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Post by JohnA » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:44 am

stratman323 wrote:
mirrorboy wrote:Humbucker lesters and Andre's amazing Guild are on youtube now.
Don't tell me you guys forgot to include John's GT in the LP recordings?
I'm pretty sure we did that one, it might have been filed with the P90 guitars as the other GT's were P90 models

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Post by stratman323 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:51 am

JohnA wrote:I'm pretty sure we did that one, it might have been filed with the P90 guitars as the other GT's were P90 models
I can't see it if it is - there are only 3 GTs I can see, all with P90s. Very interesting clips, I can't work out which one I like best.

So I was waiting for your LS80 after all those new LSs......but nothing. :cry:

What about Andre eh? He can even make a LP through a Marshall sound good.

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Post by JohnA » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:21 pm

Yep, it's all in the fingers and Andre's fingers were pretty hot!!

I'm sure we did my GT first??

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Post by Diodibuh » Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:14 pm

SO next year I'm going to see London? Great ;)

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Post by JohnA » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:23 pm

Just got home to decent internet access!! One thing is very apparent, there are no bad guitars here, they all sound very good indeed, and Andre can't get ALL the credit :wink:

That Fender Pro is an amazing amp too!!

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Post by Ez_rider » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:09 am

Hi folks,

Sorry I've been quiet, just had a mad week...

I'd like to say it was really great meeting all of you guys. Thanks for treating me 'like a king' - I couldn't be happier having the chance to play all those wonderful guitars. Sorry for my rough playing though - I am sure there were musicians there that are much better than me!

Comparing my ST-60 with other goldies and having the opinion of experts was really useful. One thing I was sure after playing them all: tokai pickups, at least in my opinion, are far superior to kinman's (which I had in my guitar for comparison purposes). I already switched back by to my old 'E's and couldn't be more happy.

Also I always wondered how my old Guild would compare to top guitars. I seems it behaved considerably well. I just need to improve its look, as its finish looks quite dreadfull at the moment...

After playing all those guitars, people asked me which ones were better in my opinion... Honestly, I cannot tell for sure, but one thing I am absolutely 100% certain is that all of them are fantastic guitars and there isn't a single one that I would say it is a bad one. Congratulations to us all!

I am looking forward for the next meeting. Until there, let's 'keep on rocking in a Tokai world'!

All the best,

Andre

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Post by Diodibuh » Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:17 am

Ez_rider - new member and allready a legend ;)
I totally agree, there were no bad pieces. Next time we should bring some regular stock Fender and Gibson from first store in neigborhood so we can see actual difference ;)

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Post by mirrorboy » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:14 pm

Strat 12 took about 3 hours of frustration to upload HALLECHUFFINLUJA!!

All the videos are up now details and titles to follow. I had a problem with the camcorder disc around the time I recorded John's GT and I thought I was doing a retake but the conveyor belt of guitars was in full swing by that time :roll:

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Post by DaveWW » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:35 pm

Well done Tom :D Now all we gotta do is name them all :lol:
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Post by marcusnieman » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:35 pm

Looks like you lads had a grand time. Love all the lumber at that little gathering.

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Post by Marco78 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:53 am

I have hearing some videos of old and new tokai and naturally the videos aren't very accurate, but I think that old tokai have a woody and dry sound (like 59 burst) that new tokai haven't. Is it true?

My LS150 is too "middy" and not "twangy" like some old tokai that I have hearing on youtube.

For istance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR4MpLeJIkA

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Post by marcusnieman » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:44 am

Marco78 wrote:I have hearing some videos of old and new tokai and naturally the videos aren't very accurate, but I think that old tokai have a woody and dry sound (like 59 burst) that new tokai haven't. Is it true?

My LS150 is too "middy" and not "twangy" like some old tokai that I have hearing on youtube.

For istance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR4MpLeJIkA
I don't find them lacking snap. I like the tone of my LS150 better than my old Reborn - without question:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Di42mxs ... re=related

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Post by Marco78 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:21 am

marcusnieman wrote:
Marco78 wrote:I have hearing some videos of old and new tokai and naturally the videos aren't very accurate, but I think that old tokai have a woody and dry sound (like 59 burst) that new tokai haven't. Is it true?

My LS150 is too "middy" and not "twangy" like some old tokai that I have hearing on youtube.

For istance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR4MpLeJIkA
I don't find them lacking snap. I like the tone of my LS150 better than my old Reborn - without question:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Di42mxs ... re=related
Marcus the guitar in the video IMHO is middy like mine, no "snap".

What reborn do you have?

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Post by Diodibuh » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:31 pm

do you think it's time for new convention?

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Post by youami » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:40 pm

Yeah, can you hold it in New Zealand this time? :)

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