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by hoss
Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:37 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tokai 1978 Les Paul Reborn with Burstbuckers
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

hans-j?rgen wrote:Hi Hoss, I thought that one had already been gone a long time ago. Anyhow, didn't you even have some sound clips of it and posted them here? And thanks for constantly pushing Warren Haynes... :wink:
8)

Nope, the guitar is still here. I am in no hurry, I just need to reduce my collection.
by hoss
Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:07 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tokai 1978 Les Paul Reborn with Burstbuckers
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

Tokai 1978 Les Paul Reborn with Burstbuckers

I am selling my very nice Tokai Les Paul Reborn (pre "Love Rock"). The guitar is in very good condition but has a few dings on the back of the neck and the frets show usage (not felt when playing). It comes with the original green Tokai case and with the Burstbuckers 2&3 from my Gibson 68CA. The BB3...
by hoss
Sun Apr 03, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1982 Tokai Love Rock Neck Tenon?
Replies: 7
Views: 4266

Paladin2019 wrote:Seeing those pics makes me roll my eyes at Gibson. We have CNC machines in this day & age. If the Japanse can make good, solid, consistent neck joints on guitars costing ?600 then why do Gibson have to use that crappy rocker monstrosity on ?1500 guitars?
They do as long as they get away with it.
by hoss
Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1982 Tokai Love Rock Neck Tenon?
Replies: 7
Views: 4266

My 78 Reborn has - I think - the same tenon as most Tokais. It's the "intermediate" or "modified long" tenon, similar to the one Gibson used in the 70s. It goes to the end of the fretboard and has a firm rectangular fit in the neck pocket. It is shorter than the historic tenon which goes under the p...
by hoss
Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:43 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Gibson LP vs Tokai Love Rock
Replies: 15
Views: 8160

My '78 Reborn has a similar neck to the Gibson Standard '50s or the '59 Reissue.
by hoss
Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:38 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Les Paul Reborn
Replies: 56
Views: 26297

Hm, I guess the PTP wiring was done when the H?ussels were installed. What's strange: I think they didn't use veneer tops in the '70s when the real Reborns were made...?! Neck cavity and control cavity look like on my 78, but I have shielding paint in the control cavity. My switch is different too, ...
by hoss
Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Les Paul Reborn
Replies: 56
Views: 26297

ian wrote: Hoss - nice pics, nice guitar?.did you notice any improvement without the pcb (ie apart from effect of going from 250K to 500K pots)?
I modded my Gibson for '50s wiring as well. You lose less treble when you roll back the volume.
Besides, a PCB in a classic looking guitar is just *yuck*
by hoss
Sun Mar 20, 2005 9:53 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Les Paul Reborn
Replies: 56
Views: 26297

These are 22 Nanofarad capacitors, typical for a Les Paul. Without pictures we can not be sure about your guitar. But I bet that you have a 1978 Les Paul Reborn, due to legal reasons, Tokai would not have used the Les Paul name again. Look at the pictures of my Reborn, maybe you can make comparisons...
by hoss
Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:48 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: shielding in control cavity
Replies: 2
Views: 1825

Yes, that's shielding.
by hoss
Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: I just bought a guitar I've never even touched.
Replies: 43
Views: 13644

Update (I hope I am not boring you): Still in tune today :lol: My Burstbucker 2 sounds so phantastic, it dwarfed the SD 59. So today I repaired the Burstbucker 3. I simply put a new shielded 4-wire cable on it (for future coil splitting/serial/parallel switching) and everything works now - 8.5kOhm, ...
by hoss
Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: I just bought a guitar I've never even touched.
Replies: 43
Views: 13644

Paladin2019 wrote:Whale oil beef hooked, that's the first time I've ever known the tuners to be at fault when it comes to tuning issues on a les paul. 8)
You should touch my old Tokai tuners. They wobble and they rotate with no resistance.
by hoss
Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: I just bought a guitar I've never even touched.
Replies: 43
Views: 13644

Paladin, the nut is not the problem, the strings did not get stuck and "sprang" to a new pitch during bending and stuff. It's just the Tokai (it says "Tokai" on the back) tuners were _v_e_r_y_ lose and turning much too easily. Tonight I put the Gotohs on and everything is fine http://www.piller.at/m...
by hoss
Wed Mar 16, 2005 1:21 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: I just bought a guitar I've never even touched.
Replies: 43
Views: 13644

AFAIK the Darkbursts are for Duane's Hot 'Lanta sound, which had overwound pickups.
The Crossroads and Fillmore are more conservative PAF replicas.
by hoss
Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:54 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: I just bought a guitar I've never even touched.
Replies: 43
Views: 13644

Do you need to roll the volume back on your guitar when you don't want the wooly warren haynes sound? I want that sound :lol: Well, I modded my 68CA with old NOS caps and 50s wiring which gives me much more room on the volume pots without losing too much treble. Turning down to 7-9 cleans up the so...
by hoss
Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:28 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: I just bought a guitar I've never even touched.
Replies: 43
Views: 13644

Soundhound wrote: Okay now I'm really confused. Arg.
Get the Wagner Darkbursts. Or the Goodwoods even!