Tonerider pickups Vs Squier Classic Vibe Pickups

I’m in the process of upgrading the pickups in one of my Squier Strats (more details to follow soon). The information in various guitar forums, and via blogs such as this has been VERY useful in helping me decide which set to use, or at least which brand to opt for.

Read and enjoy…


Quite rightly, the Squier Classic Vibe range of guitars and basses have received universal praise since their release, the build quality, look and tonal qualities far exceed expectations for their modest price and are regularly compared favourably to higher priced Fender models.

For some time there has been rumours that the Classic Vibe series use pickups made by a company called Tonerider.  Tonerider produce high quality pickups retailing at around £80 per set, a price that is half that of many of their competitors. Just like the Classic Vibe guitars themselves, Tonerider pickups have also received almost universal praise and compare favourably to much higher priced ’boutique’ pickups.

It’s hard to get a straight answer on this but rumours vary from them just being made in the same factory to them actually being exactly the same pickups. If Squier Classic Vibe’s do use Tonerider pickups it would go a long…

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  1. Pingback: Gear Talk (6): Squier Stratocaster pickup upgrade | Tim Higgins

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