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deoreo
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:20 am    Post subject: TPB-64 What year? Pics inside Reply with quote

Have a really nice TPB-64 bass, would like to know the date of mfg. 1984-1985?












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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say 1985 or later based on the modified headstock shape. Fine looking bass you've got there, nice case too
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, it's now up for auction - see the classifieds
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there Deoreo, your bass is from 1983 or early 1984.
The modified headstocks were introduced- in the US only- in '83 but the logo was changed from 7okai to Tokai somewhere in the middle of 1984.
Please note this seems to apply to the US market only!
Nothing secret about this info, it's all available in the catalogues at vintaxe.com.

/Magnus

Here's a small screenshot of the US 1983 catalogue:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for putting me right Magnus
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem
It's really a bit of a mess what with all the headstock and logo changes at different times in different countries. I doubt we'll ever get it completely straightened out...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet! - Thank You Magnus.
I knew this forum would have the answers!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:48 am    Post subject: Re: TPB-64 What year? Pics inside Reply with quote

deoreo wrote:
Have a really nice TPB-64 bass, would like to know the date of mfg. 1984-1985?

Perfect shots.
Compliment.
Are you a photografic?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:58 am    Post subject: Re: TPB-64 What year? Pics inside Reply with quote

togps wrote:
Perfect shots.
Compliment.


Agreed, very professional.



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Thank you, guys!
Yes, I'm a professional photographer. My specialty is forensic/documentary (for the tire industry) not illustration.
So these photos were a welcome change, and you can be sure they were accurately documented!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canton, Ohio, near Kent. I had a great uncle who worked many years as a plant guard at one of the plants. Tire capital of the world. Great photography!
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