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by Gregert
Tue Nov 26, 2002 4:02 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Firebird VII with weird pick up configuration
Replies: 2
Views: 1924

Just had it rewired, so now it's basically a two pup guitar with the option to blend the middle pup in on any pup position. Gives me 6 options with all shades in between, only thing that still doesn't work is middle pup only. Sounds good and makes a very versatile guitar, especially since most of my...
by Gregert
Mon Nov 25, 2002 10:14 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Firebird VII with weird pick up configuration
Replies: 2
Views: 1924

Tokai Firebird VII with weird pick up configuration

So today I received my 'bird after waiting for five long weeks. Bought it second hand from Canada, it has been on Ebay several times, got a nice deal with the guy so I went for it. It can be viewed here: http://members.lycos.co.uk/tokaiguitars/tokaifb.htm Great guitar, more exclusive looking (and fe...
by Gregert
Tue Nov 19, 2002 8:02 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: OK, So what is in your collection?
Replies: 215
Views: 131728

HA!
I didn't see any set-neck, three pu, red Firebird VII in there! :P :P

(What? ME envious? :o )
by Gregert
Tue Nov 12, 2002 6:50 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: OK, So what is in your collection?
Replies: 215
Views: 131728

Tokai Firebird Vll (coming soon) Fernandes "Revival" strat Oahu Tonemaster lapsteel, (early '30s model, also coming soon) Seagull acoustic Crafter acoustic (set up for slide) Yamaha fretless bass (don't remember what model) Indian sitar (handmade in New Dehli in 1978) Mandolin used with four strings...
by Gregert
Mon Nov 04, 2002 6:16 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: To Wah or not to Wah? What was the question?
Replies: 18
Views: 5655

Anybody tried the kitchy wah by Danelectro that looks like a car? I think there's three different wah's in it and with my love for "things that looks silly" I might consider buying it if it's any good.
:o
by Gregert
Sat Oct 05, 2002 10:53 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Another happy tokai owner ;)
Replies: 15
Views: 6372

Congratulations! I know exactly how you feel. At the moment I'm waiting for a Tokai Firebird I bought from Canada (I WILL post the "verdict") and last night I just as well secured the most beautiful Lap steel I've ever seen at eBay. 70 year old, all mahogany, gold leaf ornamentation, perfect conditi...
by Gregert
Sat Sep 28, 2002 5:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WANTED: Guitar-related books
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

These two are only gathering dust at my place;

"Guitar Gear", 1985
"The Guitar Player Book", 1979/83
Both published by Guitar Player Magazine

Not very original, but if they're of any interest to you I'm sure we'll work out some kind of deal.

Gregert
by Gregert
Thu Sep 19, 2002 8:21 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Pride and Joy
Replies: 2
Views: 1256

A friend of mine's got one of those, had it since the mid '80s. He's been offered some ridiculous amounts of money, women, dope, cars, whatever, for it by other bass players who's been recording in his studio over the years, but there's no way he's gonna part with that beauty. No way. Congratulation...
by Gregert
Mon Sep 16, 2002 3:35 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Stir it up!
Replies: 26
Views: 6115

I love my POD. Simple as that. After playing with amps for over 25 years I ended up with a POD when it first came out. Partly because at that time I didn't do much livegigs, mostly studiowork so I bought one. Now it's all I take to the gigs,- POD, a couple of guitars and a few effects. Sound better ...
by Gregert
Sun Sep 08, 2002 8:06 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Good Tokai support.
Replies: 1
Views: 1368

Good Tokai support.

Just want to share a sunny little story, folks. As some of you may have noticed I've been on the search for a good Firebird that won't cost me an arm and a leg for a while. (See my "Tokai Firebird" thread). Out of frustration I mailed Tokai in Japan, and guess what? Less than 24 hours later they rep...
by Gregert
Sun Sep 08, 2002 7:34 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Firebirds
Replies: 19
Views: 6442

Funniest thing happened,- out of pure frustration I e-mailed Tokai in Japan regarding the production of Birds yesterday, and less than 24 hours later they actually mail me back! :o AND,- they confirm that they have been making Birds in Korea since '98 and still make them! To top it all they go on to...
by Gregert
Sun Sep 08, 2002 6:07 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Tokai Firebird
Replies: 3
Views: 2655

Thanks Barry!

It wasn't on the website, so I dropped them a mail.
by Gregert
Sun Sep 08, 2002 5:48 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai Firebirds
Replies: 19
Views: 6442

Thanks for sharing your babbling. :) Yes, it is the same guitar. Guess I'll have to agree with you on the tuners, but as I've said in an earlier post, even Gibson makes them without the banjo tuners these days. It's only the reissues that has those. It's on eBay now, guess I'll just have to wait and...
by Gregert
Sat Sep 07, 2002 1:50 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Springysound?, Goldstar? What the hey?
Replies: 10
Views: 4778

This is getting too complicated for me........
A wild guess is that TST means Tokai Strat and TTE Tokai Tele.
Other than that,- I haven't got a clue. :-?

Experts, where are you in this hour of darkness?!
by Gregert
Sat Sep 07, 2002 1:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Tokai Firebird
Replies: 3
Views: 2655

Wanted: Tokai Firebird

Looking for a Firebird, I know Tokai made a handful of them sometimes in the late '90s. So far I've found one in Canada, I may get lucky with that one, but is there any others out there for sale? I really don't wanna go to Epiphone for one, I already own one and it's "okayish" but that's not good en...