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by ranjam
Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:38 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Anyone try Gibson '57 Classic PU's in their Love Rock?
Replies: 7
Views: 3048

Very cool websites; thanks. Interesting pickups as well. I just dunno about spending more than twice the amount. Not that I ain't worth it :wink: , but that's a lot of beer :wink: :wink: .
by ranjam
Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:52 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tuners for Tokai strat?
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

I replaced the tuners on my Silver Star with the Schaller 'look-alikes' from All Parts. You can get the Gotoh tuners that will match yours from anyone like All Parts, Stewart MacDonald, etc. They'll fit right, and be a nice tune. Here are the Kluson-types from Stewart MacDonald; http://www.stewmac.c...
by ranjam
Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:46 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Anyone try Gibson '57 Classic PU's in their Love Rock?
Replies: 7
Views: 3048

Arthur, thank you for the very cool link. I debated potting them myself, and got worried that if I screwed them up I' d should have an emergency transplant donor handy. Then the age-old ' which replacements? ' worry added to the mix. The Gibson dealer right now has the '57 Classic PU's for quite a b...
by ranjam
Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:43 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Anyone try Gibson '57 Classic PU's in their Love Rock?
Replies: 7
Views: 3048

Anyone try Gibson '57 Classic PU's in their Love Rock?

Actually, I have one Love Rock and one Reborn. I am thinking of trying the Gibson PU's in either guitar. My local Gibson dealer has a decent sale on the PU's right now, so it is tempting. Both of my Tokai's have microphonic pickups, so I want something that will sound good and not squeal. Any hints,...
by ranjam
Tue Aug 12, 2003 4:34 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Yet Another Pickup Query.....
Replies: 8
Views: 2062

Well, being in Canada, I didn't know if anyone would know, say, Avril Levigne. But now my daughter listens to the strangest 'music'. When I took her to festivals I played at, she seemed to like it. And she will listen to some Beatles CDs. But the NKOTB was a band I knew everyone would relate to havi...
by ranjam
Mon Aug 11, 2003 7:57 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Yet Another Pickup Query.....
Replies: 8
Views: 2062

Just be careful, Lee (and others)!

..... I have a LR with PU's that squeal like a little girl at a NKOTB concert :wink:. Guess what? Seth Lover PU's and the Antiquities squeal as well :evil:. A quick call to Seymour confirms that the squeal adds to the character :o. Seymour will do anything for like an extra $10 (switch from two-cond...
by ranjam
Thu Dec 26, 2002 9:36 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 70s LP Reborns and recent Love Rocks
Replies: 20
Views: 6247

From my limited experience, the Reborns I went through, and the one I kept, played just as well as any Love Rock I went through/kept. The Reborn weighed a lot more, however. The Reborn top was plain, but a really pretty cherry-burst. The other weird part was all the Love Rocks I went through had mic...
by ranjam
Tue Dec 24, 2002 3:28 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: OK, So what is in your collection?
Replies: 215
Views: 132333

Well, you know I do have as many guitars as I do to compensate for having a very small penis :wink:. As for the Love Rock/Reborn issue, here's my 2?. 1) The Reborn I kept (as well as all others I have seen to date) has a very plain top, but still a stunning cherry-burst finish. The 'best' Love Rock ...
by ranjam
Tue Dec 24, 2002 2:25 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Good replacement pickups for Korean ALS50Q?
Replies: 1
Views: 1049

Figure out what tone you are after first . Do you play with a lot of processing? I have gone through a half-dozen Reborn/Love Rock guitars, and all but one had microphonic pickups. Every other one had to have the pickups potted or replaced. Now, that takes into account I play 'Classic' R&R with a Ma...
by ranjam
Tue Dec 24, 2002 2:16 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Silver Star 'Micro-Tilt'?
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

I don't like changing parts just because I have 'Monkey-itis', but the Silver Star I got need a lot work, which is why I only paid $300 for it. The pegs were really sloppy, and had to be changed. Everything else I could have left, but maybe a little Monkey-itis crept in :wink:. Changing the bridge m...
by ranjam
Mon Dec 23, 2002 11:59 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: OK, So what is in your collection?
Replies: 215
Views: 132333

Now I feel less guilty, and almost inadequate :wink:. 1) 1978 Les Paul Reborn; plain cherry-burst (dead stock). 2) 1990 Love Rock; drop-dead honey burst w/nickel hardware (not very stock). 3) 1999 Love Rock; nice flame-top (stock). 4) 1999 Love Rock; Gold Top (stock for now) 5) 1980 Silver Star (so ...
by ranjam
Mon Dec 23, 2002 11:35 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Silver Star 'Micro-Tilt'?
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

Well, how do I get a Gotoh one? It took me a while to dig up a Fender one. For now I just have a thin maple shim in there. Works just fine for now, so I may leave it. I've done enough to this guitar for now that being stock is no longer a concern. In a nutshell, here is what I've done to make this S...
by ranjam
Thu Dec 05, 2002 6:35 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Silver Star 'Micro-Tilt'?
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

Silver Star 'Micro-Tilt'?

OK; it's a long shot, but what the hey. Who knows where where I can get the micro-tilt plate for a Silver Star? An old Fender one is way to big, and short of fabricating my own (not as hard as it sounds, but I'm lazy), I am at a loss. Anyone?
by ranjam
Wed Dec 04, 2002 8:59 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Silver Star hardware question
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Too late. I hate having even 2? available on my Visa, so the damage is done. The fellow at All Parts swears it'll drop in real tickety-freakin'-boo like. It had better. They also have the 70's looking Schaller pegs, but with the crazy 'S' logo'. I'll see if I can swap pegs, and resuse the Tokai cove...
by ranjam
Sun Dec 01, 2002 7:22 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Silver Star hardware question
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Silver Star hardware question

I am this close to ordering a new tremolo bridge for my Silver Star, and then a crazy fear hit me. While browsing eBay (please forgive me, Lord) I noticed a few MIJ Strat bridges for auction, and the warning that the six mounting holes won't line up with Yankee-Doodle Strats :o! I never stopped to c...