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by blake375
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: [SOLD] Burny RTV-70 (I think!) Les Paul Junior double cut
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Very true.

Though looking back now, I don't think there are any guitars I really regret selling...

But guitars I regret not buying in the first place... I could spend all day listing those!!! :wink:
by blake375
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: [SOLD] Burny RTV-70 (I think!) Les Paul Junior double cut
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Alas, not mine anymore!

Still got my Springys though.

It was tough to find that DC JR - shame I didn't get on with the neck (super chunky).
by blake375
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: [SOLD] Burny RTV-70 (I think!) Les Paul Junior double cut
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Well that sold quick! :D

Do you think I undervalued it? :-?
by blake375
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: [SOLD] Burny RTV-70 (I think!) Les Paul Junior double cut
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

[SOLD] Burny RTV-70 (I think!) Les Paul Junior double cut

I'm selling a 2003 MIJ Burny LP JR DC - same guitar as featured in this (ancient) thread: http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=21277 I've since tracked down a model number in the Fernandes catalogues - RTV-70. The serial number is Tokai-style and dates it to 2003, and the RTV-70 appears only in...
by blake375
Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Burny/ Fernandes
Topic: Can you help to identify/date a Burny LP JR DC?
Replies: 4
Views: 3827

Sounds awesome cranked. Loses quite a lot of dynamics when the guitar volume is rolled off though. Acoustically it is quite loud, but sounds full rather than shrill.

Don't suppose you can point me towards any decent info on 2003 Tokai-made Burnys?
by blake375
Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Burny/ Fernandes
Topic: Can you help to identify/date a Burny LP JR DC?
Replies: 4
Views: 3827

Can you help to identify/date a Burny LP JR DC?

I hope you good folks can help me identify and date this Burny LP jr. I have read loads of forums about dating Burnys and couldn't find an answer. The guy who sold it to me was sure it was Japanese and thought it was 80s. I think it looks a bit younger than that and I'm not 100% sure it's Japanese (...
by blake375
Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:41 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: Billm mods
Replies: 9
Views: 5362

There's loads you can do. I did all of the 'basic' mods BillM recommends, plus the twin stack mod and audio taper volume and reverb. The basic mods alone are supposed to do the trick - that's why they all come in one kit. So now I'm trying to decide whether to add a presence control (requires drilli...
by blake375
Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Springy sound versus goldstar
Replies: 30
Views: 9845

Fender? Who are they? Not another American company knocking off Japanese strats I hope... :wink:
by blake375
Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:46 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: Billm mods
Replies: 9
Views: 5362

Just in case anyone's interested, I did a few of the mods and the result is... great clean tones, loads of extra bass, but... there seems to be a lack of treble and the overdriven sound is now woolly and horrible. I've had months to get used to it but I can't. I'm afriad it was much better the way i...
by blake375
Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Springy sound versus goldstar
Replies: 30
Views: 9845

I've noticed the difference in body contours and thickness of paint too. I posted about it a really long time ago but nobody concurred. Maybe it is not a consistent difference that can be put down to a specific timeframe, but I'm glad at least someone else has noticed it. I used to have a black Spri...
by blake375
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Ebay - "Goldstar Strat, never used" - Really?
Replies: 6
Views: 2130

Shape of the truss rod plug looks wrong to me - it may not even be a plug: could be headstock-end access. Also the logo is very reflective. Looks fake to me. I also note with suspicion that the description is actually about Tokai strats in general, not this specific guitar. The only thing it says ab...
by blake375
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Springy ST-60, some expert comments would be appreciated
Replies: 15
Views: 12782

Did the very early Springies with the narrow neckplates have a serial on the neckplate? Never seen one in the flesh myself... as this one is early enough to have the st-60 stamped in the butt of the neck rather than on the last fret, could it be a narrow neckplate model?
by blake375
Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:57 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Modded Boss DS-1
Replies: 0
Views: 731

Modded Boss DS-1

I'm selling my modded Boss DS-1. Great pedal but seldom used since I got into rangemaster clones, and now has to go to make way for a BYOC tremolo. Offers considered.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Boss-DS-1-Distort ... 0621324665
by blake375
Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:59 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: Billm mods
Replies: 9
Views: 5362

Billm mods

Anyone here tried any of the Billm mods on their Blues Junior? I'm tempted to fiddle, but slightly put off by the warnings about the PCB being delicate and having to use a decent soldering iron with a temperature control. I've modded and built pedals with my cheapo soldering iron and not ruined a PC...
by blake375
Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: help tokai goldstar sound
Replies: 9
Views: 6352

At some point somebody has added an aftermarket locking nut to it. This was a popular but ugly mod in the late 80s/early 90s. Does it have a normal strat-style trem with 'Final prospec' stamped on the saddles? Sometimes trems were changed at the same time as locking nut was added.