Help me decide which baritone to snag from the great PAS sale of 2022

mitch_cumsteen

Squier-holic
Jun 25, 2018
1,232
Baja California Sur, MX
I'm going to snag a baritone from from the PAS sale. I like the looks of the CV double bound burst but Tele pickups don't seem like they'd be the best option for a baritone guitar. When I think Tele, I think twang, snap, higher voicing, and not baritone. On the other hand, they have the Paranormal in surf green with soap bar pickups and I associate those with more of a baritone sound - more mids and lows.

I found a side-by-side comparison of the two and that just muddied the waters. Both reviewers picked the Paranormal for sound but I prefered the sound of the CV when they played.

Any words of wisdom as I'm flying blind into this purchase.

Here's the vid I watched:

 

dpang2836

Squier-holic
Double Platinum Member
Jan 25, 2022
2,979
IDAHO
I bet they both weigh 8-9 lbs! I would have to buy 2 because I want the Thinline Para with JM PU's, with a Baritone Neck. :cool:
 

IrmaHubbard

New Member
Nov 29, 2022
1
US
I'm going to snag a baritone from from the PAS sale. I like the looks of the CV double bound burst but Tele pickups don't seem like they'd be the best option for a baritone guitar. When I think Tele, I think twang, snap, higher voicing, and not baritone. On the other hand, they have the Paranormal in surf green with soap bar pickups and I associate those with more of a baritone sound - more mids and lows.

I found a side-by-side comparison of the two and that just muddied the waters. Both reviewers picked the Paranormal for sound but I prefered the sound of the CV when they played.

Any words of wisdom as I'm flying blind into this purchase.

Here's the vid I watched:



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Doorstop

Squier-Axpert
Apr 23, 2014
12,177
The Windy City
I bought the CVC Tele, because I’d been wanting one, and they never dropped in price, no-brainer at $249! But I’d have bought the cab had if I hadn’t already bought a Firefly Cab Baritone w/P-90’s, and was liking it muchly before buying the CVC from PAS.

My assessment:
Neck pickup on the Firefly is golden, and the bridge pup is very good, but even better in the middle position than on its own. The P-90’s bring out the medium to medium-high frequencies, which brightens up the low tone. Very cool sounding, especially on a shuffling riff.


Bridge pickup on the CVC is gold, but the neck pickup is just a bit better than OK (even after adjusting the height), but together they are VERY good. Overall more spanky than the FIREFLY, but it still sounds like a Tele.

I’d go for the Cab with the soapbars, if it’s at all like the FF, it should be very cool/unique sounding.
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