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by ranjam
Sun Oct 13, 2002 1:34 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Debate! What Is The Best Combo Amp For The Love Rock?
Replies: 26
Views: 7437

Yessiree, my JCM800 combo and either my old Love Rock or my Reborn absolutely have won over many a convert :D. Of course, my combo is just slightly goosed, so your milage will vary. A stock Twin Reverb worked well, but needed a little boost. It depends on the LR. I have a few, and a friend has a few...
by ranjam
Tue Oct 01, 2002 4:55 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Love Rock circuit boards; who has taken them out?
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

I'm thinking of taking everything out, so if I want to put it back to original later, I can. I really don't think (just ask my college professors) about hurting the 'vintage' value. If it plays or sounds muy bueno after, then that's the way it is. I figure the 500K/300K thang is up to taste, as is t...
by ranjam
Mon Sep 30, 2002 5:13 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Easy Mod To Bring Underated Pot Values Up(Read and Learn ;o)
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Be careful. I've done it before where I wasn't and you could feel the little bumps and dips when you go from '0' to '10'. If you have hot humbuckers, going from a 1Meg to 1.5Meg or whatever works pretty cool. Just be careful.
by ranjam
Mon Sep 30, 2002 5:09 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Love Rock circuit boards; who has taken them out?
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Love Rock circuit boards; who has taken them out?

Here is something I'd like to know; who has taken the circuit boards out of their LR's and put in 500K pots? Those 250K pots and l'il green caps look soooo cheesy, that it is tempting. And, since you can get the Gibson pots in 500K or 300K, long or short shaft, and audio or linear taper, does it not...
by ranjam
Sat Sep 28, 2002 6:39 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Love Rock's Classic 57 Bridge PUP Driving Me Nutzo!
Replies: 18
Views: 4642

You're on the right track. I have a few Tokais, including an older LR that had very microphonic pickups (actually, at least two of my LR's had this problem). Funny thing, those pickups sounded amazing until I plugged into my Marshall. Any Fender was fine, though :-? Since I have a few LR's, I tried ...
by ranjam
Sun Sep 08, 2002 8:33 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Everest Guitars Slapped with Lawsuit?
Replies: 5
Views: 2969

I wouldn't beleive it. The Everest guitars look pretty nice, but they are built all 'wrong', except for the Gotoh pegs. The headstock is wrong, the wood is wrong, yattah, yattah, yattah. Tokai is still around, looking a lot closer, and built more 'correctly'. If anything, look at the Dillon guitars....
by ranjam
Sat Sep 07, 2002 6:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Tokai Firebird
Replies: 3
Views: 2694

Also being in Canada, I appreciate knowing where they are :wink:. I know of a few in Vancouver and near Toronto. I am sure there are more out there, but you'll have to do some leg work. The ones I have seen are pretty nice, and the price is very reasonable. However, the regular Gotoh Kluson tuners, ...
by ranjam
Sat Sep 07, 2002 6:50 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Firebirds
Replies: 19
Views: 6496

If it is this guitar; http://www.tone-lizard.com/tokai_firebird.jpg I think it is a decent guitar. I can't get an exact price out of the fellow, and that is because we are discussing a package deal, with a bottom-line price on two or three guitars. I can tell you his average price is under $800US fo...
by ranjam
Sat Sep 07, 2002 9:23 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Firebirds
Replies: 19
Views: 6496

I have been debating on whether or not to buy the Tokai Firebird up here in Canada. I know of a couple, and the one I can see pictures of looks like a Firebird V, with Kluson tuners. It's either that or a TV Yellow LP Junior. The Junior is actually more expensive, but at least it looks 'right'. Ever...
by ranjam
Wed Sep 04, 2002 5:47 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Is it me, or are my Love Rock PU's microphonic?
Replies: 4
Views: 1979

No, I've tried two of my Love Rock guitars into an older Twin Reverb; no squeal. Plugged into any Fender combo or head; no squeal. Any super high-gain amp (Soldano, Boogie, etc.) Squeal City. Roll off some treble from the guitar or pull the volume control down to 8 or 9; no squeal. It only happens ...
by ranjam
Tue Sep 03, 2002 7:36 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Is it me, or are my Love Rock PU's microphonic?
Replies: 4
Views: 1979

Is it me, or are my Love Rock PU's microphonic?

I have now gone through three Love Rocks, whose ages range from late 1980's to late 1990's, and they all have microphonic pickups. Or do they :-?? This is only apparently in very high gain amplifiers, yet my other guitars get spared. Is this normal? Am I going to have to pot the pickups? I plan on ...