitars features, this is simply one of the cheapest and most available on the market, and its acoustic properties are interesting (not far from mahogany, purists will bite me. ..). on the other hand it has a major flaw, it is extremely soft, so tinkerers should be very careful. After two or three unscrewing screwing the screws into the wood will no longer hold, and an error is very hard to catch up, finally, it marks very quickly and not a little ... It is unfortunately the type of wood on more expensive guitars (Rev. example ...) a joke on you?
Squier handle base, I love it, shrink quality handle aging well. Junction poor body handle ...
The hardware is minimal in terms of quality (it begins to oxidize at home), mechanical hold relatively good agreement, I do not ask them more ...
Overall, the level of finish is really insufficient in view of the price. basecoat with default (seen on many models), paint ugly and minima, a fold pickguard too thin and ill-fitting (that curls ...).
The or is the cat is in the mail, it is very simple to redo everything and change. The pickups have no potato or personality, the knobs can be replaced by switches so they are not progressive and unreliable when wiring and soldering, my 11 year old daughter is better ...
Short enough for the new price and even the score on occasion ...
Good to handle, I am very fender, and it gives me the right of this guitar.
Ergonomics and access to acute, it is a TV, we like it or not ...
When to get a good sound with honestly with electronics and the original pickups, I've just never reached ...
on the other hand after modifications, it's just become one of my main guitars ...
Well I'll talk to her after the changes. This guitar was given to me by my wife, and long unused. I needed in another project and had a lot of parts waiting: 490R and 498T pickups gibson knobs CTS condo paper oil and good braided cable. The idea was to upgrade the guitar and sell it at a good price. So replacement pickups by Gibson, complete change of electronics and wiring to the old Les Paul ... I also painted and customized pickguard.
THE slap!! Even my luthier was on my ass. It has been compared to a Mesa other similar guitars store, gibson, hagstrom, vox, esp ... she exploded all ...
Great for rock music and other saturated, but also superb in its clear (casseroles, arpeggios, picking ...), I even played jazz with ... A very precise and articulate sound, less dark than on a standard guitar LP, but warm and with a soul ... Versatility is extreme (I myself am very surprised, I'm quite single coil ...), especially with real knobs.
So finally I have not sold, I sold another great, I never thought I'd sell (77 custom locket love the violin better mounted fender wide range) and this is the guitar I first unsheathed now ...
There is surprising is that Gibson pickups were far from sound both on the standard SG they were from, they seemed very bland where change ...
So I now have to put a real hardware and real pickguard ...
What I like most about this guitar is the great surprise I had after amendment, I did not really expect and I was betting not a Kopeck this shovel, even after mod .. .
What I like least is that we can sell more than € 300 as a low-end guitar and ended badly ...
I've had 3 years and 6 months since the electronic change. It has been 30 years since I played the guitar, and I have seen happen or had a bunch of shovels of all kinds (check my profile).
The value for money is way for me (although it was offered to me). For 340 € in new one can find much better guitars (better wood, better finishes, better electronics ...) and I would never have made that choice (my wife and I did in the thanks). Below 150 €, given the potential for an upgrade, it can be interesting, but it's still a little Lotto and it can be expensive in terms of initial quality of the guitar and its ability to resell . So an investment thinking.
In any case it is still became one of my main guitars with a wonderful sound ...
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
very good violin, really amazing! The handle is perfectly fine and very comfortable, varnished or too thin or too sticky, good overall balance, a Telecaster quite honest what ...
the pickups are a bit cheap and electronics too, this is where they are making savings, but it is not very serious, it is easy to change ...
That said, base it sounds great, nice well rounded bass and treble sparkling is the violin that does everything and see how it goes through the mail we said we would like to hear it through other mics ...
I play with loops, so I need a good guitar can pretend to be low, while ensuring its compact and precise rhythm, and finally that would do well to spend her little solo over it all ...
I must say that I am forced to admit that this guitar "low end" comes out with flying colors ... and yet I have not changed anything in the electronic
I mainly play on a HotRod Deluxe, wah-dime-DL4 before the amp and ME-50 effect (accounting vibrato-delay-NG) loop
miro handle is heavy but a bit fuzzy, the pickup is a bit too tinny but it does its job ...
we feel that the violin to desire to give, without plugging it already sounds very plain and ample, it is precise and generous, we feel that it is not constrained by the electronic
I bought this guitar when I started in the "tuning" guitar, I bought it for my hand, it was cheap and I expected to remove quickly to get into testing painting ... I had not even tried both agreement at the time of purchase, only if the handle was looked right
And then ... I still connected to see, saying, well, it was a Squier and it should not be terrible ... and then she showed me her little sounds, and I was impressed to the point that it is the stroke which I play all the time, you can not bring myself to disassemble the paint ...
she will, for sure! but for three years I play every day, and I do not get to do without ... this is my guitar bedside!
charlytheatre's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" not too bad but a change"
round nice not too heavy
regarding the sound with microphones origin is frankly not terrible but I mounted above the john and safe for pleasure is a warm presence and a real round sound with bass treble clear PRESENT etdes . therefore means original and very well modified
I have 5 years now but I'll probably mod already sold
coolzapp's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Huge potential!"
The handle to false airs lespauliens I think! Big enough, but still nice and you get used easily.
Weight level I was quite surprised because it is quite heavy in fact.
Access to acute is easy, what's a telecaster.
Sound level, I will discuss below
To begin I must tell you my story, initially my plan was to buy a Squier Telecaster custom, repaint it in white but keep the microphones origins .. However, contrary to what I saw and play, the pickups are not good at all, I found them empty, with no personality and especially when there is whistling a lot of gain distortion! So, I decided to change it, I started my research and that's where I'm falling on the GFS brand. I was a little hesitant, but given the price (25 € the mic) I told myself that I would lose not much the worse. Finally they are very good, I know it's hard to believe but true! (I'll leave a notice on the microphones) Anyway, here for the story! All this to say that I did not appreciate at all the original pickups but I do not want to go down the guitar because it has huge potential and with some modifications it has everything a great!
I return to the sound, I tried it once in rehearsal, I think the clean and crunch to defend well, especially for this price range, for the cons distortion sounded a bit disgusting and she hissed.
In my opinion, changing pickups, this guitar has everything a large and easily rivals much more expensive guitar.
PS: For those interested, the pickups are GFS Fat Pat and they sound serious, indeed I will leave a notice.
I have the past few months, however the changes were completed recently and so I do not really use it for a few days.
Basically, my goal was just to have a model telecaster classic 72, the white paint in and change the pickups if needed so I did not really try a lot of models before you buy.
What I like most is the look and quality of the violin, it is well done and the mechanics are good.
The quality is very good price considering the quality of the violin.
In short, in summary I bought this guitar used for 120 €, I repainted in white, I changed the pickups with GFS Fat Pat and the result is brilliant: a guitar that sounds great and monster has a face for a little over 200 €! What good is spending huge sums of money when you can have a very good guitar for cheap
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poignasse's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The handle, a real Telecaster neck is really good to start: not too thick or too thin, it easily marries the shape of your hand, it is happiness!
The shape is a classic telecaster, so easy to access acute. However, this guitar is heavy at the end of a good rehearsal (brief 3-4h) you start to feel well: provide a good strap!
The sound of this guitar is quite surprising for a guitar that is low end: in clean, it's all good, clean, precise enough to crunch the microphones follow without too much trouble, whatever the sound becomes a bit messy when we begin to push the crunch (very) strong.
Only in large distal one feels the true boundary microphones: Here they do not really follow.
So pretty versatile guitar anyway.
I use this guitar for really clean, it has a "je ne sais quoi" that I like.
I have this guitar for over a year, when I bought it, I had not tried many models, I just started electric guitar.
However, even today, this guitar is part of the best at this price, in my opinion. Now, I can still quote another guitar the same price, but different sounds interesting: Lag Roxanne 100 or 200 (I know which is worth 250 €). If I had known this guitar, my choice would have hesitated between the two.
Warning, these two guitars are guitars for beginners, this is not the ultimate guitar!
What I like most ... the clean sound, clean and well defined, and the telecaster in itself, I think this guitar is still beautiful, with black lacquered metal and microphones!
What I like least ... nothing considering the price.
Value for money 9 / 10 in my opinion (not 10, you can toujorus better ^ ^)
Micmic__'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
assembly full hard (I had to add some wood filler holes in the heel of the neck which 2 were virtually stripped and no rights, I also had to re-center the plate that supports the pickups, I have the opportunity to flush down the bridge)
so you have to get your hands dirty
she has a good mouth
access to acute rather good considering the "neck socket"
efforts must be made to find a sound that goes well (not bad settings)
by-against, there just has a good range of usable sounds
for any style I find a sound,
for me, it is necessary that my guitar is of the character and it's done.
I must specify that I am a "riffeur"
bought last Christmas
it's a good guitar for a beginner who does not have a Swiss account and is not confined to one style in particular (although ...
except for the pure metalheads
the handle is made for lumberjacks, too thick for me at first (I have a sl400g marlin and the handle is highway-land, nothing to see), but we made it
Change the outset strings and opt for the 11-52
after as I said above, it is still déstinée to scratch-mechanics (it will not be delivered in a box velvet that one but in a beautiful cardboard)
will see the test Chatreeo on youtube to the sounds, even if it's just limited to the position selector
m.à.j: for a beginner, put a little more and take a hagstrom (good cash scratches and cheap)
el gazou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The neck is super fun to play, very typical telecaster what! So a handle end and the handle speed issue is naked real highway! <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt="mrgreen" /> The ergornomie overall the guitar is rather better than average for a guitar in this price range, it is not too heavy and is well balanced, handy for those like me who plays the beginning lol
Good access to the acute head is like the telecaster .... super easy!
this guitar sounds very pop rock, it has a super clear sound and is great for playing rock a bit quiet, kind beatles, phone etc. etc.. However I advise against it for those who want to play metal or hard to go your way.
The sound is super lens that allows for quick and easy sound you search!
I use it less than a year, I would do without hesitation that choice in this price range I try for a 20th of the guitar and that really stands out! and far more.
The violin and guitar of this great, allowing those who want the walk to evolve to change the pickups that propels this range in a price range I think of 600 € (with a good mic it does wonders)! !
I recommend it to all who have limited budgets a bit, the look is more allucinant! no problem!
Lucian78's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
- A Telecaster neck (22 Medium Jumbo frets), with 2 humbucker pickups, a volume rglage and Tone for each, plus a 3 position switch.
- Telecaster Bridge type with through-string.
- Body Agathis
The neck is fast and enjoyable trs Access in treble is excellent. The guitar is lgre. When I had the strings buzzed a lot.
I play mostly Rock / Metal. I use a Boss overdrive home without it, the sound does not suit me. Nanmoins it sounds good in clean / crunch I would not go up that is crystalline.
I changed the pickups and now all is well.
This is my guitar and Premire, without the problem of micro Fully satisfied I am.
I try other models APRS. I remain neutral as compared to 200 qualitprix whether to change the pickups APRS ... other guitars least Chres can do the trick.
Exprience with this choice I would do, yes. =)