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by cornelius bonobo
Fri Aug 22, 2003 5:01 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 1984 Goldstar in Wembley
Replies: 2
Views: 1627

Actually on new stuff they're pretty good. A new SG60 is priced at ?529, and I've not seen them for less than 599 before. It's worth a visit, but they used to have more (new) Tokais than they've got at the moment. It's worth having a look at that goldstar too. I almost wept. Trouble is you can't bar...
by cornelius bonobo
Fri Aug 22, 2003 3:32 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: 1984 Goldstar in Wembley
Replies: 2
Views: 1627

1984 Goldstar in Wembley

Saw an '84 Goldstar at Wembley guitar centre for just under ?500!! It's been seriously monkeyed with. Scratch plate and body routed (badly) to accept a humbucker at the bridge. One tone control removed and volume moved into it's place (leaving a hole where the vol was). Either LPB or Teal finish whi...
by cornelius bonobo
Sat Apr 05, 2003 3:57 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Best pups on a ST-50? Let's hear it!
Replies: 16
Views: 6364

I reckon you should give the vz rocks a miss as you won'y get the vintage tone you crave from these. Use something more vintage accurate, I don't know about the Kinmans, but for your rock/metal sounds use a pedal. Carl Martin does some good ones which will really fatten up the vintage tone for when ...
by cornelius bonobo
Fri Apr 04, 2003 3:12 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Best pups on a ST-50? Let's hear it!
Replies: 16
Views: 6364

Eigil, Just my two pennies, but more output won't give you better clarity. If that's what you're really after then go for weaker pickups. The hotter they're wound the more mids you get. The Vz rocks are quite warm and middly. You should try the Vintage + which are rated at about 6.7K which is pretty...
by cornelius bonobo
Wed Mar 26, 2003 3:18 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Shell Pink
Replies: 14
Views: 4925

Tokaigeezer.I have a set of vintage + (with a blues in the bridge). I prefer the V+ to the blues as they are much less mid rangy, but still quite hot. You get a really decent quack in the in neck middle combination, but I am thinking of going to true vintages or something similar for even glassier t...
by cornelius bonobo
Fri Mar 14, 2003 7:12 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Shell Pink
Replies: 14
Views: 4925

How does bubblegum pink compare with Shell pink? I'm guessing they're similar in all but name? By the way good choice with the VZs. I've got a set. Vintage Hot, Vintage Hot + Blues. They rock!
by cornelius bonobo
Mon Mar 10, 2003 2:46 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Shell Pink
Replies: 14
Views: 4925

Candy Apple red is metallic. There's a great site with tonnes of info on custom colours if you're interested. www.provide.net/~cfh/fenderc.html is the link.
by cornelius bonobo
Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:30 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Shell Pink
Replies: 14
Views: 4925

Cheers for the reply. Just out of interest, if yours wasn't dakota red, then what else would it be? Given that any decent approximation of fiesta red would be at least a touch on the pastel side be it pinky or orangy, I guess it has to be dakota if it's a strong red.
by cornelius bonobo
Thu Mar 06, 2003 7:43 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Shell Pink
Replies: 14
Views: 4925

Come on ya slackers! Anyone seen a shell pink springy? Anyone know if Tokai made one?
by cornelius bonobo
Thu Mar 06, 2003 7:40 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: What is happening to the top of my guitar?
Replies: 8
Views: 2601

I have finished one or two flamed maple necks and some veneers and they are quite difficult because the open grained part (the darker stripes) of the flame absorbs much more lacquer than the pale more closed part. This means that you have to really almost fill the open grained flame with sealer then...
by cornelius bonobo
Fri Feb 28, 2003 2:52 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Shell Pink
Replies: 14
Views: 4925

Shell Pink

Anyone ever see a shell pink springy? The one in question smells a bit fishy to me (oh there's kind of a pun there too).
Body radiusing is a bit too square, so I suspect it's just some springy parts thrown together. Still who knows?
by cornelius bonobo
Fri Feb 14, 2003 3:12 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Best pups on a ST-50? Let's hear it!
Replies: 16
Views: 6364

I notice a few Van Zandt references here and I wanted to get some feedback as I have a set of these. I've got 2 vintage+ (neck and middle) and a blues in the bridge. As they are my first brush with aftermarket pickups I wanted to get some other opinions. Whilst I love this set totally, they are quit...
by cornelius bonobo
Fri Feb 07, 2003 8:03 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: geniune tokai parts
Replies: 5
Views: 1896

Don't be too jealous, it's pretty f**ked and needs plenty of work to make it even playable. I was thinking about just using it for parts, but 'Oi loiks a challenge' Out with the nitromoors and off with the Hammerite! Incidently I'm trying to convince another bloke (not a mate, an ex band colleague w...
by cornelius bonobo
Fri Feb 07, 2003 5:13 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Some words of wisdom.
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

Ha ha, the beauty of nitrocellulose. Oh yes! The stuff takes so long to properly cure that wet fingerprints just flow out without any buffing, sanding or wiping. :lol:
My new neck is beautiful once more (although lots more work to do yet).
by cornelius bonobo
Fri Feb 07, 2003 3:48 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: geniune tokai parts
Replies: 5
Views: 1896

Hey, I heard of that shop. Do a good line in hens teeth and aphid milk too.
It's just off Bow Road isn't it?