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PAF vintage MK2 MK3 MK4 pickups?
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warxy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:29 pm    Post subject: PAF vintage MK2 MK3 MK4 pickups? Reply with quote

Hi,
I saw on the Tokai catalogue that there're few different types of PAF pickup for the lower range of the Love Rocks, the MK2, MK3 & MK4 PAF vintage pickups.
I would like to know what are the difference between the each of these pickups.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MK2.....The Japanese standard PU.
MK3.....The korean Tokai PU???
MK4.....The Chinese Tokai PU.

Just my guess here. Sorry if wrong.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, the Mark 3s came on some of the cheaper MIJ guitars, but I'm not clear which models or what the difference was.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

any idea how different do they each sound?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I had Mark 3s (I think) in my LS70, but I replaced them with a Duncan Pearly Gates set. I have Mark 2s in my ES130, & I don't intend changing them, but the guitars are so different, I can't make a meaningful comparison.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting, i might as well try to get to the shop again and try them out.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What was MK1 Mike do you know?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope. I'm not exactly the LP expert round here.....
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SUSHI GUY wrote:
What was MK1 Mike do you know?


I know they used to be on the high end models around the late 90's/early 00's but those models have different ones now - Duncans I think. I had a set but sold it to a fellow forum member. Should have kept them really...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess MKII and MKII main difference would be braided against poly wire, and maybe magnets?,I had '05 LS-60 and LS-80 venenr flamed top and had different kind of pickups,LS-60 ones were harder sounding ones and poly wire made of. I guess have some pics somewhere....
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had MK1's in my LS-180 they look just like the MK2 pickups except with vintage wire instead of braid.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

leadguitar_323 wrote:
I had MK1's in my LS-180 they look just like the MK2 pickups except with vintage wire instead of braid.

Mick


Do you know from when to when Tokai made and used MK1?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I understand this mess, there are two kind of mkII pickups, Keiyo mkII and Gotoh mkII.

Besides, Gotoh "the pick up maker" seems to be not the same Gotoh that makes guitar parts and we all know, it's another different company.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just more confusions
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have tried a few new Tokai's
PAF-Vintage MK2 sound's very good, I liked it on all that I tried, LS90Q
LS125F, LS135

PAF-Vintage MK3 sounded very dull and lifeless when I played the
LS80 and LS75, nice gitars, but I would upgrade the pickups
if I bought one.
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