tokai ls75 gotoh mk2 or mk3 ?

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tokai ls75 gotoh mk2 or mk3 ?

Post by pompadour » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:31 am

can anyone tell me if these are mk2 or mk3.

i have searched but cant decide which version they are.


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stratman323

Post by stratman323 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:44 am

Good question! I've never been sure which Love Rock models had the Mark 3s - just the base level Japanese model I think. What year is yours? Mine is a 2003, so I assumed it was an LS70, though maybe it is an LS75? :-? Anyway, these are the pickups - now replaced with a set of Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates.

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Post by pompadour » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:08 am

its a 2007 ls75 purchased from Richtone. it was advertised as havin MK2s but having read a lot of stuff i am not so sure.

i was thinking of putting some humbucker sized P90s in and was just looking to see what was in there.

t.olsen

Post by t.olsen » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:29 am

pompadour wrote:its a 2007 ls75 purchased from Richtone. it was advertised as havin MK2s but having read a lot of stuff i am not so sure.

i was thinking of putting some humbucker sized P90s in and was just looking to see what was in there.
My Tokai SG is equipped with those pickups :

http://www.acys-lounge.de/tronebuckers-english.html

and I can highly recommend it - just awesome.Check out the clips what they will sound in a Tokai and think about give them a try.Not the cheapest one but H?ussel are unbelievable pickups - as well used as stock pickups in Ruokangas guitars.Damn,I sound like a dealer but I can guarantee I am not but just thrilled how fantastic my old Sg is sounding now :lol:

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Post by pompadour » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:29 am

having read a few more posts i thought i would try adjusting pickup heights before spending on a set of humbucker size p90s.

what a huge difference !!. my neck pickup was way too high and way too muddy . dropped it down to 3/32 and am now very happy.

balances much better with the bridge now giving a much clearer tone.

saved me some cash too. for now !!! :wink:

stratman323

Post by stratman323 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:37 am

Lol, it's surprising what a difference it makes when you adjust the height of the pickups on most guitars, isn't it?

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Post by pompadour » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:32 am

i have just installed these replacing the gotohs pictured in my op.

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they are excellent . a huge improvement over what i am now convinced were MKIII Gotoh pickups.

these labelled LP-A R and LP-A F read around 8k both pickups whereas the ones labelled LP-F(F) and LP-F-R read around 8k at the neck and 11k at the bridge.

the new mkII pafs are more open and woody with no mud. fantastic ! :P

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Post by ez » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:09 pm

I guess my LS92's pickups were also Mk IIIs then.

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They measure 10.8kOhm Neck, and 11.2kOhm Bridge.

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Re: tokai ls75 gotoh mk2 or mk3 ?

Post by gypsyseven » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:50 pm

pompadour wrote: Image
They look like the ones that were in my 2009 LS-90...i?m sure that they were not the stock pickups in mine...they were soo muddy that i replaced them with a set of Burstbuckers(I & II).
Now i can?t be happier........btw.

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