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Johnny-English
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:48 am    Post subject: Tokai LS 150 Reply with quote

Hi,
New to the site?can any one tell me more about the Tokai LS150 as they look fantastic are they as good as Gibson ?will be looking to buy one at the end of august ?do you get the sound for the money you pay!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: Tokai LS 150 Reply with quote

Johnny-English wrote:
are they as good as Gibson ?


Yes


Johnny-English wrote:
do you get the sound for the money you pay!!!!



Yes


For ?775 , you wont get anything in that price range for this quality.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tokai-Love-Rock-LS150-Electric-Guitar-Flame-Wine-Red_W0QQitemZ280142240412QQihZ018QQcategoryZ112670QQcmdZViewItem




I just collected a LS150 the other day and I would stack it up against my Gibson Les Paul Standard wit ease. IMHO, the LS150 is better built from better materials and to a true spec 1959 Les Paul. You would have to shell out ?3k for a Gibson to match the LS150.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:32 pm    Post subject: Tokai LS 150 Reply with quote

thanks for the feed back on the LS150 ....my minds mad up will be clicking on to buy one in the next few day........Can you tell me are they stamped LS150 how can you tell one from the other

CHEERS
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Tokai LS 150 Reply with quote

Johnny-English wrote:
Can you tell me are they stamped LS150 how can you tell one from the other CHEERS


Ah, the old Tokai problem! It seems that the good people who made Tokais didn't want us poor customers to be able to tell one from the other
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Johnny- English, if you remove the front pickup there should be "ls 150 "written on the bottom of the cavity, there may be a piece of tape covering the number....cheers Mick
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Tokai LS 150 Reply with quote

BillyWizz wrote:
Johnny-English wrote:
are they as good as Gibson ?


Yes


Johnny-English wrote:
do you get the sound for the money you pay!!!!



Yes


For ?775 , you wont get anything in that price range for this quality.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tokai-Love-Rock-LS150-Electric-Guitar-Flame-Wine-Red_W0QQitemZ280142240412QQihZ018QQcategoryZ112670QQcmdZViewItem




I just collected a LS150 the other day and I would stack it up against my Gibson Les Paul Standard wit ease. IMHO, the LS150 is better built from better materials and to a true spec 1959 Les Paul. You would have to shell out ?3k for a Gibson to match the LS150.


I thought the LS-150 was a '58 copy? I don't really care regardless. I bought one (VERY slightly used) last Xmas for about 900 USD and LOVE the feel. Heavy mother though.
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BillyWizz
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

leadguitar_323 wrote:
Hello Johnny- English, if you remove the front pickup there should be "ls 150 "written on the bottom of the cavity, there may be a piece of tape covering the number....cheers Mick


Mine dont have that. Mine has some weird symbol

It's fairly obvious on mine one that the back is one piece, its fitted with a flame cap, brass saddles and the electronics are all correct spec. But mine dont have any LS150 markings in the pickup cavity.

Just some bizzare spooky symbol

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BillyWizz wrote:
Mine dont have that. Mine has some weird symbol


That symbol means the guitar was originally supplied with an extra hard case as a spare. Surely you received this?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stratman323 wrote:
BillyWizz wrote:
Mine dont have that. Mine has some weird symbol


That symbol means the guitar was originally supplied with an extra hard case as a spare. Surely you received this?



It has a matching symbol on the neck heel !




Perhaps it is Japanese for " This fits here " [/img]
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check bridge cavity I got lucky on mine,I guess mine was the first one in Europe,before UK ordered LS1000.I guess it was a testing the waters one,I?m a pioneer sometimes

WR=Wine Red finish.....
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

luis wrote:
Check bridge cavity ....


It says " Gone to lunch, back in 5 mins "
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROFLMAO
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You?re wrong Billy,it says "you have won a case,congrats!"

Here is what I found when I lifted bridge pickup...
http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/4253/imagen2585bo.jpg
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok.

Bridge Pickup Pocket goes something like this

2A

2 or Z 33

WR


I take it 2A is a ref to the flame top

2 or z 33 ?????

WR Wine Red



A friends one dont even have any of that . Both his neck pockets are blank. He feels left out, he wants special symbols in his LS150 as well
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:09 pm    Post subject: LS150 Reply with quote

Hiho!

I am a proud owner of a few LS150s from '81 to '85. Not a single one has a '150' stamp in the neck pup-cavity. What you should look for is the specs:

- one piece mahogany body
- matched 2-piece maple top (usually flames)
- pups should be DiMarzios
- wiring should be REAL metal shielded
- fret-edge binding
- 22mf orange cap (not too consisent)
- CTS pots
- Nitro (easy to check, sniff)

all of my 150s are less then 3.8kg too. My '82 is 3.4!

And when you plug them into a clean amp (like a Twin): whahooooo!!!!


Cheers. Rupert
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