Truss rod cover

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Truss rod cover

Post by Deadman » Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:45 am

Just a quick question guys:

Will a G***on LP Standard truss rod cover fit a Tokai LR?

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Post by ganzua » Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:50 am

http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php ... highlight=
Gibson truss rod covers won't fit modern tokais unless you fill and re-drill one of the holes.

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Post by Snake » Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:48 pm

I was thinking about this recently. I thought about shaping my own truss rod cover. I'm in the process of making a custom pick guard for a strat style guitar, although it will have to be more fiddley than that, has to be worth a try..?

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Post by Deadman » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:55 pm

Interesting, Snake. Good luck with it.

Oh and thanks Ganzua, don't fancy drilling holes in my prospective LS150 though!!! :-? :lol:

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Post by Rigid Digit » Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:49 am

Yes, it will fit on a Japanese two screw one. I put a genuine Gibson bell shaped one on my Love Rock Junior.

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Post by hammer4ever » Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:56 pm

yep! just put a Gibson TRC on my LS120............... Perfect fit............... and looks. :wink:
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Post by ganzua » Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:02 pm

hammer4ever wrote:yep! just put a Gibson TRC on my LS120............... Perfect fit............... and looks. :wink:
So, do they fit ok? Did you have problems with the metric screws?

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Post by Paladin2019 » Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:57 pm

ganzua wrote:
So, do they fit ok? Did you have problems with the metric screws?
Why would you have problems? You'd just re-use the orignial ones.

It seems Tokai have changed their TRC dimensions recently because the bell didn't fit my '01 love rock. Had to have one made for me.

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Post by hammer4ever » Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:08 pm

As Paladin says' just use the original screws.......... and to be honest' they look a lot better than the gibson one's supplied! (smaller)
But yeah' the holes line up exactly. :wink:
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Post by ganzua » Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:25 pm

Ooopps!!!! :oops: You are right!

I'm thinking in getting a metallic chromed trussrod cover for my future Tokai.

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Post by Snake » Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:12 am

That's great if you can fit Gibson truss rod covers to modern Tokais, I read that the vintage ones where the same height, but at some point they changed it.. According to someone on ebay selling Les Paul TRCs, a Gibson cover is 6 cm from end to end, and 5.2 cm from hole to hole. I'll have to check the hole to hole dimentions of my tokai when I get home, but if anyone has the information to hand that'd be cools.

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Post by Deadman » Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:41 am

I missed out on a 'Standard' cover off ebay for ?5!!

Dammit! :cry:

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Post by luis » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:02 pm

I've used Rockinger bell style trussrod cover sucessfully,just have to climb just a little the screws into the holes,be careful and you got it.

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Post by Deadman » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:39 pm

Ok thank you luis.

I'm actually pleased that I missed the Standard one.

I just fancy a black one now.

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Post by buckwild » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:46 pm

I've put several Gibson truss covers on my Tokais. It is not an exact fit. You have to make another hole for it to fit. It has been this way on my LS-200 and LS-320 from about 2001.

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