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by tokaigeezer
Tue Dec 17, 2002 11:36 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: OK, So what is in your collection?
Replies: 215
Views: 132198

And another thing ... no matter how many guitars you own, you'll still sound like you, whatever you play - in my case that's fairly mediocre :oops: compared to real players like Tuck Andress, who writes about his own experiences ("It's the guitar's fault") in his "Tuck's Corner" section of his and P...
by tokaigeezer
Wed Dec 11, 2002 1:39 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Difference between early Tokai and Greco, Burny, Orville SGs
Replies: 7
Views: 3997

For what this is worth: Here is another explanation of the Greco/Hoshino/Fuji-Gen Gakki connection by Vintage Guitar columnist Michael Wright (as posted on www.ibanezcollectors.com bulletin board 6/25/01): http://vintageibanez.tripod.com/greco.html "To correct myself, Greco was NOT an Ibanez brand n...
by tokaigeezer
Wed Dec 04, 2002 2:42 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: They all LOVED my Tokai at the guitar show!
Replies: 8
Views: 2215

Hey

That sounds like fun, Tokaiguy - I'd be interested and could volunteer help, staff a table, whatever

and I could probably justify it to my wife as a "research trip" for writing a story on the Tokai phenomenon for my Lifestyles section - yeah, sure, that's the angle! :roll:

cheers

Steve
by tokaigeezer
Wed Nov 13, 2002 11:28 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: MAKO TL-2?
Replies: 0
Views: 2417

MAKO TL-2?

Hey, maybe you all can help me. I bought a MAKO TL-2 Les Paul copy some years back in a pawn shop. It was a Gibson LP Custom copy and a pretty decent one at that. I gave it to my son in Pittsburgh and he's been thrilled with it. As I recall it was very heavy, had good wood tone, quality frets and eb...
by tokaigeezer
Wed Nov 13, 2002 11:04 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: OK, So what is in your collection?
Replies: 215
Views: 132198

oops :oops: ... forgot amps: ? 1996 Fender Vibrolux Reverb reissue in white Tolex ? Ampeg B2 bass combo amp w/one 10-inch speaker ? 1971 Fender Vibrochamp ? mid-60s Harmony el cheapo practice amp w/one 6-inch, blown-out speaker and transistors as big as some fireworks, in blue vinyl w/cheezy sparkle...
by tokaigeezer
Mon Nov 11, 2002 3:42 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Website Depressions...
Replies: 5
Views: 1762

Dear Ned I love this Web site and you do a nice job moderating :D I think it's one of the most informative guitar sites out there Take care Steve p.s. You might want to check out this beer website: www.flyingdogales.com my favorite is their "In-Heat Wheat" ? the labels are drawn by that British Gonz...
by tokaigeezer
Sun Nov 10, 2002 6:52 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: OK, So what is in your collection?
Replies: 215
Views: 132198

Here are the guitars that mutter at me if I don't give them enough attention: ? 1958 Guild T-100D blonde semicheap jazzer with new neck (from Guild) ? 1996 GirlBrand Uranium Girl custom built Tele style ? 1978 Gibson Les Paul Pro Deluxe ? 1997 Epiphone Les Paul Signature ? 1999 Martin 000C-1E ? Muta...
by tokaigeezer
Wed Oct 30, 2002 10:24 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Mars Music... Out of Biz!
Replies: 12
Views: 2877

Wowweee, Tokaiguy ? you really are living om the edge ? three Gs on guits and you're still hitched to Mrs. TG! I thought I was pushing the envelope by buying a couple of used Tokais! Although I have promised my wife I'd thin the herd. :wink: Really! Good luck and happy twanging!! p.s. Life is too sh...
by tokaigeezer
Mon Oct 28, 2002 8:32 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tell Us What Mods You,ve Done To Your Tokai(s)If Any?
Replies: 63
Views: 25718

I have two Strat replicas, a TST-56 and a Silver Star and I am giving them a good workout to hear how the pickups sound, and so far I am really impressed. They sound like really good Strat pickups in a 20-year-old Strat, which is pretty much what the Tokais are. My favorite is the Silver Star: one o...
by tokaigeezer
Wed Oct 16, 2002 10:20 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Favorite combo amps for Tokai strat replicas?
Replies: 5
Views: 1547

Hey Ramsale

I've played through an early 60s ReverboRocket and you are correct ? Ampeg tube amps are awesome!

Steve from New Mexico
by tokaigeezer
Tue Oct 15, 2002 9:34 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Favorite combo amps for Tokai strat replicas?
Replies: 5
Views: 1547

Favorite combo amps for Tokai strat replicas?

Well, you humbucking mavens have had your fun .. but what about you single coil freaks out there? I have two Tokais. A Silver Star SS-60 from 86-86 and an AST-56 from the same era. I play them through a 96 Vibrolux Reverb reissue (one of the early reissue ones with blond Tolex - I was very lucky to ...
by tokaigeezer
Fri Oct 04, 2002 10:07 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Love Rock's Classic 57 Bridge PUP Driving Me Nutzo!
Replies: 18
Views: 4638

pickup quest

Yo StratD Howdy I see you mentioned strings, pickups, etc., in your efforts to nail down your ultimate Love Rock tone. Picks, albeit the cheapest ingredient, can make a difference. If you are looking for a fatter tone, here are my favorites: the Jim Dunlop Big Stubby 3.0 mm and the Pickboy Celltex 1...
by tokaigeezer
Sat Sep 14, 2002 5:07 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: another happy tokai guy
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Hey Tokaiguy Yes the VZs are really good - not cheap but I especially like the bass response on the neck pickup - very very klangy and deep - I got mine from Torres Engineering with the Bluescaster wiring setup which gives you a midrange option on the first tone knob- they cost more then the guitar ...
by tokaigeezer
Sat Sep 14, 2002 10:16 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: another happy tokai guy
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

another happy tokai guy

Discovered this wonderful site while researching a Tokai Silver Star I later bought from Elderly Instruments' Web site (www.elderly.com). As far as I can tell it's a TSS-60 with a one-piece maple neck (no laminate) in a vintage white/cream color that almost has a slightly green cast to it. Has a few...