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by Goestoeleven
Sun May 16, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Just 'pimped' my Jazz Sound.
Replies: 2
Views: 3582

Orsum!!! 8) I'm not a bass player, but even I can appreciate that. Nice job dude! Reminds me of the Precision that the late, great Howie Epstein played in the golden years of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers! http://jamiepruner.com/images/petty,%20dylan,%20howie%20epstein.jpg Altogether now: "She wa...
by Goestoeleven
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: E bay prices
Replies: 8
Views: 5584

Trouble is, you may been beaten by a fiver, but the temptation then would have been to have got involved in a bidding war, and before you know it you've paid way, way over the odds! If I see something I like, I stick my max bid on it then forget about it until I get the email from Ebay telling me wh...
by Goestoeleven
Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: My Beautiful Trio of 'Jazz Sounds' (lots of piccies).
Replies: 18
Views: 16063

:o Wow! That looks tailor-made for the Tokai doesn't it?

Nice job! I much prefer that scheme too. Far more individual.
by Goestoeleven
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: New To Tokai
Replies: 91
Views: 27646

That's a good looking Reborn! 8)

I'd have the newer one though, for the simple reason that I like flame maple tops.

Either would be an excellent choice. Tokai Japan don't make any bad guitars, simple as that. The Reborn will probably appreciate more in value though.
by Goestoeleven
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Any good suggestions for modding a Tokai LS-230
Replies: 32
Views: 8966

I've got a Gibson "Standard" TRC on mine. :oops: I like the look of it, and it fits with just one more screw hole about 5mm up from the original top one. Mods on mine are limited to a pair of locking buttons, the above mentioned TRC and some Grover Deluxe tuners in original design, but die-cast with...
by Goestoeleven
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: My Beautiful Trio of 'Jazz Sounds' (lots of piccies).
Replies: 18
Views: 16063

Word is that Stevie Ray Vaughan used a Tokai for a good while, and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top was a major Tokai player too as I recall. I used to think Tokai were "Cheap copies" until I knew better. If I was ever buying new guitars again now it'd be Tokai every time. I just don't see how you can get an...
by Goestoeleven
Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: My Beautiful Trio of 'Jazz Sounds' (lots of piccies).
Replies: 18
Views: 16063

This guy's site is well worth a read:

http://mrglyn.blogspot.com/2008/11/redu ... ening.html

He's currently removing necks from vintage acoustics using steam injection. :o

Brave man! He's got bigger balls than I have. :lol:
by Goestoeleven
Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: opinions please on Tokai Thunderbird Made in China
Replies: 5
Views: 4619

Yeah, but you imagine how good Cream would have sounded if Jack Bruce had played a Stingray? 8)
by Goestoeleven
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: My Beautiful Trio of 'Jazz Sounds' (lots of piccies).
Replies: 18
Views: 16063

Nice pictures! 8)

They cleaned up really well. I've had Strats that have been a bit "Buzzy" but I've cured them with massive amounts of copper shielding. It's very cheap on Ebay, so maybe that will do the job okay for you?

Details here:

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=12119
by Goestoeleven
Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: You guys have got to see this!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2085

I remember at the time the phrase "And now... with the book?" became quite popular amongst my pals. :lol:
by Goestoeleven
Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:42 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: You guys have got to see this!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2085

You guys have got to see this!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FroICbwvJII

I remember seeing this in (I think) 1990 and I've just found it again on YouTube.

Brilliant! Don't know how they got all those players together just for five minutes, but I'm glad they did.

Enjoy! 8)
by Goestoeleven
Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Sg - tuning stability?
Replies: 15
Views: 7726

http://mrglyn.blogspot.com/2008/11/gibson-sg-neck-re-set.html Like that? I don't know how common it is to be honest. I had an SG and mine was fine. I liked it a lot. It sounded great, played well and easily and looked good. The only reason I got rid of it was because it was so badly balanced, and no...
by Goestoeleven
Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: opinions please on Tokai Thunderbird Made in China
Replies: 5
Views: 4619

My younger brother has owned pretty much every expensive bass known to man in his time, and all he has now are Tokais. he loves them. I don't think you'll go too far wrong for that price. Assuming that's the type of bass you want? There's a reason whay almost every hit record was done on either a Pr...
by Goestoeleven
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Hey guys - what exactly is / was this ?
Replies: 25
Views: 7429

Bleurgh!

That looks more like some sort of martial arts weapon than a guitar. I bet that front pickup sounds nice too. :roll:
by Goestoeleven
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Love Rock Mods
Replies: 4
Views: 2058

Hmm. Interesting sound for a Love Rock. Doesn't sound much like my one, but then you can never tell from an audio clip really. If it plays good and sounds good to you then it is good, simple as that. Your bit of Black Dog" raised a smile. That's always the first thing I play when I pick up my Love R...