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Is this jazz legit?

 
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jandekker
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:48 pm    Post subject: Is this jazz legit? Reply with quote

Hey all,

I was wondering if the jazz bass you see below is legit or not. Logo has worn off and had been replaced by the previous owner. Bridge was replaced by a gotoh. Please comment:)







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mrsuspend
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello there,
You'd have to take the bass apart for us to tell you if it's for real or not. The manufacturing codes are on the end of the neck and in the pickup cavity.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm not the owner yet, but im thinking about it:P Is it necessary to have both the nack and the pickup or is one of them enough?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both are necessary as it could be a tokai body only, or a tokai neck only.
Some pics of the electronics would be good too.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just asked the seller for the pictures. To be continued...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sellers was, in his own words, "to lazy to take the bass apart"... These are the pictures he did make:















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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone...?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, it's just too little to go on...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jandekker wrote:
Anyone...?


Apart from the obviously fake logo, the tuners are 'modern' Gotoh replicas, with the higher gear ratio - I've never seen those on a Jap Tokai before .

The electronics look pretty authentic to me, though.

Personally, I would walk away from it and wait for a clearly 100% genuine Tokai, otherwise you might be in for a disappointing experience.

Sorry that I can't be more positive, but you did ask ...
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