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What does "CV" stand for?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by basscase666, Aug 8, 2020.


  1. basscase666

    basscase666

    Jun 17, 2020
    A couple of different brands use "CV" in the name of their bass models (Schecter, Squier, others?). What does "CV" stand for? I'm guessing that the "V" is for "vintage" but have no idea what the "C" stands for. Thanks.
     
  2. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Custom Vibe, for Squier, I think.

    cue the jokers who can’t resist posting “Corona Virus”
     
  3. Inara

    Inara Fierce Fun Fretless Female Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2017
    Seattle, WA USA
    I think it's Classic Vibe, for Squier
     
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  4. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    I’d buy that for a dollar. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Classic Vibe as used by Squier: A "take" on a classic. Not intended to be a 100% accurate reproduction, but "in the spirit of" such.
     
  6. J_Bass

    J_Bass

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    For Squier,

    CV, Classic Vibe,
    VM, Vintage Modified.
     
  7. who

    who

    Apr 20, 2007
    Washington DC
    Looks like your guess is correct for Schecter. No idea what the C stands for, if anything. Here's what they say about it:

    Introducing the CV Series, a vintage/modern Rock n’ Roll design using the C bass shape with a flat top, vintage radius, and elbow/waist contours. Versatility was the fundamental goal of design. With basses, tone can cross over into any genre as long as your instrument has the versatility, and this bass does! The 3-Way Series-Split-Parallel switch for each pickup allows you to change your CV into 3 different sounding basses, while the use of the blend pot can dive even deeper into more tones. Simplicity was an element. Master Volume, Master Tone, and the 3-Way Toggle lets you get to the point quickly without fussing around with active EQ’s. Dial in the pickup position and you're off!
     
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  8. Curriculum Vitae
    or what the French call a résumé
     
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  9. juggahnaught

    juggahnaught

    Feb 11, 2018
    Seattle, WA
    I came here to say this, until I read the body of the actual post. :laugh:
     
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  10. Interspace Station

    Interspace Station Director at THE SPACEPORT Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    New York
    Custom Vibe, yeah, but I always mentally read it as Control Voltage
     
  11. Classic Vibe- Fender, I have one. Nice.
     
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  12. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    "Current Vintage"


    ;) :D
     
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  13. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Now, how about a discussion on why the current Classic Vibes aren't as good as the older ones.
     
  14. parttime

    parttime

    Apr 23, 2020
    Dusseldorf
    the germans too when they speak english, and i think most europeans. but isn't resume a french word?? sorry, can't do the little thingies on my keyboard, i'm not very techie.

    oh wait, this is about guitars or something???
     
  15. revd

    revd

    Apr 11, 2020
    Was gonna reply 'control voltage' and in fact, I still will.
     
  16. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass

    Nov 22, 2017
    I was gonna say that but figured someone would get there first.
     
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  17. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty

    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    so...the new Fender Vintera series is essentially the Fender brand's version of the "Classic Vibe" series?
     
  18. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    You could look at that way. Essentially it’s like this:

    Classic Vibe = top-of-the-line Squier (Made in Indonesia or China)
    Vintera = top-of-the-line (or nearly top-of-the-line) Fender (Made in Mexico)
    Ultra = top-of-the-line Fender (Made in USA)

    Fender tries to put an instrument in your hands at whatever budget level you can afford. It’s one reason why their market share, while declining, is still in a leading position.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2020
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  19. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    CV is conversion varnish, or CV can stand for Continuous Velocity.
     
  20. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    Circular Velocity :)
     
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