Pickup suggestions for a Tokai LS 50?

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Jamin'D
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Pickup suggestions for a Tokai LS 50?

Post by Jamin'D » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:45 pm

I picked up a 1981 LS 50 and it has a Seth Lover bridge and a Burstbucker neck in there now. I'm finding the sound a bit lower output than I like. I tend to play classic to hard rock style music into a clean Hughes and Ketner Pure-tone and I'm using pedals for dirt.
I have a more current LS 95 and much prefer those stock humbuckers.
Any suggestions out there?

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Post by ibicus » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:38 am

Perhaps you like one of those pickups :

http://deacci.com/humbuckerselector/

Loads of samples for different models and only good reviews from members who ordered.Not sure but maybe Declan gives you a little discount as a tokaiforum member.

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Post by Loudmouse » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:02 pm

I have a 1980 LS50 and using an old uncovered Dimarzio Dual sound super distortion in bridge position.

Stupid cheap on ebay for the good old ones with the square tabs.

I have 2 early Maxon type Ibanez V2 that I'm wanting to try in there too.
I heard they threatened Tokai with a lawsuit, but they never got to Cort?

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Post by Jamin'D » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:33 pm

ibicus wrote:Perhaps you like one of those pickups :

http://deacci.com/humbuckerselector/

Loads of samples for different models and only good reviews from members who ordered.Not sure but maybe Declan gives you a little discount as a tokaiforum member.
Thanks. That pure power model has got my attention and an A8 magnet. I'll be watching for those sound clips coming soon.

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Post by Jamin'D » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:42 pm

Loudmouse wrote:I have a 1980 LS50 and using an old uncovered Dimarzio Dual sound super distortion in bridge position.

Stupid cheap on ebay for the good old ones with the square tabs.

I have 2 early Maxon type Ibanez V2 that I'm wanting to try in there too.
I have been looking at the Super Distortion and may try to find an older one on eBay or reverb. Do you think there's much difference old vs new?
I had a Super 3 in an old Fender HM and liked it.

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Post by Loudmouse » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:58 am

I don't know if there is much difference between the old and new.

My LS100 came with older 4 wire Super D with rounded mounting tabs and they didn't sound quite right so I switched them out. I haven't tried them in any other guitar yet to see if they're wonky, but I would have thought just about any pickup would sound good in an LS100.

The 5 or so "vintage" 2 or 3 wire, square mount, uncovered SD I've had always sounded great in whatever guitar I had them in.
I heard they threatened Tokai with a lawsuit, but they never got to Cort?

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