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by ampmaker
Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Breezysound... can you help?
Replies: 17
Views: 7432

Agreed: that TOKAI logo and the is definitely wrong. And the BREEZYSOUND model decal looks wrong, too.
by ampmaker
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS/ Tokai Breezysound TE-50
Replies: 1
Views: 1094

Logo is a later one, so it's 1984-on.
by ampmaker
Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: ST85? Really?
Replies: 65
Views: 24048

Jacco - yes, all models. If I didn't have a day job, I could separate out by Gibson/Fender style! :)
by ampmaker
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: ST85? Really?
Replies: 65
Views: 24048

ampmaker : please consider that Tokai may have started new numbering each year (ONLY a theory) for the first 3 years, I am quite sure that if they were sequential but spread out between ST and LS/LC models then by 1980, a new sequence would have begun once they hit the 10,000 mark. I stopped lookin...
by ampmaker
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: ST85? Really?
Replies: 65
Views: 24048

I thought in the early years, the last 5 digits of the numbering scheme were continuous? Don't know if it helps, but from my long-time-ago notes (covering about 150 Tokais), I see a '78 LS50 owned by guitargai (Ebay?) with 8001946 and the next I see is an LS50 with 9002203 ('79). FWIW, the earliest ...
by ampmaker
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: My old Tokais
Replies: 9
Views: 3158

Hey Gabe - if you're right, then 'Vintage Red' must be Tokai's name for Dakota Red. Somewhere, I've got a photo of the Springy's cavity code, but it's not on this PC. When I next open it up, I'll post an update here.
by ampmaker
Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Rockinbetter trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 2289

I presume so - off the new guitar market, hard to sell used on Ebay, and possibly impoundable and to-be-crushed if someone tries to import one and it's detected. Not too surprising.
by ampmaker
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: My old Tokais
Replies: 9
Views: 3158

Hi Peter, well, of course, I call it Dakota Red because that's exactly what it looks like (I've seen several '60s Dakota Red Fenders over the years). I presume Tokai called it something else, although I don't know what that is. It's definitely not the Flamingo Red nor metallic. Is Tokai Candy Red a ...
by ampmaker
Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: My old Tokais
Replies: 9
Views: 3158

MR is not a custom colour - it is one of the 5 standard colours. It should however have been 5,000yen more for the headstock. would love to see the codes for both neck and body. It's the Springy on the right that's in a custom colour: Dakota Red (that's the Fender name, I don't know what Tokai call...
by ampmaker
Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: The definitive matching headstock photo album
Replies: 37
Views: 12620

FWIW, my '83 Springy has a matching headstock - see other thread. (It's also a custom colour - Dakota Red.)
by ampmaker
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: My old Tokais
Replies: 9
Views: 3158

Yes, the CAR Goldstar has gold hardware. Still need to get a few screws for the pickups/switch/etc so it all matches. For sale? Never! ;) Just by way of background, the Springy has a '50' sticker on the back, and has had it from new. But according to the info here, the custom colour and painted head...
by ampmaker
Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: My old Tokais
Replies: 9
Views: 3158

My old Tokais

Just got my Springy Sound back from being tweaked by a local luthier, and so I thought I'd take a quick group shot of the three BLOCK logo Tokais. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-59SN4plT790/UhNMF51NqBI/AAAAAAAAAB0/abZ9yqSD9lc/s800/blockais2.jpg By pure luck, there are three different shades of r...
by ampmaker
Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: guitar cables
Replies: 3
Views: 4947

That low? 28kOhms would really load your pickups. Are you sure it's not the cable's capacitance that your meter is reading and displaying as a sort-of-resistance? For sure, old cables - especially long ones - had significant capacitance per metre and this acts as a treble cut. Some people like this....
by ampmaker
Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: Tokai Basses
Topic: Jazz Sound.. Model? Date?
Replies: 4
Views: 4296

I don't recognise that printed code on the end of the neck as a Tokai thing but I've not had my Tokai JB apart to know if it has the same type of markings as the Springy and Breezy. (Not much help.)
by ampmaker
Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: New 1982 Breezysound
Replies: 9
Views: 3153

In 1982, Tokai manufactured in Japan only. Nice score.