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by tokaigeezer
Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS vs. LOVEROCK 2 vs. REBORN Models
Replies: 13
Views: 5581

Sehr nett LS-50 Reborn Old, TOGPS. I have one and it is my baby.

Steve
by tokaigeezer
Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: What Amps are You guys with the TOKAI's
Replies: 39
Views: 11060

I play my 1980 Reborn Old LS-50 through a Michael Swart Atomic Space Tone 20-watt tube amp. 8)

www.swartamps.com
by tokaigeezer
Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Strange Brands
Replies: 42
Views: 32100

Old Thread - Thanks for all the above info. on little-nown brands. I have just pulled the trigger on a Kent Everett Laurel A acoustic auditorium style). While known for his Elan series, which are $XX,XXX these days, he also produced the Laurel series, which were made to his specs in Japan by Terada ...
by tokaigeezer
Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First record ever bought?
Replies: 22
Views: 7150

circa 1963-64 ...

First 45 rpm - The Lonely Surfer by Jack Nitsche & orchestra (I still dig it)

First LP - Meet the Beatles
by tokaigeezer
Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: which amp for blues
Replies: 17
Views: 11280

Ha ha ha ha :oops: got my Dennis' mixed up.

Meant Denis Cornell.

Steve
by tokaigeezer
Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: which amp for blues
Replies: 17
Views: 11280

Hey Royboy - I agree with oldflame - you'll never regret buying a handmade, point-to-point amp. I just sold my '71 Fender Vibro Champ (a great sounding amp) because the Swart Space Tone (5 watts, no reverb, no vibrato) sounded so much better. Same thing with my Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb - very g...
by tokaigeezer
Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Musicians are emotionally flawed? ...
Replies: 27
Views: 8283

Right you are, oldflame (I've always wanted to say that - it's so stiff-upper British :wink: ) Years ago as a reporter I wrote a series on two local oncologists who accidentally overdosed one of their cancer patients with seven (7) times the amount of prescribed chemotherapy (extremely toxic stuff) ...
by tokaigeezer
Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: So which amp is your favorite?
Replies: 137
Views: 79819

Nice Vibroverb, Gottfried! Just bought a handbuilt tube amp by Michael Swart called the Atomic Space Tone. Based on Valco and Gibson amps, with reverb and vibrato, 20 watts with a 1X12, it sounds amazing with a Strat. I also sold off the '71 Vibro Champ and bought his 5-watter, the Space Tone to kee...
by tokaigeezer
Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: amp too big
Replies: 35
Views: 15626

I considered getting a Swart Space Tone 5-watter because the tone samples were so amazing (then again. maybe it was Greg Koch's playing :wink: ) but I wound up getting the 20-watt Atomic Space Tone because I can't live without reverb and tremelo. Got it used off eBay and it is very very very nice if...
by tokaigeezer
Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Is It a ST60 or a ST80?
Replies: 35
Views: 27301

Hear, Hear Peter Mac! I agree - I have some SS38 and SS40 Silver Stars that are killer, in every regard. Haven't swapped the pickups (they are 25-plus years old) and they are fun to play, even with worn frets. I don't care if I ever see or play an SS80 or higher. I also love my lowly LS50 Reborn Old...
by tokaigeezer
Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: That tone?????
Replies: 31
Views: 12152

My fav tonedaddies are:

Kenny Burrell
Wes Montgomery
Phil Keaggy
Gatemouth Brown
Magic Sam
JJ Cale
Mark Knopfler

Most of them play clean or just on the edge of breakup

and then there's:

Hendrix!
Hendrix!
Hendrix!

the eternal godlike grandmaster of tone (imho)
by tokaigeezer
Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Tokyo guitar shopping update
Replies: 26
Views: 15393

there is a network of collectors and dealers, who have agreements with all the shops that when the shop gets a trade in of a vintage japanese, it goes to them for the first choice...if they dont want it then it goes on sale on the shopfloor... So, we are all getting the red headed step childs of MI...
by tokaigeezer
Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Vintage!?
Replies: 11
Views: 3833

Roger, I spent a summer in Germany in the early '70s, living in a small town called Seeheim, south of Frankfort, working in a mail order business called NEHO Versand. I got the job through a German professor of mine at college. My father's parents were from Kiel up north, so wanting to learn German ...
by tokaigeezer
Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Vintage!?
Replies: 11
Views: 3833

Hey Roger, Oh no no no no no ... that rusty eBay Gold Star guitar is not mine. I was just commenting on how a little bit of rust is not so bad.. :lol: No offense at all!!!! You know, it does look like a hairy armpit or maybe a millipede with a bad attitude! :o The link to Girl Brand guitar that I li...
by tokaigeezer
Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Vintage!?
Replies: 11
Views: 3833

Hi Roger, Yes, that is a pretty crusty bridge. I've gotten some fairly corroded Silver Stars from Japan (must be a very humid country) but that Gold Star might have been kept in the fishtank. Me, I like a little rust. James Chris Larsen of Tucson, Arizona, is a guy who likes to build a little chaos ...