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by iainblack
Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:02 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: My Tokai story
Replies: 32
Views: 8207

more Torme confusion. Here is a photo from around '82 with his blue strat and one of his polar white ones - It looks more like my 'lake placid' than the blue sparkle I was holding 25 years later. http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh320/iainhblack/Berniestrats1.jpg Then more confusion - Bernie bough...
by iainblack
Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:52 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: My Tokai story
Replies: 32
Views: 8207

I dont think i would sell the brass ones if they are original. I have one spare brass one which made me think that they were replacements. I will pass that on to anyone who needs it.

Anyone got a set of Final Prospec they are willing to sell?
by iainblack
Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: My Tokai story
Replies: 32
Views: 8207

here are 2 more and i will take some internals later:

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by iainblack
Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: My Tokai story
Replies: 32
Views: 8207

My story part 2: so I was now in love with Tokai and in the early 90's was living on the south in Worthing. I thought i'd check out the local second hand market and put an advert in the Friday Ad for squire or tokai strats wanted. I got a call from a lad who tried to describe this tokai. I stupidly ...
by iainblack
Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: My Tokai story
Replies: 32
Views: 8207

a few more pics of lake placid - i have not researched the registry to understand the codes:

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by iainblack
Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: My Tokai story
Replies: 32
Views: 8207

Mike, is my Tokai Lake Placid Blue? Bernie's is definately different in person however it look colser to mine in older photos - maybe with the laquer wearing off it exposes more metallic or is Blue sparkle an official 64 fender colour? I will post the next part of my story tonight and we can debate ...
by iainblack
Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: My Tokai story
Replies: 32
Views: 8207

many thanks on the saddles info, bit weird on a vintage copy but hey there you go. I wonder what difference it would make to the sound if I changed them out for tokai pressed steel ones?
by iainblack
Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: My Tokai story
Replies: 32
Views: 8207

and the ironic bit is Bernie Torme went on to play for Ozzy for a few weeks after Randy Rhoads was killed in the air crash. When bernie left Ozzy he asked if he could keep the 1964 vintage strat they bought him as a back up and ozzy gave it to him. Guess what, it is lake placid blue (but rosewood). ...
by iainblack
Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: My Tokai story
Replies: 32
Views: 8207

and another:

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by iainblack
Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: My Tokai story
Replies: 32
Views: 8207

a few more pics:

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by iainblack
Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: My Tokai story
Replies: 32
Views: 8207

My Tokai story

I started to get into music in 1978. Black Sabbath etc. I really liked Randy Rhoads but I also loved what Bernie Torme did and i wanted a white strat like his. He has 2 1962 polar white strats with rosewood necks. So I had some money to buy my first proper guitar. This was around the time I became a...
by iainblack
Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Blue sparkle Goldstar?
Replies: 18
Views: 7535

do you mean lake placid blue? I have one and I will get it on the board when I have scanned the tag etc.
by iainblack
Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Need help with identification and setup info
Replies: 14
Views: 4260

strings

This was a great save from the bin! When you string up you cut the string a bit longer beyond the 'peg' then put a 90 degree bend on the last centimetre and slot this down into the peg then wind as normal. Hey presto, no loose string ends!