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by frpax
Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: guitars with Texas pickups ???
Replies: 4
Views: 2339

Texas pickups? I have no idea what you mean..

Fender Texas Specials?
Rio Grande pickups (made in Texas)?
by frpax
Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: LP style vs 335 style
Replies: 4
Views: 1845

Well they're both different animals.

LP's are heavy
ES's are not light, but lighter than a LP

LP's have more sustain

ES's have more tonal variety (to me, anyway)

They sounds different. Which is why I have one of each. :wink:
by frpax
Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tobacco Sunburst
Replies: 12
Views: 5634

I always thought of "tobacco" as a DARK brown, yet you coud still see the grain through it.
by frpax
Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Paul Stanley of KISS raves about Tokai and Greco in Dec GP
Replies: 18
Views: 6534

KISS have withstood the test of time because they are good songwriters. Plain & simple. If their songs sucked, they would have never been more than just another odd New York band.

Paul Stanley is a MUCH better guitarist than he gets credit for.

Cool to see Paul acknowledge Tokai like he did!
by frpax
Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: How did you discover Tokai?
Replies: 40
Views: 14528

I first became familiar with the brand about 12 ~ 13 years ago when I started making my own Strat copies. I can't remember the specifics of how I came to know about Tokai guitars, but it was around that time.
by frpax
Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Normal STP vs Wrap-around STP
Replies: 37
Views: 20391

This has been debated hot and heavily on the Les Paul Forum. I've never tried "top-wrapping" my strings over the TP. It looks wierd to me. Supposedly, top-wrapping: 1. Allows you to bend strings easier 2. Allows you to drop the TP all the way down to the body and still have the strings not touch the...
by frpax
Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: What is a fair price for 2002 a MIJ Love Rock?
Replies: 5
Views: 1672

noob,

That sounds a bit high, unless it is unbelievably beautiful; sounds like it was heaven-sent; or has had some serious upgrades.

I recently bought a '99 LS-70F that is VERY pretty and sounds GREAT for $600, which included a hardshell case and shipping to me.
by frpax
Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai ES-60
Replies: 15
Views: 5755

andersozzy wrote:Thanks,

It comes with MIJ Gotoh PAFs and a nice uppgrade on the caps and switch too :D

Anders
Sweden
Sweet! The PAF's should just 'sing' for you!
by frpax
Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Tokai ES-60
Replies: 15
Views: 5755

Congratulations! VERY pretty!

What pickups are in it?
by frpax
Fri Nov 10, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: ES100 pickup gunge.
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

Looks like the potting wax is coming out...
by frpax
Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Another fake Gibson - UK seller with 100% feedback !!
Replies: 11
Views: 4479

The auction is over. The guy who bought it has the wierd feedback.

Either way, it's is one ugly LP copy.
by frpax
Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Another fake Gibson - UK seller with 100% feedback !!
Replies: 11
Views: 4479

Bloody awful!
by frpax
Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Bridge Height
Replies: 5
Views: 1838

Actually I think you tighten the truss rod to put more tension on it - thus giving the neck more bow or relief - loosening the tension allows the truss rod to relax - thus flattening the neck. I had to loosen my truss rod nut to get a bit more bow in it. Just did that a few days ago which is why it...
by frpax
Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Maple? or Spruce?
Replies: 9
Views: 2594

Yes, I feel the same way, baggypants.

I put in Antiquities in my LP Classic, and it sounds good. But the Tokai is SO much better.

I'm sure I'll be looking for another nice Tokai to drop those Antiquities into and sell the LP.
by frpax
Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Tokai Guitars
Topic: Maple? or Spruce?
Replies: 9
Views: 2594

Paladin2019 wrote:Welcome to the "even better than the real thing" club. :D
Thank you! I'm just glad I finally saw the light! Now I'm trying to convert my friends! All I have to do is let them play mine!