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by Dave_Mc
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai GA130
Replies: 11
Views: 2559

Nice :D
by Dave_Mc
Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: AST 100
Replies: 28
Views: 7172

I generally use 9s or 10s... I don't see the point in making more work for myself than is necessary :lol:
by Dave_Mc
Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: AST 100
Replies: 28
Views: 7172

Thanks guys, I get that skill is most of where tone and sound come from. But it's not so easy to be as good as guys like SRV, so you want to get as close as you can in the ways that you can. :wink: Oh yeah absolutely. And I agree entirely that having ballpark gear will get you a lot closer, especia...
by Dave_Mc
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: AST 100
Replies: 28
Views: 7172

^ Yeah :lol:
by Dave_Mc
Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: AST 100
Replies: 28
Views: 7172

^ Personally I don't think the strings make that much difference, as long as you can play like SRV (and have a strat, fender-type tube amp and tubescreamer-style overdrive pedal). :lol: EDIT: That's interesting about the pick. I use heavier picks than that (1.5mm), so maybe that's partly compensatin...
by Dave_Mc
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: AST 100
Replies: 28
Views: 7172

Yeah... it just depends. I think for a good while there the MIJ Fender-type instruments weren't as popular mainly because Fenders were generally better value than Gibsons- you used to be able to get a USA standard strat for ?600, whereas the equivalent Gibson model (Les Paul Standard) was double tha...
by Dave_Mc
Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: AST 100
Replies: 28
Views: 7172

I dunno about the AST100 but the ones i've tried have been closer to the MIJ Fenders. Generally they have vintage specs, so in terms of feel/vibe they're closest to either the Mexican Classic Series or the USA Vintage Reissues. I recently got a USA '72 Tele thinline (since stores here had crazy deal...
by Dave_Mc
Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: tokai goldstar sound
Replies: 2
Views: 1473

Nice :D
by Dave_Mc
Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 2012 AST70 ???
Replies: 7
Views: 1979

^ Yeah I have a poly more modern (few years old, I bought it new) breezy with a trans blonde finish and it's a 2-piece centre-jointed body. So having a 2-piece body doesn't necessarily mean it's a 100.

EDIT: nice score, by the way. 22 frets too, that's nice :)
by Dave_Mc
Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Johnny Winter dead at 70
Replies: 20
Views: 9205

:(
by Dave_Mc
Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Love Those Yellow Wellies
Replies: 2
Views: 1379

WTF? :lol:
by Dave_Mc
Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: FX
Topic: "Velvet Minotaur".
Replies: 1
Views: 3948

Have you ever tried a klon? Might be worth trying an EHX Soul Food first before spending big money. I haven't tried it yet, but it has a good rep (and is cheap). I tried a real klon several years back and I thought it was a nice pedal, but not worth the going rate back then (?300). You know what's h...
by Dave_Mc
Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Direct swap for a 1986 Goldstar Sound AST40 tremolo?
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

I don't know about Fender, but Gotoh, Schaller etc. normally have routing templates for their tremolos on their website, so if you don't mind doing a ton of measuring with any luck you might be able to find one which is a direct swap...
by Dave_Mc
Sat May 24, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Navigator
Replies: 1
Views: 1957

sweet :D
by Dave_Mc
Thu May 15, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Breezy Sound
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

Far as I'm aware, they still make them. They're still on the Tokai website.

I think the headstock depends on where you buy them from.