Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com Forum Index
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Post your Tokai bass pics, please!
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com Forum Index -> Tokai Basses
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
wulfman
Guitar God


Joined: 07 Feb 2010
Posts: 867
Location: Ottawa

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tokai Hard Puncher 45:

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
wishbonz
Guitar God


Joined: 02 Aug 2007
Posts: 224
Location: SW England UK

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Recently bought, 1981 Tokai VSB80, all stock, fantastic build quality, outplays and out performs my old '74 Precision hands down (IMO). I put the 74 on ebay with the idea of selling it and replacing with the Tokai - but no takers! May have to reconsider if I can't unload the Fender, would prefer to keep the Tokai!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
zbigniew
Plucker


Joined: 14 Jan 2010
Posts: 14
Location: Iceland

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking bass!

I have a red VSB60 (it's in this thread somewhere) and I like it a lot.
It does have a biiig neck but I've grown to like it

z
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
doudoubass
Power chords are my friend


Joined: 20 Feb 2009
Posts: 33
Location: Angers, France

PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My new toy:
1982 Tokai JB-85 FL BL: you don't see a lot of this!









Lightweight, with a tight sound.
This is my 1st fretless, but the neck is really a dream to play: thin profile, smooth lacquer feeling and a beautiful rosewood (or Jacaranda? ) fretboard.
The see through blond finish is really well made and has faded into a cream color.
The wood seems to be the same as my 1982 PB-80. Perhaps alder?
_________________
j'adore mes Tokai!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Fender32
Guitar God


Joined: 14 Jul 2009
Posts: 69
Location: Germany

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! That's a beauty DDB - really !

I didn't even know that they made a JB85 FL in that colour. I've only ever seen the sunburst (Jaco ) ones.

Anyway, take good care of it and congratulations.
_________________
Certified Tokai Jazz Sound whore.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
doudoubass
Power chords are my friend


Joined: 20 Feb 2009
Posts: 33
Location: Angers, France

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Andy.
i imported this bass a month ago from Japan. It was a nice deal!

The JB-85 FL was available in 3 colors: Yellow sunburst, metallic red and blond like this one.
it was listed in that german catalog from the early 80's:
http://www.tokairegistry.com/images/catalogs/oldies_p6.jpg.

I think that i'll add a tortoise pickguard with double sided tape (i don't want to make any holes on that rare bass!).

so, do you want to sold your black Jazz Sound? Perhaps, to buy a lightweight Hard Puncher?
_________________
j'adore mes Tokai!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
imosdad
Guitar God


Joined: 18 Jun 2008
Posts: 111
Location: Berkshire

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blues brothers...

My original Tokai Jazz bought new nearly 30 years ago and his recently aquired brother from ebay!







Hoping the photo links work. Bass on the left is L13359, on the right is L13456. Interesting that the Tokai logo is different. Does anyone know when this changed?

Dave[/img]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
doudoubass
Power chords are my friend


Joined: 20 Feb 2009
Posts: 33
Location: Angers, France

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TOKAI spaghetti logo changed approximately in 1983 for this block design.
So you have the same bass model from two different years: a 1983 and a 1984-85 jazz sound!
The block logo was used only one year, and they are quite rare compared to the 1984 logo.
_________________
j'adore mes Tokai!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
imosdad
Guitar God


Joined: 18 Jun 2008
Posts: 111
Location: Berkshire

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Really good info.

Dave
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
pensfan84
Plucker


Joined: 17 Nov 2011
Posts: 1
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my 82 Jazz basses

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mijbassman/sets/72157628929155177/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
elhambre
Plucker


Joined: 28 Mar 2012
Posts: 2
Location: Spain

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



I'm looking for a Lefty Hardpuncher but they aren't easy to spot.

Meanwhile I'm having a lot of great moments with my Thunderbirds. These are made in China in 2008-2009 and rock a lot!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DaSantos
Plucker


Joined: 14 Jul 2012
Posts: 1
Location: London

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:37 am    Post subject: Tokai Twin Logo P-J Weirdo Reply with quote

Hi guys, this is my first post... So hello from London!

Saw this in the window of a junk shop for NO money. Sounded terrible when I got it home, so I rewired it completely (with volume controls for both pups) and installed new pickups. It now plays and sound awesome.

An interesting thing about it... if you look closely at the logo, under the 'legal' Tokai logo is the outline of the old 'illegal' Tokai logo in the lacquer. As far as I can tell by researching old product catalogues, this was bass was released around '79-'82, so I'm wondering if the logos were switched in the factory at the time of the lawsuit dramas? Anyway, enjoy the pics!







Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nickonbass
Plucker


Joined: 13 Apr 2010
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello All,
think this is my first post, though I've been a lurker here for sometime

Here's my '84 Hard Puncher, not sure what model it is, maybe a PB40(?)
Had it for about twenty years. In that time had many basses come & go, but this has always remained in my collection. It's generally my go-to bass & probably my main one, when I need a bass with roundwounds (I have a MIJ '62 RI strung with flats for other tones)

I changed the stock pickup a long time ago for a Seymour Duncan SPB-1 'Vintage', added the tortoishell pickguard, recently fitted a John East P-Retro preamp (which is fantastic) & it's strung with DR nickel Lo-Riders.
Everything else is stock, though I've been thinking about replacing the tuners for last ten years.
The neck is fast, not far off a jazz bass width & with a deep U profile - similar to a 70's P-Bass, lovely to play. I've even had couple of folks with Lakland & Sadowsky basses compliment this old beauty on it's tone & feel.

Cheers
Nick



[img][/img][img][/img]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JaredBT
Plucker


Joined: 05 Aug 2012
Posts: 8

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: How to post a pic Reply with quote

How?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
antoniouk
Plucker


Joined: 10 Oct 2012
Posts: 2
Location: Manchester UK

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:57 am    Post subject: My Jass Sound 1982 Reply with quote

Hi all guys I am new here, in the picture my small collections of jazzes, on the right my 'new' Tokai Jass Sound 1982 foam green, I bought it a couple of weeks ago and I am super happy with it! Better of many expensive jazzes I had in the past!



Antonio
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com Forum Index -> Tokai Basses All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
Page 5 of 8

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group