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by Alpedra
Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LS 540 and 420 differences?
Replies: 35
Views: 15587

I do think that LS420 and 540?s prices are inside Gibson Historic?s price range territory (give or take a couple of bucks). Given the present yen exchange rate, it would be pretty difficult to choose between a Gibson Historics and one of those Tokais for me. And I would probably go along the Gibson ...
by Alpedra
Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Fender 62RI Stratocaster CIJ (top of the line with upgrades)
Replies: 0
Views: 919

Fender 62RI Stratocaster CIJ (top of the line with upgrades)

Price- 750 euros + shipping. Non-negotiable. Not interested in trades. Model: ST62-105DMC (same as the current ST62-DMC/VSP) Specs: BODY: ALDER 2 pieces NECK: MAPLE OVAL TYPE, 324 SCALE. Very comfortable. Not too thin, not too thick, just perfect (neck has a bit of figuring) FRETBOARD: ROSEWOOD, 184...
by Alpedra
Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: LS-320 2005
Replies: 32
Views: 9421

If it had fret-binding I would?ve bought it already.Yeah... I know... I?m that shallow and nitpicky :lol: . For me to buy an expensive guitar, it has to be perfect to my tastes. Sonically and visually.
by Alpedra
Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online shops in UK
Replies: 16
Views: 4999

Dave_Mc wrote:^ i thought shed were marginally cheaper than BKP... :)
And you?re right.. Shed pickups are a bit cheaper than BKP.. and shipping is free anywhere in the world..
by Alpedra
Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: String Gauge Love Rock
Replies: 3
Views: 1656

My 2008 LS85F came with 10s. I?m not sure if that was always the case. I think my ex-2005 Tokai came with 9s, but then, maybe it?s just my memory playing tricks..
by Alpedra
Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: What amp for an appartment
Replies: 60
Views: 17721

My brother has a Blackstar.. it?s a very cool little amp. ;)
by Alpedra
Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: New here with a brand new LC85 WR
Replies: 9
Views: 6349

Sorry man..

That guitar sucks. You should?ve bought an Epi 100


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by Alpedra
Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Just got a new guitar. What model number is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3493

That's a dirty tactic, selling an older guitar as a higher model just because that's what the equivalent is today. Sorry, I think the blame lies at the door of Tokai & their stupid, stupid, STUPID model numbering system. It's a system designed for a time of zero inflation - and it makes no allowanc...
by Alpedra
Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shed pickups
Replies: 10
Views: 4129

I read lots of posts from him at several Internet forums where he?s quite an active member. It seems that he really knows a lot about vintage Humbuckers and how they?re made. Besides, with the current Euro-Pound exchange rate, his prices are quite good and cheaper than the usual handmade pickup make...
by Alpedra
Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shed pickups
Replies: 10
Views: 4129

Nope. Not in the UK.. why?
by Alpedra
Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shed pickups
Replies: 10
Views: 4129

Interesting to read about Shed pickups around here. I have a set of PAF daddys on order from him to install on a Tokai I have. I?ll review them later..
by Alpedra
Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai es-120 finish - poly or nitro?
Replies: 28
Views: 7258

Well.. I do feel it. That feeling does, eventually, goes away, with time, as the guitar gets older. But it takes long.. sometimes it takes several years depending on the guitar and quality of the Nitro used (yes, there?s Nitro and then there?s Nitro).. I had a Nitro finished Tokai which I sold aroun...
by Alpedra
Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai es-120 finish - poly or nitro?
Replies: 28
Views: 7258

I do understand what you?re saying. And Nitro is not necessarily better than poly tonally, if a guitar builder knows what he?s doing. MIJ Tokais, for example, don?t feel plasticy as Epis, for example. Nitro is just a more "traditional" finish and more expensive and difficult to apply. I still don?t ...
by Alpedra
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: ceriatone overtone special
Replies: 18
Views: 8174

I have an Overtone. Actuallly I?ve had it for around a year. Really cool amp. Sounds great.. but you need a bit of time to find your tone (at least I needed). If you just dial everything on 12 o?clock and plug your guitar, there?s a big chance that?ll not sound that good at all. Like any Dumble-base...
by Alpedra
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai es-120 finish - poly or nitro?
Replies: 28
Views: 7258

Others will know better than I do, but if that is the same model as my 2007 ES130 (and I think it is), it will have a nitro top coat over a poly base coat. But don't take my word for it, many others know more about these than I do. AlanN will know, I think. Mike Nitro top coat over a poly base coat...