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by JVsearch
Sat May 09, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Bacchus traded to a one-of-a-kind guitar
Replies: 15
Views: 5503

Wow! Both really nice, especially the 3 tone (my fave look for a Strat).

GLWTS. :)
by JVsearch
Sat May 09, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: PLS HELP! First Tokai - need help identifying!
Replies: 14
Views: 3867

You got a fantastically good deal there, with trade-ins or at the full listed price.

They should have had at least double or triple on that LP - 500 quid surely.

Cripes, I just scored a Goatkeeper Tremolo that cost 200 pounds.

Always wanted to try a SEB.
by JVsearch
Fri May 01, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Love Rock 1980 LS 60 or 2014 LS 160?
Replies: 20
Views: 9093

Woah, is that really what a ls173 would look like? I've read that a 173, last years 160 are on build quality par with a Gibby LP standard. I guess this is not true? Thanks. In all the vital areas such as good intonation, neck stability, fret work and sweet tuning the Tokai would probably surpass Gi...
by JVsearch
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Has my heart ruled my head ?
Replies: 20
Views: 5968

...but I remember hearing from someone who wanted to manufacture clothing over there, and he said they put the CE safety mark on the label without the items being appropriately tested and certified. When confronted about it their response was basically "So what? It's only a logo. Be sure to wash yo...
by JVsearch
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Has my heart ruled my head ?
Replies: 20
Views: 5968

Not sure what "has my heart ruled my head" means? Yeah, I think it's more a case of wallet affecting desire. It does provide a useful example as to why guitar companies make signature models, and charge over the odds for them. Ask Tokai UK to order you a ES145 in White. Good point, and there's a fe...
by JVsearch
Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:58 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Has my heart ruled my head ?
Replies: 20
Views: 5968

...I would personally try to cancel the credit card transaction before shipment. Pretty much says it all. Then again, if you don't care about the money it would be good to find out from a reliable source what these things are like. Sorry mate, but if your heart made you buy that you may need a tran...
by JVsearch
Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: '79 Silver star with mixed signals ..pending!
Replies: 7
Views: 2722

Looks like the headstock is two piece - would that occur on the 80?
by JVsearch
Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Some newbie Tokai advice appreciated please.
Replies: 15
Views: 4090

It's definitely a Tokai body from some period. The headstock is the smaller 50's/60's size and seems to be colour matched to the body pretty well - maybe just a logo change? Sorry to say, but to be sure about the neck you will have to take it off again and see if there's a similar code to the "9=3" ...
by JVsearch
Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: NGD - 1980 ST80
Replies: 22
Views: 9724

Oh yeah!!!! :D

Man that looks so much like a real vintage Strat!
Oh, hang on, it IS a vintage Strat... :lol:
by JVsearch
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: At last - a 59 neck ES100 - minor issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1874

The tail piece position will cause the string to reach the adjusted bridge / saddles on an angle - will this effect sound or sustain in any way? I don't see why it would. Nobody seems to worry about it at the headstock end. Ha ha ha :lol: :lol: OP - it would only be a very slight angle and probably...
by JVsearch
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: At last - a 59 neck ES100 - minor issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1874

Good advice already. Moving the bridge posts is a pretty serious modification, and if not done by someone who knows what they're doing it could be a disaster. It should really only be done on a guitar that can't be properly intonated and/or the compensation is wrong due to the location of the bridge...
by JVsearch
Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Tokai LS80 (reborn) or ObG Fujigen LP 59R
Replies: 12
Views: 3924

jacco wrote:Hi Joop, I am selling my 1981 LS-200, 1980 LS-120, 1980 EGF-1800 and 1980 EG-800S but keeping my 1979 LS-80. If you are interested in one of the above, let me know.
What!!! :o

Are you sure?
by JVsearch
Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai 355?
Replies: 4
Views: 1695

As far as 355's go it is missing just about every unique feature that a 355 would have.
by JVsearch
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: 1981 LS50 LoveRock
Replies: 22
Views: 6764

jacco wrote:That's bad indeed, hope you didn't pay too much for it..
Yeah that's horrible - thanks Ritchie Blackmore wannabe. :(

Still, 26k yen that's very cheap!

OP - cool that you are thinking of fixing it up nice.
by JVsearch
Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WANTED!! Fuel Tank, Voodoo Pedal Power or other power supply
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

hey spikeymikey, i would suggest just geting one of these: http://www.musicstore.de/en_EN/GBP/Fame-DCT-200-Multi-Power-Supply-/art-GIT0019066-000 its a bit bigger, but i guess future proof, all isolated and stupid cheap compared to the other options. I have one and it's great! Blimey, that is cheap!