Tokai Jazz Bass - what year?

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Dill_Alone
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Tokai Jazz Bass - what year?

Post by Dill_Alone » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:37 am

Hi there!

I've got this Tokai Jazz Bass bought through some musician forum. I don't know what is its year. And that bass has... changes looking wierd. You may see it by photo #3 (with SN). Its fingerboard, the opposite side. Why did they do this? Is that fingerboard original or not? And how can I find out the production year? Thanks.

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Post by jacco » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:33 am

That's a late 1981 model.
Neck heel was shaved to get better access to the higher frets

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Post by Dill_Alone » Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:48 am

You helped alot. Thank you!

The output signal level is pretty low. That's my first passive bass so I have no idea is it normal or not. Should I clean the contacts, replace wires and regulators? Or maybe it is caused by misplaced strings? I'm not sure I did it right while changing them. :oops:

But the sound of that bass is awesome! I would never regret that purchase! <3

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Post by bluejeannot » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:25 pm

Lower output is normal for a passive bass.turn up your amp.Fabulous bass you have there!Gabe.
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Post by bbuhlman » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:37 pm

Or the neck is not original and it was shaved to get the correct string height. I've done this to make necks play well that are not original.

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Post by jacco » Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:04 am

That would only be possible if the body isn't Tokai. The neck is from that timeframe.

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Post by Sigmania » Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:01 pm

Nice. Here is mine which I thought was a 1981 as well. Anyone know?

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Post by jacco » Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:18 pm

Hi Geoff, that one is from 1982

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Post by Sigmania » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:47 pm

Thanks jacco!
Regards, Geoff

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