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Geo
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the ones I bought....'MK3s? Hmm.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27635147@N04/4068983165/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27635147@N04/4068982065/

Still can't tell what they might be exactly, but they sure look like the ones in Mike's guitar.

Would like to know for sure, but probably never will now.

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Geo
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diamond wrote:
You bought MK3s.

My buddy has them in his LS85 Gold Top, he also owns a LP Standard and a Studio, he says the LS85 with the MK3s kills.

So expect the MK3s to sound similar to the stock pups in GLP Standard, the 498 and the 490.


In that case, these will be fine by me. Strangely, the new pickups on my friend's Tokia ar Gibsons.

How can you be sure though, that the ones I bought are MK3s?

I've had a look around at other Tokai LPs, even from 1999, but can only see mention of MK1 & MK2 pups.

Anyone know the difference/s?

Wonder why the pickups were never 'marked' to show what they were?

Do they still do this?

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dombat
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geo wrote:
Here's the ones I bought....'MK3s? Hmm.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27635147@N04/4068983165/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27635147@N04/4068982065/

Still can't tell what they might be exactly, but they sure look like the ones in Mike's guitar.

Would like to know for sure, but probably never will now.

G


Those look more like mk4
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Geo
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dombat wrote:
Geo wrote:
Here's the ones I bought....'MK3s? Hmm.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27635147@N04/4068983165/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27635147@N04/4068982065/

Still can't tell what they might be exactly, but they sure look like the ones in Mike's guitar.

Would like to know for sure, but probably never will now.

G


Those look more like mk4


But aren't the MK4s only on the Chinese Tokais?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have exactly the same ones which were mounted in my MIK ES60, replaced now by a 490R-498T set.
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Geo
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dombat wrote:
I have exactly the same ones which were mounted in my MIK ES60, replaced now by a 490R-498T set.


Japanese pickups in a MIK axe? Do they do that?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who said that these pickups are japanese?
MK4 where korean, chinese now
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Geo
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dombat wrote:
Who said that these pickups are japanese?
MK4 where korean, chinese now


Just says 'made in japan' on the ones in the photo, so hopefully they will be MK2 or MK3.

So the Chinese pups used to be Korean? My god, does Tokai re-write their rule-book every year? They seem to go out of their way to complicate things so much.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't see the "made in japan" on your pictures
Ok, so they should be Gotoh, not Keiyo.
My apologies.
What is their DC Impedance ?
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Geo
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dombat wrote:
I couldn't see the "made in japan" on your pictures
Ok, so they should be Gotoh, not Keiyo.
My apologies.
What is their DC Impedance ?



DC resistance 8.4K neck & 8.4K bridge. (Is that a bit unusual?).

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They were on fleabay the other day. Advert says taken from a 99 MIJ Loverock.

Guess you bought them from there then.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220500334473
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Geo
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Si Pie wrote:
They were on fleabay the other day. Advert says taken from a 99 MIJ Loverock.

Guess you bought them from there then.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220500334473


He says they were taken from his 99 MIJ, but to be honest, Mike (the seller) buys and sells so many guitars and spare parts, he could easily get his facts mixed up about something like the exact specs of a pickup. That's what bother me really! I trust him, but he 'could' get it way wrong!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking about bidding but I couldn't be sure what they were so I left it in the end
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Si Pie wrote:
I was thinking about bidding but I couldn't be sure what they were so I left it in the end


I only took em because they don't seem to show up too often on ebay, but having known the seller personally, that swung it for me.
Having said that, I know he has had more than one Tokai, and that fact alone makes me wonder...'just a little bit!

They will suffice until I actually buy a Tokai LP later on, hopefully this year, but next year seems more realistic.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to be the one to tell you this but,, they won't work in an EPI only in Tokai only joking sorry couldn't resist
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