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boola
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:09 pm    Post subject: Hi, new member AST-62 Reply with quote

Hi there,

I was directed to these forums by a helpful guy tristram505 on youtube.

I've been wanting a strat for a long time but couldn't afford a Fender. A long time ago someone at school had a great Tokai LP and the clips on youtube sounded great so I decided to go Tokai.

I was actually looking for a more modern sounding strat but I think I got lucky because this thing I bought on ebay is awesome and it works with my old Marshall really well. I'm not really a Strat expert but to me it sounds like a Strat but darker and twangy at the same time with an almost evil growl to it - very cool.

I think it's an '86, ash AST-62 and looking at pictures and listening to clips of strats from that era, I have to say it's a near perfect copy. I'm floored by how good this guitar is

Here is a pic and also a crappy clip I did on youtube. I gotta start learning Jimmy a bit better......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbPZuZi9rwE



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Ozeshin
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would happily knock the Tokai aside to get to the JMP...
I used to own the second generation of that amp....four input/100watt.
Oh and the AST looks good too
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boola
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hehe they are already inseperable I'm afraid!! TBH, that amp didn't cost much more than the AST. The super basses are the bargains of the marshall world, they are as near as dammit the same circuit of the mid 60's JMPs at a fraction of the cost

Here's a few more pics of the guitar, perhaps someone can confirm it is an '86









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JohnA
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"darker and twangy at the same time with an almost evil growl to it "

Good description!! Sounds great, but I had to switch off when you got to 'stairway'
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Ozeshin
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnA wrote:
"darker and twangy at the same time with an almost evil growl to it "

Good description!! Sounds great, but I had to switch off when you got to 'stairway'

Erm..that's the point that I clicked it off as well
No offense....but most of us here are well over 40 and that's a lot of years listening to everyone's "artistic License" when it comes to that particular Page tune.
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boola
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ha! I knew that was a mistake, it doesn't go on very long but it's good coz you missed my massacre of Hendrix
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I thought it sounded good. Never mind those two miserable old gits! They both love Les Pauls, what would they know about good tone?



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Ozeshin
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True that....I LOVE Les Pauls and I merely TOLERATE strats...
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boola
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have both types of guitar and love both of em and I'm only 30.

Maybe you're just a late developer - you'll get it eventually
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JohnA
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

boola wrote:
I have both types of guitar and love both of em and I'm only 30.

Maybe you're just a late developer - you'll get it eventually


You're probably very right there. I'm 41 and I'm only just starting to get in to strats. A lot of it is the tone which is not as immediatly impressive as a Les Paul, but has a quality about it that takes a bit of maturity to appreciate. Some of it is just my poor old back
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

....and Ozeshin is no longer developing....



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
.and Ozeshin is no longer developing....


Yep just digressing........

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