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by exgibsonuser
Sat May 31, 2008 4:32 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: my new tokai silver star ...opinion?
Replies: 15
Views: 7555

Agree with the post above on Cap values - the 0.22 is great in my Strats (I seem to remember 0.47 is the recommended value). A good cheap source of the larger and higher voltage 715P Orange Drops in the UK is HOTROXUK, the valve retailer on the Internet, they are very cheap, I got 10 of the larger 7...
by exgibsonuser
Thu May 22, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: How to Peter Green my Love Rock?
Replies: 169
Views: 43976

BB was great, they only two people I heard get really close to his personal tone/feel (and space) were Matt Schofield (once, with a Tokai ES120 VSB) and Duke Robillard (before going back into that western swing style of his). Still not the same as the great man plus he must have been around 58 at th...
by exgibsonuser
Thu May 22, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: How to Peter Green my Love Rock?
Replies: 169
Views: 43976

Ahhhh - the BBM (Baker, Bruce, Moore) album, tone still far too distorted as others have said but that was the only GM effort I could get on with. A lot of the tracks were very reminiscent of Cream and I laughed out loud at the various "licks" from the Cream days that found their way on a track I th...
by exgibsonuser
Mon May 19, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: ES-135
Replies: 19
Views: 10178

One last Q before ordering, what neck profile does it have, I've seen lots of conflicting reports and it would be good to know from the players perspective. I guess my reference points would be the typical modern Strat C shape, the Gibson 60's profile (about right for my hands) vs the Tokai LS baseb...
by exgibsonuser
Fri May 16, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: ES-135
Replies: 19
Views: 10178

That's the one I'm seriously tempted by - Larry Carlton style 335 at one quarter of the price, I guess you paid around ?800. I had originally planned to get a S/H 335 but every one I looked at appeared wrecked after short time, mainly due to poor finish. My Yamaha SA2200 blew them all away but they ...
by exgibsonuser
Mon May 05, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Ceriatone JTM45
Replies: 27
Views: 18371

Nice to hear very positive feedback about the Ceriatone amps, I'm shortly placing an order for the one for me - a Ceriatone Overtone Special (50w), their take on the Dumble Overdrive Special of course. I have the vintage Celestion G12 65's ready too!. A Fuchs or Two Rock equivalent is just out of my...
by exgibsonuser
Mon May 05, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: FX
Topic: Favourite compressor pedal
Replies: 11
Views: 9387

It has to be the Barber Tonepress for me too, also have a replica Orange Squeezer (self build from generalguitargadgets.com) and the only MXR I like, the Super Comp. I also have an Aphex Punch Factory, on loan to or bass player. I do have to say though, with a couple of decent tube amps around, I pr...
by exgibsonuser
Sun May 04, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Signature Les Paul Guitars
Replies: 9
Views: 5398

The brand is actually called "Signature", they were apparently made in the same factory as the Epiphone Elite range. One piece core neck with two pieces at the side by the machine heads, two piece mahogany back with two piece maple cap. You can actually see the grain from the maple top right through...
by exgibsonuser
Sun May 04, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Signature Les Paul Guitars
Replies: 9
Views: 5398

Signature Les Paul Guitars

Just wondered if anyone else has picked up one of these wonderful "Signature" LP replicas in the UK, proper full thickness carved 2 piece maple caps, long tenon extending halfway into front pickup cavity (checked out via the pickup routs). I have one Honeyburst Plaintop and one Honeyburst (albeit sl...
by exgibsonuser
Sun May 04, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: New Goldstars - would you buy one?
Replies: 22
Views: 6901

GS100 - definitely a miss (I'm loyal to Tokai with 2 LR2's, 2 SG75's, Goldstar and Silverstar and seriously considering an ES135). Now, if they were to a do a vintage reissue limited edition of the late 70's early 80's Strats with Nitro finish I'd consider it (only after the Fender relationship has ...
by exgibsonuser
Sun May 04, 2008 5:41 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: ES-135
Replies: 19
Views: 10178

Hi, I've been considering one for ages too (baeed in UK too so it'll be Richtone for me). How have you found it in the early life - I have a high end Semi already (Yamaha SA2200) that is needing company. The only Q's I have is does the ES135 have the usual Gotoh Mk2 pickups and is the finish lacquer...
by exgibsonuser
Sun May 04, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: FX
Topic: What s your power supply choice for your effects???
Replies: 5
Views: 5768

I looked at the Diago ones and similar (someone is selling ones that look remarably similar on Ebay UK for ?15 too!) but found they are "switched mode" power supplies similar to laptops etc and if they fail, can damage your pedals. With around ?2k tied up in my stompbox pedals (Zendrive, Gain Stage ...
by exgibsonuser
Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: FX
Topic: guitar cables
Replies: 5
Views: 7017

George L's are very good, if a little expensive. The shielding is excellent and they have the solderless plugs too. I use the small 155 cable for the FX board and the larger 225 cable for the other runs. The only drawback is a tendency (as the braid shelding is so heavy) for the cable to not lay fla...
by exgibsonuser
Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: ES-130 arrived
Replies: 12
Views: 5470

I was thinking of one of these for myself - do you know if they have a slim neck profile like the current Gibson 335 models or the larger 50's neck similar to the Tokai LP's (I've got an LS80F with the larger neck profile)
by exgibsonuser
Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Signature LP Guitars - from the Terada Factory Japan
Replies: 6
Views: 3020

Signature LP Guitars - from the Terada Factory Japan

Has anybody got one of these Japanese guitars too - I've recently bought a Signature SFT1 (Flame Top Honeyburst) that features a 2 piece mahogany back plus a solid 2 piece maple cap and long tenon (1/2 way into the neck pickup rout). Pulling out the next pickup confirmed the build quality (lovely gr...