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Tokai Starsound -is it real?

 
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Plucker


Joined: 10 May 2010
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Location: Poland

PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject: Tokai Starsound -is it real? Reply with quote

It's my first post , so

Hello everyone!

I have a chance to buy Tokai Starsound, but I'm wondering is it just noname bass with Tokai logo. Tuners have been changed...

Can u help me?






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Fender32
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to say it, but I really don't think that that is a geniune Tokai bass .

The "Goldstar Sound" logo was designed to go on Tokai's (Fender) Stratocaster guitar copies, whereas the Precision Bass copies were (always?) called "Hard Puncher" basses. "Goldstar Sound" basses are certainly new to me!?

The tuners are obviously not the appropriate ones for a Fender bass, the extra pickup looks very suspicious (I've seen Tokais with P/J pickups and no pickguard, but never with a pickguard) and what's more, the fretboard is too thick to be a proper Tokai one (they used curved roswood on their basses).

On the whole, I'd say that unless you play it and really like it and unless it's extremely cheap (i.e. less than ?100), I'd give it a miss .
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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the response! I didn't buy it , maybe next time i'll find some forgotten tokai
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure that's a non-Tokai bass with a Goldstar decal fixed (badly) to the headstock. As Fender32 said, Goldstars were (& are) Strats.

Well done for checking before your bought it - it's very frustrating when people show us the fake they have just bought....

Mike
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