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  Topic: Korean-made Tokai quality?
zbillster

Replies: 7
Views: 1624

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:44 am   Subject: Korean-made Tokai quality?
I have a 2006 MIK standard and a 2012 MIC custom. The pots and pickups on the MIK were muddy junk, and the tuners didn't, so I replaced them. Now it plays quite well. The MIC I got recently through Gu ...
  Topic: Vintage vs New Tokai
zbillster

Replies: 22
Views: 4705

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:37 am   Subject: Vintage vs New Tokai
I'm over here in Tokyo right now (from the U.S.) for three weeks and have been hitting the Ochanomizu shops and trying out some brand-new Tokai Les Paul Customs (a black one is on my bucket list befor ...
  Topic: Tokai strat in Guitar Center Dallas
zbillster

Replies: 5
Views: 1306

PostForum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts   Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:55 am   Subject: Tokai strat in Guitar Center Dallas
Me, I like EMG pickups ... got a set of EMG 60s on my Tokai Les Paul.
  Topic: Tokai strat in Guitar Center Dallas
zbillster

Replies: 5
Views: 1306

PostForum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts   Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:52 pm   Subject: Tokai strat in Guitar Center Dallas
Yes, the one on Central. I'm no expert on Tokai strat details. It had an 80s vibe to it with the slightly notched headstock and model number sticker on it (can't remember what it was ... sorry!). Rose ...
  Topic: Greg Bennett Guitars!
zbillster

Replies: 6
Views: 6806

PostForum: Gear Reviews   Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:30 am   Subject: Greg Bennett Guitars!
I ordered a Greg Bennett Royale RL4 from Guitar East in 2010 (nice guys)
http://www.guitareast.com/rl4.html

I love it! Out of my 7 Asian guitars it's my current favorite. Buttery, low action, slim ...
  Topic: Tokai strat in Guitar Center Dallas
zbillster

Replies: 5
Views: 1306

PostForum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts   Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:15 am   Subject: Tokai strat in Guitar Center Dallas
Spotted a red Tokai strat with EMG pickups in Guitar Center in central Dallas in their used gear section. I think price was $599 or such?
  Topic: Fripp's Tokai
zbillster

Replies: 9
Views: 3596

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 11:07 pm   Subject: Fripp's Tokai
You can see him playing it live here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J31ydhX6Xw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGkGa-F7iIQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LivZtancfJg
  Topic: Questions about the Instruments
zbillster

Replies: 2
Views: 1237

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:23 pm   Subject: Questions about the Instruments
Color help: download the Tokai PDF catalog from here. Notice that the color abbreviations are underneath the guitars pictured, so hopefully you'll be able to find examples of each:

http://www.tokai ...
  Topic: cap and pot recommendations please.
zbillster

Replies: 4
Views: 1548

PostForum: Other   Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:04 pm   Subject: cap and pot recommendations please.
I personally like getting guitar parts from Stewart Macdonald:

http://www.stewmac.com/

Order their FREE catalog ... it makes great bathroom reading.
  Topic: after market pickups for LP
zbillster

Replies: 11
Views: 3483

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:00 pm   Subject: after market pickups for LP
I have EMG 89s (with push/pull tone pots for single coil mode) in an Epi LP copy. Depending on how much you play the guitar, battery changes aren't really that frequent. I rotate it with other guitars ...
  Topic: Buying from Japan and "market" pricing (noob)
zbillster

Replies: 9
Views: 2972

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:46 am   Subject: Buying from Japan and "market" pricing (noob)
Thanks whitehall ... ah, the wonderful world of international currency exchange. Maybe I should have done this in 2000?

I did find on Ishibashi's site some very nice black Edwards Les Paul ...
  Topic: Highly recommended non Tokai
zbillster

Replies: 2
Views: 1664

PostForum: Other   Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 5:34 pm   Subject: Highly recommended non Tokai
You mean like this one?

http://usera.imagecave.com/zbillster/dearmond7s.jpg

http://usera.imagecave.com/zbillster/dearmond9s.jpg

I picked mine up new in 1999 from a local music store when ...
  Topic: What DON'T you like on a LP (or LR) style guitar.
zbillster

Replies: 32
Views: 8823

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:57 pm   Subject: What DON'T you like on a LP (or LR) style guitar.
I'm kind of the opposite. I LOVE Customs ... I was a Fender kinda guy till I bought an Ibanez 70s Black LP Custom copy for $125 on a lark (sorry, sold it years ago, it was pretty worn out) and got int ...
  Topic: Fripp's Tokai
zbillster

Replies: 9
Views: 3596

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:20 am   Subject: Fripp's Tokai
Here's a photo of Fripp with his Tokai ... a better view of the modifications. Can you say "swiss cheese"?

http://usera.imagecave.com/zbillster/FrippTokai2.jpg
  Topic: Buying from Japan and "market" pricing (noob)
zbillster

Replies: 9
Views: 2972

PostForum: Tokai Guitars   Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:18 am   Subject: Buying from Japan and "market" pricing (noob)
Thanks for the tip. Here's Ishibashi's English website for those playing at home (to save you some searching):

http://www.ishibashi-music.com/

Also discovered upon searching, and looking through ...
 
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