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Tokai Bass

Post by mal245 » Mon May 18, 2015 4:07 am

Hi, Ive come across this Tokai Bass and was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the model and age, It seems to be a Jazz copy...the serial number on the neck plate is L26761 plus there is a very faint decal on the top of the headstock with the word Acme though this may have been fitted by a previous owner.
Thanks for any help given


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Re: Tokai Bass

Post by felixcatus » Mon May 18, 2015 6:06 am

mal245 wrote:
PS. I cant find how to post pics of the Bass
:-? . .
How to post photos! :wink:

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Post by mal245 » Mon May 18, 2015 6:19 am

Thanks for the help with the pics felixcatus

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Post by felixcatus » Mon May 18, 2015 6:26 am

My pleasure, and welcome to the forum.

Unfortunately, I don't know anything about Tokai basses, to be of any assistance.

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Post by mal245 » Mon May 18, 2015 6:33 am

That's fine thanks, you have been a great help

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Post by Koubayashi » Tue May 19, 2015 9:50 am

That is an 83ish Jazz Sound.
The tuners tells that it is a lower model.

Had a bunch of those matching headstock Jazzes.
Usually JB48.

Here is one I had


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Post by mal245 » Wed May 20, 2015 12:55 am

Thanks for the very helpful information Koubayashi, I'm tidying the Bass up and fitting a pickguard etc. Did you find your Jazz sounds decent guitars?.

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Post by Koubayashi » Wed May 20, 2015 5:07 am

mal245 wrote:Thanks for the very helpful information Koubayashi, I'm tidying the Bass up and fitting a pickguard etc. Did you find your Jazz sounds decent guitars?.
Usually great BASSES :wink:
I like them.

I'm playing a Tokai PB80 at the moment.

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Post by marsel vega » Sat May 30, 2015 9:05 pm

Hi mal245 , judging by the number of series is a true copy of a Tokai fender 1964 , check out the catalog of Tokai 1984 , maby there you will see your bass guitar . :lol:
hi all I have interest in learning more about my bass guitar which apparently is a tokai jb85 fretless, I hope someone will share information.

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Post by marsel vega » Sat May 30, 2015 9:20 pm

hi all I have interest in learning more about my bass guitar which apparently is a tokai jb85 fretless, I hope someone will share information.

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Post by bluejeannot » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:53 pm

I have an 84 JB in black.Its as good as anything Fender ever put out and really nails that vintage Jazz Bass sound.Enjoy!Gabe.
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