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by Griff
Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: Blackstar info please
Replies: 45
Views: 25002

Don't get me wrong, I haven't tried one and it may sound great, and may be the best way to get "those" tones at low volumes. I'm just not much keen on their marketing. :) I agree their marketing line is pretty dubious. Probably because I'm a jaded cynic, I tend to expect marketing blurb to steer wi...
by Griff
Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:43 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: Blackstar info please
Replies: 45
Views: 25002

As far as I'm aware, it's a valve amp with a solid state preamp stage, the same principle as running a tubescreamer (which has no tubes in it) into a valve amp. Anyway, semantics aside, I've got a HT-5 combo, and I think it's great. It's an older model, made before the availability of reverb and an ...
by Griff
Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: UK site
Replies: 5
Views: 3496

by Griff
Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stratman323
Replies: 22
Views: 6791

I have no wish to involve myself in forum politics, I just want to put it on record that I will miss Mike's genial and knowledgeable posts and I feel he's a great loss.
by Griff
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Knob help!
Replies: 8
Views: 2458

I got some from Axesrus and while they're not *exactly* the same as the Tokais, they certainly look the part.

Thanks for all the replies.
by Griff
Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Knob help!
Replies: 8
Views: 2458

Thanks Mike, axesrus looks the best option I've seen.
by Griff
Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Knob help!
Replies: 8
Views: 2458

Re: Knob help!

karppi wrote:
Griff wrote: Can anyone suggest a source of supply?
Ebay? Just look for 'metric guitar knobs' etc.
Ah, it's as simple as that is it? Thank you kindly.

Well done to Alan for his willpower! :)
by Griff
Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:42 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Knob help!
Replies: 8
Views: 2458

Knob help!

I'm sick of looking at the spotty bell knobs on my Tokai SG75. :D

I had always vaguely planned getting some Gibson ones and putting them on, but a conversation elsewhere has suggested Gibson ones won't fit the Japanese shafts.

Can anyone suggest a source of supply?
by Griff
Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: for sale es 100 made in japan 2001
Replies: 1
Views: 1294

ES100

Where are you Paul?
by Griff
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pat McManus Band, Ruislip (NW London), Sun, 09-May-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 4045

I went along to see Mama's Boys several times during the eighties in Ireland. They were three brothers, hence the band name. My mates' band supported them a few times. Pat played fiddle very well indeed, not the bassist. I considered him a superb guitarist, so he must be even better now. Pat used to...
by Griff
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Video demo of my LS95 Sunburst Flametop
Replies: 13
Views: 3619

Lovely playing and well put together video. Bravo.

Much impressed with the tone, that crunchbox seems to make the whole outfit sing.
by Griff
Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Sg - tuning stability?
Replies: 15
Views: 7738

My SG75 is rock solid tuning-wise.

A suede back leather strap deals with the neck diving trouble completely for me. Every SG type guitar I've tried has been neck heavy.

It's a pleasure to play, as being so light it's very easy on my creaky back.
by Griff
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: LS380 from China!
Replies: 12
Views: 3329

I see it's been withdrawn.

I wonder what sort of guitar (if any) would have been shipped. :-?
by Griff
Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: LS380 from China!
Replies: 12
Views: 3329

youami wrote:Comments?

Always look both ways before crossing the road and never, ever buy a guitar off ebay from a seller located in China.
Thanks mate, I knew about the China thing - but that tip about crossing the road is bound to come in useful! :P

I just wanted to highlight an auction to beware of.
by Griff
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: LS380 from China!
Replies: 12
Views: 3329

LS380 from China!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tokai-LS380-Limit ... 20ae28909c

Comments please, experts. I see the last picture seems to be on Richtone's floor!