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by JVsearch
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP David Bowie
Replies: 35
Views: 24218

Finally purchased Black Star. It won't sway me away from my worship of tracks like TVC15, Be My Wife and The Secret Life of Arabia but still a good album. Amazing that the guy could still turn out some good music at nearly 70 - he really was a genuinely creative musician. Where are We Now off the se...
by JVsearch
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Tokai Custom Order 1-piece Honduran Mahogany ***SOLD***
Replies: 22
Views: 7760

marcusnieman wrote:Wow :o :o :o
Yep, I second that!
by JVsearch
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered a Korg synth
Replies: 3
Views: 2745

How did you go with the little analogue synth?

Had a look at the vids online - looks and sounds pretty decent.
by JVsearch
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: NGD Tokai HLS24
Replies: 5
Views: 1744

Well, assuming he did not just juxtapose the digits! - I'm just repeating what the current catalog and website claim - the 240 Is the highest numbered Standard Heh, heh - maybe that's what happened! I do remember back in 2009/10 there was talk about the Hibiki HLS models, and people were saying the...
by JVsearch
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: NGD Tokai HLS24
Replies: 5
Views: 1744

Great stuff and HNGD!

These HLS guitars are on my list if I get a chance to buy a newish guitar.

I think there were higher models though, check out this thread:
http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=18852&start=0
by JVsearch
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP David Bowie
Replies: 35
Views: 24218

@cashcow - ha, that photo has brightened me up a bit!

You're the man on the interesting photos :)
by JVsearch
Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Lemmy
Replies: 5
Views: 3660

RIP Lemmy!

"Eat the rich"

Encountered him once on a TV show I was working on - 9 o'clock in the morning already into a 6 pack, and saying something like, well, get on with it then!

He was on time though, unlike many others.
by JVsearch
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP David Bowie
Replies: 35
Views: 24218

RIP David Bowie

A very dark day. :cry:

The world is a lesser place.
by JVsearch
Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: 1982 Tokai LS-100S ON Re-wire
Replies: 3
Views: 2016

1982 Tokai LS-100S ON Re-wire

Ok after playing it for a while, I think I'm going to do it and lose the PCB. Definitely got a slightly dodgy ground on the neck pickup, which is no surprise as the pots have been changed out at some point and it wasn't done very well (looks like an underpowered soldering iron was used). I want to p...
by JVsearch
Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS Fender Blues Deluxe
Replies: 12
Views: 3032

marcusnieman wrote:Curious.... why do you have one toe cut out for your slippers? :wink:
I hope it's not the dreaded... ingrown toenail! :(
by JVsearch
Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: A trivial matter.
Replies: 17
Views: 5718

felixcatus wrote:Image
This is great - what a clever idea!
Pieces of solder?
by JVsearch
Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: What do you guys think?
Replies: 9
Views: 3005

brokentoes wrote:I'd say it's original if i had to guess. Even so far as the shim.
+1 hell yes.

Gotta love that shim! :D

I suppose there is the remote possibility that the guitar was re-finished early in its life, but I doubt it.
by JVsearch
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Fender Japan / Tokai SRV Stratocaster
Replies: 3
Views: 1748

It's an incredible guitar which trumps all 10+ of my Tokai and MIJ, USA Fender Vintage reissue strats, so I had to know more. I may not be 100% correct on all the details, but in my own mind I'm convinced you have a Tokai made Fender Japan SRV Reissue. Looks great, and my favourite look for a Strat...
by JVsearch
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD 81' LS 200
Replies: 7
Views: 3619

luis wrote:The Gibson is a recent R9 (Peter Mac is the owner).
I dunno about that - I don't think you will see a headstock or logo that looks like the one in that picture on any reissue.
by JVsearch
Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Fender Japan / Tokai SRV Stratocaster
Replies: 3
Views: 1748

Looks like a Tokai build - Tokai were the main manufacturer for Fender Japan from 1997 to 2007 or 2008 or something. This must have been from the hazy time before Tokai officially got the Fender contract in 1996/97 and before Fujigen ended Fender Japan production. There were probably a few companies...