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by Voidoid56
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Would like to know if these un-stamped pickups are original
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Would like to know if these un-stamped pickups are original

These look consistent with pickups out of a Tokai Silver Star CBS-era copy. No pole stagger and the blue and black plastic-insulation leads are typical. The same pickups turn up in Fernandes CBS copies as well, they're apparently Gotoh-made and were supplied to them as well. You would expect stagger...
by Voidoid56
Wed May 13, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: ST55 Metalic Red with matching headstock
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: ST55 Metalic Red with matching headstock

As far as Springys go, I actually prefer the later Goldstar examples as they typically have the steel tremolo block, where as the Springys typically have the zinc pot metal tremolo block, with the exception of some of the later Springy examples The steel-block Final Prospec bridge came in in 1982, ...
by Voidoid56
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Need some fast help if possible with authentication of SS-60
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: Need some fast help if possible with authentication of SS-60

Hm. Going by the catalogs, the SS60 was a 1966 copy (four neck screws, neck heel truss rod adjustment, "Silver Star" in small caps on the headstock) only in 1982. If this is one, it should have a six-digit serial on the neckplate, though. The current plate looks like Fujigen to me, I doubt it belong...
by Voidoid56
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Burny/ Fernandes
Topic: Need help - Burny / Fernandes RLG - ???
Replies: 1
Views: 1052

Re: Need help - Burny / Fernandes RLG - ???

The truss rod cover shape says 1989 or later, probably up to 1993-94 after which copy production seems to more or less end for a few years. The models are few at that point, in fact, by 1991, only the RLG-70 remains. If it's 1989-90, it could be an RLG-90 as well, though they're rarer. No markings i...
by Voidoid56
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1981 Silver Star SS40
Replies: 23
Views: 9336

Re: 1981 Silver Star SS40

by Voidoid56
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1981 Silver Star SS40
Replies: 23
Views: 9336

Re: 1981 Silver Star SS40

From what can be seen in the pics, the pickups look like the bottom flatwork is a slightly deeper triangular shape than standard and the wires red, white and blue and fairly thin? I've seen similar harnesses in late 70's Fresher Strats. I suspect they're OEM units, so probably not a manufacturer ind...
by Voidoid56
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1981 Silver Star SS40
Replies: 23
Views: 9336

Re: 1981 Silver Star SS40

Like some previous posters have suggested (ten years ago...) that looks exactly like a very late (autumn '81 - April '82) Greco SE-/DSE450. I have a little-known variant of it, a Nov '81 SE620RB, a Blackmore sig model, clearly SE450-derived, it even has a DSE-450 stamp on the neck heel. The stamp ma...
by Voidoid56
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: HELP ME: 1976 Super Sounds: Original Color OR REFINISH?
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: HELP ME: 1976 Super Sounds: Original Color OR REFINISH?

Interesting post. Just thought I'd add a few cents worth of input: On the one hand, Greco were really conservative in terms of Strat finishes. The standard catalog models were usually available in 2- and 3-tone burst, black, white and natural. Some exceptions apply, like the stained violin burst use...
by Voidoid56
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Tokai Hard Puncher PB 80
Replies: 5
Views: 4694

Not totally clued up on basses, but that logo style was introduced in 1984. An '81-82 would have a spaghetti logo, an '83 the black block letter logo. By '86, the headstock shape was changed, though there were possibly/probably non-export models made with the standard headstock around as well. On gu...
by Voidoid56
Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: What are these Greco Strat pickups?
Replies: 0
Views: 1980

What are these Greco Strat pickups?

Does anyone know what exactly these pickups are? They're out of an unspecified Greco Strat. They certainly look pretty similar to the Maxon Excels I've handled, but with three differences: - They don't have the actual Excel logo. - The Excels I've seen have all had mid grey insulation on the lead, t...
by Voidoid56
Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Odd Silver Star pickups?
Replies: 2
Views: 2263

Excellent, thank you,
by Voidoid56
Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Real or........?
Replies: 10
Views: 2760

Shouldn't it have a stamp with the colour code in the body rout? There's only one wiew where it could possibly be discerned, but I don't see one. Otherwise, it looks good to me.
by Voidoid56
Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Odd Silver Star pickups?
Replies: 2
Views: 2263

Odd Silver Star pickups?

I'm always snooping around for Tokai Strats, and sometimes odd stuff turns up... In just the recent weeks, I've found two guitars on eBay with pickup stamps I didn't know of before, both of them Silvers Stars: H and S. The H-stamps were in an '84, the S-stamps in an '83. Both have grey bobbins and b...
by Voidoid56
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Tokai Goldstar Sound question
Replies: 12
Views: 4348

Do the pickups have staggered pole pieces? If so, they're at least externally identical to the set in my ca 1978 Tokai-made Fernandes FST-60: grey bobbins, no stamp, blue and black leads with plastic insulation. I've also noted the similarity to Silver Star pickups, but I believe those have flat pol...
by Voidoid56
Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: H-stamp Springy pickups??
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

Interesting links, thanks very much, Gabe.

The ones in the first link certainly look like normal Silver Star pups aside from the stamp, with the blue and black leads.

I guess they're not original to the guy's guitar then. Just as well, perhaps, he's alredy put Lace Sensors in it. Oh well.