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by Rustyslide
Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Pickup change?
Replies: 35
Views: 12600

Just noticed that this thread was originally from yonks ago, but I'll pretend not to notice the grave-dig of others. Well that's fine if you know where to get a 3 way rotary switch. But anyway that wouldn't help if I fitted one to the neck position of my Tele - nowhere to put the 3 way switch. I jus...
by Rustyslide
Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Video Clips Playing Your Greco?
Replies: 28
Views: 15302

Some good stuff! Really like the Watts clip.

From the heady days of 2008, live from my folks' living room (whom I was visiting): Saturday blues. Guitar is EG59-45.
by Rustyslide
Sun May 30, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: 1983 Greco Mint Collection
Replies: 9
Views: 3828

Re: 1983 Greco Mint Collection

Any experiences with this model or such a lightweight LP? I have (and love) an '82 EG59-45 - exactly like yours except with a three piece top. I would never call it lightweight, though I've never put it on a scale. The Screamin' 82 pickups are crunchy ? if you want to play rawk , then you're probab...
by Rustyslide
Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: Greco pickups under a Microscope ..........
Replies: 13
Views: 6765

Hahaha

I don't think I'll be swapping back, at any rate.
by Rustyslide
Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Greco pickups under a Microscope ..........
Replies: 13
Views: 6765

Just another data point:
I swapped the mags in my Screamin' 82s. They had black ceramic magnets (which are now on my fridge - hold the mail there very well).

(I replaced them with AlNiCo IV ones.)
by Rustyslide
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Refinish ideas for a mistreated goldstar???
Replies: 43
Views: 13881

aquietcabin78 wrote:i've never been able to get past a natural strat w/ a maple neck, tele for sure but not a strat( i guess i'm shallow that way)
I think mine looks amazing (Fender Japan - maybe made by Tokai):

Image
by Rustyslide
Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: Z Clones?
Replies: 34
Views: 11084

I've read here and other places in the past (I think) that Dry-Z pickups might have used AlNiCo 4. Any comments?
by Rustyslide
Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: What the hell is up with this Greco!!!???
Replies: 50
Views: 12378

Looks good!
RyanC wrote:I totally agree. I was very relieved by that actually, as I generally feel ebony boards only belong on LP customs.
Not me! I'd put an ebony board on all of mine if I could (I have three guitars with ebony, and love the feeling (and the look))
by Rustyslide
Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: Trying to sell a RG on ebay - forget it.
Replies: 19
Views: 6954

In the US, if you do not take action to protect your trademarks, the courts may decide during a relevant trial that it's obviously not important to you and strip the trademark protection. That's why you get the silly suits like Tiger Direct suing for an injunction against Apple selling Mac OS X 10.4...
by Rustyslide
Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: greco pickup ID
Replies: 8
Views: 2716

My Screamin' 82s have 7.5kΩ (neck) and 7kΩ (bridge) DC resistance. I reported them as ~8.5kΩ in another post, but must have mismeasured.

I put AlNiCo IV magnets in them and they're awesome.
by Rustyslide
Sun May 31, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Just bought my first Greco, Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 3294

Axe78th wrote:It has the good caps. Would an EG59-60 have these caps
My '82 EG59-45 has those caps. Nice looking guitar! I'd get cream rings, too.
by Rustyslide
Fri May 29, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Nitrocelulose lacquer
Replies: 10
Views: 3078

You will find real thin vintage correct nitro only on Custom Shop Fenders and Gibsons, on the top of the line Tokais (LS380) and a hand full of others. My Eastman thinline has finish checking - meant it got sold to me as a second, at an appropriate discount. I don't really mind. It's my impression ...
by Rustyslide
Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Greco LP Incoming
Replies: 9
Views: 3152

If Wikipedia is to believed, those pickups were made the day my g/f was born. :D (1982-02-25)

No idea what model they are though.

Beautiful guitar, though.
by Rustyslide
Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Correct string gauge ?
Replies: 64
Views: 13829

if you play a lot of legato 11's and a high action just isn't an option. Uh... lots of people use legato on traditionally strung acoustic guitars - I really don't understand how heavy strings get in the way of it. I can appreciate that light strings enable a low action for very fast playing and big...
by Rustyslide
Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Correct string gauge ?
Replies: 64
Views: 13829

I have my acoustic set up with 9-42 like my electrics :o :o Wow. My acoustics have .013s, but are tuned down a whole step or are in Vastapol D or C# or Spanish G. My 12 string is set up for .010s, though I'd like to set it up for bigger strings. As for tone, I only really noticed an improvement whe...