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spikeymikey
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At last! That's stunning Mike, love the flame, much better than on mine. I know you have had it for quite a while but it still feels like congrats are in order.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that is just very very nice, Mikey. Great looker! I especially like the mix of plain and flame top just above the tailpiece/bridge.

After hearing your reports on the change of pickups, I hope I can get some nice PAFs soon
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Phantom needs this!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phantom wrote:
The Phantom needs this!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LOL!!

Well, he ain't gonna get it! Even my Wife has forbade me to sell it. I've been offered big bucks for it down the local recently too from a couple of people and being rather skint right now some of the offers have been pretty tempting.

I've finally got it back here in France and for the first time Ive been able to compare it closely to my '64 SG Junior. It actually plays better than the Junior which really surprised me as I always felt it was the other way around? Maybe its just because Ive been playing the Reborn for the past 3 months, I'm not sure? Also the weight bothered me at one time - it's 9.25 lbs but with the "No1 Stretch Strap" recommended to me by Mr.Tom Wittrock that is no longer a problem and I can play a 2 hour+ session with it easily. Thats one thing that has really got me back into playing this guitar.

And it sounds superb and has garnered many a complement recently when aired in public. You know the tone Kossoff has on Free's "Alright Now" - that tone exactly. It cuts through a loud house band really well and, as I mentioned before the bass pickup sans the capactior is a particularly beautiful tone - fat and bloomy with a crisp edge that it never had before which also cuts through well. Swapping out the magnets might have contributed to this also, I'm not sure? I'm only an average player but it manages this through a crappy early '60's Elpico 10 watt PA amp that I've been forced to use lately as my Cornell Plexi is in France. I'm anticipating somethin' good when I plug it into that later today.

Nope, sorry Phanty, it's stayin!!

And I dont think ya do need it anyway - that one of yours is amazing looking and sounds incredible!!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacco wrote:
At last! That's stunning Mike, love the flame, much better than on mine. I know you have had it for quite a while but it still feels like congrats are in order.


Thanx J., coming from you thats a real big compliment!

I'm going to install the tailpiece you sent me today - just found it here yesterday and it looks great. so light too!!

Thanks mate!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Emiel wrote:
Wow, that is just very very nice, Mikey. Great looker! I especially like the mix of plain and flame top just above the tailpiece/bridge.

After hearing your reports on the change of pickups, I hope I can get some nice PAFs soon


Cheers Em., what ones are you going for?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spikeymikey wrote:
Cheers Em., what ones are you going for?


Mike, I'm glad that I didn't came over the UK to have a look at your lovely LS-80. It belongs to you

Are you saying you swapped magnets in your bass pickup??

I'm looking at either Shed PAF Daddy or OX4 PAF pickups. But I first need the cash before ordering of course!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol when is enough enough!!!!!!!!!!!
Great guitar.
The Phantom does not need more guitars.
My number 1 has been my number 1 since the 80's.
It even makes a bad pickup sound good.
9.25 lbs is a little over but I do have 1 or 2 that are that weight
and still sound really good.
The flame is exceptional on your particular # 1
Something I'm starting to notice.
I'm starting to be able to actually hear how many LS 80's sound alike.
The have a particular sound. Different than my 50's or 60's.
I'm sure your LS80 sounds great. One thing I noticed with my LS80 as well was that those particular pickups sounded better than most Tokai's I own.
Long awaited and worth the wait Mikey.
As we say in Canada, "Way to go eh!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Emiel wrote:
spikeymikey wrote:
Cheers Em., what ones are you going for?


Mike, I'm glad that I didn't came over the UK to have a look at your lovely LS-80. It belongs to you

Are you saying you swapped magnets in your bass pickup??

I'm looking at either Shed PAF Daddy or OX4 PAF pickups. But I first need the cash before ordering of course!


Thanx Em - you'd have prolly walked away with it if you had!!

Ive heard good things about both of those makes.

And yes I swapped the magnets in the originals and flipped the bass one to get it back in phase with the Duncan.

Jacco - you asked about the make - heres some shots of that pickup. Is it a Gotoh do you know?

Also a photo taken before the change:







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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not a Goto Mike, don't know what it is. No holes in the bobbins?
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spikeymikey
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, no holes. Its a weird one......

Couple more indoor shots....



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacco wrote:
spikeymikey wrote:
Did the "Reborn Old" series have the number impressed?


Not very likely. They probably stopped doing that with the start of Reborn Old:
The last Reborn I've documented is 0007430 and the first Reborn Old I've documented is 0007503. The 0007503 doesn't have the model impressed in the fingerboard. I don't have enough pics of 0007430 to make out what they did there, 0007400 though does have the model impressed in the fingerboard for sure.


Sorry for dragging this up from earlier, but I thought Jacco would appreciate an update to his records

Jac, your range is out by a long way - the LS80 Emiel bought from me, which he posted pics of just before you posted this, is a Reborn old, 0008688, with 80 stamped at the end of the fingerboard.



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AlanN wrote:
jacco wrote:
spikeymikey wrote:
Did the "Reborn Old" series have the number impressed?


Not very likely. They probably stopped doing that with the start of Reborn Old:
The last Reborn I've documented is 0007430 and the first Reborn Old I've documented is 0007503. The 0007503 doesn't have the model impressed in the fingerboard. I don't have enough pics of 0007430 to make out what they did there, 0007400 though does have the model impressed in the fingerboard for sure.


Sorry for dragging this up from earlier, but I thought Jacco would appreciate an update to his records

Jac, your range is out by a long way - the LS80 Emiel bought from me, which he posted pics of just before you posted this, is a Reborn old, 0008688, with 80 stamped at the end of the fingerboard.





Thanks Alan. Yes I know, I found out the 0007503 did have the model number impressed on the fretboard after all. The lastest one I have found is a LS120, SN 0008919.
I have it all covered here:

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=18721&start=30
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